We’re Being Punk’d, Right? Now “Karate Kid” the Musical?

Daniel San and Miyagi San

On the heels of my groundbreaking re-reporting of the upcoming adaptations of “The Nanny” and National Lampoon’s “Vacation”, comes news that the ’80s classic film “The Karate Kid” will now feature songs to amplify key moments of its narrative including of course “Wax On, Wax Off”, “Cobra Kai Kai”, and “Do the Crane”. You’re not surprised at all, are you, and it makes perfect sense, right?

I guess so, yeah, whatevs. I’m sure that in short order we’ll see announcements for musical versions of “Ishtar”, “Three Amigos”, and “Alien”. You wait and see. Although I wouldn’t be unhappy with “Tampopo”, “Female Trouble”, or “The Women” (pretending “The Opposite Sex” never happened).

As it turns out, “The Karate Kid” has already suffered the musical treatment:

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