In the history of cinema, we have seen few characters wiser than Yoda. In his debut during the events of The Empire Strikes Back, he proved that size doesn't matter, and looks can be deceiving, which is a valuable lesson for all of us to learn. However, a new video has just hit the web reimagining his wise teachings to Luke Skywalker as a hilariously bizarre song about seagulls. Check it out below to see all of the endlessly endearing weirdness for yourself.
The folks at Bad Lip Reading have produced some stellar videos over the course of the last few years, but this one might actually be their magnum opus. Reimagining Luke Skywalker's time with Yoda on Dagobah, the video follows the mismatched pair as the ancient Jedi master sings to a clearly annoyed Luke. Using the speech of the Yoda puppet as a template, the video features a voiceover that replaces the wise teachings of the alien warrior with utter nonsense about seagulls, logs giving birth to sticks, and getting hit in the neck with a hacky sack. It's undoubtedly one of the weirdest Star Wars related videos that we have ever seen on the Internet, but it's also that weirdness that makes it so utterly awesome.
It's also definitely worth noting that the actor who does the voice of Yoda in this video actually does a fairly strong impression of the iconic character. If Yoda winds up making an appearance in a future Star Wars movie, then I would like to suggest that Disney give this guy a chance to audition for the part if Frank Oz does not return. Just throwing it out there, Disney.
While this video is little more than harmless fun, it points to one of the best things about the Star Wars franchise. Over the last 40 years, the saga from the galaxy far, far away has become so ingrained in our culture that fans have started to create content to tie into it. From fan edits of the classic movies, to DIY crafting projects, and even hilarious songs like this, fans have immersed themselves in the Star Wars world and created their own tributes to George Lucas' legendary franchise. It serves as a definitive reminder that Star Wars has become far more than just a major film franchise over the years; it has also become a widely recognized and accepted cultural institution that many people have grown up with and contributed to.
With a ton of new Star Wars movies slated to debut over the course of the next few years, there will likely be plenty more Bad Lip Reading videos on the horizon very, very soon. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will hit theaters next month on December 16; make sure to check it out!