The Coolest ‘Karate Kid’ Easter Eggs from ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 4
The following article contains SPOILERS for Cobra Kai Season 4. It is meant to be read after watching the new season, which is now streaming on Netflix.
One of the most awesome things about Cobra Kai throughout its streaming on YouTube and Netflix, this is how it may have taken on some of the weirder or downright silly aspects of The Karate Kid franchise and exploit them for drama, humor and even pathos. Season 4 of Cobra Kai takes the strangest, silliest chapter of the series – the 1989s The Karate Kid Part III – and does exactly that. It turns elements of one of the wackiest films of the 1980s into an epic saga of loyalty, betrayal, passion and heartbreak – with a little karate in it.
This season, for example, marks the Cobra Kai debut of Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith), Karate Kid Part IIIs supervillain, a man who wants nothing more than to temporarily put aside his business of dumping toxic waste and to humiliate and destroy a teenager and an old man he has never met. Somehow, the new season explains the events of the previous film – and infuses them with renewed emotion as Silver teams up with former pal John Kreese (Martin Kove) to help him with his feud. in progress with his former rival Daniel La Russo (Ralph Macchio) and his former student Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka).
Even like Cobra Kai borrows characters and plot elements from The Karate Kid Part III, it also takes small details, musical choices, settings and lines of dialogue from the film – and the other two films of the Karate kid saga. Below we’ve rounded up 15 of the funniest references and Easter Eggs to old movies from Cobra Kai Season 4. Live Season 5!