Ah, the 70's...
November 12, 2011 6:15 PM   Subscribe


 
It sounds to my ear like he's saying HOOPING cough. Which is much funnier if you imagine it a disease contracting from hula hoops.
posted by axiom at 6:27 PM on November 12, 2011


Or contractED, even. My kingdom for an edit window.
posted by axiom at 6:28 PM on November 12, 2011


From the comments on the third link,

"first 10 seconds of the video, listen, is R2-D2 ripping´╗┐ a bong in background?"
posted by Blasdelb at 6:36 PM on November 12, 2011 [1 favorite]






I still remember that immunization commercial. I was in elementary school when it first aired, and to this day I can't watch Star Wars without thinking about whooping cough.
posted by ericbop at 6:51 PM on November 12, 2011 [3 favorites]


For a 'hive of scum and villany', it seems pretty tame.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:56 PM on November 12, 2011


Well, that settles its. The recent whooping cough uptick can be blamed on the new prequels as well. No one is going to take medical advice from JarJar.
posted by damn dirty ape at 6:56 PM on November 12, 2011


We're like ten whole comments in and I'm the first to pedantically point out that it's C-3PO, not C3-P0? I'm disappointed in you, nerds.
posted by Tomorrowful at 6:58 PM on November 12, 2011 [6 favorites]


I also heard that bong.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:00 PM on November 12, 2011


We're like ten whole comments in and I'm the first to pedantically point out that it's C-3PO, not C3-P0? I'm disappointed in you, nerds.

The nerds were waiting for you to forget a comma between "in" and "and." Pedantically speaking. ;)
posted by Celsius1414 at 7:11 PM on November 12, 2011 [2 favorites]




I grew up in Marin, and I've encountered Mr. Lucas a few times, some of which have been on the road. Based on my experience, it occurs to me that the drunk driving PSA might not have been entirely philanthropic.
posted by Graygorey at 8:04 PM on November 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


I saw this the first time around and thought it was lame then. 30 some years on I can still spot a lame PSA!
posted by cjorgensen at 8:04 PM on November 12, 2011


I hereby demonstrate my nerd cred by pointing you to this (silent) behind-the-scenes footage of the anti-smoking PSA shoot.

(Yep, old enough to remember these when they first aired.)
posted by thomas j wise at 8:08 PM on November 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why didn't R2D2 warn me about the dangers of syphilis ?!?

WHY ?!?
posted by mazola at 8:25 PM on November 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


He was drunk and wanted you so badly.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:28 PM on November 12, 2011 [6 favorites]


oneswellfoop: For a 'hive of scum and villany', it seems pretty tame.

Actually, it's pretty bad.
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:28 PM on November 12, 2011 [6 favorites]


Not as bad the worst idea ever for an anti-drug PSA, and obviously not as good as the best idea ever.

These make me wonder who would be the scariest spokespeople in today's world of entertainment. Ray Lewis? Sam Jackson? John Malkovich?
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 9:11 PM on November 12, 2011 [4 favorites]


> Not as bad the worst idea ever for an anti-drug PSA

I like how the implicit argument in there is that there is no quantifiable LD50 for the stuff. Even being in the same room with it might explode your heart!
posted by Burhanistan at 9:25 PM on November 12, 2011


So is the moral that if you drink too much at the cantina, you might go home with Bea Arthur?
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 9:41 PM on November 12, 2011


Don't ruin Life Day for your family. Don't drive drunk.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 9:51 PM on November 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


So is the moral that if you drink too much at the cantina, you might go home with Bea Arthur?

Feature not bug.
posted by Meatbomb at 11:24 PM on November 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


> Why are you putting so much emphasis on the "H"?

Hwere do you get off?
posted by scottjacksonx at 12:02 AM on November 13, 2011


Top 10 reasons why Darth Vader was an amazing project manager

I never once saw Vader forward an email - and that is pretty much what project managers do. Well, that and call endless meetings.
posted by the noob at 3:50 AM on November 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


A MESSAGE FROM A DISTANT GALAXAY
posted by steef at 4:13 AM on November 13, 2011


Han had his booster shots first?
posted by Hello, I'm David McGahan at 4:35 AM on November 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Han had his booster shots first?

Great. Now I have to add:
"What does Darth Vader say to drugs?"
"No... NOOOOOooooooo!!!"

(What have you done?)
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 5:01 AM on November 13, 2011


I remember the anti-smoking PSA from when I was in grade school, and even to my eight-year-old mind it struck me as incredibly bizarre that a robot would try smoking, when they don't have lungs. I see now why he's just standing there with a lit cigarette - just like many co-workers I had, he has taken up "smoking" (or rather, standing there with a lit cigarette and flicking the ashes off) in order to get more breaks at work.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:27 AM on November 13, 2011


Han had his booster shots first?

Great. Now I have to add:
"What does Darth Vader say to drugs?"
"No... NOOOOOooooooo!!!"

(What have you done?)
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 5:01 AM on November 13 [+] [!]


Umm, I believe that was Luke?

NooOOOooOOoOOoOooOOO
posted by Hello, I'm David McGahan at 7:08 AM on November 13, 2011


I'll wait for the BluRay version when R2-D2 gets dengue fever.
posted by tommasz at 7:13 AM on November 13, 2011


Holy cow I must have seen that anti-smoking PSA hundreds of times as a kid watching cartoons. I had completely forgotten about it until now.
posted by smoothvirus at 7:21 AM on November 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


R2 sticks it in anything, even power couplings.
posted by Artw at 7:41 AM on November 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Re: Fwd: Death Star unit testing report

Thx for the FYI on the thermal exhaust port, but that shot would be one in a million. According to the Project Charter our goal is a Six Sigma failure rate in production, so remediation not in scope. Plz add to the Risk Log with a status of "No Action Required".

Darth Vader, PMP
Sent from my Blackberry
posted by strangely stunted trees at 8:17 AM on November 13, 2011 [9 favorites]


WHoever leaked that is totally going to get a force choking.
posted by Artw at 8:24 AM on November 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's C-3PO, not C3-PO. Oh holy cow, for some reason I dislike George Lucas even more now.
posted by chimaera at 1:37 PM on November 13, 2011


I know...I made a typo. So freaking sue me!
posted by GavinR at 2:26 PM on November 13, 2011


4-LOM and IG-88 have been dispatched to hunt you down as we speak.
posted by Artw at 3:18 PM on November 13, 2011


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