What is this? It’s a cell phone. (He’s found something else.) Is this a stand? – Yes, it is. / – No way. He asked if this is a stand. Are you sure you heard him right? Yes, he said “stand.” He’s so smart. He even knows that word. Are you sitting down? Yes, I am. You’re sitting on a chair. Yes. (The friendly boy’s mother is here.) – What are you doing, Mother? / – “Mother.” – What are you doing, Mother? / – “Mother.” I’m going to put this on your hands. (Lotion) Because my skin is dry. – My goodness. / – He knows what “dry” means. He’s… I don’t believe this. I am Kang Hao. (He says his name.) Kang Hao. (Let me tell you about myself.) (Hao has been sociable since he was a baby.) – “Dad.” / – In October 2010, Hao was born. It’s amazing that he started talking when he was ten months old. Dad. Good boy. Let’s go. (He grew up so quickly.) (Even my ring finger) (Happy New Year) – Happy New Year. / – No way. He talks so well. (Hao’s vocabulary is incredible.) (Did you have your meal?) (A man cries too.) (Hao even remembers the brand names.) We should look forward to Hao’s performance. (We’ll look forward to Hao’s performance.) Wake up. Dad, wake up. Blanket is off. The writer is here. – The writer is here? / – Yes. He knows the titles as well. – Writer Shim’s here too. / – Did he say “Writer Shim”? – My goodness. / – Writer Shim is here too. The Return of Superman viewers, hello. I’m Kang Hao. What’s your dad’s name? – Kang Heegun. / – Kang Heegun? – It’s Gary. / – You didn’t forget. – It’s been so long. / – It’s been three years. We missed you so much. (Determined) Your shirt is open. Is it? – He seems nervous. / – I’m nervous. (He seems very nervous.) He hasn’t changed a bit. Hello, it’s good to see you. I’m 26-month-old Kang Hao’s son… I mean, I’m his dad. – He’s still so funny. / – Hello, it’s nice to see you. I’m 26-month-old Kang Hao’s dad, Kang Gary. Is this how I’m supposed to introduce myself? Okay. (Charismatic) (Unique) (The real rapper is back.) The first generation of Korean hip-hop. A rapper with a unique voice, Gary. He’s back as Superman in three years. (He was on variety shows for 7 years without a break.) (He said goodbye to everyone.) (He then went on a hiatus.) (Why did you go on a hiatus?) I worked for over 20 years. Suddenly, I became stressed and overloaded. I got away from everything and took a break. That’s when I got married and had a child. I kind of went on paternity leave. So my hiatus went on for over three years. While my hiatus went on for long, I didn’t feel unhappy at all. Because I was happy at home. I realized that real happiness was just around me. (What made you decide to appear) (on The Return of Superman?) I watched almost every episode. I watched it often, and it’s kind of related to my life. I’m raising a kid. 70 percent of my life is child-rearing and 30 percent is working. I thought it reflected my lifestyle. That’s why I decided to appear on this program. (What was your wedding like?) We didn’t have a wedding. There was no wedding. I did tell a few people about my plan to get married, but we didn’t have a wedding. We went and registered our marriage. “We’re now married. Let’s go eat some meat.” And we went to eat some hot pot. (Gary announced that he got married in 2017) (on his social media.) (Why did you not have a wedding?) I’ve always thought that I wouldn’t have a wedding. And my wife had the same thought. That’s why we didn’t have a wedding. We decided to register our marriage and live happily. Had my wife wanted to have a wedding, I would have. But we valued ourselves more than the wedding itself. She agreed and understood. I was grateful for that. I also feel kind of bad about it as well. You can’t drink coffee. Mommy, water. (It’s the last tea time with Mom before she leaves.) This is a bit hot. When did he go to bed last night? This is hot too. He went to bed late. – Did he? / – Around 10:00 p.m. I came home at around 3:00 a.m. He wants his mom every five minutes. I don’t think he will. Hao loves his daddy. That’s a scary thing to hear. That makes the dad feel more responsible. Honey, don’t mind us. Don’t mind us. (Don’t mind us.) (Meet anyone but men.) – Meet anyone but men. / – Swag. Right. (He’s kicking the toy for no reason.) (Right.) Both of them have swag. Come here, Hao. I’ll tie up your hair. Come here. He seems skilled – at tying up his son’s hair. / – Done. Hao. I’m going to clean the house. I’ll clean too. – He wants to help. / – I’ll clean too. (He turned on the vacuum by himself.) – I’ll do it. / – No, I’ll do it. – You want to do it? / – It’s as big as him. Clean here. – Hao Kang, here. / – Okay. Kids usually just pretend. – Me too. / – Look ahead. – Let’s go. / – He vacuums for real. Hello. (Gary and Hao clean the house thoroughly.) Done. Turn it off, please. – I turned it off. / – Unbelievable. I turned it off. – He knows how to turn it off. / – Hao did well. (He compliments himself.) Are you done? – Yes. / – He compliments himself. (He tidies it up well too.) I’ll do it. Like this. My goodness. He’s using his foot. You’re supposed to use your foot. That’s right. (26-month-old Hao has experience in vacuuming.) I think the 48 hours will pass by quickly. There are so many cars, right? No, there aren’t. – Look. There are so many. / – What is that sound? It’s the sound of the camera moving. Camera? – Careful. / – Gosh, he fell over. Camera? – Careful. / – That must hurt. (Whimpering) It’s okay. (Calm) (Should I cry or not?) It’s okay. Right. – Stay with Daddy. / – Okay. – I’m not crying. / – Mommy’s leaving. That’s how Gary raises his kid. Let’s go and say bye to Mommy. (But when he has to say bye to Mommy…) Don’t go, Mom. – Don’t go. / – Goodness. You can do it. Don’t go, Mom. – Oh, no. / – I didn’t expect this. I thought he’d let her go bravely. Don’t go. (He becomes a baby when he has to say bye to his mom.) Daddy will play with you. Where are you going? Mom will be back soon. I’ll call you later. What’s my number? 010-9915… (Hao even knows his mom’s number.) – My goodness. / – Call Mom when you miss me. He’s so smart. Let’s say bye to mom. – No. / – Mommy will come back. (Hao can’t let his mom go.) – She will be back. / – He’s still a baby. Don’t cry. (Mommy can’t leave Hao.) She’s going to buy you a gift. (A tearful goodbye) Will Gary be able to soothe Hao? She’s gone to get you a present. Let’s eat some banana. (Calm) I’m going to eat a banana. Do you want to eat a banana? Let’s wait and see what Mommy will buy you. We can tell Gary spent a lot of time with him. Good boy. A man doesn’t cry. No, a man cries too. (A man cries too.) “A man cries too”? Right, a man can cry as well. (Hao calms down while eating his banana.) He’s crying but wants to eat too. Where shall we go? We’re going to go wherever you want to go. I’m going to see a moving truck. – A moving truck? / – You want to see a moving truck? – Shall we eat something nice? / – Yes. – Do you want jjajangmyeon? / – No. – Not jjajangmyeon. I want ramyeon. / – Ramyeon? Do you want some noodles? – He knows what he wants. / – All right. I shouldn’t eat too much chocolate or snacks. Right. Your teeth will rot. Yes. I shouldn’t eat too much. – I can’t drink coffee. / – You can’t drink coffee. I can’t drink coke either. You can’t drink coke either? What can you drink then? (The 26-month-old baby…) – Banana. / – You can eat bananas? – Yes. / – You can eat bananas. – Sweet boy. / – Camera. There are a lot of cameras. Great. Is this a camera? Camera. – He’s so cute. / – Goodness. – Show your cute face. / – He was crying just a minute ago. – He’s so cute. / – Goodness. Aren’t you excited about spending time with your dad? – I like it. / – You like it. – I like it. / – You like it. – He’s happy. / – What will Mom get me? Now, Gary’s mission as a Superman has begun for real. (Gary and Hao enjoy the music.) Do you like the guitar? (Gary and Hao enjoy the music.) – Dad bought this for me. / – Dad bought this for you? Yes. He likes playing the guitar and singing. There was a guitar at my wife’s dad’s home. And his favorite TV show at the time had some bands playing in it. After he saw it, he started playing guitar for a month. He copied what they were doing. Since Gary is a musician, – I guess he took it after him. / – I know. (You must sing when you play the guitar.) He’s so cute. (Isn’t she lovely?) – What? He knows this song? / – Isn’t she lovely? Do you want me to play “Isn’t She Lovely”? (Yes, play the music.) He’s only 26-month old. (Hip Hao dances to the rhythm.) – Put it here. / – Here? Okay. (Start) Start. (Isn’t she lovely?) – He’s right on the beat. / – Isn’t she lovely? – You play it too. / – Okay. (Rapper daddy joins the performance.) (He found the camera while he was singing.) Are you taking my picture? Yes, he’s taking a picture of you singing. (If that’s the case…) Cute. Are you trying to look cute? Cute. Cute. Stop it. You look ugly. – Come on. / – I’m joking. – Cute. / – Stop it. You look ugly. I’m joking. Hao is lovely. Don’t be like this. This is only the beginning. Shall we sing another song? – Shall we sing this song? / – No. – No? / – No. – What do you want to sing? / – He’s upset. (You’re upset.) – Do you want Teacher Wonbae? / – Yes. Who’s Teacher Wonbae? (Who is Teacher Wonbae?) – Teacher Wonbae? / – He wanted to watch a guitar clip, so I looked for some. Then I found someone called Teacher Wonbae. He teaches how to play the guitar. It was a clip that teaches how to play “School Bell.” As soon as the clip played, Hao focused all of a sudden. (Hao’s first guitar teacher, Teacher Wonbae) Teacher Wonbae is the first celebrity to Hao. An idol. The current role model. Teacher Wonbae. To Hao, Teacher Wonbae is like a superstar. (Thanks to Teacher Wonbae, he feels great.) (They are practicing hard while focusing on the clip.) (Waiting for us) – Hao has a firm taste. / – That’s not how it goes. It goes like this, “Waiting for us.” – That’s right. / – That’s not how it goes. ♪ Waiting for us ♪ – Right. / – ♪ Waiting for us ♪ – Right? / – He knows what’s important. (Hao loves music.) Come on. Is he a musical prodigy? (Hao loves music.) He really loves the guitar. (Meanwhile, Gary is…) He’s cooking – nonchalantly. / – Let’s eat rice balls. Gary’s rice balls. It’s kind of hip that a rapper daddy is cooking. – I’m wearing gloves. / – You’re wearing gloves. – It’s hot. / – Wait. Roll it into a ball and leave it here. Roll it. – The rice balls are made / – Well done. – with swag. / – Look. Try it. – You need to try it. / – Why is he refusing? – You eat it. / – It looks tasty. – Make one for me. / – The school bell is ringing (Feeding the child is the hardest thing to do.) But he went through the trouble to make it. Let’s use this then. Come here. – It’s a snowman. / – A snowman? Look at this snowman. Come here. Come here. It’s a snowman. Hao seems interested. – No, it’s red. / – It’s a snowman. Put some rice here. Gary’s skilled though. – Push it hard. / – When Hao seems uninterested, – Push it like this. / – he finds another way. This is not… Look at this snowman. – Right. / – Look at this snowman. – It’s a snowman. / – Yes. Shall we try the snowman rice ball? – Shall we try? / – Shall we? Let’s try it. He eats the snowman rice ball. You’re eating so well. – Gary knows what Hao likes. / – Let’s try. – It’s a snowman. / – It’s a snowman. – Shall I try this again? / – Swallow first. His dad knows what he likes. – It’s great. / – Right. (It’s tasty. Gary has one too.) It’s good. (Munching) It must be tasty. You’re eating so well. (Gary is proud.) Did you enjoy the food I made? Yes, I enjoyed it. Let’s go outside, Hao. – Let’s get ready. / – Wash my face? Wash your face. (He washes his face by himself.) He can wash his face by himself. You need to brush after washing your face. (He can brush his teeth by himself as well.) Like this. – We need to wear two today. / – Why? Right. It’s because it’s cold today. I heard it’s freezing. Is it? Which shoes will you wear? “A” brand shoes. “A” brand. (“A” brand) You wear “V” brand shoes. – You wear “V” brand. / – Yes. – “S” brand? / – Should I wear something else? Wear… – Shall we wear “N” Face? / – “N” Face? Goodness. “N” Face. “N” Face? Come and wear this. – It’s purple on both sides. / – It’s black. – It’s inside out. / – Hao. – Want it the other way? / – He knows what he likes. – He has a firm taste. / – You must wear two in winter. Right. It’s cold in winter. It’s their first time going outside together today.