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‘Infinite Challenge’ team seeks to invite Usain Bolt

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Feb 23, 2014 - 19:19
  • Updated : Feb 23, 2014 - 19:19
A scene from MBC’s “Infinite Challege.” (MBC)
The popular MBC variety show “Infinite Challenge” team took on another challenge to cast Jamaica’s sprint star Usain Bolt in the last episode, which aired on Saturday.

The “Jamaica Special” episode featured the three cast members ― Haha, Jung Hyung-don and Noh Hong-chul ― trying to “lure” Bolt by tweeting a photo of them holding a sketchbook reading “We Love Bolt.”

A few hours later, Bolt retweeted the message saying “Maaaad.” Haha, who was excited about Bolt’s reply, urgently called in the other members at midnight to send him another photo of them dropping their pants and covering their lower halves with a surfboard.

The trio exchanged tweets with Bolt shortly before they, along with reggae artist Skull, left for Jamaica on Feb. 12 to attend the local Reggae Festival at the invitation of the Jamaican vice minister of tourism last October.

In an earlier episode, where the comedians met with the Jamaican vice minister in Seoul, they expressed hope to meet the world’s fastest man if they ever went to Jamaica.

The Jamaican sprinter answered in his tweet, “Must have some Jamaican running through you guys.” His remark thrilled the stars as they misinterpreted it as an invitation to run together, but they were soon disappointed after finding out what Bolt had really meant.

Whether Bolt accepted the request for being a guest for the show is slated to be revealed in the forthcoming episode, which will air next Saturday.

By Ock Hyun-ju (laeticia.ock@heraldcorp.com)