History Series / KungFu

8th Apr '18 10:00:08 AM DrSlide
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* TheLightfooted: As a child, Kwai Chang Caine was asked to approach his mentor without damaging large sheets of delicate rice paper draped upon the temple floor. Despite his small size and body weight, Caine left a trail of footsteps in the rice paper. Much later, after years of studying and training to be a Shaolin monk, young adult Caine was presented with this same challenge. Despite his now much greater size and body weight, Caine traversed the rice paper sheets with zero damage.

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* TheLightfooted: As a child, Kwai Chang Caine was asked to approach his Caine's mentor without damaging large sheets challenged him to walk a long sheet of delicate rice paper draped upon unrolled across the temple floor. Despite his small size and body weight, Caine He moved as carefully as he could, but still left a trail of footsteps in rips and footprints. After years of Shaolin training and study, he successfully made the crossing without damaging the rice paper. Much later, after years of studying and training to be a Shaolin monk, young adult Caine was presented with this same challenge. Despite his now much greater size and body weight, Caine traversed the rice paper sheets with zero damage.paper.
15th Mar '18 5:23:44 PM Syrika
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* TheLightfooted: As a child, Kwai Chang Caine was asked to approach his mentor without damaging large sheets of delicate rice paper draped upon the temple floor. Despite his small size and body weight, Caine left a trail of footsteps in the rice paper. Much later, after years of studying and training to be a Shaolin monk, young adult Caine was presented with this same challenge. Despite his now much greater size and body weight, Caine traversed the rice paper sheets with zero damage.
4th Mar '18 2:22:12 PM ANTMuddle
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* WhatAnIdiot: Anyone who dares to cross him. Or call him "Chinaman."
4th Mar '18 2:21:53 PM ANTMuddle
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* StrictlyFormula: In a lot of episodes Caine basically goes to a town, townspeople don't like him, finds open-minded ally, finds enemy, must fight, makes monk-ly decision concerning friend and enemy, flashback to the power of five, win fight, credits roll. (The producers eventually mixed this up a bit, with some later episodes set entirely in China.)

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* StrictlyFormula: In a lot of episodes Caine basically goes to a town, [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer townspeople either don't like him]] or have initial misgivings about him, finds open-minded ally, finds enemy, must fight, makes monk-ly decision concerning friend and enemy, flashback to the power of five, win fight, credits roll. (The producers eventually mixed this up a bit, with some later episodes set entirely in China.)


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* WhatAnIdiot: Anyone who dares to cross him. Or call him "Chinaman."
3rd Nov '17 6:25:02 PM ClintEastwood
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* FakeMixedRace: Caine is half Chinese. David Carradine is not.




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* {{Yellowface}}: Thankfully almost completely averted, with Asian characters played by nearly always plaed by Asian/Asian-American actors.
1st Nov '17 12:01:06 AM MJaxon
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P.S.: Contrary to popular belief (including the movie ''Film/DragonTheBruceLeeStory''), Bruce Lee had exactly '''nothing''' to do with the series.


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* ButNotTooForeign: Bruce Lee originally came up with the concept of the show with the intent casting himself as the main lead, but was not cast because the studio did not want an Asian man in a lead role on American Television.
21st Sep '17 7:01:03 AM WolfMattGrey
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* NoiselessWalker: Shaolin Priests are trained to walk silently.
-->'''Master Kan''': Your tread must be light and sure, as though your path were upon rice paper. It is said, a Shaolin priest can walk through walls. Looked for...he can not be seen. Listened for ... he can not be heard. Touched ... can not be felt. This rice paper is the test. Fragile as the wings of the dragon fly, clinging as the cocoon of the silk worm. When you can walk its length and leave no trace, you will have learned.
11th Apr '17 4:21:53 PM Willbyr
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23rd Mar '17 7:38:08 PM erracht
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** Borders on CanadaDoesNotExist. The setting is supposed to be an anonymous American city, which is supported by the occurrence of American flags and mailboxes, but bears a striking resemblance to Toronto, in and near which the show was filmed. For example, Toronto's Chinatown is quite recognizable, and the front of the actual Toronto coroner's office is used. In "Reunion", a radio broadcast makes a reference to the Gardiner Expressway, an actual local landmark. Even some Canadian money has been spotted in the show.

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** Borders on CanadaDoesNotExist. The setting is supposed to be an anonymous American city, which is supported by the occurrence of American flags and mailboxes, but bears a striking resemblance to Toronto, in and near which the show was filmed. For example, Toronto's Chinatown is quite recognizable, and the front of the actual Toronto coroner's office is used. In "Reunion", a radio broadcast makes a reference to the Gardiner Expressway, an actual local landmark. Even some Canadian money has been spotted in on the show.
23rd Mar '17 7:35:59 PM erracht
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* CrazySurvivalist: Gant in ''Dragon's Eye'' is a Vet that is clearly suffering from PTSD and tries to keep hold of a area of forest.

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** Borders on CanadaDoesNotExist. The setting is supposed to be an anonymous American city, which is supported by the occurrence of American flags and mailboxes, but bears a striking resemblance to Toronto, in and near which the show was filmed. For example, Toronto's Chinatown is quite recognizable, and the front of the actual Toronto coroner's office is used. In "Reunion", a radio broadcast makes a reference to the Gardiner Expressway, an actual local landmark. Even some Canadian money has been spotted in the show.
* CrazySurvivalist: Gant in ''Dragon's Eye'' is a Vet that is clearly suffering from PTSD and tries to keep hold of a an area of forest.
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