These two Hungarian kids constantly pretended to be martial artists. They were inspired by the immense popularity of Bruce Lee and David Carradine. In October of 1972, ABC started airing a a hugely popular one-hour television series starring Carradine called Kung Fu. Carradine played a Shaolin monk who roamed the American West looking for a lost brother. Although his intention was to avoid notice, his sense of social responsibility always forced him to fight for justice or protect the underdog. Uptown was a neighborhood full of injustice and underdogs, hence the immense popularity of the show. Some say Lee had the original idea for the series, which aired for 63 episodes.