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Have You Seen This? Bad lip reading with Yoda

Posted November 28

DEGOBAH SYSTEM — If you have never experienced the joy that is the YouTube channel Bad Lip Reading, it is high time you did.

If you aren’t familiar with this channel, the concept is simple.The creator takes clips from news, sports, pop culture, and classic movie scenes and redoes the dialogue with really bad lip reading. In his own words, he “puts words into other people’s mouths.”

His latest video, titled “Seagulls! (Stop It Now),” takes us back to “The Empire Strikes Back” in the original Star Wars trilogy. While this should be the series of scenes where Yoda is wisely instructing and training Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Jedi, it is instead a cautionary tale of seagull problems that Yoda faced the last time he went to the beach.

It is silly, but it is also funny and entertaining in a way that only the internet can give us. Plus the hummed bridges are extremely catchy, and you may find you have it stuck in your head for hours, if not days.

Keep your ears peeled for Yoda’s drum solo played upon the loveable (if not slightly abused) R2-D2, for Luke’s American Idol-esque review of Yoda’s sweet ditty, and for my favorite part, Yoda’s menacing threats toward his supposed protege.

Visit Bad Lip Reading’s YouTube channel to see more videos about Star Wars, politics, sports, TV, and movies.

Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about. Follow her on Twitter at @monstergar.

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