Thursday, June 12, 2014

30 Days of Star Wars: Day 12

Star Wars Parodies


I love songs that make fun of my favorite movie franchise in the world.  First up is a cover of the Carley Rae Jeppson song "Call Me Maybe".  It's very catchy, and once you understand the words (which are provided below), it gets stuck in your head.  My favorite part?  From 2:16-2:25, of course!!  Whoever did this not only did a great job, but has an extensive knowledge of these movies.  I don't know if I could've done this!



I threw a wish in the well
Don't ask me, I'll never tell
I looked at you as it fell
And now you're in my way

I trade my soul for a wish
Credit and droids for a kiss
I wasn't looking for this
But now you're in my way

Your stare was holding ripped jeans
Skin was showing
Hot night
Wind was blowing
Where you think you're going baby?

CHORUS:
Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy
But here's my number, so call me maybe
It's hard to look right at you baby
But here's my number, so call me maybe

Hey, I just met you and this is crazy
But here's my number, so call me maybe
And all the other boys, try to chase me
But here's my number, so call me maybe

You took your time with the call, I took no time with the fall
You gave me nothing at all, but still you're in my way
I beg and borrow and steal
At first sight and it's real
I didn't know I would feel it, but it's in my way

Your stare was holding ripped jeans
Skin was showing
Hot night
Wind was blowing
Where you think you're going baby?

CHORUS

Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad
I missed you so bad, I missed you so, so bad
Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad
And you should know that, I missed you so, so, bad



Weird Al has always been great at doing parodies.  His version of Michael Jackson's "Bad"....."Fat", is known world wide.  Back when the Star Wars trilogy was released in theaters, and The Phantom Menace came out, he made parodies of both.  And they are hilarious!

First up, using the song "Copacabana" by Barry Manilow, here is The Star Wars Cantina. Click here to see the video, the words are below.  I'll warn you though:  this song is even more catchy than "Call Me Maybe"!  Then watch his song, "The Saga Begins", using the song "American Pie", by Don McClean which is a spoof of The Phantom Menace.  I laugh every time I hear these songs!
(Help me Obi-wan Kenobi, you're my only hope)
(Help me Obi-wan Kenobi, you're my only hope)
(R2-D2)
Her name was Leia, she was a princess,
with a danish on each ear, and Darth Vader drawing near
so R2-D2 found Ben Kenobi, (Obi-Wan)
He'd have to put the Death Star plans into the Rebellions hands,
So Luke and Obi-Wan had to get to Alderaan
So they stopped into Mos Eisly to have a drink with Han

At the Star Wars, Star Wars cantina
The weirdest creatures you've ever seena
Here at the Star Wars, Star Wars cantina,
music and blasters and old Jedi masters
at the Star Wars.

(Oona Koota Solo?)
His name was Solo (Han solo), he was a pilot
with a blaster at his side and a smile twelve parsecs wide,
there with Chewbacca, he was a Wookie,
They met with Luke and Obi-Wan about the Millennium Falcon,
docking bay ninety four(ninety four), stormtroopers at the door
With a flash of Bens lightsaber, now there's an arm on the floor

At the Star Wars, Star Wars cantina
The weirdest creatures you've ever seena
Here at the Star Wars, Star Wars cantina,
music and blasters and old Jedi masters
at the Star Wars. (Mos Eisly Spaceport, you will never
find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy,
we must be cautious)

His name was Yoda, he was a muppet.
Darth Vader was so bad and by the way he's Luke's dad,
Luke kissed his sister, his hand got cut off
In that galaxy far far away, Luke has had a lousy day,
Boba Fett was so mean, Jabba had bad hygiene,
Why didn't they all just relax, back on Tatooine

At the Star Wars, Star Wars cantina
The weirdest creatures you've ever seena
Here at the Star Wars, Star Wars cantina,
music and blasters and old Jedi masters
at the Star Wars. (The Force will be with you...always)



was a princess,



A long, long time ago
In a galaxy far away
Naboo was under an attack
And I thought me and Qui-Gon Jinn
Could talk the federation into
Maybe cutting them a little slack
But their response, it didn't thrill us
They locked the doors and tried to kill us
We escaped from that gas
Then met Jar Jar and Boss Nass
We took a bongo from the scene
And we went to Theed to see the Queen
We all wound up on Tatooine
That's where we found this boy...
CHORUS:
Oh my my this here Anakin guy
May be Vader someday later - now he's just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin' "Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi"
"Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi"

Did you know this junkyard slave
Isn't even old enough to shave
But he can use the Force, they say
Ahh, do you see him hitting on the queen
Though he's just nine and she's fourteen
Yah, he's probably gonna marry her someday
Well, I know he built C-3PO
And I've heard how fast his pod can go
And we were broke, it's true
So we made a wager or two
He was a prepubescent flyin' ace
And the minute Jabba started off that race
Well, I knew who would win first place
Oh yes, it was our boy

CHORUS

Now we finally got to Coruscant
The Jedi Council we knew would want
To see how good the boy could be
So we took him there and we told the tale
How his midi-chlorians were off the scale
And he might fulfill that prophecy
Oh, the Council was impressed, of course
Could he bring balance to the Force?
They interview the kid
Oh, training they forbid
Because Yoda sensed in him much fear
And Qui-Gon said "Now listen here"
"Just stick it in your pointy ear"
"I still will teach this boy"

CHORUS

We caught a ride back to Naboo
'Cause Queen Amidala wanted to
I frankly would've liked to stay
We all fought in that epic war
And it wasn't long at all before
Little Hotshot flew his plane and saved the day
And in the end some Gunguns died
Some ships blew up and some pilots fried
A lot of folks were croakin'
The battle droids were broken
And the Jedi I admire most
Met up with Darth Maul and now he's toast
Well, I'm still here and he's a ghost
I guess I'll train this boy

And I was singin' ...
My my this here Anakin guy
May be Vader someday later - now he's just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin' "Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi"
"Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi"

CHORUS

And finally, one of the best parodies ever.  The Piano Guys did a fantastic cover of some of the most well known songs from Star Wars.  This video also made The Piano Guys a household name.



 

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