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Cobra Kai Seasons 1-4 FanFix

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Hello!

I’m a huge fan of Cobra Kai, but there are some bits I find hold it back. This will not be a super heavy edit, just minor changes here and there.

My goal for this edit is to trim:
Flashbacks (to the original trilogy and scenes of previous episodes)
Comedic Relief Characters (Louie, Anoush, Stingray, Brucks, etc.)
Product Placements (only if they are a point of focus or forced-feeling)
Cringey Scenes or Lines (obviously subjective, but maybe you’ll find them good cuts too!)

I plan to keep adding clips here as I continue to make cuts.

I will be making 3 versions of each season.

v1 - workprint cuts
v2 - finalizing cuts, Fanedit.org intro card, brand new credits, hardcoded subs for Spanish
v3 - full release

Season 1 Cutlist


v3

  • moved Johnny as a kid discovering Cobra Kai scene to beginning of Ep1 [Ep1]
  • removed the “shitting in the powder room” lines [Ep1]
  • removed Karate Kid 1 and earlier in episode flashbacks when Johnny is watching Iron Eagle [Ep1]
  • removed Karate Kid 1 flashbacks during Johnny’s drive to the All Valley Arena, also removed Head Games [Ep1]
  • removed Karate Kid 2 flashbacks when Johnny arrives at the All Valley Arena [Ep1]
  • removed earlier in episode flashback when Johnny sees Sam at Larusso’s [Ep1]
  • removed Karate Kid 1 flashbacks when Daniel sees Cobra Kai is reopened, chan
  • removed Karate Kid 1 flashbacks when Daniel sees Cobra Kai is reopened, changed music track [Ep2]
  • trimmed some of Brucks’ dialogue at Sam’s pool party [Ep2]
  • removed Yasmine’s “meth head zombie” line [Ep2]
  • removed Daniel’s “sexting” lines [Ep2]
  • trimmed Yasmine’s dialogue and faces during the Cafeteria scene [Ep2]
  • removed flashback to Kyler’s face when Miguel is punching the dummy [Ep2]
  • removed Vixen product placement [Ep3]
  • removed Homeless Lynn’s "meth and burritos” line [Ep3]
  • removed “Shark Tank” product placement [Ep3]
  • removed Karate Kid 1 flashbacks when Daniel sees Miguel in his costume [Ep3]
  • removed Miguel’s flashback to his training [Ep3]
  • trimmed Louie and Anoush’s lines while painting the billboard [Ep4]
  • removed Trey’s line “Man, that’s Grade A, organic, gluten-free, booty butt ass cheeks.” [Ep4]
  • trimmed up Miguel’s bad acting after getting hit with baseball [Ep5]
  • removed Anthony and Roland comparing their dads [Ep5]
  • trimmed Yasmine and Moon’s lines when Sam confronts them in their car [Ep5]
  • trimmed up Miguel’s bewildered look after beating Kyler’s gang [Ep5]
  • removed Karate Kid 1 flashback of Miyagi’s speech to Daniel [Ep5]
  • moved Daniel’s training montage to beginning of Ep6 to move Johnny’s childhood flashback to Ep1 [Ep5]
  • removed Sam being cyber bullied [Ep6]
  • removed “What are those!” line from Cruz [Ep6]
  • removed Anoush’s dating life lines [Ep6]
  • removed Sam getting a blow pop stuck on her and Demetri explaining the joke [Ep6]
  • removed Louie’s Stevia joke [Ep6]
  • removed Miguel’s pig video to Sam [Ep6]
  • removed voice over of Johnny when Miguel asks Sam out [Ep7]
  • rearranged and trimmed up Miguel and Sam’s date [Ep7]
  • removed “bad corndogs” line [Ep7]
  • removed Robby’s flashback of his plan to get back at his dad [Ep8]
  • removed Karate Kid 1 flashbacks during Johnny and Miguel’s Ali talk [Ep8]
  • moved biker gang attack scene to beginning of Ep9 to remove Robby practicing the handstand kick [Ep8]
  • removed Karate Kid 1 flashbacks when Daniel and Johnny visit South Sea apartments [Ep9]
  • removed Anthony hassling Sam about having his electronics [Ep9]
  • removed Zappos product placement [Ep10]
  • removed Rosa’s smoking a joint line [Ep10]
  • removed Robby’s flashback to his training [Ep10]
  • trimmed up Miguel and Robby’s fight to remove the handstand kick [Ep10]

Season 1 Clips


Welcome to Cobra Kai (removed Karate Kid 1 recap)
https://vimeo.com/679811785
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Johnny setting up the TV (removed the “shitting in the powder room” lines)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/664082316
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Johnny heads to the All Valley Arena (removed all flashbacks, removed Head Games)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/664083749
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Daniel sees Cobra Kai has returned (removed all flashbacks, changed music track)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/664349929
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Brucks using the Larusso’s bathroom (trimmed some of Brucks’ dialogue)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/664352043
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Sam in her room (removed Yasmine’s “meth head zombie” line and Daniel’s awkward “sexting” convo)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/664354441
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The kids in the Cafeteria (removed some of Yasmine’s dialogue and faces)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/664357480
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Daniel talks to Louie and Anoush about Sam (removed Vixen product placement)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/664544769
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Johnny hires Homeless Lynn (removed “meth and burritos” line)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/664546094
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Daniel sees Skeleton Miguel (removed Karate Kid 1 flashbacks)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/664547725
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Miguel fights Kyler’s gang (removed flashbacks to Miguel kicking boards)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/664549084
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Sam by the poolside (removed cyber bullying)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/665223112
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Trey and Cruz show up at Robby’s house (removed “What are those!” meme)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/665277099
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Daniel and Anoush at the Dealership (removed Anoush’s dating life lines)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/665228215
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Students in the classroom (removed Demetri’s BJ joke)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/665438186
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Louie and Robby at the Dealership (removed Stevia joke and cut Miguel’s pig video entirely)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/665231855
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Johnny arrives at the All Valley Board Meeting (removed “bad corndogs” line)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/665264428
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Robby and Daniel in the Woods (removed Robby’s flashback)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/665689888
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Johnny and Miguel talk about Ali (trimmed up convo, removed Karate Kid 1 flashbacks)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/676659101
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Robby practices balance (removed Daniel practicing the handstand kick)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/676687064
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Louie brings the bikers to Johnny’s (now the opening to Episode 9, to remove Robby training for handstand kick)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/676690241
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Sam and Amanda at their dining room table (removed Anthony hassling Sam)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/665706349
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Amanda tries to convince Daniel and Sam to go to the Tournament (removed Zappos product placement)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/665867996
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Robby finds his balance while fighting Hawk (removed training flashback)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/665869228
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Miguel vs Robby (trimmed the fight up to remove the handstand kick)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/676702644
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Season 2 Cutlist


v1

  • removed flashback to S1 when Carmen talks about disliking what she saw in Miguel [Ep1]
  • trimmed up Stingray’s dialogue to Daniel at the hardware store [Ep1]
  • removed Karate Kid 2 flashbacks when Daniel confronts Johnny and Kreese at the strip mall [Ep2]
  • removed Karate Kid 2 flashback when Robby asks what the ice chopping board is for [Ep3]
  • removed Stingray’s lines during the Miyagi-Do show [Ep3]
  • removed Stingray’s lines when joining Cobra Kai [Ep4]
  • removed S1 flashback of Trey and Cruz when they appear [Ep4]
  • removed Karate Kid 3 flashback during Kreese and Johnny’s talk [Ep4]
  • removed Anoush’s lines “You owe me a pair of Oxford’s” [Ep5]
  • trimmed up the mall fight [Ep5]
  • removed Karate Kid 1 flashback when Johnny enters Tommy’s hospital room [Ep6]
  • removed Stingray’s lines during Kreese’s rope workout [Ep6]
  • removed Karate Kid 1 flashbacks during Johnny and his gang’s road trip [Ep6]
  • removed Karate Kid 3 flashbacks during Daniel’s speech about being in Cobra Kai [Ep6]
  • trimmed Stingray’s lines when he show’s up at Coyote Creek [Ep7]
  • trimmed Stingray’s lines when asking about Kreese’s absence [Ep8]
  • removed Ericsson phone product placement [Ep8]
  • trimmed Lucille’s 80’s remarks while looking through the Scrapbook with Daniel [Ep8]
  • removed Season 1 flashback when Sam’s in her room [Ep9]
  • removed Nathaniel’s fortnite dance [Ep9]
  • removed Anthony’s “Wanting waffles” lines [Ep10]
  • removed Karate Kid 1 flashbacks during Johnny and Daniel’s fight in the apartment [Ep10]
  • trimmed up Stingray’s interview at the school [Ep10]
  • removed Sam and Tory awkwardly walking out the door during their fight [Ep10]
  • removed flashback to Johnny’s talk to Miguel, kept lines but removed scene [Ep10]
  • removed flashbacks while Johnny’s on the beach [Ep10]

Season 2 Clips


Johnny and Carmen sit down for dinner (removed Season 1 flashback)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/666062143
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Stingray sees Daniel at the hardware store (trimmed up Stingray’s lines)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/666788666
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Daniel confronts Johnny and Kreese at the strip mall (removed Karate Kid 2 flashbacks)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/667325273
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Robby asks what the Ice chopping board is for (removed Karate Kid 2 flashback, changed music track)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/667539068
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Miyagi-Do’s fair show (removed Stingray’s lines)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/667546027
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New students at Cobra Kai (removed Stingray being a point of focus)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/668240798
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Trey and Cruz show up at the beach (removed Season 1 flashback)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/668259785
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Johnny and Kreese sit down for a talk (removed Karate Kid 3 flashback)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/668257158
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Miyagi-Do v.s. Cobra Kai at the mall (trimmed up the fight)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/668989353
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Johnny enters Tommy’s hospital room (removed Karate Kid 1 flashback)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/669052411
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Cobra Kai being punished by Kreese with exercise (removed Stingray’s lines)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/669052958
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Johnny and gang go on a road trip (removed Karate Kid 1 flashbacks, changed music track)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/669053515
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Daniel gives a speech about being a former Cobra Kai (removed Karate Kid 3 flashbacks, changed music track)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/669054107
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Cobra Kai goes to Coyote Creek (trimmed up Stingray’s lines)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/669217567
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Johnny tells the class Kreese is is gone (trimmed up Stingray’s lines)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/669230314
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Johnny tries online dating (removed product placement)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/669231590
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Daniel and Lucille looking through the family scrapbook (trimmed Lucille’s 80’s lines)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/669239980
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Sam get’s ready to go to the party (removed Season 1 flashback)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/669275246
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Dancing at the big house party (removed Nathaniel’s fortnite dance)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/669276163
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Daniel asks Anthony if he’s seen Sam (removed Anthony’s waffle lines)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/669475666
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Johnny Vs Daniel in the apartment (removed Karate Kid 1 flashbacks)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/669288638
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Stingray’s interview at the school (trimmed up Stingray’s lines)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/669477135
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Sam Vs Tory (removed the section of them walking out into the main entrance of the school)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/669479148
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Miguel learns to use Mercy (removed flashback to Johnny, but kept lines)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/669481864
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It’s a Cruel Summer for Johnny (removed flashbacks)
https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/669484061
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Season 3 Cutlist


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I think you probably shouldn’t spoil this season for anyone who hasn’t yet watched it… by putting what occurs in the title of your project thread.
 

It is worth giving this a read - it is primarily about Star Wars spoilers - yet applies to all projects on here.

New plot spoiler policy - ** please read **
 

“Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here?”

“Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?” - Oddball, of The Awkward Squad

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Good luck with your edit.

I’ve been working on a Cobra Kai edit. Its mostly an experiment based on a theory I have that these seasons would perform better as single movies than a long-form series. So far, season one is working really well.

I suspect future seasons will be more difficult.

I’m watching this, and am deeply interested in your cuts which are really strong so far!

Good luck!

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mrbenja0618 said:

Good luck with your edit.

I’ve been working on a Cobra Kai edit. Its mostly an experiment based on a theory I have that these seasons would perform better as single movies than a long-form series. So far, season one is working really well.

I suspect future seasons will be more difficult.

I’m watching this, and am deeply interested in your cuts which are really strong so far!

Good luck!

Thanks mrbenja0618!

I contemplated doing movie cuts as well. I think Season 1 would lend itself well to that. But I came to the same conclusion you did, that the following seasons have so much more character moments, that it’d be hard to trim so much without losing a lot of what makes those seasons great.

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The remaining cuts to S4 have been added to the original post! I will be now going through S1-3 before returning with a v2 of S4 after some feedback! I noticed that I had some sharpness lost in the video when encoding it for editing. This will be fixed when I do a run through with v2.

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All cuts to the first 3 episodes of S1 have been added to original post!

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v1 cuts to S1 are finished! I will now be moving on to S2. Once S1 and S2 are finished I will hopefully be submitting them to Fanedit.org.

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The Google Drive link for Season 1 v1 is up! PM me for the link.

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Episode 5 of Season 2 with the dreaded Mall fight. This is going to be the hardest cut yet…

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Season 1 is completed and Season 2’s v1 workprint is available for anyone who’d like a link!

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Would love to check out your season 1 and season 2!