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

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48 Responses to “Dummy Mommy”

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  1. 26
    janice Says:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 28
    Kdrama_fan Says:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

  9. 34
    Edith Says:

    The best Korean drama!!! Brilliant

  10. 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.

  11. 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….

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 39
    Sg-kdrama_fan Says:

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

  15. 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.

  16. 41
    devi Says:

    Good Drama..i like it

  17. 42
    maya Says:

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

  18. 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!

  19. 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… :P

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 47
    yunita Says:

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

  23. 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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