The show opens with Cam meeting Kayla, whose dream is to become a Tae Kwon Do Master. She’s been training for three years and is currently a red belt. She got her start in Tae Kwon Do after an anti-bullying campaign introduced her to the art when she was a third grade student. Kayla spent time showing off her medals and awards to Cam, who was greatly impressed. Kayla then gave Cam a quick lesson on using nunchucks, and needless to say she was much better at using them than Cam.
After learning that Kayla wants to learn how to break two boards with one kick, Cam takes her to meet Master Hector Arellano, who is a 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do (according to Kayla, that means he is one step above a master).
Kayla spends time sparring with Master Hector, who was impressed with her abilities. After a quick course in defensive sparring with Master Hector and his assistant, Cam practices the moves he learned on the boom microphone. (Yes, you read that correctly.)
Next, Master Hector teaches Kayla the proper technique to break two boards. After a few attempts and a pep talk from Cam, Kayla succeeds in breaking both boards with a double roundhouse kick. After some encouraging final words from Master Hector to Kayla, Cam gets an opportunity to break a board and is successful.
In the second segment, Cam meets Caden, whose dream is to become a sports announcer. His favorite sport is hockey, so Cam introduces him to Daryl Evans, the radio play-by-play man for the LA Kings, to give Caden some tips on how to call play-by-play action. To practice calling play-by-play, Caden and Daryl watch the UCLA Bruins run through a practice session and Caden calls the action while Daryl coaches him on the finer details of play-by-play.
After a while, Cam gets a shot at calling the action, and of course he puts his typical spin on things to get a laugh out of Caden.
Caden gets a chance to interview one of the players after practice, and gets another lesson from Daryl on how to conduct a live interview with a player. Cam then allows Caden to interview him and practice the skills he just learned. The episode ends with Cam challenging Caden to a few rounds of bubble hockey.
I really liked this episode. It was fun to see Cam goofing off with the boom microphones and doing play by play during hockey practice. Seeing this side of Cam makes me appreciate the fact that he’s our quarterback even more as it’s nice to see him taking time out of his schedule to give these kids experiences they will never forget.
[Insert “that’s my quarterback” meme here.]
All In With Cam Newton airs Friday nights at 8 p.m. EDT on Nickelodeon.