The Empire Strikes Back Gets a Catchy Bad Lip Reading

Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back

Since the premiere of Star Wars in 1977 – later retitled as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – the franchise hasn’t stopped its expansion; not only on the big screen but also with TV series such as The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, video-games and a wide variety of merchandise, that go from action figures to even a Darth Vader toaster.

With seven episodes on the list and two more coming in the near future, and with an anthology series starting soon with Rogue One, the fandom keeps debating which Episode has been the best: is it The Empire Strikes Back? Return of the Jedi? or maybe The Force Awakens? Whichever you choose, it’s undeniable that The Empire Strikes Back was a game changer; not only due to the revelation of Darth Vader being Luke’s father but because it also introduced one of the franchise’s most popular characters - Yoda.

The Grand Master was introduced as a wise yet comical and senile character, and it’s this funny side which has inspired multiple memes and now even a very catchy song courtesy of Bad Lip Reading – who knew Yoda wasn’t so fond of seagulls?

Yoda Rides Luke's Back in Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back

The video uses footage from Luke’s encounter with Yoda in Dagobah during Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and his subsequent training – including those classic moments with Yoda riding on Luke's back as a “backpack while you run” and Luke standing in one hand while balancing Yoda on one foot and lifting “rocks with his special gift”.

R2D2, who stayed by Luke's side when crashing in Dagobah, didn’t save itself from Yoda’s “Seagull” song and was used by the Master as a drum set. In the end, all that Yoda was doing was warning Luke about the dangers of seagulls – not that he would need that kind of advice, but it’s appreciated, even if it put his patience to test.

Bad lip reading is always fun but if it includes a funny song with a catchy tune it can guarantee hours of entertainment – mainly because people won’t be able to take that song out of their minds in a while. Seagulls are definitely the least of Luke’s problems but who knows which kind of dangers he will face in Episodes VIII and IX.

Source: Bad Lip Reading

Key Release Dates
  • Star Wars: Rogue One / Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) release date: Dec 16, 2016
  • Star Wars 8/Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) release date: Dec 15, 2017
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) release date: May 25, 2018
  • Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019
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