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Conan O’Brien finally broke Jordan Schlansky!!!
November 30th, 2018 under Conan O'Brien, Ralph Macchio. [ Comments: none ]

Conan O’Brien made like an Alphaville song and was Big in Japan. Like his previous trips, he brought know-it-all Jordan Schlanksy with him. This time they sat down at a restaurant and talked about why the PA is so obsessed with the country.

Schlansky told his boss that he fell in love with Japan after watching Karate Kid 2. He spewed out that the fact that film starring Ralph Mahk-e-o was filmed entirely in Okinawa. He was proud he knew all of that information.

But then…Conan took out his phone and told his employee to press play. It was a video of Ralph Ma-chi-o telling him that movie was actually filmed in Hawaii. After the actor said “sayonara”, you can actually see Schlansky tear up as he found out a big part of his childhood was a fraud. Which has me and Conan laughing until it hurts!

I mean a simple IMDB search will tell you where the feature was filmed and was not Japan.

Finally, How I Met Your Mother was so right, Daniel-san was the real villain in the franchise.


Is Ralph Macchio really 56?
June 29th, 2018 under Are they really their age?, Ralph Macchio. [ Comments: none ]

This year Ralph Macchio returned to the role that made him famous over 30 years and he has not aged a day since then. Don’t believe me, then look at how ridiculously hot The Karate Kid appears to be in this photo for SI. The 56-year-old, yes 56, is so insanely sexy here, I would swear it was for GQ instead. I would buy whatever he is selling for my man if I had one.

And on my lonely nights, Monday through Monday, I watch he and Billy Zabka is their series Cobra Kai on YouTube. It is the best show I have seen since Greg Berlanti’s Political Animals in 2012. If you have never seen the sequel to The Karate Kid, do it today. It is 10-hours of pure greatness. It sets the standard so high, I am having problems watching the fall pilots because none of them are anywhere as good as Cobra Kai. I promise you will be pleasantly surprised. They better all get Emmy nominations.


Impulse looks like Carrie on uppers! Cobra Kai waxes on another season!
May 10th, 2018 under Billy Zabka, Ralph Macchio, Suits, YouTube. [ Comments: none ]

YouTube Red just released the first trailer for their new series Impulse and I am completely blown away by the series that debuts on June 6th.

Henry (Maddie Hasson) is a 16-year-old girl who moves to a small town. A bad encounter with a boy brings something out of her she never knew she had, the ability to teleport. Now, she cannot control her new power and no one will believe her. Will she be able to control herself before it is too late?

Impulse is directed by Doug Liman, who has given us the Bourne franchise, The OC and Suits. Can’t wait to see what he does with this show.

Talking about YouTube Red, they finally picked up Cobra Kai for a second season. I seriously cannot stop thinking about how much I love the Karate Kid sequel that has Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) as the underdog and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) as the bad guy. If you have not binged the 10 episodes, make sure to do it ASAP. I promise you will not be disappointed. It is even better than the original movie and who doesn’t love 1984’s Karate Kid?

Who knew that YouTube Red would be putting out some of the best streaming programming out there and getting some of the biggest names to do their series? I do not think anyone did, but they are. How much do you want to bet that Cobra Kai gets an Emmy nom? It is a critics and fans darling alike. Not many shows can say that, but this one totally can.


You will get a real kick out of Cobra Kai!
May 2nd, 2018 under Billy Zabka, Ralph Macchio, YouTube. [ Comments: none ]

Back in 1984, we fell in love with The Karate Kid. Danny LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) became an instant sensation with a crane kick. While things turned out great for him, for Johnny Lawrence, the guy who he kicked in the face during that All Valley Karate competition, it was the complete opposite.

Something we find out in the sequel Cobra Kai that is now available to binge on YouTube Red. Lawrence is a down-on-his-luck sort of guy, who lives in a small apartment and works as a handyman. Life sucks for him, and it is going to get even worse. He loses his job, he gets arrested for getting into a fight with some teens who are beating up his next-door neighbor, his stepdad wants to kick him out of his place and some teens smash up his car.

Don’t think it can get any worse for him? It does! His car is towed to LaRusso’s. Danny LaRusso is now a big shot who owns several car dealerships in Los Angeles. He is a huge success with the perfect wife, the perfect son and daughter, and the perfect house. He has everything Johnny does not have. That is why Johnny wants to get his car out of his auto shop before he sees Danny. Since Johnny’s last few days have been really sh!tty, of course, he runs into his old rival.

Just when Johnny does not think that anything good can happen to him, something good actually does happen to him. He decides to bring back Cobra Kai and teach his neighbor how to defend himself with Karate. The student is now the Sensei.

Once Danny hears about that, he will do everything he can to shut it down. Proving old rivalries never die.

Another thing we learned, is you can go back to greatness. When I first heard that the show was from Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the EPs who gave us the Harold & Kumar franchise, I did not know what to expect. I knew I was going to love it, but I thought maybe it would be a comedy. It has it jokes like Danny gives every customer a Bonsai tree, but it is also pretty series.

We see how Johnny, who had it all in high school, has nothing in his 40’s. While Danny who had nothing is a huge success. All because of one match that changed their lives forever.

For years, we focused on Danny, but now it is time to focus on Johnny. Because this time around he is the underdog you are rooting for. If that is not a brilliant switch up, then I do not know what is.

Plus, it is so well done, everyone is going to fall in love with this show. Just like we did, all those years ago, when we saw The Karate Kid for the first time.

I know Pat Morita is looking down from heaven thinking what a great job they did for his legacy.

On that note, we will see old footage of him and the rest of the movie in this show. It will be used as flashbacks to remind us what happened in the original series. They did a really good job editing the old and new stuff together.

Actually, I love everything about Cobra Kai and cannot stop praising it. Make sure to set some time aside to watch all 10 episode. It is a quick, enjoyable binge.


Cobra Kai features never-before-seen footage from The Karate Kid!
May 1st, 2018 under Billy Zabka, Ralph Macchio, YouTube. [ Comments: none ]

Tomorrow on YouTube Red, The Karate Kid gets the sequel you never knew you needed and wanted. It has been almost 34 years since Johnny Lawrence (Billy Zabka) got his face kicked with an illegal kick (LBH we all know it was illegal) by Danny LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and now we are going to see how that moment changed both of their lives forever.

Since I have always liked both actors, it is nice to finally see Lawrence’s side of what happened. By doing so, the executive producers, Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, of Cobra Kai, needed to change up some of the scenes from the original for the series. They did so, by asking someone from Sony to go deep into the archival cave and find the raw video from the film. What they came back with was several seconds of never-before-seen footage from that fight scene and spliced it together for the show. According to them, not only did they use old shots, they added some new ones. Which, I am sure was easy for them to do because neither actor has aged a day since then. I wonder what they wax on, wax off on their faces to achieve the fountain of youth.

Anyways, I have seen the first two episodes and what I really enjoy is the way they incorporated moments from the feature into the webseries. It gives you flashbacks to their teen years without having to watch the movies all over again. Not that we don’t want to, we just cannot wait to watch these 10 episodes already. Which thankfully will all be coming out tomorrow. Guess what I will be doing all day? Cobra Kai truly took my breath away like a crane kick to the nose.


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