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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Music/RichardWagner's ''Ride of the Valkyries'' accompanies pretty much the entirety of the film.

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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Music/RichardWagner's ''Ride of the Valkyries'' accompanies pretty much the entirety of the film. It's surprisingly appropriate.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** The C3-PO expy is called ''4-Q2''.[[note]]A pun on "fuck you, too".[[/note]]
** A nude centerfold appears on the screen at the Rebel Base during the "Blow Up The Death Star-Expy" exposition.
** Ham Salad says "You bet yer asteroid, kid" to Fluke Starbucker.

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** The C3-PO expy
GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is called ''4-Q2''.[[note]]A pun on "fuck you, too".[[/note]]
** A nude centerfold appears on
on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the screen at future, please check the Rebel Base during trope page to make sure your example fits the "Blow Up The Death Star-Expy" exposition.
** Ham Salad says "You bet yer asteroid, kid" to Fluke Starbucker.
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* PunnyName: Let's see... [[ArtDeco Artie Deco,]] [[LargeHam Ham Salad,]] Anne Droid, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar 4Q-2]], Darph Nader, and let's not forget Chewchilla the [[Series/SesameStreet Wookiee Monster]]. Not to mention the name of the Bar Band: Slim Chance and Derange Riders. In a meta-example, the film studio is credited as "[=20th=] Century Foss".

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* PunnyName: Let's see... [[ArtDeco Artie Deco,]] [[LargeHam Ham Salad,]] Anne Droid, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar 4Q-2]], 4Q-2, Darph Nader, and let's not forget Chewchilla the [[Series/SesameStreet Wookiee Monster]]. Not to mention the name of the Bar Band: Slim Chance and Derange Riders. In a meta-example, the film studio is credited as "[=20th=] Century Foss".


Creator/GeorgeLucas is apparently on record saying that ''Hardware Wars'' is his favorite ''Star Wars'' parody. ''Film/TheLastJedi'' director Creator/RianJohnson liked it enough to slip an homage into the film.

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Creator/GeorgeLucas is apparently on record saying that ''Hardware Wars'' is his favorite ''Star Wars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' parody. ''Film/TheLastJedi'' director Creator/RianJohnson liked it enough to slip an homage into the film.



* AffectionateParody: Of ''Film/StarWarsANewHope''. It was so popular, even Creator/GeorgeLucas said on an interview that it was his favorite Star Wars parody.

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* AffectionateParody: Of ''Film/StarWarsANewHope''.''Film/ANewHope''. It was so popular, even Creator/GeorgeLucas said on an interview that it was his favorite Star Wars parody.


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'''Anne Droid:''' What? I can't understand you!\\

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'''Anne Droid:''' What? I can't don't understand you!\\what you're saying!\\



'''Anne Droid:''' [[Film/TaxiDriver Are you talking to me? Are you talking to me?]]

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'''Anne Droid:''' What? I can't understand you! [[Film/TaxiDriver Are you talking to me? Are you talking to me?]]



[[spoiler: [[TheStinger All scenes depicting violence towards animals were deleted from the film. Also, some animals tasted better than others. People with special dietary needs should consult with a physician before digesting the flesh of once-living things.]]]]

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[[spoiler: [[TheStinger All scenes depicting violence towards animals were deleted from the film. Also, some animals tasted better than others. People with special dietary needs should consult with a physician before digesting the flesh of once-living things.]]]]]]


* ConspicuousCG: When the ''Star Wars'' Original Trilogy were re-released as a Special Edition, so too was ''Hardware Wars'', with newly added CG effects. Said additions don't really mesh well with the original footage, possibly [[StylisticSuck intentionally so]].


* MayTheFarceBeWithYou: The last lines in the film.

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* MayTheFarceBeWithYou: The last lines in the film. Given that it came out shortly after the real ''Star Wars'', it's probably safe to call it the TropeMaker.


* PunnyName: Let's see... [[ArtDeco Artie Deco,]] [[LargeHam Ham Salad,]] Anne Droid, 4Q-2, Darph Nader, and let's not forget Chewchilla the [[Series/SesameStreet Wookiee Monster]]. Not to mention the name of the Bar Band: Slim Chance and Derange Riders. In a meta-example, the film studio is credited as "[=20th=] Century Foss".

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* PunnyName: Let's see... [[ArtDeco Artie Deco,]] [[LargeHam Ham Salad,]] Anne Droid, 4Q-2, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar 4Q-2]], Darph Nader, and let's not forget Chewchilla the [[Series/SesameStreet Wookiee Monster]]. Not to mention the name of the Bar Band: Slim Chance and Derange Riders. In a meta-example, the film studio is credited as "[=20th=] Century Foss".


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** At one point Anne Droid says to Darph Nader "You talkin' to me?" a'la Creator/RobertDeNiro in ''Film/TaxiDriver''.


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-->'''Darph Nader:''' [unintelligible]\\
'''Anne Droid:''' What? I can't understand you!\\
'''Darph Nader:''' [unintelligible]\\
'''Anne Droid:''' [[Film/TaxiDriver Are you talking to me? Are you talking to me?]]

-->'''Darph Nader:''' [unintelligible]\\
'''Augie Doggie:''' What ''is'' he saying, can anyone understand?


* FanserviceExtra: Gratuitous to the extreme. A picture of a naked woman lying down appears out of nowhere in the middle of an unrelated scene.

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* FanserviceExtra: Gratuitous to the extreme. A picture of a naked woman lying down appears out of nowhere in during the middle of an unrelated scene."Blow Up The Death Star-Expy" exposition.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The C3-PO expy is called ''4-Q2''.[[note]]A pun on "fuck you, too".[[/note]] A nude centerfold very briefly flashes on the screen at the Rebel Base during the "Blow Up The Death Star-Expy" exposition. Ham Salad says "You bet yer asteroid, kid" to Fluke Starbucker.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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The C3-PO expy is called ''4-Q2''.[[note]]A pun on "fuck you, too".[[/note]] [[/note]]
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A nude centerfold very briefly flashes appears on the screen at the Rebel Base during the "Blow Up The Death Star-Expy" exposition. exposition.
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Ham Salad says "You bet yer asteroid, kid" to Fluke Starbucker.



* HeroicSacrifice: lampooned:

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* HeroicSacrifice: lampooned:lampooned:[[note]]{{Pun}} on {{Lampshaded}}.[[/note]]



* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Wagner's ''Ride of the Valkyries'' accompanies pretty much the entirety of the film.

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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Wagner's Music/RichardWagner's ''Ride of the Valkyries'' accompanies pretty much the entirety of the film.



* ShoutOut: One of the droids says "[[Creator/LaurelAndHardy Here's another fine mess you've gotten us into]]". The C3-PO {{Expy}} looks like the Tin Man from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. The Chewbacca {{Expy}} is The Cookie Monster from ''Series/SesameStreet'' with a dye job (and utterly adorable).[[note]]Ernie Fosselius created 20 original animated short subjects for Sesame Street[[/note]] The Obi-Wan {{Expy}} is named after Augie Doggie from Creator/HannaBarbera's ''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw''. The hologram with Princess Anne Droid's message comes out of Artie-Deco's vacuum-cleaner hose in a similar manner to Jeannie in ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''. Ham Salad angrily replies to Anne Droid with a Creator/SteveMartin catchphrase (see WellExcuseMePrincess). The lounge singer's "I'm Proud to Be Old Obi-Wan Kenobi" is a parody of Music/MerleHaggard's "Okie From Muskogee". The "Sraw Rats" graffiti is "Star Wars" spelled backwards.
* SpecialEffectFailure: Invoked:

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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One of the droids says "[[Creator/LaurelAndHardy Here's another fine mess you've gotten us into]]". into]]".
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The C3-PO {{Expy}} looks like the Tin Man from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
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The Chewbacca {{Expy}} is The an utterly adorable brown Cookie Monster from ''Series/SesameStreet'' with a dye job (and utterly adorable).''Series/SesameStreet''.[[note]]Ernie Fosselius created 20 original animated short subjects for Sesame Street[[/note]] Street.[[/note]]
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The Obi-Wan {{Expy}} is named after Augie Doggie from Creator/HannaBarbera's ''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw''. ''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw''.
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The hologram with Princess Anne Droid's message comes out of Artie-Deco's vacuum-cleaner hose in a similar manner to Jeannie in ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''. ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''.
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Ham Salad angrily replies to Anne Droid with a Creator/SteveMartin catchphrase (see WellExcuseMePrincess). WellExcuseMePrincess).
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The lounge singer's "I'm Proud to Be Old Obi-Wan Kenobi" is a parody of Music/MerleHaggard's "Okie From Muskogee". Muskogee".
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The "Sraw Rats" graffiti is "Star Wars" spelled backwards.
* SpecialEffectFailure: Invoked: Invoked as part of the overall StylisticSuck:



** They '''wanted''' you to see the flashlight as a flashlight, and the beam as its light scattered off fog.



* TakeThat: The Darth Vader {{Expy}} is called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Nader "Darph]][[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsafe_at_Any_Speed Nader"]].

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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The Darth Vader {{Expy}} is called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Nader "Darph]][[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsafe_at_Any_Speed Nader"]].


Creator/GeorgeLucas is apparently on record saying that ''Hardware Wars'' is his favorite ''Star Wars'' parody.

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Creator/GeorgeLucas is apparently on record saying that ''Hardware Wars'' is his favorite ''Star Wars'' parody.
parody. ''Film/TheLastJedi'' director Creator/RianJohnson liked it enough to slip an homage into the film.


''Hardware Wars'' is a 1978 FanFilm written and directed by Ernie Fosselius. It is a ShortFilm parody of ''A New Hope'', expressed as [[RealTrailerFakeMovie a movie trailer]]. It's not just a low budget, straightforward spoof, though -- the underlying gimmick is that all of the spaceships and even some of the characters have been replaced by household appliances and tools; the [=R2D2=] {{Expy}} is a canister vaccuum, the ''Millenium Falcon'' is represented by a steam iron, Star Destroyers by flying toasters and hand-cranked egg beaters, even Stormtroopers have turned into "Steam Troopers", and more. The silliness simply must be seen to be believed.

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''Hardware Wars'' is a 1978 FanFilm written and directed by Ernie Fosselius. It is a ShortFilm parody of ''A New Hope'', expressed as [[RealTrailerFakeMovie a movie trailer]]. It's not just a low budget, straightforward spoof, though -- the underlying gimmick is that all of the spaceships and even some of the characters have been replaced by household appliances and tools; tools: the [=R2D2=] {{Expy}} is a canister vaccuum, vacuum, the ''Millenium ''Millennium Falcon'' is represented by a steam iron, Star Destroyers by are flying toasters and hand-cranked egg beaters, even Stormtroopers have turned into "Steam Troopers", and more. The silliness simply must be seen to be believed.



* HeroicSacrifice / ObiWanMoment: lampooned:

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* HeroicSacrifice / ObiWanMoment: HeroicSacrifice: lampooned:



* ObiWanMoment: Spoofed. Augie Doggie stays to fight Darph Nader, and the rest of the cast sarcastically call him a martyr as they leave.



* ParentheticalSwearing: If you stop and think for a moment while pronouncing 4Q-2's name a little slower...
* Creator/PaulFrees: The film's narrator.



* RealTrailerFakeMovie

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* RealTrailerFakeMovieRealTrailerFakeMovie: ''Hardware Wars'' is presented as a trailer.


* PunnyName: Let's see... [[ArtDeco Artie Deco,]] [[LargeHam Ham Salad,]] Anne Droid, 4Q-2, Darph Nader, and let's not forget Chewchilla the [[Series/SesameStreet Wookiee Monster]]. Not to mention the name of the Bar Band: Slim Chance and Derange Riders. In a meta-example, the film studio is credited as "[=20th=] Centure Foss".

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* PunnyName: Let's see... [[ArtDeco Artie Deco,]] [[LargeHam Ham Salad,]] Anne Droid, 4Q-2, Darph Nader, and let's not forget Chewchilla the [[Series/SesameStreet Wookiee Monster]]. Not to mention the name of the Bar Band: Slim Chance and Derange Riders. In a meta-example, the film studio is credited as "[=20th=] Centure Century Foss".


* LogoJoke: [[Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox 20th Century Foss]] and "ZZZ: The audience is tired of logos" for the THX logo in the 1997 special edition.



* {{Tagline}}: "You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll kiss 3 bucks goodbye", and

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* {{Tagline}}: "You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll kiss 3 bucks goodbye", and "May the Farce Be With You".



** The re-released 1997 "Special Edition" with more special effects, in response to the revamped 20th anniversary re-releases with extended scenes added to the original trilogy installment.

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** The re-released [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vDZ_3tqUUk 1997 "Special Edition" Edition"]] with more special effects, in response to the revamped 20th anniversary re-releases with extended scenes added to the original trilogy installment.



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[[spoiler: [[TheStinger All scenes depicting violence towards animals were deleted from the film. Also, some animals tasted better than others. People with special dietary needs should consult with a physician before digesting the flesh of once-living things.]]]]


* AffectionateParody: Of ''Film/StarWarsANewHope''. It was so popular, even Creator/GeorgeLucas said on an interview that it was his favorite Star Wars parody.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The C3-PO expy is called ''4-Q2''.[[note]]A pun on "fuck you, too".[[/note]] A nude centerfold very briefly flashes on the screen at the Rebel Base during the "Blow Up The Death Star-Expy" exposition. Ham Salad says "You bet yer asteroid, kid" to Fluke Starbucker.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Fluke's reaction on being given the flashlight is "Gosh! Wow-''ee''! Jeepers, golly willickers!"



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The C3-PO expy is called ''4-Q2''. A nude centerfold very briefly flashes on the screen at the Rebel Base during the "Blow Up The Death Star-Expy" exposition. Ham Salad says "You bet yer asteroid, kid" to Fluke Starbucker.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Fluke's reaction on being given the flashlight is "Gosh! Wow-''ee''! Jeepers, golly willickers!"



* ParentheticalSwearing: If you stop and think for a moment while pronouncing 4Q-2's name a little slower...
* Creator/PaulFrees: The film's narrator.



* PunnyName: Let's see... Artie Deco, Ham Salad, Anne Droid, 4Q-2, Darph Nader, and let's not forget Chewchilla the [[Series/SesameStreet Wookiee Monster]]. Not to mention the name of the Bar Band: Slim Chance and Derange Riders. In a meta-example, the film studio is credited as "[=20th=] Centure Foss".

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* PunnyName: Let's see... [[ArtDeco Artie Deco, Deco,]] [[LargeHam Ham Salad, Salad,]] Anne Droid, 4Q-2, Darph Nader, and let's not forget Chewchilla the [[Series/SesameStreet Wookiee Monster]]. Not to mention the name of the Bar Band: Slim Chance and Derange Riders. In a meta-example, the film studio is credited as "[=20th=] Centure Foss".



* ShoutOut: One of the droids says "[[Creator/LaurelAndHardy Here's another fine mess you've gotten us into]]". The C3-PO {{Expy}} looks like the Tin Man from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. The Chewbacca {{Expy}} is The Cookie Monster from ''Series/SesameStreet'' with a dye job (and utterly adorable). The Obi-Wan {{Expy}} is named after Augie Doggie from Creator/HannaBarbera's ''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw''. The hologram with Princess Anne Droid's message comes out of Artie-Deco's vacuum-cleaner hose in a similar manner to Jeannie in ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''. Ham Salad angrily replies to Anne Droid with a Creator/SteveMartin catchphrase (see WellExcuseMePrincess).

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* ShoutOut: One of the droids says "[[Creator/LaurelAndHardy Here's another fine mess you've gotten us into]]". The C3-PO {{Expy}} looks like the Tin Man from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. The Chewbacca {{Expy}} is The Cookie Monster from ''Series/SesameStreet'' with a dye job (and utterly adorable). [[note]]Ernie Fosselius created 20 original animated short subjects for Sesame Street[[/note]] The Obi-Wan {{Expy}} is named after Augie Doggie from Creator/HannaBarbera's ''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw''. The hologram with Princess Anne Droid's message comes out of Artie-Deco's vacuum-cleaner hose in a similar manner to Jeannie in ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''. Ham Salad angrily replies to Anne Droid with a Creator/SteveMartin catchphrase (see WellExcuseMePrincess). The lounge singer's "I'm Proud to Be Old Obi-Wan Kenobi" is a parody of Music/MerleHaggard's "Okie From Muskogee". The "Sraw Rats" graffiti is "Star Wars" spelled backwards.


Added DiffLines:

* {{Tagline}}: "You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll kiss 3 bucks goodbye", and


Added DiffLines:

** The re-released 1997 "Special Edition" with more special effects, in response to the revamped 20th anniversary re-releases with extended scenes added to the original trilogy installment.


''Hardware Wars'' is a 1978 FanFilm written and directed by Ernie Fosselius. It is a ShortFilm parody of ''A New Hope'', expressed as [[RealTrailerFakeMovie a movie trailer]]. It's not just a low budget, straightforward spoof, though -- the underlying gimmick is that all of the spaceships and even some of the characters have been replaced by household appliances and tools; the [=R2D2=] {{Expy}} is a canister vaccuum, the ''Millenium Falcon'' is represented by a steam iron, Star Destroyers by flying toasters and egg whiskers, even Stormtroopers have turned into "Steam Troopers", and more. The silliness simply must be seen to be believed.

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''Hardware Wars'' is a 1978 FanFilm written and directed by Ernie Fosselius. It is a ShortFilm parody of ''A New Hope'', expressed as [[RealTrailerFakeMovie a movie trailer]]. It's not just a low budget, straightforward spoof, though -- the underlying gimmick is that all of the spaceships and even some of the characters have been replaced by household appliances and tools; the [=R2D2=] {{Expy}} is a canister vaccuum, the ''Millenium Falcon'' is represented by a steam iron, Star Destroyers by flying toasters and hand-cranked egg whiskers, beaters, even Stormtroopers have turned into "Steam Troopers", and more. The silliness simply must be seen to be believed.

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