Karate Kid Wax On, Wax Off T-Shirt

All of us 80’s kids can remember the infamous Wax On, Wax Off scene from The Karate Kid. You know, the one where Daniel has been beaten up and he asks Miyagi to help him learn how to fight, only to get an excruciatingly long lesson in how to wash a car and paint a fence? He’s actually practicing repetition to build muscle memory, and it helps him learn how to expertly block punches.

Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe… in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don’t forget to breathe. Very important. Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off.

My 28-year-old cousin completely misses the reference. I’m not sure if that’s a sign of her age, or if it’s just her. Either way, anyone who hasn’t seen the Wax On, Wax Off scene can watch it in the Youtube clip below.

Wax On, Wax Off T-Shirts

For those who want to immortalize it, there’s a t-shirt for that (there always is).  Check out the Wax On, Wax Off T-Shirt. Guaranteed to earn comments from strangers who share your fondness for the epic scene.

Wax on, wax off t-shirt

Prefer a more monochrome style? Check out the one below. You can get it in pretty much any color with the black design. I like it with the red or a classic white tee, but when you’re dealing with just black, almost anything looks good.

Miyagi Wax On, Wax Off T-Shirt

 

Not what you’re looking for? You can browse more “wax on, wax off” t-shirts HERE.

Married With Children No Ma’am T-Shirt

The Al Bundy No Ma’am T-Shirt

When I was little, my dad wouldn’t allow my sisters or I to watch Married…With Children.  He said it was a horrible excuse for television, and the absolute opposite of everything we should strive for in life.  Although I was a little mad at the time (since everyone else watched the show and I didn’t get their jokes), I’m a little glad he took that stance.  It made discovering trashy programming all the more exciting when I moved out.  Oh, and I guess it let me spend more time learning and becoming a decent human being instead of growing accustomed to the idea of growing up and eating bon-bons with a husband who sits on the couch with a hand down his pants.  I don’t know.  I still think the show is kind of funny.

Case in point – The No Ma’am t-shirt.  Or, the “National Association of Men Against Amazonian Masterhood”.  Yeah, the acronym is a bit off, that’s not just you. Anyway, Al Bundy’s No Ma’am club was a pretty epic part of 80’s television (see video below), and now it’s been immortalized on a t-shirt that you can own and wear with pride. Granted, you may have to explain it to anyone under 25 or so – but that’s a great opportunity to bring them into the No Ma’am fold.  You can order your very own No Ma’am shirt HERE.


Fun fact: The show was actually not that popular until season 3, episode 6, titled “Her Cups Runneth Over”. It so offended one Michigan housewife that she organized a massive boycott and rallied all the religious and “family values” extremists to try to get it taken off the air. While she did manage to get a few sponsors to cancel their ads, she drew so much attention to the show that it became hugely popular. The show was a major hit, and Fox (until then a relatively small network) grew.

The show’s cast and crew sent her flowers every year it was renewed, and they even spoofed her campaign in Season 9’s “No Pot to Pease In”. The Bundy’s learn there’s a show based on their lives, but it’s cancelled because “a housewife in Michigan didn’t like it”. Then again, considering what Fox News has become to the conservative side of the country, it’s possible the housewife really DID get the last laugh.