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July 15, 2006 7:12 AM   Subscribe

Vader Sessions Don't be a hater. Heeere's Vader (YouTube)
posted by Arch_Stanton (34 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Lame.
I'm a hater
posted by adamrice at 7:22 AM on July 15, 2006


I don't get the whole Star Wars fan thing... Star Trek was so much more cool. Though Star Wars Gangsta Rap ruled.
posted by rolypolyman at 7:28 AM on July 15, 2006


Yea, I'm a Hater also, and I usually can at least guiltily chuckle at the Uber Nerdy stuff...
posted by WetherMan at 7:43 AM on July 15, 2006


rolypoly's flamebait is ignored!

neat concept, and lot's of work, but it didn't seem to hold together for me.
A little random with the clips they shove into Vader's mouth.

and how'd they avoid the 'Welcome to Verizon' soundbite as the star destroyer approached the death star?

does it get better in future episodes?
posted by Busithoth at 7:44 AM on July 15, 2006


Count me as Darth Hater. Tell it to finger, 'cause the hand don't even care!
posted by eriko at 7:49 AM on July 15, 2006


I laughed more than I thought I would . . . toward the end, when Vader chases the X Wings with the two pilots in black (as opposed to all the white storm troopers) he talks about "more black representation". It just killed me.
posted by aladfar at 7:59 AM on July 15, 2006


From the YouTube page:
This is by far the FUNNIEST thing ever made this side of the Milky Way!! It was created entirely by using the true voice of Vader, Mr. James Earl Jones HIMSELF!
I don't think so.
posted by birdherder at 8:09 AM on July 15, 2006


Picard's song and dance, it is not.
posted by jefgodesky at 8:10 AM on July 15, 2006


I thought it was awesome. The surreality of the comments was what did it for me. The way he talks to Tarkin about kissing a woman while Tarkin gives him that icy stare... it's like some sort of bad-boss-office-comedy.

AAAAAAAA+++++ WOULD BLOG THIS LINK AGAIN.
posted by GuyZero at 8:37 AM on July 15, 2006


I thought it was great, but why no Lion King bits?
posted by greytape at 8:39 AM on July 15, 2006


I don't think so.

You don't think it's actually James Earl Jones?
posted by grubi at 8:51 AM on July 15, 2006


tell me they used some Dr. Strangelove quotes for the tie fighter sequence, at least?
posted by Busithoth at 9:38 AM on July 15, 2006


Dang, I thought this post was going to be about Vader.
posted by NoMich at 9:49 AM on July 15, 2006


That was the single funniest star wars parody I've ever seen.

A++++ will watch again, oh yeah.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 9:54 AM on July 15, 2006


This is so much better. Click the link. I dare you. It's the best ever. What, are you chicken? Click it.
posted by loquacious at 9:56 AM on July 15, 2006


I'm mashed out.
posted by dhartung at 10:02 AM on July 15, 2006


loquacious, that was much better, thanks.
and this sums up my reaction to all, I think.
posted by Busithoth at 10:22 AM on July 15, 2006


I don't mean to hate, either. Some of these mashups are pretty funny.
posted by loquacious at 11:56 AM on July 15, 2006


hahaha this is awesome.
posted by Doorstop at 1:30 PM on July 15, 2006


This was fantastic. I don't know what's wrong with you whiners.
posted by stavrogin at 1:31 PM on July 15, 2006


I'm with stavrogin... I thought this was great. "Let's go for a stroll!"
posted by Robot Johnny at 2:13 PM on July 15, 2006


I think it's great. Not consistent, but some real high points... and, yes, I did LOL.
posted by chimaera at 7:42 PM on July 15, 2006


This is by far the FUNNIEST thing ever made this side of the Milky Way!! It was created entirely by using the true voice of Vader, Mr. James Earl Jones HIMSELF!

I don't think so.

Actually, it seems like the creator mined quotes from other of James Earl movies for the alternative dialogue. At the very beginning, when he's offering one million, two million, American dollars, thats straight from Coming to America, when Earl is playing the King of an African nation and offering to bribe Eddie Murphy's love interest's father to end the relationship. And later, twice, two different quotes from Field of Dreams are used, from the baseball quote to the "I want to be left alone" part.

On the whole, I found it rather amusing. Then again, I was once an intense Star Wars geek.
posted by Atreides at 5:54 AM on July 16, 2006


p.s. I think one of the best parts where they made Vader working his targeting computer into Vader changing channels on his radio in his TIE Advanced.
posted by Atreides at 5:55 AM on July 16, 2006


Actually, it seems like the creator mined quotes from other of James Earl movies for the alternative dialogue.

Jesus fuckin' duh on a popsicle stick. That was the whole point of the thing, Mr Insightful. It was recycled James Earl dialogue from other movies.

Christ. Where the fuck are we getting these people.

Anyway, the mashup was funny, and way more amusing than the animutationy thing that loquacious linked, in my humble. But these things are completely subjective, and so it goes.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:39 AM on July 16, 2006


I think the idea of getting old quotes from some of James Earl Jones other movies and incorporating them into Star Wars is inspired parody. However, they needed to expand their research to include Lion King and several other films of his to find the best punchlines for each SW moment. They didn't mine this for all it was worth. There should be a laugh every few seconds when at best there's maybe one a half minute on average. That's the problem with the Juggernaut Bitch sendup. It's a funny idea, but after about 30 seconds it gets old. If you don't keep with the funny, it just devolves into performance art.
posted by ZachsMind at 7:41 AM on July 16, 2006


Stavrosthewonderbird, since your reading comprehension doesn't seem to be as high powered as your snarkability, I was refuting an earlier post with that comment. I suppose if I start dropping swear words in my post, I'll become more socially acceptable or something.
posted by Atreides at 7:54 AM on July 16, 2006


I was amused, but I agree with there being lots of other James Earl Jones movie quotes that would have moved this from amusing to hilarious. I can think of several scenes in Lion King rife with potential.

Ah well. I'll toss my own personal favorite Vader/Emperor parody: "What the hell is an aluminum falcon?"
posted by nelleish at 8:08 AM on July 16, 2006


Metafilter: Jesus fuckin' duh on a popsicle stick.
posted by Western Infidels at 9:22 AM on July 16, 2006


Pretty rad.
posted by squirrel at 9:30 AM on July 16, 2006


Another gripe about YouTube, though: the codec quality SUCKS! They absolutely BUTCHERED the Darth Vader/Weirdo number.
posted by squirrel at 9:36 AM on July 16, 2006


Much too long for the joke. If it was 2 minutes long instead of almost 10, it would have been better.
posted by MythMaker at 11:32 AM on July 16, 2006


I thought it was great. Mind you, I skipped to the 7:30 mark after I got the joke, but it was certainly a worthwhile joke to get.
posted by Squid Voltaire at 10:56 AM on July 17, 2006


It was a little too long, but there were some great moments. Vader pontificating on baseball ("it reminds us of all that is good") and shooting down rebel fighters to the strains of Piano Man were some personal favorites. But I almost always laugh at Billy Joel references, so what do I know.
posted by maryh at 6:46 AM on August 4, 2006


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