'The Karate Kid' Mini-Reunion
No, not the lame Jackie Chan remake — we're talking the original Karate Kid, the one with the Survivor soundtrack and Mr. Miyagi catching flies with chopsticks. Ralph Macchio, Billy Zabka and Martin Kove showed up to look back on the film's 30-year legacy, and to talk about how awesome the late, great Pat Morita was. Zabka recalled sitting in his dad's Volvo listening to Zebra right before his audition, to pump himself up, and Macchio said that director John G. Avildsen used to refer to he and his costar, a very young Elisabeth Shue, as "the strawberry shortcake and the gannoli." As for Kove, who played the movie's villainous sensei, he joked that he has Sweep the leg written in blood over his bed. We're apt to believe him.