Sometimes in life, the problem isn’t a lack of good choices, but an embarrassment of riches. Sometimes, one presumes, it’s possible to drown in a Scrooge McDuck pool of money. In the case of alternative options for Johnny Lawrence’s new dojo name, the creators of the series were getting figurative gold coins pumped from their lungs.
“We didn’t get excited until we came up with Eagle Fang,” Hurwitz recalled of the brainstorming session that gave “Cobra Kai” fans the fresh brand of martial arts school. “But,” he continued, “others on the shortlist were Mad Mongoose, Iron Eagle, Badass Vulture, Tiger Claw, Blood Grizzly, Bloodthirsty Tiger, Tyrannosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaurus Bear, Badass Bears, Rabid Eagle, and Guns N Karate.”
Clearly there’s a lot to unpack there. “Guns N Karate” empirically kicks skulls in, but if a student from “Tyrannosaurus Bear walks into a room, it’s just to drink your beer, slap you to the floor, and ride off with your now-ex girlfriend on the back of their three wheeler. Unfortunately for all of us, Johnny Lawrence was last seen teaming up with his old rival, Daniel LaRusso, to provide a gentler form of punching to the All-Valley tournament. Hopefully, this won’t stick, and the Badass Vultures will finally get a chance to fly when “Cobra Kai” returns in December of 2021.