Welcome to Just curious media. This is let's talk Cobra Kai. I'm Jason Connell.
And I'm Sal Rodriguez.
All right, Sal, we are back for a another fan appreciation episode volume two.
I feel like I should be wearing some sort of tuxedo or something. Really, this is very this very special. This is a very special event, special occasion, really enjoyed the last episode that we did and happy that we have more to go through. It's an honor. I mean, we have more in the mailbag.
Yes, volume on, we focused on Apple podcast reviews, from our inception, August 2019, all the way through March 2021. And it was a lot of fun. And on this episode, we're going to focus on social media and sow we're covering Instagram posts and DMS, Facebook posts and messages, and Twitter mentions all in the same timeline. But these are the things that we didn't have time to cover last time. And we're really playing catch up here. So because we're going back to, you know, August 2019.
Yeah, and, you know, there's so many platforms, and, you know, rough to try to consolidate everything. So we have everything broken up into sections. Some people you know, really love certain platforms, some people really enjoy communicating on certain platforms. So definitely want to reach out to everybody on the individual platforms that you all know and love.
Absolutely. And just to get things started, we are going to do one apple podcast, five star review. And the reason for that is because it's from Australia,
oh, nice down there, down on that. I love saying that.
And I didn't see this pop up when I consolidated for volume one. It was all US based. So I logged into another program I have and it popped up I thought, oh my gosh, so we are going to start off with that. And give credit where credit's due for our five star reviews on Apple podcast. And then we'll segue into the platforms and some of them are just real basic post and we're just doing quick shout outs. You know, these are people that have given us our props, enjoy the show true fans, and we just want to acknowledge you.
Yeah, and I love the international market, and sometimes I'm guilty of forgetting about him as an American. I become so us centered. But as a YouTuber, I have people watch my videos from all over the world, Brazil, Germany, I'll get emails on YouTube from all over the world. So I forget and I take it for granted but I totally appreciate the global listenership hell, that's why it's called the World Wide Web. So happy to reach people from all over the world.
Absolutely. All right. So let's get started. You're ready.
I'm ready. All right.
So our apple podcast five star review is from Clucky man fishy.
I love these days, people get these names. Hey,
Kalapaki man Fisher.
He's got to be a fisherman.
Oh my gosh. And the subject line is the only Cobra Kai recap. I listened to exclamation point. And it starts off with love, love, love the host. That's three loves that's all folks Mike drop more.
both knowledgeable, easy to listen to. And there's no dilly dally go straight to the point with thoughtful commentary in bite sized 20 ish minutes. episodes. I love it.
I'm surprised to hear the dilly dallying Jason because sometimes I think I definitely do delete that. And also the 20 Minute
reference. I'm sure that goes back to our first few episodes, not the credit cut episode. But after that season one, episode one, episode two. I know they were short and tight because we didn't have that much context to draw from at that point in time. So yeah, episodes were shorter. We were getting to know the characters, and this new environment as well. But as you and I know, and our fans know, as you move on in the series, every episode draws on itself and there's speculation and recapping and so our 20 ish minute, bite size episodes have definitely morphed into 4050 and season finales are typically longer, but nonetheless, thank you clocky man fishy, wonderful compliments and it's not lost on us for sure. We're very appreciative of it.
Thanks clocky man fishy.
Alright, so now we're gonna segue into Instagram post and sow Why don't you do the honors of the first one.
This first one here is from mica labs. It's mi K E R. L. A B S. Mica labs says love the page and podcast and I'm trying to figure out the little emotion or emoticons emojis. What are those? Like? Are those the praying hands? Those high fives I can't figure out well that's a whole argument in and of itself. I was talking to my girlfriend about that about the prayer hands. Some people think their high five hands a written articles about it. Nobody knows. I can't figure out if those are prayer hands or high five hands. But regardless love the page and podcast. Thank you mica labs.
Yes, I think they're high fives. Let's go with that. The next one's from Suhaila l a tar and If I've messed that up, I apologize. It's my best effort. SUEHYLAELATT AR, but it's three high fives in a row emojis. But the beautiful thing about this out is this is the actress who played Xander stones mother on Cobra Kai.
Nice. Well, how'd you find that out? Did she tell you?
No, but her name popped up. And I thought, Well, it's interesting because this was a post that we had on Instagram. And she was in it. And it was Sandra's mom ever. Her makeup job was great. She had to get on. So of course, Xandra was the 2017 all Valley karate champion from Topanga karate dojo. But remember his mother was like, just really animated into so wonderful. Well, this is her. So she went to her page and did the high five. So I just wanted to include her in the shout outs.
That's very cool and also brings us closer to the family. The Cobra Kai family, the insulative family we want to be we want to be a part of it all.
Absolutely. Well, this next one, this really brings it home as well.
This one just driving me crazy. This one is from Martin Cove, Mar T i n k o v. It's a fist bump. It's a snake and it's a fire. We got fist bump snake fire from Martin Cove, folks, is this real is really happening. It
is absolutely real. It was a post that we had that he was in of course, I think he brought Johnny back his second place trophy and Cobra Kai, he was in it. And I remember he responded because I was dumbfounded when I saw he had posted on our page. So thank you, Martin CO for recognizing let's talk Cobra Kai.
One day, I hope to be close enough to Mr. COVID. I will call him Marty. Yes. Imagine that. Hey, Marty. Thanks for the love.
The next one is from I believe it's a Keto con at AI K IDOKN. AD. And this is becoming one of our power fans are super fans because he has a few messages here. So the first one, let's always talk Cobra Kai, love you guys and your kick ass Cobra Kai podcast with a badass name for a pod. And like Johnny Lawrence Cobra Kai, the podcast who sometimes shows mercy. great love for the show all the way from Sweden.
That's so great love from Australia. Love from Sweden. Look at this. We're global. Let's talk Cobra Kai is global. Jason.
It absolutely is. Well, the show is global sounds so?
Well. Yes, of course. I know the show is but it's one thing if the show is it's another thing if we are and yes, we are.
So this super fan of ours goes on to say oh, a Merry Christmas. Indeed. Our prediction for season three is to see a lot of sense a crease for sure. How long will he dominate the Cobra Kai dojo, so excited for season three to come. And later listen to you guys comment on each episode. Can't wait. Hashtag. Let's talk Cobra Kai, the podcast that never dies.
And I'm pretty certain Jason that the Merry Christmas refers to the meme that we made, which features an action figure of John crease. We're in a Santa hat in front of a Christmas tree. And we release this around Christmas time. And we put on their merry Christmas. So I think this directly refers to that.
And to give credit where credit is due. That is your John crease action figure and you created that meme. And it's fantastic.
Thank you. Yes, that is a John crease action figure made by our friends at Nikka.
Nice. And then the third message from this fan. Oh, every episode is a treat that you two guys talk us through. And each one makes me Picture those scenes again and relive them through your comments and details. I love you guys and your enthusiasm.
Nice. You know, I really get into how people are listening to our show. You know, I tell you all the time and our listeners know that I listen to podcasts when I'm cleaning or when I'm driving. I'm always curious when people listen to our podcasts, what are they doing? You say that you exercise walking Neko walking a dog? What do these people do? When do they listen to us? I would love to know Hey, next time you drop us a line. Let us know how you listen to our podcasts. I'm just genuinely curious. Yeah,
you're just curious. I like that. Thank you. Akito Khan ad that's very nice, incredible praise. I love your enthusiasm as a fan of the show and our show and thank you so much all the way from Sweden props. Please tell your friends.
Yes and Aikido Khan at all have you know I grew up watching Pippi Longstocking and she is one of my absolute favorites. Absolutely. She's wonderful. Next is coming up. M Murphy. 71. That's m m u RF seven one. Merry Christmas. Not Christmas, but Christmas.
Right then Thank you, Mr. 71. I believe in MERV 71 also had an apple podcast five star review. Yeah, we're the name 70 waters. That
sounds familiar. Yes. Well, you know the year 71 For sure. Yes,
I did. Yes, I do. The next one's from Frederick 360 F R Ed. E Ric K 360. Another Merry Christmas. Hashtag, LTC K. Christmas tree emoji 100%. A lot of percent are in there. Thank you, Frederick 360. much appreciate it. I love the hashtag, LTC K.
Yeah, I like that. Acronyms are really big. Don't take that for granted. They're fun. Our next one is from our tastic 40. That's al ta s t IC 40. Great interview. And then we got a thumbs up emoji. I wonder Do you know the date on that which interview they were referring to?
I do know the interview they're referring to, which is Joe, sir. Oh, who plays Kyler on Cobra Kai,
yes. Nice. Yep. And of course, he made his return in season three,
our tastic 40. Thank you for that. And also our tastic 40 was the first Apple podcast five star review we got
while special. Thank you to our fantastic 40. Thanks for the love.
Absolutely. Now the next one another celebrity appearance here. It's Jo Jo. Seo, J OEJO. E. Seo. And this is none other than Josiah who played Kyler on Cobra Kai. And he says, This was fun. Prayer hands referring to the great interview we had.
Yeah, it was almost like an actor studio. You guys talk for like an hour, didn't you? Totally. Yeah, you guys gonna love it. The place is really great. So
much fun. I really wanted to pry and learn more about season three, because so this is before we even knew how involved Kyler was like we knew he was in it because we saw him in the trailer. Yeah, and even the photos that he had launched prior to that. But we didn't know he was going to become a Cobra Kai and become that involved. But nonetheless, it was a chance to really learn his acting beginnings and what he's working on and his passion. And I really, really appreciate it and hopefully we can have him back on at some point.
Yeah, I hope that the producers of Cobra Kai can appreciate their cast, how tight lipped they are, because we had a few people out before season three, and none of them told us anything about season three. So, of course, I wanted to know I wanted the dirt. I wanted the gossip, we got none. So hopefully whoever we get before Season Four can give us the dirt on season four. But thank you, Joe. Thanks for being a part of the let's talk Cobra Kai family.
Next up is m bar 150. That's M var 150. I just started listening to you guys. And I love your podcast, triple exclamation mark.
Nice. Thank you m bar. Another fan. And again. We don't know fans exist soundless, they speak out. Numbers are great. Numbers are great. We need more numbers. But man, it's always nice to hear from a fan especially a new fan.
I tell my girlfriend all the time. How do I know you love me? Unless you tell me. Thanks and borrow 150. Thank you.
The next one's from JJ using Insta. And that's J J A y underscore us ing underscore i n s t a love your podcast smiley face. Keep up the good work.
Very nice, nice supportive statement.
Yes, thank you, JJ using Insta using a very well.
It's nice to have love from people. It's nice to know that you are appreciated and supported. So thanks to our listeners.
And so now we're moving on to the Instagram direct messages. And so just to be clear, sometimes we get messages that have comments and questions and various things. We've extracted those comments and questions because that's going to be part of another episode. Instead, we've just kept the more of the well wishes and congratulatory messages as part of this fan appreciation, Volume Two, so don't worry if you hear your name and your message is shorter. But you had comments or questions. That's common Sal, that's a whole other episode Bruin.
Yeah, you've consolidated things in different categories and sections. You're, you're an organizer is what you're doing.
This is true. So so why don't you take the first one from this new category? Again, Instagram direct messages.
Alright, this first one is from Dan guns. Oh four. That's da N G O N zo. Four. Hey, guys. Just want to start off by saying love the podcast, triple exclamation mark.
Thank you, Dan Gonzo for much appreciative and Sal for example. This is one of our fans who does have comments and questions. But again, it's going to be at a different episode because a lot of these comments and questions stir up much more fodder and things to discuss. And this is going to be more of a streamlined Fan Appreciation episode. So thank you again for your kind words and loyalty to the show.
I'm going to assume His name is Dan, I'm gonna assume that that's probably a
safe assumption. The next one is from again, Akita con ad from Sweden. Now this time it's a DM. And this is what they have to say. Hey Cobra, guys, I like that. I have of course commented to you before, but I have to say again how much I am a loving fan of both your podcast and the Cobra K series. And as I have watched season one and two over and over again, I have also enjoyed many flashbacks I get from the episodes from your awesome podcast. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a new episode suddenly appear better while I'm so happy you guys are back. By the way. That is a badass name for a podcast.
That's very nice. By the way, Jason Connell is idea for LTC K. Let's talk Cobra Kai.
Thank you again. And so I think I know what Aqeedah con eight he's talking about. This is probably the break after season two. And we were really on a hiatus. Yeah. And then we talked and it was time to do karate kid part two.
Yeah, we were just kind of sitting around waiting for season three to start just like everybody else. And I got a call from Jason. Hey, I think we need to start podcasting again. I'm like, what, why? Because there was a lot of heat on the show. There was a lot of articles a lot of news, a lot of speculation, a lot of talk a lot of gossip about season three. So Jason's like, we need to get back in the studio. So dusted off my microphone, and here we are.
And we've never left. Oh, thank you again, Akita current ad keep up your loyalty from Sweden. Love it. Love your enthusiasm as a fan and hopefully it's infectious to all your friends.
Next one is from Mike Oliphant. That's mi ke o Li, P H A N T. says your guys Cobra Kai podcast was so great. I drive a garbage truck all day and I listened to every episode on Route. I can't even express how much I loved Cobra Kai, I now have an unattainable goal of sitting down and drinking a Coors banquet with William Zabka. That's great. And I'll have you know, every time I'm in a store, and there's a liquor section, and I see Coors banquet, I always take a picture send it to Jason picture. And it's true of course banquet. Because you know what, I want to have some Coors banquet at some point. And of course at Williams aapke talk about a dream come true.
Yeah, that's amazing. Yeah, Mike, when I read this message way back when I was so touched by it and really to hear you listen to the podcast while working passing the time. I misses what I've done for years with other podcasts out as well as audibles and any other audio content but, and to hear someone's doing it with ours. Our show, man, I just really touched me really did. And I'm honored and I just want to create more content for you on your roots. Hopefully someday, maybe all of us can get William Zabka to meet and have Coors banquet in person.
Yeah. Thanks, Mike. And thanks for cleaning up our city as well.
Absolutely. Okay. This is another example of someone who love to post and does a DM Sal, this is Frederick 360. Again, of course, F r e d e, Ric K 360. Hey, Sal, and Jason, Happy New Year. I've been a big fan throughout your entire Cobra Kai coverage from your POVs, your two cents chemistry inside tangents your approach and styles really complement each other. Again, thank you for your passion and hard work on each of the episodes. Keep up the great work. Of course, great work is all caps, and ends with an exclamation mark.
Fantastic. I especially like the reference towards side tangents. You know, one thing I pride ourselves on is how our lives are personalized might intersect with a show or a theme. And we may go all over the place but then I always aim for it to come back to the Cobra Kai or Karate Kid universe. So sometimes I sit back and think what was I too long winded? You know, what did I go too far all over the place. So I appreciate if somebody listens to our actual site tangents, and does appreciate them. Thank you.
Absolutely. And so when you do go too far off, that's when I edit out. Frederick, thank you for pointing out our POVs and our chemistry and our approach and style, all that I mean, it really means a lot. It's a wonderful glowing review, really. And I'm glad you get it. Because this is what Sal and I strive for, again, on our first fan appreciation show. Volume One we kind of talked about our beginnings sound eyes beginnings, and how that chemistry was put in motion back in 2005. So we've had many years together, and you don't just get there overnight. And so when I decided to go on this journey with this first show, Sal came to mind right away I thought, man that's that's like a needle drop in a movie. What's like Martin Scorsese, he drops us great songs because it immediately evokes a feeling in the audience and it makes them seem cooler. Well, I knew I could jumpstart something with a chemistry that Sal and I've always had together. And I love when other people pick up on that. So thank you so much.
Yeah, Fantastic. Next one from Trevor Fulcher, tra vor. Fu l ch er. He says, Hi, Jason and Sal. I only started Cobra Kai a fortnight ago, didn't realize about your podcast until the end of watching season one on Netflix. But after discovering your great show for season two, I watched one show that listen to your podcast. But as your podcasts are weekly, I can't wait a week to watch each episode. Please, please, please s3 pleases? Can you speed up the shows? Many thanks from the UK. Trevor, my friend, I wish we could I swear to you, I wish we could. But unfortunately, we are two guys with things going on in our lives. And obviously here we are in our current era. So there's that obstacle, you know. So believe me, I would love to sit and record a let's talk Cobra Kai every single day? I absolutely would.
Absolutely. And I remember getting this message. Trevor and responding back and just thinking yeah, I mean, we're doing it weekly. We're trying I don't want to over promise and under deliver. But yeah, I remember it came in and we were doing one episode a week because we had already seen it. But salad I did not have the luxury of getting press copies, which would be wonderful in the future. So we could have everything done. And then we could drop with Netflix. So fingers cross season four, we can do something like that where we would be done. And you could do it hand in hand. You could watch an episode, jump over the podcast and go back and forth that way. That's our plan. That's our dream. But we didn't have that luxury for season three. And man, I'm telling you it was a hurdle to do this. Because I wanted to do it faster. And I was recording with Sal rewatching them with the notes doing all the editing. It was a chore and thanks for hanging in there. Hope you're still with us, Trevor. Hopefully, you hung in there and and knocked out season three. But also, Sam, do you know what fortnight is? Because I had to look that up.
Well, when I think of fortnight I think of the very popular video game, but I think that's spelled nit E. So it's not that a fortnight I think is an old Shakespearean term if I'm not mistaken. Doesn't it mean something like two nights ago? Two weeks, two weeks? a fortnight is two weeks?
When I looked up. I don't know if 14 days two weeks. I mean, I could be wrong. But I got a quick look on that. Because that's like, I don't know that term. But I like it. But yeah, anyway, we'll continue because Trevor has more
what? No, I like UK speak. I like spelling color with Oh, you are a neighbor with Oh, you are I like to realize with an ass Exactly. Yeah. Well, we don't do that here in the States. Nor are we on the metric system. So that's a whole nother show. We do drive on the right side of the road. How do people do that? How do Americans just go to other countries and drive? I think I would just crash within the first 10 minutes.
Let me tell you I did I was in Ireland, Dublin. And I rented a car. And the teller asked, Do you want manual or automatic and I thought I learned on standard. So why not? If I'm learning to drive on the wrong side of the road, I might as well get back to my roots and do a manual so I'm shifting with my left hand driving on the wrong side of the road for us. And did it drove most of Ireland and a lot of Scotland. And I got used to it now I was in a roundabout half the time via I loved it. But I had to have a navigator, no doubt about it had a smartphone but it wasn't as dialed in as they are now but I had someone there telling me where to go. And I was focused on the road, but I got used to it.
Well, you know what? I'm very apprehensive. But I hope Trevor Oh, if we make our way to the UK, you can give me
a driving lesson. Yes, but there's more from Trevor. So continue.
He also says have now watched Karate Kid two and three. Just to understand the background of it all agreed with you. Now I love this. I love this so much. Yes, you do agreed with you that Karate Kid two and three should be the other way round. Keep podcasting and no mercy. So that was referencing what I've said on previous episodes of Let's Talk Cobra Kai, that Karate Kid three should have been Karate Kid two and Karate Kid two should have been Karate Kid three. And I stand by that till my dying breath.
All right. So props Trevor for picking up on sales, thought as soon as he told me I agreed completely. And I told you about the cell while back I was like, Oh, we had a fan agree with you. And so just to be clear, these are messages and they've all been responded to. But again, we wanted to highlight them here on this show. And so yeah, I love that he picked up on that. I think it would be better. It would be more of a triumphant ending to the trilogy, as opposed to kind of being a little bit of a flame out because it did it definitely was a download. And you would have had back to back movies with all Valley and then had that departure. So yeah, I think you're absolutely right. But it didn't go down that way and nothing we can do about that sell.
No, but thanks for the vote of confidence. Trevor Fulcher Yes.
Next one is from Alex C. FC 26 al AXCFC to six addicted to the let's talk Cobra Kai podcast. Short and sweet. I like that.
Yeah, I really wish I knew where everyone was from, because Alex leaves us this great message. And in my head, I'm like, I'm trying to create a picture like, why are they driving a garbage truck listening to us what's going on here? Or they listen to us while they're working out or they listen to us on the stereo at home? Is their spouse like, Oh, you're listening to that Cobra Kai podcast to get I really want to get a picture and a framework of how everybody receives our show. It really interests me.
You want a survey? Don't you? Like a Survey Monkey?
Yeah, I would like that. Yeah. How do you consume? Let's talk Cobra Kai and in the restroom in the kitchen. How do you take it?
Which hosts Do you prefer?
Yeah, you know, like I listened to on Stitcher primarily, but then I'll go straight off Buzzsprout if I had an iPhone, I would go for Apple podcasts. So it all depends, you know, depends on your phone, on your platform on where you live, who you live with, what kind of car you drive, all those things matter. Very interested in how people consume our show. Very interesting to me. Okay, well, we may have to do a survey. But thank you, Alex.
Yeah, very much. Thank you so much. I'm glad you're addicted. And we're gonna keep making more context so we can feed your addiction.
Next one is from Lindsay Bebout. That's li N. D. S AYBEBOUT. Says I discovered your show a week ago, and have been binging through it. Keep up the great work. That's nice binging Hey, it's nice to hear people binging our show because you know we hear about everybody binging everything on Netflix. We binged Cobra Kai on Netflix. Oh, yeah, people binging us. I feel honored. I'm very honored to hear people say that. Thank you.
Yeah, we're manageable. I like that. Yeah,
it's quite an honor that somebody can hear your voice for hours. Really, that's very special. There are a few people I would want to hear for hours and hours, let alone my own voice. So thank you, Lindsey. For like, again, that vote of confidence. Thank you for listening.
No, absolutely. Thank you so much, Lindsey. And just to take it a step further, Sal, Lindsey is our very first Patreon supporter say, Well, really? Yes, yeah, I put that link out there season one because I heard of the podcast too. And I thought, well, that'd be a great way maybe people would support and it could help cover some of the production costs until we can get to sponsorship. And I just kind of forgot about it and didn't even think it was active anymore. Which I shouldn't be admitting, but it's true. And all of a sudden, I got an email just the other day. And Lindsey Bebout is our first Patreon supporter. So thank you so much, Lindsay.
Thank you, Lindsay. I feel like we should give Lindsey some sort of special behind the scenes content. Yeah, maybe like something signed picture. Do we have any pictures of you, me, Jason?
Something we can come up with something for sure. If you and I have photos that date back to the film festival days, or even the strictly background audition or something, you and I have something somewhere or maybe Lindsey will be in the mix. And we have a fan on the show as a guest. Yeah, so who knows? Yeah, thank you so much for your kind words your loyal ship as a fan and also for being a Patreon supporter. It really means a lot to us. Yeah, that's
very special. Thank you, Lindsay.
The next one's from San Diego. Six to eight s a n d e p six to eight. Hey, guys, I absolutely love the podcast. I may have missed it. But have you done a review of The Next Karate Kid starring Hilary Swank? just rewatched it and can't wait for your episode on it. See, Sal, it's coming. Still working my way through season two of Cobra Kai but I've already listened to the three Karate Kid Movie Reviews. Your dry wit sense of humor and chemistry between both of you is just phenomenal, too. Good. Keep it up. Wow. Thank you so much. That's, again, back to the chemistry. I love hearing it. Of course, you're talking about my dry wit and sense of humor. I really appreciate.
No, no, I want to say publicly you know, I'm billed as the comedian. I've done Stand Up Comedy in years past. Jason cracks me up all the time. I think Jason is more of a comedian on this show than I am you know, I'm I'm so focus on trying to be a good broadcaster. Meanwhile, Jason's dropping all these cool jokes all the time. You make me laugh all the time. Jason. So no, believe me. i I'll totally give you that. When they talk about dry wit. They're definitely talking to you. And I definitely want to mention Sandeep if I can. The risk of being too transparent. I feel very bad that we haven't done The Next Karate Kid yet. Really. It's way overdue. I was talking with Jason just the other day. We need to do The Next Karate Kid. Whether we like it or not. I feel a lot of pressure. So totally there with you. Sandeep, totally there with you? Yes.
And no, listen, I was kidding. Sal is hilarious. You crack me up you always have. So it works both ways. I'm not taking full credit for that. I think it's both of us. And maybe we bring it out of each other. So I was just a joke. And you write about The Next Karate Kid. This is something that I've been talking to Sal about just hinting to see it. Like last year, like so. So I know that we're at that point, and I'm excited that you're excited to do it. Now. Have you seen it yet, though? My question.
I have not seen it yet. But it's definitely in my queue and it is going to be bumped up in the queue as it relates to our podcast. So you know, because what I'm doing now is I integrated my girlfriend into the Karate Kid University. We watched one, two and three. And now we're going to go through Cobra Kai. And then at some point, we're going to watch The Next Karate Kid. But by then you and I will have done our podcast on it, because that may be a few months, but no, definitely in Q is Next Karate Kid. Also, I just want to mention Sandeep, you refer to the Karate Kid movie reviews. We don't officially call it a review. We're not really reviewing the movies. In years past you had Siskel and Ebert. Or who was that guy with the wild hair? Remember the wild hair guy with the glasses? Oh, Jean Charlotte. Yes, exactly. So we're not really reviewing that we're just sort of kind of just common talking.
You're right. It's not really a review. We're breaking it down. We're giving tidbits or bringing our enthusiasm, our style to it. And let's talk movies does that as well. But yeah, that's fair. However, when you categorize something, so some of our things probably would fall under movie reviews, if you will, for lack of a better yeah, for lack of a better categorization. Name. But yeah, you make a good point. Definitely.
I just think when I hear the word Review, I'm always thinking of a five star or one star or thumbs up or a thumbs down, you know, we don't approach Cobra Kai that way, you know, so I guess in my head, I don't see it as a review, but I guess by default, it would be a review. So yeah, that's absolutely true.
Now, when I do let's talk movie, Sal, I have the luxury if you will, to choose great movies, a movie that I can ever stop watching and has rewatch ability and you want to tell people about now Karate Kid one. Of course, it has that karate kid too. I like it a lot. I actually love it now more than I did as a kid. But Karate Kid three is the first time the first time that I've covered a film that is not in that category. But we did it because it's part of this series and there's enough things to draw from that you need for Cobra Kai the show. When we do The Next Karate Kid. That's like jumping the sharp truth be told, it's going to be the worst movie that we've ever had this type of deep dive discussion on however, because of the fact that Mr. Miyagi is in it. Pat Merida, his character goes on and lives on and we have a two time Oscar winner, and Hilary Swank, who does her best to bring credibility to her roles, Julie, we're going to do it and our fans deserve it. But it is definitely a low watermark.
Well, you know, you mentioned Miyagi, Sandeep six to eight, just to let you know more than Miyagi, we will be touching on Yes, at some point as well. The new documentary that came out about Pat, Marita, we're going to be talking about that at some point as well, most likely after Next Karate Kid. So there will be more to come. We will do next Karate Kid. We will do more than Miyagi at some point. Yes.
And like we talked about an earlier season, Sal will probably at some point in time, no rush will probably explore the Karate Kid remake.
I'm sorry, what was that? I didn't quite hear you. You know you and I don't invoke the other Cobra Kai podcast. But I don't know if the other Cobra Kai bog has I've done the remake with Jaden Smith.
But Jackie Chan come all you have to do it just because it's in the universal. That's all
I know. I know. I know. I know. We're gonna do that, too. I don't know when that's gonna happen, considering we have two other movies that we have to do. Oh, yeah, way down the road way down the road. Yeah, that's gonna have to happen. It's just some things are inevitable. And that is inevitable.
So now we're into the Facebook post. This
first one is by Justin McGill. enjoying all the shows. Can't wait to hear your take on part three. So I'm assuming that he means season three, which we just did very proud of our episode 10 Season Three we just released very long, but we had so much to take in so much of a universe that has expanded after three movies and 30 episodes of Cobra Kai. So a lot to cover season three episode 10. So Justin, make sure you listen to that. We just completed season three.
And I would just say one thing. So I do believe Justin McGill is talking about the Karate Kid Part Three.
Oh, what really?
He says Part Three dance? Yes. Justin does have more comments and questions which will be on that upcoming episode when it comes out. So that's what he's referring to.
Okay, so just check out then. Our review of Karate Kid three. Yes. Thanks, Justin.
Thank you very much. The next one is Mark. Nice. Just found your podcast and I love it fun to listen to the podcast as I make my way through Cobra Kai,
like that. You know, I used to listen to podcasts. When I go on long drives. Like I'd be driving up to the bay area to visit family. We have a 350 mile drive from Los Angeles. And yeah, I would binge podcast. So I imagine mark is that what you're doing out there? Binging our podcasts on a long drive. I hope so.
And so Mark just like Justin has great comments and questions and check out the upcoming fan comments and questions episode to hear those as well.
Jason, do you think people like let's say somebody discovered our show right now. Are they going to watch season one of Cobra Kai that and listen to Season One of Let's Talk Cobra Kai. Are they gonna go show podcast show podcast? Do they bounce back and forth?
Yeah, I think if they become fans of our show, hopefully they do, they would most likely watch an episode. Listen to an episode. Now, if they're sitting on their couch, and they're totally dialed in, and the next button comes on the Netflix, they may rattle off three, but then they may go back and listen to three of ours. I think it's like tit for tat. You don't want to get too far behind. You wouldn't want to do all season one and do all our seasons. Yeah, I think that's how they would do it.
Okay. Yeah, cuz that's what I would do that way. I'm really in tune. I didn't forget anything from last week or whatever. Yeah, watch one. Listen to one. Watch. One. Listen to one. Yeah, that's probably what I would do, too. Next one is from Natalie. Kim. I say Natalie, as opposed to Natalie. Na th a lie. Kim, Natalie Kim. Love the podcast. Can't wait to hear you guys cover season three. Happy New Year. Happy New Year to you too, Natalie, and thank you very much. Yeah, we just dropped season three. Again, especially proud of episode 10. We had a lot to cover. Be sure to stick around. Because we're gonna be covering Next Karate Kid soon. As we just discussed.
Natalie, thank you so much, and Happy New Year to you. And by the way, Merry Christmas to all those who who gave us a merry christmas shout out earlier in the podcast. But no, thank you so much for your support. And yeah, by now, you've probably heard season three and hopefully enjoyed it. I was telling Sal, that I think season three episode 10 was our high watermark to come back around on my note earlier about the next party kid but I really think it was our most rich episode. That episode was also the most to take in as a viewer. So that helped us to elevate our game and it was all over the place. You had to ally you had love you had it. It was just so many things going on in episode that I felt like we really kind of hit a new high that I'm very proud of. And I hope hope Sal that our fans feel the same.
I hope so. And I would assume so because I'll tell you what. I was so pumped up going into that episode. I literally stretched. I stretch my hamstrings stretch my pecs, it was like I'm gonna work out. Like that's how I went into that episode. I'm absolutely serious. So I went into that with a different mindset. I was showing no mercy. And I do believe that it came out in the end. I'm very proud of our season three episode 10 podcast. Absolutely. Yeah,
me too. And I'm glad you stretch because season three episode nine you pulled a hammy and a part of a growing.
I did I did. The older I get. I'll stretch before I wash my car before I scrubbed the shower. I'm always all about stretching. Gotta stay loose. Gotta stay Luke St. Louis,
and excellence from Chris manly. Hey guys. I just wanted to say hi, I started watching Cobra Kai for the first time last week after watching the Karate Kid trilogy for the first time. Anyone who knows me knows that whenever I start a new series, I always look for a companion piece and your podcast was just what I was looking for. strike first. strike hard.
Wow, Chris, thank you so much. I love to be considered sow as a companion piece to the show.
Yeah, very flattering. And you know, I only recently learned how to take flatter or you know, or compliments. I'm telling you I only recently learned how to receive a compliment because deflect and defer. Yeah, but no, thank you, Chris. I appreciate it. Yeah,
Sal, you're the greatest. Thank you, Jason. Well done.
Let's try the old style. Go ahead and do so you're the greatest. You're just being nice. There you go. Okay, I like to do so. Yeah. 2021.
Now, Chris, thank you so much, man. That's really well said I love that you're a new fan to our show, as well as Cobra Kai, and you just watched the Karate Kid trilogy. I mean, you are like, you've ingratiate yourself into the entire thing all at once. So I hope it's not overwhelming. And that you stick with us on this fun run.
Next is from Richard Floyd. Amazing podcast really entertaining. Can't wait to listen to season three. Episode Three later. So Richard, this guy is following. He wrote it out right there. Can't wait to listen to season three, episode three. So this guy went through season one and two. And then Episode One and Two of season three. And there he is. This guy knows exactly where he's at. And you know, this whole thing of keeping track of seasons and episodes. Isn't that sort of a new era thing? I mean, I don't remember keeping track of you know, Three's Company. Right?
Right now that's a good point. It's a different era. Sal. Yeah, people are on IMDb much like myself daily. And yeah, you know, the end game. People are racing to get their hell Three's Company you just assumed it'd be on he didn't even know what a season was. If it was off, you'd just hear I call it summer. They need a break and they'll be back next season. But we had no idea of how many episodes this that and the other so It's a good point. And it's just a different time.
Yeah. So I guess viewers are more. Is it? What? Sophisticated? Is that the word?
Yeah. So I was doing my Three's Company.
come and knock on our door. We've been waiting for you
least listeners and viewers are just so much more sophisticated. Now they know where they're at. They know where they're going. It's all there in front of them. There's not much speculation. So Richard knows where he's been. And he knows where he's going.
Yes. And thank you, Richard. I love the fact that yeah, he probably had just watched season three, and was waiting for our Wednesday release date for season three, episode three and Rhodus. i That's great. I'd love more people to if they're going to chime in and let us know where they're at, or how they're enjoying it on the way it's like, yeah, when you're waiting for something, I know what it's like and Sal and I want these things out way fast. But we just did the best we could and we came out. We did a weekly release until the finale, which I needed extra time to prep and get done and release it on St. Patty's Day, which was a lot of fun, kind of a end of the entire season on St. Patrick's Day, which my Irish heritage I was quite proud of. And as my ancestors were as well, but yeah, thank you so much, Richard. And oddly enough, Sal, we hear from Richard in just a minute, because we're segue now into Facebook messages. And Richard Floyd is the first message nice. And he goes on to say here, just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your season one and season two podcast, amazing stuff, going straight to the credit card movies now, thumbs up from the UK.
Nice. These people from the UK, they let you know, you know, I liked that Australia letting us know, hey, listen, anybody that writes us from the US, let us know where you're at to you know, let us know what state you're in. Are you in Atlanta? Or are you in Los Angeles? Let us know. Yeah, that'd be city. So okay, well, anyway, let us know what part of the US because people from the UK people from Australia, they're definitely quick to let us know where you're listening to us from so we really appreciate that. Next up is Peter C. Hampton, who says great podcast, you guys really no the California geography and you have previous martial arts experience. Well, I've taken some martial arts I've taken some boxing training some Muay Thai training at a very small level. Uh, Jason, I would definitely defer to on the martial arts. You're a current belt currently, currently, you are a belt holder now.
Yeah, in two different forms. But when we did our first episode ever sell the Karate Kid. I was reflecting on my martial arts background growing up, but I hadn't got back in the dojo yet. And by the time we were in the middle of season one, I got back into martial arts. So yes, I'm a current practicing martial arts student again. And yeah, absolutely. And have keto and Taekwondo. And also, I want to point out that Peter has more to say he has comments and questions. You'll hear those comments and questions on the fan comments and questions episode.
Nice. And you know, Peter, you mentioned California. Well, I was born and raised in California, I have been up and down the state of California. I'm a very proud Californian. I really am. Obviously, the state has its problems. But I'm very proud to call myself a Californian. I love the coast. And you know, when it comes to Karate Kid, when it comes to Cobra Kai, I'm very big on accuracy. I want things to be realistic. If you're going to show me a location, I'm going to reference it, I'm going to google it. I want to make sure everything is real or is as real as it could be. I hold Karate Kid and Cobra Kai to that standard because of where it's based. Remember, it may be shot majority in Atlanta today. But it's based in the San Fernando Valley, my hometown. And we talk about in Siena, we talk about receita we talk about North Hollywood. Those are all my stomping grounds throughout my life. So believe me when it comes to the California geography. We definitely want to stay on point. Yeah, so
you definitely have it covered on that front. I have seen some of the locations and I've spent enough time in LA to have some credibility. But it's your stomping grounds. You know it inside and out. And I defer to you all day long on proximity, and you're very good at geography. So yeah. So thanks for pointing that out. Peter. Glad to picked up on it. Yeah, thank you, Peter. And that leads us to Jeremy quillow. Qu I ll O, who also has comments and questions. So again, he and Peter and others will be on that episode. But he goes on to say, hey, gentlemen, big fan of the show. Keep up the great work. I look forward to future episodes of both Cobra Kai and the podcast.
Nice. Thank you, Jeremy. How do you pronounce the last name with Quito? Maybe qu I ll probably queal I would imagine two L's would be a yo like Quito. I would imagine
I could have been wrong. It's why I spelled it but I like being called gentlemen, as well.
Yeah, that's I never get called. I never got all the gentlemen. That's very nice. Thank you, Jeremy. Yeah, nice to hear that you're a fan. We really definitely appreciate it.
Absolutely. So now we're moving on to the Twitter post and mentions.
First up is at Jay hunt. 006 J h u n t 006. Absolutely loving the podcast guys makes a great show. Even better. Thank you. You know what that means a lot to me. We make a great show better. Cobra Kai will exist without us. So we come along, and we I think it's sort of an icing on the cake. We make a great show even better. I appreciate that. And I definitely do like to think that that's what we're doing. So
yeah, I agree. I love being a companion piece, if you will, like I said earlier, I love that we can make a great show a little bit better, if possible. And I love it. He loves us. So thank you so much and Sal J hunt. 006 has five messages. So please continue.
Next one says great interview. You guys rule, no mercy. And he's referring to the Griffin Santo Pietro interview. Of course, Griffin ashtrays. Anthony LORUSSO on Cobra Kai, we had him he was our first official guest, we popped the proverbial Cherry with Griffin Santo Pietro. So thanks, Griffin giving you another shout out. Thanks for being on the show. Then we got Thanks, guys. Hashtag no mercy.
You're getting your props on the no mercy. Yeah, no. Wow. You know, believe me, I'd
love to take any credit for that. But no mercy is now in the cultural lexicon at this point. Yes. Next one says me when I get an apt talk Cobra Kai podcast notification.
And so So I love when this one came in because it's an animated GIF of Daniel when he wins the trophy at the end of the Karate Kid at all valley. And he's being hoisted up. He's like screaming and yelling. So I love that Jay hunt, double O six feels that way. That intallation one of our podcasts.
That's very nice. It's very nice. And again, Hey, Jay hunt, double O six. Let us know how you listen to the show. What are you doing you cleaning driving? Let us know. We'd like to hear your excitement. That's so nice that that's how you feel when you get a notification from us.
And I also want to point out that we've never really talked about this before Sal, but our social media handles are always at let's talk Cobra Kai, you know, that's how you find this. That's everything. However, it was too many letters for Twitter. Oh, so I had to scale down and looked at so many different options and settled on at top Cobra Kai, because it's the only thing that would work really. So that's the one time that our moniker ours handle is a little different, though.
I know because on YouTube, I'm Salvador, Los Angeles, on Instagram. I'm Salvador, Los Angeles. But on Twitter, I had to be South Los Angeles. There you go. And by the way, don't go to my Twitter. There's nothing there. Go to my YouTube, go to my Instagram. Last one says really high level stuff here. Highly recommend to fans of the show. Very nice. Thank you very much. Yeah, we appreciate that. We appreciate fans recommending us. It's very nice. Yeah, like
high level. I liked that our podcast is being considered high level stuff. So yes, thank you, Jay hunt, double O six. Keep the tweets coming. Continue to listen and enjoy the show. Couldn't ask for better fans.
Thank you, Jay hunt.
Now we have at Richard W. Scanlon ri ch ARD. WSCANLO en. Great job, guys. Love your enthusiasm. Thanks for your efforts.
Yeah, the enthusiasm is real. By the way, we're not acting here. Yeah, thank
you, Richard. I appreciate that. It's a lot of hard work, dedication. We keep coming back. We love what we're doing. But I'm telling you what to know those fans and to hear from you fans means the world to us. It just helps us come back time and time again to know someone's on the other end because out I could just talk about this stuff off air and have a great discussion. But it's a lot more gratifying to know people enjoy us and enjoy our chemistry, our enthusiasm, and everything in between.
Also, a shout out to one of our favorite shows. Curb Your Enthusiasm. Definitely. Absolutely. Thank you Richard. Next up is at RIC Zs 88 That's ric KZE z 88. Love the podcast, guys. Thank you, Rick. That reminds me of Rick Dees. I don't know very much. Do you remember rick dees? Yes. Of course. He wasn't in Tulsa, right. No, I
knew of him. Yeah, he was really put in my or sometimes.
Okay. Yeah. So I grew up listening to Rick D. So now we got Rick Zs ADA. And I always assumed that 88 is the year that people are born. So what was I doing in 88? I wasn't doing things that were good. Nada. I hope you were Rick. Rick was being born in 88. So that's a good thing.
Yeah. Love the podcast, guys. Thank you so much, Rick. Thanks for that you love it. I hope you're continuing to listen to us and join our episodes and please keep tweeting at us. mentioning us whatever. You are the last one sale of this fan appreciation Volume Two episode is from sa surge, at saw surge. s a s e r g and I have to tell you, so I had to translate this from Spanish. Oh wow. This is a straight translation. And they start off by saying hello. I share this podcast with you at tuck Cobra Kai, in which they review the three seasons of the series, in addition to interviews with part of the cast visits to the past with the original Karate Kid films, and a couple more extras, play it. Exclamation point. I love this. This is almost like a little promo, not by us by a fan, who's putting this out there to their viewers or friends or what have you. And I greatly appreciate it.
Now you say this was in Spanish? Do you know if this was from out of the country? Well, I
don't know. Just know that was in Spanish. I translate. Wow, that's
great. You know, if somebody were to speak Spanish, would they be able to listen to our show? There's no transcription or anything, right?
Well, we do have a transcription of most of our early episodes, season one, season two, season three, I'm gonna have it transcribed. So but that will be an inscriptions. It will be in English, but then you could have that converted. It's not like our voices are being dubbed in Spanish.
That would be interesting and that you guys came in and asked us love it. That'd be pretty fun. Well, thank you. What would I say? SAA surge.
Surge. Yeah, we
appreciate wherever you're listening to us from whether it be the US or whether it be south of the border, wherever you are. If you're speaking Spanish. Yo, yo, entiendo poquito Espanol. Mi amigo. There we go. That's about as good as Spanish.
So yeah, thank you so much, sir. It's just anybody who's a fan of the show. And also such a fan that you're promoting it to others and giving them the promo I appreciate plus attending a different markets, as you just pointed out. So you know, a lot of Spanish speaking people, especially in California know how to speak English. You know, so that's beneficial. And yeah, this is wonderful. Couldn't ask for more. I mean, when your fans are promoting your show, that's a good sign. Yeah, that's a good sign.
bilingual. Believe me, I should be bilingual. All my friends that have kids are raising their kids bilingual. Do it, everybody, everybody should raise your kids bilingual. Choose a language, do it. Yeah.
So wow, that is the end of our fan appreciation, volume two. So we've covered it, we've caught up from our inception in August 2019. through March of 2021, we're in a new era. So what we will do moving forward sounds will collect more of these wonderful nuggets from our fans on all the various platforms, of course, and that would include Apple podcasts, five star reviews. And we will do this again at some point in time. But we had a lot to catch up with, which is why we took two volumes, two episodes to do this. But in the meantime, I know we're gonna say this in a second as part of our clothes. But now you know that leaving us something a nugget here and there, you may wind up on a future episode. And it only helps us reach other people. I know we kind of jumped in this episode. But really, what this does was the more viewership, the more downloads, the more engagement we get, the more we move up the ladder. And that helps us It helps us at some point in time, lands sponsorship, which can then entail help cover our production cost, our time and let us put more and more into it. Not to mention just you get more fans, you're reaching a bigger audience or servicing more people. Really, that's what it's about. So if you're a fan of the show, continue to be pleased. And if you have the time, just doing something simple like giving us a five star rating on Apple podcast takes what sell a second to five stars blue. And if you have time to do a review on their wonderful, that's a big level of engagement, those things matter, they track. And then using social media in any of these ways we've talked about. It's big and not to mention, we dislike it, it helps us we want to engage with you guys. I respond to every single person that sends a direct message. Even when I do a post. There's at least a heart or a quick genuine response. So yeah, we are engaged with you. So feel free anytime to talk and share with us as well.
Yes. And Jason always maintains professionalism. He'll be responding to your messages. He doesn't let me anywhere near the responses, because he knows there might be inappropriate flirting. So I believe that Jason is pro
very much very much. Thank you. So appreciate that. Anything else?
Oh, no. Thanks, everybody. We really appreciate the feedback. It's just really, really nice to know that you guys are out there listening and giving us feedback, creating a dialogue. We very much appreciate that. Otherwise, yeah, what you and I are just sitting here talking to each other, right, which is fantastic. But we definitely like knowing that you guys are out there. I definitely appreciate the feedback and the responses in the messages and then the tweets and the Instagram responses everything. We really appreciate it. Thank you very much.
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