That Time How I Met Your Mother Foretold Cobra Kai

That Time How I Met Your Mother Foretold Cobra Kai
In hindsight, Netflix’s (formerly YouTube’s) Cobra Kai was too great an idea to not happen.

Taking a beloved ‘80s movie property, The Karate Kid, and reimagining for a new generation focused on the villainous Cobra Kai dojo from the film series? That’s gold! Or at least, we know that’s gold now, having been able to see it through four, soon-to-be-five, wonderful seasons of karate action.

Prior to Cobra Kai premiering in 2018, however, very few people had the vision that Karate Kid’s ostensible villain Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) would make for a compelling antihero more than 30 years later. A handful of people who did have that vision were Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg, who convinced Zabka and Sony Pictures Television to give a series based on the “bad guys” a try. But there was another surprising source out there in pop culture who knew
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