We break down the best of the best from Kpop on Saturday Night Live
Since its premiere in December 2011, Saturday Night Live Korea has been a mainstay of the country’s pop culture. And you can’t have Korean pop culture without some catchy beats and matinee idol crooners. We’re counting down the ten funniest, wackiest K-pop appearances on SNL Korea.
JAY PARK: “BECAUSE I’M A MAN”
Jay Park needs no introduction: Former star of boy band 2PM. Hugely successful album repertoire . YouTube sensation. Part time MR. IDOL (watchable on Asian Crush) on the side. With song parody “Because I’ma Man,” riffing on Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie,” Park dropped any pretense of superstar vanity. The tune is an unabashedly raunchy ode to self love – complete with adult websites, awkward confrontation, and a whole lotta tissues.
BROWN EYED GIRLS: “PLASTIC FACE”
Versatility plays a huge role in an idol’s success. Here, girl group Brown Eyed Girls (“Abracadabra”) rips on Korea’s obsession with plastic surgery, a common theme in Korean comedy skits. In an irreverent, reworked version of Lady Gaga’s hit song “Poker Face,” the band goes so far as to show their pre-surgery group pic during the skit. Enjoy!
SHINHWA: “THE SOUTH FACE”
Long-running boy band Shinhwa, who made their debut in 1998, revert to teenage days for “The South Face.” The skit features the boys’ schoolyard adventures, tied together by a collection of checkered rain jackets that just won’t quit.