While I lament the fact that all of Ugly Betty's pretty boys are heading off this season, and while in general I'm not a fan of stunt casting... I'm sort of OK with this news. The Karate Kid, er, Ralph Macchio will be dropping by for a one-episode stint. He'll be playing some sort of city official or whatever, but really, it doesn't matter. I'm watching to see if he does one of those fancy crane kicks or encourages Wicked Wilhelmina to sweep Daniel's leg during a fight. God, that would be so awesome. You know what else would be amazing? If they played "Cruel Summer" when he walked on. Just softly... in the background... so my teenage self can giggle a lot.
What did we do before random clips of things were available on the internet? Today I stumbled across this little "gem." It is a cartoon version of The Karate Kid that looks nothing like Ralph Macchio. It also looks nothing like Pat Morita, but apparently it is his voice. I never even knew this existed. And I was the person who listened to the "Glory of Love" vinyl 45 over and over and over again until the movies finally came out on VHS and then I watched them over and over and over again. I had a very strange childhood up in Maine. Apparently I was too busy enjoying reruns of the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon (my then favorite) to see this one. It is terrible, and the lips don't necessarily even match, but yet, I'm still oddly glad that the magic of the internet has provided such odd, forgotten things like this for me to watch while I am procrastinating doing anything like real work.