Title: 바보엄마 / Dummy Mommy
Chinese Title: 失智妈妈
Also Known as: Foolish Mom
Genre: Family, Comedy
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2012-March-17 to 2012-May-20
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:50


“Dummy Mommy” is a story about a tale of love, conflict and reconciliation between three women of different generations.

Kim Young Joo (Kim Hyun Joo), a genius with an IQ of 200 and the youngest editor of a leading fashion magazine, is constantly embarrassed by her dim-witted mother, who has an IQ of 56. Ashamed of her mother’s intellectual disability and suffocated by her affection, Young Joo runs away to get married and leaves her mother behind. Young Joo, in turn, gives birth to her own daughter and finds herself in a different position.


Main Cast

Kim Hyun Joo as Kim Young Joo
Ha Hee Ra as Kim Sun Young
Ahn Seo Hyun as Park Da Byul
Kim Jeong Hoon as Lee Je Ha
Kim Tae Woo as Park Jung Do
Shin Hyun Joon as Choi Go Man
Yoo In Young as Oh Chae Rin
Gong Hyun Joo as Han Soo In

Supporting Cast

Park Hyung Sik as Oh Soo Hyun
Kim Ha Kyoon as Oh Min Suk
Kim Chung as Jang Young Sook
Sa Hee as Park Jung Eun
Jo Duk Hyun as Butler Kim
Lee Joo Shil as Seo Gob Dan
Suh Dong Won as Bae Il Do
Baek Bo Ram as Hong Yi Rim
Lee Se Na as Kim Soo Ri
Park Chul Min as Kim Dae Young
Jung Hoon as Jin Tae Oh
Lee Eun Jung as Jo Sun Hee
Park Jae Rom as Na Jae Won
Chun Jae Ho as Robert Oh
Yang Eun Yong as Kang Hyun Joo
Hong Suk Chun as hairdresser (cameo)

Production Credits

Director: Lee Dong Hun
Screenwriter: Park Kye Ok


This drama is based on the novel “Babo Umma” by Choi Yoo Kyung which is published 28/Oct/2005.

Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2012-03-17 1 11.4 (11th) 12.1 (8th)
2012-03-18 2 10.3 (14th) 10.8 (14th)
2012-03-24 3 10.9 (11th) 11.2 (13th)
2012-03-25 4 10.8 (14th) 10.7 (15th)
2012-03-31 5 14.0 (5th) 14.7 (4th)
2012-04-01 6 11.8 (8th) 12.6 (8th)
2012-04-07 7 11.4 (8th) 12.2 (7th)
2012-04-08 8 10.7 (12th) 11.3 (12th)
2012-04-14 9 11.5 (7th) 12.2 (6th)
2012-04-15 10 10.4 (11th) 10.6 (10th)
2012-04-21 11 13.3 (7th) 14.5 (8th)
2012-04-22 12 12.2 (10th) 13.0 (9th)
2012-04-28 13 10.7 (5th) 11.0 (6th)
2012-04-29 14 10.2 (11th) 9.9 (12th)
2012-05-05 15 12.2 (6th) 14.1 (4th)
2012-05-06 16 11.9 (7th) 13.1 (5th)
2012-05-12 17 11.4 (6th) 12.2 (6th)
2012-05-13 18 12.2 (6th) 13.7 (5th)
2012-05-19 19 11.2 (6th) 12.1 (5th)
2012-05-20 20 12.6 (7th) 14.0 (5th)

Source: TNS Media Korea


Official Site

Trailer I & Trailer II

6 Minutes Preview


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48 Comments to “Dummy Mommy”

  1. 1 : kiran Says:

    I waiting for kim jeong hoon…….saranghae oppa……fighting…….!!

  2. 2 : smile Says:

    Kim Hyun JOO si…….FIGHTING^^

  3. 3 : LHRCN Says:

    Kim Hyun Joo unnie fighting !!!!

  4. 4 : kat Says:

    I will definitely watch this drama because of Kim Hyun Joo. The story looks interesting too. A must watch drama for 2012! Fighting!:)

  5. 5 : kimi Says:

    YES YES YES kim hyun joo unni is back i love you so much and i will defenitly watch this drama cuse im sure its very good like your other dramas and movies , wish you the best and good luck. luv u hyun joo unni

  6. 6 : kat Says:

    I really ca’t wait to watch this. Kim Hyun Joo! You’re my favorite! I really look forward in your role in this drama. Fighting!:)

  7. 7 : smile Says:

    Kim Hyun JOO unni …FIGHTING^^

  8. 8 : Bae jo0 ni Says:

    park hyungsik oppah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! saranghae.. hwaiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    sna meron din nito sa philippines………

    how i wish!!!

    support ze:a!!!!!!

  9. 9 : luna Says:

    Jeong hoon oppa………..saraaaaaaannnnggggghhhhhaaaaaaeeeeeeee……………<3 <3 <3 :*):*)

  10. 10 : jenny Says:

    Kim Jeong Hoon <3

  11. 11 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ Kim Hyun Joo is a smart career woman who marries a wrong man – unfaithful and heartless.

    Finished ep 2, looks interesting and KHJ is still a smart lady on the way to see her elder sister who is hospitalized. :)

  12. 12 : OK OK OK Says:

    Shin Hyun Joon (Sin Hyeon Jun) – I like your acting in this drama. A very funny man and also very Money minded. You are a great investor. :)

  13. 13 : phenix Says:

    I just watched the 2 ep of Dummy Mommy.
    Kim hyun Joo such beautiful great actress, and the drama seems a meaningful one. Like Gong Hyun Joo told in press conference I have this hunch that this drama will stay in the heart of its viewer for a very long time.
    Fighting Kim Hyun JOO!~!!!

  14. 14 : OK OK OK Says:

    Finished watching Ep 4. All the actors actresses acting are good. The story very touching. Kim Hyun Joo, a very successful career women, why hv to suffer so much then divorce – is it worth just for her child sake. (spoilt, bratty, rude) Can’t understand, is it necessary?

    I love the scene, when Kim Hyun Joo’s husband slapped her once in the hospital , KHY slapped him twice back. I cannot stand if KHJ did not slap him back bc he deserves it a thousand times……. :)

    I love most is the male (the miser) and female comedian (KHJ’s sis) here. It brings life to this drama. haha ha

  15. 15 : janice Says:

    This a great show. I can’t wait for the next episodes. I hope more people come to recognize how wonderful this show is.

  16. 16 : kat Says:

    Super love this drama. Hope it will be air in the Philippines.

  17. 17 : OK OK OK Says:

    Spoiler – after watching ep6

    Now I know why its call Dummy Mommy. Actually the elder sister of Kim Hyun Joo is her mom and not elder sister. Hope I am right. :)

    I really love the acting of Shin Hyun Joon and Ha Hee Ra. Both really made this show a comedy… especially Shin Hyun Joon – when ever he speaks – I started to laugh. hehehehehe :)

  18. 18 : GHSforever Says:

    This drama is really good.
    The husband or better now ex-husband just pisses me off.
    He just hurts Young Joo so much.
    I hope that she will not get back together with him at the end.
    But after I watched episodes 5 and 6 I have hope that they won’t end up back together:)
    And also Jae Hee is so lovely.
    I really like his character and he cares so much for Young Joo.
    The scenes they had in episode 5 and 6 were just adorable. Young Joo cannot show her feelings for him yet, I mean she just divorced her husband and I also think that she knows that Jae Hee has a wife. But I hope that Jae Hee and her will have a beautiful romance and it is obvious that Jae Hee loves Young Joo more than his wife. Can’t wait till Jae Hee and Young Joo romance blossom out<3

  19. 19 : phenix Says:

    it’s my second comment, but I want to encourage everyone to watch this great drama. Once again the pretty Kim Hyun Joo showing her great skills of acting, this drama is so far much better than the drama showing in tuesday and wednesday

  20. 20 : Mic Says:

    This drama is so funny and the cast are great! Not every kdrama has to focus mainly on romance. Love the interaction among the mothers and daughters. And Shin Hyun Joon is brilliant, reminded me of Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets.

  21. 21 : Mic Says:

    While the acting in this drama is great, the theme is really offensive! The way the scumbag ex-husband and the mistress talk about the mom with low IQ is so repulsive, I don’t think I could carry on watching.

  22. 22 : Vi Says:

    Oh, the information here is incorrect. This ‘Han Soo In’ is not Je Ha’s wife. She’s his fiancee, according to the official site. Yeah, they’re engaged but I think she’s in America as of now. She’s a doctor as well, and a very good one at that, apparently.

    @Vi from admin – Thanks for inform us. we just updated the information. Please take a look.

  23. 23 : OK OK OK Says:

    hv watched ep 8.

    I m kind of tired bc Kim Young Joo is always bullied by her husband & his mistress and no one come to her rescue. & her “brother” & daughter also create lots of problems.
    Want to divorce, don’t want to divorce. It keep repeating and repeating.
    I starting to feel stress for KYJ already. If the script don’t turn to her advantage, i m gg to stop this drama. :)

  24. 24 : OK OK OK Says:

    Shin Hyun Joon ssi, you should get Best supporting Actor bc your acting as a comedian is so natural and great.

  25. 25 : Melda Says:

    I found that this drama is really interesting. Even the title seem uninteresting, It’s proven that I am wrong. Even the actors and actresses can’t be compared to currently airing such as The King2 hearts, Rooftop, Love Rain, Fashion King, and etc. This is one of the best for beginning half year of 2012.

  26. 26 : janice Says:

    This drama is getting better and better. I love it! Can’t wait for next week.

  27. 27 : Kdrama_fan Says:

    Episode 10 was great. Shin Hyun Joon was brilliant to play an eccentric genius. I watched many times the scene he was reminiscing his old years when his mother was preparing simple meals. I have the same memories like he had. Beautiful acting.

  28. 28 : Kdrama_fan Says:

    Well, I mean Episode 12. Shin Hyun Joon and Ha Hee Ra are great in their roles.

  29. 29 : dbskslave Says:

    1 question though, who si Gim Young Joo’s father?
    We know the older sister is actually her mother, then who is the father? Don’t tell me the gambling older brother.

  30. 30 : GHSforever Says:

    We do not know who the father is atm. But I think that Sun Young was raped in the past so the person who raped Sun Young is the father of Kim Young Joo. Pretty sad story for her mother but I am still happy that she can still love Young Joo because there are a few examples with mothers who cannot accept that child anymore. So i do not think that the brother is the father of her.

  31. 31 : Kdrama_fan Says:

    In coming episodes after Episode 16, I wonder Young Joo’s mom may die and give her heart to Young Joo. In Episode 16, Sun Young is diagnosed of an incurable brain disease. My heart hurts for hardships three generations of Young Joo’s family have gone through. I felt there was no way out for Young Joo. But there was a glimpse of hope for better with the help of the “dog trader”, Choi Go Man. But it is murky again in the drama with the diagnosis of Sun Young. Nevertheless, the OST, ‘Lullaby”, by Shin Hyo Bum is very sad but soothing.

  32. 32 : Micc Says:

    There is so much sadness in this drama, yet it still manage to stir in a lot of laughter! I just hope it will have a happy ending.

  33. 33 : krmen Says:

    I Agree with Micc, there is a lot of sadness I did crie crie crie a lot episode 17th, and like some ne said maybe she will end up with her mother’s Heart, What will us Mom will do for our kids, some do not know or do not relize until they became parents, oh by the way Happy Mother’s day to all of you mom’s reading this, love this drama a lot, and love the dog keeper, he is realy doing a good job on keeping up happy…

  34. 34 : Edith Says:

    The best Korean drama!!! Brilliant

  35. 35 : Micc Says:


    Happy Mother’s Day to you too! And you’re right, we mothers will do anything for our kids! And you really need to be a mother to understand.

  36. 36 : Sg_drama_fan Says:

    Chanced upon this drama while feeling bored waiting for K2H, Rooftop Prince and Queen InHyun Man’s new episodes to air. This is a really brilliant drama, great acting and superb casts! Initially, I was hooked by the comedy part, great acting from Shin Hyundai Joon. But as the drama progressed, realized it’s a part tear jerker, almost wanted to give up as I prefer comedy-romance type dramas.

    Anyway, looking forward to the finale tonight. Have already watched Ep. 19, Young Joo is getting her heart transplant tonight, the donor is likely to be Soo Young. But….still clasping on the hope that the trailer for tonite is just teasing the viewers and that the heart donor is someone else, perhaps Park Jong Do..:-) now, that’ll really be the perfect ending…yes,.please….

  37. 37 : Kdrama_fan Says:

    What a great drama this is! Kim Hyun Joo, Ha Hee Ra, Shin Hyun Joon, and other supporting cast were superb. Shin Hyun Joon was brilliant with some stuttering in his act. It became a tear-jerker, but gives us deeper meaning of the family and life overall. Shin Hyo Bum sang the OST, ‘Lullaby’, beautifully depicting what was going to happen in the lyric. I love this drama.

  38. 38 : Sg-kdrama_fan Says:

    Alas…I cried so much watching the last 2 episodes. So heart-broken for Soo Young and Choi Go Man. Though a happy ending for Young Joo and De Ha and both mother and daughter leave together as One.

  39. 39 : Sg-kdrama_fan Says:

    Oops…correction. “live” not “leave”…ha they didn’t leave together. Young Joo lives!!

  40. 40 : Katha Says:

    I have started to watch “Dummy Mummy”, and I would like to see Episodes 14-20 with English subtitles. I have not been able to find a website with English subtitles. Does anybody have a suggestion?
    Thanks in advance.

  41. 41 : devi Says:

    Good Drama..i like it

  42. 42 : maya Says:

    intresting drama i like so much but after ep 14-20 no english sub plzz

  43. 43 : Kim Saera Says:

    I cried a lot. I laughed a lot.
    I love this drama so freakin muchhhhh!!
    The story is brilliant, all cast extremly awesome.
    Kim Hyun Joo and Ha Hee Ra are srsly great actress!
    Full recomended!

  44. 44 : zarima USA Says:

    finished watching this KDRAMA.. and i could say that this one makes my heart cries,,, my face towel soaked with my tears.. oh my GOD this one is one of a kind series.. thanks to CHOI GO MAN and butler KIM they make the series with some antiques and they will make u laugh just to make u breath from the serious scenes,,, its WORTH WATCHING,,, it will reminds us how mother will do anything for the sake of the children… 😛

  45. 45 : Lorem Says:

    Wow, I watched the first 2 episodes, pretty emotional. The writing is very good. It’s nice to be carried away by the story without the usual production distractions. Indeed the directing, cinematography, music and script are transparent in this drama. Simply a joyous experience. Kudos to the production people.

    Kim Hyun Joo is very good. She pulls it off. I didn’t even feel a twinge of the cringe. Excellent work.

    I was put off by the title initially, the drama didn’t make it on my “to watch list”. I decided to check it out on a whim. Glad I did.

    So on that point, what the hell is it with these lame titles. “Dummy Mommy” as the title is misleading. It had me thinking it is a kiddie flick, pre-schoolers even. There’s a child in this drama but the story is not about the child nor is it for children. It has adult concepts only.

  46. 46 : Lorem Says:

    Mmm.. I take it back. I think the title of the drama was taken from the title of the book, so I guess perhaps something was lost in the translation. And I suppose non-korean speaking viewers are not the prime demographic.

  47. 47 : yunita Says:

    i love this drama cuz there are my Seohyun dongsaeng …and his mom ( fake mom) Kim Hyun Joo

  48. 48 : danish Says:

    the title should be “dummy daughter’. she played the role as the genius girl, but in the drama, she looked more dummy than her grandmother. she is the one who wants to live with her dad, but in the end she blame her mother for letting her go. what an annoying kid…. but, overall this drama very hearttouching.. recommanded a lot

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