May The Force Be with Our Sense of Humor
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There seems to be a disturbance in The Force.
Late night television just isn’t very funny anymore, for the most part. Yet, many rotations of the planet ago — and still once in rare while — they can produce some laughs, particularly when they’re celebrating or parodying the Star Wars universe.
In observance of May The Fourth here are some Star Wars themed segments back in a galaxy far, far away when comedy was priority in late night.
As many new women as they introduce in Star Wars, there will never be another Princess Leia, and Carrie Fisher (who excelled in making fun of her own foibles in her life) had a genuine sense of humor. We’ll start with her classic appearance on Saturday Night Live when she and Star Wars were still young:
Leia sings France Gall
A video made with footage from Saturday Night Live, featuring Carrie Fisher, Bill Murray, etc... and the song "Laisse tomber les filles" by France Gall. This...
Even amidst the changes, Star Wars parodies are still some of the better SNL sketches, and the best of the new era is Adam Driver’s appearance as Kylo Ren on Undercover Boss:
Star Wars Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base - SNL
Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) goes undercover as Matt, a radar technician, at Starkiller Base. [Season 41, 2016] #SNL Subscribe to SNL: https://goo.gl/tUsXwM Stream...
…and his “Where Are They Now” follow up:
Undercover Boss: Where Are They Now - SNL
Undercover Boss checks in with one of its more notorious bosses, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), to see if he kept his promise to change his company. Watch Star Wars...
When David Letterman was still David Letterman, his Top Ten Lists were a Late Night highlight. He even welcomed C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) and R2-D2 to help out with “Top Ten Things Never before Said in a Star Wars Film.” The Number One comment is worth the wait:
Jimmy Fallon is at his best when he focuses on music and not politics, and he and house band The Roots did an a capella tribute to the Star Wars Theme with a few cast members from newer and classic trilogies:
Jimmy Fallon, The Roots Star Wars The Force Awakens Cast Sing Star Wars Medley A Cappella
Jimmy y The Roots divierten con Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong'o, Carrie Fisher y Harrison Ford canta...
I never really watched Conan O’Brien much, but I always appreciated Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Here he is doing what he does best…pooping on pop culture at a premiere of the Star Wars prequel Attack of the Clones:
Triumph Attends The Premiere Of "Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones" - "Late Night With Conan O'Brien"
(Original air date: 05/17/02) Triumph poops on the superfans waiting in line to see the new "Star Wars" film. Watch the definitive collection of field pieces...
Whether you’re into the “Old School” Star Wars (like me), or enjoy the ever-expanding universe, remember The Force is always strongest with those us who keep a sense of humor.