Raise your hand if you ever used Star Wars action figures to stage elaborate recreations of your favorite scenes. You know you did; we all did. For some of us “did” is probably the wrong tense. Don’t worry, no one’s judging, and you’re certainly not alone. To prove this point, here’s a video of Canadian comedian Colin Mochrie, a grown-ass man, reenacting his favorite scenes from George Lucas’ holy trilogy.
Mochrie, an alum of the improvisational comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, uses vintage Star Wars toys to put his own personal spin on a few of his beloved moments. I don’t remember the Han/Chewie/Leia dance number, but whatever, maybe that’s just me.
Mochrie’s humor is not for everybody. It’s cutesy, wacky, and overly precious in a way that starts to grate very quickly, but the man definitely loves his Star Wars. And who among us hasn’t wanted to add our own two cents to the script, thinking, “Here’s how I would have done it?” I used to augment my armies with G.I. Joe figures. That lead to some epic intergalactic struggles, to be sure. My Boba Fett and Darth Vader also found themselves, on more than one occasion, embroiled in a heated Red Dawn scenarios. In retrospect, that was just a strange mixture of references and genres, but you have to play the hand you got dealt.
This video was produced by stand-up comic Calwyn Shurgold for a monthly variety show called, strangely enough, The Shurgold Show.