Hip Hop Yoda
October 27, 2005 8:35 PM   Subscribe

The Yoda hip hop dance easter egg from the latest Star Wars DVD is posted at Google Video. 1 min long, flash video.
posted by jonson (54 comments total)

 
I'm curious where the clonetrooper on the right went off to.
posted by TwelveTwo at 8:40 PM on October 27, 2005


I like the way the stormtroopers bob their heads. Yoda is annoying. Cut him out. I want more bobble-headed stormtroopers.
posted by jefbla at 8:45 PM on October 27, 2005


but his cloth flows so semi-realistically!
posted by TwelveTwo at 8:46 PM on October 27, 2005


I think Lucas just found the last bit of my childhood he hadn't assraped yet.
posted by EarBucket at 8:58 PM on October 27, 2005


you guys are haters. that was awesome.
posted by spiderwire at 9:00 PM on October 27, 2005


good pick going with the roots for some yoda dancin'
posted by setanor at 9:02 PM on October 27, 2005


I prefer the breakdancing Transformers.
posted by jefbla at 9:05 PM on October 27, 2005


I agree, you are all haters. And you are wack.
posted by Pecinpah at 9:06 PM on October 27, 2005


another transformers link. :)
posted by spiderwire at 9:06 PM on October 27, 2005


but, are they def?
posted by spiderwire at 9:07 PM on October 27, 2005


::ducks and runs away::
posted by spiderwire at 9:07 PM on October 27, 2005


We'll have to ask them using ASL.

*rimshot, please*
posted by Pecinpah at 9:11 PM on October 27, 2005


I'll see your breakdancing transformers and raise you one car commercial.
posted by fatbobsmith at 9:13 PM on October 27, 2005


*requested rimshot*

Metafilter: You are all haters. And you are wack.


also. if there are anymore satirical breakdancing videos out there besides yoda, cars, and transformers, i would like to see them front-and-center, posthaste.

i feel like this is the sort of thread that i should see on friday night upon returning from the bars or something. must be a slow week. :)
posted by spiderwire at 9:17 PM on October 27, 2005


Even the Star Wars easter eggs suck. At least Lucas is consistently crappy. (Of course, I will watch each and every one of them.)
posted by brain_drain at 9:22 PM on October 27, 2005


Mmmhh.. haters are you all..yess..and wack you are! Now do not trouble again!
posted by Mr Bluesky at 9:24 PM on October 27, 2005


Nooooooooooooooooooooo!
posted by SirOmega at 9:25 PM on October 27, 2005


breakdancing not all that awesome but the frank oz outtake at the end is super great.
posted by damehex at 9:31 PM on October 27, 2005


Whack, it is. Loved it.
posted by Skygazer at 9:35 PM on October 27, 2005


This would have been much better if he'd done the Running Man, the Caterpillar, and the Cabbage Patch.
posted by keswick at 9:40 PM on October 27, 2005


and possibly the Robot.
posted by keswick at 9:41 PM on October 27, 2005


Who da man? YODA MAN!!
posted by Robot Johnny at 9:48 PM on October 27, 2005



posted by stokast at 9:57 PM on October 27, 2005


also. if there are anymore satirical breakdancing videos out there besides yoda, cars, and transformers, i would like to see them front-and-center, posthaste.

Does "breakdancing for the pope" fit the bill?
posted by Jon-o at 10:00 PM on October 27, 2005


Smooth. Yoda might have a shot as "America's Next Muppet."
posted by muckster at 10:21 PM on October 27, 2005


But what of Chewie?
posted by ed at 10:23 PM on October 27, 2005


I can't see Star Wars fans and hip-hop mixing that well.
posted by wfrgms at 10:25 PM on October 27, 2005


Okay, that Chewie one basically made me shit my pants. If we keep bickering enough, even more ridiculous things will show up.
posted by ScotchLynx at 10:46 PM on October 27, 2005


So...this isn't something a college kid produced in his dorm room? They actually made this at Skywalker Whateverthehell, or Industrial Light and Something? Don't these digital effects cost, like, forty bazillion dollars? And that's what they spend their time doing?

I think it's funny and all...but Lucas actually allows this?
posted by cribcage at 10:57 PM on October 27, 2005


Skygazer: i believe the preferred nomenclature is "wack."

ScotchLynx: If we keep bickering enough, even more ridiculous things will show up.

good!

oh, and jonson -- thanks for the 'haters' tag. this thread is going to kill my supreme court bid. sigh.
posted by spiderwire at 10:58 PM on October 27, 2005


Wow. That was poo.
posted by dobbs at 11:09 PM on October 27, 2005


NOOOOOOO-Locoster
posted by puke & cry at 11:33 PM on October 27, 2005 [1 favorite]


Loved the transformers. I love transformers, hip hop and star wars, but for me the transformers-hip hop crossover sits much more comfortably.
posted by nthdegx at 11:56 PM on October 27, 2005


Also the dancing was better :D
posted by nthdegx at 11:56 PM on October 27, 2005


Wow, who knew Lucas was so hep? Bet he has a swingin' hi-fi system in his "pad", too. He's just happening and really making the scene. If he can do something so "with it", I guess Star Wars doesn't blow after all. 23 Skiddoo!

Now where's my raccoon coat...
posted by George_Spiggott at 12:25 AM on October 28, 2005


23 Skiddoo, and Tyler too!

Wait...
posted by brundlefly at 1:05 AM on October 28, 2005


Touch this, you cannot.

Down, I shall break it.

Yoda time!!!!
posted by jonp72 at 1:10 AM on October 28, 2005


I just found out last night that the voice of Yoda, Frank Oz, also does the voices of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Sesame Street's Bert and Cookie Monster, and many other Muppet/Sesame Street characters.

He's also directed many films (among them Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and the remake of The Stepford Wives). When he directed The Score starring Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando, Brando insisted on Oz directing him in the voice of Miss Piggy, and Oz obliged.

I bet everyone else knew all about this, but I was so amazed to read about it last night...OK, that is all *slinks away*.
posted by Devils Slide at 1:50 AM on October 28, 2005


Well I see your official Citroen advert fatbobsmith, and raise you a spoof of it.
posted by DrDoberman at 4:50 AM on October 28, 2005


And in other news tonight, Voltron got totally served.

Can't believe no one posted that yet :).
posted by splice at 5:56 AM on October 28, 2005


This is better.

Previously here and here.
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 7:23 AM on October 28, 2005


I see your spoof DrDoberman and raise you a breakfast.
posted by Frasermoo at 7:36 AM on October 28, 2005


i want my soul back.
posted by acid freaking on the kitty at 7:53 AM on October 28, 2005


Frasermoo writes "I see your spoof DrDoberman and raise you a breakfast."

OK, that was really gross !!!
posted by gren at 7:56 AM on October 28, 2005


I see your spoof DrDoberman and raise you a breakfast.

OK, I know when I am beaten !!!
posted by DrDoberman at 8:43 AM on October 28, 2005


I bet everyone else knew all about this, but I was so amazed to read about it last night

Just FYI, he's also in the Blues Brothers (the scene at the beginning where Jake gets his belongs as he leaves jail) and reprises the role in Trading Places, when Louis is booked at the police station ("It's an o-pe-ra!")
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 8:49 AM on October 28, 2005


I think Lucas just found the last bit of my childhood he hadn't assraped yet.

I can't put it any better than that.
posted by jjb at 8:56 AM on October 28, 2005


Maybe next time they could spend more time making better movies as opposed to animating "hip-hop yoda". They might have actually sold me a DVD that way.
posted by thanatogenous at 9:47 AM on October 28, 2005


All that CGI and Yoda still can't dance. I still much prefer the puppet from Jedi.

Loved the Chewie link on this thread, though.
posted by Peter H at 10:37 AM on October 28, 2005


thanatogenous: Maybe next time they could spend more time making better movies as opposed to animating "hip-hop yoda". They might have actually sold me a DVD that way.

Or, in retrospect -- I think I would have preferred an entire movie of CGI Star Wars characters doing some really kickass breakdancing.
posted by spiderwire at 10:59 AM on October 28, 2005


rimshots? rimjobs!

Yoda should be able to pop lock way more krunk...
posted by Jeremy at 11:34 AM on October 28, 2005


Just FYI, he's also in the Blues Brothers (the scene at the beginning where Jake gets his belongs as he leaves jail) and reprises the role in Trading Places, when Louis is booked at the police station ("It's an o-pe-ra!")

Yeah, when I read about his cameos in John Landis' films I instantly pictured his face in The Blues Brothers.

Also:

"[Frank Oz] has appeared in many of Director John Landis's films, as a good luck charm of sorts. He did not appear in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), and Landis had plenty of bad luck during that film [Vic Morrow was decapitated by a helicopter rotor during filming]..." -- imdb
posted by Devils Slide at 12:03 PM on October 28, 2005


Served, you have been....
posted by Jeffy at 1:38 PM on October 28, 2005


come far from the dancing baby, we have.
posted by crunchland at 1:42 PM on October 28, 2005


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