As I said before, Welcome to 18 features a rare credited performance by Martial Arts legend Gene LeBell
. LeBell’s accomplishments both as a stunt coordinator and a Martial Arts competitor would, (and do) fill many a web page, including genelebell.com. But as far as 80’s movies go, there’s one story that stands above the rest. LeBell is notorious for choking tough-guy “Aikido master”/actor Steven Seagal unconscious on the set of a film, after enduring many insults about his chosen art of Judo. Supposedly, Seagal boasted that LeBell’s techniques would not work in real life and after being goaded, LeBell offered to demonstrate Judo’s effectiveness. LeBell placed Seagal in what is known as a “rear naked” choke, a hold Seagal claimed he could easily escape. At the count of three, they locked up. Seagal desperately gouged at LeBell’s eyes and clawed at his groin in an attempt to escape the choke, but LeBell succeeded in rendering him unconscious in just seconds. As the pony-tailed actor slumped to the ground, a large stain appeared on the front of his pants. Steven Seagal had peed himself.