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Although I love music of all kinds, parodies hold a special place in my heart. The combination of comedy and music rarely fails to get a smile on my face, and the best parodies can get stuck in my head more than the original. Also, there have been several times when I've heard of songs through their parodies (Ridin' Dirty from Weird Al's White and Nerdy is one example). This blog is dedicated to bringing you, my readers, an example of fine parodies. Enjoy!To understand this parody, you first have to have heard and seen the music video for the original.
Somebody That I Used to Know- Gotye
The Star Wars That I Used to Know
Unless you've been living in a closet, you've undoubtedly heard, or at least heard of Somebody That I Used to Know. The song tells the oft-told story of a man after a break up, but then goes on to tell the woman's side as well. Its music video, while somewhat creepy, successfully conveys the complicated emotions of the song. It is based on this framework that the parody makes its success.
The Star Wars That I Used to Know takes the same emotions of the original song, but channels them into the disdain of a Star Wars fan at the changes made to Star Wars with the prequel films and the special editions. Replacing the woman is George Lucas, who very accurately recreates the woman's movements and expressions. Overall, the parody retains the same feel of the original song, while adding a significant amount of humor. This parody accomplishes what most parodies try to do: feel the same while being unique.Stand-out Lines
"Now and then I think of all the times I've screwed fans over."
"You treat me like a wampa and I feel so cold."
"Jar Jar was an all-time low, what happened to the Star Wars that I used to know?"
Yes! someone else has heard of this besides me:) It reminded me of La Vida Yoda.
"The woman" in Gotye's video, is my compatriot, Kimbra...
I love the parody video, completely awesome!
It was kinda creepy at the beginning