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What is your favourie reference to Star Wars films in other shows (TV and Film)?

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Hey was wondering if anyone out there also had a favourite reference to Star Wars films in other pop culture - like TV and film.

For this record, this is mine - from Clerks, 1994 (dir Kevin Smith)

RANDAL
Which did you like better: Jedi or The Empire Strikes Back.
DANTE
(exasperated)Empire.
RANDAL
Blasphemy.
DANTE
Empire had the better ending: Luke gets his hand cut off, and finds out Vader's his father; Han gets frozen and taken away by Boba Fett. It ends on such a down note. And that's life-a series of downendings. All Jedi had was a bunch of Muppets.
RANDAL
There was something else going on in Jedi. I never noticed it until today.
RANDAL follows DANTE as he cleans up around the store.
DANTE
What's that?
A BLUE-COLLAR MAN half enters the door.
BLUE-COLLAR MAN
Are you open?
DANTE
Yeah. Come in.
He goes to the coffee machine and makes a cup of joe.
RANDAL
So they build another Death Star, right?
DANTE
Yeah.
RANDAL
Now the first one they built was completed and fully operational before the Rebels destroyed it.
DANTE
Luke blew it up. Give credit where it's due.
RANDAL
And the second one was still being built when they blew it up.
DANTE
Compliments of Lando Calrissian.
RANDAL
Something just never sat right with me the second time they destroyed it. I could never put my finger on it-something just wasn't right.
DANTE
And you figured it out?
RANDAL
Well, the thing is, the first Death Star was manned by the Imperial army-storm troopers, dignitaries- the only people onboard were Imperials.
DANTE
Basically.
RANDAL
So when they blew it up, no prob. Evil is punished.
DANTE
And the second time around...?
RANDAL
The second time around, it wasn't even finished yet. They were still under construction.
DANTE
So?
RANDAL
A construction job of that magnitude would require a helluva lot more man power than the Imperial army had to offer. I'll bet there were independent contractors working on that thing: plumbers, aluminum siders, roofers.
DANTE
Not just Imperials, is what you're getting at.
RANDAL
Exactly. In order to get it built quickly and quietly they'd hire anybody who could do the job. Do you think the average storm trooper knows how to install a toilet main? All they know is killing and white uniforms.
DANTE
All right, so even if independent contractors are working on the Death Star, why are you uneasy with its destruction?
RANDAL
All those innocent contractors hired to do a job were killed-casualties of a war they had nothing to do with. (notices Dante's confusion) All right, look-you're a roofer, and some juicy government contract comes your way; you got the wife and kids and the two-story insuburbia-this is a government contract, which means all sorts of benefits. All of a sudden these left-wing militants blast you with lasers and wipe out everyone within a three-mile radius. You didn't ask for that. You have no personal politics. You're just trying to scrape out a living.
The BLUE-COLLAR MAN joins them.
BLUE-COLLAR MAN
Excuse me. I don't mean to interrupt, but what were you talking about?
RANDAL
The ending of Return of the Jedi.
DANTE
My friend is trying to convince me that any contractors working on the uncompleted Death Star were innocent victims when the space station was destroyed by the rebels.
BLUE-COLLAR MAN
Well, I'm a contractor myself. I'm a roofer...(digs into pocket and produces business card)Dunn and Reddy Home Improvements. And speaking as a roofer, I can say that a roofer's personal politics come heavily into play when choosing jobs.
RANDAL
Like when?
BLUE-COLLAR MAN
Three months ago I was offered a job up in the hills. A beautiful house with tons of property. It was a simple reshingling job, but I was told that if it was finished within a day, my price would be doubled.Then I realized whose house it was.
DANTE
Whose house was it?
BLUE-COLLAR MAN
Dominick Bambino's.
RANDAL
"Babyface" Bambino? The gangster?
BLUE-COLLAR MAN
The same. The money was right, but the risk was too big. I knew who he was, and based on that, I passed the job on to a friend of mine.
DANTE
Based on personal politics.
BLUE-COLLAR MAN
Right. And that week, the Foresci family put a hit on Babyface's house. My friend was shot and killed. He wasn't even finished shingling.
RANDAL
No way!
BLUE-COLLAR MAN
(paying for coffee) I'm alive because I knew there were risks involved taking on that particular client. My friend wasn't so lucky.(pauses to reflect) You know, any contractor willing to work on that Death Star knew the risks. If they were killed, it was their own fault. A roofer listens to this... (taps his heart) not his wallet.
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No... the best SW refference ever has got to be in Toy Story 2:

Zurg: No, Buzz... I AM YOUR FATHER

Buzz: NOOOOOO!!!!

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The best reference, etc....is from the beginning of Chasing Amy....

Some quick quotes for yas.....

Holden: Lando Calrissian was a positive role model for blacks....he got to fly the Millennium Falcon!!!
Hooper-X: Man, FUCK Lando Calrissian!!

Hooper-X: and then there's Vader....the blackest brother in the galaxy, nubian motherfucker...
Banky: What's a Nubian?
Hooper-X: Shut the fuck up!!!

Hooper-X: ...and Jedi is the most insulting installment....in that film, Vader's beautiful black visage is soiled and underneath we see a feeble, white man.....they're saying that all black people wants to be white!!!
Banky: Well, don't they?

Sorry for the language....but that part has me on the floor everytime.....it is just too damn funny!!!
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Family Guy, Simpsons, & Futurama.

Too many to list.

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I've never seen Clerks, but that dialogue reminds me of something I've thought of before. Who's to say there are only Imperials in the first Death Star? They had a pretty extensive detention block. There had to have been other prisoners, right? And Luke, Han, and Chewie only rescued the princess. What about those other prisoners? Can you think of how worried they got when they started hearing all that gunfire?

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Family Guy, Simpsons, & Futurama.

Too many to list.


C'mon now

Surely listing them is the point here ...

How about this one from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, season 6, episode 9.

ANDREW: Hello, it's called knocking.

Spike backs Warren up against a pole.

SPIKE: Knock knock, robot boy. (knocks on Warren's head) Need you to look at my chip.
JONATHAN: Is that like, British slang or something? 'Cause we're not-
SPIKE: In my head, the chip in my head.
WARREN: We're kind of in the middle of something.
SPIKE: Well, you can play holodeck another time. Right now, I'm in charge.
WARREN: Yeah, what are you gonna do if we don't especially feel like maybe playing your-

Spike turns around, sees a display of action figures, reaches for one of them.

WARREN: What are, wait, what are you doing?

Spike picks up the Boba Fett action figure, removing it from its display stand.

SPIKE: Examine my chip, or else Mister... (pauses and turns to look at the label on the stand) ... Fett here is the first to die.

Spike holds the action figure in one hand and takes its head in the other hand in preparation to pull the head off. The Warren, Andrew and Johnathan look extremely nervous.

JONATHAN: Hey, all right, let's not, let's not do anything crazy here.
ANDREW: That's a limited edition, 1979 mint condition Boba Fett.

Spike grins, pretends to pull the head off.

WARREN: All right, dude ... chill. You can still make it right. You know you don't wanna do this.
SPIKE: What I want ... is answers, nimrod.
WARREN: Right. But you don't wanna hurt the Fett, 'cause man, you're *not* comin' back from that. You know, you don't just do that and walk away.
SPIKE: That right? Let's find out.

Spike fakes pulling the head off again. Warren yells in alarm.

WARREN: Wah, uh, one second.

Warren pulls the other geeks aside.

ANDREW: Dudes, I think that's Spike.
JONATHAN: Of course it is, and he's evil. Completely capable of removing that head.
WARREN: I'm gonna help him out.
JONATHAN: Are you sure we can trust him? I mean, we all have heads too.
WARREN: See, we help him, and he owes us one. See, we get Spike on our side, we get info on Buffy. And maybe, maybe we can even find a way to keep her out of Phase Two.
ANDREW: Jonathan's right, can we trust him?
WARREN: 'Course not. But alliances aren't about trust. See, he needs us, we need him. (nods) Well, that's how these things work.

In the background we see Spike pacing, playing with the action figure.

WARREN: I think we're ready. Agreed?
JONATHAN: Agreed.

Andrew looks over at Spike. Shot of Spike tossing the action figure in the air and catching it.

ANDREW: (to Warren) Do what you need to do.

Warren turns back to Spike.

WARREN: I think we can work something out. I'll take a look at your chip. It'll be a deal. We scratch your back, you scratch-
SPIKE: I'm not scratching your anything. You do what I tell you, that's the deal. Deal?
WARREN: (sighs) Deal.
SPIKE: Then let's go.

Spike tosses the action figure to Andrew as Spike and Warren move off. Andrew catches it and cradles it anxiously. Jonathan looks on with concern.

ANDREW: Oh! It's okay, it's okay. It'll be fine.


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By far Robot Chicken.

"Luke! I am your father!"

"That's not true! That's impossible!"

"... And princess Leia is your sister!"

"That's not true!... That's improbable!..."

"And the Empire will be defeated by Ewoks!"

"That's... highly unlikely."

A few minutes later. Luke is taking a smoke break, and Vader is leaning on the railing, sipping a cup of coffee.

"... And the force? That's just microscopic bacteria in your bloodstream called midichlorians."

"Ok, look, if you're not going to take this thing seriously, then I am out of here."








Oh, and the only thing that I'm against in the Clerks discussion is the fact that it was a "fully operation battlestation" prepped and waiting for the invading rebel fleet. And you think the empire would hire contractors? They had slaves to do that stuff.
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Space Balls anyone


Pizza the hut is the only thing I have ever seen on screen that made me gag...
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what i really like about star wars is that you can find so many references in other movies. so i'm kinda enjoying this thread.
i can think of only two at the mo:

dogma (i know i know yet another kevin smith flick):
Jay: I feel like I'm Han Solo, and you're Chewie, and she's Ben Kenobi, and we're in that fucked-up bar.

and the other one is from buffy, also from the three nerds:
(when Warren is back as a "ghost" and eggs Andrew on to send Jonathan to open a gate or sth, can't remember...)
Andrew: this boy is our only hope
Warren: no, there is another...
Andrew: Really?
Warren: nah, was only finishing the quote...

they are not the best ever references but they stuck with me somehow

and as anyone seen the "grocery store wars" video on the internet? it's a bit moralistic but a few things are really hilarious. i'll say only two words: ham solo...
"Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn't take Lorraine out that he'd melt my brain."
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By far Robot Chicken.

"Luke! I am your father!"

"That's not true! That's impossible!"

"... And princess Leia is your sister!"

"That's not true!... That's improbable!..."

"And the Empire will be defeated by Ewoks!"

"That's... highly unlikely."

A few minutes later. Luke is taking a smoke break, and Vader is leaning on the railing, sipping a cup of coffee.

"... And the force? That's just microscopic bacteria in your bloodstream called midichlorians."

"Ok, look, if you're not going to take this thing seriously, then I am out of here."
Robot Chicken also had a skit with Star Wars and Star Trek fans at a convention together. I thought that was quite good.

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and the other one is from buffy, also from the three nerds:
(when Warren is back as a "ghost" and eggs Andrew on to send Jonathan to open a gate or sth, can't remember...)
Andrew: this boy is our only hope
Warren: no, there is another...
Andrew: Really?
Warren: nah, was only finishing the quote...



The writers of Buffy and Angel seem to have a bit of a Star Wars fixation:

In Buffy in series 2, episode 3:

Here Spike is confronting Angel

Spike: You think you can fool me?! You were my sire, man! You were my... Yoda!

In Angel seies 2, episode 3 , Gunn talking to Wesley and Cordelia

Gunn: "You two? I find Deevak I'm gonna need more than C3po and 'stick figure Barbie' backing me up. No offence."
Wesley: "Very little taken."

And this is aside from the constant referencing by Warren, Johnathan and Andrew.

Hadn't seen the South Park reference until it appeared on these messageboards in another thread.

I like this bit:

Stan: Those rams can do to us what they will, Mr. Lucas, but we'll never stop trying to protect films. [Lucas looks at them]
Kyle: It's not too late to do what's right. Give us the print. There's still some good in you, Mr. Lucas. We know there is. [Lucas hangs his head in shame and turns away]
George Lucas: It is... too late for me, boys.

And Store Wars is brilliant!!!

The way Star Wars has become this all pervasive pop-culture thing just rocks.

BTW - here is an interesting article about fan activity and the SW universe ... "Quentin Tarantino's Star Wars?"
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(sorry too for the language):

"Just because the fuck has a library card, it doesn't make him Yoda"
- Detective David Mills
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How about the Friends episode where Ross' sex fantasy was for Rachel to where her hair in the Leia buns and wear the gold bikini while he humed the SW theme?

There are also some pretty funny references in Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me.

George Lucas was seduced by the dark side. The OOT ceased to exist in his mind and became the Special Editions...." "They're more maching now than movies. Twisted and evil."
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Mallrats!

Silent Bob
"Who is more the foolish, The fool or the fool that follows him"

"Hump, what hump?"
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Found another one - but can't say its a favourite due to the crappiness of the film.

Its in "Reign of Fire". I bet Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey would like to forget about this one...

A couple of the lead characters act out scenes from ESB, to a bunch of kids:

Child: Did you make that up?
Quinn Abercromby: Of course I did.



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The Simpsons

Homer: (walking out of a theater) I can't believe Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father.

Crowd waiting in line: Ah!

Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here, this is the war room!

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Hey - the more you look, the more you find.

The other night on Las Vegas (eeeeek! - hey I support the guys who are always trying to rip off the casino, power to them).

One of the conmen who is trying to beat the house (hey, does that sound familiar?) tries to cover his evil plans by pretending to be a geek (and therefore harmless - tell that that big softie Bill Gates). Signifer of geekdom - mention Star Wars.

Also a good reference in a show I like - Scrubs first season episode My Two Dads.
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It's not shakespeare, but I quite enjoyed Reign of Fire.
On-Topic: The muppet babies Star Wars episode.

War does not make one great.

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Since you guys already listed my top 5 favorites, here they are:

1. The Simpsons - Homer: (walking out of a theater) I can't believe Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father.
> Simply great and you had to love the crowds reaction to Homer telling Marge that. LOL
2. Buffy - Spike: You think you can fool me?! You were my sire, man! You were my... Yoda!
> Had to be one of the best Star Wars reference in that show. And boy, they had lots of them didn't they? Great show btw.
3. Chasing Amy - The quote Cable-X1 posted.
> That is simply great and then seeing the act play out is so freakin funny.
4. Friends - The post JennyS1138 referred to.
> Really great cause we saw Jennifer Anniston in the Leia outfit. Enough said.
5. Reign of Fire - The enactment that imperialProbeDroid was referring to.
> The performance was really great and seeing the kids reaction to it was great as well. The only thing that made it bad was what imperialProbeDroid referred to (but thought it was funny), but the preformance was pretty damn good. And in terms of the movie itself, I thought it was decent somewhat enjoyable, not good or bad either way.
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Originally posted by: Yoda Is Your Father
It's not shakespeare, but I quite enjoyed Reign of Fire.
On-Topic: The muppet babies Star Wars episode.



Yeah, I love that too. In fact, it was my first introduction to Star Wars.

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C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don’t exist… then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks… and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming… Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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I always liked the Chasing Amy comiccon reference as well. But I'm a big fan of the E.T. ref with Elliott showing E.T. his SW toys and how he plays with them. That was me as a kid (minus the alien friend, of course).
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south park episode where they make a special edition of raiders. Newer episode of family guy where peter goes blind from eating nickles and saves the bar tender and gets a medal star wars a new hope style. Family guy episode on dvd that was never aired on television where luke pokes meg's eye out with his light saber on accident doing cosmetic surgery.

“Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.

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^ That episode did air on Cartoon Network. It wasn't Meg's eye, though. It was one of those fantasy cutaway things after Lois forbade Meg from getting lasic surgery. Luke is about to use his lightsaber to perform it on a patient when Ben comes in and says, "Use the force, Luke." Luke replies, "But I was just gonna..." "Use the force!" Luke sighs and levitates the saber in the air where it comes down on the patient, going through the back of the head. "Are you happy?" Luke asks. "I'm never happy," Ben replies.

There is no lingerie in space…

C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don’t exist… then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks… and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming… Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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Originally posted by: Yoda Is Your Father
It's not shakespeare, but I quite enjoyed Reign of Fire.


Hey - there is a depth of "Reign of Fire" positive feeling going on here. I promise never to say anything bad about it again.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of my favourite shows BTW - precicely because it does things like refer to Star Wars.

This is a personal fave:

ANDREW: And then what? You think your little witch buddy's gonna stop with us? (Xander and Anya glaring at him) You saw her! She's a truck-driving Magic Mama! And we've got maybe seconds before Darth Rosenberg grinds everybody into Jawa-burgers, and not one of you bunch has the midichlorians to stop her.
XANDER: You've never had any tiny bit of sex, have you?

Will keep looking for some new quotes (that are not from Buffy ... ). Someone said there were some in Futurama - does anyone know what episode?
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