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118: “Strike First, Strike Hard, No Mercy” – The Karate Kid

If you’re an ’80s kid, you can remember karate being the chosen after-school activity of pretty much everyone in your class (and likely yours too). You can thank THE KARATE KID for getting everybody in a gi.

In our latest episode, we revisit the original 1984 film in the hit franchise that would span decades, as well as multiple sequels and reboots, discussing how this movie set the formula for nearly every mentor-protege story that would follow. We’re also happily joined by Becky’s big sister Chelsea, who shares why she’s been a big fan of this movie since she was a kid. (It only has a little to do with crushing on a baby-faced Ralph Macchio.)

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74: “There’s Something Very Familiar About All This” – Back To The Future Parts II & III

We’ve already passed the future depicted in BACK TO THE FUTURE, PART II (1989) and we know just how many things the action-adventure flick got wrong about the year 2015. (Though the film’s hellish alternate reality where a boorish, corrupt egomaniac is in charge rings familiar.) But does the film otherwise hold up more than 30 years later, or does it sink like a hoverboard over water? Is BACK TO THE FUTURE, PART III (1990) the superior sequel? And will we ever figure out why Marty is best friends with someone more than three times his age?

When We Were Young is a podcast devoted to the most beloved pop culture of our formative years (roughly 1980-2000). Join us for a look back to the past with a critical eye on how these movies, songs, TV shows and more hold up now. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @WWWYshow, on Facebook at Facebook.com/WWWYShow and email your episode suggestions to wwwyshow@gmail.com. Don’t forget to subscribe and review us on the iTunes and Google Play Stores so more folks check out the show!

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