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These Are The Videos You’re Looking For: 35 Great ‘Star Wars’ Tributes
May 25, 2012
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It's been thirty-five years since George Lucas' original 'Star Wars' movie was released (you may have noticed tributes all over the Internet today). The film and its sequels and prequels have become a pop culture staple, inspiring other movies, television shows, and generations of wannabe lightsaber-wielding Jedi masters.

To celebrate 35 years, we've put together a list of 35 great pop culture reimaginings, tributes and randomness from the likes of Kevin Smith, Seth Green, Simon Pegg and Seth MacFarlane. There are also some cute kids, a few songs, a classic Christmas special, and who could forget Bill Murray's iconic performance as Nick the Lounge Singer? Check them out below.

'Hardware Wars' (George Lucas's "favourite" 'Star Wars' parody)

Michael Winslow in 'Spaceballs'

Bill Murray as Nick Winters: 'Star Wars Song'

'Empire Strikes Back' As A Silent Film

Kevin Smith's 'Clerks': Death Star Politics

Star Wars According To A 3-Year-Old

Darth L. Jackson: Vader's Lines Swapped For Samuel's

Darth Vader Being A Smartass

Family Guy's Best of Star Wars Compilation

Tina Fey as Leia Lemon in '30 Rock'

'The One With The Princess Leia Fantasy' from 'Friends'

'That 70's Show': 'Star Wars' Episode

'The Force' - Volkswagen Commercial

Improv Everywhere's 'Star Wars Street Car'

John Williams Is The Man: An A Capella Tribute

Beastie Boys 'Do It' at Sasquatch Festival

'Star Wars' Gangsta Rap

Lego 'Star Wars'

Lego 'Star Wars' Organ

Piano Guys' 'Cello Duel'

Robot Chicken: 'Take Your Daughter to Work Day'

Sariah Gallego Joins the Dark Side

Simon Pegg & Nick Frost's 'Star Wars'

Dr. Evil's "Death Star" in 'Austin Powers'

'Fan Boys'

'Star Wars' Holiday Special

The Unforgettable Classic Star Wars Kid

George Michael's Lightsaber Moves in 'Arrested Development'

Gnarls Barkley's 'Crazy'

R2-D2's Other Message: Holographic Tupac

Jedi Kittens

Shit Stormtroopers Say

The Sith Who Stole Christmas

'Monty Python' Meets 'Star Wars'

Jimmy Fallon's 'Star Wars' Parody at the MTV Movie Awards

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