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May the Fourth Be With You

4.5.15


On Stars Wars Day, as jokingly as the holiday came to be, we take the chance to list five videos that satirize the saga in the funniest ways. However you celebrate the day, May the fourth be with you...



Jimmy Fallon As Anakin Skywalker At The MTV Movie Awards 2005



At the 2005 MTV Movie Awards, Jimmy Fallon stars as Anakin Skywalker in a spoof sketch parodying Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, with original movie footage of Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor. It's super weird and sort of off-the-wall and probably its quirkiness is what makes it extra funny.


Saturday Night Live: Shop at Home Network




In episode 15 of the 22nd season of SNL, hosted by Sting, Mark Hamill did a surprise apperance alongside Will Ferrell and Chris Katan in a sketch where Hamill is supposedly auctioned to be sold at a telemarketing show, together with other Star Wars memorabilia, like a Jawa ashtray, which to be frank, looks very appealing for real.



Triumph The Insult Comic Dog At The Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones Premiere



Many years before getting his own sitcom on Adult Swim, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was one of the most popular segments on Late Night With Conan O'Brien and one of the most memorable pieces he did was at the Attack Of The Clones premiere in 2002 on which he interviews geek fans of the movie who wait in line. Favourite punchline: "Which one of these calls your parents to pick you up?"...


Chewie



Chewie is a recent Nerdist sketch that parodies the title sequence of Louie, copying it moment to moment, only in this one, as suggested, Louis CK's character is replaced by Chewbacca, roaming the streets of New York, grabbing a bite and ending up at the Comedy Cellar to do his stand-up. At some point a Storm Trooper flips us the bird.



“Weird Al” Yankovic – The Saga Begins



Probably the quintessential Star Wars parody is Weird Al's weird take on the classic Don McLean song, American Pie, with its lyrics changed to describe the whole plot of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace from Obi-Wan Kenobi's point of view, released in 1999 as the opening song of his album, Running With Scissors, the record that marked a huge change in the artist's look and earned him both favourable reviews and commercial success. It came fourteen after Al's other Star Wars parody song, Yoda, and it was highly approved by George Lucas himself.



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