Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles ♪ Long long ago life was just hunky dory ♪ ♪ A group of people made a piece of cinematic glory ♪ ♪ Now they're getting back together ♪ ♪ Not in person only virtually ♪ ♪ But it's a start ♪ ♪ They're Reunited Apart ♪ - Hello and welcome to another edition of the show my mom calls 10 minutes too long, Reunited Apart. I'm your host, Josh Gad. And this I'm happy to say is our final episode of the year known in most quarters as hell ground. When we started Reunited Apart at the beginning of quarantine, we did it for two purposes. To bring a little joy in these incredibly hard times and most importantly, to help raise money for charities in desperate need of those resources. Over the course of our seven episodes we've raised over a million dollars and collectively helped many in need. On this last episode of the year, I hope you will help me shatter our previous records as we raise money today for Action Against Hunger. Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. They saved the lives of malnourished children and ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training, and healthcare. And today, thanks to an incredibly generous donation by our partners at Sony Picture Television. I am thrilled to announce we are kicking things off with a pledge of $25,000. Let's make sure we make that total go up. Please click now on the link in the description below and make sure to give anything you can. Here at Reunited Apart, we get lots and lots of requests but one franchise in particular has been suggested to us over and over again. While some of us began a journey with these characters in 1984, others like my daughters have only recently learned of crane kicks, Dojos, and Lake sweeps. As we all gathered around our television to discover the continuation of a saga that began with Mr. Miyagi and Daniel LaRusso over three decades ago. So now as we all Mark our calendars for January of 2021 for season three of what is arguably, my favorite show on television, Cobra Kai on Netflix. It's time to rewind the clocks back to a cruel summer, many years ago, And wax on and off about the man, and the myth, once simply known as "The Karate Kid". ♪ Rob Macchi Macchio ♪ Hey buddy! - Hey Josh, how are you man? - So as you may or may not know I do this little show called Reunited Apart and well I wanna invite you to reunite with the cast of wait for it. - "The Karate Kid"? - "The Karate Kid", "The Karate Kid". Yes. - See here's the thing, Josh. I kind of already do a reunion of that film every week now - I know that. I know that. You wanna know why? Cause I renamed my daughter's Cobra and Kai. - It kind of doesn't really make sense to do this. And I appreciate it. I love you man, but I'm sorry. - Yeah, yeah I thought you might say that - William? - Hey Josh, What'd say? - He doesn't want to do it. I tried buddy he won't cave. - Couldn't leave well enough alone could you little twerp? No you had to push it. Now you're going to pay. - I'm not really sure what that means, but guys listen sorry I got to get going. - Where are ya going sweetheart? - Give them a front kick, William. - How would you even do that over zoom? - Get'em up - I'm literally up - Hey Leave him alone man. He's had enough. - Shut up Ron! - Look at him William, he can't even stand up. - Because I would be out of the shot. - William, leave him alone man he's had enough. - I'll decide when's he's had enough man. - What is wrong with you. William? - A enemy deserves no mercy. - Guys, guys, guys, look, look, look I can't really do this right now. And I'm on my way out to get my new bike anyway. - What's the matter? Why did you turn your bike away? - Because I felt like it, ma. - Please look at me when I'm talking to you. - It's really hard to do over zoom. - You're crazy! - Who's gonna to save you now, Ralph, you in or out? - I just want to go home. All right that's it. I don't understand the rules here and I wanna go home. - What are you so afraid of Ralph? It's her isn't it? - It's not even a reunion without her. And you know it. Besides she was always into you more than me anyway so. - You're gonna stick around for the uh exciting conclusion. - What was that? His hand on her ass? - Her right hook. You think she sprained her wrist doing her nails? - She hit him? - That's an understatement. - I don't get it why didn't she say something? - She shouldn't have to, should she? - mwah - I just don't know if I have this in me. - Fear does not exist in this zoom does it? - No sensei. - Pain does not exist in this zoom does it? - No sensei - Defeat does not exist in this zoom does it? - No sensei - Now what will it be Macchio? - alright, let's do it. - You my friends are the best around! Ladies and gentlemen welcome to a ultra special episode of Reunited Apart: Karate Kid Cobra Kai Super Edition! (trumpet intro) Please join me in welcoming Rob Macchio, William Zabfa, Elizabeth Shue, Randee Heller, Ron Thomas, Tony O'dell, Juli Fields, and the creator of the hit series Cobra Kai on Netflix, Josh Heald, Jon Herwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. Guys there is so much to discuss today. Why don't we start with Josh, Jon and Hayden. Is it still insane for you guys to see this crew together as it is for me? - Yeah no doubt. I mean it's been an amazing experience. I mean like you we were just fans of the movie and of the whole franchise and, and to be able to work with this amazing group of people, it is a dream come true in every way. - We have a lot of Karate Kid moments on this show where you walk into any given set, any given location, any given day and depending on who's there or what's being filmed it feels like you jumped into the movie. - Ralph And William, let's start at the beginning. How did the two of you find your way into the now iconic roles of Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence back in what is it 1983, 1984 where you guys start? - I auditioned for John Appleton, our director. It was a script called "The Karate Kid". And I said, boy that's a lame title if it ever sticks, I'm gonna have to carry this sucker for the rest of my life. But what are the odds that's gonna happen? And I walked into John Appleton's apartment there were actors lined in the hallway and I walked past the poster of "Save the Tiger" and "Rocky". And I was like, okay, this is pretty legit. And it was John and a video camera and we began talking and then we read a scene, and you could watch that scene on YouTube right now. He put it up back before he passed away. We miss him so much and he's shining down on us for sure. It all started there. And he at the end of the reading he said, "I can't guarantee anything and who knows I may find Spencer Tracy between now and the time I shoot this." but in any event I would take some karate lessons. - You know I would've been better off if you just let them beat me. It would have been done with it. It all gone once and for all. Now I got to carry your weight around too? Thanks a lot I appreciate it. - [John Appleton] Good, very good. - I had an audition for another movie and the casting directors remembered me from it. I didn't get that film and they call me in one day. I was at the gym working out my manager called and said you have a meeting for this thing called Karate Kid. I went in and I didn't know any karate. So I didn't think the chances were too good, but I read the scene. I went in the next day and read for John Appleton and kind of hung out in my car cause it was all these kind of almost Johnny's in the waiting room and everybody was being more tough than the next guy, you know? So to not psych myself out, I locked myself in my dad's 1970 Volvo and cranked some Zebra and wait for the cast director to come and say come on in. And I had a headband on and I walk in and I did my scene with John And then he said, "All right, how old are you?" And I said, "17." He goes, "well you're a little bigger than our karate kid." And I said, "Well, Bruce Lee beat up Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and he goes, "Well, you got a point about that." So then I went home and then it was a series of callbacks. And my last one was reading with Ralph himself. And again, I was overwhelmed. The I've loved them in the outsiders. And here I am, this new kid. And anyway, we went in and did our scene together. A few other guys went in and did it as well. And I think I stalked Ralph. I stayed outside the bungalow until it was, you know, nighttime. And he walked out and I just said, "Hey man how did I do?" And he goes oh and he goes, "Listen, everybody is great" He goes, "I told John everybody was great." He goes, "But you scared the shit out of me." - You couldn't leave well enough alone? Could you little twerp? No You have to push it, Well now you're gonna to pay.