[translated SNSD related parts…]

Recently, the 3 top broadcasting companies have been overflowing with parodies.
From parodies of ‘Boys Over Flowers’ to SNSD’s ‘Gee’ have been dominating the variety sections of the 3 companies.

The girls of SNSD have been at their peak of fame also. Yoona starred in: SBS ‘Family Outing’ on the 22nd, MBC ‘Sunday Sunday Night’ and ‘Uh Muh Nah’. She has also starred in SBS ‘Best Friend’s Note’ and also on ‘SangSang Plus, Season 2’ with fellow members Sooyoung, Yuri and Tiffany.

Especially SNSD’s ‘Gee’ MV has been playing constantly in each of the 3 companies. ‘Infinity Challenge (Muhan Dojhun)’ has created a parody of ‘Gee’ with the concept of “Going Green and Saving Energy” while SBS’s ‘Gold Miss is Coming’ members, Jang Yoonjung, Shin Bongsun, and Jin Jaeyoung came up with a parody with the concept of “Blind Date”. MBC’s new daily sitcom, ‘Taehee, Hyegyo and Jihyun’ also used a parody of ‘Gee’ as part of their program.

There have been numerous opinions on the overflow of parodies by authoritative figures of the broadcast companies stating that, “Such parodies do not promise any permanent advertising during the recently economic crisis.
Some have even gone as far as to call these parodies to have no positive benefits and set rewards/goals.

However, there has also been optimistic rebuttals. One PD stated, “These days, it doesn’t matter if an item is repeated multiple times, the only thing that matters is, who can come up with something more creative. If there is an item that is promising, its only right to optimize the use of it.”

Credits: Yahoo, Korea. & Osen.co.kr
Translation: k_tyeon.x3 @ soshified.com