The “Karate Kid” film trilogy is in Netflix– successor “Cobra Kai“omnipresent. At several points in the ultra-popular series, reference is made to events from the original film trilogy, iconic moments reappear in slightly modified form and numerous Easter eggs delight viewers and fans.
Cobra Kai: The quiz for the sequel to the series Karate-Kid
Who plays Daniel LaRusso in “Cobra Kai”?
It’s no different in the newly released 3rd season of “Cobra Kai”! On the following pages we list all 17 Easter Eggs and “Karate Kid” references from “Cobra Kai” Season 3. Have fun with it!
1: Johnny breaks the window
In “Nachspiel”, the 1st episode of the 3rd “Cobra Kai” season, Sensei Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) drinks too much and gets into an argument with some other guests in a bar, who explain to him: “You’re gammeling like a piece of dirt bathed in shit. ”
Later in the parking garage, Johnny smashes the windshield of the two of them and the scene is reminiscent of one of the first moments from “Karate Kid II” from 1986. Back then, John Kreese (Martin Kove) took part in a confrontation right after the legendary All-Valley tournament Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) pounded 2 car windows.
2: The John Kreese father-in-law
Daniel LaRusso also visits the Cobra Kai Dojo in the episode “Nachspiel”. There he sees a cardboard display of the new Senseis John Kreese – and this scene refers to “Karate Kid I”: When Daniel in the franchise starter enters the Cobra Kai Dojo for the very first time, the first thing he does is run past a (in black and white) Cardboard display by John Kreese over.
3: John Kreese quotes Mr. Miyagi
At the Cobra Kai Dojo, Daniel and John Kreese talk about Robby, who seriously injured Miguel in the season 2 finale. Kreese says: “You know, there is no such thing as a bad student”, quoting Mr. Miyagi from “Karate Kid”, who pointed out to Daniel who was actually responsible for the Cobra Kai bullys.
4: Miyagi-san, the “little bastard”
Still at the Cobra Kai Dojo, John Kreese suggests that the school fight at the end of the previous season had dragged Mr. Miyagi’s good name through the mud. He would like to “see the look on the little bastard’s face.”
A visibly upset Daniel Kreese remembers: “That little bastard showed you – several times”, alluding to the events of “Karate Kid II” and Karate Kid III. “In both parts, Mr. Miyagi missed John Kreese a rub.