The Karate Kid (2010) Poster


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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Dre: "I get it. You're Yoda and I'm like a jedi"
The Karate Kid (1984)
During one of the training scenes with the bamboo staffs, Dre's silhouette takes the form of the Crane Kick from the original film.

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Richard Roeper & the Movies: Report Card: First Quarter of 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper says he will have seen this movie by his next Movie Report Card
Modern Family: Airport 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster shown in bookstore of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time/Sex and the City 2/MacGruber (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett says they will review it in two weeks
Bum Reviews: Karate Kid (2010) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.70 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that the film is #1 at the box office
Wax On, Fuck Off (2010) (Short)
The poster is at a bus stop.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse/The Last Airbender/Grown Ups (2010) (TV Episode)
Kyle Buchanan says "The Last Airbender" and "The Karate Kid" will encourage kids to sign up for martial arts
Tosh.0: Looking for a Girlfriend (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue, and a poster is shown
Mr. Plinkett's Star Trek 2009 Review (2010)
Named as a recent movie made because of its recognizable brand name.
Saturday Night Live: Amy Poehler/Katy Perry (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Will Smith (Jay Pharoah) on Weekend Update
Special Collector's Edition: Hook (2010) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of DVD releases of November/December.
Special Collector's Edition: Zombie Town (2010) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of Blu-ray releases of December/January
RTL Film: Episode #9.12 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
America's Next Great Restaurant: Episode #1.6 (2011) (TV Episode)
a billboard for the film can be seen as the investors meet with Sandy at her food truck
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.140 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ralph Macchio mentions that interest in the remake of "The Karate Kid" helped lead to him being on "Dancing with the Stars"
The Hangover Part II (2011)
Galifianakis mentions it when they're talking about "a teenager lost in Asia" to retrieve info from a silent monk
2011 MTV Movie Awards (2011) (TV Special)
Aziz Ansari is dressed like his hero Jaden Smith in The Karate Kid, later Sudeikis sings a theme tune he wrote himself
Nostalgia Critic: Transformers 3 Review (2011) (TV Episode)
Chester mentions that the Nostalgia Critic thought this version was better than the original
Hollywood's Top Ten: Alive and Kicking (2011) (TV Episode)
Lynda asks viewers to compare the remake with the original
The Nostalgia Chick: You've Got Mail (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among unnecessary remakes
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
"The only Karate Kid that I know is the Karate Kid with Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith"
Chikara JoshiMania Night I (2011) (Video)
Jaden Smith appearing in the remake is mentioned.
Cinematic Excrement: 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (2012) (TV Episode)
Poster pops up in response to Smeghead saying "That's like putting 'Karate' in the title of your movie, but having the main characters practice kung fu--", to which he responds "I walked right into that one, didn't I?"
Nostalgia Critic: Total Recall (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic considers this a good remake.
American Horror House (2012) (TV Movie)
Character dressed up as the Karate Kid for the Halloween party. He is also compared to Jaden Smith.
2 Broke Girls: And the Icing on the Cake (2014) (TV Episode)
Max: ''Well, I loved The Karate Kid movies until Will Smith's kid ruined them.''
Nostalgia Critic: After Earth (2014) (TV Episode)
"This is like being in Karate Kid with no karate."
Teachers: Drunk Kiss (2016) (TV Episode)
Brad mentions that they had a "Karate Kid" marathon.
Honest Trailers: Ghost in the Shell (2017) (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
Mr. Plinkett's Ghostbusters 2016 Review (2017) (Video)
Featured on a list of highest-grossing Sony films.
Nature Man: The Movie (2018) (Short)
Title is referenced


SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) (TV Series)
Dre watches "SpongeBob" in Chinese.

Featured in 

Trailer Failure: The Karate Kid, Marmaduke and Robin Hood (2009) (TV Episode)
the trailer is reviewed
Late Show with David Letterman: Harry Connick Jr./Jaden Smith/Peter Wolf/Stephen Strasburg (2010) (TV Episode)
Promotional excerpt showed during interview with Jaden Smith - Dre Parker get's beaten at ping pong by an elderly man.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The A-Team/The Karate Kid/Winter's Bone (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
Richard Roeper & the Movies: The Karate Kid (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
Breakfast: Episode dated 23 July 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's guest Jackie Chan!
Maltin on Movies: Secretariat (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2010) (Video)
Clips shown
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Nostalgia Critic: Old vs. New: The Karate Kid (2011) (TV Episode)
remake compared to original
The Oscars (2014) (TV Special)
Popular heroes presentation.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Reboots and Remakes That Nobody Asked For (2017) (TV Episode)
The Karate Kid is #9.
Today: Episode dated 2 May 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.


Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)
Mr. Han initially tries to catch a fly with chopsticks, as Mifune does in this film, but ultimately hits it with a fly-swatter.

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