There’s no denying the power of Star Wars to completely take over newsfeeds around the world, with the announcement of the majority of casting for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. It’s impossible to turn away from it, no matter where you go on the Internet. And while some have turned sour and embraced the Snark Side, we’re still celebrating over here at GFR. And there are few better ways to exude happiness and excitement than by watching Darth Vader dance to MC Hammer’s “You Can’t Touch This” and the Backstreet Boys. Few million ways, I mean. There are a few million ways to give off good vibes, but this will do for now.
The video above, and the ones below, were all taken from the Hyperspace Hoopla event that used to take place on a yearly basis during Star Wars Weekend at Disney theme parks. The summer weekend event kicks off next month, but with the park expansion and new focus on the upcoming sequel, Disney retired the Hoopla. I suppose fans will have to make due with appearances from Mark Hamill, who will presumably be fitting the gig into his Episode VII filming schedule, Darth Maul actor Ray Park, Chewbacca’s Peter Mayhew, Ahmed “Jar Jar Binks” Best, Ewok Warwick Davis, John Ratzenberger (he was in Empire Strikes Back, remember?), and a host of secondary actors from the films and recent animated series.
But there’s no reason to mourn the Hoopla when we still have all these great videos to sit around not dancing along with. The video below from last year’s event contains a large group dancing to Psy’s “Gangnam Style” mashed up with MC Hammer’s “2 Legit 2 Quit.” What is it with these guys and the Hammer?
If you’re looking for something a little more rock & roll, plus a bunch of terrible puns, the video below should get you through the day, with Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle” and AC/DC’s “Back in Black” getting their just Star Wars dance off rewards.
Chewbacca dancing to Outkast’s “Hey Ya” is sure to put a smile on your face, assuming you aren’t like me and still haven’t entirely recovered from the song’s overbearing radio play after it came out.
Now somebody just needs to create an app that will animate a Star Wars character dancing to whatever song you play for it. I want to make Lando get down to some Wu-Tang Clan.