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->[''Homer fighting with some gangsters'']
->'''Creator/MarkHamill:''' [''strained''] Homer, use the for...
->'''Homer:''' The Force?
->'''Mark:''' The '''forks'''! Use the forks!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[https://youtu.be/hiX9nbI56DI?t=76 "Mayored to the Mob"]]

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 ''Film/ANewHope'' and ''Film/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.

Compare WhereNoParodyHasGoneBefore and CharlieAndTheChocolateParody.


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__CTejhHZSU This commercial]] from Duracell, inspired by ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', featuring two siblings in their ImagineSpot.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'' 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. Ironically, it got the basic idea of the films down: japanese samurai (what the Jedi were based off of), a vaguely retro-futuristic setting, and quirky aliens.
* The little-known series ''Anime/DottoKoniChan'' has an awesome parody of the three movies.
* The opening of ''Manga/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 ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'' has a brief ''Star Wars'' sequence as well.
* Happens in ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''--though, in this case, all of the characters involved are about the size of mice, and the day is saved not by the Force, but [[spoiler: Gian and Suneo accidentally breaking the Imperial Star Destroyer-equivalent while playing baseball]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* "[[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.
** There's also [[http://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=I+TL+1846-AP a 1991 Italian Mickey comic]] which basically retells the story of the first movie, with Mickey and Goofy both taking the role of Luke, and getting dragged into a war between an evil empire and a small rebellion.
* ComicBook/MonicasGang had ''[[https://web.archive.org/web/20050926043816/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'' (Frayder[[note]]the title refers to the gang's usual BigBad, Captain Fray, who plays the role of Darth Vader in this story, as "Dork Frayder"[[/note]] Strikes Back), and 2 years later by ''O Retorno de Jedito'' (Return of the Jedito). Then just in time for Episode VII, came the first of the prequels, ''A Trapaça Fantasma'' (The Phantom Mess-Up, as in a swindle).
* Franchise/SpiderMan had an [[Series/TheElectricCompany1971 Spidey Super Story]] featuring Doctor Doom 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]].

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/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!!!!]]
* ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' once had an extended dream sequence that parodied ''Franchise/StarWars'', 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 "[[Film/ThePhantomMenace I was one year off.]]"
** While Cutter John and the animals usually rode around in his wheelchair playing ''Franchise/StarTrek'', one Sunday strip involved them playing a variation of ''Franchise/StarWars'' (with Opus wearing "Luke" on his helmet) to take a shot at the recent breakup of the Bell System, with a reminder that the former parent company, AT&T, was [[http://s16.postimg.org/kek53bijn/deathstar.jpg still out there]]. The strip helped to codify the [[IconicLogo Saul Bass-designed AT&T globe logo]]'s nickname, [[FanNickname the Death Star]].

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The ShortFilm ''Film/HardwareWars'' replaces all of the ships, and some of the characters, with household appliances and tools. The tagline even quotes the trope name.
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' is built around this. (It also lampoons many other science-fiction franchises, including ''Franchise/StarTrek''.)
* Most films in Film/TheViewAskewniverse have ''Franchise/StarWars'' references thanks to Creator/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 ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''Star Wars''.
* Done within the ''Star Wars'' franchise itself with ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', which reuses the general structure and many plot points from ''A New Hope'' and features its main characters in supporting roles after a TimeSkip. [[TropesAreNotBad It worked]], as most viewers considered the movie to be a love letter to the original trilogy.

[[folder:Fan Works]]

* While the Glitchsuck Wars miniarc of ''Roleplay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'' also has ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' elements, the meat of the plot is based on that of ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.


* 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!"
* ''Series/VeggieTales'' did a book called ''Frog Wars''. Larry is Cuke Sandwalker, and also including names like Sweet-Pea-3-0 and Achoo-Bless-U and Dark Visor.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* An episode of ''SerieS/That70sShow'' 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 Creator/BillyDeeWilliams (Lando Calrissian 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 ''Series/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.
* ''Series/{{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 ''[[Series/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.

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

* Radio/LoZooDi105 has ''Merde Stellari'', "Star Shits".
* ''Radio/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.\\\
'''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!
* ''Radio/TheBobAndTomShow'' skit "Star Warts" was a RealTrailerFakeMovie for a porno version of the original trilogy.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The classic ''TabletopGames/{{Paranoia}}'' module ''[[spoiler: Alpha Complexities]]'' was chock full of ''Star Wars'' references for the GameMaster, though it wouldn't become apparent to the ''players'' until relatively late in the adventure.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* One module for the GameMaker ''Megazeux'' was entitled [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Oh No, Not Another Star Wars Parody!"]]
* The entire ''VideoGame/LegoStarWars'' series of video games could be seen as an officially licensed Star Wars parody.
* The ''VideoGame/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!".
* The MS-DOS port of ''VideoGame/SpaceWar!'' says this when the player quits the game.
* Although several games of the series have references to Star Wars, FinalFantasyXII is the least subtle about them. From an EvilEmpire capturing a rebel Princess, to a black clad warrior with a familial bond to a party member, to a gigantic superweapon with enough power to obliterate a civilization. Special mention goes to Balthier, a Sky Pirate with a CoolShip and a long lived [[BeastMan Beast(wo)man]] companion, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold who hides a heart of gold behind a mercenary exterior]].
* The last level of ''VideoGame/TinyToonAdventuresBusterBustsLoose'' is an extended ''Star Wars'' parody, referencing a specific episode of [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures the series]] -- see Western Animation, below.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/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://opticaldynamics.com/~gbk/DCM/dcm.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]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Unix Wars'' [[http://www.catb.org/esr/writings/unixwars.html]] is a retelling of the first half of ''A New Hope'' with as much names and terms as possible substituted by Unix and programming jargon, i.e. Obi-Wan becomes PDP-1 (a kind of 1960s computer, mostly but not totally obsolete by 1977[[note]]notable for having one of the very first computer games, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spacewar_(video_game) Spacewar]], created on it (aficionados still use PDP-1 emulators to play it)[[/note]]), the Death Star is the rm-star (after the Unix command to erase everything).

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': "Duckworth's Revolt" begins with a parody of the ''Star Wars'' opening crawl, "A long time ago, in a garden far, far away . . . ."
* ''[[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.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has one episode revolving around it. There is a parody of the Darth Vader fight on a catwalk and they even parody "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]]. Plus the School Bus Imperial Walkers and the Sled Snowspeeders in a giant Hoth/Snow Day battle.
* ''WesternAnimation/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.Creator/ButchHartman is a huge Star Wars fan. The "WesternAnimation/{{Wishology}}" trilogy even had the Cantina scene and Vicky dressing up as Leia.
** Also done in the episode where Poof [[spoiler: went to Spellementary school]]. Foop and Poof got into a "wandsaber" fight with Foop as Darth Maul and Poof as Young Obi Wan.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' did ''WesternAnimation/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 ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' is doing them."
* ''WesternAnimation/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/{{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 Creator/MarkHamill.
* ''WesternAnimation/HelloKittysFurryTaleTheater'' featured an episode based on Star Wars. Instead of lightsabers, it had fleasabers.
* ''VideoGame/LegoStarWars'' 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.
* Done as part of the "Gonzo's Video Show" episode of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies''.
* In "The Mega Mall Problem" on ''WesternAnimation/PegPlusCat'', when Peg complains about not being able to see to dance because she's wearing a zebra mask, Cat goes Yoda on her: "[[Film/ANewHope Your eyes can play tricks on you. Trust them, do not.]]" (Though, technically, "Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them." was actually Ben Kenobi's line in the original film.)
* In the wake of buying out Lucasfilm, Disney created ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbStarWars'', featuring the plot of Episode IV from the perspective of the show's characters with the characters from the film interacting with them at certain points.
* The final episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' was a ''Star Wars'' parody featuring the cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', the show that it spun off from.
* One story in an animated series of ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' that ran from the late 70s to the early 80s was based on ''Star Wars'' as well.
* In ''WesternAnimation/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.
%%* ''WebAnimation/RetardedAnimalBabies'' episode 13: "Abandon all Hope."
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' has had three ''Star Wars'' Specials building on skits from previous episodes.
* ''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".
* The "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E9MayoredToTheMob Mayored to the Mob]]" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', thanks to AdamWesting guest voice Creator/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 ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls''. It has the number "Luke Be a Jedi Tonight". Need one say more?
--> Homer... use... the forks! [[ForkFencing Use the forks!]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' 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'.
** [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy "May the Stars shine down on you..."]]
* ''WesternAnimation/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.
* ''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.