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Darth Baby's Lightsaber
April 7, 2013 9:25 AM   Subscribe

Just try and get a lightsaber out of a toddler's hands. It's easier said than done when you're unarmed.

Lightsaber trumps broom handle in this situation, and every situation!
posted by Blasdelb (36 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Humans are not to be trusted.
posted by Fizz at 9:35 AM on April 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


That was very stressful! I had to stop watching about 2 minutes in.
posted by moonmilk at 9:42 AM on April 7, 2013


When all you have is a lightsaber, everything looks like a battle droid.
posted by George Lucas at 9:43 AM on April 7, 2013 [13 favorites]


I am completely over Star Wars in countless ways, including all mashups, references, etc. but this was great. Nicely done and well played.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 9:48 AM on April 7, 2013


"Why do they even make baby lightsabers?!"
posted by BungaDunga at 9:53 AM on April 7, 2013 [17 favorites]


It's funny because in America lots of kids die in gun accidents every year.

OK, it's also funny because it's a toddler with a lightsaber and the special effects are plausibly well done. But man, it's a downer to think something very much like this happens an awful lot.
posted by Nelson at 9:54 AM on April 7, 2013 [3 favorites]


Been there so many times.
posted by DU at 9:54 AM on April 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


What is wrong with these people? Everyone knows that light sabers are issued with padawan-control locks for this very reason! Anyway, if you don't have enough control of the Force to get something out of a baby's hand, you have no business having a light saber in the house. Try a nice blaster.
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:13 AM on April 7, 2013 [9 favorites]


You think that was bad... I'm here to tell you- never, NEVER let your dog get your lightsaber. Trust me on this.

or your wife
posted by HuronBob at 10:14 AM on April 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Obviously staged. And I bet it's not even a real lightsaber.
posted by zarq at 10:26 AM on April 7, 2013 [9 favorites]


I was distracted by the fact that the people in this video apparently live in some sort of palace.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 10:27 AM on April 7, 2013 [12 favorites]


Obviously staged. And I bet it's not even a real lightsaber.
posted by zarq at 10:26 AM on April 7 [+] [!]


Yeah, I thought this also. It's completely obvious based on the shading that it was 'shopped.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 10:29 AM on April 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


WTF, NOT a good environment for kids. Who left Dane Cook all by himself to raise a family.
posted by naju at 10:40 AM on April 7, 2013


Yeah, this gives me an insanely weird vibe. At first it's "oh cool, I love fan made lightsaber shorts" then it goes into the realization that irresponsibility showcased here as entertainment is horrific, just as Nelson notices, because idiot parents with "cool weapons lying around" do cause a lot of suffering in the real world. The kid losing his finger is at first glance funny but also deeply unsettling.

And the last little bit where they are taunting the kid by hovering it out in front, the message is definitely "look how stupid we are, we are taunting a kid with something that could cause severe injury."

But, you know, lightsabers don't kill people, people kill people, and if you train your kids to follow the 4 steps everything will be okay.

stop what they're doing
do not touch the lightsaber
leave the area where the lightsaber is
tell an adult right away

I think I'll stick to this sort of lightsaber short.
posted by M Edward at 10:43 AM on April 7, 2013 [3 favorites]


This highlights just how exactly shitty that one part of that one movie was. You know, where all those little kids with salad bowl helmets just stand around bored while holding frigging lightsabers. I mean, come on, they'd all have cut each other in half before Anakin ever got around to it.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:45 AM on April 7, 2013 [4 favorites]


needed Dramamine to watch this
posted by robbyrobs at 11:03 AM on April 7, 2013 [3 favorites]


An updated version of this classic gem.
posted by pwnguin at 11:06 AM on April 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


See, if dad was a real Jedi, he could have just pulled it out of his hand.
posted by 4ster at 11:07 AM on April 7, 2013


This is why you should always have a one armed man on call to teach them a lesson.
posted by arcticseal at 11:32 AM on April 7, 2013 [8 favorites]


The exuberant overacting in the first fifteen seconds was more than I could take.
posted by gallois at 11:36 AM on April 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


The exuberant overacting in the first fifteen seconds was more than I could take.

I couldn't watch much of the Star Wars prequels, either.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:22 PM on April 7, 2013 [7 favorites]


Lightsabers should only be used by responsible adults.

(Here's the original.)
posted by homunculus at 12:38 PM on April 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


This was pretty much how I felt when clumsy, immoderate teenaged Luke first activated Anakin's lightsaber in Ben's hut.
posted by dhartung at 12:45 PM on April 7, 2013


You can tell this was staged because of the kids laughing uncontrollably at that groaner.
posted by yaymukund at 2:10 PM on April 7, 2013


Note to camera operator: maybe lay off the chocolate covered espresso beans for a few days.
posted by ShutterBun at 2:27 PM on April 7, 2013


That was weirdly terrifying. I have no idea whether I was subconsciously getting the firearms vibe (I certainly wasn't thinking about it asa a metaphor for a gun while watching) Nelson mentions. I was thinking "my God, those things cut straight through flesh!"
posted by running order squabble fest at 4:09 PM on April 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


The "I know where it is!!", followed by the "Here you go!! [fling]" part is the most realistic part of the video. I confess that I've hit my dad square in the chest with tools/water from the hose/etc more than once when things got exciting.
posted by sideshow at 4:24 PM on April 7, 2013


Yeah the location and family vibe thing add to the confusion. It's like twilight's vampires doing a Brady Bunch remake in the house of Sirius Black after watching the Addams family, or something. But pretty well done...
posted by Namlit at 4:29 PM on April 7, 2013


You approach child from the back and you grab his wrist / hand. Then you control bad thing, and can more calmly and carefully remove bad thing from child. Amateurs.
posted by Meatbomb at 7:25 PM on April 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dr. Yoda usually teaches Jedi parents that the back of the knee is a toddler's weak spot.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:06 PM on April 7, 2013


This was what it was like when I found my then three-year old son with an open straight-edge razor.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 2:23 AM on April 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Nice house.
posted by kinnakeet at 5:14 AM on April 8, 2013


So, serious question, and I feel like this is a good place to ask it--what's the best light saber on the market these days? Force FX or Ultra Saber?
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:27 AM on April 8, 2013


Am I the only one more freaked out that they have a tall set of stairs with no gate? Letting toddlers play with light sabers is one thing, but falling down stairs is quite another. :)
posted by dgran at 8:16 AM on April 8, 2013


Serious lack of force pull. Or just force lift the baby so you can grab the sabre from behind.
posted by Samizdata at 10:00 AM on April 8, 2013


So, serious question, and I feel like this is a good place to ask it--what's the best light saber on the market these days? Force FX or Ultra Saber?

I would say Force FX for cosplay, Zultra Sabre for swordplay.
posted by ShutterBun at 5:11 PM on April 8, 2013


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