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The Best Cobra Kai Bloopers We Could Find

Netflix's teen drama series "Cobra Kai" brought "The Karate Kid" into the modern era, putting the spotlight on Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and the next generation of martial arts masters. The streamer, which acquired the show after two seasons aired on YouTube Premium, is set to release the fourth season on December 31, 2021. However, "Cobra Kai" will seemingly never die, with showrunners making plans for Season 5 and beyond. After so much action on the show, fans have really gotten to know Johnny and the original karate kid Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) in more depth than ever before. "Cobra Kai" expands their personas far beyond what we saw in the beloved 1984 film. 

Daniel and Johnny are teaming up for season 4 of "Cobra Kai" and the pair will take on the hot-headed John Kreese (Martin Kove) and his brutal fighters during the All Valley Karate Tournament. While "Cobra Kai" is full of intense moments, there is plenty of comedic relief to break it up. And when looking at behind-the-scenes footage, there are also some pretty hilarious outtakes and bloopers caught on camera that make the cast even more lovable than before. 

Daniel LaRusso forgets the name of his own dojo

The grown-up version of Daniel LaRusso is full of fatherly wisdom, much of it likely learned from his time studying with Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) in "The Karate Kid." However, in one blooper, he gets a little too caught up in his delivery when talking to his daughter Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser) about opening a dojo of his own in an attempt to halt the bullies at her school. "That's why I'm opening up Cobra Kai, so we can fight back," Daniel says. Except, his character's dojo is actually called Miyagi-Do.

Macchio quickly realizes that he flubbed his line, laughing at the major mix-up. "No I'm not opening up Cobra Kai, am I? Probably not, that would change the whole show," the actor says. Even Mouser doesn't catch the mistake until her fictional father points it out. The scene had to be re-shot, but the moment forever lives in YouTube history.

Miguel is slow on the uptake

Miguel Diaz (Xolo Maridueña) and Eli "Hawk" Moskowitz (Jacob Bertrand) go from the bullied to the bullies in "Cobra Kai." Particularly Hawk, who transforms from a quiet nerdy kid to a tough-as-nails fighter with a massive red mohawk to top it all off. But in one flubbed scene, the pair try to joke around with their sensei Johnny and Maridueña completely blanks out on his line, making his attempted diss fall flat. 

Hawk starts the scene by saying, "Must've been a rager, sensei," as Johnny walks in. Then Miguel chimes in: "Yeah, are you, uh ..." he stutters before breaking into a roaring laugh. Bertrand also expresses his disbelief at Maridueña's bad delivery, with a big amicable grin. It serves as a reminder that while these characters are tough in the series, portraying that attitude doesn't always come so effortlessly to the actors. 

Samantha LaRusso isn't so light on her feet

Samantha LaRusso may be the child prodigy of the karate kid himself, but that doesn't always mean she's light on her feet. In one scene during "Cobra Kai" season 2, Samantha and Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan) hit the roller skating rink for a romantic date. It's there that Samantha comes face to face with her enemy Tory Nichols (Peyton List). But while filming the scene, Mary Mouser wasn't able to keep up her tough persona with wheels strapped to her feet. 

In a few short YouTube clips, Mouser is seen attempting to get up from the floor with her skates on, which is easier said than done. It takes her quite a few tries as she falls forward and stumbles a handful of times. The clip shows Buchanan laughing hysterically in the background as Mouser repeats "shoot" under her breath in an attempt not to fall on her face. 

The billboard scene was too silly for the cast

Johnny Lawrence may be on the road to redemption, but he'll likely never quite shake his careless attitude and immature sense of humor. One underrated "Cobra Kai" moment centers around the original ethos of "The Karate Kid:" Johnny tormenting Danny. Except this time, they're adults with real-world problems, and can't just settle their differences by fighting. So, a booze-fueled Johnny decides to hit Danny where it hurts — his business. He goes the classy route by spray painting a penis onto Daniel's billboard. At least he always stays true to his brand. 

Apparently, a scene where the two discuss this vandalism that was meant to be serious with a hint of humor wasn't so easy for Macchio and Zabka to film. One "Cobra Kai" blooper shows the pair seriously arguing about the graffiti at a dining room table, joined by Amanda (Courtney Henggeler). When Johnny tries to say that his graffiti was a rocket ship rather than the obvious, Henggeler couldn't resist giggling at the absurdity of the scripted lie. 

Daniel LaRusso forgets what show he's on

One of the greatest achievements of "Cobra Kai" is that the series managed to bring back the same actors who played the main characters in "The Karate Kid." Although the younger characters are vital to the story, Daniel LaRusso is, after all, the original karate kid. And you don't need to tell Ralph Macchio that as one blooper demonstrates that the term is never far from his lips. 

In a touching scene where Daniel is sharing a bit of his combination of dad and sensei wisdom, Macchio seems to forget for a second which era of the franchise he's in. "I'm proud of you karate — I almost said karate kid," Macchio laughs. It's an honest mistake, but still a hilarious mixup to watch play out on the set. And mentions of the classic '80s film that started it all are always fun to see on "Cobra Kai." 

Johnny Lawrence gets a mouth full of fake glass

It's without a doubt that the fight scenes in "Cobra Kai" are truly epic. The show centers around karate, after all, so it's important that the action is top-notch, meaning a lot of creative effects come into play. One battle between Johnny Lawrence and John Kreese ends up with the villain ruthlessly kicking Johnny into a mirror. The special effects were in full-force, but that doesn't mean that Zabka didn't have to fall into some sort of broken glass situation, even if it was simulated. 

In the blooper reel, Zabka is seen flying into the dojo mirror and shattering it off the wall thanks to the momentum of Kreese's kick. It looks like Zabka takes it a little too hard and ends up with prop glass everywhere — including in his mouth. It's unsettling to watch, but Zabka takes things in stride and spits out a mouthful of fake glass, causing everyone on set to burst out laughing. Even falling into fake glass has to be painful, so it's bizarre how nonchalant Zabka is in the moment.