Funny: Star Wars

Star Wars has inspired uncountable parodies, homages and spoofs, but the source material itself has some classic laughs as well.

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Unsorted and Other Examples:

The Original Trilogy
  • R2-D2 turning into a fire extinguisher. Also the scene in The Empire Strikes Back when he gets eaten and vomited up by a monster, and does the robot equivalent of vomiting in response.
  • Also from Empire: The scene where Yoda goes through Luke's supplies and fights R2-D2 over food.
  • And also from Empire: The Millenium Falcon is having trouble evading Imperial TIE Fighters. Han yells for Chewie to get him the hydrospanner. Chewie brings the tool tray over to Han's workplace (a hole in the floor). Han grabs the tool and ducks back down. The ship rocks, and the tool tray falls on Han's head.
  • When leaving Echo Base, Han goes into the cockpit and powers up the Falcon's engines; then they die, so he hits his fist against the control panel and they power up again.
  • "I'd just as soon kiss a Wookiee." "I can arrange that! You could use a good kiss!"
  • C-3P0: Sir, I'm not sure this asteroid is entirely stable.
    Han: I'm so glad you're around to tell us these things! Chewie, take the professor in the back and plug him into the hyperdrive.
  • Just as good as Obi-Wan's original Jedi Mind Trick in A New Hope is when Luke demonstrates the trick in Return of the Jedi, using it on Jabba the Hutt's Twi'lek major domo Bib Fortuna - because Fortuna is Speaking Simlish, but it's still perfectly clear what's going on.
  • Han's expression when he realized that Leia and Luke are twins.
  • The whole "C-3PO is an Ewok god" sequence, especially when the Ewoks misunderstand Threepio's instructions to free his friends.
    • Made even funnier when Luke starts laughing. He's been playing The Stoic the entire movie.
  • C-3PO narrating the whole Star Wars story to the Ewoks at the end of Episode VI, complete with sound effects.
    • The Ewoks reactions are priceless, especially the infants flinching away during the scary parts. Now remember Threepio in A New Hope, saying to Luke that he's "not very good at telling stories. Well, not in making them interesting, anyway."
  • Jabba holding a party on his sailbarge as he takes Luke, Han, and Chewie to the Sarlacc in Return of the Jedi.
    • R2-D2 repurposed to serve drinks was the best part.
    C3PO: R2! What are you doing here?
    R2-D2: Beep, beep, beep.
    C3PO: Yes, I can see you're serving drinks!
  • Darth Vader's arrival on the second Death Star.
    Commander: We shall double our efforts.
    Vader: I hope so, Commander, for your sake. The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am.
  • When Luke arrives at the cantina in Mos Eisley we are given a few shots of the... local fauna, where the least weird things are Rubber-Forehead Aliens. Then the barman points at them shouting, "We don't serve their kind here!". He then clarifies that he was talking about the droids.
    • Fridge Brilliance: The anti-droid prejudice is probably a holdover from the days of the Clone Wars, in which the Republic fought against the battle droids of the Trade Federation and Techno-Union Army.
    • That, or they don't have motor oil on the menu.
  • Han Solo's observation when they are in the garbage chute:
    Han Solo: One thing's for sure; we're all gonna be a lot thinner.
  • When the rebels are sneaking into the shield generator on Endor, and Luke tells Han to be careful so he is not seen. Han responds with a cocky, "Hey. It's me!" The look Luke and Leia exchange is priceless.
    • On a similar note, the enormously smug grin Han gives the Imperials after he tricks them into opening the door.
    • The Imperial officer sneering "You Rebel Scum!!", and the guy getting hit by a duffel bag that Han throws at him, causing him to topple over a railing and let out a Wilhelm Scream.
      • Casting Gag: That officer is none other than sound effects maestro Ben Burtt, who brought the Wilhelm back into prominence.
  • Another Threepio moment, from A New Hope.
    Han: Let him have it. It's not wise to upset a Wookiee.
    Threepio: But sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid.
    Han: That's 'cause droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that.
    Threepio: I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win.
    • Chewie sitting back during this discussion, clearly looking smug at this bit of information about his race.
  • One moment in Return of the Jedi is when the Han's squad, now teamed up with the Ewoks, begin their assault on the Death Star mk II's shield generator. Just as their figuring out how to deal with the guards without raising the alarm, one bold Ewok scurries onto the group. Just when the rebels think this is turning into a Leeroy Jenkins moment, he takes off on a stormtrooper's speeder bike, causing most of the guards to chase after him. Han's summation acts as the punchline;
    Han: Not bad for a little fuzzball - Now there's only one left.
  • Although only found in the script and novelization, there's something really amusing about the line "Ben reacts to Solo's stupid attempt to impress them with obvious misinformation".
  • During the first act of Return of the Jedi, Han and Luke have this exchange as they dragged out to face Jabba's wrath:
    Han: How we doing?
    Luke: Same as always.
    Han: That bad, huh?
  • A visually impaired Han trying to aim a blaster at the Sarlacc's tentacle, which is around Lando's leg and dragging them all into the pit, while the skiff is tipping over.
Lando: Wait, I thought you said you were blind!
Han: It's alright, I can see a lot better now.
  • Han's line "Threepio! You tell that slimy piece of worm-ridden filth he'll get no such pleasure from us!" is much funnier in the novelization, where he begins saying it while unknowingly facing the wrong way, then Chewbacca turns him around to face the sail barge so he can finish it.
    • And immediately following, Han asks "Right, Chewie?" Chewie shakes his head and growls an obvious, needs-no-translation "No."
  • This is sort of a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, but this conversation between Threepio and Artoo in Empire Strikes Back on Hoth is hysterical:
    Threepio: Don't try to blame me. I didn't tell you to turn on the thermal heater, I merely commented that it was freezing in the princess's chambers.
    Artoo: beep beep beep.
    Threepio: But it's supposed to be freezing! How we're going to dry out all her clothes, I'll never know, but -
    Artoo: *bleeps sourly*
    Threepio: Oh, switch off!
  • From The Empire Strikes Back, when they find out that the cave they landed in isn't a cave.
    Han: There's no time to discuss this in a committee!
    (3PO comes after them, then stumbles back down the hallway he came out of with a girly scream)
  • When Han and Leia are making out in the passageway onboard the Falcon, after while 3P0 ruins the moment by excitedly walking in on them and giving them some irrelevant news about the hyperdrive. Han's reaction to being cockblocked by a droid is hilarious.
  • More of a Hilarious in Hindsight moment, but in Ep. 4, A New Hope, after Leia is captured by storm troopers she, naturally having attitude, gives attitude to Vader. But if you think about it, Vader is Luke's father, right? And Luke and Leia are twins, right? So then that makes Vader Leia's father! She's backsassing her father!!!
  • In Return of the Jedi, after the Super Star Destroyer crashes into the Death Star, the Rebels on Admiral Ackbar's ship start cheering wildly. And if you listen carefully, you can hear someone exclaim, "DIE, DICKHEADS!"
    • Also hilarious is the reactions of Admiral Piett and a second observing officer on the Super Star Destroyer's bridge just before the A-wing crashes into it.
      Admiral Piett: Intensify the forward batteries, I don't want anything to get through.
      Officer 2: *Points at the incoming wildly-spinning A-wing*
      Officer 2: Too late!
      *Both dive away from the window*
  • Vader tells the bounty hunters that they're free to use any means at their disposal to find the Millennium Falcon, but he wants the passengers alive. "No disintegrations," he says, pointing right at Boba Fett as if to say, "This means you."
    • The best part is Fett's response- he just sorta looks down dejectedly, as if he were silently complaining.
  • In Empire, Yoda standing on Luke's feet when he's doing a handstand and telling him to concentrate as he levitating a rock. Then Luke's X-wing sinks deeper into the lake and Luke loses his balance and he falls and so does Yoda! Yoda: "Concen-TRAAAATE!. Yoda's expression as he falls and his pissed off look at Luke afterwards is hilarious!
  • When Luke tells the Emperor "Your overconfidence is your weakness" near the end of Return of the Jedi, the way Palpatine delivers the rebuttal "Your faith in your friends is yours" always makes it seem like he might as well have been saying "Yeah, well, your mother."
    • Robot Chicken had the same thought.
  • When Grand Moff Tarkin realizes Leia lied to him about the location of the rebel base. He's quite shocked and indignant considering he lied to her about not vaporizing her homeworld if she gave him that information.

The Prequel Trilogy
  • R2-D2 curb-stomping two super battle droids.
  • The bloopers from the prequels are utterly hilarious.
    • Liam Neeson taking out his lightsaber...only to lose his grip and send it flying over his shoulder.
    • In the Gungan scene, R2 falls over. The funniest part is that the animators bothered to animate Ahmed's reaction.
    • Yoda forgetting his lines.
    • Qui-Gon torturing Jar Jar.
    • "Let go of me."
    • Hayden breaking the handle of his speeder.
    • R2 getting stuck and Ewan McGregor going to help him.
    • Jango Fett tap-dancing with an umbrella is now canon.
      • He later slips while fighting and falls off camera.
    • If Hayden Christensen and Christopher Lee fighting with toy lightsabers wasn't funny enough, Hayden ends up tripping.
    • Hayden tripping during the chase scene, and then when leaving Padme's room. The guy has no luck.
    • "God, that's hot!"
    • Ewan dancing while driving a speeder.
    • "This is ridiculous! This is just a mean joke! This isn't part of the movie at all!"
    • C-3PO crashing into the set, and both Natalie and Ewan's reaction to it.
    • Samuel L. Jackson's many falls. "Oh my God, I'm awake! It's morning!"
    • Hayden going to the wrong door.
    • When Anakin is about to kill Dooku, instead of Palpatine yelling to Finish Him! it's some random guy. "He got the job!"

  • Darth Vader is such a smartass.
  • Pfft. That's nothing. [1].
  • This is what happens when Star Wars goes Totally Radical. It only gets better every year.
    • 2009's dance off got even crazier.
    • 2010 had Vader dancing with a Michael Jackson glove as a tribute to the late singer. The crowd went nuts.
    • 2011 got a much bigger stage to accommodate even more characters!
    • 2012 gets the gang dancing to "Sexy and I Know It", of all things!
    • The 2013 show, and the Grand Finale, gets everyone in on the fun. Cue Darth Maul free styling to a mashup of "Gangnam Style" and "Too Legit", Vader serenading Padme with "Locked out of Heaven", and a final scene featuring none other than the franchise's new emperor, Mickey Mouse.
  • You will never take Darth Vader or Soviet Russia seriously again.
  • "Prepare for weapons test!"
  • Salacious will be with you. Always.
  • The Star Wars Radio Play, which is performed by some of the voice acting industry's finest actors, which also crosses into Moment of Awesome.
  • The Star Tours opening commercial. Darth Vader wants to ride the Star Tours. It's not open. So he spends the day at Disneyland! Even funnier when it goes from the normal Imperial March to a whimsical variation! Then, there's the end.
  • Backstroke of the West. Just... this Translation Train Wreck of Revenge of the Sith is hilarious.
    • R2, do you is fucking?
    • He is in my behind!
    • Reaching the west of reaches... or as we call him, Darth Vader
    • The Presbyterian Church like enjoys you not
    • I should really feeds you all dog
    • The geography I stands compares you superior!
    • DO NOT WANT!
    • You are a sacrifice article that I cut up rough now
  • The White House's response to a petition to build the Death Star
  • Star Wars: Uncut has many such moments:
    • The text crawl at the beginning of the films... And then below that are the characters using chatroom names and criticizing the text crawl as if it were an actual online post and one even complimenting it.
    • When Obi Wan is giving Luke his lightsaber, it suddenly changes into a commercial format.
  • The behind-the-scenes documentary Empire of Dreams has the cast relate some pretty amusing moments from the film's production. One of the funniest is when Mark Hamill talks about the moment when the Executive Meddling just went a little too far. They got concerned that Chewbacca was not wearing any clothing, going so far as to suggest that he wear lederhosen . His summation of it became something of a meme and possibly the only reason why there is a page on pants in Wookieepedia at all.
    Mark: Of all the things to worry about...The wookiee has no pants.
    • The casting of Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca. According to Mayhew, his English-raised nature helped clinch the role: He stood up when George and Gary Kurtz arrived to meet him. Naturally, a seven-foot man standing up to greet you is quite significant.
  • About 18 minutes into this featurette (just as the credits start rolling), we have a funny unscripted moment with our heroes in the Ewoks' net.
  • It seems Han and Chewie had a falling out over Leia. Watch them argue on Jimmy Kimmel Live here.
  • Carrie Fisher roasting George Lucas at the reception for his AFI Lifetime Achievement Award
    And in conclusion, your honor, I hope I slept with you to get the job, because if not, who the Hell was that guy?
  • At last, we KNOW EMPEROR PALPATINE's name. What is it? Sheev!
  • This little series of videos....