Sound Destruction: RIP MR. MIYAGI

Friday, November 25, 2005


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Actor Pat Morita Dies at 73

LOS ANGELES - Actor Pat Morita, whose portrayal of the wise and dry-witted Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid" earned him an Oscar nomination, has died. He was 73.

Daniel: You think you could break a log like that?
Miyagi: Don't know. Never been attacked by a tree.

any other favorite quotes from mr miyagi or arnold? (or anything else pat was on for that matter?)


Blogger Doug said...

Nice, Strider. I never saw Karate Kid, so he's just Arnold to me. Who do you suppose will be the 5 people he meets in heaven?

12:05 PM  
Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Never watched the show.

12:15 PM  
Blogger actonbell said...

I think I saw the first movie a long time ago. Sorry to hear of his passing.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

What?! Doug & TLP never saw the Karate Kid?! Wonder if they've ever heard of "wax on wax off" and "paint the house".

3:10 PM  
Blogger tlm said...

Not a big fan of the Karate Kid movies, but I remember him in some of those very politically incorrect episodes of Sanford and Son.

Such a talented guy... He will be missed. As Fred Sanford always said to Morita's character Ah Chew, "God Bless You".

10:16 PM  
Blogger Fred said...

I can't say I have a favortie quote, bu I do remember when he left Happy Days (Didn't he get married?) I was sorry to see him go. He fit right in with Richie and the gang.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Mike V. said...

bummer, man.
one of the other times that Happy Days jumped the shark: when Arnold left, replaced by Al.

1:13 PM  
Blogger SheaNC said...

I always dug Mr Miyagi and I never heard anything bad about Pat Morita. Too bad he's gone.

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Mama said...

Sort of an interesting Pat Morita story. When I first moved to L.A. two of my new friends were fast flip home buyers. One was an architect; the other an interior designer. Together they purchased a home on the very top of Mulholland Drive which was nestled in a semi-forest replete with a lap sized black bottom pool and a to-die-for guest house which was at the time being used by my friends during the deconstruction/construction stages of the home's redesign. New Years eve was spent with about 100 of their friends. The project was complete and in typical hollywood fashion judged by all to have A list sales potential. As we greeted January 1, the owners lifted their glasses and cheered Pat Morita who had just purchased the house that day! So, if Pat died there it was in a home which he well deserved and most probably, made him very, very happy indeed! I loved his face and quiet demeanor and hope that wherever he is he continues mentoring young people to stand like a crane.

7:23 PM  
Blogger AP3 said...

He was a very like-able actor. I enjoyed him in Happy Days and Karate Kid. I hope he had a good life.

11:26 AM  
Blogger karma said...

aww that's sad. i loved him in the first Karate Kid, and in the second with Hilary Swank ...

8:37 PM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

awwww... he died.

bless him.

I never saw him in Happy Days as I don't think I ever watched that show.

Doug....never saw Karate Kid???

I've seen in ten times and it was made before I was born.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Good gravy, Alice just made me feel the years. As I recall I didn't see The Karate Kid in college.

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hilary swank was in the fourth Karate Kid movie.

The second was where they went to Japan, and Daniel got his ass handed to him when he tried the crane kick.

The third was when daniel was attempting to become big, and make lots of money off karate. This one pretty much makes your eyes bleed.

the fourth was the one where the bhuddist monks went bowling.

The brother

11:49 AM  

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