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Cobra Kai Never Dies w/ Brihana Davidson (Cobra Kai Kompanion)

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

If you are curious about the Karate Kid franchise or the latest season of Cobra Kai (Netflix), meet Brihana Davidson. She has loved The Karate Kid since it first graced the silver screen in 1984. Now, she is the co-host of the Cobra Kai Kompanion podcast and we sat down and chatted all about it. 

  • Her favorite moments from Cobra Kai Season 3 
  • That time she interviewed Ralph Macchio & William Zabka 
  • Her best-to-worst ranking of the Karate Kid movies 
  • Why she loves Cobra Kai/The Karate Kid so much

Listen: Cobra Kai Kompanion

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What's going on? Guys, welcome back to a brand new episode of pod flicks and chill. As always, I am your host, Andrew. I hope everybody had a fun, safe and healthy New Year's celebration. I'm very glad that two twenty is out of the way. I'm very much looking forward to all the things at two thousand and twenty one has to offer. On today's episode of the show, I was super pumped I got a chance to sit down with Brianna Davidson, the cohost of the Cobra Kai companion podcast. We talked about her lifelong love of the karate kid franchise and break down some of our favorite moments of Cobra Kai season three, which premiered on New Year's Day on Netflix. Now, if you're unfamiliar, Cobra Kai was originally released on Youtube, but after the first two seasons it was sold to Netflix and when those seasons were released on Netflix last year they were reportedly viewed by over fifty million accounts in the first twenty eight days, which is pretty great. I think it was one of the top three shows viewed in its first month. Now, with that success, Netflix has already announced that a season four of Cobra Kai is on the way, but we have no official release date as of now. As always, don't forget to subscribe to Pod flicks and chill so you stay up to date for when future episodes drop. But for now let's chat with Brianna Davidson About Cobra Kai. POW Are you? I am wonderful. How are you? I'm doing rate myself. Thanks for asking. I'm so excited. Yeah, this is awesome. This is actually the first like podcast collaboration that I've done, so I really appreciate you getting back to me and being on board with it. Oh, no problem, thanks for asking. Yeah, of course. Yeah, I stumbled across your show with Peter on Instagram and I love the idea and I love the concept and as I built out this show, I wanted to do more of the types of things that you guys are doing for your podcast. So I was just like, you know, I think I had messaged him asking, you know, hey, how do you guys get your cast members on board? And, you know, is there a secret? He's like now, just keep being diligent and then, like I said, I had asked for a collab with him and he's busy. He just had a kid. Yes, so he was like, but reach out to my cohost and luckily, like I said, you were very graceful enough to want to do it. So Oh, yeah, I mean I can. I could talk about this show in these movies forever. So anytime you want somebody to talk about it, I'm up for it. Yeah, that's awesome. So how actually did you first get into like karate kid and all that? Karate Kid I saw when I was eleven okay and it was playing at our local drive in okay and I coudn't afford to get in, so I was standing on the sidewalk outside okay. I couldn't really hear it, but I watched it. And then when school started first day, I went to the library and checked the novelization out. Oh, okay, and so that was I'd like paired up scenes from the book with scenes from the movie. So I put them together in my head and got I I knew, you know, what scenes were in the book that weren't in the movie and and stuff like that. And then when it came out on VHS a couple years later, got my parents to rent it and my dad had our stereo hooked up to run through our TV, okay, and I recorded a cassette tape. Nice of it was actually two because it was two hours. So I had all of the dialog and everything and I just listened to it over and over and over and over, and I just I've been into it ever since. It was such a huge part of my life through the S. yeah, that's really cool. It's funny how how complicated everything was back then right there, like there wasn't any zoom to just like record what you wanted. No, no, and and when it came to because I have, it's no secret whatsoever, I have a huge crush on Ralph Matio, like huge. And when I was in junior high, you know, you talked to all your girlfriends about who they have crushes on and they're all like, Oh, Michael J Fox, and you know all these names, and they're like who do you like? And I'm like Ralph maccio, and they're all like who is that? So I was like the only person in my hometown and and is like I've got a crush on this pretty little Italian boy right right, and I was the only one and like nobody else cared about the movie the way I did. So I...

...had to do it all myself, you know, I had to, and that's why, like, the stuff that I know about the movie is the stuff that I know. I know because I had no other like, there was nothing else I could do. You read the books, you watch the movies, you come up with theories, you learn your own facts and stuff like that, because there was no internet, there was no one to talk to about it. Yeah, I got so. Yeah, I had to do it all myself. That's funny. You know what you brought something. I didn't even realize that the movie was a book first. I had no clue. Yeah, there's there's novelizations. BB Hiller wrote all three of the novelizations for the movies, okay, and they were based on and I believe Robert Mark came and even got partial writing credit on the first book, because he is, she was provided did the final script and that's where the novel came from. So that's why there's scenes in the in the novels that aren't in the movie because they were filmed but then cut because they, you know, we're too long or whatever. That makes sense. That makes sense, I guess. Yet that there's a lot of movies that get novelizations, not like the the star wars ones are huge. They know the first ones that come to mind. So, but that's awesome. So you've been a you've been a die hard karate kid fan for life, pretty much. Yeah, yeah, since since the movie came out in one thousand nine hundred and eighty four. That's me. That's awesome. Yeah, I'm I'm slightly younger. So my first interaction with karate kid was actually the next karate kid with Hilary Swank. Oh Wow, yeah, what a place to start, right. But like, I've done martial arts. I started doing martial arts when I was ten or eleven years old, and so I was into it, even though, little did I know that everybody else hated the movie. But then I went back and saw the original and then the second one and, you know, the third one, right, and and that's kind of how I came to enjoy them. Not as much as as you seem to, but I just love them. I think, you know, Mr Miyagi's probably one of the best film characters ever created. It. Oh, yeah, he's amazing. Yeah, it's fantastic. So that's that's kind of how I got into it. I wanted very much to do martial arts, but little bitty town we didn't have even the Wy MCA didn't have karate when I was a kid. Wow, okay, and by the time they started having karate classes I had kids and there was just no way to fit it in. Yeah, I wish I had, I really do. Yeah, it's it's it was a lot of fun. I honestly I started because I wanted. I was I was big into the power rangers at that time. Oh Yeah, so I actually wanted to not just like be a power ranger like in the fantastical, you know, imagination sense, but I actually wanted to be a power ranger, whether it was like a stunt power ranger or like an actor for the power rangers. That's what I was set on. When I started crying. Oh Wow, yeah, that's not really the the you know, direction my life wound up going, but I think that's for the better overall. Right, but this says that's a really cool, like specific goal for again to have. Yeah, it's sort of came to fruition. When I was working. I wound up starting as a student at the karate school and then I became an instructor. There after I got my black belt and we did kid birthday parties and I wound up actually becoming the like one of the Red Rangers for the kids birthday parties. So I would like go into the back room, get dressed into the power ranger outfit, come out, do some like you know, demos for the kids and then I would go back and change into Mr Andrew and then we'd like have pizza and cut cake and all that one stuff. Oh, that's am so you became a power ranger. Yeah, it's amazing. Yeah, I got to check it off the list. Oh, wow, yeah, it was pretty cool. That's fantastic. Yeah, and now I'm I love to see like this style of karate, though, sort of like get resurgence, because I feel like, I mean, maybe it never died, I don't know, but I feel like with the popularity of the UFC, everybody turned to like Jiu Jitsu, and while I love Jiu Jitsu, I do study that. Like it's cool to see such popularity of traditional Japanese karate come back from the Karate Kid and now Cobra Kai. Yeah, it's pretty neat from that perspective of things. Yeah, and there's a UFC fighter that does the crane kick. Oh, does he really? Yeah, I've seen a few. I've seen a few videos of them and it's really impressive. Like yeah, for impressive. Yeah, that's so cool. Oh Man. So I want to know it, like how, because that was going to be one of my questions if you did...

...martial arts. But I'm curious. How did the Cobra Kai companion podcast come to be and can you tell us a little bit more about that? Well, that was before my time. That was Peter, okay, that did that and Tom Coe was the original cohost and Peter had a podcast on court temp arts and he was part of the TV ate, my brain, okay, and he decided that he was going to do the entire first season and he asked Tom Because Tom had been the cohost when he did Oh, what was it? I think it was. Maybe it was one of his retro podcast I think maybe podstalgic. He had done the karate kid movies and Tom had done those with him. So he was like, okay, do you want to come back and, you know, do this one off episode of Cobra Kai? And they started recording and they realized that there was no way they were going to be able to get the entire season in one episode because it was going to be like seven hours long. So they they started breaking it up and they stayed at a part of TVATE my brain for a few episodes, okay, and then he realized that they were just going to have way too much content to stay there, so he branched off. He stayed with court Tim Parts but started Cobra Kai companion, okay, and that's where I believe one interview was done on the TVATE my brain. I can't remember if it was Hannah Keppel, okay, and then all the other interviews have been done under Cobra Kai companion. I came on. He invited me and my best friend Carrie switch forty two because we went to ce to, okay, and twenty nine team, and he asked us to do an episode with him recapping the Convention. Okay, and about a week later one of the sneak peak, I think it was the Mr Miagi one, okay, dropped on Youtube and he wanted to do a recap and, you know, talk about it and Tom didn't want to have any spoilers. Tom was avoiding spoilers. So Peter asked me if I would do all of the clips and trailers and things like that analysis with him so tom could avoid spoilers, and I said yes. And then season two started and he asked me if I would do a segment on Easter aches every episode, you know, Callbacks to the movie and you know if I spotted anything that reminded me or, you know, things that were directly lifted from the movie. Right, and I did that. Then he asked me if we I would do POLPO, because Polpo to go nine was my favorite episode, and he asked me if I would do the full review episode of that with them and I said yes. And after that Tom decided that he was going to step down to focus on his other podcast, Tom and jake conquer the world. Okay, and I took over as of to ten as the cohost of the show. The craziest episode of last season. Oh my gosh, yes, yes, yeah, we're you like living for that or just I thought it was so entertaining. For the for the fight, yeah, the school fight. I. Yes, the the oneter is the most incredible thing I've ever seen. I know it's like it. This is the most impressive minute twenty eight in you know, TV history. Yes, yeah, I love that they continue those wonders this season two especially. I have you finished season three? Oh yeah, okay, I figured I stayed up. I actually work closed at three, okay, on Thursday and I work from home. Okay, so I laid down about thirty with my grandkid. Okay, who is, you know, seven and a half month old and needed a nap. So it's love. Okay, well, grandma'll just lay down. You know, grandma fell asleep and woke up at zero. So I felt, you know, rested, rejuvenated. No problem. Ye, starting at two am and watched it all the way through, all the way through. I love it. Yes, I loved that they continue those wonders, especially in the season finale. Yeah, yeah, yeah, that was great. I don't know how for this show specifically, I don't know how deep I want to get into spoilers or anything like that. I mean, if it happens, it happens, you know. But well, we'll try to err on the side of caution for for the was that haven't seen the show yet. Okay. But yeah, so Easter eggs, you mentioned that. You did that. You do some Easter eggs segments. I want to hear what you may have caught, maybe this...

...season, without spoiling anything, because I've I caught a couple, but you seem to be a wealth of karate kids, karate kid knowledge. Okay, so the big one is, you know, crease's line. I like that. I like that. That comes from the movie. He was actually delivering that line to Amanda and he didn't get to finish it because she smacked the crap out of him and said I don't care what you like. Yeah, so she cut him off. There is the obvious one with the the nose honk and chosen's reaction to it. ISS terracle. Yeah, those perfect. And you know, I think the whole thing with chosen in Kumago there's a lot of you know, things that they had said. Her calling back to Daniel saying he was a free agent. Yeah, I know that. I live tweeted a few. Okay, without going back to refresh my memory, the one that I really really remember is brooks reaching into who his backpack and asking who wants a warm one? WHO's up for a warm one? And he reaches then he pulls out the beer and that line is, you know, from the karate kid, the WHO's up for a warm one and everyone else's reactions like who wants warm beer? Yes, discuss, which I thought was hilarious. I'm sure the more I watched it the more I will find. I know there was a big one from the cartoon okay, which was also in footage they had released earlier and I had found that one several months ago. Okay, which is the shrine from the cartoon is sitting on a shelf and chosen stojoe. Oh, okay, I'll have to take a look at that. Yeah, I miss that one. Yeah, I noticed in the flashbacks that we get throughout when crease is training with his superior officer, the the move that crease uses, I think it was on Johnny. At one point in the films his captain uses that. It's like a sweep and then he goes to punch and then pulls it back. HMM. It's like it's exact from the film and I caught that and I was like hey, I remember that. Yeah, he does that too. It's not to Johnny, it's too one of the students. Okay. He's walking around and that student gets nervous. Absurd all. Yeah, he gets off beat with everyone else. That's when you yep, he does that to him. Yeah, I thought that was neat what, speaking of those crease flashbacks, like, what did you think of those? Did you? I mean from your from your instagram, your me Agi dough, your like me Agi doe through and through. So like, did this? Did this help make him any, like more relatable or likable to you, or do you still hate him with a burning passion? Well, I understand better. I always knew that he has severe PTSD, as most Vietnam vets do. Yeah, and I always knew that he had, you know, the issues of coming back from that war and the way the vets were treated. It was awful. It was unforgivable. Yeah, they were over there because they were told to be. They were soldiers, that's their job, you know, they were and yeah, there was some atrocity going on, but the vast majority of them were just soldiers doing their job and to come back and have, you know, the people they thought they were defending and protecting spit on them it. So, you know, I knew he had all that going on. The flashbacks that we got. The way I see it and what I've been saying about it is John crease. Johnny crease, at eighteen was an incredibly sweet boy. Yes, was very much in love, you know, he had all these plans. He was going to go serve his country, come back Mary Betsy, have children, have a, you know, normal life from there on out he was just incredibly sweet and very protective, and I mourn for that boy right, because he died in that cage. Yeah, absolutely, but the man that John crease became when he came back is all on him. And yes, I still hate that man because he became a child abusing, psychopathic, would be murderer, and that's those were all his decisiions.

So I feel horrible for the boy he was, but no, I do not forgive the man he is. Okay, that's a very well thought out, analytical answer. I like that a lot. You're welcome. Great. So, yeah, I can't get over his character. I don't even want to say it's growth over the season. But the one character whose growth I loved was Dmitri's. Yeah, he's and three Gianni did a fantastic job with that role. Yes, like he starts out at the beginning of the series, like not even let's not even talk this season he starts all the way back in season one. He's just like the timid, shy nerd HMM, and now he's actually gaining some confidence, hmm, and I thought that character arc throughout this season was fantastic. Oh yeah, admitri's deremitri's growth. He is one of the characters who actually broke me really, and it was in the laser tag arena. Oh yeah, when he's laying there and he's begging and he's Eli, please, it's me, please, Eli, and it just shattered me. I started crying it. Yeah, I love Dmitri so much and Gianni is such a phenomenally talented boy. Yes, and it's so wonderful to talk to and he loves Dmitri so much, and it just to see him at the end in the in the fight and he's just like kicking this guy, punching this guy, flipping around, punching this guy over here, and it's like, oh my God, Code Dmitri Right. And then to have the confidence to actually get with the girl that. Yeah, you know, he said I'd kill both of you just to have her spit in my face, and now he's got her. It just I love it. Yeah, I love it. That was a really great moment. I loved that, that scene where Samon mcgell are walking past them. Yes, you know, and Yasman is still like no, you. I'm yeah, right, no, and not metre's just like whatever, see you later, you know. Yeah, yeah, that was awesome. Yeah, and speaking of him in the fight to let's give props to to hero for the stunt Choreography of Oh, yes, like, Oh, it really blew my mind at the end of last season, you know, with the big school fight and then to just see all the choreography grow from there this season. I'm having a hard time picking between the you know, episode two ten and episode three and ten, for wit or for which fight I like better. Yeah, I think between two ten and three and ten. I love them both. But I had, I had said in this this hasn't changed in the last day. To ten, that fight was based on, you know, just petty rivalries and there wasn't much at steak other than just who won. There were certain individual fights, you know, like Robbie and Miguel and Sam and Tory, where there was a lot at steak, but the fight overall, you know, was just them getting into it because they hated each other. The fight at the house. Yeah, much heavier. Yeah, the stakes are so much higher. They are all fighting for their lives in that moment and that pushes three and ten, that fight over the top for me. Yeah, it's not my favorite fight of the series. It is probably my third favorite fight of the series. Water Top oneed to number one and will not number two. I will say, I'll go, I'll go backwards. Number two is Johnny and Daniel Fighting together at the chop shop and then turning on each other as the moment as as they do. It would I loved to see how they just instinctively work together. Yeah, especially against that last guy, you know, the huge guy. Yeah, they just look at each other and just boom, you know, kick to the head and sweep the leg and they just knew how to work together. And then them being who they are, that, you know, turn on each other and the fight each other and let the bad guys get away. So number one, hands down, is the fight at the end. Okay, is Johnny Daniel Increase? Yeah, that is everything. Yeah, everything. I have a very soft spot for the thought of one of them saving the other one and I always kind of thought I wanted Johnny to save Daniel. Wouldn't never, you're only not. Yeah, it would be, but apparently, apparently what...

I really needed to see was Daniel Save Johnny. Yeah, because when he showed up and crease off of him, it's just like, in that moment, Daniel is the biggest Badass to ever exist and there's there's no denying it anymore. Daniel knows his stuff and he is a Badass and he is the hero at the end of the season. Yeah, I love it. Yeah, it's so great to see them work together and that was one of the things. You know, throughout the fur all three seasons, really you keep seeing them come close together and you think they're going to resolve everything and then something happens to drive them apart and it's just like this ebb and flow relationship that keeps happening and I think, you know, they finally had that defining moment at the end of this season where they're it's like okay, like we need to put this stuff aside, and I think the moment when, you know, when Ali comes back and she says you guys recognize a little bits and pieces of each other in each other, and that's why you hate each other so much. HMM It. I think both of them just had like light bulbs that go off and I think that's really what enables Daniel to maybe, you know, kick crease off of Johnny. Oh yeah, absolutely, and they made it very clear in the series after, because I make posters and after season one I may a poster of the two of them together and what it said on it was in you, I see everything I hate in me, and it's very true. What what Daniel sees in Johnny is, you know, that darkness that Terry Silver pulled out in him that he wants to deny exists, right, and he sees that in Johnny and he's afraid of it, so he hates it. And you know, Johnny and Daniel Sees, you know, maybe some some morals that he sees as weakness and he hates him because he stirs those feelings and a desire for mercy and things he's he makes those activate in Johnny and Johnny doesn't like that because to him that's weakness. But they've always needed each other. I do wish I was I was one of those people that did not really want to see alley. Okay, I was I was very worried about what she would do. I'm like, you know, she has screwed these two up enough right, if she comes back, it's just going to be worse, you know. And everybody's like, oh, her and Johnny are going to get together and she's going to be divorced, and I'm like, no, it's not a soap opera. They're better writers than that. And then, you know, she's divorced and I'm like, Oh my God, no, no, you're better than this, you're better, you're better writers than this. But then they, you know, had her encouraging him to not screw it up with Carmen. And Yeah, I was so grateful for that moment too, because I'm literally sitting in my living room and I'm like no, Johnny, you're going to screw everything else. Yes, yes, I was. I was very scared. I should have trusted them right, right, the big three are Genei. That's the plural of genius. They are genius as they are brilliant writers. I should have trusted them. I should have known they were not going to go down the fan faky soap opera route with Johnny and a lie. But when I found out she was divorced. I got so scared, but in the end I think it worked out. She served her point in the story and now she's gone and we can move on. Yeah, and if she comes back here and there as a friend to Amanda, I am perfectly fine with that. Yeah, and and Amanda to like, I wasn't sure how I felt about Amanda at first because she seemed very against, you know, she she was. She was very against karate and miagi dough and all of it. And you know, as a as a fan of the karate kid, you want to see Ralph Maccio like start training again and, you know, kick some ass and take on Cobra Kain and you're like no, lady, like stop, let him, let him do his thing. But she really grew on me this season as as an as a character, to see her relationship with Samantha and instead of being like this overbearing protective mother, she becomes an understanding, listening, over protective mother that slaps the crap out of cree right right. So that moment to at the at the meeting where they were trying to reinstate the karate tournament, where right where she calls...

...crease out as like yeah, you go right. And then she ended up getting removed because he has a protective order against her and she was less than a hundred feet away. So, yeah, it's crazy. But I mean Johnny and Daniel both in that in that same meeting. You know, Johnny was what was it Johnny said? I can't remember, but Daniel looked at him like what? And then Daniel was talking about the cobras in the dealership and Johnny looks over at him like he did what? Right, you know, it just this the whole, the whole thing. And and Amanda is one of my favorite characters. I'm drawn to strong female characters because there are so few. Yeah, and she is no longer defined as Daniel's wife. She is a character in her own right and she has her own motivations and she has her own, you know, her own arcs, and I love her. Yeah, she's always been the voice of reason. You know, most women, when faced with their husband's first love, ex girlfriend, their first reaction is not going to be Oh, I've got to talk to you right, right, but such a funny moment it was. It was she's just like, Oh, you have dirt on my husband to spill, and I love her. I just I love her personality. Courtney hangler is phenomenal. I can't even imagine anyone else in that role. No, not at all. Yeah, she's definitely become one of my top, probably five characters through this season just because she had, you know, she had the courage to stand up to crease and actually lay hands on him. And you know, I don't think the the other guys, well, Johnny being the exception there. I don't think Daniel really had that the guts to do that until the very end. HMM. Well, and he didn't have the desire to. Well, that's to bill. Holding very tightly, especially during the first confrontation between Daniel increase at the Dojo. Yeah, you're lucky he taught me real karate, because I'm not going to strike first. You know, he was holding so tightly to the karate is for defense only. It wasn't until after until chosen. Yeah, and chosen literally once again. You know, I've I've joked since the the show started. Well, you know, Daniel want to fight to the death. So he knows how to kill people, you know right. Well, now he really does, and we've seen him be taught. So, yeah, he did. Then then the fight at the end. He realized that there is no need to hold back. You know, crease's like, you can't keep up this defense, only crap forever, and Daniel's like then, it's a good thing I don't have to write Bam I was the one thing you can't say about Daniel. He is not a pacifist. No, no, not at all. I was kind of torn between that moment because I was like, well, do I want to see him like and crease, or do I want to see him humiliate him again by doing a hank again? I'm glad the hank was left out because this was such a supremely dramatic moment. Yeah, in that moment, I mean, crease was going to choke Johnny, if not unconscious, he was going to choke him to death. Yeah, Daniel saved him. Got, you know, pounded on for a while and gave back as good as he got and then thrown through, tackled through a window, and Chris was going to stab him in the face. Yeah, and he was going to kill him. And so he and he actually told him he was going to kill him. It's time for you and me Agi to reunite. That is a death threat, that is, I am going to kill you now and then, once he was incapacitated. The most incredible thing to me was daniel looked to johnny for permission to kill gries and Johnny gave it to him. Yeah, he nodded. So, if not for Samon Miguel, the one time in the entire show that someone has good timing instead of bad timing, if not for Samon Miguel showing up when they did, Daniel and Johnny would be murderers. They would have killed him. Yeah, that I mean the very strong case for Selfdefense. You know, the man was going to stab me in the face, right, but yeah, they'd killed him. Yeah, I can see why that would be probably your favorite fight, just because of that like wait, and that powerful. Yes, just, Oh man,...

...that was literally you know, was it? Did any of them intend it to be a fight to the death? No, most likely not, but that is what it became, because crease is so off the rails crazy. MMM, he thinks at this point that the only way for him to get what he wants, which is control of karate in the valley, is to kill Johnny and Daniel. Yeah, and it's just unbelievable. That we've gotten this far and and I write. It did to me like I write Fan Fic, and the story that I've been writing, the main plot is that crease wants Daniel killed. Hi wants some dead, and everybody's like, Oh, you know, it's karate. You know, it's a high school karate tournament. It from thirty four years ago. crease doesn't want Daniel dead. Yes, he does. Right, right. So that makes me feel better because now my fan pic is not as ridiculous as it sounded all these all these years. That's too funny. Yeah, and I I really just love this show overall. I mean the first time I had really heard the concept of Johnny being redeemable and a good guy was from the show how I met your mother, when Neo Patrick Harris's character, Barney has this theory that you know, Johnny Lawrence was the good guy in Daniel the Russo was the bully, and to sort of see them like lay into that a little bit. You have you johnny has is telling Miguel, you know, he stole my girl. We weren't doing anything wrong and she came in and or, you know, Daniel came in and started trying to steal her and I'm just minded my own business at the Halloween dance and he doused me, you know, right. And then even to have some parents at the PCA meeting called Daniel a bully. It's the in episode owed one. I was like they're really going down this path. I like this. That was apparently Josh heeled said that was him. Oh really, yeah, he was. He was standing in for a couple of the shots and then that turned out to be the audio that they use. That's great. That's just shield the yells the year the real bully from up above. I love that. Yeah, that was fantastic, but I mean that was the first time I had I had ever heard of that concept and I love it. I I mean I'd never thought that I'd be rooting for a character like Johnny the way that I have been in the three seasons of this show, specifically this season, just because he's he's been through the ringer in the first two and now like the stakes are way up, you know. Yeah, so I think that just makes the ending, you know, and I'll I'll just say the ending, the ending scene, so great to me. I loved it. HMM. Oh Yeah, and the music playing is, you know, in the air tonight. Yeah, and it's a cover. I've they didn't put on the credits who the cover is by. So I need to search youtube. I need to find this. Come. Right, that was amazing. It was such a good cover, but the very last shot, what Johnny and Daniel are doing, is over the line. I've been waiting for this moment for all my life and it's just like, Oh my God, it yeah, I'm gonna have to go back and watch that. I totally miss that the first time. The timing on it is just that. Yes, yes, you've been waiting for your whole life. So have we. Thank you. Yes, it gave me cold chills. It was. It was perfect. Yeah, that wazing. When the scene happened and I you know, the credit start rolling and then Netflix turned it and was like, you know, watch this show next and I'm like wait, that that's the where's the next episode? I want more. Right. So, when season four coming? Right? The good news on season four is it was green lighted back in October, right, so, and I honestly think it was green lighted before that. If you ask me now, I have zero inside information, but it's all supposition, right. I think that season four and five were both green lighted when Netflix bought them. I think it was part of the original deal, because why would they leave Youtube and go somewhere else that did not guarantee them season four? That's why they had to leave Youtube, because there were no season four. So why would they go to Netflix not knowing already that they had it? That's a very good point. You know, throughout, like throughout the research that I've done for for this show, Um, not specifically...

...for Cobra Kai, but just for pod flats and chill in general. I mean Netflix spends billions, billions of dollars for content and you know, I had listened to another podcast called land of the giants where they sort of did like a a seven episode season of like a business analysis on Netflix, and they had bought House of cards when that first came out, when they first started getting into original series, they bought House of cards from whatever studio did that for like a hundred million dollars, site unseen like the entire season. So there was no episodes produced. They bought it for a hundred million dollars based off of a pilot essentially. And so so what you're saying you know, netflix buying it from Youtube for you know, two, possibly three, seasons, like already confirmed. It wouldn't surprise me at all. Yeah, and it just they the official green light was given in October. Season for at least the you know, rough scripts are all done. Sure, the first two or three episodes have to be completely done because the cast is leaving for Atlanta. Okay, two weeks. I think Courtney said she was going down on the eleven. Okay, and filming starts around the and T is Gotcha at least. I mean none of them have said anything specific about that. That's just, you know, putting together what some of the cast members have said. Shorten and things like that. So they're going to start filming season four, you know, within the next two weeks. That's and we could have season four produced and back on the TV again before the end of two thousand and twenty one. We could get two seasons in one year, which, hell, yeah, I'm on right. That just quizz it. Right. The first thing I said after season three was over was okay, when a season four? And you better not tell me I have to wait another two years, because I cannot do that again. I cannot wait two years. Again, that was the most painful fanish experience I have ever been through in my life. was that two year wait. Yes, crazy, see, I looked out because I didn't watch Cobra Kai when it was on youtube because I didn't want to pay ten dollars a month for Youtube to be completely onaced. And I know people did that, Yep, right, and I know they eventually put it out there, like the first season for free. But I you know, you know how content is. There's just so much of it that like you never get to everything that you want to watch, and that's kind of why I use this podcast as sort of an excuse to watch the things that I want to write right, right and then have people to talk about it with, because I started this watching the queen's Gambit on Netflix. I had heard like a couple people talk about it and then I watched that series and I was I needed to talk about it with people, and like the only way that I thought of to do it was, let me make a podcast episode, and then it just turned into a thing. But I'm so glad it turned into it thing because now I get to talk to you. Oh, thank you, that's awesome. Yeah, so, yeah, so I got really lucky. I didn't Watch Cobra Kai until it was on Netflix and I could just binge the first two seasons backtoback. So my weight for season three wasn't that long, but it was still probably six months or so. Not Two years, but right, but six months is a long time. Yeah, yeah, the painful thing. We went through a lot. We knew it had been filmed, we knew it was finished. The if the official twitter that Youtube brand stopped tweeting on December, six of two thousand and eighteen that were there. Two two thousand and nineteen, okay, the last that we, you know, heard of anything. They just stopped and they had been super active in the fandom before that. They retweeted fan art, they retreated, you know videos and they talked to us and and then they just stopped and they just vanished. It was like that's weird. Yeah, and then we were expecting preseason publicity to start in February like it always had. HMM, and it didn't. And we're asking the creators what's going on and they can't really answer us. So we're assuming that everything is still a go, but we're guessing right. And then it come March we're expecting teasers and nothing happened, and come April we're expecting trailers and nothing happened. And into may it's like what's going on? Right in...

...the creators are saying, you know, it'll be soon, it'll be soon, it'll be soon, and because that's, you know, all they can do. And Yeah, come to find out in June that this whole thing has been going on and and this is why they haven't been able to talk about it. And you know, everything was finalized on the anniversary of the karate kid being released. That's awesome. And then it became okay, it'll be the end of the summer. Well, no, that was when they were releasing seasons one and two. And then it's like, okay, well, they're going to put on the you know, they're going to do something right after season two to let us know when we're getting season three. And there was nothing, and there was nothing and there was nothing. And then come October they finally said, you know, we knew it would be two thousand and twenty one because of the legacy trailer. Like okay, we can, we can handle that. But when? When went right? Why? And in October we got the January eighth and then December fifteen. We get the trailer and it's just January right, like, wait a minute, didn't you go back? Right? And you go back and you watch the teaser that was made specifically to give us the January eighth release date and now it says just January. They edited it to take it off and it's like what is going on? What is it? And I was so mad and I wasn't the only one, I know. It was just like the really diehard in depth fans, the vast majority of people that watch the show didn't even notice that really. So when they got the little clip of Johnny Supposedly Hacking Netflix to move it at the January first you know, they're like Oh, yeah, yeah, I loved that clip to right, said it to the Internet. Yes, it was it and it was. It was wonderfully done and it was supposed to be this big gift to us and I understand that. And it was supposed to be this big moment. We all get excited because we're getting it early and I understand that. But myself and watch party and Peter and a few, you know, the other Oge fans that have been here since Youtube, that have been waiting two years. It's like they're lying to us again. Why did? Why are they doing this? Why are they doing this to us? Why? Why didn't they just leave January eighth on everything and then change it, because that makes so much more sense. Yeah, I agree with that. That's but I guess if you're kind of beholding to a corporation like Netflix, you maybe they maybe they had some interference with like some you know exacts. There something right and the marketing team is its own monster and the creators don't have anything to do with it or any influence over it. And I understand that and I'm happy for the gift. Believe me, I have because I'm sitting here hey, on January second talking about it instead of January night. So Yeah, happy, Uh Huh. It was a wonderful way to start the new year. I just wish they hadn't run the marketing the way they had, but you know, in the end everybody's happy. We got what we wanted. Definitely all right. So I gotta I got a couple questions for you here. What has been your favorite for for the Cobra Kai companion podcast? What has been like your favorite moment, whether it's like an interview or like a behindthescene story or just like your favorite moment being part of that show. That's easy. That would be my favorite moment, not necessarily the way I acted after this moment, because I am humiliated by it. would be on the anniversary of the Karate Kid. We were fortunate enough that day, that was the day that the Netflix sale was announced. Okay, and we were lucky enough to get John, Josh and Hayden, the Big Three, the creators, yeah, to come live with us on Youtube that night. Oh, that's cool. And you know they had, they had carved out a spot in all the press they did that day. They we were blessed that they carved out a spot for us and they came on with us and about halfway through, John Goes, hang on a minute, someone else is calling in and he brings on Ralph, Moccio and Phillis happen? That's so cool. And they had warned us. Specifically, John Hurwitz had warned me and had asked me, you know, could you handle if we bring a secret guest on? Okay, like I said, my CRESC crush on right. MONCIO is no secret. The creators are all very aware of it, and I told him yes, and I spent the whole day like preparing for it. But still, that moment that he brought them on. HMM. If you watch that interview back, you can hear me go and then I muted my microphone. I'M gonna have to watch that. Oh, I am if I could redo any interview...

...we've ever done, it would be that one, because I the moment I saw those two on my screen and realized I was on the phone with Ralph Matio and Billy Zavka. I turned fourteen and I'm like, Oh my God, you were the poster on my wall and you yeah, I had some of billy too, but I had more of Ralph, and then billy's like what and I said what am I doing? What am I saying? This is the ones at a lifetime shot to interview these two and I'm a blubbering idiot. Yeah, but yeah, that was that's easily my favorite moment. That is the most amazing thing that's ever happened to me. That's great. Speaking of posters of Billy, did you love the Promo shots of him? Like when looking for pictures, Oh my God. And fandom's reaction across the board is okay, these are now cannon guys. Right, right, because my friend a me Sabrina obscure, she's a huge, huge billy fan, and she's got all these old s magazines and she's been, you know, scanning and posting. Yeah, and she has at least one, I know, the one with the ripped tank top, and she's like this just became my most prized possession and absolutely don't think that I'm getting it signed. You don't know me. Because she was afraid to have him sign any of those s pictures because, I mean, oh, sorry, my chair. No, no, that's correct, but she'd been, you know, worried about having him sign any of those s pictures because they are so exploitative. Right, but now they're Canto S. Oh God, these these magazines were intended for children, right, and they are borderline pornography. Yeah, the standing there in tight jeans, soaking wet, no shirt in the ocean. Right, come on, who thought this was a good thing for children? Ralph escaped all of that. I think the most risk ay he ever got was a tank top and barefoot. Yah, know, that's it. He had a good manager that kept him away from all that stuff. That's awesome. That's very cool. All right. So next question. Who is your favorite? Because obviously, again you your team Miaugi dough, but who's your favorite Cobra Kai member? From you know any of the seasons? Which version of Cobra Kai? That's a big thing either, I guess, because there is some there's some overlap. So but we'll go. We'll go Johnny's Cobra Kai. Okay. Well, my favorite two characters are Daniel and Johnny. Okay, so my default answer would be johnny, but that's kind of cheap, so I actually have to go with Miguel. Okay, I just I adore that boy and everything about him. He is so strong and has such a strong sense of right and wrong. MMM, and that's inherent within him and it's it's so obvious, is and it drives everything he does and it's who he is and he's just such a good boy. Yeah, and I love, love it. It's great. Yeah, I love him. Yeah, I started when when Johnny takes him to the D Snyder concert. Hmm, I started getting a little emotional. You know, when you look down and you see his foot tap and there like I cried. Oh my God, yeah, it was great. And then he just, you know, looks up to the ceiling and he gives that big cheer. Yes, such a good moment, like all he needed was beer and D Snyder. Right, it sounds like a good time to me too. Oh Yeah, hell yeah, I'm a child of the S who's turning down, you know, a D Snyder concert. But, you know, give me vodka instead of beer. I don't like yeah, no, no beer for me. Yeah, I'm a huge fan of the duo of Nathaniel and burt. I. Oh my God. Yes, they're so fantastic because they're just like they're these little, tiny kids, but they've got like such big attitude. I think both of them have dropped an FBOMB on more than one occasion. Yes, but to see, like to see Birch just get like chuck through the window at one point, like I was like you've got to be kidding me. Screamed, I was like burt, no, burt, and I did the same thing when they cornered nate. Yeah, God, No, don't you touch that baby. Yeah, he steps around Um, you, he steps around Chris and he's like they beat the fucking shit out of me and they're all bloody and Beata and it's like yeah, my babies, no stop. But at the same time I was like I had to do a double take. I'm like to teaches, he just drop the F bomb, like Oh yeah,...

...oh, yeah, it was. It was such it was so great and like to see them kind of go from like fighting each other in the end of season two to kind of being like allies now to a certain extent. You know, we'll see, hopefully in season four they sort of solidify their friendship again. I think so. Yeah, I think the you know, without again trying to avoid the spoilers of the last scene and what happens, but I think that what we saw in that scene kind of indicated the you know, the Badass fight pairings in the friendships that were going to see develop next season. Yeah, and it just it, everything about it made me so happy. Yeah, it was. It was definitely, I think, my favorite season so far of the show, you know, because sometimes sometimes shows have a tendency like there will be a week season in the middle or like season two and three aren't that great, but then it'll come back for season four. I noticed that with the flash. I'm a huge fan of the flash on the CEW and one of I think it was season and five just was very weak to me. But, you know, I'm glad to see that this show, the seasons have sort of gone up every single time. Yeah, season two was you know, went down a little bit. I think they're rotten tomatoes. Ended up at like eighty nine or ninety okay, around in there, but it was because the tone changed and it had to. It really did have to. But people were some people were expecting them to hold on to, you know, the goofy nostalgia, you know, everything they used in season one to bring people back in. Yeah, and people were somehow expecting that to maintain through season two. And it's not possible to keep the show going. It had to start setting its own tone and telling its own story. Yeah, it has to grow. Yeah, so when season two changed and got a little darker, people were like, you know, know, this feels wrong, and all of this with season three getting even darker. But coming off season two, the ratings, I think what is that? The critic ratings is ninety eight and their audience rating is like ninety six or ninety seven. So it's back up there. Yeah, where it belongs because season two set that tone. So we'll take the darkness now and we'll take the high stakes drama. Yeah, agreed, out of what used to be a comedy. Yeah, perfectly fine. Right, perfectly fine by me. Yeah, it's funny that you say it's where it belongs. I just saw before we hopped on the call an Instagram Post from Martin cove that the show's number one on Netflix in the US, and I think it's great. I definitely agree with that. But when I was actually looking for it yesterday, it was nowhere to be found in my Netflix que and I was dumb found it. Like I literally had to go into the search feature on Netflix and Search Cobra Kai to pull it up. It was really bizarre because I love action flicks. I love like, like I said, I do karate. So I watched like a lot of karate things on right clicks and the show was not anywhere to be found in my recommendations. I'm like, you got to be kidding me. Oh, that's great. I did expect it to become the autoplay trailer, all right, first page. That's where I expected it to be, and that wasn't there. I think it was peaky blinders really was up there and the only place I found it was in my list, because I've got it, you know, added to my list and you see that every time. It cost should have done that, but but I heard that a lot of people were like it's not in recommended, it's not in, you know, the the new it's not in hot on Netflix, is not anywhere on the main page. Why not? And it really it should have been the autoplay at the top. Yeah, the the Netflix Algorithm I found is like really weird and I'm probably going to do like a future episode of my show about it because I recently watched a miniseries called the spy with Sasha Baron Cohen, HMM, and it came out last September, or I should say like two septembers ago, now, two thousand and nineteen, and it probably didn't pop up in my Netflix que until as like a recommendation, until like September of two thousand and twenty. Oh well, so I thought it was brand new and I'm like watching it, I'm like, yeah, this is awesome. Wait, it came out already right. So it's a very fascinating beast, that netflix algorithm. Right, don't get it, but have you changed your Netflix Avatar yet,...

...and what is it? If you have? I was one of the first people to notice that we had the option. That's awesome, and I'm Daniel. Okay, I changed it. Yeah, yeah, I changed it. I think it like one, okay, am one hundred and thirty, something like that, and I screenshot at it and put it on twitter and I was like guys, look what we have, and it just kind of took off from there. Yeah, yeah, I know it likes. Didn't even mention it until after I had so I'm like, okay, this is cool, that's funny. Yeah, I switched mine to Johnny just because, you know, shows based on his his school. So I was like, all right, I got to go John Monny, right, and I posted mine because, because I think it was it was either Josh or Hayden, we're like show us your new Netflix Avatars, and I'm like big surprise here, right, is Oh man? All right, so I got two more questions for you, okay, and then I'm going to let you tell us all where we can find you in the show on social okay. So I actually on another podcast that I cohost, I had recently interviewed a rocky interpreter, or a rocky in personator, and we asked him the question of what his favorite rocky films were ranked. Obviously one was his top one because that's what inspired him to become a rocky in personator. But he had rocky for like at the bottom of his list, which is like should be at everybody's number two, but he was way down the bottom. So my question to you is, can you rank for me your favorite karate kid films in order, and we can include the Jackie Chan one if you want, or we kind of know it exists. Never seen, okay, doesn't exist. Okay, so out of so out of the first three, and I'll say the next karate kid in there too, again if you want to, only because it has Mr Miyagi in it. Right. Number one is karate kid part two. Okay, that is not just my favorite karate kid movie, that is my favorite movie ever. Wow. Okay, so that one is, you know, as high as it can possibly be. Next would be the karate kid part one, okay, which, yeah, you know it is only down there because karate kid part two is so much bigger in my mind and I don't really know why it is that way. I just love, Love, love the second one. I do love the first one, obviously. Right. I put karate kid three and third. Okay, it just seems on the surface so goofy, over the top, cartoony, you know, completely out of character what's going on and it just seems ridiculous on the surface. But when you dig into it, especially in light of some of the things that they're digging to in the series Daniels Ptsd, they brainwashed a sixteen year old, right, that is a pretty deep plot to right off as Goofy, cartoon, over the top. Yeah, is some depth to that movie. Did they do it on purpose? No, they wanted it to be the Goofy, over the top, pardiculous cartoon. But yeah, that's that's that's number three. And the next karate kid, I would put at number ten. Out of for love it. I there's just so much there's so much racism in it. It's so awful. Yeah, it's it does not hold up well. No, no, not at all. The other ring of the monks and the the the the mystical, you know, Asian Orient that. Yeah, and they, I mean it's actual orientalism. It's awful. It's praying the bowling ball out of the gutter. It's just gosh. No, what, no, I forgot about that scene. Oh, it's awful. I've only watched it once and I'll never watch it again. And on top of that, it completely trashed everything I loved about Mr Miyagi's relationship with Daniel. Yeah, it made Daniel an afterthought in Mr Miyagi's life. And he's not. No, he's Mr Miyagi son, especially what we learned about when he revisits, you know, Okay Nawa this season. All, SAM's his granddaughter. Yeah, I've always emotional moment too. Yeah, I've always thought that and and actually had made a post about it on Tumbler, which Mary Mouser had found in and and reblocked. That I hold very dear in my heart, that SAM considered Mr Miyagi her grandfather and that he...

...treated her as his granddaughter because Daniel is his son. Yeah, that's such a such a great relationship there, I love yes, that's a that's a good ranking. I like that. I I'm surprised that to is at the top of your list, not for any reason to have to do with the film, but you know obviously you said that the first one was so like awesome and important to you. So yeah, it really was. But there's just something about the second one. I don't know if it's they switched it around. They raise the steaks. I've got definitely I'm drawn to the kind of relationship the childless father and the fatherless child. I'm drawn to that dynamic. So I'm definitely going to be drawn into this series as it is. But the stakes were so much higher and I love it when, you know, we get into high drama situations. Yeah, and this is so much more than stopping bullying and winning a trophy. This is literally if you lose, you die. And he's a sixteen year old kid. And Yeah, I think that's it. I think it's just they raise the steak so high in the second one. Yeah, I they were definitely elevated. I think I liked to more just because of we see a little bit more of Mr Miyagi's life. You know, we it. The first karate kid is all about Daniel and in the second film we get more of me aggie story, and I really loved that, like growing up watching that film right, and the first one is all about Mr Miyagi protecting Daniel, sure, and they switch that in the second one and Daniel takes on more of the caregiver role, especially right after me, Mr Miyagi's father died and that made their relationship mutual. You know it. I think that that's the moment, the true moment, when Daniel became Mr Miyagi son, is at his father's funeral, when Mr Miyagi put his lantern down and then turned around and had Daniel put his down second, when that really should have been Sato as the two students, because I only had the one son. But Daniel in that moment was standing in as the deceased grandson, right, which would mean that he would go second, and that's that, to me, is the moment that their family became a family. That is when Mr Miyagi became the father and Daniel became the son. That's awesome. Yeah, I like that, I like yeah, I love that. All right, and then my final question for you. So my show's all about like the various streaming platforms, right, we have so many to choose from. There's like content overload and all of these platforms put out their own original series, like Cobra Kai. So or at least by the original series from other platforms. Right. So my question to you is, other than Cobra Kai, what is your favorite like streaming? I don't want to say guilty pleasure, but what's your what's your favorite thing to watch like, whether it's a show, movie, whatever, and doesn't have to be like Netflix. It doesn't even have to be an original series or an original film. Okay, take that is a actually really hard question. Really, reason being, I fully admit that I am completely obsessed with the Karate Kid Cobra Kai Franchise. Okay, to the point that I watch very little else. That's okay. At this point. Season One I've seen and I stopped counting, but it's got to be over three hundred point, and season two is, you know, probably not that far behind. Over, you know, at over two hundred, maybe pushing three hundred. That's all. That's incredible, but like, I'm not judging, because that's probably the amount of times that I've watched the office. Okay, I'm with you. I just I and every time I watch it I notice something else. It's not a show to me that you can watch once and put down, because there's so much in there. They pack the scripts. The writers, like I said, are brilliant. They just put so much in there.

So what else do I watch here? Lately, I have somehow gotten to watching urban explorers on Youtube, okay, and I started watching it completely on accident, because there's this channel I watch called homemade home mmm, and I didn't click off and it auto played an urban explorer video and I'm like, these guys are filming themselves committing B and e. Why are they on Youtube and not in jail? I don't I don't understand this concept. And and the more I went, the more I started to actually enjoy it to where I write I know the names of like five or six urban exploring groups now and I watch them all when I do it on purpose. That's like what is wrong with my life? That's like those. There's like TLC shows that you just use. You happen to not change the channel and they come on and then you get like hooked on like a horders or intervention or my porkers. I I accidentally backed my way into hoarders too and have now seen every episode twice. Oh Wow, yeah, my once and I really big on my six hundred pound life on Tlc it's just a fascinating concept. Right. I haven't gotten into that when yet. Hoarders actually scares me because I am a pack rat and a collector and, yeah, I've got we're moving my office into a room of its own and I'm going to get to display finally all of the Karate Kid and Cobra Kai stuff that I have and I know it's going to fill that room. That's awesome, though, but two hoarders terrifies me because it's like, Oh my, Oh my God, am I a karate kid hoarder? Is it is this? Is this a thing now? I don't. I don't think you could be considered a horder. If it's all, if it all falls under the FANDOM banner, they're okay, okay, good, I'm not a hoarder. No, I just kind of strange and by everything. I'd like my prize, prize possession in my collection is it's not the same book that he had in his hand, but it is definitely the same addition. Okay, it's the one thousand nine hundred and seventy five addition of Okinawa, history of an island people, which is the book that Daniel is reading in the karate kid to. Yeah, and it's the same cover and it's it. They know it's got the dust cover on it and it is absolutely like the the cornerstone of my collection. That's really cool. I like that a lot. That's awesome. Yeah, you're a huge fan. Yeah, a little bit. That's a little bit. That's so great. That's so awesome because I think, like the this film franchise in the TV show just hit like such a certain like demographic, like such a unique click and audience, you know, and it's so cool to see somebody that's like so into it and loves it, like probably almost as much, if not as much, as the people who created the world and the people who like get to live that world, the actors, you know. Yeah, yeah, and and and it drives me. I've not had a show drive me to create as much as I do for this one. I've done art, I've made wall papers and I've done photoshop for years and I did that for Stargate and I did some for in CIS and I did some for supernatural, but it was never to this level. Like, yeah, the posters that I make, yeah, which I have seen some of. They look awesome. Thank you. Yeah, they all mean something, you know, they're not just thrown together to be images. They they have meaning. The music videos that I make are all they all have plots and they're all telling part of the story, and that I mean that the fan fiction that I write obviously tells a story. But right it just it did. This show drives me to create in a way that nothing else ever has. It just touches something in me that none of the rest have ever reached. It's just so good and could have gone so badly off the rails and I was terrified that it was going to. Living in the age where we have the twenty one jump street movies that, you know, murdered Tommy and Doug, a Battlestar Galactica reboot that destroyed everything I loved about the original and...

...an a team movie that did the same and right, all of these less we forget, Dune is coming out right and it better be good. It better be good. I don't know, I'm not hopeful, but you know, we'll see. If it's just you know it. Here we are and you know, the twenty one century and they're rebooting everything from the S and they're destroying my childhood right and I was absolutely petrified. Yea, this was going to do the same. Yeah, I had heard an interview that Ralph Moccio had did probably a couple years ago at this point. It was on the podcast inside of you with Michael Rosenbaum. Yes, yeah, and he had talked about how, like they had done, like, he had been pitched several reboots about, you know, the karate kid and Daniel Story and Johnny Story, and he didn't want to do it at all, like he didn't want to tarnish them. Until they pitched him Cobra Kai, right, he was like, okay, this is something I can get behind. Right before that, I mean, they did the reunion on how I met your mother, right, and then billy went on to be, you know, a huge character for the rest of the run of the show. Yeah, that last season billy huge character. And then they did the sweep, the leg music video that billy was not only the star of but directed right, and they had all of the cobras except chat. I don't think Chad. There was someone else standing in for for Chad McQueen, but all the the og cobras were back in. crease was there. And then at the end is you know, Daniel driving along and he hits Johnny with the car on accident and Johnny flies over him and Daniels like whatever and, you know, Lear and drives off. So he had done the little bitty things that he you know, trusted. Yeah, and wax on, fuck off, which is I love it. It's Hilarious, just but just a little bitty things. It just S it was John Josh and Hayden and it was their vision of where the universe would go and it just fit with what Ralph and billy thought Daniel and Johnny would be, with the exception. Ralph did not think that Daniel would be a car salesman really, but the way Daniel explains that in season three, he is so beautiful. Yeah, and makes so much sense, that he loves cars and he loves cars because of Mr Meaggi, yeah, and that it was Mr Miyagi who pushed him to be a car salesman because he knew he'd be good at it. And that just takes any because I always kind of you know, pictured Daniel is growing up to be a teacher, and actual teacher, like in a high school. Right. That kind of rolled because I also saw him as continuing with the karate and, you know, maybe opening a Dojo of his own or, you know, teaching his own kids to maintain the father son or the father child lineage. So him being a car salesman actually surprised me, but it does make perfect sense. Yeah, because so much of his relationship with Mr Miyaggi was wrapped up in cars, in one car in particular. Right, beautiful car, beautiful, beautiful car, and I'm so glad Mr Miyagi bought it from that douchebag that, you know, called her a piece of junk. Yeah, and Jesse Cove in that roll, by the way, it was phenomenal. Yes, yes, he was. And the the the the diversions that they did with we're going to make you think this person is this character, but it's going to be this other character. You know, of course we think Jesse cove is playing crease right, but he's not. He's playing the douchebag that bullies crease right. And of course we think the guy with the black hair and the and the and the ponytail is Terry Right, but he's not. Terry is the sniveling coward in the corner. Yeah, and I thought that was all done very very well. Yeah, it was that, that whole. Like I said, the flashback sequences, they I wasn't expecting them to be about crease and then they were and it threw me for a loop. And they were all just like each sequence was something that threw me for a loop, just like Oh wow, okay, yeah, it was. It was. And the way they did the set up. A lot of people, me included, thought that Johnny was actually going to kick crease into the Cobra Cage, because that was right after crease had knocked his CEO into, you know, the snake pit, right so as they're fine,...

...they were right next to it. Yeah, they were. And I really really thought Chris was going into that Cobra Cage. That would have been interesting. It would have been. It would have been because he did, he'd have been dead. Yeah, you know, the Snake Bites that, the Cobra bites him and and he dies right there and neither one of them have anything to do with it. But right they they did. It was a trope and they averted it. They are so good. It's subverting their own tropes. Yeah, they set them up and they tee him up and then they knock him right down like the blond doctor that flew in from out of state that worked miracles with pediatric surgery. And she turns around and it's not a lie. Thank God, right, because they are better writers than had that that. I think at one point I had said that if she turned out to be the doctor, not only would I be upset, I'd be disappointed and I would like lose all faith in these writers, because they are better than this, and they proved me right. They're better than that. They are, they are will Brianna, thank you so so much for coming on the show. Really appreciate it. Thank you. Thank you for having me. I kind of rambled on. No, no, I loved it. That's it's it's much better rambling when you have somebody to ramble with then the first ten episodes that I did for the show that was literally just me by myself. Oh, so I appreciated the rambly. I liked it. Thank you. Yeah, I'm good at it. It's all good. So, before we go, just let everybody know where they can find you, where they can find the Cobra Kai companion podcast, and and then, yeah, we'll get you out of here. Okay, we are Cobra Kai companion with a K. Peter runs the official social media. Okay, he he's on twitter at Cobra Kai pod, Instagram at Cobra Kai podcast. The podcast has a page on facebook. We also have a group on facebook that has an incredibly long name, but if you type in www space cobra kai, it will come up. Okay, and that is our facebook group. It's got about one hundred people. It's a very calm, relaxing place. If you've gone to other facebook groups and been kind of driven away by some of the toxicity, we don't have that in ours at all. We don't allow it. So we also are Cobra Kai companion on Youtube and apple podcasts is where the main podcast is. I think we're on spotify, any, any podcast catcher, basically, okay. And then I personally am Brianna twenty five. I have a twitter at Tumblr or youtube and Instagram, facebook, archive of our own fanfiction, dotnet. So basically anywhere that you could find somebody, I am Brianna twenty five. I am the only one. Also, it's going to be me. Great. Well again, seriously, thank you so so much for coming on and nerting out with about Cobra Kai. With me. I really appreciate it. No problem. Thank you for having me. I will do it anytime. Awesome. Well, we will talk to you, hopefully maybe after season four drops. Well, how do you better? We go? Okay, sounds good. Awesome. Well, I will talk to you later. All right, all right, thanks, thank you. Bye. Bye. All right, so, I hope you guys enjoyed that interview just as much as we did. Have you guys watched Cobra Kai yet? If so, let us know what is your favorite moment. Feel free to shoot us a DM on instagram or twitter or facebook, wherever it is that you follow us, and if you like this episode, be sure to share it with one of your friends. I know a lot of people who love Cobra Kai and they would probably love to hear some of the insight that Brianna gave us today, so make sure you share it with them. Let them know you can follow us on social media any platform of your choosing. Just search at pod flicks, the letter N and chill. That's pod flicks n chill. Thank you so so much for tuning into the show. I hope you guys have a happy new year and I will see you next time. This has been pod flicks and chill yeah,.

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