Five Cranky Brothers

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Five Cranky Brothers
Also known as5bros
Talk show
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes
  • Pilot: 1
  • Regular: 12
Production location(s)South Korea
Running time90 minutes
Original networkJTBC
Original release
  • Pilot: September 12, 2019
  • Regular: October 31, 2019 – February 6, 2020 (2019-10-31 – 2020-02-06)
External links

Five Cranky Brothers (Korean괴팍한 5형제) is a television program that airs on JTBC. It currently airs every Thursday at 23:00 (KST), starting from October 31, 2019.[1] The show is confirmed to have its last episode on February 6, 2020.[2]

A pilot episode was aired on September 12, 2019, as a special program for Chuseok.


A variety talk show where the five Brothers discuss and rank, in order, anything from our daily lives.[3]



  • Cranky Viewer's Request: Viewers can send in questions and options through the show's official website, and the Brothers would answer the selected questions by experimenting the options to rank them.
  • Cranky Sorting: The Brothers would discuss and rank a topic with the given options provided from first to fifth. Battles of this segment with the guest sisters could also be held, where they have to guess the rankings of the given options from the topic to match the rankings based on a group of people (of varying demographics) that have been surveyed with the same question and the same given options.
  • Cranky Neighbourhood Battle: The Brothers work together to battle with opponents from outside the Cranky House.


  • The Brothers would discuss and rank a topic with the given options provided. A Surprise Event is then held, and the Brothers have to guess the rankings of the given options from the previous question to match the rankings based on people that have been surveyed with the same question and the same given options. If the Brothers can get the Surprise Event question correctly guessed, they can get to eat food.
  • A real life question/scenario is given by the Sisters and the Brothers each think of an answer/solution of their own (or can have the same answer when options are given). The Sisters will then rank the answers/solutions from first to fifth, with the best possible answer/solution for the Sisters ranked first and the remaining four Brothers would get hit by water from water cannons.
  • Cranky Brothers' Test: 3 questions (related to the Brothers) are prepared and whoever gets all 3 correct would not get hit by the water from water cannons.




  • Park Joon-hyung (g.o.d) - Eldest brother
  • Seo Jang-hoon - 2nd brother
  • Kim Jong-kook - 3rd brother
  • Joo Woo-jae [ko] - 4th brother
  • Baekhyun (EXO) - Youngest brother



List of episodes in 2019 (episode 1–9)
Ep. Broadcast date Guest(s) Content Note(s)
Pilot September 12 Kim So-eun Youngest brother's room
1. Showering sequence[a]
2. Moments when humans find it hard to hold in[b]
3. Top sport stars[c]
4. Types of people that others do not want to converse with[d]
  • Special voice appearance by Chen (EXO) through phone
1 October 31 Min Kyung-hoon (Buzz)
Jang Do-yeon
Mina (Gugudan)
Youngest brother's room
Top Korean sport stars[e]
Surprise Event: Rank based on the responses of people related to sports broadcasts
Living room
1. Human relations[f]
2. New acting role[g]
2 November 7 Eunhyuk (Super Junior)
Brown Eyed Girls
Youngest brother's room
Actions of one's boyfriend/girlfriend and his/her opposite close friend that one finds intolerable[h]
Surprise Event: Rank based on the responses of the 20s
Living room
1. Relations between seniors and juniors[i]
2. Variety involvement[j]
3 November 14 Hwang Chi-yeul
Heo Young-ji
Youngest brother's room
Wishes that one wants to come true[k]
Surprise Event: Rank based on the responses of parents in their 60s
Living room
1. Personal broadcast[l]
2. Party[m]
4 November 21 Park So-hyun
Kang Seung-hyun
Cranky room
Cranky Sorting: Moments when one feels disillusioned about his/her lover (rank based on the responses of the 20s and 30s)[n]
Cranky Neighbourhood Battle (against 5 of the show's staff): Punching Bag Arcade Game
Living room
Cranky Viewer's Request: Which of the following abilities does one want to have, if only one can be chosen?[o]
  • Seungkwan (Seventeen) joined the show starting from this episode[4]
5 November 28 Cosmic Girls (Bona, Exy, Luda, Dayoung)
Living room
Worse roommate one can have[p]
Cranky room
Cranky Viewer's Request: Rank these 5 celebrities based on their fighting skills (based on the responses of fight club members)[q]
Cranky Neighbourhood Battle (against Forestella): Karaoke
6 December 5 GFriend Cranky Viewer's Request: Best place to place the hot pack on[r]
Cranky Neighbourhood Battle (against GFriend): Hand quiz
Cranky Sorting (battle against GFriend): Temptations that are hard to endure[s]
Cranky Viewers's Request: Cranky but delicious food combinations[t]
7 December 12 Yoon Bo-ra
Cranky Viewers's Request: Eat which part of the Bungeo-ppang first[u]
Cranky Viewer's Request: What to eat first in a buffet[v]
Cranky Neighbourhood Battle (against the managers of the cast members): Memory
Cranky Sorting (battle against Bora + Soyou): Best method of running away from the pain from breaking up[w]
8 December 19 Oh My Girl (Hyojung, YooA, Seunghee, Binnie) Cranky Viewer's Request: Best movement to do while memorising to improve memory in a very short time[x]
Cranky Viewer's Request: Best Kimchi-jjigae[y]
Cranky Sorting (against Oh My Girl): Present that one hates to receive (based on the responses of kindergarten children)[z]
Cranky Neighbourhood Battle (against Oh My Girl): Speed quiz
9 December 26 MAHEUN5[aa] Cranky Viewer's Request: Best fitness training at home[ab]
Cranky Neighbourhood Battle (against MAHEUN5): Co-operation to reach target weight + Imitations of photos
Cranky Sorting (against MAHEUN5): Most detestable type of friend one can have[ac]


List of episodes in 2020 (episode 10-12)
Ep. Broadcast date Guest(s) Content Note(s)
10 January 2 Rainbow Cranky Viewer's Request: The item that cannot disappear from one's life[ad]
Cranky Viewer's Request: Fastest way to get rid of the spiciness in one's mouth[ae]
Cranky Neighbourhood Battle (against Rainbow): Hand quiz
Cranky Sorting (against Rainbow): The destination that one wants to go for a honeymoon the most[af]
No episode on January 9 due to the live broadcast of the 2020 AFC U-23 Championship between South Korea and China
No episodes on January 16 and January 23 due to the broadcast of Two Yoo Project – Sugar Man Special: Yang Joon-il 91.19
11 January 30 Don Spike
Ravi (VIXX)
Cranky Viewer's Request: Cranky Food Special - Drinks and food that are made from cranky food combinations and have similar tastes to the originals[ag][ah]
Cranky Neighbourhood Battle (against Don Spike, Muzie and Ravi): Park Joon-hyung's Cranky Speed Quiz
Cranky Sorting (against Don Spike, Muzie and Ravi): Best action star (based on the responses of 100 frequent cinema visitors)[ai]
Seungkwan is absent
12 February 6 Tony An (H.O.T.)
Hong Yoon-hwa
Austin Kang
Han Hyun-min
Cranky Viewer's Request: Cranky Food Special - Cranky coffee combinations and cranky mains[aj][ak]
Cranky Neighbourhood Battle (against Tony An, Hong Yoon-hwa, Austin Kang and Han Hyun-min): Park Joon-hyung and Austin Kang's Cranky Speed Quiz
Cranky Sorting: Moments of sadness when living alone (based on the responses of the 20s)[al]


In the ratings below, the highest rating for the show will be in red, and the lowest rating for the show will be in blue each year. Some of the ratings found have already been rounded off to 1 decimal place, as they are usually of lower rankings in terms of the day's ratings.


List of episodes in 2019 (episode 1–9)
Ep. # Broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen
Pilot September 12
1 October 31 0.978%
2 November 7 0.673%
3 November 14 0.714%
4 November 21 0.650%
5 November 28 0.822%
6 December 5 0.627%
7 December 12 0.553%
8 December 19 0.712%
9 December 26 0.713%


List of episodes in 2020 (episode 10-12)
Ep. # Broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen
10 January 2 0.716%
11 January 30 0.377%
12 February 6 0.360%


  1. ^ Given:
    1. Brush teeth
    2. Wash face
    3. Wash head
    4. Wash upper body
    5. Wash lower body
  2. ^ Given:
    1. Need to go to the toilet
    2. Hunger
    3. Fatigue
    4. Extreme temperatures
    5. Thirst
  3. ^ Given:
    1. Michael Jordan
    2. Tiger Woods
    3. Fedor Emelianenko
    4. Lionel Messi
    5. Usain Bolt
  4. ^ Given:
    1. People who are passive
    2. People who curse without control
    3. People who only talks about himself/herself
    4. People who are full of bluff
    5. People who interrupt others talking
  5. ^ Given:
    1. Park Chan-ho
    2. Pak Se-ri
    3. Park Ji-sung
    4. Kim Yeon-ah
    5. Seo Jang-hoon
  6. ^ Question: What can Jang Do-yeon do, given that she is alone with a person she meets for the first time, to prevent awkwardness?
  7. ^ Question: What can Mina, who auditioned for a villain role, do, given when she wants to stop the director from walking out of the audition room due to unsatisfied acting from her?
  8. ^ Given:
    1. Drinking
    2. One day travel
    3. Karaoke
    4. Watch a movie
    5. Contacting each other everyday
  9. ^ Question: What can Brown Eyed Girls do to get closer to their juniors, given when the former enters the latter's waiting room and the latter stops talking?
  10. ^ Question: What can Gain do to get herself back involved in variety, given when she had undergone a 1-hour long recording without saying anything and the rest of her members reacting immediately?
  11. ^ Given:
    1. Win a ₩10,000,000,000 lottery
    2. Look younger by 20 years
    3. Change one's own looks
    4. Health safeguarded for the rest of one's life
    5. Meeting one's eternal other half
  12. ^ Question: What content can Solbi and/or Heo Young-ji do on her personal broadcast program to get herself and her program more popular (i.e get more subscribers)?
  13. ^ Question: What can Solbi do to change the cold atmosphere of her studio party, given that she thought it was her communication problems that caused it?
  14. ^ Given:
    1. Using the wrong (Korean) grammar
    2. Farting or burping in public
    3. Showing off on his/her social media
    4. Being a Mother's boy/girl
    5. Too much joking around
  15. ^ Given:
    1. Eat and not gain weight
    2. Tirelessness
    3. Reading the minds of other people
    4. Memorising everything after just one look
    5. 100% success rate in confessions
  16. ^ Given:
    1. One with bad sleeping habits
    2. One who doesn't clean the room much
    3. One who uses his/her roommate's towel mindlessly without permission
    4. One who has the opposite biorhythms as his/her roommate
    5. One who brings other people into the room
  17. ^ Given:
    1. Kang Ho-dong
    2. Gary
    3. Julien Kang
    4. Ma Dong-seok
    5. Kim Jong-kook
  18. ^ Given:
    1. Foot
    2. Hand
    3. Back of the neck
    4. Back
    5. On the belly
  19. ^ Given:
    1. Snacking while on diet
    2. Contacted by friend while studying
    3. Impulsive buying while saving
    4. Using smartphone while working
    5. Going for a Hoesik while on abstinence from alcohol
  20. ^ Given:
    1. Banana and kimchi
    2. Cola and rice
    3. Watermelon and ssamjang
    4. Cup ramyun and mayonnaise
    5. Vanilla ice cream and sesame oil
  21. ^ Given:
    1. Head
    2. Tail
    3. Fin
    4. Abdomen
    5. Split in half and eat
  22. ^ Given:
    1. Seafood (Sashimi, sushi, lobster, etc.)
    2. Salad and/or soup
    3. Western/Chinese food (meat included)
    4. Dessert (Bread, Tteok, fruits, etc.)
    5. Korean food (rice, kimchi, soup, etc.)
  23. ^ Given:
    1. Crazily working
    2. Crazily crying
    3. Crazily spending money
    4. Crazily going on date meetings
    5. Crazily making appointments
  24. ^ Given: 1. While clenching right fist
    2. While laughing out loudly
    3. While walking backwards
    4. While chewing a dried squid
    5. While dancing
  25. ^ Given: 1.Tuna kimchi-jjigae
    2. Ham kimchi-jjigae
    3. Pork kimchi-jjigae
    4. Mackerel pike kimchi-jjigae
    5. Normal kimchi-jjigae
  26. ^ Given:
    1. Food
    2. Complete collection of fairy tales
    3. Large sized clothes
    4. Kids Phone
    5. Stationery
  27. ^ Project boy group that consists of comedians Heo Kyung-hwan, Park Young-jin, Kim Won-hyo, Park Sung-kwang and Kim Ji-ho
  28. ^ Given:
    1. Training without any equipment
    2. Training with a chin-up bar
    3. Training with an elastic band
    4. Training with a fitness ball
  29. ^ Given:
    1. One who is stingy
    2. One who only contacts when he/she needs urgent help
    3. One who has princess/prince sickness
    4. One who nags, pinpoints or admonishes
    5. One who suddenly changes in front of his/her ideal type
  30. ^ Given:
    1. Cider
    2. Kimchi
    3. Ice cream
    4. Ramyun
    5. Coffee
  31. ^ Given:
    1. Rest bread on one's tongue
    2. Eat lemon
    3. Hit the top of one's head
    4. Drink milk
    5. Gargle on olive oil
  32. ^ Given:
    1. Paris (holiday style)
    2. New York (city style)
    3.Rome (touring style)
    4. Iceland (adventure style)
    5. Kenya (unique style)
  33. ^ Given:
    1. Coffee milk (made from barley tea, milk and sugar)
    2. Beer (made from oolong tea and carbonated water)
    3. Misu (made from flour (fried in a pan), sugar and water)
    4. Makgeolli (made from Morning Rice drink and Sprite)
    5. Yogurt drink (made from Seolleongtang, Naengmyeon soup and sugar
  34. ^ Given:
    1. Corn soup (made from pickled radish, bread and milk)
    2. Salmon sushi (made from tangerine, seaweed and rice)
    3. Soy sauce marinated crab (made from banana and coffee)
    4. Pollack pancake (made from flour, eggs, rice and ramyeon soup powder)
    5. Cheesecake (made from soft tofu and plain yogurt)
  35. ^ Given:
    1. Sylvester Stallone
    2. Chow Yun-fat
    3. Jackie Chan
    4. Tom Cruise
    5. Robert Downey Jr.
  36. ^ Given:
    1. Cider added to coffee
    2. Peace iced tea added to coffee with extra shot
    3. Raw egg added to coffee
    4. Sugar and pepper added to coffee
    5. Chopped spicy chilli added to coffee
  37. ^ Given:
    1. Porridge (made from rice crackers and water)
    2. Stir-fried potato (made from potato chips and rice)
    3. Samgyeopsal (made from Ace crackers and grilled kimchi)
    4. Fried bacon (made from Oreo and bacon)
    5. Pork rinds (made from dried pickled radish pan-fried)
  38. ^ Given:
    1. Talking to oneself
    2. Returning to home alone
    3. Not enough hands (help)
    4. When one is sick
    5. Never eat meals on time


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  7. ^ a b "AGB Nielsen Ratings 3" (in Korean) – via Daum.

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