Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos

If you want to get intoxicated really fast, take a drink every time the announcer says “CHUCK NORRIS” during that introduction. I gave this show a brief mention in my “Top 10 Favourite Chuck Norris Moments” column, but it definitely deserves a spotlight of its own. Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos was a 1986 animated mini-series which was created by and starred CHUCK NORRIS, but only ran for five episodes. It featured CHUCK NORRIS as a government operative who lead his team of Karate Kommandos against an evil organization called VULTURE, which was run by the villainous Claw and his henchman, Super Ninja. Each episode would be bookended by live-action segments of CHUCK NORRIS teaching a moral lesson to the kids watching at home (“Remember, kids, if you steal someone’s motorcycle and say ‘Sorry, guys, this is an emergency. I’m Chuck Norris’, it’s perfectly okay”). There was even a short-lived comic book series of Karate Kommandos, which can be viewed here. Like most cartoons from the eighties, the animation on this show was cut-rate and the writing was pretty awful, but there were plenty of hilarious unintentional laughs to be had. Just remember… CHUCK NORRIS!

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