Friday, March 22nd, 2019

May the Fourth Be With You; SEW’s Favorite Star Wars Parodies


ABC News posted a story today, leading with the words, “Help me, Google, you’re my only hope … to figure out why everyone on the web is wishing each other a Happy Star Wars Day.”

It’s May 4th, which is unofficially Star Wars day. However, on the web we may as well agree that it is officially Star Wars day, as stats from Google Realtime prove its popularity. Just look at that search traffic spike!

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The best Star Wars reference made by the search marketing community in recent memory comes from the Google Adwords Thank You Video, when their contraption has some problems with it’s “thermal exhaust port”. Google really knew their audience when it came to this video – and played off the popular meme of parodying Star Wars.

Google Adwords – Thank You from PostPanic on Vimeo.

Below are SEW’s favorite Star Wars parodies and remixes. You may well have seen all of the videos listed, but if not, you are in for a treat. Be warned that swearing and ‘almost’ nudity follows, so if you are sensitive to that kind of thing you had better adjust your set.

Star Wars iPad Briefing
Almost everything Steve Jobs says gets remixed in some way on YouTube.

Darth Vader Being a Smartass
A golden oldie.

Star Wars Kid: Remix
The original and best remix of this video.

Man Killed in a Street Fight, Jedi Style
Pretty new! You might have missed this one, although it is disconcerting at first.

Chinese Lightsaber Duel
Yay for the Olympic remixes. If you like this, you’ll probably love these two Real Sumo fighting videos.

Star Wars Strip Show
Another golden oldie. The pause at the end is timeless.

Eddie Izzard – Death Star Canteen
Famous British comedian, and occasional Hollywood actor’s famous Darth Vader skit, visualized in lego.

Enjoy! If there are any Star Wars parodies not on this list, that should be, please leave a message and the URL in the comments.

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