what_life from Soompi shared this cuts she made of Yoo Ah In in Yashimanman back in 2009. It’s partially subbed by Rxgoodleaf and the reason I put this here instead of just the Video section (I’m gonna put it there too) is because I think this is one of the rare variety appearance Yoo makes and simply because this video is chock full of greatness because Yoo shared quite a bit of his past and views. I wish I can understand the entire thing, but the partial subs helped a lot!
So anyway, Yoo came on YSMM to promote the movie Antique Bakery. This was his second variety show appearance after Come To Play (also shared by what_life). He came along with the rest of Antique cast and other guests, so he didn’t have a lot of screen time there. But in YSMM, there were fewer guest, and we got almost 15 minutes of Yoo alone!
Yoo shared a whole bunch of stuff. He mentioned that he was really nervous appearing in a Kang Hodong show (this is often a comparison point of these two Nation’s MCs; Kang’s shows tend to be harder for variety show newbies whereas Yoo Jaesuk’s tend to be more comfortable). Case in point: Kang started grilling Yoo. Lee Hoon remarked that he got hate mails for saying he did not know who Yoo Ah In was on air, so Kang better treat Yoo right (hell yeah!). Kang Hodong, in turn, grilled Lee for not knowing who Yoo was, lol. Later he proceeded to be a matchmaker for Yoo and Im Jungeum, haha. That’s just his style of MCing. Wait, why am I saying more about Kang Hodong than Yoo Ah In? Geez.
Anyways, another interesting tidbit. Yoo also told a story about his previous relationship. Dude ripped his shirt off in anger in the middle of the street, yo!! Wild Horse, he is! I just thought it was interesting cos I was wondering myself why so many of Yoo’s roles have been really passionate/hot tempered characters and watching this sort of makes me understand more about his choice of roles. That perhaps, each role he’s played represented one side of his personality. In another interview he mentioned about taking a role and not simply acting it, but also making it HIS role, rather than any role anyone can play. I guess this is why his own characteristics tend to come out through his roles. Okay, I don’t know if I’m making any sense right now.
But yeah, there are a lot of stuff in that video. He recited his own freshly scribbled poetry, sang falsetto, and even wiggled to Wonder Girls’ Tell Me (sorry, but to me Tell Me will always be cute! XD). Well, if by now you are actually still reading this, instead of watching the video, I don’t know what to tell ya. Wait, I do: the video is a MUST watch!!