Yoo Jae Suk said it would be a “40 to 45-minute of chock-full content.
Yoo Jae-suk, the best MC in Korea, is also known for his appearance fees.
It is said that they receive as low as 20 million won (14.4 thousand USD) per episode and as high as 30 million won (21.7 thousand USD).
The contract was not revealed or Yoo Jae Suk himself did not speak about it.
However, it is taken as an unspoken rule among industry insiders. If the offer is half of this amount or lower than that, the word “blade robbery and gangsters” comes out.
The full story of the incident is contained in the video featuring Yoo Jae-suk and Ji Suk-jin, which has hit 4.5 million views within two days of its release.
In the video, Yoo Jae-suk said that he had received an official offer from Kim Jong-kook and proceeded to ask Jong-kook, “Are we getting paid for this?”
To this, Kim Jong-kook confidently says, “No,” he said. Yoo Jae-suk asked, “Are you a gangster?” but he politely ignored the comment and jokingly said he had prepared meat as gifts for guests.
Nevertheless, Yoo Jae-suk did not leave the set. It seemed that there was a story he wanted to tell during the episode.
Specifically, Yoo Jae-suk suggested that they should try a new kind of entertainment show that he had been thinking about.
He suggested that they do a live broadcast with music during the return trip, whether it be OTT or YouTube.
Yoo Jae-suk said, “It’s not something we suddenly talk about, but we’ve been thinking over the idea for a few months”. He added that the production team were in talks about “making a 40 to 45-minute of chock-full content”.
Netizens are taking Yoo Jae-suk’s words for it and holding high expectations.
The idea is that the viewers would be able to experience a brand new entertainment style never seen before. Yoo Jae-suk has always communicated with PDs, writers, fellow cast members, and broadcasters to exchange ideas.
Even in a situation where observational entertainment has become the absolute trend, stakes are high whether Yoo Jae-suk, who delivers novel entertainment through “Running Man” and “Hang Out with Yoo”, can open up a new horizon of the entertainment industry.