22 November 2008 | Quinoa1984
great even if you've barely ever watched regular Robot Chicken!
This was fantastic, crazy, immature and joyfully stupid/joyously witty parody on all things Star Wars. What's great is that you don't need to be a Robot Chicken fan (though I'm sure it helps) or even have watched it very much to decide either way. If you like your parodies quick and skit-like and random and sometimes just dumb as hell, Robot Chicken: Star Wars is something of a minor masterpiece in the form. Seth Green's collage of classic bits from the movie redone, and then lampooned from all corners (there' "Dr. Ball" featuring the big black orb that tortured Princess Leia, there's Admiral Ackbar cereal, there's George W. Bush thinking he's a Jedi and pitting his "mind-trick" on a WMD question, there's even a running "gag" involving Jar-Jar becoming a "ghost" torturing Darth Vader). There's barely a moment when I didn't laugh out loud, or find something actually really funny and creative in its wit and, as a fan of the saga, obscure bits that only people who've seen the film 10 or 20 times would get (i.e. that blue guy playing the piano at Jabba's palace pushing an album wit songs like "I'm not an elephant!"), or just obvious gags that only come on late at night (i.e. Luke and Leia in bed, "This is so... wrong.")
Granted, it may take a certain sense of humor or just familiarity with the Star Wars films to get some of the gags- those who aren't keen on the prequels may not remember what midiclorians (sic) are let alone how the jokes lock in step in the show- but for those that get it, it's priceless. Only minor personal geek-type liability: no Yoda!