Thursday, March 08, 2007

Sweep the Leg

Best. Video. Ever.

I'm a child of the 80's, and I'm totally proud of that fact. The movies, music, and clothing styles that surfaced in the 80's were totally radical and might even be considered bossanova. We loved our slap bracelets and jelly shoes and poofy hair, and we loved wearing neon colors with spandex and leg warmers. It was just too cool for school.

One of my favorite movies as a kid growing up was The Karate Kid.

Duh. We all loved that movie. Anybody who says they didn't like the Karate Kid is either a communist, or lying. The movie rocked. It was the poster child for 80's cinema and we all loved it.

Guess what? Somebody made a video about The Karate Kid!!!! I shit you not.

The group is called No More Kings and the video is called "Sweep the Leg".

I love this video. You'll notice that the main "star" of the video who plays "Johnny" from the movie is ACTUALLY the actor who played Johnny Lawrence in the movie. His name is William Zabka, and he starred in a few films other than The Karate Kid movies.

Go ahead. Click the IMDB link. You know you want to.

Apparantly, William Zabka wrote and directed this video, which makes it even cooler, in my opinion. There are other guest appearances by former cast members of the movie, in this video. Keep a look out for:

Rob Garrison "Tommy" "Yeah, Johnny! Get him a body bag! Yeah!"
Martin Kove “Sensei John Kreese” "Sweep the leg. You have a problem with that?"

And at the end, the man himself: Ralph Macchio “Daniel LaRusso”

Here is the video. Check it out. Enjoy. Just don't go tight-roll your jeans when you're done.

Cobra Kai never dies!


The Humanaught said...

this made me happy. It also made me renew my quest to find the first two films at my local dvd shop (Swank can kiss my ass).

Shanshu said...

Don't forget there was a 3rd movie, where Daniel has to fight in the All-Valley tournament to defend his title...but Mr. Miyagi refuses to train him because a trophy is not worth fighting for.

Hillary Stupid Swank is in the 4th movie that nobody watched.

Maccafreak said...

...except us, Shan, on our senior spring break to the lake...

I sadly remember "the group" gathered around watching KK 4 in the motel room before we got drunk with Mr. Jack Daniels.

Arlene said...

Um, I think I'm about to be disowned...
I've never seen the Karate Kid...never. Not once.
I did love me some slap bracelets though!!
I can't watch the video right now...they frown on blog reading at work, but they down right scowl at video watching!

TrueJerseyGirl said...

That was so beautiful I almost cried.

How is it that Ralph Macchio has not aged a day? He is still soooo fine (sorry, I became at 13 year old girl again for a second there).

P said...

Interesting to note: William Zabka (Johnny) wrote and directed the video.

MsLittlePea said...

I watched that movie every day for 6 months.

Shanshu said...

maccafreak: OMG I remember that. I had totally forgotten!!

arlene: Go rent the movie. Seriously.

truejerseygirl: yes, it was rather beautiful, wasn't it? And I think Ralph Maccio has the same genetic makeup as Dick Clark.

p: Yes, I too thought that was an interesting fact. that's why I mentioned that, in my post. ;)

mslittlepea: Why only 6 months? lol. 80's kids rule!