Haha Misses ′Infinity Challenge′
Singer Haha expressed his sadness over the continuation of the MBC strike.
On March 8, Haha revealed his thoughts and tweeted, "Man...I really want to participate in Infinity Challenge."
MBC′s representative variety show Infinity Challenge, where Haha is a cast member, has halted its production for the past five weeks with the inclusion of director Kim Tae Ho in the labor strike.
On the last episode that aired on January 28, viewers witnessed Haha and Noh Hong Chul’s second breathtaking head-to-head challenge. Earlier, Haha and Noh had chosen three events that they were confident in winning to decide the ultimate winner between them. Haha chose the free throw, chicken fight and alggagi events while Noh Hong Chul decided to go with the tickle fight, can opener and coin pick-up events.
In addition to these events were three other events picked by viewers and a quiz chosen by the production crew to round out the 10 round competition.
In the second round, Haha managed to pull way ahead and seemed to have the upper hand against Noh. However (due to the MBC strike), viewers still do not know the outcome of the competition.
In fact, no one knows yet when viewers will be able to see the next episode of Infinity Challenge unless the production crew heeds the request of MBC CEO, Kim Jae Chul, and puts an end to the strike.
The cast members, regardless of what will happen with the MBC strike, continue to meet up every Thursday, the normal production day of Infinity Challenge, to discuss their ideas for the show.
Although the cast members don’t get paid due to the stand-by status of the production, they′ve chosen to follow in MC Yoo Jae Suk′s footsteps and continue to hold meetings in preparation for the show′s smooth transition once the strike comes to an end.
Netizens and viewers voiced their thoughts through various community forums and said, "I hope the show will resume soon," and "I′m sad due to the stoppage of Infinity Challenge," and "I hope the strike ends soon."
Photo credit: MBC
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