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Iconic Movie Scenes that Involved Sweat Headbands

Iconic Movie Scenes that Involved Sweat Headbands

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Many moments from movies have become iconic parts of our culture.

You can simply reference a scene and everyone instantly knows what you are talking about and what you mean by referencing it. Movies are woven into our lives in such a way that we would feel almost crippled without them.

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Many of these iconic moments involve working out or playing and require sweatbands.

Here are some of the more iconic moments featuring sweatbands in movies.

 

The Cable Guy Plays Basketball

Jim Carey’s performance in The Cable Guy is one of those comedic turns that helps define a genre. Simultaneously funny and dark, this movie is full of moments that help cement Carey as one of the greatest – and strangest – comedians of our age.

In one classic scene, the Cable Guy shows up at his new friend’s casual basketball game. Like everything else in the movie, he goes too far in an uncomfortable way.

He starts off appearing as no threat to anyone on the basketball court, but by the end of the scene, he is dunking over Jack Black and swinging from the hoop as the glass backboard shatters.

All of this while decked out in both a headband and wristbands!

 

Read: 5 Seriously famous Basketball Players Who Wear Headbands

 

The Karate Kid

“Wax on. Wax off” Few of us who grew up in the ‘80s or who saw The Karate Kid since then will ever forget the moment when Daniel learns that all his work waxing the car, sanding the floor, and painting the fence taught him far more than the knew.

After moving from his beloved Jersey, Daniel faces a new school separated from his old friends. He also faces bullies who antagonize him and the girl he’s discovered. But when Mr. Miyagi stepped in to save him from the bullies, he desperately wanted to learn karate himself.

Mr. Miyagi’s training regimen is not what he expected and after a hard day of what seems to be just doing chores, Daniel is ready to throw in the towel.

That’s when Mr. Miyagi shows him that his day’s work had taught him the physical moves necessary for Karate. Of course, Daniel couldn’t have done all that work with sweat stinging his eyes, so he has a sweatband tied around his forehead the whole day.

 

Read: Awesome List of Which Sports Use Sweatbands

 

Michael Jordan in Space Jam

Michael Jordan defined cool for most everyone during his heyday. So putting Jordan in any movie would have probably created an instant classic. But pairing him with the Bugs Bunny cartoon characters in a movie about a basketball game to save the Earth…well, it was destiny.

Sadly, not even the great Michael Jordan could make the Looney Toons characters able to win. They were destined to lose and they knew it. Until, of course, they found out about Jordan’s secret drink that made him such a great player.

They started guzzling that drink while Michael explains that he didn’t think they needed it. After that, the game takes a turn in the Toons’ favor. And while Jordan could have probably made 5-year-old socks look cool, he really makes that blue armband seem like a must have accessory!

 

Read: Basketball Headbands for Optimal Performance

 

Rocky

The story of the little guy who takes on the undefeated champion and wins is a story as old as the original David and Goliath.

I don’t want to spoil the ending for you, but Rocky has a twist ending that turns this idea somewhat on its head. But the culture of working hard and pulling yourself up by your bootstraps was a major emphasis of Rocky’s day. Nothing illustrates that work ethic more than Rocky’s workout routine.

From the moment you hear the opening strains of that theme song until Rocky reaches the top of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, you know that his hard work is going to pay off.

And the whole time he’s working out, Rocky has the classic knit cap in place that not only keeps his head warm but keeps the sweat out of his eyes.

 

Read: The Essential Guide to Gym Etiquette (2019 Edition)

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