The Karate Kid (1984) Poster


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5 Second Movies: Karate Kid (2008) (TV Episode)
movie is edited into short comedic clip
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: Balto 3 R&T Part 3 (2015) (TV Episode)
A quick clip of the final kick scene was shown briefly and edited on.


The Karate Kid (1987) (Video Game)
The Karate Kid (1989) (TV Series)


Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)
scene where Musashi catches flies out of the air with chopsticks
Kung Fu (1972) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

The Facts of Life: Working It Out (1985) (TV Episode)
Tootie and Natalie plan to see this film.
Just One of the Guys (1985)
A girl says that Terry looks like the Karate Kid
Club Life (1986)
'The Karate Kid' is visible on a marquee.
Bionic Six: 1001 Bionic Nights (1987) (TV Episode)
"The Volleyball Kid strikes again."
Bionic Six: Now You See Me... (1987) (TV Episode)
"It takes more than one puny karate kid to take care of me."
Perfect Strangers: Karate Kids (1987) (TV Episode)
Both the title and Balki's one-legged "crane-kick" pose refer to the movie.
The Resurrection of Michael Myers (1987) (Video)
Poster seen.
Seducing Spirits and Doctrines of Devils (1987) (Video)
Dave mentions the bonsai tree scene when Daniel first meets Mr. Miyagi.
Saturday Night Live: Chris Evert/Eurythmics (1989) (TV Episode)
Ghostbusters and Karate Kid movie posters are prominently displayed in the background during the "Nude House Of Wacky People" sketch.
Side Out (1990)
In one of the tournaments, Zack and Monroe do the "Crane Kick" stance.
Home and Away: Episode #1.547 (1990) (TV Episode)
Adam calls Steven "The Karate Kid"
Home and Away: Episode #1.596 (1990) (TV Episode)
Karen, Blake and Sophie plan to watch this
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Saving Grace (1990) (TV Episode)
Parker says, "What is this, 'The Karate Kid'?"
The Simpsons: Dead Putting Society (1990) (TV Episode)
Bart poses in the crane position, and Ned calls: "Mercy is for the weak."
Survivor Series (1990) (TV Special)
Commentator Roddy Piper says, "There's Mr. Fuji, wax on wax off,"
Siskel & Ebert: The Doors/My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys/Iron & Silk/Superstar (1991) (TV Episode)
In the teaser for "Iron & Silk" (1990), Gene Siskel says the main character is a real-life Karate Kid.
The Simpsons: When Flanders Failed (1991) (TV Episode)
Kearney refers to Bart as "Karate Kid".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: War of the Colossal Beast (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "It's Ralph Macchio as 'The Colossal Kid.'"
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
"Wax on, Wax off" is quoted
Beverly Hills, 90210: Dead End (1993) (TV Episode)
Jim quotes the movie
Siskel & Ebert: Splitting Heirs/Sidekicks/Three of Hearts/Bound by Honor/The Night We Never Met (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Sidekicks" review.
Showdown (1993)
Family Matters: Hell Toupee (1993) (TV Episode)
When Laura and Myra are arguing, Laura briefly takes the famous Karate Kid kick pose.
Home and Away: Episode #1.1357 (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Nick
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Wayne imitates the pose of the crane kick.
Poh wai ji wong (1994)
Ho's training and motivation to learn kung-fu mirrors Daniel La Russo's
Ghoulies IV (1994) (Video)
Step by Step: Karate Kid (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Squash It (1994) (TV Episode)
Screech teaches Bobby karate by having him wash the windows in Mr Belding's office.
The Divine Mr. Crisp (1994) (Video)
Beavis and Butt-Head: Here Comes the Bride's Butt (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Empire Records (1995)
AJ tells Lucas he's "like the Chinese guy from The Karate Kid"
Family Matters: She's Back (1995) (TV Episode)
Myrtle briefly takes the "Karate Kid Pose".
Baywatch: Baywatch Angels (1996) (TV Episode)
Jack Ripley does an impression of Mr. Miyagi.
Mr. Wrong (1996)
Bob mimicks the "crane" kick fighting stance.
Boy Meets World: I Was a Teenage Spy (1996) (TV Episode)
While Cory is talking to the wise man, Pat Morita, he says the line "Wax on, wax off" from the film.
Trees Lounge (1996)
WCW Monday Nitro: Episode #2.1 (1996) (TV Episode)
Big Bubba disparages the debuting Glacier in a pre-match promo, saying, "Karate man, wax on wax off!"
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Karate Kids (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Unaired Pilot (1996) (TV Episode)
Xander does the Crane Pose.
Family Matters: Karate Kids (1996) (TV Episode)
episode title is taken from the 1984 movie
Santa with Muscles (1996)
Hogan strikes the "crane" pose before attacking one of Frost's henchmen (in the mission).
Jingle All the Way (1996)
Howard Langston imitates the pose of the crane kick from "The Karate Kid."
Caroline in the City: Caroline and Victor/Victoria (1996) (TV Episode)
Remo (when Annie returns dressed as a man): "Well, well, well.. if it isn't the Karate Kid!"
Home Improvement: The Karate Kid Returns (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
Hercules (1997)
Hercules, Phil, and Pegasus practice jumping kicks atop pillars in front of a sunset.
Beavis and Butt-Head: Drinking Butt-ies (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Dawson's Creek: Kiss (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
WCW Worldwide Wrestling: Episode dated 14 February 1998 (1998) (TV Episode)
La Parka does the Crane Stance during his match with Ultimo Dragon.
Breaker High: Max-He-Can Hat Dance (1998) (TV Episode)
Grandma Reyes teaches Jimmy a skill - making burritos - in parts by having him do chores with similar techniques, without explaining this, exactly the same way Mr. Miyagi teaches karate to Daniel
Father Ted: Are You Right There Father Ted? (1998) (TV Episode)
Ted shows an image of Mr. Miagi from this movie in a slide show and says this is one of his favourite films.
There's Something About Mary (1998)
There is a bonsai tree in the doctor's office.
The Secret of Mulan (1998) (Video)
Mulan briefly does the crane pose.
Mystic Origins of the Martial Arts (1998) (Video)
shows images while interviewing the main star
Bug Juice: Boys-to-Men Talent Show (1998) (TV Episode)
The boys are seen using Mr Miyagi's crane technique.
P.U.N.K.S. (1999)
Jonny performs the famous crane stance.
A Piece of the Action: Behind the Scenes of 'Rush Hour' (1999) (Video)
Chris Tucker imitates Daniel's famous kick
Charmed: Which Prue Is It, Anyway? (1999) (TV Episode)
Oooohh wah! Ah-h so, Daniel-san. This is a reference to the movie "The Karate Kid", where Mr. Miyagi referred to Daniel as Daniel-san while training him in martial arts.
The Matrix (1999)
The blocking moves Neo uses against Agent Smith upon his realization of being "the One", are the exact same techniques Daniel LaRusso uses against Mr. Miyagi upon his realization that he has in fact been karate training in The Karate Kid (1984).
Human Traffic (1999)
Because when a girl is going to cut Nina brother's hair he tells her to do like Miyagi did to the bonsai trees.
Big Wolf on Campus: Flugelhoff! (1999) (TV Episode)
While practicing martial arts in front of the mirror, Merton says, "Wax on, wax off."
Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet (2000) (Video Game)
Candle - "Wax on, wax off".
Charmed: Astral Monkey (2000) (TV Episode)
Prue: I really appreciate the whole wax-on, wax-off approach, but couldn't your people just issue some kind of statement?
That '70s Show: Cat Fight Club (2000) (TV Episode)
Hyde quotes it, anachronistically, since the movie came out in 1984
Billy Elliot (2000)
Aerobic Man (2000) (Short)
Larry watches 'The Karate Kid' on TV prior to his match against Cindy.
Whipped (2000)
Saint Jude (2000)
Maureen compares Georgie to actor Ralph Macchio, and mentions the movie by name.
Jackass: Episode #2.1 (2000) (TV Episode)
someone does the Crane pose
Donnie Darko (2001)
Phoenix Nights: Episode #1.3 (2001) (TV Episode)
Les is doing a musical version of the film.
Phoenix Nights: Episode #1.6 (2001) (TV Episode)
Les does a musical version of the film.
Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker! (2001) (Video)
zombie does the Crane Pose
Finder's Fee (2001)
Fish says the movie catch phrase "wax on, wax off".
Family Guy: Lethal Weapons (2001) (TV Episode)
Peter calls Jared (Lois' professor of the martial arts) "Ralph Macchio".
Just Shoot Me!: Finch in the Dogg House (2001) (TV Episode)
Dennis compares himself and Jack to Daniel and Mr. Miyagi.
Angel: Dad (2001) (TV Episode)
Holtz offers to teach Justine how to fight. She asks whether it is "some kind of Karate Kid, Mr. Miyagi groove thing", adding "Wax on, wax off".
Jackass: Episode #3.2 (2001) (TV Episode)
"You weren't thinking Ralph Macchio"
Klatretøsen (2002)
Doc: Karate Kid (2002) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002)
Scout Bayou does the "crane technique" when fighting Frank.
Margaret Cho: Notorious C.H.O. (2002) (TV Special)
A Gentleman's Game (2002)
When Foster Pearse (Gary Sinise) is talking to Timmy Price (Mason Gamble) about teaching him to play golf, Pearse comments that he's not Mr. Miyagi
Gilmore Girls: Application Anxiety (2002) (TV Episode)
Rory: Wax on, wax off.
Hansel & Gretel (2002)
The Sandman imitates the crane kick pose.
Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Foo Fighters (2003) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Hardball.
The Movie Hero (2003)
mentioned by lead actor Jeremy Sisto
Retarded Animal Babies (2003) (TV Series)
The name is mentioned
Jake's Booty Call (2003)
Jake does the crane pose
Totally Spies!: Dude, I (2003) (TV Episode)
Frankie Dude - "Wax on, wax off".
Dead Like Me: Business Unfinished (2003) (TV Episode)
George quotes "wax on, wax off" describing a boring errand to face with a "zen philosophy".
The King of Queens: King Pong (2003) (TV Episode)
Carrie asks Doug if he'll ask Mr. Miyagi to teach him how to play ping pong.
Demon Summer (2003) (Video)
Character does the Crane pose
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Missy Elliott (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Abe Scheinwald
Beer Run (2003) (Short)
Character names
Malcolm in the Middle: Dirty Magazine (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Reese
Club Dread (2004)
A "Mr. Myagi" reference.
Dorian Blues (2004)
Mr. Miyagi mentioned in fighting scene.
City of Heroes (2004) (Video Game)
NPC villains sometimes say "Get him a body bag!" when they see a Hero.
Knuckle Sandwich (2004)
crane pose
8 Simple Rules: Mother's Day (2004) (TV Episode)
CJ mentions the film
Thunderstruck (2004)
mentions the mr Miyagi character in name and image. (bathroom scene, about 56 minutes into the movie)
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
One of the skateboarders tells Harold "What you're gonna to about it, Mr. Miyagi?"
Freak Out (2004)
lines from this movie are quoted
Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes (2004)
karate move is called the "Ralph Macchio"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken (2004) (TV Special)
Referenced in Hardball.
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
The little boy who volunteers to fight is labeled "the karate kid."
Narco (2004)
In the same scene where Lenny praises Double Impact (1991), he does the Karate Kid move and criticizes the karate scenes in the movie.
Veronica Mars: Meet John Smith (2004) (TV Episode)
Duncan recites a line while messing around with Logan on the bleachers.
The Breakdance Kid (2004)
Dancing like a stork on a log
Hex: Pilot: The Story Begins (2004) (TV Episode)
Thelma says, "Wax on, wax off."
Lost: White Rabbit (2004) (TV Episode)
Sawyer refers to Jin as Mr. Miyagi
Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere: Episode #1.1 (2004) (TV Episode)
Max and Paddy do the crane kick.
Tatort: Teufel im Leib (2004) (TV Episode)
Someone called Sandra "Karate Kid"
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Count Olaf, a character quotes a line, "Wax on, wax off."
East Meets West (2004) (Video)
Included on the Special Edition DVD
A Life of Bonsai (2004) (Video)
Included on the Special Edition DVD
Tripping the Rift: Extreme Chode (2004) (TV Episode)
Parodied during training sequence
The Way of the Karate Kid (2005) (Video)
Making of documentary.
Green Street Hooligans (2005)
Referenced by name
South Park: The Losing Edge (2005) (TV Episode)
When Randy is being hauled off by the cops at the end, he sings, "I'm the best around..." The song is from The Karate Kid.
Australian Pie (2005)
someone does the Crane pose
Malcolm in the Middle: Stilts (2005) (TV Episode)
Sam assumes the pose of the crane kick.
Entourage: Aquamansion (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Reno 911!: Cop School (2005) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned, as well as the "wax on, wax off" line
Over There: The Prisoner (2005) (TV Episode)
Female US soldier in the 'Crane Kick' stance mocks prisoner forced into a stress position with his legs slightly bent and arms raised shoulder height.
Weeds: The Punishment Light (2005) (TV Episode)
Shane's karate tournament is presented by "Lawrence and Larusso," the surnames of Karate Kid adversaries, Johnny and Daniel, respectively.
The Office: The Fire (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
The Warriors (2005) (Video Game)
The costume that the stalker Grimes wears is the same one as Johnny and his gang wears
My Name Is Earl: Teacher Earl (2005) (TV Episode)
Mr Miyagi from Karate Kid is mentioned in this episode.
Películas para no dormir: Cuento de navidad (2005) (TV Movie)
A character makes continuous references to this film.
The Office: The Fight (2005) (TV Episode)
During Michael and Dwight's fight, Kevin says "Sweep the leg!" from the sideline.
The Boondocks: Granddad's Fight (2005) (TV Episode)
Ruckus claims Macchio is one of the greatest fighters because of this film
Family Guy: The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz (2005) (TV Episode)
Stewie mentions Cobra Kai
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.78 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Movie Quotes" category
Inside the Actors Studio: Dave Chappelle (2006) (TV Episode)
Chappelle mentions the title
Doogal (2006)
The phrase "Wax on, wax off" is mentioned.
House M.D.: Clueless (2006) (TV Episode)
House calls a karate instructor "Miyagi"
The Angry Video Game Nerd: The Karate Kid (2006) (TV Episode)
"I loved the movie so I got the Nintendo game, and I couldn't stand it."
Peaceful Warrior (2006)
teenager wants to be trained by an older man but first he has to do chores for him (which he complains about)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Han explains to Sean that drifting does not has a "wax on, wax off" method of learning
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Hundred Dollar Baby (2006) (TV Episode)
song from "Karate Kid" played during the training secene
The Departed (2006)
when frank meets with the chinese gang he refers to them as Bruce Lee and the Karate Kids.
Gilmore Girls: That's What You Get, Folks, for Makin' Whoopee (2006) (TV Episode)
Lorelai lists it as one of the films she and Rory can watch during their Asia-themed party.
Bully (2006) (Video Game)
The costume that Jimmy wears duffing halloween is the same one as Johnny and his gang wears. Also there is talk about a martial arts championship fights
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #5.5 (2006) (TV Episode)
In their behind-the-scenes clip, Arsen asks Tamsyn if she has seen this movie, and also makes the "wax on, wax off" movements.
Totally Awesome (2006) (TV Movie)
mentioned by Ben Stein
Mulberry St (2006)
mentioned in dialogue
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Superstition (2006) (TV Episode)
Caruso calls a kid that he's beating up "Mr. Miyagi" after the character from the film
Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
Crane move used during karate
Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam'in Oglu (2006)
crane pose
The Ex (2006)
Chip talks to Tom about the film.
Skins: Tony (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Turn Around Bright Eyes (2007) (TV Episode)
"You're the Best" plays when Yugi is introduced
Strictly Background (2007)
still photo
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
"You 're the best around" song is played before the tournament.
Vecinos: Robo de gas (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
House of Payne: Wax On, Wax Off (2007) (TV Episode)
episode title is a quote from the movie
General Hospital: Night Shift: Skin Deep (2007) (TV Episode)
Spinelli refers to himself as Daniel-san and Jason as Mr. Miyagi
General Hospital: Night Shift: Love's Labors (2007) (TV Episode)
"Wax on, wax off"
Balls of Fury (2007)
wax off/whacks off pun
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #7.1 (2007) (TV Episode)
When Helen Richey delivers her verdict on a Cha Cha danced by Anh Do and Luda Kroitor, she says that it is a "lovely job of 'wax on, wax off'".
Smallville: Cure (2007) (TV Episode)
Jimmy tells Kara that she's "no Mr. Myagi" because she can't eat with chopsticks.
How I Met Your Mother: How I Met Everyone Else (2007) (TV Episode)
Barney says he thought of following Marshall "was a Mr. Miyagi kind of thing."
Big Stan (2007)
Training sequence, song 'You're the Best'
The Mighty Boosh: Journey to the Centre of the Punk (2007) (TV Episode)
Lester Corncrake talks about martial arts experts who catch flies with chopsticks.
Dancing with the Stars: Series 7 Grand Final (2007) (TV Episode)
One person on the street describes Anh Do as The Karate Kid of Australia.
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Alvin does the crane pose
How to Be (2008)
Art compares himself and Nikki to Daniel and Mr. Miyagi.
Hamlet 2 (2008)
Dana mentions this as something his students should know Elisabeth Shue from
Sam and Max: Night of the Raving Dead (2008) (Video Game)
Jurgen poses a crane stance like the one from the movie.
The Girls Next Door: Surf's Up (2008) (TV Episode)
while waxing a surfboard, Kendra says "Wax on, wax off" in Mr. Miyagi style
Never Back Down (2008)
Young man learns martial arts from strange old instructor.
Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs & a Baby (2008)
Dr. Wolfowitz does the crane pose
Redbelt (2008)
In Okinawa, belt mean no need rope to hold up pants.
Zoey 101: Chasing Zoey: Part 2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Michael learning to drive his car from an East-Asian man is an obvious allusion to the movie The Karate Kid
Zoey 101: Chasing Zoey: Part 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Michael learning to drive his car from an East-Asian man is an obvious allusion to the movie The Karate Kid.
My Name Is Earl: Girl Earl (2008) (TV Episode)
The bagging competition finale mirrors the final fight in "The Karate Kid." The announcer is about to award the title to Bagger Lance when he is informed Earl, who was injured, will compete and says, "Earl Hickey's gonna bag? Earl Hickey's gonna bag!" like the announcer in "Karate Kid" says about Daniel LaRusso.
Smallville: Arctic (2008) (TV Episode)
Jimmy: "Wax on, wax off."
Street Racer (2008) (Video)
"I don't do 'Wax on, wax off'."
30 Days: Working in a Coal Mine (2008) (TV Episode)
Morgan calls Dale his Mr. Miyagi
JCVD (2008)
someone is called "Karate Kid"
Nostalgia Critic: 90's Sports Montage (2008) (TV Episode)
"Like remember the martial arts teacher from The Karate Kid? This guy makes General Mao look like a princess!"
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Batman: Part 2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Daniel Larusso & Kesuke Miyagi appear during the intro.
Hole in the Wall: TV Stars vs Radio Stars (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during a replay of the TV Stars going through a wall.
Cinematic Titanic: Legacy of Blood (2008) (Video)
J. Elvis: Wax on, wax off
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Break-Up (2008) (TV Episode)
"Sweep the leg"
Spaceballs: The Animated Series: The Skroobinator (2008) (TV Episode)
On arriving in 1984, Scroob and Helmet meet The Karate Kid and beat him up
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #8.8 (2008) (TV Episode)
In a comment on the Salsa danced by Paul Licuria and Eliza Campagna, one of the judges mentions that Paul had Karate Kid hands in the dance.
Vigilante (2008)
Mr. Miyagi mentioned
Britney: For the Record (2008) (TV Movie)
Britney mentions that she wants to "live life like a karate kid."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.72 (2009) (TV Episode)
A $2,000 question is given the category "Wax On, Wax Off"
Tales from the Script (2009)
The script is discussed.
Chandni Chowk to China (2009)
The way Akshay Kumar is taught Kung Fu
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Varsity Jackets (2009) (TV Episode)
"You're the Best" is played during Chris's wrestling
Psych: Any Given Friday Night at 10PM, 9PM Central (2009) (TV Episode)
A framed picture of Ralph Macchio as the karate kid can be seen. Also, Shawn imitates the pose of the crane kick.
Fanboys (2009)
Hutch refers to Bottler as "Daniel-san."
Saturday Night Live: Bradley Cooper/TV on the Radio (2009) (TV Episode)
Johnny Lawrence (Bradley Cooper) from "The Karate Kid" hosts "Bad Guys & Good Conversation."
Nip/Tuck: Manny Skerritt (2009) (TV Episode)
Miyagi mentioned
How I Met Your Mother: The Stinsons (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by characters.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Lethal Weapon (2009) (TV Episode)
"Sweep the leg."
Supernatural: Death Takes a Holiday (2009) (TV Episode)
Dean calls the kid that is training them to use their ghost powers "Mr. Miyagi"
NCIS: Knockout (2009) (TV Episode)
A boxer says the victim was regarded as a Black Miyagi.
Fisshu sutôrî (2009)
A character's karate training involves painting fences and washing windows just like the character in Karate Kid.
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I (2009) (Video)
Vin Gerard does the crane stance to mock Glacier.
Baby on Board (2009)
a man does the Crane pose while doing karate moves
Saturday Night Live: Zac Efron/Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned and misquoted by older brother while giving foot massage lession
Nostalgia Critic: TMNT (2009) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Critic describes Splinter's voice as Mr. Miyagi if he smoked a bunch of cigarettes.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.139 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mr. Miyagi is the subject of a $2,000 question
American Dad!: Every Which Way But Lose (2009) (TV Episode)
At the end of the game Stan tells his player to take Steve out of the game. then Stan says "Do you have a problem with that?" and the player answears "No, Sensei!". This is an almost direct quote from The Karate Kid
Nostalgia Critic: Sidekicks (2009) (TV Episode)
The Critic heavily suggests that Sidekicks is a ripoff of this movie
Dancing with the Stars: Round One: Results Show (2009) (TV Episode)
Adam Carolla calls Mark Dacascos the Karate Kid
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.17 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "I Get a Kick Out of You"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Zombieland/A Serious Man/Whip It (2009) (TV Episode)
Matt Sameck compares this movie to "Whip It"
Psych: Let's Get Hairy (2009) (TV Episode)
Henry says, "Fear does not exist in this dojo, does it boys?"
Community: Advanced Criminal Law (2009) (TV Episode)
Prof. Chang refers to himself as "Mr. Miyagi" and says that he "will wax off everyone's score."
The Super Hero Squad Show: Tremble at the Might of M.O.D.O.K.! (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Dr. Doom's training montage
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster is seen in Mac's room
Runaway, a Twist of Fate (2009) (Video Game)
Mentioned in Marcelo's movie play
Dexter: Hello, Dexter Morgan (2009) (TV Episode)
someone is called The Karate Kid
Nacho Mountain (2009)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Pool Boys (2009)
Crane pose/"Sweep the hoof"
Tracy (2009)
Mentioned in dialogue
Deep in the Valley: DVD Naked Commentary (2010) (Video)
Included in a list of other films made in the San Fernando Valley.
From Paris with Love (2010)
"Wax off, wax on" and say the title itself
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: From Paris with Love/Dear John/Frozen (2010) (TV Episode)
Nihar Patel says "From Paris with Love" references this movie.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Cop Out/The Crazies/A Prophet (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett says Arestrup flips between being Mr. Miyagi and another character.
Tosh.0: Phillies Fan's Daughter (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
When Rob Corddry and William Zabka's characters are fighting, someone watching the fight says, "Get him a body bag!", referencing Zabka's role as Jonny Lawrence in the Karate Kid series
Hiccups: Watch and Learn (2010) (TV Episode)
Lewis refers to the cat as "Mr. Meowgi".
The Simpsons: To Surveil, with Love (2010) (TV Episode)
Bart says, "Blond guys aren't dumb, they're evil; like in 'The Karate Kid.'"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.148 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $500 question
Breaking Bad: Abiquiu (2010) (TV Episode)
"Wax on, wax off"
Kommissarie Späck (2010)
Mentioned several times. Main plot device
The Karate Kid (2010)
During one of the training scenes with the bamboo staffs, Dre's silhouette takes the form of the Crane Kick from the original film.
Richard Roeper & the Movies: The Karate Kid (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper says he liked the original Karate Kid movie
Avatar Spirits (2010) (Short)
Mike DiMartino says he saw this movie.
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Martial Arts (2010) (TV Episode)
Penn mentions movie.
Wax On, Fuck Off (2010) (Short)
An audio clip is played and the title is mentioned.
Mongrels: Destiny the Infectious Risk (2010) (TV Episode)
"You're the best around" plays over a montage where Destiny takes her intelligence test
Psych: Chivalry Is Not Dead... But Someone Is (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn (imitating Kreese) urges Gus to "sweep the leg."
Melissa & Joey: The Perfect Storm (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mel.
Hell's Kitchen: 16 Chefs Compete (2010) (TV Episode)
Raj is called Mr. Miyagi when he performs karate
The Social Network (2010)
mentioned in dialogue
The Cleveland Show: Harder, Better, Faster, Browner (2010) (TV Episode)
Mr. Miyagi mentioned in rap lyrics
How I Met Your Mother: Cleaning House (2010) (TV Episode)
Ted mentions the movie by name.
Maltin on Movies: Secretariat (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie referenced in this episode.
Megamind (2010)
Picture of Mr. Miyagi when Megamind discusses training Titan
How I Met Your Mother: Canning Randy (2010) (TV Episode)
Barney dresses as Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid for halloween
Psych: We'd Like to Thank the Academy (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn makes a couple of "Karate Kid" references while talking to Nick (Ralph Macchio), including referring to him as "sensei" and telling him not to "wax on" about his problems. Macchio played the title role in "The Karate Kid."
Nostalgia Critic: Secret of NIMH 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Refers to Ralph Macchio as "The Karate Kid"
Better with You: Better with a Cat (2011) (TV Episode)
"Mr. Meow-gi"
Castle: Knockdown (2011) (TV Episode)
Castle says, "Fear does not exist in this dojo."
The Office: Threat Level Midnight (2011) (TV Episode)
Moping the ice was based on the wax off and wax on sequence.
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Barry Nathan finishes the dance off with a crane kick, ala Karate Kid
Detention (2011)
Ione says "Clapton you're my Ralph Macchio, do the crane thing".
Anuvahood (2011)
Tyrone calls Lesoi "Mr Miyagi"
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011) (Video)
"sweep the leg"
Mad Love: Pub Quiz (2011) (TV Episode)
Mr. Miyagi is mentioned by Nat Sax.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.140 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Ralph Macchio starred in the film
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Cliffhanger (2011) (TV Episode)
Morgan says he will "probably sweep the leg" in confronting the CIA agent.
Kickin' It: Wasabi Warriors (2011) (TV Episode)
This episode is very similar to the film The Karate Kid.
Impossible Dreams (2011) (Short)
When Daniel brings Chinese food he does an impression of Mr. Miyagi
Movie Nights: American Ninja 5 (2011) (TV Episode)
"This is a Karate Kid cash-in..."
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Jacob mentions the film
Nostalgia Critic: Rad (2011) (TV Episode)
"Don't make me put on my skeleton costume and go Karate on your ass."
Franklin & Bash: Bachelor Party (2011) (TV Episode)
Franklin likens Chris to a member of the Cobra Kai.
Hollow (2011)
Scott does the Crane Pose on the beach
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011)
Tick Tock imitates the pose of the crane kick from "The Karate Kid."
Good Bad Flicks: Masters of the Universe (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan: Karate Kid 9: Return to Nun-Chuck Island (2011) (TV Episode)
Title referenced in episode title
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
"Which Karate Kid?"
Chikara JoshiMania Night I (2011) (Video)
Fire Ant does the crane stance and Leonard F. Chikarason and Mike Quackenbush mention the movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Babes in Toyland (2011) (TV Episode)
"I saw Karate Kid, you could wax on/wax off these bozos before Happy Days comes on."
Storage Hunters: Dirty Deeds, Dirtier Dealings (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sean.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
Thomas imitates the pose of the crane kick.
The Rule of Law (2012)
Movie title referenced during final fight.
Phineas and Ferb: Tri-Stone Area/Doof Dynasty (2012) (TV Episode)
In "Doof Dynasty," Phineas and Ferb's terra cotta creature performs the crane kick from "The Karate Kid."
Robot Chicken: Fight Club Paradise (2012) (TV Episode)
The nerd makes the pose of the crane kick from "The Karate Kid."
Phineas and Ferb: Agent Doof/Phineas and Ferb and the Temple of Juatchadoon (2012) (TV Episode)
Major Monogram orders Carl to wax his car "wax on, wax off" style under the sugestion of learning karate
Con el culo al aire: Episode #1.2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Bobby's seen doing the 'Crane stance'.
Think Like a Man (2012)
Poster on wall of Michael's bedroom.
L'enfant d'en haut (2012)
"Wax on, wax off"
Saturday Night Live: Maya Rudolph/Sleigh Bells (2012) (TV Episode)
The "wax on, wax off" catch phrase is used in the cold opening.
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Invincible Four of Kung-Fu & Ninja #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
The title card has Linkara in a crane position on a beach at sunset
Come Dine with Me Canada: Tracy Cato: Block 15 (2012) (TV Episode)
The narrator calls Donald a karate kid.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Hurricane Fluttershy (2012) (TV Episode)
Fluttershy's training montage features an instrumental version of Joe Esposito's "You're the Best"
Tosh.0: Results of the Memorabilia Dump (2012) (TV Episode)
Tosh mentions Miyagi.
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
Marty's bully resembles Johnny and shares his actor's name, Billy. When you fight him in battle, he can sweep Marty's leg.
Missed Connections (2012)
Josh describes a scene from this move.
Watchman Video Broadcast: Giants: Part 3 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mike says "wax on, wax off", and mentions the film by name.
Mantera (2012)
Crane pose seen during training montage
That's My Boy (2012)
Crane pose done
Far (2012) (Short)
Hannah and David visit Golf n' Stuff, a location used in The Karate Kid
People Like Us (2012)
Frankie says, "I'm going to sweep the leg."
Drop Dead Diva: Crushed (2012) (TV Episode)
Parker refers to Luke as "karate kid" when he is seen practicing karate at the office.
The Baytown Outlaws (2012)
One of the brothers does the crane kick pose.
Ancient Giants: Origin of Pagan Religions: Volume 3 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Moone Boy: The Bell-End of an Era (2012) (TV Episode)
Martin asks Liam if he can be the new Karate Kid if he eats all of his vegetables.
The Cinema Snob: Hack-O-Lantern (2012) (TV Episode)
"Martin Kove"
Beauty and the Geek Australia: Episode #4.7 (2012) (TV Episode)
In the final of the beauty school challenge, Bernard Curry tells Jason and Chard, "On my go, it's wax on, wax off".
Dave's Old Porn: Amy Schumer/Robert Kerman (2012) (TV Episode)
Dave Attell says 'Paint that fence, Mr. Miyagi!'
Rizzoli & Isles: Virtual Love (2012) (TV Episode)
Maura (on the subject of mentoring): "Where would Luke Skywalker be without Yoda, or the Karate Kid without Mr. Miyagi?"
Pastor Mike Online: Bible Version Controversy Continues (2012) (TV Episode)
Mike says, "Wax on, wax off".
The Vampire Diaries: After School Special (2013) (TV Episode)
Damon Salvatore says, "Karate Kid wants a shot at the title," referring to Jeremy Gilbert while the two and Matt Donovan are training outside the lake house.
Suburgatory: T-Ball & Sympathy (2013) (TV Episode)
"Sweep the leg!"; Noah says his baseman got cobra kai'ed.
Californication: In the Clouds (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
The Carrie Diaries: Caught (2013) (TV Episode)
Maggie refers to Ralph Macchio as the Karate Kid.
21 & Over (2013)
"Sweep the leg"
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Revenge: Illumination (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
After Lately: Mrs. Handler, Are You Trying to Seduce Me? (2013) (TV Episode)
Jiffy mentions the characters Daniel and Mr. Miyagi.
Cougar Town: Saving Grace (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
InAPPropriate Comedy (2013)
Mr. Miyagi mentioned
James & Mike Mondays: Mario Paint (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike comments that Mr. Miyagi is good at catching flies.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.118 (2013) (TV Episode)
Justin Willman says he will teach Jay a magic trick, and will be like Mr. Miyagi to his Daniel
The Cinema Snob: Plutonium Baby (2013) (TV Episode)
"It's just Daniel-san trying to get the hell away from Billy Zabka."
Psych: Juliet Wears the Pantsuit (2013) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "That was old school, epic, Cobra Kai, do you have a problem with that, Mr. Lawrence, dojo style."
How I Met Your Mother: The Bro Mitzvah (2013) (TV Episode)
It's a running gag throughout the episode. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka have cameos
Graceland: Pilot (2013) (TV Episode)
"Wax on, wax off"
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 18 July 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Hill and Greenberg
The Gamers: Hands of Fate (2013)
One of the league members tells another to forfeit the game by "sweeping the leg"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.202 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay asks a "Jaywalking" participant who Mr. Miyagi was
Best of the Worst: V-World Matrix, the Amazing Bulk, and???? (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions it.
Barter Kings: The Gloves Come Off (2013) (TV Episode)
'wax on, wax off' and Mr. Miyagi mentioned
Come Dine with Me Canada: Kyla Turner: Block 1 - BBQ Grill Master (2013) (TV Episode)
Adam does the "wax on, wax off" routine, replacing the word "wax" with "grill".
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Mac Day (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
How I Met Your Mother: The Broken Code (2013) (TV Episode)
William Zabka is Barney's best man because of his love for the character he played in the movie.
Witches of East End: Today I Am a Witch (2013) (TV Episode)
Mr. Miyagi mentioned
How I Met Your Mother: Mom and Dad (2013) (TV Episode)
William Zabka's connection to the movie is mentioned.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: AVGN Games (2013) (TV Episode)
Daniel Larusso is seen on the fan made game controller.
Holidaze (2013) (TV Movie)
Karl refers to Melody as "Ms. Miyagi".
Raising Hope: Extreme Howdy's Makeover (2013) (TV Episode)
Maxine quotes: "Wax on, wax off."
The Goldbergs: Shopping (2013) (TV Episode)
Adam is wearing a Karate Kid movie t-shirt
The Goldbergs: Kara-Te (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.191 (2013) (TV Episode)
The phrase "wax on, wax off" is used.
Apartment 305 (2013) (Video)
In one scene, there's a Mr. Miyagi graffiti on the wall
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Aidan and his kids discuss Mr. Miyagi
Bitten: Prodigal (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Dads: Bully Gene (2014) (TV Episode)
Eli Sachs mentions this movie by name
2 Broke Girls: And the Icing on the Cake (2014) (TV Episode)
Max: ''Well, I loved The Karate Kid movies until Will Smith's kid ruined them.''
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Operation: Broken Feather (2014) (TV Episode)
"You're the Best" plays during the football scene.
Hollywood Game Night: Orange Is the New Game Night (2014) (TV Episode)
Donald Faison, Craig Middleton and Kay Montgomery all mention this movie by name during the game I Love a Charade
James & Mike Mondays: Robocop Versus the Terminator (2014) (TV Episode)
James wants to see a Mr. Miyagi Vs. Godzilla film.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of the greatest characters in sports movies
The Cinema Snob: Fatal Games (2014) (TV Episode)
"Don't worry, son, Mr. Miyagi can rub that bone back into place."
Safety Dance (2014) (Video)
Someone does "The Crane"
The Vampire Diaries: Gone Girl (2014) (TV Episode)
Liv Parker says, "relax, Mr. Miyagi," to Bonnie Bennett when touching Jeremy Gilbert's hand.
Worst Cooks in America: Surprise! (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions 'crane' and karate kid style
Family Guy: 3 Acts of God (2014) (TV Episode)
Asian man called Miyagi
How I Met Your Mother: Gary Blauman (2014) (TV Episode)
William Zabka and Barney talk about signature karate moves from the movie.
The Comfort Zone: 6.5 Million Species Fit in the Ark? (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Eric.
Suburgatory: The Ballad of Piggy Duckworth (2014) (TV Episode)
Mr. Miyagi mentioned
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (2014) (Video Game)
Various characters appear.
Tapped Out (2014)
When Reggie (Michael Biehn) is explaining cleaning duties to Michael (Cody Hackman) they open up a closet to reveal cleaning supplies, after a look from Michael, Reggie says "what did you expect, wax on, wax off ?"
The Boondocks: Good Times (2014) (TV Episode)
"Wax on, wax off"
Honest Trailers: Star Wars: Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones (2014) (TV Episode)
"Strike first, strike fast, strike hard"
The Goldbergs: Livin' on a Prayer (2014) (TV Episode)
Barry's party dance routine features Daniel LaRusso's crane kick.
Blended (2014)
Jim refers to Lauren's sons as "Wax On" and "Wax Off."
4 Minute Mile (2014)
Coleman says "Wax On, Wax Off"
Orange Is the New Black: You Also Have a Pizza (2014) (TV Episode)
Mr. Miyagi mentioned
Undateable: The Move (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.99 (2014) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the character of Mr. Miyagi.
Suits: Leveraged (2014) (TV Episode)
Harvey and Louis talk about the movie
Meet Me in Montenegro (2014)
Anderson mentions the movie by name.
Play It Again, Dick: Episode #1.1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)
Crane pose done
Phineas and Ferb: Night of the Living Pharmacists (2014) (TV Episode)
Dr. Doofenshmirtz assumes the crane kick pose.
Sleepy Hollow: And the Abyss Gazes Back (2014) (TV Episode)
Abbie calls Sheriff Corbin Mr. Miyagi.
The Originals: Live and Let Die (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Josh
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ewan McGregor/Charles Barkley/Wilco (2014) (TV Episode)
Wrong guess by Charles Barkley during charades
Bad Judge: Judge and Jury (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Rebecca
The Mysteries of Laura: The Mystery of the Mobile Murder (2014) (TV Episode)
Soto mentions Mr. Miyagi.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Channing Tatum/Eddie Redmayne/Logic (2014) (TV Episode)
In his opening monologue, Jimmy talks about a robot programmed to reenact the crane move
The Flash: The Flash Is Born (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Cisco
Film '72: Episode dated 26 November 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Antonia Quirke mentions Mr. Miyagi
The Vampire Diaries: I Alone (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kai
Honest Trailers: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) (TV Episode)
"Mr. Miyucky"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Gwyneth Paltrow/Josh Gad/Panda Bear (2015) (TV Episode)
Josh Gad says that an old picture of his older brother makes him think of Cobra Kai
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Blake Shelton/Bob Costas/Mötley Crüe (2015) (TV Episode)
Cobra Kai is one of the phrases during the Whisper Challenge, and Jimmy mentions the title
Turbo Kid (2015)
Apple, while teaching martial arts, says "Strike first. Strike hard! NO MERCY!" just like the Cobra Kai
Shameless: A Night to Remem-- Wait, What? (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Goldbergs: The Lost Boy (2015) (TV Episode)
Barry wears his Miyagi-Do karate gi and headband when Pops offers to show him and Erica how to "fight" their mom.
Community: Queer Studies & Advanced Waxing (2015) (TV Episode)
Chang plays Mr. Miyagi in a stage adaptation of "The Karate Kid."
The Goldbergs: The Adam Bomb (2015) (TV Episode)
Still images of Kreese and Miyagi are featured in Barry's music video.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jesse Eisenberg/Rob Huebel/Years & Years (2015) (TV Episode)
Cobra Kai is mentioned in the Ya Burnt segment
Pixels (2015)
At the arcade game championship, a character mimics the famous Ralph Macchio crane stance from this movie.
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire (2015) (TV Episode)
"Wax on, wax off"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Chris Pratt/Elizabeth Olsen/Fallonventions (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy refers to the "wax on, wax off" sequence
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #6.1 (2015) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question
Scream: The TV Series: Betrayed (2015) (TV Episode)
"Sweep the leg"
Honest Trailers: 8 Mile (2015) (TV Episode)
Cobra Kai mentioned
Teen Titans Go!: Hey You, Don't Forget About Me in Your Memory (2015) (TV Episode)
Robin's crane kicking, wax on, paint the fence, sweep the leg, "Johnny, you're a cream puff!", hating this bike, being from Reseda.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 24 September 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
Back in Time (2015)
A movie poster is shown.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Funeral (2015) (TV Episode)
Crane move mentioned
Code Black: We Plug Holes (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
NCIS: Los Angeles: Command & Control (2015) (TV Episode)
Nell Jones says: "I, uh I didn't know if this was more of a Mr. Miyagi, Daniel-San, don't-ask-any-questions kind of thing, or you know. Somebody shoot me in the head. Sorry."
Bottle Up (2015)
referenced in dialgoue
Robot Chicken: Ants on a Hamburger (2015) (TV Episode)
Crane Pose seen
Talking Dead: Here's Not Here (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Josh Gad in discussion.
This Life: The Unbelieving (2015) (TV Episode)
The phrase "wax on wax off" is listed in the end credits.
The Goldbergs: Wingmom (2015) (TV Episode)
Adam wears a Karate Kid movie t-shirt in one of the slide show photos.
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Hentai Kamen - Forbidden Super Hero (2015) (TV Episode)
Peter Rütten calls Kyosuke "Karate Kid"
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)
Alvin does the crane kick pose and says hi-ya.
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.12 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Movie Sum-Up" category
The Graham Norton Show: Kurt Russell/Tina Fey/Josh Widdicombe/Sia (2015) (TV Episode)
A man in the Red Chair wears a Cobra Kai t-shirt
CHIKARA Top Banana (2015) (Video)
"Sweep the leg" and "Wax on" are mentioned during a martial arts sequence between Ophidian and a hypnotized "Juke Joint" Lucas Calhoun at the start of the Snake Pit-Battleborn match.
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Red and Blue (2015) (TV Episode)
Kobra Kai mentioned
AniMat's Classic Reviews: Surf's Up (2016) (TV Episode)
"We've all heard and seen this Karate Kid-style story..."
New Girl: What About Fred (2016) (TV Episode)
Nick mentions Cobra Kai.
Teachers: Drunk Kiss (2016) (TV Episode)
Brad mentions that they had a "Karate Kid" marathon.
TruInside: Heathers (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
Game of Homes: Living Room (2016) (TV Episode)
The phrase "wax on, wax off" is said.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Tom Hiddleston/Maisie Williams/Rooney (2016) (TV Episode)
Seth refers to Cobra Kai
Chikara Aniversario: The Two Towers (2016) (Video)
"Juke Joint" Lucas Calhoun does the crane stance at the start of his match with Heidi Lovelace
Orange Is the New Black: We'll Always Have Baltimore (2016) (TV Episode)
Linda mentions the movie by title.
Stranger Things: Chapter Six: The Monster (2016) (TV Episode)
When Jonathan is beating up Steve, Tommy H. tells him that "he's had enough!"
Ray Donovan: Get Even Before Leavin' (2016) (TV Episode)
Damon calls Terry Mister Miyagi
2 Lava 2 Lantula! (2016) (TV Movie)
"Sweep the leg."
Mr. Robot: eps2.4_m4ster-s1ave.aes (2016) (TV Episode)
"Wax on, wax off."
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Bob Costas/Dylan Lauren/Jon Wurster (2016) (TV Episode)
Seth says that Ryan Lochte's dyed blond hair made him look like a Cobra Kai member
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 26 August 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe (2016) (TV Special)
Peyton Manning mentions that Ralph Macchio was in the film
Who's Doing the Dishes?: JB Gill (2016) (TV Episode)
The film is referenced.
Kauppaneuvos Jethro: Episode #2.8 (2016) (TV Episode)
Jethro mentions the film during the episode.
Lady Bloodfight (2016)
Jane references finding "Mrs. Miyagi."
Scream Queens: The Hand (2016) (TV Episode)
Cassidy says to Chanel #3, "You know Karate Kid? They modeled the guy who ran Cobra Kai after my sensei."
El faro de las orcas (2016)
Beto says "wax on, wax off."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Reese Witherspoon/Andrew Rannells/Warpaint (2016) (TV Episode)
Andrew Rannells recalls being in an unauthorized stage musical version of the movie
Beyond: Last Action Hero (2017) (TV Episode)
Holden tells Arthur that his training isn't like the Karate Kid.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Queen Latifah/Fred Armisen/The Flaming Lips (2017) (TV Episode)
Title used in the Humannequins game
The Cinema Snob: Macho Man (2017) (TV Episode)
"...it clearly meant she wanted to fuck Johnny Lawrence."
Teen Titans Go!: The Streak - Part 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Robin tells Beast Boy that they cannot be a team because they are simply "master and student."
The Magicians: Cheat Day (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Goldbergs: The Kara-te Kid (2017) (TV Episode)
Title reference and the episode is about the movie.
Highway to Havasu (2017)
Billy references The Karate Kid
Myyntimies Jethro matkoilla: Japani (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the episode.
The Simpsons: A Father's Watch (2017) (TV Episode)
Homer sings "You're the Best" during a sports montage.
Power Rangers (2017)
Trini is doing karate kid stuff on the mountain.
Better Call Saul: Mabel (2017) (TV Episode)
When Chuck is telling Jimmy how to remove the tap without stripping the varnish, Jimmy responds "I get it. Wax on. Wax off."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Beast of Hollow Mountain (2017) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Sweep the leg, Johnny!"
Training Day: Blurred Lines (2017) (TV Episode)
Bobby tells Kyle to consider him as Miyagi and himself as Daniel-son
Talking with Chris Hardwick: Cast of "Silicon Valley" (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chris Hardwick.
Silicon Valley: Success Failure (2017) (TV Episode)
Gilfoyle calls Dinesh "The Karachi Kid"
Empire: Toil and Trouble, Part 1 (2017) (TV Episode)
Carole tells Thirsty that he's going to have to "Miyagi her ass" through cracking the safe.
Orange Is the New Black: Full Bush, Half Snickers (2017) (TV Episode)
Taystee (to Janae and Soso): "Can you 'wax on, wax off' someplace else?"
Orange Is the New Black: Breaking the Fiberboard Ceiling (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
GLOW: Slouch. Submit. (2017) (TV Episode)
Melrose does the crane kick in the ring.
Papillon Rising: Leading Man (2017) (Video)
The main characters in the video imitate their personal movie heroes in their own music video.
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Macho Man (2017) (TV Episode)
PEter Althof is compared to Karate Kid
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kevin Bacon/Jenna Dewan Tatum/Nate Bargatze (2017) (TV Episode)
"Wax on, wax off" is mentioned in the Thank You Notes segment
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Ralph Macchio (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Aisha in introducing Ralph Macchio
I'm Sorry: Butt Bumpers (2017) (TV Episode)
Caroline (when talking about a guy who apparently looks like Ralph Macchio): "I was gonna say I hope he doesn't wax off."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jake Gyllenhaal/Dr. Jane Goodall/Yo Gotti feat. Nicki Minaj (2017) (TV Episode)
"Wax on, wax off" is mentioned in the Brainstorm segment
Danger Mouse: Quantum of Rudeness (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster of The Karate Cod on Prof. Goodman's wall.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Megyn Kelly/Dave Franco/Fergie (2017) (TV Episode)
Mr. Miyagi and "wax on, wax off" are mentioned in the Hashtags segment
StarTalk: Lance Armstrong (2017) (TV Episode)
Chuck says "There is no fear in this dojo"
This Is Us: Still There (2017) (TV Episode)
Kevin mentions the three Karate Kid movies.
Gun Control (2017) (Video)
Stefan Molyneux mentions Mr. Miyagi.
Cannonball: Episode #1.8 (2017) (TV Episode)
Radzi likens Shannon's karate gi to the Cobra Kai.
This Is Us: Brothers (2017) (TV Episode)
Randall has written the movie's name in his notepad.
Stranger Things: Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak (2017) (TV Episode)
A partygoer is dressed up as one of the Cobra Kai.
90 Minuti: Episode #2.44 (2017) (TV Episode)
Nacho says "Today, I bring a section that could very well be Mr. Miyagi"
Modern Family: Winner Winner Turkey Dinner (2017) (TV Episode)
Mitchell said he went through a karate kid phase.
Un Día Cualquiera (2017)
The character refers to Mr Miyagui as learning something while doing something else
Show No Mercy (2017) (Short)
Martin Kove's character John Kreese and the Cobra Kai dojo are loosely referenced throughout the film.
This Is Us: The Fifth Wheel (2018) (TV Episode)
Toby mentions the character of Mr. Miyagi.
Til Debt Do U$ Part: The Wedding Special (TV Episode)
Scott mentions the movie by name.
Kids Incorporated: Karate Kids (TV Episode)
Title reference.


Puckman (1980) (Video Game)
The game appears in this film
Galaga (1981) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film
Qix (1981) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film
Ms. Pac-Man (1982) (Video Game)
The game appears in this film
Moon Patrol (1982) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film
Pole Position (1982) (Video Game)
The game appears in this film
Super Pac-Man (1982) (Video Game)
The game appears in this film

Featured in 

The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
Footage from the film is shown in the beginning .
The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
Footage from the film is shown in the beginning .
Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) (TV Movie)
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1984 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the film are shown while the cast comment on it.
The Way of the Karate Kid (2005) (Video)
Clips are shown.
Películas para no dormir: Cuento de navidad (2005) (TV Movie)
The main character watches this film.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
This film is #98 on the list.
20 to 1: 50 to 01: Great Movie One Liners (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a segment on the line "Wax on, wax off".
Top 10 Baddest Bad Guys (2007) (Short)
John & Terry are the #5 picks.
Tosh.0: Miss Teen South Carolina (2009) (TV Episode)
A short clip is shown
California's Golden Parks: Movie Beach (2009) (TV Episode)
soundless clip and poster shown when film is discussed
Nostalgia Critic: The Next Karate Kid (2009) (TV Episode)
Critic recaps the rest of the series
Cinematic Excrement: Never Back Down (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip used for joke
Hollywood's Top Ten: Best Fights (2010) (TV Episode)
Taking #7 in the best fighting movies
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The A-Team/The Karate Kid/Winter's Bone (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett's #4 Old Wise Dude is the original Mr. Miyagi
20 to 1: Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
Cinemassacre's Top 10 Worst Movie Cliches (2010) (Short)
A clip is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Old vs. New: The Karate Kid (2011) (TV Episode)
original compared to remake
Nostalgia Critic: Patch Adams (2012) (TV Episode)
Kreese's "mercy is for the weak" soliloquy is played over the medical professor's lecture
Nostalgia Critic: Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (2013) (TV Episode)
Mr. Miyagi watches proudly
The Goldbergs: The Circle of Driving (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip shown in beginning montage.
The Goldbergs: Kara-Te (2013) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The Oscars (2014) (TV Special)
Popular heroes presentation.
The Greatest 80s Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 30 in the Countdown
Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2015)
Clips shown
30 for 30: I Hate Christian Laettner (2015) (TV Episode)
Multiple clips are featured.
Cinemadonna: A League of Their Own (2015) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: Spawn (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic eliminates the training montage

Spoofed in 

Ninja Kids and the Samurai Sword (1986)
The karate movie of Karate Kids was spoofed.
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
Booger trains his bodily functions under a mysterious old man not unlike Pat Morita's Kesuke Miyagi.
3 Ninjas (1992)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Norville does the crane kick technique in the dream sequence
Poh wai ji wong (1994)
Tat training style spoofs Mr. Miyagi's karate skills
Animaniacs: Schnitzelbank/The Helpinki Formula/Le Bouton et le Ballon/Kung Boo (1994) (TV Episode)
The "Kung Boo" segment is primarily a spoof of "The Karate Kid," with a Mr. Miyagi-like sensei mentoring Chicken Boo in a karate tournament.
Bio-Dome (1996)
Hercules (1997)
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
The judges reactions and Sebastian's moves in his karate demonstration parody "The Karate Kid"'s final tournament scene.
Dogma (1999)
After Silent Bob brings Bethany back to the church, the Metatron says "Wax on. Wax off," and then God vigorously rubs her hands together and holds them over Bethany.
American Pie (1999)
Excel Saga: Bowling Girls (1999) (TV Episode)
Nabeshin Appears as a Master teaching to Excel, how to launch a ball
Hooves of Fire (1999) (TV Short)
Aerobic Man (2000) (Short)
The story is a direct take of the Karate Kid plot.
Spaced: Back (2001) (TV Episode)
We see a brief flashback of Daisy training in martial arts, spoofing a part of this film.
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
when the biking guys in skeleton suits pass by
Futurama: 30% Iron Chef (2002) (TV Episode)
The montage of Bender being trained is set to a song from this movie's soundtrack and the entire film is remeniscant.
A Gentleman's Game (2002)
When teaching Timmy Price (Mason Gamble) about golf, Foster Pearse (Gary Sinise) makes fun of the "wax on, wax off" teachings of Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid
Itse valtiaat: Benin talli (2002) (TV Episode)
Ordinary citizen is trained to be a politician with Karate Kid methods.
EuroTrip (2004)
During the robot fight scene, the French roboman goes into the fighting crane karate stance (used to win the match in "The Karate Kid") just before Scotty kicks him in the crotch.
Team America: World Police (2004)
Karate pose struck by terrorist in Paris fight scene.
G.O.R.A. (2004)
master has Arif do chores as part of his training (paint his house, pick fruit)
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: Dis-Harmony/Collect All 5/Ninjacompoop (2004) (TV Episode)
The training montage was spoofed for the ninja training montage.
Robot Chicken: S&M Present (2005) (TV Episode)
Pat Morita spoofs his character
Keloglan Karaprens'e Karsi (2006)
as someone prepares to fight, he does a move called "the way of the crane" (which is a variation of the crane move)
Kung Fu Idols (2006) (Video)
The actor 'Karate Shit' spoofs The Karate Kid .
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Dumb-Dumbs and Dragons/Fear and Loathing in Endsville (2006) (TV Episode)
Billy is trained in a Mr. Miyagi style - fighting techniques disguised as chores
Robot Chicken: Lust for Puppets (2006) (TV Episode)
someone knocks down Daniel as he is doing the crane pose
Totally Awesome (2006) (TV Movie)
when the lead kid asks his asian next door neighbor to train him for the decathlon,this is spoofing karate kid
The Mini (2007)
Fran's bad dream puts him in the role of Daniel being attacked by Cobra Kai dressed in Halloween skeleton costumes.
Kill Buljo: The Movie (2007)
training sequence with wise old man ("Wax on, wax off" said while waxing legs/crane pose)
Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)
Aki, who is Asian, imitates Mr. Miyagi/after waking up from his coma, Justin tries to get stronger by doing the chores Daniel did
Midgets Vs. Mascots (2009)
the fights
Kommissarie Späck (2010)
Wax On, Fuck Off (2010) (Short)
The title is a parody of the famous "Wax On Wax Off" line.
Family Guy: Excellence in Broadcasting (2010) (TV Episode)
Rush Limbaugh saves Brian when he's jumped and takes out the gang the way Mister Miyagi does. Rush's moves are the same as Miyagi's, and Brian looks at him through blurred vision like Daniel.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Fear of Death (2010) (TV Episode)
Jeff takes the Crane Technique stance when he faces Greta.
Tosh.0: Board Breaker (2011) (TV Episode)
The climatic fight is spoofed, with Martin Kove reprising his role
Rio (2011)
At the samba fight scene, Mauro is trying to intimidate Kipo by making elaborate karate moves, ending with the famous "Crane kick"
Little Johnny the Movie (2011)
Crane stance during training montage.
Robot Chicken: Disemboweled by an Orphan (2012) (TV Episode)
parody skit
Robot Chicken: Caffeine-Induced Aneurysm (2013) (TV Episode)
parody skit
Nikita: Broken Home (2013) (TV Episode)
Birkhoff says: "Shadownet not here... Shadownet here.. and here" pointing at his head and heart - a parody on Miyagi's explanation to Daniel about karate.
Karate Kid XXX (2013) (Video)
Adult parody of the film.
Brickleberry: Ranger Games (2013) (TV Episode)
Denzel's training montage
Family Guy: Boopa-dee Bappa-dee (2013) (TV Episode)
"Karate Kid 5"
The Goldbergs: Kara-Te (2013) (TV Episode)
Barry's kara-te performance finishing manoeuvre is Daniel LaRusso's crane kick.
Family Guy: The Most Interesting Man in the World (2014) (TV Episode)
Realistic version shown on TV
American Dad!: Scents and Sensei-bility (2014) (TV Episode)
Roger "trains" Steve for the dojo fight
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Why Is Josh in a Bad Mood? (2016) (TV Episode)
The "Angry Mad" sequence is done in the style of this film.
HK: Hentai Kamen - Abnormal Crisis (2016)
The training sequence is a spoof of Karate Kid
Saturday Night Live: John Cena/Maren Morris (2016) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as The Karate Teen
The Goldbergs: The Kara-te Kid (2017) (TV Episode)
Movie is spoofed

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