Our favourite moments from Run Rachael Run

We look back at the highlights from the Toggle Originals series

Our favourite moments from Run Rachael Run
Our favourite moments from Run Rachael Run
01 May 2016

Our favourite moments from Run Rachael Run

After six weeks, Toggle Originals series Run Rachael Run ends its run (pun intended) today, with the final two episodes now available for free.

In the final episode, before Rachael (Hor Ying Ying) prepares to leave the office for the last time, we see her receive a glowing testimonial letter from Gene, who has described her as someone with “good attitude”, who is “highly motivated and committed” and “highly recommended in the workforce”.

Those who have been following her adventures – and misadventures – would know that getting there was not exactly the most smooth-sailing affair, what with all the shenanigans she unwittingly got into. However, it is these hilarious instances that make up some of the highlights of the show, as we will see in the following slides.

Click through for our favourite moments from Run Rachael Run:

Hor Ying Ying turning heads in her bunny suit
Hor Ying Ying turning heads in her bunny suit
01 May 2016

Hor Ying Ying turning heads in her bunny suit

Seen in: Episode 11

“You want viral bunny? I will give you viral bunny!” Rachael declares after finding out that their rabbit mascot co-star would be unavailable for the shoot. Into the dressing room she goes, where she is seen applying makeup and getting into a tight and sexy Playboy bunny costume, complete with bunny ears. Then, when she returns to the set of the music video, everyone cannot help but stop, stare, gasp and gape, because well, Rachael definitely looked darn good (no wonder she was a runner-up on Hey Gorgeous last year).

WATCH: Ying Ying eats Pringles as part of her diet?

Pan Ling Ling’s cameo as Rachael’s mother
Pan Ling Ling’s cameo as Rachael’s mother
01 May 2016

Pan Ling Ling’s cameo as Rachael’s mother

Seen in: Episode 7 and Episode 12

We first meet Ling Ling while Sunny is dealing with an uncooperative vending machine, after which sultry saxophone music begins playing in the background (supposedly mirroring Sunny’s feelings). While her identity is never confirmed outright, she does mention that she’s there to film a new show, hinting at the fact that she’s indeed the real Pan Ling Ling.

While that alone would have made a pretty neat cameo, it gets better when we meet her again a few episodes down the road: in a Ferrari, and picking Rachael up from her internship. Ah, so Rachael was Pan Ling Ling’s daughter all along! Although, that obviously wasn’t a privilege she wanted disclosed so easily, given that she never told a soul at CMI and seemed embarrassed to be fetched in a luxury car. Guess not everybody takes advantage of nepotism!

(Fun fact: Zoe Tay was considered for Ling Ling’s role in the early stages of production.)

Judee Tan’s appearance as Kim Bong Cha
Judee Tan’s appearance as Kim Bong Cha
01 May 2016

Judee Tan’s appearance as Kim Bong Cha

Seen in: Episode 7

In an attempt to search for K-pop dancers for Sunny Bee’s (Roy Li) music video, Rachael contacts the Korean embassy…only to later find out that it was actually the North Korean embassy she got in touch with, instead of the South Korean one. Unfortunately, she only finds out her mistake when she sees famed North Korean newscaster Kim Bong Cha (Judee Tan) rolling up with her military-uniformed group behind her, all ready for the shoot. While Rachael, Gene and Joshua (Alaric Tay) were clearly horrified, we can’t say we weren’t roaring in laughter.

In a short interview during the shooting of that scene, Judee expressed her glee at her beloved character finally having her own “minions” to lead, but if The Noose star had things her way, they would resemble her a little more. “Kim Bong Cha believes that if you want to put on makeup, everyone must be able to see it from 10 miles away, so if they put on more then that would be better,” she said.

WATCH: Judee Tan has minions around her!

Keagan Kang tries to audition for the role of Hou Yi
Keagan Kang tries to audition for the role of Hou Yi
01 May 2016

Keagan Kang tries to audition for the role of Hou Yi

Seen in: Episode 3

In the middle of running (very frustrating) auditions for Chang’e, Rachael meets an over-enthusiastic actor who insists on trying out for the role of Hou Yi, even though it isn’t available. What ensues is a super theatrical sequence with Keagan reciting the lines of another famous archer – Legolas from The Lord of the Rings (such as “A red sun rises, blood has been spilled this night” and “The stars are veiled, something stirs in the east”) accompanied by dramatic movements.

His moment is cut short by Joshua bursting into the room, which is a pity, because we wouldn’t have minded watching Keagan re-enact all of Legolas’ scenes in that over-the-top manner, complete with epic background music.

Sivakumar’s “cheem” bunny monologue
Sivakumar’s “cheem” bunny monologue
01 May 2016

Sivakumar’s “cheem” bunny monologue

Seen in: Episode 6

After establishing the fact that the addition of a cute and furry animal would help to boost video views exponentially, the CMI team decides to include a rabbit in Sunny’s production, which Rachael enthusiastically volunteers to take care of (who wouldn’t want to be in charge of babysitting a fluffy little bunny?).

Little does she know that their “bunny” is an intense method actor, played by local actor Sivakumar, in a creepy rabbit costume. When she first meets him (and passes him a carrot, which he munches on a la Bugs Bunny), he proceeds to deliver a head-scratching monologue about “the inner bunny”, souls that “cannot grasp what the body cannot comprehend”, and going “down, down, down the rabbit hole”.

We’ve watched that scene multiple times and we still cannot understand what that all was about, but we were amused nonetheless, especially by Rachael’s utterly confused expression and how she tried to repeat the quote to Gene and Joshua later on.

The entire ‘Moonlight Boss’ music video
The entire ‘Moonlight Boss’ music video
01 May 2016

The entire ‘Moonlight Boss’ music video

Seen on: Toggle’s Facebook

Prepare to have the catchy tune stuck in your head the entire day when you check out the fruits of Sunny Bee and CMI’s labour. Despite its odd mishmash of quirky elements (dancing planets, hunks in tin can headgear, and trippy animated backgrounds, to name a few), the end product manages to be strangely charming, especially if you know not to take it too seriously.

There’s also a short appearance by our dear Rachael, who takes centre stage with some saucy dance moves in her Playboy bunny suit. Local singer Ming Bridges also stars as moon goddess Chang’e in a vintage, and of course, there’s Henry Thia unleashing his inner rap god as Huigga Hui.

We think the video didn’t do too shabbily in terms of achieving Sunny Bee’s goal of going viral: it has been viewed over 100,000 times, shared over 560 times and liked by over 330 people.

WATCH: Roy Li and Henry Thia say their MV can surpass Mr Unbelievable?

Find out more about Run Rachael Run here.
Catch up on all twelve episodes of Run Rachael Run here.
You can also follow Rachael on Instagram and Twitter for more interesting insights into her internship and life.

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The “first times” of the stars in Run Rachael Run
Valuable life lessons from our favourite onscreen interns
Bumper crop of Toggle Originals for 2016

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