Train in my car/I'm a ninjar!
February 7, 2012 6:29 AM   Subscribe

Ichi! Ni! San! Shi! Come on, everybody! Train kara-tee! SLYT '80s karate-promoting rap video.
posted by ignignokt (26 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was like a karate kick to my psyche.
posted by TheRedArmy at 6:44 AM on February 7, 2012


Terrible rap video versus Gymkata. Who will emerge victorious?
posted by entropone at 6:58 AM on February 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


Pluck this tube of volumizing mousse from my palm.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 7:01 AM on February 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


My karate classes are not like this. I can't decide if that's good or bad.
posted by tommasz at 7:18 AM on February 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


For anyone who wasn't there, the 1980s was exactly like this, all the time.
posted by XMLicious at 7:32 AM on February 7, 2012 [10 favorites]


were
posted by XMLicious at 7:32 AM on February 7, 2012


Curious if anyone had ever attempted "Karate Kid: The Musical", here's first result...
posted by rh at 7:49 AM on February 7, 2012


Also, as far as the mainstream was concerned, there was only one 'rap' song - you just changed the words to suit different things.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 7:50 AM on February 7, 2012


"Karate Kid: The Musical"

Oh, and of course, the brilliant Phoenix Nights.
posted by rh at 7:52 AM on February 7, 2012


Great lines in this song.

Like,
I train in my car.
I'm a nin-
-ja.

posted by entropone at 8:01 AM on February 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Here's everything you need to know about this video:

Lighting: Lloyd Goldfine, Robert D. Whitstock
Hair and Makeup: Candy Duke, Joanne DePrima, Barbara Owen, Clariness Alvarez

posted by swift at 8:05 AM on February 7, 2012 [5 favorites]


Oops. That was the thread title.

Still.
posted by entropone at 8:06 AM on February 7, 2012


By the time the parakeet showed up I started to think I'd lost my mind.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 8:31 AM on February 7, 2012


The 1980s: The Most Embarrassing Decade.
posted by murphy slaw at 8:42 AM on February 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


The 1980s: The Most Embarrassing Decade.

Embarrassingly Awesome.
posted by madajb at 8:52 AM on February 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm not really sure why, but I started looking up some of the dancers et al. I mean, it took a remarkable number of presumably-talented people to make something that profoundly stupid, and I guess I wanted to see what they've been up to since. One of the "geishas" was a broadway actor, performing in drag for the video, who died of AIDS complications in 1994. Another dances with dolphins now and has a film that apparently screens at "pro-cetacean events."

I kind of want to go through the whole cast.
posted by wreckingball at 9:34 AM on February 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Also, as far as the mainstream was concerned, there was only one 'rap' song - you just changed the words to suit different things.
posted by le morte de bea arthur


There must be another 'rap' song; this one didn't start out something like "I'm Karateman and I'm here to say, I do Karate in a major way."
posted by Comrade_robot at 9:37 AM on February 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


entropone: Gymkata

That video just made me blow half my morning coffee through my nose. Wow. Sheer awesomeness.
posted by Hairy Lobster at 9:45 AM on February 7, 2012


Gymkata

Should have called it Pummel Horse
posted by Kabanos at 9:51 AM on February 7, 2012


Gymkata was one of the most profound accomplishments of 1980s filmmaking.
posted by sevenyearlurk at 9:57 AM on February 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Karate Rap should be its own genre... Krap?
posted by Hairy Lobster at 11:03 AM on February 7, 2012


I have a karate wife too. She will fuckin' kick you in the nuts then roundhouse
posted by Brocktoon at 12:31 PM on February 7, 2012


Am I the only one who thought "Hehe, white people."
posted by P.o.B. at 1:13 PM on February 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


yes you are
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 4:16 PM on February 7, 2012


The 80's were when us Americans thought Japan was destined to take over the world.

Little did we know it was actually China.
posted by bardic at 4:20 PM on February 7, 2012


yes you are

liar
posted by P.o.B. at 4:35 PM on February 7, 2012


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