March 9th, 2019

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Wow, the lady in the Russian Doll (season 1, episode 5, around 11 min) quotes the "wax on, wax off" scene from The Karate Kid. I first came across that quote a couple of years ago, when Erik Meijer (Microsoft, big on functional programming) made that reference, and at first thought it his particular quirk (a favorite childhood film; who doesn't have those), but was amazed to learn since then how well-known this quote from a trashy film is in the American culture. The scene from Russian Doll demonstrates that not only is it popular, but it is not even just a boy thing.