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[[caption-width-right:300:The farce is strong on this one!]]


Many shows have a few references to ''Franchise/StarWars''. It's a popular film series, so [[SmallReferencePools the majority of the audience is likely to understand it]]. However, some shows go a step further, and have an entire ''episode'' that revolves around references to ''Star Wars'', LukeIAmYourFather scenes, [[BigNo Big NOOOOOOOs]], and thinly-veiled [[CaptainErsatz Captain Ersatz]]es of [[DarthVaderClone Darth Vader.]] The focal or point-of-view character usually plays the part of Luke Skywalker, since episodes frequently take most references from primarily ''ANewHope'' and ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' ([[FirstInstallmentWins primarily the former]]).

The episode [[ParodySatirePastiche need not be a parody]], and in many cases is an {{Homage}}, and sometimes a full WholePlotReference.

The TropeNamer is ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' Magazine, who naturally created satires for all the movies in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise, listing them under the "May the Farce be With You Department".

Compare CharlieAndTheChocolateParody.

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[[folder:{{Anime}}/{{Manga}}]]
* ''ShinChan'' did this. The English dub added more in-jokes, but the episode itself is already riddled with sexual and toilet humor.
--> ''A long time ago, before WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy and WesternAnimation/RobotChicken, in a land far, far away if you tried to get there by swimming...''
* ''{{Manga/Gintama}}'' has not only one, but ''two'' entire story arc based around a ''Franchise/StarWars'' parody. Star Wars with japanese samurai and quirky aliens.
* The little-known series ''Anime/DottoKoniChan'' has an awesome parody of the three movies.
* The opening of ''ToLoveRu'' is blatant. And then {{subverted}}: TIE fighters don't have missiles. And they don't [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy hit the heroes.]]
* The copyright-content laden opening for ''{{Kuragehime}}'' has a brief Star Wars sequence as well.
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[[folder:{{Comics}}]]
* "[[http://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=D+2004-229 May The Farce Be With You]]", a DonaldDuck / MickeyMouse comic.
** Zé Carioca of all people also had one of these.
* MonicasGang had ''[[http://www.monica.com.br/ingles/comics/coelhada/welcome.htm Star Warp]]'' (in the original Portuguese, ''Coelhada nas Estrelas'' something like "Star Rabbit -[[ImprobableWeaponUser beating]]"), followed 11 years later by an ''Empire'' parody, ''O Feio Contra-Ataca'' (The Ugly Strikes Back), and 2 years later by ''O Retorno de Jedito'' (Return of the Jedito).
* SpiderMan had an [[TheElectricCompany Spidey Super Story]] featuring DoctorDoom as the obvious Vader, involving a giant metal planet. For some reason.
** And they also have a lightsaber duel. [[CrazyAwesome Because that's just awesome]].
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[[folder:{{Film}}]]
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' is built around this. (It also lampoons many other science-fiction franchises, including ''Franchise/StarTrek''.)
* Most films in the ViewAskewniverse have ''Franchise/StarWars'' references thanks to KevinSmith's [[OneOfUs geeky obsessions]]. Most evident in ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'' which has the title and features a lightsaber duel with Mark Hamill at its climax ("Don't [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] with the Jedi master, son!"), complete with his hand being cut off and him remarking "not again." The same film has a Carrie Fisher cameo, though her scene has no Star Wars references.
* There's a scene in ''Film/ReignOfFire'' where some of the survivors in a PostApocalyptic world with little left in the way of entertainment act out ''Star Wars'' to entertain the kids.
* The short film ''George Lucas in Love'' may be described as ''ShakespeareInLove'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Star Wars''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* A book in the children's series ''Space Brat'' spoofed this ("Planet of the Dips"). Among other things, there is a Yoda-like hermit in a swamp with a similar-sounding name, and his advice to the main character is "Use the farce, Blork!"
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[[folder:LiveActionTelevision]]
* An episode of ''{{That 70s Show}}'' was set when ''Franchise/StarWars'' was first in theaters (It wouldn't become ''Film/ANewHope'' until years later). Eric worries about losing Donna to another guy, resulting in a dream sequence that puts the cast in ''Star Wars''. The best part is Red as Obi-Wan: "Jedi Knight? More like Jedi [[CatchPhrase dumbass]]."(As a result it became one of Eric's defining gags.)
** Then there is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_KM2o9zgMY this]] scene where Billy Dee Williams (Lando Cardisian himself) plays a pastor who is into Star Wars just as much as Eric.
* "May the Source be with You" from ''Series/{{Quark}}'' is pretty much this.

* The dodgeball episode of ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' includes Cookie joining [[FaceHeelTurn The Dark Side]] and gaining a roboticized voice and heavy breathing from his dodge ball face shield, an Image Freeze echoing the end of the master-vs.apprentice fight in ''A New Hope'', and a dodgeball called The Force, among others.
* ''{{Spaced}}'' also featured numerous shot-for-shot parodies of moments in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies. They were particularly cutting about the prequel trilogy -- but ironically, because they had been so complementary about the original movies, they were granted the rights to use original music, etc in their parodies of the trilogies.
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' got in on the act when Mark Hamill was a guest on the show. He showed up as himself ''and'' Luke, with [=R2D2=], [=C3PO=] and Chewbacca along for the ride, while Piggy played Leia and Gonzo played Vader.
* The 1977 revival of [[RowanAndMartinsLaughIn Laugh-In]] ended with the tagline "May the Farce be with you."
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "[[Recap/CommunityS2E24ForAFewPaintballsMore For a Few Paintballs More]]" portrayed the GCC paintballers as the Rebels against the Empire of City College.
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* ''FoxTrot'' had an arc where Jason sent a script to George Lucas that had him inserted into the series as Luke's MartyStu younger brother. A later FoxTrot arc had Jason stuck inside his Darth Vader helmet until his dad rescued him. When Jason marveled at how his father was able to open the helmet, his dad commented that he had that problem with his Vader helmet during the original trilogy.
-->'''Jason''': Wait, you mean that you were a Star Wars fan before I was?
-->'''Dad''': Search your feelings, you know this to be true.
-->'''Jason''': [[BigNo NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!]]
* ''BloomCounty'' once had an extended dream sequence that parodied ''Franchise7StarWars'', with Binkley as Luke Skywalker and other cast members playing various ''Star Wars'' characters. Notably, this sequence parodied academic discussions of Star Wars more than the films themselves. Darth Vader was a pompous film scholar who decried the Star Wars films as "intellectual Jell-O" fit only for the slow-minded masses. Binkley (as Luke) responds by slicing him in two with a lightsaber, and quipping "Jedi Knights aren't fond of critics."
** [[HilariousInHindsight Even better]], the very next comic has George Lucas telling Binkley that they have six more films, and should get to them by 1998. In the collected edition, Berkeley Breathed remarks "[[ThePhantomMenace I was one year off.]]"
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[[folder:Radio]]
* LoZooDi105 has ''Merde Stellari'', "Star Shits".
* ''TheBurkissWay'' is an early example, parodying the first film shortly after its British premiere in 1978. ''Franchise/StarWars'' [Episode IV] is announced as "The biggest thing to hit America since UsefulNotes/GeraldFord fell out of his plane" and "more expensive than building real spaceships".
-->'''R2-D2''': ''(Bleeps)''
-->'''C-3PO''': If I could walk that way I wouldn't need the Castrol.
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-->'''Princess Leia''': Ben! Are you hit?
-->'''Obi-Wan Kenobi''': It's all right, I just have a small cut.
-->'''Princess Leia''': A small cut? ''Two and a quarter per cent''? You jammy devil!
* ''TheBobAndTomShow'' skit "Star Warts" was a RealTrailerFakeMovie for a porno version of the original trilogy.
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[[folder:VideoGames]]
* One module for the GameMaker ''Megazeux'' was entitled [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Oh No, Not Another Star Wars Parody!"]]
* The entire ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Star Wars]]'' series of video games could be seen as an officially licensed Star Wars parody.
* The ''SpaceQuest'' series has a number of ''Franchise/StarWars'' references, including a desert planet reminiscent of Tatooine which you crash your EscapePod on after your ship is captured by aliens, a defective R2-like droid, a Bow Tie fighter from the Cologne Wars on the garbage freighter in the third game, Imperial Probe Droid-like sentry bots, a [[LukeIAmYourFather Roger, I am Your Son]] revelation, Obi-wan and Darth Vader dueling in the back ground, et. al. The box for ''SQ 4'' even says "May the farce be with you!".
* A VERY old MS-DOS game (Flightmare, I believe it was called), displayed "May the farce be with you" upon quitting the game.
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[[folder:{{Webcomics}}]]
* ''UserFriendly'' did an arc "a long time ago, in another incarnation" parodying ''A New Hope'', with the Dust Puppy in the Luke role and the Crud Puppy in the Vader role. The Dust Puppy, however, takes a backseat to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_S._Raymond Eric S. Raymond]] ("May the Open Source be with you!") and Lan Solaris, cocky pilot of the Millennium Bug.
* ''[[http://3do.jediknight.net/dcm/archive.htm Diary of a Crazed Mimbanite]]''
* ''Webcomic/{{Worse}}'''s initial setting is a very ''Star Wars''-esque universe.
* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' is based on the premise of a group of [[TabletopGames tabletop gamers]] playing out the ''Star Wars'' movies (as of August 21st, 2013 just starting ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'') as a campaign in a generic science fiction game system, in a world where the actual ''Star Wars'' movies never existed.
* ''Webcomic/BlueMilkSpecial'' is a direct parody of the original trilogy. It is currently up to Return of the Jedi.
* ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'''s AnimatedAdaptation did a two-episode homage to ''Star Wars''.
* ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'''s second [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0234.htm movie parody arc]].
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* ''RobotChicken'' has had three ''Star Wars'' Specials building on skits from previous episodes.
* ''TheFairlyOddparents'' had an episode that combined original trilogy references with allusions to ''[[{{Prequel}} Attack of the Clones]]'' when Timmy wishes for a copy machine that makes things real. The "Abra-Catastrophe" special also had a limited example in the opening dream sequence. The show is littered with ''Star Wars'' references: another one was when Timmy was trying to win the "Dimmy Awards". One of the scenes he filmed was a parody of the scene where Skywalker was trying to blow up the Deathstar. Butch Hartman is a huge Star Wars fan. The "Wishology" trilogy even had the Cantina scene and Vicky dressing up as Leia.
* ''FamilyGuy'' did ''FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball'', a series of double-length specials that managed to cover the ''entire original trilogy''.
** With a TakeThat to the Prequel Trilogy at the end, where Peter breezily dismisses them with "Eh, I think ''TheClevelandShow'' is doing them."
* Done as part of the "Gonzo's Video Show" episode of ''MuppetBabies''.
* The final episode of ''PinkyAndTheBrain'' was a ''Star Wars'' parody featuring the cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', the show that it spun off from.
* ''TinyToonAdventures'' did this in "A Quack in the Quarks", its first regular episode in syndication. It was later brought into one of the SNES games.
* ''CodenameKidsNextDoor'' had one episode revolving around it. There was a parody of the Darth Vader fight on a catwalk and they even parodied "Use the Force" with "Use the soup." Another episode stole the trench run from ''A New Hope'', and another episode had a parody of the Death Star scene in Episode 4. On a gigantic [[IWasToldThereWouldBeCake cake]], no less. The episode's climax was a parody of the Super Star Destroyer's destruction - it really [[IncrediblyLamePun cut a slice into Father's plans]].
** The School Bus Imperial Walkers and the Sled Snowspeeders in a giant Hoth/Snow Day battle.
* ''FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' combined it with a superhero spoof--the villain turned Bloo into a Vader copy and made him fight Mac on a catwalk with a dramatic "unmasking".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' loves throwing in ''Franchise/StarWars'' references, but the second season episode "Love-Bheits" really takes it over the top and almost becomes nothing but a ''Star Wars'' parody episode. Nobody told the Baron that Dean in his Leia costume was a [[MemeticMutation trap]], though.
* The ''SuperMarioBros Super Show'' did one of these parodies, actually called 'Star Koopa'. It actually had Bowser as Darth Vader, the other characters as other ''Franchise/StarWars'' characters and 'Lightplungers'.
** [[SuperMarioGalaxy "May the Stars shine down on you..."]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' does this a ''lot'', although the line between parody and {{Homage}} is often hard to determine. Two episodes where this plays important parts of the plot are "The Scottsman Saves Jack" and "Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess".
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks The Chipmunks Go to the Movies]]'', in which each episode was a parody of a well-known film, never actually did a ''Franchise/StarWars'' episode, but there was a few seconds of ''Franchise/StarWars'' in the title sequence, with Alvin as Luke, Simon as [=C3PO=], Theodore as [=R2-D2=], and David as Darth Vader.
* The "Mayored to the Mob" episode of ''TheSimpsons'', thanks to AdamWesting guest voice MarkHamill, who spends about half the episode trying to convince everyone [[IAmNotSpock he is not Luke]] before giving in and playing along with a ''Franchise/StarWars''-reference-heavy adaptation of ''GuysAndDolls''. It has the number "Luke Be a Jedi Tonight". Need one say more?
--> Homer... use... the forks! [[ForkFencing Use the forks!]]
* In ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Boogie Frights", the Boogie Man launches a giant disco ball to eclipse the sun so that his fellow nightmare creatures can party in the daytime as well and terrorize humanity forever. The Powerpuff Girls fly out to the disco ball in a dead-on parody of the attack on the Death Star. In the end, Buttercup flies out of the sun like the Millennium Falcon, winging two demons on Bubbles' tail with her heat vision, allowing Bubbles to fire a heat-vision blast that destroys the [[strike: Death Star]] disco ball.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has been known to do this from time to time, the first reference being Hanukkah Zombie's preferred mode of transportation a TIE Fighter whose wings are shaped like Stars of David. Bonus points in that Hanukkah Zombie is voiced by MarkHamill.
* ''WebAnimation/RetardedAnimalBabies'' episode 13: "Abandon all Hope."
* ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Star Wars]]'' didn't just stop at video games. They have two half-hour episodes that aired on Cartoon Network as well. The episodes are full of comedy that takes full advantage of the Lego settings and in-jokes about the series, including the famous [[ReCut "Han shot first" debacle]].
--->'''C-3PO:''' I don't believe it. [[TheDogShotFirst Han shot first!]]\\
'''Han:''' Of course I shot first. Why wouldn't I?\\
'''C-3PO:''' [[LampshadeHanging That is a topic of great debate.]]
** '''The Padawan Menance''' involves a young boy named [[spoiler:Han Solo]] sneaking his way into a group of padawans touring the Galactic High Senate. HilarityEnsues as he soon gets involved with Yoda to recover Secret Battle Plans from Ventress. Meanwhile, C-3PO has to take care of the padawans, but soon finds himself in trouble with Jabba the Hutt. Darth Vader frequently interrupts the production by [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaking into the scene, only to have George Lucas tell him that he doesn't show up in this episode.]]
** '''The Empire Strikes Out''' takes place immediately after the end of ''A New Hope''. Before the Rebels have time to celebrate, Han and Leia head off to Naboo to ask Boss Nas for help in fighting the Empire. They both soon get washed away by waves of slobber. Luke heads to the capital city on Naboo, but finds himself getting chased by an army of fangirls. Meanwhile, Emperor Palpatine decides to go ahead and rebuild the Death Star, inviting Darth Maul to help out Darth Vader in building it. HilarityEnsues again as Darth Vader soon finds himself the ButtMonkey for the majority of the episode, including getting zapped by Jawas, repainted, and sold as a used droid.
--->'''Vader:''' Not one of my better days.
* ''WesternAnimation/HelloKittysFurryTaleTheater'' featured an episode based on Star Wars. Instead of lightsabers, it had fleasabers.
* In the wake of buying out Lucasfilm, Disney is working on an official Star Wars crossover parody on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' featuring the show's cast amidst the original characters.
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