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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as C3PO and R2D2
posted by empath (59 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
I saw this yesterday. My favorite part is when Nick Frost/R2Ds points out that they know perfectly well how to find Luke Skywalker because they've both been to Tattooine before. "You were built here by Darth Bloody Vader!" And then Simon Pegg/C3PO is all like, "Ix-nay on the equals-pray."
posted by not that girl at 3:15 PM on March 16, 2011 [7 favorites]


New movie coming out?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:33 PM on March 16, 2011


Came out ages ago.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 3:35 PM on March 16, 2011


Paul is dead
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:37 PM on March 16, 2011


Which Star Wars character is the most transparent?

See-ThroughPO.
posted by ORthey at 3:38 PM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


not that girl: "My favorite part is when Nick Frost/R2Ds points out that they know perfectly well how to find Luke Skywalker because they've both been to Tattooine before."

R2 knows, but C3PO was brain-wiped at the end of the prequels, right?

Which was one of the stupidest things in a very stupid series of movies.
posted by brundlefly at 3:45 PM on March 16, 2011


And Pauls' not much cop either.
posted by biffa at 3:46 PM on March 16, 2011


Which was one of the stupidest things in a very stupid series of movies.

Maybe George Lucas will "fix" that in the 3-D version.
posted by tommasz at 3:47 PM on March 16, 2011


Frost/R2's forlorn cry at the end is genius.
posted by qwip at 3:55 PM on March 16, 2011 [17 favorites]


They've said in interviews that they bonded over Star Wars. Apparently Frost had asked Pegg out to dinner to give him pointers in doing standup, and at some point they were sitting there awkwardly making small talk, and for some reason Pegg imitated the noise made by this obscure little wheeled-box droid from A New Hope -- and Frost started geeking out, all, "Holy shit, I thought I was the only one who remembered that little guy!" and that was that.

They were also on Top Gear promoting Paul recently, and they're just fantastic to watch doing anything together.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:00 PM on March 16, 2011


According to the blurb on the back of his action figure C3-P0 has "an elegant human sounding voice".
posted by Artw at 4:07 PM on March 16, 2011


I heart these guys. I've said it before and I'll say it again: they're Vimes and Colon, people. The right movie will probably never be made, but nonetheless the point stands.
posted by Countess Elena at 4:12 PM on March 16, 2011 [18 favorites]


You mean Nobby and Colon, right?
posted by Pastor of Muppets at 4:31 PM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


No, I saw Pegg as Vimes as soon as I saw Hot Fuzz. Actually, I suspect Pegg could put himself in a lot of unexpected roles; maybe it's just my obvious crush, but he seems that talented.
posted by Countess Elena at 4:33 PM on March 16, 2011


Oh Simon Pegg, I crush on you harder than the trash compactor in episode 1
posted by Windigo at 4:34 PM on March 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Wait. I mean episode 4.

Don't hurt me.
posted by Windigo at 4:36 PM on March 16, 2011


Vimes and Colon

OMG YES
posted by The Whelk at 4:38 PM on March 16, 2011


Technically even calling it episode 4 is giving in to Lucas's retconning, innit?
posted by shakespeherian at 4:50 PM on March 16, 2011


I'm a bit of a cynic so I call it Episode 7.
posted by TwelveTwo at 4:52 PM on March 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


I meant this.
posted by shakespeherian at 4:56 PM on March 16, 2011


EmpressCallipygos & Windigo: I'm sure you're both wonderful people, which is why I will do my best to supress my nerd rage in this comment and assume that you were unaware of the trigger that "A New Hope" and "Episode IV" can be for certain people.

Please please PLEASE do not refer to Star Wars (the movie that came out in 1977) as anything other than "Star Wars." The phrases "A New Hope" and "Episode IV" are a shibboleth that instantly tips off an entire generation of fans that you are the sort of person that is perfectly OK with George Lucas ret-conning our childhoods.
posted by KingEdRa at 4:56 PM on March 16, 2011 [5 favorites]


The phrases "A New Hope" and "Episode IV" are a shibboleth that instantly tips off an entire generation of fans that you are the sort of person that is perfectly OK with George Lucas ret-conning our childhoods.

There's nowt wrong with those phrases. Actually making eps 1 to 3 on the other hand....
posted by panboi at 5:03 PM on March 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


KingEdRa, it was originally conceived as "episode 4" from the very beginning, as Lucas was already saying even before it's theater premier. I was 17 or 18 when it came out, so it may not have influenced my childhood the way it has many younger people and I'm not fully comprehending the "magic" that some folks want to imbue it with. But reality is reality, and for god's sake don't make it out to be anything other than it really was, I'm beggin' ya.
posted by Greg_Ace at 5:04 PM on March 16, 2011


That said, I enjoyed the hell out of Nick and Simon's "homage".
posted by Greg_Ace at 5:04 PM on March 16, 2011


Also, "its" not "it's"
posted by Greg_Ace at 5:08 PM on March 16, 2011


Please please PLEASE do not refer to Star Wars (the movie that came out in 1977) as anything other than "Star Wars."

"Star Wars" is the official name of the film, yes, but it's also the name of the franchise, so people use the terms "Episode IV" and "A New Hope" simply to ensure being understood--the use of such terms should not signify to you that these people are fans of the prequels.

For example, if they say they "love Star Wars", I don't know whether they mean the '77 film, the entire series of films, or perhaps even the extended Star Wars universe (comic books, etc.). But if they say they love "Episode IV", I know exactly what they mean. It's used entirely for clarity's sake.
posted by jeremy b at 5:17 PM on March 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm the sort of Star Wars fan who felt ripped off that he never made eps 7, 8, or 9. Of course, I felt that way until I actually saw 1, 2, and 3, mind you.

This sketch was OK, but I really loved the out-take from Shaun of the Dead, The Man Who Would be Shaun. Pegg does a pitch-perfect Caine. I just wish they hadn't cracked each other up so quickly. Must have been a rough day.
posted by dhartung at 5:21 PM on March 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


"Hey, are we actually arguing?"

"I don't fucking know!"

*sad R2 wimper*


That made me laugh a lot. I seriously love these guys.
posted by quin at 5:23 PM on March 16, 2011


KingEdRa, it was originally conceived as "episode 4" from the very beginning, as Lucas was already saying even before it's theater premier.

"Lucasoid revisionist mind-tendrils have already infiltrated his cerebellum."

"He was our last hope."

"No, there is another."
posted by Sparx at 5:27 PM on March 16, 2011 [6 favorites]


"You can't hit me, you've got no arms."

Pegg & Frost are brilliant.
posted by bwg at 5:50 PM on March 16, 2011


KingEdRa, it was originally conceived as "episode 4" from the very beginning, as Lucas was already saying even before it's theater premier.

That sort of depends on how you define 'the very beginning,' yeah? Back when it was Luke Starkiller (and before, and for a bit after) there was only one movie.
posted by shakespeherian at 5:53 PM on March 16, 2011


Starkiller is great name for a pet dog.
posted by TwelveTwo at 5:58 PM on March 16, 2011


a roomate of mine from college is in a band named starkiller (no, seriously)
posted by AaronRaphael at 6:02 PM on March 16, 2011


they're just fantastic to watch doing anything together

They're going to be Thomson and Thompson in the upcoming Tintin movie (starring Gollum as Captain Haddock.)
posted by ActingTheGoat at 6:12 PM on March 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


Frost/R2's forlorn cry at the end is genius.

This.
posted by chemoboy at 6:20 PM on March 16, 2011


a roomate of mine from college is in a band named starkiller

man.... seems like everyone's roomate from college is in a band called starkiller.
posted by edgeways at 6:25 PM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


First of all , my comment was meant in fun-ish. Also, please see shakespeherian's comment in re "Episode IV". Believe it or not, there was a time when Lucas wasn't sure there was even going to be a "saga" that the public would be able to see anything of beyond Star Wars. It was a simpler time, when Han shot first, Luke & Leia weren't related and the opening crawl made no mention of an episode.

You know what the worst part is? I'm not actually that much of a Star Wars fans as an adult; it's just that I despise Lucas' latter day historical revisionism. Good christ man, just admit that you had only a half-baked vision of the "saga" at the outset and that you made it up as you went along, changing things to fit the needs of the story of each film. It's ok, you can do that, it's called The Creative Process.
posted by KingEdRa at 6:49 PM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


These are the droids I was looking for.
posted by dry white toast at 7:49 PM on March 16, 2011 [10 favorites]


The Episode 4: A New Hope tag wasn't on the original crawl in 1977 but I do remember reading interviews with Lucas at the time where he talked about Star Wars being a middle episode. At the time he was saying that there would be 9 total, three trilogies. That wikipedia entry linked above says that the tag wasn't added until '81 but I swear that I remember seeing it on the summer of '79 re-release.
posted by octothorpe at 8:24 PM on March 16, 2011


I wouldn't put Simon Pegg's caine up against these two....but it's not bad!
posted by Jon Mitchell at 9:28 PM on March 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


I've watched this several times and I can't stop laughing after each one. The two of them together is fried gold 100% of the time.
posted by sleeping bear at 10:43 PM on March 16, 2011


That wikipedia entry linked above says that the tag wasn't added until '81 but I swear that I remember seeing it on the summer of '79 re-release.

A lot of people do. It's an interesting intersection of people's personal memories with the discernable facts, not made easier by Lucas's changing stories about the matter. But it ws included in the 81 re-release

I, too, recall being told about there being 9 movies during the first one's heyday, but they were all going to be sequels. This is also why eye-witnesses are problematic in trials.
posted by Sparx at 10:52 PM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Spot on! This NEEDS to be a TV special. A low-budget comedy non-American Star Wars.
Bret and Jermaine from Flight of the Conchords as Luke and Han Solo
Billy Connelly as Obi Wan
Ian Holm as Yoda
_______ as Leia?

Ricky Gervais might be a good Jabba.


...and I shoudl while I'm ahead of getting sucked into the geeky-time-suckage that an entire recast would be. Would be awesome though.
posted by mellavellum at 11:04 PM on March 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


*should stop
posted by mellavellum at 11:06 PM on March 16, 2011


_______ as Leia?

ME! ME! ME!

oops, sorry my 10 year old self just popped in there for a visit.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 11:10 PM on March 16, 2011


@ mellavellum: Catherine Tate as Leia.
posted by KingEdRa at 11:13 PM on March 16, 2011 [3 favorites]


I just learned that the top autocomplete result on youtube for Michael Caine is impression.

I would posit that Peter Sellers is the best. And Michael Caine is a treasure.
posted by Existential Dread at 11:15 PM on March 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Eddie Izzard as Leia.
posted by Mikey-San at 11:17 PM on March 16, 2011 [7 favorites]


You are so blind!
posted by Ritchie at 1:04 AM on March 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


I, too, recall being told about there being 9 movies during the first one's heyday, but they were all going to be sequels. This is also why eye-witnesses are problematic in trials.

I'm still convinced that when I saw Star Wars at the drive-in in 1977, there was a scene early on in Anchorhead where Luke meets his friend Biggs.

The true story is that the scene was cut from the picture, but it shows up in the original novelization. And that night, before we went to the movie, my aunt took me to the bookstore where she bought me that book. Which I devoured that night in bed after the movie was over (but was still playing on continuous loop in my 8-year-old brain). Thus explaining the "overlay" -- I added the scene into my memories. Allegedly.

But there is still a part of me that believes the scene *was* in the movie and there's been a massive cover up ever since. ;D
posted by Celsius1414 at 1:24 AM on March 17, 2011


I'm the same with the octopus scene from Goonies. My brain is absolutely positively convinced that it saw this scene in the cinema.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 2:06 AM on March 17, 2011


Eddie Izzard as Leia.

Dammit! I just came in here to post that!

(Mind you, Eddie Izzard as Darth (Jeff) Vader would be even better..."OH! The plate is hot!)
posted by biscotti at 6:24 AM on March 17, 2011


I'm still convinced that when I saw Star Wars at the drive-in in 1977, there was a scene early on in Anchorhead where Luke meets his friend Biggs .

The true story is that the scene was cut from the picture, but it shows up in the original novelization.


Made even more confusing by how the official "pictures and story" book (not the novelization, but the one which was a lot of stills from the movie and a highly abridged story) actually contains photos from this scene.

It's one of the basic false memories from the Star Wars mythos. You're not the only one.
posted by hippybear at 6:29 AM on March 17, 2011


Ricky Gervais might be a good Jabba.

He's more of a Salacious Crumb with that cackle of his. Maybe Karl could be Jabba the Manc.
posted by notmydesk at 6:48 AM on March 17, 2011


Dylan Moran as Chewbacca
posted by edgeways at 9:04 AM on March 17, 2011


Izzard as Leia would be funny... I also think Joanna Lumley in her Ab fab character would be a pretty funny Leia, though she may be a bit old for it.
posted by edgeways at 9:08 AM on March 17, 2011


Pegg and Frost in a 25s nutshell.
posted by CaseyB at 10:52 AM on March 17, 2011


I've said it before and I'll say it again: they're Vimes and Colon, people.

Not a chance. Vimes has too much pride and dignity and not nearly enough whimsy.

They're Rincewind and Twoflower, obviously.
posted by ook at 11:08 AM on March 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Made even more confusing by how the official "pictures and story" book (not the novelization, but the one which was a lot of stills from the movie and a highly abridged story) actually contains photos from this scene.

I got that book (crappy glue based binding and all) and it drove me mental that I could not remember that scene from the movie! Lucas was fracking with my childhood when I was still a child!
posted by Sparx at 4:38 PM on March 17, 2011


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