Watch Weird Al, Rick Springfield And Others Awkwardly Try Out For Star Wars' Cantina Band

By Kelly West 2014-05-03 10:56:16discussion comments
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May the 4th be with you! Well, almost anyway. In anticipation of Star Wars Day, CollegeHumor put together a little "audition" session to fill a coveted spot in the cantina band. The artists who try out are all very familiar... "Chris Darthtry"? "Lliz Ph'Air"? "Muark Mcccccccccc' Wrath"? Where have we heard these names before?

Not only did CollegeHumor actually work with Disney and Lucasfilm on the Star Wars cantina set for this video, but as you probably noticed, they also enlisted the talents of a number of artists for the project, including Chris Daughtry, Ben Folds, Liz Phair, Reggie Watts, Mark McGrath, Jordin Sparks, Rick Springfield, Weird Al Yankovic, Lisa Loeb and mc chris.

While Liz Phair protested the galactic war, Lisa Loeb showed up with an extra eye (tucked behind her thick-rimmed three-eyed glasses). Rick Springfield showed up with the Force(field) on his side. And Jordin Sparks went into American Intergalactic Idol-mode.

CH also released a bunch of bonus footage, showing extended cuts of some of the auditions. Because you know you want to hear more of Stormtrooper Ben Folds' bluesy song about killing an Ewok ("You're a monster!")...



Thursday is wet armor night. Or it was, until people started getting too wet.

And here's mc chris trying to prove he's really Boba Fett...



Reggie Watts, Mark McGrath and Liz Phair also got bonus videos, but there doesn't appear to be anything extra for the former Idols (Daughtry and Jordan Sparks) or Rick Forcefield.

Also left out of the bonus round is Weird Al, but there is this oldie but goodie, the "The Saga Begins," Weird Al's Episode I parody, set to "American Pie," originally featured on his Running with Scissors album.



Get the latest on Star Wars: Episode VII here.

May the 4th be with you this Sunday!
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