Weird Al Parody of Star Wars Before Star Wars Became a Parody of Star Wars

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“A refurbished Star Wars is on somewhere or everywhere. I have no intention of revisiting any galaxy. I shrivel inside each time it is mentioned. Twenty years ago, when the film was first shown, it had a freshness, also a sense of moral good and fun. Then I began to be uneasy at the influence it might be having. The bad penny first dropped in San Francisco when a sweet-faced boy of twelve told me proudly he had seen Star Wars over a hundred times. His elegant mother nodded with approval. Looking into the boys eyes I thought I detected little star-shells of madness beginning to form and I guess that one day they would explode.

‘I would love for you to do something for me,’ I said.

“Anything! Anything!’ the boy said rapturously.

‘You won’t like what I’m going to ask you to do.’ I said.

‘Anything, sir, anything!’

‘Well,’ I said, ‘do you think you could promise never to see Star Wars again?’

He bursts into tears. His mother drew herself up to an immense height. ‘What a dreadful thing to say to a child!’ she barked, and dragged the poor kid away. Maybe she was right but I just hope the lad, now in his thirties, is not living in a fantasy world of secondhand, childish banalities.”

Alec Guinness,  A Positively Final Appearance (1999)

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Comments

  1. Does any artist create classics like Weird Al? I say thee nay. A rare talent the Lord has blessed him with.

  2. Both my husband and I sing “party in the CIA” instead of whatever the real song is:

    As for Star Wars… got an email about the Han Solo movie coming out, this morning.

    Realized I have zero interest in seeing it. Before the prequels, I would’ve been chomping at the bit. Now? Eh. Even for being the Star Trek side of our mixed marriage, I’m blah.

  3. @Don – Truly you are a man of refined tastes. One of these days I’ll just have to find a way to GenCon and buy you a drink (and challenge you to a game – what’s your pleasure?).

    @Foxfier – Here you go.

  4. Don

    The clip is not only a good satire on “Star Wars,”: I think it is good send up on “miss American pie.”

  5. Chess is always good Nate.

    lol We only have a single weekend, Don. 😉

    Unless we play the Knightmare variant. I do have the whole thing.

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