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"What kind of dream do you think I have?"
First season (top, left to right): Tiffany, Sook, Jinkyung, Hyorin, Miran, Jessi. Second season (bottom, left to right): Jinyoung, Sook, Minzy, Jinkyung, Somi, Yewon, Chaeyoung.

Sister's Slam Dunk (Korean: 언니들의 슬램덩크) is a South Korean variety show produced by KBS Entertainment. The show is notable for being one of the rare all-female variety shows in Korea. The first season focused on fulfilling the dream of each cast member with a limited budget of 2,196,000 won (around $2,000), while the second season was a girl group project.

A girl group named the Unnies was born after Min Hyorin's dream to become a girl group member. The group's producer was Park Jinyoung, one of Korea's most popular singers and the founder of JYP Entertainment. In season 2, the group promoted with new members and a new producer, Kim Hyungsuk.

First generation:
  • La Miran (La Miran, born March 8, 1975) - Actress
  • Kim Sook (Kim Sook, born July 6, 1975) - Comedian
  • Hong Jinkyung (Hong Jinkyung, born December 23, 1977) - Model, comedian, actress
  • Min Hyorin (Jung Eunran, born February 5, 1986) - Actress, singer
  • Jessi (Jessica Hyunju Ho, born December 17, 1988) - Rapper, singer, songwriter, member of Lucky J
  • Tiffany Young (Stephanie Young Hwang, born August 1, 1989) - Korean pop singer, member of Girls' Generation and its subgroup, Girls Generation TTS
Second generation:
  • Kim Sook (Kim Sook, born July 6, 1975) - Comedian
  • Hong Jinkyung (Hong Jinkyung, born December 23, 1977) - Model, comedian, actress
  • Kang Yewon (Kim Jieun, born March 15, 1980) - Actress, former classical singer
  • Han Chaeyoung (Kim Jiyoung, born September 13, 1980) - Actress
  • Hong Jinyoung (Hong Jinyoung, born August 9, 1985) - Trot singer
  • Minzy (Gong Minji, born January 18, 1994) - Korean pop singer, rapper, former member of 2NE1
  • Somi (Ennik Somi Douma, born March 9, 2001) - Korean pop singer, former member of I.O.I

  • Shut Up (feat. Yu Huiyeol) (2016)
  • 맞지? (2017)

This show provides examples of:

  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: With Jinkyung's and Chaeyoung's figures, it's hard to believe that they already have children.
  • The Ace: Miran, Tiffany, Minzy, and Somi.
  • Accidental Pervert: Jinyoung, while hugging Yewon, accidentally touched her chest.
  • Action Girl: Coach Hwayoung and the Unnies (except Minzy) for the "Right" music video.
  • All or Nothing: The quiz show that the Jinyoung and Chaeyoung participated in required the contestants to answer each question correctly, or else they'll get nothing.
  • Amusement Park: Tiffany's dream was to go to one, and the group eventually goes on one... however, it's just a small amusement park. She is not amused.
    Tiffany: This isn't the theme park I wanted... Don't you have hairbands and cotton candy? That's what makes it fun here.
    Jessi: This isn't Disney World!
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  • Animal Motifs: Jinkyung is labeled as a giraffe and a squid.
  • Arc Words: "Dream" is the central theme of the show. Even though the dreamers concept was dropped in season 2, it's still brought up from time to time and it's included in the first verse of "Right?" (What kind of dream do you think I have?).
  • Ascended Extra: Somi appeared as a guest in season 1 along with the I.O.I members. Later on, she becomes a regular cast member of season 2.
  • Audience Participation: The "Right?" music video has a second version which contains videos from the audiences.
  • Back to School: The concept of the music video for "Right?"
  • Badass Crew: The show's crew were the ones who directed and produced the music video for "Shut Up". They were also able to get the help of big names in the Korean music industry such as JYP and Kim Hyungsuk, as well as the original choreographers for Rain, Sistar, and Wonder Girls.
  • Big Girl, Little Girl: Jinkyung and Sook, which is funnier when you take their ages into account.
  • Brutal Honesty: The comments from most of the professionals.
  • Butt-Monkey: Jinkyung.
  • Call-Back: Season 1 is frequently referenced in season 2, especially the "Shut Up" song.
  • The Cameo: The extras for the "Shut Up" music video are mostly, if not all, celebrities, while the vocal trainer, dance coaches, music directors, and Somi's father appear in the music video for "Right?"
  • Casanova Wannabe: Huiyeol in his appearance in the "Shut Up" music video.
  • Catchphrase: "Shoot, shoot, shoot! We're the Unnies!"
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: In the second season.
    • Chaeyoung: Red
    • Somi: Pink
    • Minzy: Green
    • Yewon: Yellow
    • Jinyoung: Orange
    • Sook: Blue
    • Jinkyung: Purple
  • Confession Cam: Always present.
  • Cool Big Sis: Miran, Sook, and Jinkyung are seen as this by the other members.
  • Coordinated Clothes: Their stage outfits, as per usual in girl groups.
  • *Crack!* "Oh, My Back!": Miran, Sook, and Jinkyung during dance practice.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In season one, the dreams allowed each member (except Tiffany) to be in the spotlight. In both seasons, some parts of episodes are dedicated to showing a member's schedule, backstory or behind the scenes footage.
    • Kim Yeonkoung has an episode dedicated to her.
  • The Dreaded: JYP becomes this as the girls start on Hyorin's dream.
  • Embarrassing Old Videos: The staff manage to find Jinkyung's old comedy skits, to her annoyance.
  • Foregone Conclusion: For people who already watched the show after it was broadcasted, they might already know that both "Shut Up" and "Right?" topped the music charts and are popular in Korea.
  • Friend to All Children: Somi.
  • Funny Background Event: A lot, and most are even highlighted so the viewers don't miss them.
  • Genki Girl: Tiffany and Somi.
  • Girl Group: Hyorin's dream was to be in one, as she failed to debut as a girl group member under JYP Entertainment. The group of sisters eventually become a group called the "Unnies". Season 2 focused on the second generation of Unnies.
  • Gratuitous English: Tiffany and Jessi have some of their conversations in English. Somi and Jinyoung speak it quite a lot as well. Jinkyung uses it from time to time, but it doesn't sound as pretty as the other members' English.
    • The song lyrics, especially the rap parts, feature this.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Averted, as most of the cast members spend time outside of shooting working hard for the dreams they have to fulfill, such as driving, singing, dancing, and making a documentary.
  • Idol Singer: Tiffany, Minzy, and Somi.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Sook and Somi's age gap is 26 years.
  • Love Triangle: Somi says that she, Sook, and Coach Jinyoung are in one.
  • Older Than They Look: It's hard to believe that Chaeyoung was 37 when she was filming the show.
  • One Steve Limit: Season 1's mentor is Park Jinyoung, season 2's regular cast member is Hong Jinyoung, while their vocal trainer is Jang Jinyoung. There's also Hong Jinkyung and Hong Jinyoung.
  • Power Trio: Miran, Sook, and Jinkyung, being the eldest members of the group. There is also Minzy, Somi, and Jinyoung, the most experienced singers in the second generation of the Unnies.
  • Red Baron: There's Cleopatra, God Sook, the Barbie Doll of Korea, and the Queen of Trot.
  • Sixth Ranger: JYP is treated as the seventh member of the Unnies, while Yeonkoung is also considered as a part of the group. The dance and vocal coaches become this in season 2.
  • Special Guest: A lot of celebrities appear on the show, including Park Bogum, TWICE, I.O.I, Girls Generation TTS, S.E.S, Gugudan, Yenny, Jo Kwon, Super Junior, Red Velvet, and many more.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Even the show itself spells their names differently from time to time.
    • Ra Miran vs. La Miran, Kim Sook vs. Kim Suk, Hyorin vs. Hyolyn.
    • Hwang Miyoung vs. Hwang Miyeong, Hong Jinyoung vs. Hong Jinyeong, Han Chaeyoung vs. Han Chaeyeong.
    • Ho Hyeonju, Ho Hyunju, Ho Hyeonjoo, or Ho Hyunjoo.
    • Hong Jinkyung, Hong Jinkyeong, Hong Jingyung, or Hong Jingyeong.
  • Stage Name: Min Hyorin for Jung Eunran, Jessi for Ho Hyeonju/Jessica Ho, Tiffany for Hwang Miyoung/Stephanie Hwang, Kang Yewon for Kim Jieun, Han Chaeyoung for Kim Jiyoung, Minzy for Gong Minji, Somi for Ennik Douma.
  • Talking in Your Sleep: Jinkyung says that while she was asleep, someone told her that she was saying "Why are you doing this now?"
  • Team Dad: JYP, and on a lesser note, Kim Hyunsuk become one for the girls.
  • Teen Genius: Minzy, who got a scholarship for her three years of high school, and Somi, who memorizes the dances after watching it once.
  • Teen Idol: Somi.
  • The Load: In the girl group mission, Jinkyung did her best so she wouldn't hold the group down, and succeeded.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Jessi isn't really a tomboy but she comes off as a strong woman, so the members are surprised upon seeing her bedroom filled with pink. Minzy also started wearing dresses more frequently.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The members who initially did not do well at anything they did eventually become skilled.
  • True Companions
  • Women Are Delicate: Strongly averted. The point of the show is to showcase that an all-female cast can also result to a successful variety show.