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Watch William Shatner, Henry Winkler, and George Foreman get a K-pop lesson from Girl’s Generation

We're not quite sure if the cutesy, Korean girl concept fits them though.


Sherry Tucci


Posted on Sep 7, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 1:57 am CDT

In NBC’s new reality travel series, Better Late Than Never, American cultural icons collide with one of Korea’s biggest pop sensations, Girl’s Generation.

During the third episode in the series, the American foursome—featuring William Shatner, George Foreman, Henry Winkler, and Terry Bradshaw—travel to South Korea, after having visited China and Japan in episodes 1 and 2. Naturally, the Korean experience wouldn’t be complete without diving into the K-pop scene, and the group of American celebrities jumped right in.

Seoul’s Coex Mall, aka the world’s largest underground mall and home to K-pop haven SM Coexartium, was the group’s first destination. There, the foursome met up with Girl’s Generation members Tiffany, Sunny, Hyoyeon, and Yuri. The girls then took them over to the SM Entertainment building for a special dance lesson and music video shoot for their 2009 hit song, “Gee.”

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With crazy costumes and killer dance moves (some better than others), the guys and girls looked to have a fun time recording. Foreman, the former boxing champion. felt youthful in his blue afro. Shatner, the TV star, “tripped” over member Hyoyeon, and Winkler (the Fonz) showed up Bradshaw (the Hall of Fame quarterback) on the dance floor. Even one of the producers recognized Winkler as “the cool one.”

Better Late Than Never follows the seasoned stars as they backpack across Asia, experiencing new cultures and checking items off their bucket lists. South Korea’s Grandpas Over Flowers served as the inspiration for the show, which has a similar premise.

The show airs on Tuesdays at 9pm CT on NBC. You can watch the full episodes here.

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*First Published: Sep 7, 2016, 7:32 pm CDT