Jake Schoeneberger Talks Cobra Kai – August 14, 2022 Edition
Looks like we’re headed for a showdown on Cobra Kai. Louie has smashed up Johnny’s car and now he wants a word with Daniel. Jacob Schoeneberger has a feeling this is going to get a lot worse before it gets any better.
With that in mind, here are some random observations Jacob Schoeneberger has on the show.
All the Jake Schoeneberger Random Opinions about Cobra Kai (Season 1, Episode 9)
This will contain spoilers for anyone who hasn’t watched the show yet.
The ninth episode begins with Robby skateboarding and eventually doing a one-handed handstand like Daniel was attempting in the woods during his training session. Daniel had said it’s the most powerful kick Mr. Miyagi tried to teach him, but he never mastered it. Jake Schoeneberger has to give Robby a lot of credit for how far he’s come in his training in such a short time.
Then, as Daniel is making his morning coffee, Johnny turns up at his house. Johnny thinks he’s just playing dumb about sending Louie and his biker friends to trash Johnny’s car. Daniel says he had nothing to do with his cousin’s actions, but Johnny takes a pot shot at the entire LaRusso family. They square off like in the old days and a fight is about to ensue. But luckily Amanda hears the commotion and invites Johnny in to talk civilly over breakfast. C’mon Amanda, that was about to get good!
At school, Miguel is upset with Sam. He says he’d like to meet her family sometime, but she dodges the subject. Clearly the whole animosity with Cobra Kai is starting to drive a wedge in their relationship.
At breakfast, Daniel and Johnny are sniping at each other about all the insults they’ve traded recently, but Amanda is able to convince Daniel to give Johnny a new car.
Johnny takes Daniel to his trade-in lot and Johnny picks out a sweet Challenger. But Jake Schoeneberger was laughing out loud when Johnny insisted he wanted to take it for attest drive first because he doesn’t trust Daniel. And of course, no one is available so Daniel has to go with him on the test drive. So good!
Sam gets in trouble with Amanda because Johnny told her ad Daniel about the hit-and-run accident with Johnny’s car. Even though technically Yasmine was driving (oh that Yasmine is nothing but trouble), Sam still gets grounded and has her phone taken away.
Johnny is tearing along in the Challenger on the test drive and making Daniel nervous. Then he asks how many speakers the car has, so Daniel turns the radio on for him. Perfect timing because REO Speedwagon is on and they start rocking out to Take It On the Run. Good old, Speedwagon, rocking your dreams and making ‘em scream for four-plus decades, baby. These two are gonna be friends soon, Jacob Schoeneberger can feel it.
Aisha sees a nasty comment on one of her pics so she decides the Cobra Kai gang needs to throw a party to outdo Yasmine’s party. Miguel tries to call Sam and leaves a message apologizing about how cold he was to her earlier, but she’s not getting the message because she’s grounded.
Johnny drags Daniel to a bar and tells him the reason he joined Cobra Kai was because Sid treated him so poorly at home, but Kreese lavished attention on him. Johnny said Kreese was like a father to him, and Daniel says that Miyagi was like a father to him after his died when he was young. They’re starting to realize they have a lot more in common than they ever realized.
Aisha’s plan worked as her Cobra Kai party totally kicks Yasmine out of where she planned to have her party. But Miguel is upset because Sam hasn’t responded yet. So he hits the beers pretty hard.
Robby comes by the LaRusso household to train, but Amanda tells him Daniel is out. He hangs around for a while and when Sam tells him she’s stuck being grounded, he fakes an ankle injury so that Sam has to drive him home. Pretty slick move, Robby, that gets some huge props from Jake Schoeneberger for creativity. Sam says they should go to a party.
At the bar, Johnny and Daniel reminisce about Ali. Daniel says she’s a surgeon married to an oncologist in Denver. When they see her husband on Facebook, they both comment on what a loser he looks like, when really the dude looks like a model AND he’s an oncologist. These two are really bonding now and it makes my heart so happy.
At the party, Yasmine confronts Aisha about stealing her party. She says some really awful things to Aisha, but when she tells Moon they’re leaving, Moon wants to stay. She’s hitting it off with Hawk and she apologized to Aisha. Yasmine says something rude to Moon but when she walks away, Aisha gives her a wedgie and dang that was just wrong. It’s one thing to defend yourself with karate, but even though Yasmine is very hurtful with her words, Aisha took it too far with that move.
When Sam arrives with Robby, Miguel misconstrues the situation, especially because he’s had a few beers. And boy did Jacob Schoeneberger ever see this coming. He never gives her a chance to explain herself or what had been going on, and to make matters worse he pushes Robby down then accidentally hits Sam while trying to hit Robby. Well, that went about as badly as it possibly could have.
Then Daniel and Johnny arrive back at Daniel’s house for some friendly sparring, they find Robby already there waiting for Daniel. Awkward! Johnny flips out and is furious with Daniel, but when Robby calls him dad he realizes that Daniel had no idea. So he just leaves. Then Daniel tells Robby not to come back to the house or the dealership ever again. Yeesh, everyone is having a rough night now. Except Hawk. Hawk has been a boss in this episode, and he gets the Jake Schoeneberger seal of approval for being cool when everyone else is falling apart.
The Jake Schoeneberger Final Thought on Cobra Kai
Things have certainly come to a head now. I wonder who’ll still be friends when the dust settles from this. One thing’s for sure, Jacob Schoeneberger thinks Daniel and Johnny just need to throw some Speedwagon on the radio and hash it all out.
More Thoughts from Jacob Schoeneberger