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July 9, 2008 6:04 PM   Subscribe

Not literate analysis. Not a fresh insight into a perennial problem ransacking the world. Not an obituary. But ... well ... Chewbacca dancing with a Jawa to "Footloose", Leia singing to Padme that "mommy dear, girls just want to have fun" (with a Gamorrean Guard with a red-haired fright wig), and were I to tell you the third ...

... that'd spoil it, but suffice it to say the heavy breathing's well-suited to that number. Then, next up, we have the prior year, where a pair of star-crossed siblings who oddly give off a Donny & Marie-type vibe, and a couple of exes meet up and sound off. And if you've chafed at your childhood memories being ransacked in such an amateur fashion, then have them professionally assassinated by LucasFilm in CGI. If you need an antacid after all that, this really isn't half-bad (it really needs to be seen larger for the scale of it, but that link's a download). (And here's a few more antacids.)
posted by WCityMike (16 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
(I'm just sayin', you ain't gonna usually run across a Rancor dancing to Chumbawumba.)
posted by WCityMike at 6:07 PM on July 9, 2008


Fortunately George Lucas' latest Indiana Jones saga gave us the term "nuke the fridge" to describe this Star Wars dance phenomenon.
posted by Frank Grimes at 6:26 PM on July 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


These were not the nerds I was looking for.
posted by PlusDistance at 6:29 PM on July 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


If you watch a lot of the Cantina Crawls (the "antacid" links), it's really funny (in a mocking-funny sense) how they go from very lighthearted fun ("Hot Hot Hot", etc.) to "we're quite serious people" ("True Colors") to very indignant and self-righteous ("we is bein' repressed by the Evil Corporation!").
posted by WCityMike at 6:31 PM on July 9, 2008


I dunno. I thought it was awesome.
posted by ericales at 6:31 PM on July 9, 2008


Thank you very much for posting this. I needed a laugh very badly as I was having a terrible afternoon and this provided many.
posted by FritoKAL at 6:47 PM on July 9, 2008


I'm happy that all my undergrad drama friends are gainfully employed. Keep reaching for the stars, y'all!
posted by milquetoast at 7:11 PM on July 9, 2008


Same planet, different worlds.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:25 PM on July 9, 2008


that's some goofball fun right there.

although when i see storm troopers dancing, all i can think of is the musical edition of star wars, which had tap-dancing stormtroopers.
posted by rmd1023 at 8:40 PM on July 9, 2008


It felt cheesy and wrong and I wanted to look away. But I just HAD to know what that 3rd one featuring Vader was. Out of mere reflex, I smiled and actually clapped out loud for a second.

I'm starting to think Disney bought my soul as a child and controls my smile via remote. But maybe this video helped me to realize that important fact.
posted by revmitcz at 8:50 PM on July 9, 2008


Crazy.
posted by phoque at 9:51 PM on July 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Darth Vogue!
posted by darkstar at 12:10 AM on July 10, 2008


Thanks for the post, especially that third bit in the first video was great. Although now I want to see storm troopers line dancing, or perhaps doing one of those silly Riverdance things. I guess the closest the internet has gotten to that so far is the R2D2 Chorus Line.
posted by bjrn at 1:11 AM on July 10, 2008


bjrn, your wish is my command: Stormtroopers linedancing. With Bill Shatner, even.
posted by WCityMike at 8:21 AM on July 10, 2008


god. this is worse than the christmas special.
posted by smoothvirus at 4:29 PM on July 10, 2008


smoothvirus: "god. this is worse than the christmas special."

NOTHING is worse than Carrie Fisher singing to the tune of Star Wars. Nothing.
posted by WCityMike at 8:51 AM on July 11, 2008


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