Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hi, I'm Ralph Macchio. And I'm William Zabka. And we're going to take you through the winter ball scene, shot by shot. Ah, I've been here five minutes and I already see 10 people I hate. It's Christmastime, all right. Tradition is tradition. Let's just hope Anthony doesn't get kicked out of another sleepover. Well, Santa has a big old bag of coal for him if he does. This scene is the annual winter ball at the country club, and Amanda and Daniel are heading there kind of begrudgingly, but heading out for a nice evening together, which they think would be uneventful. It was tons of extras, tons of food, but none of which you would want to eat, it was all cold chicken and peas, and all that stuff. The drinks looked good, but it was all, you know, of course, colored water, and we had a cool band set up there, and I believe they played some music in between, just for the fun of it. It's Christmastime, all right. I forgot what time of year was this, when we shot this scene? This was before Thanksgiving, right? Because we got done before Thanksgiving, and this was sort of toward the end. So, this scene was shot probably mid-November. There's nothing like movie-making and TV-making and the magic of creating Christmas, off-Christmas season. All the Christmas decorations you see in there were put on by the production, the production designer. We designed that whole area to, you know, have that festive sort of feel, which is sort of not the norm for Cobra Kai, to this point. Cobra Kai and Karate Kid, it's Halloween or bust, right? It's skeletons and shower costumes. So, it was kinda nice to have this festive Christmas-y feeling and this rivalry to play underneath all that. There was also, "December 19th," was the name of this episode. December 19th was the date of the All Valley tournament in the original Karate Kid film. Merry Christmas, Brett. The usual for me and Amanda, thanks. Coming right up. Daniel with an L. Oh, God, Ali, is it really you? I think so. Wow, I was hoping that I would run into you one day. It's funny that it's here though, huh? Yeah, right, right, the kid from Reseda, a member of the club. Yeah, well there's no more sneaking around in the kitchen. I'm sorry I just, you just look great. Ah, thank you, so do you. I'm so happy to see you. Yes. This is post-Ali and Johnny's sort of date at Golf N' Stuff. And Ali has invited Johnny to the winter ball at the country club. I just have so, so many questions. Hey, watch it, I'm wearing white here, you think I want that all over me? Johnny steps in with the white jacket on and a waiter comes by with a red sauce on pasta. And that's a direct callback to The Karate Kid when LaRusso was sneaking around the country club and he had a white shirt on and winds up colliding with the waiter and was doused with red spaghetti sauce. You're seeing a white garment and spaghetti sauce. And it's just the perfect thing for the OG fans who see that Johnny Lawrence will sidestep such an event where LaRusso wound up on his ass covered in spaghetti sauce. It's great that Daniel came in the first time and got spaghetti on him. And now he owns the joint, you know. "Hey John, give me this, give me that." And, I love how the tables are turned. Johnny probably couldn't have got in there unless Ali gave him an invite. You know, he lost his privilege long time ago there. Anytime we can take something, come from a different perspective, something we're all familiar with, but now we're looking at it from this prism or this angle, that is a big part of what works so well with the show. It's part of what makes it special. Johnny, come here. You remember Johnny Lawrence, right? How can I forget? For Johnny, this is the one episode and the previous one where, you know, he was somewhat happy for once, you know. He had the love of his youth came back and kind of sparked him up a little bit. So, he's stepping into this just kind of living almost a little bit in the past. But this is the girl that broke both of their hearts and left both of them or that they, you know, they both loved her at some time. Wow guys, this is a little West Valley reunion, huh? Crazy. Crazy, that is definitely the word for it. That's a nice suit, is that made of velvet? You sleep in that? You should talk there, Scarface. Okay, so I guess this is not the first time you've seen each other since high school. We've had a few run-ins. Just one or two. There's a little bit of that rivalry happening in there. And also Johnny's feeling a little bit like, you know, "This is my girl." But then, you know, Ali turns all that on the head and calls out both of their weaknesses and shortcomings. And all that was so fun to play with Lisa. It was a great scene, we had a lot of fun with this scene. It was just great to play, it was great for the three of us to be back in the game, if you will, and just have that history and chemistry just percolating. I love the immature, youthful gloating that Johnny has for a moment, like kind of rubbing it in Daniel's face, putting his arm around Ali. You know, "This was the girl you stole from me," kind of feeling, "But now she's mine, but she's not mine." And she's, you know, it was a very, very immature moment, which I think is really funny. It's perfect high school. Decades ago and you still have these-- Yep. You know, they're bubbling, you know, like it's even happening now. It's just funny, it was great. Thanks so much for going through this scene shot by shot. Watch Cobra Kai on Netflix.