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>> i love those dad jokes. too good. captioning sponsored by cbs >> according to researchers at the university of alaska, hamsters are the heavyweight of the animal kingdom when it comes to handling booze. the researchers fed dwarf hampsters alcohol and rated their inebriation levels using the wobble scale, finding that the rodents never averaged above 0.5 on the wobbling scale, even when imbibing the highest oral concentration possible. >> the following is a message from masghaatettd, mothers against scientists giving hampsters alcohol and then encouraging them to drive. >> sure, hampsters are cute, cuddly, and have an extremely high tolerance for alcohol, but what happens when scientists attempt to find the hampsters' threshold for booze and then force those hampsters to drive? suddenly, they go from adorable
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to this... so, please, don't let scientists give hampsters alcohol ad then allow them to drive, because the next cage they'll spend time in is jail. >> announcer: it's "the late show with stephen colbert." tonight: >> the power of positivity. and jennifer lawrence takes the colbert questionert. plus, stephen welcomes: ralph macchio and musical guest nell and flaming lips. featuring jon batiste and stay human. and now, live on tape from the ed sullivan theater in new york city, it's stephen colbert! ♪ ♪ ♪ ( cheers and applause )
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thp ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: yeah, yeah! ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: welcome. how delightful. how nice. please have a seat, everybody. welcome to "the late show." i'm stephen colbert. how's everybody doing tonight ( cheers and applause )e ) are you sure? have you been tested? reported n covid cases. ( as game show host ) that's right, america hit one new record. tell 'em what they've won, johnny! >> a week in your house, eating pop tarts for dinner on your
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broyhill dinette set! and a gorgeous set of lee press-on nails: you're going crazy at home-- put 'em on the cat! >> meow! >> back to you, steve! >> stephen: before you all freak out, the number is that large because of delayed reporting over the holiday weekend. see? it's not so bad. it's like hearing an exterminator say, "don't worry. 1,000 rats didn't move into your breakfast nook. it was one rat-- who gave birth over the weekend to 1,000 rats. this afternoon, president biden addressed the omicron crisis, and earnestly pleaded with people to get vaccinated. and while the president was optimistic, he did seem hazy on some of the details. >> we have the medicines coming along that can save so many lives and dramatically reduce the impact that covid has had on our country. there is a lot of reason to be hopeful in 2020. ( laughter )
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( laughter ) ( applause ) >> stephen: a bit of a glitch there. nothing to worry about. happens with my iphone all the time. did somebody get joe wet? just slip him into a bag of rice until he dries out. he'll be fine. sure hope that gaffe doesn't come back to haunt him when he runs for re-election in 1996. ( applause ) the-- oh, boy! oh, boy! the recent surge has made a huge impact on schools. this week, districts in newark, atlanta, milwaukee, and cleveland announced that they're moving back to remote learning. no, no! oh, god! you were a little late with that. ( laughter ) i long for the good old days, when our kids could safely go to school to butt chug tide pods.
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obviously, this is a big strain on parents, who in some cases are being given just hours of notice about school closures, leaving parents scrambling to adjust childcare arrangements and work schedules. as one parenting expert said, "it's chaos." parents need emergency childcare help now. i am calling on the federal government to release our strategic reserve of mothers-in-law. ( laughter ) you know their motto: "i see you're too busy to empty the bathroom trash can." we've got an update from the opposite of schools-- florida. ( cheers and applause ) what? you cross the border, knowledge leaves. ( laughter ) omicron is hitting florida hard. in fact, in two weeks, covid cases there rose by 948%. at this point, they should start counting everyone in florida who doesn't have covid.
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so, congratulations, carl. carl is an alligator. he's the only one who will aware a mask. he's an alligator with a gators hat on. just to let you know. but florida has a surefire way to bring their number of cases down, thanks to florida surgeon general dr. joseph ladapo, seen here telling a family, "don't worry. i'm sure the hospital's around here somewhere." yesterday, faced with these mounting case numbers, dr. ladapo announced a change in florida's attitude towards testing: >> we are going to be working to unwind the sort of testing psychology that our federal leadership has managed to unfortunately get mod this test, sort of planning and living one's life around testing. >> stephen: apparently, "unwinding the testing" means
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unknowing the knowledge. ( cheers and applause ) you got to unwind it. you have to do this. you have to fly that. ( laughter ) so, flordia's new p.c.r. test is a 2x4 to the noggin'. ( clunk ) negative! this no-testing approach isn't surprising. ladapo has a long history of being what the "orlando sentinel" called, a "covid crank." covid crank-- also the most popular drug in florida, because-- ( cheers and applause ) because in florida, even the meth has covid. ( laughter ) this isn't ladapo's first time going against the science. he's known for questioning vaccines and masks, and has been "associated with a right-wing group of physicians who believe infertility and miscarriages are the result of having sex with demons and witches during dreams."
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man, i gotta get better dreams. ( laughter ) ( applause ) doctor-- oooh! never done that. never had that. >> i never had that one. dr. ladapo isn't the only person out there saying dumb stuff about covid. we also heard from republican senator and worst dr. seuss book ever, the ron johnson from wisconsin. johnson was on a right-wing radio show, where he told folks interested in the vaccine to get a second opinion from god. >> why have we assumed the worst? why have we assumed that the body's natural immune system isn't the marvel that it really is? why do we think that we can create something better than god in terms of-- in terms of cmbating disease? >> stephen: okay, yes, god created our immune systems. but he also created ron johnsonn
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so he has been known to shank it. so-- so-- ( cheers and applause ) the ge-- he raises the question: does the lord want you to have the vaccine? i don't know. but take ron johnson's advice, and you might have the chance to ask god face-to-face. ( cheers and applause ) omicron-- ( laughter ) omicron is dominating the news right now, but trendspotters are already following a new thing to watch out for, because 2022's hottest new illness is the combo of the flu and covid called flurona. that's where we're at, people. we're describing our diseases like hot fashion trends: "i was into omicron in the early days, but now it's, like, everywhere. i'm trying this new thing where i layer a traditional flu with just a hint of herpes. i call it flerpes."
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( applause ) okay, everyone, this time next year, everyone has flerpes. i already have it. i already have it. ( laughter ) all right, all right! if you get flurona, you're going to have to quarantine. and right now, there's probably no better place on the planet to quarantine than i-95 in virginia, where cars have been trapped in a traffic jam for nearly 27 hours. holy never getting to toledo. and i'm being told we have footage from a virginia g.p.s.? >> turn right in two days. you are on the fastest route to your destination: hell. ( laughter ) >> stephen: virginia rescue crews have brought food and water to stranded motorists, but one driver called cnn and said there were certain logistical issues that the crews couldn't help you with: >> we're hitting the point of no return. people are getting out of their cars, not in mass quantities, but hiding behind their car
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doors and and doing their business on the street here, because there's no place to go. >> stephen: well, that's her own fault. she should have bought the new ford super doody. but don't-- do you notice how the cnn camera person was zooming in on the car while she was talking about it. "i'm going to catch somebody pooping behind their cars. that will show them! zoom in!" ( applause ) but don't worry. because she called cnn, they're sending andy cohen out with a barrel of tequila around his neck. and... the bareilles' empty. from the world of money, money, money, yesterday, apple became the first company to hit a $3 trillion market value. how did they do it? dongles. they charge you for dongles.
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is it too much to ask to be able to charge my $900 phone while i listen to music? drill another hole, tim! i'll pay you! how much will it cost me to get the iphone pro-max double-holer? ( cheers and applause ) i'm angry! >> jon: come on,s now! ♪ ♪ ♪ >> stephen: apple's market value is now roughly equal to te gross domestic product of britain or india and is worth more than the value of all of the world's cryptocurrencies. but not even half as annoying. ( laughter ) the growth has been fast. in 2018, apple was worth $1 trillion, then two trillion in 2020, and that value jumped to three trillion just a year and a half later. hoipfully, with that kind of cash, they can finally afford to fix that bite in their logo.
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we've got a great show for you tonight! my guest is ralph macchio. plus, jennifer lawrence takes the colbert questionert! but when we return, folks, it's america's sweetheart, "meanwhile!" stick around. ♪ ♪ ♪ ( applause ) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ( applause ) >> stephen: right over there. that is the band. that is the band. it's jon batiste and stay human. ♪ ♪ ♪ ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: oh, baby! yeah, i like that! >> stephen: welcome back. hey, everybody. >> jon: i like it. >> stephen: jon, jon my friend and mrs. and mr. america out there. i hold in my hand the definitive questions for tonight's guest, mr. ralph macchio will be out here. did you watch "the karate kid"? >> jon: of course, everybody. >> stephen: here's the thing is that i heard we're having ralph macchio on, and i said
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that will be interesting. i haven't talked to ralph macchio before. i would like to talk to him. guess what? what's it called? "cobra kai." "cobra kai," fourth season, it's the number one show on netflix. "cobra kai." >> jon: that's amazing. >> stephen: i had no idea. very excited to talk to him about that. hey, jon, personal question-- you don't have to answer it if you don't want to. have you had the covid? >> jon: i haven't gotten it yet. >> stephen: anybody in the band? lewis, you had it briefly? wow, how was it? >> no symptoms. >> stephen: no symptoms? you're a lucky man. i tell you, we are-- we're on the air tonight. we're doing the show tonight here from the ed sullivan theater. ( applause ) this is why i ask-- thank you-- this is why i ask is that i assume we're on the air tonight. i-- i-- >> jon: i see the camera here. >> stephen: i would check online but i don't google my own name. ( cheers and applause ). >> jon: why would you?
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>> stephen: it's a long story. anyway, here's the thing is that my dear friend jimmy kimmel is not on tonight. theypushed back a week, they're not doing this week. trevor, my friend trevor is not on for the next couple of weeks. seth myers is not on tonight, because my dear friend, seth, has got the-- has got the 'rona. and we wish him only the best. he's not on the air tonight. cone an, evidently, must have a terrible case of it because i don't know where he is. jimmy fallon caught it over the break. he's fine. he's back on. i just want to say-- i don't say this-- james is on after us tonight, right? okay, so here's the thing, is that i want you t know that i love doing the show. it's a privilege to do this show, and if i do get it, i promise you, i will not be doing my show. ( applause ) i will not-- i will not be doing the show. >> jon: yeah, well, hey, you
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-- >> stephen: that's it. because i am never going back into that storage closet where we did the show for 10 months. i can't do it package i got the p.t.s.d. from that little room. it was mark, my stage manager, and chris, and organizationally evie,s and i love you all, some more than others, and i won't-- i won't do it. i will-- i don't care-- i hope you guys are all healthy. but if you guys can't show up, i'm still going to be here. if the audience can't show up, i'm still going to be here. if the cameramen quit, i'm still going to be here. i'm not leaving the ed sullivan. i will do the show with no makeup in a sweat suit on a gopro, but i am ( bleep ) never going into that room again. ( cheers and applause ). i'm sorry! i'm sorry for the spicy talk! line, line in the sand! corona is dealing with me now! >> jon: come on! tell it!
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>> stephen: i might google myself tonight. i might do that, just to celebrate. like i do every night. like i do every night, obviously. y'know, folks, i spend a lot of my time right over there, hanging for you the day's hottest, most topical news decorations, booking the sexiest band, curating the most relevant drinks menu, distributing playful, yet tasteful party favors, and glitter hats that say "2022," and then setting the most au-courant lighting to throw for you the upscale, "pitch perfect" new year's eve party that is my monologue. but sometimes, just sometimes, folks, i wake up in the rafters after losing a bet to a crow. and then i spike the punch with chloroform and military-grade helicopter lubricants, make a bunch of resolutions to quit huffing wd-40, and punch a police horse during the fugitive new year's ho-down of news that is my segment: >> meanwhile! ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: this right here, this is the engine of america. this is the engine of our democracy. meanwhile, a new study has found
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that, due to their extremely efficient livers, "the heaviest drinkers in the animal kingdom" are hamsters." really? pretty sure that was andy cohen. ( laughter ) ( applause ) apparently-- ( applause ) apparently, hamsters can drink so much because "in the wild, hamsters hoard ryegrass seeds and fruit in their burrows, and they eat this fermenting store as it becomes more and more alcoholic over the winter." what do you mean "in the wild?" i'm pretty sure hamsters were genetically engineered by first-grade teachers. and because they've evolved for it, "hamsters regularly down 18 grams, the alcoholic equivalent of a human drinking a liter and a half of 190-proof everclear." which, if you do, ironically, will make you wish you were a hamster, stuffed in a shoebox and buried by the swing
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set. ( laughter ) meanwhile, footage went viral this weekend of this female orangutan named "rambo" driving her golf cart around the zoo where she lives, and i don't have much to say about this. let's just enjoy it together. ( laughter ) ( applause ) >> stephen: i cannot wait to move to florida. meanwhile, it's a new year, and that means a whole new batch of copyrights on creative works have hit their 95-year expiration. and this year, a.a. milne's
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"winnie the pooh" and ernest hemingway's "the sun also rises" are among the works from 1926 to enter the public domain. which means i am finally able to release the mashup we've all be waiting for: "winnie the hypermasculine hunter-drunk." ( laughter ) ( applause ) a reading: "the hunny was sweet and i was just drunk enough to be careless. i looked at lady brett and said "a hug is always the right size." was she sleeping with robert? i thought of the war and wished i still had genitals. then i placed an ad in the classifieds: "for sale, bear pants, never worn." ( cheers and applause )
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meanwhile, defunct electronics-mongers "radio shack are rebranding as a cryptocurrency exchange platform." because nothing says cutting edge 21st century digital commerce like the words "radio" and "shack." meanwhile, in germany, "700 sheep and goats were arranged in the shape of a needle to encourage vaccinations." a powerful message to any anti-vaxxer who happened to be in a low-flying airplane over that field that afternoon. because nothing convinces anti-vaxxers to fall in line like saying, "but look! all the sheep are doing it!" when we return, jennifer lawrence takes the colbert questionert, stick around. ♪ ♪ ♪ ( applause ) vicks super c is a daily supplement with vitamin c and b vitamins to help energize and replenish. dayquil severe is a max strength daytime, coughing,
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get more with nature's bounty. ( applause ) >> stephen: hey, everybody, welcome back to "the late show." i'm here with the wonderful jennifer lawrence. jennifer, thank you so much for being here with me tonight. you know, i've had the opportunity to interview you a few times, and while your wonderful company, one of the with having one of these shows is you don't really get to know the person that you're talking to because you're often talking about their project-- >> getting them drunk. >> stephen: getting them drunk. but i never really get to know my guests. so what we did here at "the late
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show"" up in our labs, up on the 14th floor, my scientists came together with 15 questions that when asked reveal not only to me and the audience but to the person being asked the questions who they truly are. and i was wondering whether i could give you the colbert questionert. questionert. >> sure. >> stephen: this is the colbert questionert. ♪ ♪ ♪ okay, ready? >> uh-huh. >> stephen: first question: jennifer lawrence,s what is the best sandwich? >> a cubano. >> stephen: oh, that's nice. nice. ( applause ) what's the one thing you own that you really should throw out? >> uhm... uhm... >> stephen: take your time. >> wow. uhm... well, rotten onions? ( laughter ). >> stephen: some rotten
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lettuce? >> no, onions. i'm picturing my kitchen island, and they could go. >> stephen: yeah, sure. that's not the most daring choice. i think it's safe. i think that's safe. i think it's a safe choice to make. >> i don't want to throw anything else away. if i had to? >> stephen: some people are pack rats. they keep too much stuff. >> i like everything i have. >> stephen: okay, that's good. that's good. what's the scariest animal? >> a mongoose. not a mongoose. >> stephen: are you a snake? why are you afraid of mongooses? >> honey badger. >> stephen: oh, the honey badger, sure. they're tough. >> well, a shark. sorry. >> stephen: you're all over the place here. a shark? >> no, i think a shark is scariest. >> stephen: shark is scariest. have you ever seen a shark in the wild? have you seen a shark in the water? >> yeah. >> stephen: do tell? >> i went shark diving in a shark cage one time and tried to jump out because there were jellyfish in the shark cage.
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>> stephen: so it wasn't the shark. it was the jellyfish. so the jellyfish were scarer tan the shark. >> that was like an immediate ouch! >> stephen: did you get stung? >> no, and i didn't get eaten. >> stephen: apples or oranges? >> oranges. >> stephen: mmm... >> apples. >> stephen: there are no wrong answers. >> oranges can be a little bit more consistent than apples? >> stephen: this is true. favorite smell? >> uhm... favorite smell? god, now i'm thinking about onions. onguns and garlic and butter. >> stephen: garlic and butter. >> onions, garlic, and butter. >> stephen: that is good. least-favorite sme? >> uhm... poop? >> stephen: i'm sorry, what was that? >> mildew. >> stephen: that's not-- that's not what you said. that's not what you said most-used app on your phone.
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>> oh, god. i hate the answer, but tiktok. >> stephen: oh, okay. do you do the tiktok? >> some tiktokers in here. >> stephen: do you do the tiktoks? >> no, i don't make tiktok s. >> stephen: why not? >> oh, my god. you can imagine? oh, my god. no. >> stephen: no. >> no! >> stephen: why? people would watch. >> i know! ( laughter ) >> stephen: cats or dogs? >> oh, i couldn't choose between god's babies. >> stephen: that's nice. you only get one song to listen to for the rest of your life, what is it? >> uhm... uhm... i can't answer that. how do you answer that? >> stephen: what? carefully. ( laughter ) god is listening. god is listening. >> like a miranda lambert song, probably. >> stephen: that narrows it down. >> like "holding on to you" miranda lambert. >> stephen: dozen. >> what number am i thinking of.
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>> 64. >> stephen: no. describe the rest of your life in five words. >> hopefully not too short. ( cheers and applause ). too short! that's so poetic! >> stephen: jennifer lawrence, everybody. you are known. thank you, jennifer. ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ ( applause ) i'm those fries you've been craving. i'm hot. i'm steamy. and oh man, do i smell delicious. i'm calling your name. doug... doug.
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( applause ) >> stephen: welcome back, everybody! you know my guest tonight from know my guest tonight from "the karate kid," "the outsiders," and "cobra kai." >> that's it. that looks good. >> the thing isn't even level. >> or maybe you have a little imbalance inside of you. >> i still don't see me using any of this in a real fight. >> i've been trying to tell you, miago do is not about fighting. you know what miaty said?
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>> high kick block? >> best defense is no be there. >> you mean don't be there? you can't help him with his english. >> don't even go there with me. >> are we done. or do i have to sit in here and freeze my nuts off to find inner peace? >> no, we're done. >> stephen: please welcome to "the late show," ralph macchio! ♪ ♪ ♪ ( applause ) >> all right! >> stephen: thanks for being here. one of my first guests of the year. so lovely to meet you. >> you as well. >> stephen: as i said to you backstage-- do me a favor, age. you look like ralph macchio, which you really shouldn't. are you 60?
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>> yes, i am. >> stephen: you shouldn't still look this good. >> well, listen, it's a great studio lighting. and i blame my parents a bit. >> stephen: does the karate do this for you? >> yes, it's all about the martial artsz and finding your center. >> stephen: how did you celebrate the holidays? >> the holidays were a little different this year, for everybody. often, on christmas eve, we do-- my in-laws do the seven fish s. >> stephen: italian traditional. >> right. this year-- this year was two and a half, two and a half fishes. we were 15, 16 people that became... seven people. so we were the seven humans, if you will. >> stephen: okay, so, here we go. season four of "cobra kai" currently number one on netflix in the united states. new score. ( applause ) this season. score on "rotten tomatoes" is 100%. >> we're trying to crack that.
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we're trying to crack that. >> stephen: ralph macchio, did you, "a," think four seasons of "cobra kai," number-one show on netflix, was this part of the plan? >> completely. from 1984, i just planned it this way. >> stephen: you were playing the long game. >> i was playing the long game. it's about longevity, isn't it? >> no, listen, it's been above and beyond in everything, and just, you know, i always felt that if we brought people to the well, they would drink the water, you know, because this movie was such a big part of people's lives. >> stephen: and it's never stopped being. >> it has nevertopped always been there, certainly for me it's always been there. >> stephen: are you aware of the wide receivers who play for alabama who do the train kick on every touchdown? >> yes, it's amazing. it's amazing. listen, it's a piece of pop culture. and-- but more so, we've created a show, and the guys who-- the creators of the show are just so brilliant-- they're the super
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fans of the "the karate kid" film. so they write to what they know the fans want to see, and they found different areas and different ways to dive into the gray areas of these characters and then pay homage to the original source material, yet tell relevant stories going forward. and now so i have know-- where it used to be, "hey, aren't you the guy who was in theica" ratey kid?" they say, "don't you play the dad on my favorite show?" >> stephen: we have to take a quick break. but stick around. when we come back, i will ask ralph about the coolest prop he got to keep from "the karate kid." ( applause ) so take care of that heart with lipton. because sippin' on unsweetened lipton can help support a healthy heart. lipton. stop chuggin'. start sippin'. nyquil severe gives you powerful relief
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( applause ) hey, everybody, we're back with the star of "cobra kai." ralph macchio. so you got this amazing thing from doing the original movies that everyone in this room is going to be as jealous as i am. this-- you got this from the first movie. >> yup. >> stephen: the "find the balance" card. >> yup. >> stephen: unbelievable. and this is... ( applause ) what kind of car is that i always wondered? >> that's a '47 ford convertible. it's a coupe, and it was-- you know, it's the wax on/wax off
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car. that's the car we had in the movie. and columbia pictures at the time, when "karate kid part 3" came out, that day it was at my house. i asked for it, hoping that maybe. and so they delivered. and it is in the "cobra kai" show. the car in the show is that car. >> stephen: wow. and they have to rent it from you, right? >> they don't pay me for it. >> stephen: they don't? they've got to. >> they got it all fixed up for me. it's awesome. >> stephen: before we go, i have to touch on the most important thing. this april, you and your wife-- whose name is... >> phyllis. >> stephen: you are celebrating your 35th anniversary together. ( applause ) >> and they said it wasn't last. yeah, she's -- >> stephen: how old-- had you done these movies when you guys met? >> no, we met before. i was 16-- 15 when we met. yeah, this is the match made in
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heaven. she's amazing. she's a nurse practitioner, doing the work-- the tough work right now. ( applause ) thank you. and, yeah, 35 years. it's crazy. i'm only 32, like i said. ( laughter ) you know, it's-- it's about -- >> stephen: what's the secret? >> the secret? foundation, believing that we are together for, you know, the-- the reasons you fight for. the reasons you work through everything. if you have that solid foundation, that balance, there i am. i'm miagi-isming it. he's everywhere. but if you have the foundation and find that balance in life and the ups and downs and ebbs and flows of it all, it is about stick-to-it-iveness, and believing in the love that you have. it's so easy these days, everyone is like, "not my job. not my thing. don't tell me what to do. i'm out of here." if you feel you found the right person, then you work at that. ( applause ) >> stephen: i agree.
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now, before we go, last thing is that, obviously, we're talking about "the karate kid" and "cobra kai" here. but, also, we know you from "the outsiders," "my cousin vinny," all you huge successes of their own. when a fan is approaching you, when a person locks with you, that person knows who you are, how soon do you know which of those projects they're fans of? is there a sign? >> that's an interesting question. i think it's-- you know, it's interesting. "the outsiders" is a book that's still read in schools around the country today, s.e. hinton, classic novel. that film, i'll see a 13- or 14-year-old teenaged girl, and when they come up, you know it's "stay gold, pony boy" time, you know what i mean? they just have that scplook they love that story and those characters and those great actors from that film. and i'm get-- if i'm in the right time in brooklyn i'll get
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the "the two youts," or "i shot the clerk" or the "my cousin vinny" references. >> stephen: ralph macchio, it was so nice to meet you. >> great to be here >> stephen: season four of "cobra kai" is streaming on netflix now. ralph macchio, everybody! we'll be right back with a performance by nell and the flaming lips. ♪ ♪ ♪ ( applause ) had
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>> stephen: performing "red right hand" from their nick cave covers album, "where the viaduct looms," nell and the flaming lips! chopper cheaper ( cheers and applause ) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> ♪ take a little walk to the edge of town ♪ go across the tracks where the viaduct looms ♪ like a bird of doom as it shifts and cracks ♪ where secrets lie in the border fires ♪ in the humming wires hey man, you know ♪ you're never coming back past the square, past the bridge ♪ past the mills, past the stacks
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♪ on a gathering storm comes a tall handsome man ♪ in a dusty black coat with his red right hand ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ he'll wrap you in his arms tell you that you've been ♪ a good boy he'll rekindle all the dreams ♪ it took you a lifetime to destroy ♪ he'll reach deep into the hole heal your shrinking soul ♪ but there won't be a single thing ♪ that you can do he's a god, he's a man ♪ he's a ghost, he's a guru they're whispering his name ♪ through this disappearing land
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but hidden in his coat ♪ is a t hand ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ you don't have no money? ♪ he'll get you some, he'll get you some ♪ you don't have no car? he'll get you one, ♪ he'll get you one you don't have no self-respect ♪ you feel like an insect well don't you worry buddy ♪ 'cause here he comes through the ghettos ♪ and the barrio and the bowery and the slums ♪ a shadow is cast wherever he stands ♪ stacks of green paper in his red right hand
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ you'll see him in your nightmares ♪ you'll see him in your dreams he'll appear out of nowhere ♪ but he ain't what he seems you'll see him in your head ♪ on the tv screen and hey buddy, i'm warning ♪ you to turn it off he's a ghost, he's a god ♪ he's a man, he's a guru you're one microscopic cog ♪ in his catastrophic plan designed and directed ♪ by his red right hand ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ( cheers and applause ) >> yeah! >> stephen: nell and the flaming lips, everybody! that's it for "the late show. tune in tomorrow when my guest will be senator amy klobuchar. james corden is next. good night. ♪ the late late show-oh-oh the late late show woo! ♪ the late late show-oh-hoth


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