Weird Al Parody of Star Wars Before Star Wars Became a Parody of Star Wars

“A refurbished Star Wars is on somewhere or everywhere. I have no intention of revisiting any galaxy. I shrivel inside each time it is mentioned. Twenty years ago, when the film was first shown, it had a freshness, also a sense of moral good and fun. Then I began to be uneasy at the influence it might be having. The bad penny first dropped in San Francisco when a sweet-faced boy of twelve told me proudly he had seen Star Wars over a hundred times. His elegant mother nodded with approval. Looking into the boys eyes I thought I detected little star-shells of madness beginning to form and I guess that one day they would explode.

‘I would love for you to do something for me,’ I said.

“Anything! Anything!’ the boy said rapturously.

‘You won’t like what I’m going to ask you to do.’ I said.

‘Anything, sir, anything!’

‘Well,’ I said, ‘do you think you could promise never to see Star Wars again?’

He bursts into tears. His mother drew herself up to an immense height. ‘What a dreadful thing to say to a child!’ she barked, and dragged the poor kid away. Maybe she was right but I just hope the lad, now in his thirties, is not living in a fantasy world of secondhand, childish banalities.”

Alec Guinness,  A Positively Final Appearance (1999)






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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.


  1. Does any artist create classics like Weird Al? I say thee nay. A rare talent the Lord has blessed him with.

  2. Both my husband and I sing “party in the CIA” instead of whatever the real song is:

    As for Star Wars… got an email about the Han Solo movie coming out, this morning.

    Realized I have zero interest in seeing it. Before the prequels, I would’ve been chomping at the bit. Now? Eh. Even for being the Star Trek side of our mixed marriage, I’m blah.

  3. @Don – Truly you are a man of refined tastes. One of these days I’ll just have to find a way to GenCon and buy you a drink (and challenge you to a game – what’s your pleasure?).

    @Foxfier – Here you go.

  4. Don

    The clip is not only a good satire on “Star Wars,”: I think it is good send up on “miss American pie.”

  5. Chess is always good Nate.

    lol We only have a single weekend, Don. 😉

    Unless we play the Knightmare variant. I do have the whole thing.

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