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 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.
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.
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)
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."
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.'"
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 Mighty Ducks (1992)
"Wax on, Wax off" is quoted
Showdown (1993)
Family Matters: Hell Toupee (1993) (TV Episode)
When Laura and Myra are arguing, Laura briefly takes the famous Karate Kid kick pose.
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Wayne imitates the pose of the crane kick.
Love on Delivery (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)
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, he says the line "Wax on, wax off" from the film.
Trees Lounge (1996)
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.
Dawson's Creek: Kiss (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
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
P.U.N.K.S. (1999) (Video)
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.
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)
Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker! (2001) (Video)
zombie does the Crane Pose
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"
Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002)
Scout Bayou does the "crane technique" when fighting Frank.
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.
The Movie Hero (2003)
mentioned by lead actor Jeremy Sisto
Retarded Animal Babies (2003) (Video)
The name is mentioned
Jake's Booty Call (2003)
Jake does the crane pose
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.
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 (2004)
karate move is called the "Ralph Macchio"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken (2004) (TV Movie)
referenced in Hardball
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
The little boy who volunteers to fight is labeled "the karate kid."
The Secret Adventures of Gustave Klopp (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
Lost: White Rabbit (2004) (TV Episode)
Sawyer refers to Jin as Mr. Miyagi
Tatort: Teufel im Leib (2004) (TV Episode)
Someone called Sandra "Karate Kid"
Lemony Snicket's 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
The Way of the Karate Kid (2004) (Video)
Making of documentary.
Tripping the Rift: Extreme Chode (2004) (TV Episode)
Parodied during training sequence
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.
Films to Keep You Awake: The Christmas Tale (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 that refers to the movie "karate kid"
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
Turks in Space (2006)
crane pose
The Ex (2006)
Chip talks to Tom about the film.
Skins: Tony (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
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.
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)
a guy is called 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.
Fish Story (2009)
A character's karate training involves painting fences and washing windows just like the character in Karate Kid.
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
Dexter: Hello, Dexter Morgan (2009) (TV Episode)
someone is called The Karate Kid
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
Dragon Ball Z: Abridged: Dr. Briefs Made This Episode in a Cave.. with a Box of Scraps (2010) (TV Episode)
Yamcha on washing King Kai's car: "Like in the that movie. Wax on, wax off".
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."
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."
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".
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011)
"sweep the leg"
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.
The Pool Boys (2011)
Crane pose/"Sweep the hoof"
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..."
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.
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Jacob mentions the film
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."
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?"
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.
Chikara JoshiMania Night I (2011) (Video)
Fire Ant does the crane stance and Leonard F. Chikarason and Mike Quackenbush mention the movie.
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."
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
Robot Chicken: Fight Club Paradise (2012) (TV Episode)
The nerd makes the pose of the crane kick from "The Karate Kid."
Con el culo al aire: Episode #1.2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Bobby's seen doing the 'Crane stance'.
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.
Think Like a Man (2012)
Poster on wall of Michael's bedroom.
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.
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"/Cobra Kai mentioned
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.
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
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
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".
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
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)
Mr. Miyagi mentioned
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
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"
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
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
Play It Again, Dick: Episode #1.1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
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/Herbie Hancock (2014) (TV Episode)
Wrong guess by Charles Barkley during charades
Bad Judge: Judge and Jury (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Rebecca
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 2015: Episode dated 26 November 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Antonia Quirke mentions Mr. Miyagi
The Vampire Diaries: I Alone (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kai
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
Shameless: A Night to Remem-- Wait, What? (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue


Galaga (1981) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film
Qix (1981) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film
Moon Patrol (1982) (Video Game)
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)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
The Way of the Karate Kid (2004) (Video)
Clips are shown.
Films to Keep You Awake: The Christmas Tale (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".
Tosh.0: Miss Teen South Carolina (2009) (TV Episode)
A short clip is shown
Nostalgia Critic: The Next Karate Kid (2009) (TV Episode)
Critic recaps the rest of the series
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.
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

Spoofed in 

Ninja Kids (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)
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.
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Norville does the crane kick technique in the dream sequence
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
The Autocrats: 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)
Robot Chicken: S&M Present (2005) (TV Episode)
Pat Morita spoofs his character
Keloglan vs. the Black Prince (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)
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
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

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