Galaxies collided when "Robot Chicken" and George Lucas collaborated to bring two specials of hilarious "Star Wars" parodies as shown by these "Robot Chicken: Star Wars" quotes. "Star Wars" fans, whether they are a Padawan or a Jedi Master, will revel in the comical references and short-comings of this beloved franchise. And as fans of both "Star Wars" and "Robot Chicken," we have come up with our top five "Robot Chicken: Star Wars" parodies with our favorite quotes. Believe us, it was no easy task!
- "Good God man, I'm a doctor not a savage!" Taking on the feel of a 1970s medical television show like “Q,” and giving an impression of Dr. Leonard "Bones", Dr. Ball MD arrives in three different scenarios from the "Star Wars" films. He is first used for Princess Leia to tell the truth about the rebel base but Dr. Ball refuses and says that hilarious quote. He is also present at Padme’s final scene in “Revenge of the Sith” exclaiming, “She’s ‘lost the will to live’? What is your degree in? Poetry?! You sorry bunch of hippies! For God’s sake, don’t use the billions of dollars of medical equipment around us!” It is number one on the list, because who else could bring "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" together without causing an intergalactic space war, but the team of "Robot Chicken"? No one.
"What the hell is an Aluminum Falcon?" In this hilarious skit, Emperor Palpatine receives a collect phone call from Darth Vader who informs him that the Death Star has been blown up. Palpatine snaps at Vader: "What do you mean they, "blew up the Death Star? Oh, [bleep; bleep; bleep]! What the hell is an Aluminum Falcon?! ….I'm sorry, I thought my dark lord of the Sith could protect a small, thermal exhaust port that's only two meters wide!"
It makes this list as number two because we could not help but think that this conversation could have easily taken place between Palpatine and Darth Vader between “Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.”
- "Boring conversation anyway … Okay let's build this reactor!" Modeled after the scene where Han Solo, Chewy and Luke ambush the Prison Control Room to save Princess Leia, Han reports to the officials that there’s been a reactor leak. In the "Robot Chicken" parody, the officials say there isn’t a reactor on that floor. Pressured into the conversation, Han says he spoke to Dave Johnson. They get Dave on the phone who confirms there isn’t a reactor. Then Darth Vader is called and looks through the Death Star blueprints saying, “No, I don’t see a reactor. Might as well put one in. There’s always room for another reactor.” Finally, Han blasts the controls and says, “Boring conversation anyway. . .Okay let’s build this reactor!”
- "…And the Empire will be defeated by Ewoks!" In "Robot Chicken"’s climactic parody of the “Luke, I Am Your Father” scene from “Empire Strikes Back” (1986), Darth Vader tells his son everything: “And Princess Leia is your sister!” To which Luke replies, “That’s not true! That’s. . .improbable!” Vader goes on with, “And the Empire will be defeated by Ewoks!” Luke scoffs, “That’s very unlikely. . .” “And as a child, I built C-3PO!" Luke asks, “And the Force?", to which Vader says, "Well, that’s just microscopic bacteria in your bloodstream called midi-cholorian.” Luke responds, “If you’re not going to take this seriously, I’m out.” We chose this skit as the fourth on the list because it is a prime example of "Robot Chicken"’s creators poking fun at "Star Wars".
- "Mee-sa all sparkly glowy!" This is from a skit which reunites Darth Vader and Jar-Jar on the Death Star. Jar-Jar, with his irritating, noisy hysterics, annoys Darth Vader for the first and last time. Vader says, "Jar-Jar. Homey. My main man. Quickly, before the Separatists attack, get into the escape pod!" And Jar-Jar is blasted into outer space. Of course, when you think that is the end of Jar-Jar, he shows up in Vader's bedroom as a ghost, "Ani! Look! Yousa not gonna believe it! Meesa all sparkly glowy!" We wouldn't put it past "Robot Chicken"'s co-creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich to think of this as a fan commentary of just how annoying Jar-Jar was to audiences and critics alike.