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If you're living somewhere within earshot of a radio (the internet, a television, someone humming nearby…), there's a good chance you're familiar with Gotye's hit single "Somebody That I Used To Know." While it's probably fair to say that the song has been thoroughly played out over the past few months, some Star Wars fans breathed a bit of new life into it when they created a Star Wars themed version that parodies Gotye's video and addresses a well known grudge.
Created by TeddieFilms and sung from the perspective of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader (featuring "George Lucas"), the song looks back - with angst and longing - at the Star Wars that we used to know, before the prequels and special editions came along.
"…and you'll never get a blu-ray of the Star Wars that you used to know!"
That line got me laughing and cringing all at once, I'll admit.
On the subject of Star Wars parodies….
As a child of the '80's (and adolescent of the '90's), song parodies will always make me think of Weird Al Yankovic. So naturally, the above video took my mind straight to Weird Al's amusing take on Episode I, "The Saga Begins." In case you haven't heard it (or it's been a while), here's that video…