Man….I used to eat this stuff up when I was younger…back in the day….
How many little kids were running around in the 1970’s “snatching a pebble from my hand” and practicing their high kicks because of David Carradine?
I heard the song at the bottom of the post…the one by Curtis Mayfield…and all of a sudden I was thinking about David Carradine and Kwai Chang and Kung Fu and “the pebble” and Grasshopper.
The song didn’t have a whole lot to do with Kung Fu, it turned out….but it was a kickstarter for my memories…
That was quite a show.
“Be like the sun and what is within you will warm the earth”
Ahhhhhhhh!!! I ate that kind of stuff up, boyeeeeeeee!!!
What a great introduction to all that philosophy stuff…what TV show ever referenced some of this stuff?
How about this scene where he leaves the temple?
I could never look at a hibachi without wondering if that wasn’t a passage to the outer world….I could have been a 12-year-old, training-less “monk” with funky scars on his arms.
That would have been a bad move…for me…..it worked out great for Caine…
I don’t remember seeing another show like this….I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed this show until I watched a couple of clips for this blog.
This was a great show….”snatch the pebble”?
“Kung Fu” Curtis Mayfield