We dance so no one dies,
We dance like Jedi,
Because we're Jedi.
First and foremost, there is their Star Wars Saga. In an Alternate Universe, the events of the Star Wars films play out not as a classic struggle between good and evil, but as a series of disputes between galactic entertainment venues and unruly patrons. In this universe, the Jedi are drug-addled party animals, constantly high on a form of heroin called "midichlorians", infamous for trashing honest establishments run by the savvy Sith businessmen.
Setting the series further apart from other Gag Dubs is its original music - the Auralnauts are electronic musicians and each episode shows off Star Wars-themed tracks created by them. Add a bizarre subplot about one droid's descent into sociopathic madness, and you have a series as far from George Lucas' original vision as possible.
They also have a series called Kylo Ren Official. These videos feature let's plays, reviews and reactions about new Star Wars movies material, and star Sequel Trilogy villain Kylo Ren, all through gags dubs using his voice changer for comedic effects.
Provides examples of:
- 2-D Space: Parodied in the opening of "The Last Laser Master", where the exterior shots of the Imperial ships docking at Laser Moon II are vertically flipped.
- Abnormal Ammo: The rebels attack the Laser Moon not with proton torpedoes, but with sacks of mouldy peaches.
- Adaptational Heroism:
- The Sith and the Empire are really legitimate businesses trying to protect their investments. Mr. Palpatine's flagship project is Laser Moon, a moon-sized laser tag facility (No, really). His ventures are constantly hampered and harassed by the Jedi, none of whom does he actually kill. Anakin joining Mr. Palpatine and becoming Regional Manager Vader is not the Start of Darkness from the source material, but instead a turning point for Anakin regaining control of his life.
- Grievous is a doctor who runs a hospital ship for his fellow Singularity Engine refugees. Though the Jedi are a big Berserk Button of his (he blames Anakin for Creepio's actions, since he created the mad droid), he's willing to help Obi-Wan sober up even after he wrecked his hospital.
- Count Dooku is simply a well-renowned DJ.
- Jabba is a saint with a hospital dedicated to him. "The Last Laser Master" shows that he's also Big Fun.
- Adaptational Villainy:
- The Jedi are a bunch of drugged out destructive saviors and dance party fanatics. Obi-Wan is the worst of them all.
- Creepio is a Robotic Psychopath who murders whole planets and created... something called "The Singularity Engine" on Tatooine in Episode II, which converted the population into cyborgs, facilitated the creation of an entire hospital and encouraged a whole volley of Fantastic Racism for droids (especiallly on Tatooine, where the engine was created) to deal with.
- He also hijacked Laser Moon, giving it sentience and using it to destroy Alderaan. This sentience virus even managed to take control of the Life Day Parade floats, starting an all-new attack during what was supposed to be a memorial for the lives lost.
- Addled Addict: All the Jedi (except Anakin) are examples, but Obi Wan is by far the worst. He spends the majority of the prequels either on drugs or seeking drugs, finally briefly getting clean as of "Revenge of Middle Management", but by the end of it, he reverts just enough to be a Functional Addict.
- Adult Fear: Darth Vader fears that his daughter Leia was still aboard Laser Moon when it blew up. He tries to call her, and breaks down when there's no answer.
- Alien Sky: A Visual Gag parodying the iconic binary sunset scene from A New Hope: every time the camera changes, more suns appear in the sky.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Padme is head-over-heels for Obi despite his drug addiction and many other vices, much to Anakin's eternal frustration.
- Alliterative Name: Duke Dirtfarmer
- All Love Is Unrequited: In the first trilogy, Anakin is obsessed with Padme, but Padme only has eyes for Obi-Wan. And while Obi-Wan dates Padme, he isn't that into her, and seems to view the relationship as just Friends with Benefits.
- Anger Born of Worry: Darth Vader thinks Leia died in the destruction of Laser Moon, so he holds a funeral and tries to move on. Then in "Attack of the Phantom Past" he randomly meets Leia again on Cloudworld—and quickly goes from overjoyed that she's alive, to furious that she just forgot to call him back.Darth Vader: Busy?! It's been THREE YEARS!!!
- Anti-Villain: The Empire is presented far more sympathetically in this portrayal than in actual Star Wars canon. This time, they're just a big business conglomerate (admittedly, a predatory one) rather than war mongers or world conquerors. They come across sympathetically, when compared to the pointlessly destructive Jedi and the genocidal Creepio and Laser Moon.
- Ascended Extra:
- Anakin's part in "Jedi Party" is minimal, but he becomes a core character.
- The Space Cops have a bit part in the first episode and several after, then get major focus in "The Last Laser Master".
- Jim's Coleslaw is first mentioned during the "Laser Moon Awakens" - in a single off-hand line. In "The Last Laser Master", it gets its own emblem and full menu, while the Imperion's employees are very cheerful about getting food from it.
- Bait-and-Switch Comment: In "Laser Moon Awakens".Creepio: But this Owen fellow has a bad attitude. We may have to kill him... with kindness!
- Barred from the Afterlife: One of the side effects of using midichlorians.
- Benevolent Boss: Manager Sidious aka Mr. Palpatine is this for the first three episodes. Darth Vader is also really good boss. Ironically, most of their employees are dicks.
- When Vader sees his workers watching Pod Racing he actually tells them to turn the volume up, and doesn't even get mad when Johnathan comments on his daughters appearance.
- BFS: Dirk Laser Master's green laser sword. Its blade is so long, it reaches into space from the surface of Tattooine.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With the Sith caring too much for business and the Jedi too hedonistic to be a threat on any planetary scale, there are two figures who are an actual major threat to the galaxy: Creepio and the Laser Moon AI.
- Big "YES!":
- Parodied when the newly-dubbed Vader is ecstatic in the equivalent scene of the original's Big "NO!". This version of Vader is happy (despite just getting off of the surgery table) because he just landed a really good and lucrative job with the Empire.
- It happens again in "The Last Laser Master", when Dirk and he start the show-off to Mr. Palpatine.
- Happens in Laser Moon Awakens, though this time from Creepio, as he destroys Alderaan.
- Parodied when the newly-dubbed Vader is ecstatic in the equivalent scene of the original's Big "NO!". This version of Vader is happy (despite just getting off of the surgery table) because he just landed a really good and lucrative job with the Empire.
- Big "NO!": At the end of Laser Moon Awakens, Vader gives a Big No, again as a parody to the original. He just got off the phone, having to leave a message for his daughter Leia, desperately apologizing for being stern with her hoping she got off of Laser Moon.
- Bond One-Liner: In "The Last Laser Master", after Anakin throws Mr. Palpatine down the mega-shaft:Anakin: Consider that my two weeks' notice!
- Butt-Monkey: Darth Vader after he becomes the Empire's Regional Director.
- Call-Back: In The Last Laser Master, Uncle Anakin decides to show Dirk his flip power. He nearly breaks his ankle.
- Calling Out for Not Calling: When Darth Vader discovers that Leia survived Laser Moon's destruction, and simply forgot to call him back for three years, he's furious.
- Catchphrase :
- Han Solo: "Dominators!".
- Palpatine: "Office. Now."
- Vader: "YEAH BOY!"
- Character Development:
- Darth Vader is far more sympathetic and likable after he becomes a cyborg. He goes from being a creepy stalker and whiner to a responsible middle-management Imperial official.
- Duke Dirtfarmer starts off as a whiny Manchild, but grows into the confident performer Dirk Laser Master, who inspires the whole galaxy with his laser magic.
- Creepio goes from a Psychopathic killer trying to inflict pain on all, to a cynical, but ultimately good natured dmt-smoking robot.
- Cliffhanger: "Attack of the Phantom Past" ends on an almost literal example. Duke accidentally falls down the shaft, out the bottom of Cloud City, and he hangs for dear life off a small antenna. Vader promises to rescue him and tells him to just hang on. The episode ends there... except for the "Midichlorify" music video.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Creepio temporarily becomes this once he learns that he has amnesia, referring to himself as "Friend Besto" and forgetting Far2's name. It all changes once he remembers Alderaan, and what Bail Organa did to him.
- Comically Small Bribe: Duke talks Yoda into dying and merging with the midichlorians... by offering him a two-for-one pizza coupon from Space Chuck-E-Cheese's.Yoda: Extra... toppings?
- Contagious A.I.: Drives the ongoing B-plot of the entire saga, though some of the details are only retroactively explained in Episode 6.
- When Far2-D2 shuts down the Singularity Engine, in "The Friend Zone", its AI infects Far2 in self-defense. This doesn't affect his mind or behavior, but Far2 unwittingly acts as a carrier for the AI.
- Twenty years later, in "Laser Moon Awakens", Far2 interfaces with Laser Moon's central computer, uploading the Singularity Engine AI in the process. Merging with the computer, the AI renames itself Laser Moon and blows up Alderaan. Laser Moon escapes the destruction of its physical shell by uploading itself to the internet.
- In "Attack of the Phantom Past", Laser Moon infects the robots in the Christmas Parade and uses them to go on a rampage.
- In "The Last Laser Master", Laser Moon rebuilds itself. Mr. Palpatine, fascinated by the AI, gets corrupted by it—and ultimately merges his mind with it. Palpatine becomes the harbinger of the singularity, the fusion of man and machine that Creepio foretold.
- Meanwhile, Creepio converts all the Tree People to belief in his Singularity—though now he wants to bring it about organically, with copious mind-altering drugs, rather than with machines.
- Continuity Creep: As noted in the description for "The Last Laser Master":The conclusion of the epic saga that didn't used to have a coherent story but now kind of does.
- Cooking Duel:
- The Jedi don't do lightsaber duels—they dance fight. With lightsabers.
- In "The Friend Zone", Obi-Wan and Jango Fett fight with the subwoofers in their spacecrafts.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Mr. Palpatine is initially just guilty of over-expanding his restaurant and family entertainment empire—and even then, he's a better person than the Jedi who keep trashing his businesses. He grows more evil in the second trilogy, as he decides the dangerously violent Laser Moon is the future of his company.
- Couch Gag:
- The Previously On segments keep misidentifying the name of the series. First, the narrator says "Previously, on The Star Wars..." Then it's "Star Fight", then "Star Confrontation", and finally "Battlestar".
- Every episode edits and mangles the opening titles and text crawl a different way:
- Jedi Party plays the fanfare, which immediately stops with a fart
- The Friend Zone puts the logo on screen, but then instantly interrupts it with elevator music.
- Revenge of Middle Management starts the opening normally, but subtly transitions the opening theme to the theme from Superman.
- Laser Moon Awakens has the logo move towards the camera, while music from Inception plays.
- Attack of the Phantom Past replaces the theme with the opening title theme from Blade Runner.
- The Last Laser Master only has the logo and the fanfare up for a fraction of a second before instantly starting the movie.
- "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: In "The Revenge of Middle Management", after the Anakin / Padme / Obi-Wan love triangle ends in a tragic dance fight, Obi-Wan laments that he had no idea Anakin was into Padme at all. If Anakin had just told him, he would never have slept with Padme—after all, he's a firm believer that Hoes Come After Bros.
- Dance Battler: Taken Up to Eleven, with most disputes often being resolved by dance battles, one ending in the destruction of Space Hooters and another ending with Anakin losing three limbs from a miscalculated somersault.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: Referenced by the song "In the Zone" as the downside of being Just Friends.Baby, I'm in the zone,
like a king without a throne.
I'd rather have you by my side,
than play the skin trombone!
- Defied Trope: Chief Ackbar adamantly refuses to say the words "It's a trap!" Or to acknowledge, in any way, that anything is a trap.Space Cop: Sir, one last question.Chief Ackbar: Alright, sure.Space Cop: Tanner and I were having a debate, and we're hoping you could weigh in on it for us, and err...Chief Ackbar: Well, spit it out, flapdangit!Space Cop: Can you tell us what type of music this is?<Trap Music plays>Chief Ackbar: Err... yeah... it's... a... it's a... <snickering from the audience> it's a... ALRIGHT, NICE TRY, FITZSIMMONS!
- A Degree in Useless: In Creepio's "It's Baby Time" song:No matter what you do
I will be proud of you
even if you receive
a liberal arts degree!
- Destructive Savior: The Jedi Knighthood is hated by the galaxy because they do this. Why do they do this? Because they're on drugs.
- Disney Acid Sequence: At the end of Attack of the Phantom Past.
- Any lightsaber fight they turned into a dance fight is basically this.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Creepio destroys Bail Organa's home planet, Alderan, because Organa had wiped Creepio's mind 19 years ago.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Inverted, since Palpatine is the good guy in the first trilogy, but Regional Manager Maul wants to prove himself a better Dance Battler than the Jedi, and lets that distract him from pursuing Palpatine's agenda.
- The Dreaded: Whenever a Jedi steps into any given establishment, the establishment rightfully freaks out.Rune Haako: We're screwed! You know the Jedi reputation!
- Drugs Are Bad: Well, they certainly didn't do the Jedi any favors as they made them all a bunch of Destructive Savior types.
- Easy Amnesia: At the end of Episode 3, Bail Organa wipes Creepio's memory banks. As a result, in Episode 4 he's calling himself "Friend Besto" and he's incredibly annoying rather than a psychopathic monster. But a single mention of Alderaan causes all of his memories to return—and with them, his psychopathic Creepio personality.
- Eat the Evidence: In "Attack of the Phantom Past", when the Millennium Falcon gets chased by Space Cops, Han can't find a place to hide his stash. So he and Chewie resort to smoking it all before they get boarded.
- Enraged by Idiocy: Part of Anakin's HeelFace Turn is his growing annoyance with Obi-Wan's reckless and sometimes even suicidal actions. Not that he got it any better after his turn, since his coworkers at Imperion are all immature pricks obsessed with pulling pranks on him.
- Electric Torture: In "Attack of the Phantom Past", Darth Vader hooks Han Solo up to an sinister-looking machine, which sparks ominously while Han twitches in pain. Then Vader says the machine doesn't actually do anything, and laughs at Han for being such a coward.
- Expy: Creepio and Laser Moon are basically a reimagining of IG-88 and his Droid Revolution from Tales of the Bounty Hunters.
- FaceHeel Turn: Mr. Palpatine, the Benevolent Boss of the first three films, gets corrupted by the Laser Moon AI over the course of the second trilogy. In "The Last Laser Master", he merges his mind with Laser Moon II and becomes completely evil.
- Failed a Spot Check: In "Jedi Party", Regional Manager Maul crashes his hover-bike by driving straight over a cliff.
- Fantastic Drug: Zig-zagged, in that fantastic-sounding drugs turn to just be fancy names for real drugs... but with magical side effects.
"...One of the side effects of using midichlorians is that your spirit becomes trapped in the material world. All the Jedi are wandering around out there somewhere."
- Word of God specifies that Force Ghosts are caused by midichlorians: The Jedi's drug of choice is midichlorians, which is just another name for heroin. Obi-Wan claims to gain mind-reading powers from the really potent Kaminoan midichlorians (but Yoda and Mace's lack of a verbal response makes it ambiguous whether there's any truth to it). And
- Apparently, DMT gives Tree People ability to share consciousness with the planet itself, and all living things on it.
- There are also Death Sticks, which kill you. Sleazebaggano is apparently the only person in the galaxy dumb enough to smoke them.
- Fate Worse than Death: Creepio's Singularity Engine apparently transformed the population of Tattooine into fusions of flesh and machine. General Grievous runs a hospital ship dedicated to caring for the victims.
- Forgetful Jones: Creepio, while under the effects of the mind-wipe, can't remember anything for longer than a few minutes.Creepio: What is this place? It seems oddly familiar...
Creepio: What do you mean we've been here 19 years?
- Freudian Excuse: Most of Creepio's issues relate to the fact he was abandoned by Anakin who treats him as, well, a robot he built as a kid.
- Genuine Human Hide: It is implied that Creepio's new "skin" in "The Friend Zone" is crafted from Jar Jar's remains. The epilogue to "Revenge of Middle Management" lists Jar Jar's whereabouts as "folded up in a drawer somewhere."
- Glorified Sperm Donor: Ben Steve Larry Obi-Wan Kenobi abandons his son Duke Dirtfarmer at the first opportunity. As Duke gets older, Kenobi tries to reconnect with him—but purely as a friend, still keeping their true relationship a secret. When Duke learns the truth, he never quite forgives Kenobi for this.
- Going Cold Turkey: Obi Wan is finally encouraged to go into rehabilitation in "Revenge of Middle Management", under the guidance of General Grievous. He falls Off the Wagon pretty quickly, and by Episode 5, he's slipped back into full addiction.
- The Guards Must Be Crazy: Imperion employees are searching for Jedi on Tattooine. They stop Steve Kenobi, noting that he looks exactly like a Jedi—but since he says he isn't one, they legally can't detain him.
- HeelFace Turn: Darth Vader is a much more moral person than he was as Anakin Skywalker.
- Hive Mind: In "The Last Laser Master", all the native inhabitants of Treeworld share consciousness with the planet itself. They accomplish this by smoking lots of DMT.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Darth Vader talks Dirk into performing for the Empire, and then insists they give a demonstration show right there in Mr. Palpatine's office. Dirk is unfamiliar with the terrain, and Darth Vader is out of shape, so he gets fatally injured during the performance. Being orchestrated by the Laser Moon-infected Palpatine as a way to get rid of Laser Master doesn't help.
- Honorary Uncle: Darth Vader is one for Duke Dirtfarmer, since he's the brother of Duke's foster dad. He's certainly a better parental figure than Obi-wan, Duke's actual dad.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Creepio barely tries to hide his psychotic ravings from anyone around him, but the heroes never suspect that he's evil until it's too late.
- Idiosyncratic Wipes: The wipes from the Star Wars films are kept, and some even sillier ones are added, like star-shaped irises.
- I Have Many Names: Jedi Master Kenobi seems to gain a new name with every movie. By "Laser Moon Awakens", his full name has expanded to Ben Steve Larry Obi-Wan Kenobi. And in "The Last Laser Master", he insists his name is just Bonjo Kenobi now.
- The "I Love You" Stigma: Inverted from the original scene. As Han is led away to be frozen in carbonite:Han: I love you.
Leia: I like you... a lot.
Stormtrooper: Oh daaaaaaaaamn.
- Indulgent Fantasy Segue: As Anakin and Padmé argue, they both abruptly say they should give Padmé's future baby to Creepio. Turns out that part was just in Creepio's imagination.
- Insistent Terminology: Ackbar is very reluctant to use the word trap if it can be avoided, instead preferring to use the word dragnet, getting upset whenever somebody calls something a trap.
- In the Blood: Jango's clones all wind up exactly the same as the original Jango. Or as Obi-Wan puts it, "I guess you're genetically predisposed to being dicks."
- Irony: After trying and failing to create a perfect fusion of man and machine for the entire series, Creepio's dreams of the singularity are finally fulfilled when Mr. Palpatine fuses with Laser Moon. But Creepio is completely unaware, and doesn't even care about Laser Moon anymore—he's more interested in finding spiritual singularity with the Tree People by this point.
- Is This Thing Still On?: When Laser Moon takes over the Christmas Parade, General Veers tells Darth Vader he "may want to hold off on broadcasting" until they can fix it. Vader informs him that it's a live feed, and they've been broadcasting all morning.
- Just Friends:
- Anakin spends Episode 2, "The Friend Zone" being consistently denied by Padme, who has eyes for Obi Wan. It is one of the factors that drives him to his FaceHeel Turn, though Obi Wan points out that it was ultimately Anakin's fault thanks to his creepy and immature behaviour.
- In "The Last Laser Master", Leia breaks up with Han so she can date Dirk. Han asks if they can still be friends, to which Leia happily agrees.
- "Just Joking" Justification: Watto spends his entire scene insulting Qui-Gon's character (and virility) to his face, but insists it's all in good fun. But as soon as Qui-Gon leaves, Watto warns Anakin to stay away from him.
- Karma Houdini: At the end of "The Last Laser Master". Creepio still hasn't recieved any real punishment for his crimes, and because Anakin was Killed Mid-Sentence when trying to warn Dirk about him, chances are he may never get stopped until it's too late.
- Layman's Terms: In "The Friend Zone":Kamino scientist: We are well aware of the Jedi reputation for recreational mind expansion. And you might say that we are innovators in the mind expansion sciences.
Obi-Wan: That... sounds awesome.
Kamino scientist: Perhaps our advancements could be of benefit to you.
[Obi-Wan stares back awkwardly.]
Kamino scientist: [sigh] Would you like to buy some drugs, Larry?
- Killed Mid-Sentence: In "The Last Laser Master", Anakin dies in the middle of trying to warn Dirk about Creepio.
- Letting the Air Out of the Band: When Darth Vader gets his arm cut off and collapses, Dirk Laser Master's triumphant backing music slows down like an out-of-time record player before stopping.
- Duke Dirtfarmer in "Laser Moon Awakens". He whines to Uncle Owen, plays with toy space ships (making "Pew! Pew!" sound effects as he does), and refers to dinner as "din-din". He grows up over the course of the trilogy.
- The Rebellos get really, really excited about the Christmas parade and the possibility of seeing Santa. "I was good this year!"
- While Jabba the Hutt is, as per series tradition, a much nicer person compared to his canon counterpart, as well as a saint with a hospital named after him, he's also very childish and very akin to a spoiled brat, albeit a rather nice one.
- Mayor of a Ghost Town: Creepio spends "The Friend Zone" as the only inhabitant of Tattooine, after he fed the rest of the population to the Singularity Engine. By "Laser Moon Awakens", civilisation has returned to the planet, albeit with an anti-droid prejudice.
- Meaningful Rename: When Duke Dirtfarmer finds his purpose in life, in "The Last Laser Master", he changes his name to Dirk Laser Master.
- Meaningless Meaningful Words: The plot line of Dirk Laser Master's laser show involves him fighting to save the light from the the forces of darkness. The lyrics of his own song lampshade the vagueness of it all:"What exactly is he fighting for?
The storyline seems a little dubious.
Is it real or a metaphor?
Why is dance required to free us?"
- Medium-Shift Gag: "The Friend Zone" turns into a music video for the song "In the Zone", complete with a shift to 4:3 aspect ratio and a VH1 Classic network bug in the corner.
- Mêlée à Trois: The big space battle in "The Last Laser Master": Space Cops trying to arrest Rebello drug-runners, while Laser Moon II fires on the Space Cops.
- Metaphorically True: In "The Last Laser Master", Bonjo Kenobi's justification for being such a poor father to Duke:Kenobi: It's not that I don't care about you. I've always cared about you...
Duke: Oh, have you?
Kenobi: From a certain point of view.
- Mundane Made Awesome: The Jedi Council scene in "Jedi Party", where the council, with all their usual gravitas, discuss ordering Mexican for lunch.Ki-Adi-Mundi: I've heard legend of a taco, made entirely out of Doritos.
Qui-Gon Jinn: If it exists, we will find it.
- Mushroom Samba: In "The Revenge of Middle Management", Obi-Wan admits that the midichlorians are making him hallucinate. Then he looks out a window and sees an inflatable pig floating in the sky.Obi-wan: That's right, chicken-horse, I couldn't have become sober without you! God, I hope you're real...
- Nested Story Reveal: In "The Last Laser Master", Dirk Laser Master shows up at Jabba's birthday party, then attacks the guards without provocation and sparks a massive dance-fight that ends with the hover barge exploding. Then the smoke clears, revealing the whole fight was just part of Dirk's laser magic show.
- Never My Fault: In "The Friend Zone" and "Revenge of Middle Management", Anakin blames Kenobi for stealing Padmé, ignoring that he scared Padmé away himself with his creepy behavior.
- No Body Left Behind: Kenobi, Yoda, and Uncle Anakin all disappear when they die, although Kenobi leaves behind some squelching mush.
- Not Cheating Unless You Get Caught: Duke, Han and Chewie break all of Laser Moon's rules on their laser-tag rampage, removing parts of their uniforms, running on the field, pretending to switch sides to black team, firing one-handed, etc. It's implied that it's not the first time Han and Chewie played dirty to win.
- Not Me This Time:
- Darth Vader blames Obi-Wan for the destruction of Alderaan, because that totally is the sort of thing Obi-Wan would do while high, and he happened to be right there. But this time, Obi-Wan has nothing to do with it, and has no idea what Vader's talking about.
- The Rebels blame Imperion for blowing up Alderaan, since this isn't the first time Imperion's corporate practices have dismantled small businesses and destroyed local economies. The Rebels admit they don't know how Alderaan's destruction helps Imperion, but they really don't have anyone else to blame (in large part because Creepio is good at scramming from crime scenes).
- Off the Wagon:
Obi-Wan: If this is what sobriety feels like, I'm going to smoke a big, fat sack of crack!
- Obi-Wan's attempt to go clean in "The Revenge of Middle Management" is sadly short-lived.
- Darth Vader goes clean for over twenty years. But in "Attack of the Phantom Past", an extremely frustrating day tempts him to find a supplier and get some midichlorians again—with tragic results for Duke Dirtfarmer.
- Once per Episode: Lightsaber fights being turned into musical numbers, often bordering on Disney Acid Sequence.
- Overprotective Dad: Vader freezes Han Solo in carbonite and ships him to Tattooine, just because he doesn't approve of Han dating his daughter Leia.
- Parental Neglect: The first thing that Obi-Wan does after Duke is born is to sell him to Owen for a quick buck, after explicitly promising that he would be the best parent in the galaxy to Padme. Because of this, Duke is pretty fast at jumping onto Anakin's offer to be a better parent to Duke than Obi-Wan ever was.
- Parody: DJ Dooku's Jedi Party is a parody of the Mortal Kombat theme, with mentions of names of Star Wars characters or actors (Hayden)... and also Stannis.
- Pointy-Haired Boss: Mr. Palpatine seems to be going senile in "Attack of the Phantom Past" (most likely from Laser Moon's influence). He calls Vader over videophone, just to order Vader to call him back on the hologram. And he makes Vader rebrand the Life Day Parade to a Christmas Parade (in spite of the fact it's supposed to be a memorial for Alderaan, whose citizens didn't even celebrate Christmas).
- Previously On: On every episode but the first. Some of the clips they feature didn't actually happen in any previous episode, or they have no relevance to this one.
- Recovered Addict: Anakin at the end of the first trilogy.
- Real Trailer, Fake Movie: One of the side-projects that Auralnauts's interpretation has produced is a trailer for Star Storm: The Destruction of Father. While it stands on its own quite nicely, it was used in Episode 5 as Creepio's drunken dream sequence.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In "Attack of the Phantom Past", Duke chews out Obi-wan and Yoda for trying to get him into midichlorians, pointing out that they're just a pair of creepy losers who do nothing but hang out on Swampworld.
- Rejected Apology: Dirk is not at all satisfied with the outright lame excuse Obi-Wan provided for selling him off to Owen.Obi-Wan Kenobi: I'm not trying to pretend that I haven't made mistakes in my life, but I've always tried to be a friend.
Dirk Lasermaster: I didn't need a friend, I needed a father.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Well, nobody's perfect, Duke. I needed the cash. But I did my best to find a good buyer.
Dirk Lasermaster: Oh, I'm sorry, when you put it like that, it sort of makes you, like, the best father in the whole galaxy!
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Well, you don't have to rub it in, Duke.
- Related in the Adaptation: Played Straight and Inverted, with Obi-Wan being Duke's father while Leia is still Vader's daughter, making Duke and Leia unrelated.
- Robotic Psychopath: Creepio certainly counts, believing he was created to share his "gift" of pain with the world after being born without skin.
Rupert: Or is this just a sausage festival? Not that there's anything wrong with a sausage festival.
- In "Jedi Party", apparently no one at Space Hooters understands sarcasm:
Obi-wan Kenobi: [annoyed] Say "sausage" one more time...
[Obi-wan draws his lightsaber.]
Palpatine: Let me guess: the Jedi were perfect gentlemen, paid their bill in full, and left with no fuss?
- And again, in the immediate aftermath:
Nute Gunray: No! They skip out on their bill. They steal from our cash register. The break Rupert, the authentic redneck robot!
Palpantine: No shit. Doing business with the Jedi? I'd sooner hire Sand People to babysit my kids.
Nute Gunray: No! That's terrible idea.
Palpatine: That was sarcasm, you imbecile!
- Sequel Hook: Both trilogies end with one.
- In "Revenge of Middle Management", The Stinger after the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue has Creepio swearing to get revenge against Bail Organa and planet Alderaan.
- In "The Last Laser Master", Uncle Anakin lays dying, his last words are "Whatever you do Duke, you need to stop Creep-" before disappearing.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In "Attack of the Phantom Past", Boba Fett walks into the room, hears Darth Vader arguing with his daughter, then awkwardly backs away and disappears for the rest of the episode.
Obi-Wan: What are you saying, bro?Anakin: She friend-zoneded me!Obi-Wan: You have done that to yourself.
- In "The Friend Zone", Dex apologizes to Obi-Wan for getting him addicted to heroin and leaving him for dead outside a hospital.
- Obi-Wan calling the Jedi while completely high on the Midiclorians he bought from the Kamino: "I'm tripping balls right now! It's like energy is surrounding me! And binding me to everything."
- In "The Revenge of Middle Management" there's a Dalek in the Jedi temple. A Dalek Jedi.
- Revenge of the Middle Management is directly quoting Revenge of the Sith with this line from Obi-Wan:
- "Valar morghulis, Bail Organa of Alderaan..."
- In "Attack of the Phantom Past", Vader dials extension 1-1-3-8 to contact Reginald.
- Creepio wonders if he constructed his Evolution Chamber (read: packing machine) in his "altered state".
- When a midichlorian-tripping Duke sobs about he's just a shitty dirtfarmer, Anakin comforts him by saying that it's just the name they give all orphans on Tatooine, a custom that all planets do. Like Barry Wavewalker from Kamino. And Jon Snow... from Hoth.
- A nod to 2001: A Space Odyssey at the beginning of "The Last Laser Master", with Strauss' "The Blue Danube Waltz" playing over scenes of space ships docking, and the episode title set in Futura (the same font used in 2001).
- Leia invites Dirk to the Gathering of the Rebellos on Treeworld.
- Creepio directly compares the Treeworld's Hive Mind to Pandora.
- The Show Must Go On: While performing in Dirk's impromptu laser magic show, Darth Vader breaks an ankle, but insists on continuing the show. It isn't until he loses an arm, and possibly suffers a stroke, that he calls for a stop.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Obi-Wan and Jango. They get into a subwoofer fight "The Friend Zone". And in "Revenge of Middle Management", the Jango clones deliberately mess up the subwoofers in Obi-Wan's starfighter.
- Skewed Priorities: In "Laser Moon Awakens", all the staff on Laser Moon are more concerned about the nacho cheese shortage than the fact that Laser Moon has changed course and can't be controlled.
- Smurfing: In "The Friend Zone", when Anakin gets angry:Padmé: Hey, buddy. I brought you some blue juice.
Anakin: That's what friends are for. Friendliest friends that ever friended. And they friended all the way to Friendsville. In their friendmobile. Just friends forever.
- SpaceX: Space Cops, space ambulance, space college, Space Date, Space Hooters, Space Chuck-E-Cheese's...
- Stealth Pun: Several of Han Solo's scenes in "Attack of the Phantom Past" are accompanied by music from the band PowerSolo.
- Stylistic Suck: In "Attack of the Phantom Past", Creepio's alcohol-induced dreams take the form of a VHS-quality movie trailer.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: Duke questioning Yoda's tale of the Jedi's greatest dance fight in "Attack of the Phantom Past".Yoda: Happen it did. Like that. Exactly. Yes. It's true. Accept it you must. Forever. And Ever.
- Take That!:
- In general, the series makes fun of bad fight choreography from the original films by taking awkward moves, zooming in on them, and repeating them several times.
- Anakin asks Qui-Gon about midichlorians, lifted verbatim from the controversial scene in The Phantom Menace. Qui-Gon's response?
Anakin: You know, I'd watch a whole movie that's mostly walking and talking.
- The Walk and Talk gag in "The Revenge of Middle Management" turns into a criticism of Revenge of the Sith for using that trope so much:
Anakin: Maybe a little action at the beginning and the end, but the middle should mostly be talking.
Obi-Wan: Don't forget walking!
Auralnauts: It sort of represents how we feel about Bail Organa wiping C3PO's memory for absolutely no reason because it was the only way for the narrative to be coherent. C3PO got a raw deal in the prequels, and we'd like to think he has something to say about it.
- "Laser Moon Awakens" mocks several plot holes from A New Hope that the prequels retroactively created. Creepio says it's "preposterous" that he spent 19 years on the same ship. Some stormtroopers ask Steve Kenobi why he's dressed exactly like a Jedi. And Darth Vader wonders why Kenobi looks and fights like an old man, since he's only 15 years older than Vader.
- The meta reason why Creepio blows up Alderaan:
Duke: Will you two shut up?! Midichlorians are dumb and I wish they'd never been invented!
- In "Attack of the Phantom Past", when Yoda and Obi-Wan badger Duke to try midichlorians, he voices a popular fan opinion:
- In "The Last Laser Master", when Anakin dies and becomes one with the midichlorians, his eyebrows fade away before the rest of him—a slight dig at George Lucas' digitally removing Anakin's eyebrows from later editions of Return of the Jedi.
- Tempting Fate: In "Revenge of Middle Management":Obi-Wan: [to the Jango clones] I have no regrets about cloning my arch-nemesis. You guys are the best!
[He climbs into his starfighter and takes off. The subwoofers sound absolutely terrible, even though the Jangos claimed they fixed them.]
Obi-Wan: Oh, come on! This is not cool!
- That Came Out Wrong: In "Revenge of Middle Management":Grievous: Well, then, I've only got one question for you. Are you ready to get clean?
Kenobi: So clean.
Grievous: Let's clean you up.
Kenobi: Yes, I'm so filthy.
Kenobi: I'm just saying, I'm ready to give this a chance!
Grievous: Okay, because for a second, it seemed like you misunderstood me.
Kenobi: No, no, I want to remove my dependency on narcotic substances! Nothing sexual!
- Too Dumb to Live: Sleazebaggano, according to his blurb in the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue.Smoked deathsticks until he achieved death. He died space-penniless because he was the only person stupid enough to smoke something called deathsticks.
- Traitor Shot: At the end of "Jedi Party", during the celebration parade, everything pauses as the camera zooms in on the face of a random Jedi, while ominous music plays. The only followup it gets is when the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue says he's "Right behind you!"
- The Unintelligible: Far2-D2 and Chewbacca are redubbed but still just as unintelligible as in the originals. Far2 makes sound effects from 8-bit video games, and Chewbacca sounds like a human screaming in pain.
- Unwilling Roboticisation:
- The fate to befall Grievous and the other inhabitants of Tattooine under Creepio's regime.
- In "Attack of the Phantom Past", Creepio mistakes a packing machine for an "Evolution Chamber", and thinks it's going to roboticize Han Solo. He spends much of "The Last Laser Master" disappointed that Han was unaffected.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
- Pretty much all of the horror involving Laser Moon and the Singularity Engine could have been averted had Anakin just given Creepio skin.
- At the beginning of "Laser Moon Awakens", Creepio has been mind-wiped and neutralized as a threat—but Leia Skywalker's mention of Alderaan in her dating profile restores all his backup memories, making him a monster again.
- Valley Girl: Leia is a Downplayed Trope of this.
- Walk and Talk: Thoroughly lampshaded in "Revenge of Middle Management".Obi-Wan: Let's walk... and talk.
Anakin: I'm really enjoying this walk-and-talk.
Obi-Wan: Right? Not only is walking and talking visually stimulating, it's also a great way to convey information!
- What Did I Do Last Night?:
- In "Attack of the Phantom Past", Creepio goes drinking with the humans on Cloudworld. He wakes up partially disassembled, with no memory of what he did the night before. (Eventually it's explained, in "The Last Laser Master", that he teamed up with Lobot to create a robotic duplicate of himself, who attacked Creepio and escaped to parts unknown.)
- Darth Vader suggests taking some midichlorians with Duke. One wipe later, and Duke is missing an arm, dangling over a bottomless pit, and freaking out from a bad midichlorian trip.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- In "Revenge of Middle Management", Grievous calls out the Jedi for picking random dance-battles in a hospital. "Congratulations on being the worst people, ever! This is a new low, even for you guys."
- Vader is horrified to learn what has happened to Alderaan, and immediately assumes Obi-Wan is responsible once he encounters him not long after on Laser Moon, giving him a massive verbal beatdown for his behavior during the ensuing dance fight.
- "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: Appears at the end of Episode 3, explaining the fates of Regional Manager Vader, Obi-Wan Larry Kenobi, Yoda, the rest of the Jedi Council, Sleazebaggano, Jar Jar Jar, Robert Tepper, Even Piell, and Mr. Palpatine.
- Yes-Man: While under the effect of the mind-wipe, Creepio insists that he's Duke's new best friend, agrees with everything Duke says, and constantly suggests going to Tosche Station because he thinks that's what Duke wants.
- Your Mom:Dr. Evazan: You have to wait in line, like everyone else!
Kenobi: Well, that's not what your mom said last night, when I stopped by.
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- Alternate Self: When reacting to the trailer of The Last Jedi, Kylo Ren says "I would never do that!" as his movie self destroys his helmet... then retcons this in his review of the film, basically stating it's in character.
- Broken Pedestal: Kylo lost a great deal of the respect he had for Luke, considering him as a coward after seeing The Last Jedi.
- "Grandfather!" in admiration whenever Darth Vader is involved.
- "STANNIS!", who's blamed whenever something bad happens.
- Dangerously Close Shave: Demonstrates how to shave with a lightsaber in the "ASMR Interrogation / Personal Attention / Dark Side Tingles" video.
- Derailed Train of Thought: In "Outtakes", Poe Dameron manages to derail the conversation he has with Kylo on Jakku by talking first.
- Don't Look at Me!: In "Outtakes", Kylo gets pissed at FN-2187 (Finn) simply because the Stormtrooper was looking at him.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He is "kind of relieved" that Leia is still alive when watching the trailer of The Rise of Skywalker.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Kylo brings up again the fact that he killed a TI fighter pilot who said he saw Leia flying in space, and now wonders if he shouldn't send a gift card or flowers to his family, as he's now leader of the First Order and it's "the least he could do".
- Evil Is Petty:
- Along with being a villain, Kylo is also a massive jerk here.
- In his reaction to The Rise of Skywalker, Kylo describes things that Emperor Palpatine did after his grand speech upon creating the Empire: he banned all Neimoidians from Coruscant, cancelled everyone's birthdays, and then drop-kicked a Jawa for no reason and laughed about it for ten minutes straight on live TV.
- Eye Glasses: At the end of "Outtakes", Luke Skywalker wears glasses with eyes painted on them when Rey meets him in the last scene of The Force Awakens.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Kylo Ren has a hilariously short fuse, much shorter than his movie counterpart. He has been shown to go berserk at the mere mention of removing his helmet when he doesn't need it, or at the mere mention of Stannis Baratheon.
- Hilarious Outtakes: "Kylo Ren Outtakes", which is made of gag-dubbed scenes from The Force Awakens and edited like outtakes.
- I Have Many Names: After seeing The Last Jedi, Kylo hesitates between calling himself "Supreme Leader Ren", "Supreme Leader Kylo", "Supreme Leader Solo" or even "Supreme Leader Ben" (although that last one ends up bothering him).Kylo: I have no idea who I am...
- In-Series Nickname:
- Kylo doesn't bother calling Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus from Rogue One by their names, and refers to them as "Magic Stick Man" and "Admiral Aimbot" respectively instead.
- "Luke Suckwalker", referring to The Last Jedi.
- It's All About Me: This version of Kylo Ren is very self-centered. Especially in his review of The Last Jedi:"Snoke isn't important. You know who is important? ME! It's the Kylo show!""Let's wrap this up by talking about the most important thing in this whole story: my radical physical transformation."
- And, of course, The Rise of Skywalker can't be about anyone else than him.
- Just Friends: Kylo got friendzoned by Rey via gift card in his "Reacts to Star Wars Day" video.
- Let's Play: Kylo has played the following multiplayer games with special guests:
- Loud of War: Kylo tortures Poe Dameron with his dreadful cover of Rihanna's song "Work" in "Outtakes".
- Manchild: Kylo is hilariously immature and obsessed with trying to act cool at every opportunity.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In his review of The Last Jedi, Kylo considers Finn as more valuable to the First Order as a Resistance agent than he was as a janitor then stormtrooper for the First Order, because the First Order gets to know that the Resistance remnants are heading to Crait in defenseless evacuation pods thanks to him contacting Poe in DJ's presence, since DJ later sells Rose and Finn out to the First Order to save his skin when the plan to deactivate the hyperspace tracker goes South.
- Pun: Kylo wonders if Chirrut Îmwe from Rogue One has the Force with him or if he has "blind luck". Chirrut happens to be blind.
- Running Gag: Kylo blames Stannis Baratheon for everything that goes wrong, or reacts with anger at every mention of his name ("Stannis!"). This originates in the "Kylo Ren Outtakes" video, where Captain Phasma is redubbed with voice clips from Brienne of Tarth (since both Phasma and Brienne are played by Gwendoline Christie):Captain Phasma: Sir. He was murdered by a shadow. A shadow with the face of Stannis Baratheon!
Kylo Ren: Stannis...
- Sarcasm Mode: When reacting to the trailer of The Rise of Skywalker, he comments that Rey is standing in "what appears to be a completely new environment that we have never seen before" (a desert yet again actually, after Tatooine and Jakku).
- Shout-Out: "Quidditch Troopers", for a new type of speeder featured in The Rise of Skywalker and used by troopers looks like a flying broom straight out of Harry Potter. Kylo even adds "Ten points to Slytherin!".
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Stannis Baratheon is this to Kylo, who seems to blame many of his problems on Stannis when he gets the opportunity.
- Sore Loser: Kylo doesn't take losing to Bane or Optimus Prime at video games very well.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: About The Last Jedi. According to Kylo, Leia did not fly in space with the Force. The TIE fighter pilot who reported seeing this was executed, because who needs such fake news to spread?
- The Stinger: "Kylo Ren Outtakes" ends with an appearance by Creepio, who complains about how much Han Solo has aged, and demanding that he be allowed to replace his face.
- Video Review Show: Kylo has reviewed Rogue One, The Last Jedi and Solo. He also reacted to each film's trailer.
- Villainous Crush: Kylo has one on Rey while reviewing The Last Jedi, more openly so than his film counterpart. He considers her as "waifu material" and doesn't mind her "ghosting" of him for the time being.
- Worthy Opponent: Even as he's obviously rooting for the Empire and his illustrious grandfather (Darth Vader) and calling Rogue One "Rebel propaganda", Kylo has genuine respect for the Heroic Sacrifice the Rebels perform in the film.Kylo: I was genuinely moved by the display of courage and sacrifice in the name of what they felt was right.
- You Rebel Scum!: Uses "Rebel scum" frequently when talking about the Rebels or the Resistance alike.
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- Leitmotif: John Williams' "Duel of the Fates" theme has been added to the duel between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
- Mr. Exposition: What Vader is basically turned into in this edit, as he's constantly talking about tons of details on the events that led to A New Hope, including references to Rogue One, Star Wars Rebels and Revenge of the Sith. Even when it doesn't make much sense for him to do so.