Who knew Yoda hated seagulls so much...
We’ve been waiting nearly 40 years for a Star Wars musical, and we’ll probably be forced to wait a lot longer for the official (and inevitable) product.
But that doesn’t mean fans haven’t tried along the way.
For years, one of the funniest channels on YouTube has been Bad Lip Reading. Thanks to their team of incredibly talented video producers and contributors, BRL has amassed a library of parodies to some of the most popular films, trailers, and scenes in Hollywood history.
This past week, they went a step further by transforming Luke’s training on Dagobah into a full-on musical scene starring everyone’s favorite Jedi master, Yoda himself.
“SEAGULLS! (Stop It Now)”
Lip reading is actually an art form that not everybody has.
The good people at Bad Lip Reading exploit this skill to the extreme, picking up the finer intricacies of what our favorite characters might actually be saying between the lines.
Who knew that, amid their deep and revealing talk of the Force and balance in the galaxy, Luke and Yoda may very have spent a large amount of their time on the swamp planet of Dagobah talking about pesky seagulls?
Add some music, and BLR exposes just how painful and corny Yoda’s slapstick humor truly was in the second film of the original trilogy.
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You knew the ancient Jedi master was spritely, but you’ve never seen Yoda like this before.
Watch him jump, sing, and dance his way around his home and the swamps, all while torturing Luke and R2. You can’t deny that this is a pretty catchy beat, though. It sounds like it could be from Andy Grammer or Pharrell Williams.
As it turns out, this isn’t the only Star Wars-inspired music on the internet…
“Star Wars the Musical”??
Now that Disney virtually owns the Star Wars universe, er, galaxy, it would be even less surprising to see a stage or movie musical pop up inspired by the epic space opera.
Luckily for us, the internet has already gone there for us. Episode IV was reimagined as a Disney musical, complete with parody songs that any Disney or Star Wars fan is sure to appreciate… complete with hidden Mickeys!
Keep reading to watch the hysterical video in full!