To wait for the arrival of Episode VII in the company of Mel Brooks, Griffin and the many who have had the audacity to laugh at the myth.
“May the effort always be with you-oi-oi.”, So echoed the words of the venerable Yogurt played by Mel Brooksalso director of the very famous Space bales 1987. Four years after the conclusion of the original trilogy of Star Warsa professional of desecrating satire had dared to joke about the characters made immortal by George Lucas. and with global success! Today the trilogies have increased, and we are excitedly waiting to be able to relive those emotions for the third time. But in the last thirty years many things have changed, and many have tried to make their own version – all to laugh about – of The Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi, or their sequels. The awakening of the force included. After remembered the baddest of the saga or anticipated the next Episode VIIlet’s find out who had the most imagination and humor, or what were the funniest quotes, transformations and parodies seen at the cinema, on TV or on the net
Impossible not to start from here, as mentioned. A milestone for all fans of the Star Wars saga that over the years has shown that it can age beautifully. And with her the various Lonely Star, Princess Wasp, the can-man by John Candy or Yabba’s alter ego, Pizza Margherita. In addition of course to the wonderful Lord Helmet by Rick Moranis, as iconic as the equally black Darth Vader. A version at times very faithful in which references are also mixed to other important sagas of the 70s and 80s.
THE FAMILY GUY TRILOGY
Or to be exact Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy, the reinterpretation of the first Trilogy according to the Family Guy by Seth MacFarlane. Maybe in 2007 they weren’t expecting to garner so much acclaim with Blue Harvest (the first chapter, directly inspired by Star Wars), but the subsequent special episodes of the animated sitcom Something, Something, Something, Dark Side (2010) and It’s a Trap! of 2011 (in which the Jedi training at ‘Rocky’ remains unforgettable) completed the work. Pleasing legions of fans – of MacFarlane and George Lucas & Co. – increasingly demanding!
ROBOT CHICKEN: STAR WARS
Another famous trilogy is that of 2008 made by the Robot Chicken team. Stop motion animated television series, known for its parodies and born from the fantasy of Seth Green in 2005, the decision to dedicate three individual films to the Star Wars saga caused a certain sensation. And from the Adult Swim network to the network – where it is universally regarded one of the funniest and most successful gifts (also due to the mixture with political news) – the step was really short.
Although ‘short’, the 1977 film rightfully earns a place on the podium thanks to the recommendation of Lucas himself, who called it his favorite parody. Perhaps because the first, having arrived only seven months after Episode IV, perhaps for the same ability to make a ‘wedding with dried figs’ of that film. Fluke Starbucker, Chewchilla the Wookiee, Ham Salad and Augie “Ben” Doggie are the unlikely characters chosen to tell us about the events that took place “meanwhile – in another part of the galaxy – on the same day” (as per inipit).
From Wookie to Cookie the step is short, and speaking of ‘Cookie Monsters’ could not miss one parody signed Sesame Streetthis time set in a “Galaxy of milk and biscuits”. The rebels this time are led by Princess Parfaita, by the young Luke Piewalker (Pie is “pie” in English), a ‘cannibal’ Flan Solo and Chewie – in fact – ‘the Cookie’. Here too, it’s only five minutes, in which however There is time to see a black death kitchen timer version, cruel whisks, biscuit ships and the fearsome Dark Baker. Although the strength of the cookies could defeat the advice / mantra ‘Use the Four’.
In the singular it is one of the most common children’s games (in which you try to crush the opponent’s thumb holding hands), but in the plural – and thanks to the genius of Steve Oedekerk, director of Kung Pow and longtime partner of Jim Carrey – becomes one of the most recent parodies. Surely one of the few dedicated to the second trilogy, with the The Phantom Cuticle from 1999 in which ‘the Evil Thumbpire’ is opposed to the fighters of the ‘Thumbellion Resistance’.
CHAD VADER: DAY SHIFT MANAGER
Less fortunate than others, although with greater and better intentions of various shorts and sketches, the web series created by Aaron Yonda and Matt Sloan was canceled from Channel 101 after the second episode produced. But luckily the story found space – and followers – online, where its popularity grew. As was inevitable, given that the blackest Sith character struggling with shifts and with customers of the Empire Market supermarket it is something irresistible. And awarded, including with an Official Star Wars Fan Film Award.
SIMPSONS, SNL AND THE OTHER QUOTES …
Family Guy have dedicated three special episodes to him, but the heroes of the ‘distant galaxy’ have also appeared in the Simpson – with more or less explicit references and ‘cameos’ in about ninety episodes, distributed in all seasons – not to mention other programs of various kinds. Above all the very popular Saturday Night Livewho recently played with an ‘unreleased’ behind the scenes and definitely made fun of the return of the ‘old’ heroes in the new film.
But without forgetting Troops (a parody of Fox’s docu-fiction Cops), space travel by Doraemon and his friends (Nobita Drifts in the Universe and related) and the many references in the movies Austin Powers: The spy who tried And Toy Story 2 (the famous line “I Am Your Father” appears in both), Harry in pieces by Woody Allen (fabulous the Star Wars themed Bar Mitzvah in which we are suddenly dragged), Jennifer Aniston in Sexy Leila version in the episode of Friends Princess Leia and the golden bikini of July 13, 1998 and versions LEGO of the Millenium Falcon (in the 2014 film) or famous images of the aforementioned Spaceballs.
Difficult in these cases to separate the Fan Art ‘common’ from famous Fan creations, we might as well not worry about it and mention the animated film as much How the Sith Stole Christmas of December 2002 (in which the Emperor’s plans to invade the North Pole and take Santa Claus prisoner are revealed) as much as the Disney Parody which we show you below. Before closing with a very special version of the award-winning Let it Go of Frozen.