This was an idea that I know has probably been done many times, but it also just would not leave my head when I was trying to come up with ideas for RICE 2023. I’ve been a Weird Al fan for about 30 years, and switching to the sequel trilogy with the prophetic line “I’ll be playing this part ’til I’m old and gray” was the entire payoff to the idea in my head.
The rest of the video is a bit less well executed, partly because there’s a lot less footage of Yoda in Empire and Jedi than I remember, and going back to the prequel trilogy just didn’t make sense with Luke being the narrator.
It didn’t get any finalist nominations in the competition, but got quite a few “wait, that was yours?” reactions when the editor reveals were made.
Video – Star Wars Episodes 4-6, 8-9
Audio – “Weird Al” Yankovic – Yoda
Completed February 2023