[VIDEO SHOULD BE HERE]
I cannot believe it. I cannot freaking believe it.
There’s a popular YouTube channel called Bad Lip Reading, which dubs inexplicably hilarious gibberish over clips from movies and TV shows. In one of their most creative works to date, they produced a Bad Lip Reading of that Star Wars movie that came out sometime back, the one I think was called A Newer Hope: Starring Ensign Mary Sue. In addition to the dubbing, they had added blacked-gloved hands over some scenes of Kylo Ren so that he appears to be threatening Han Solo with finger puppets.
Also, Mark Hamill did the voice of Han Solo.
The video was up this morning, and I watched it. It sounds like something I might have made up, but it was real, as you can see here.
This evening, I meant to share it with you, but the video is now gone. This seems odd, since other videos, including previous Star Wars parodies, are still up on Bad Lip Reading’s channel.
According to the placeholder for where the video used to be, the copyright infringement claim came from something called Dramatists Play Service.
I’ve never heard of that, either, so I found their website. According to the mission statement, Dramatists Play Service “was created to foster national opportunities for playwrights by publishing affordable editions of their plays and handling the performance rights to these works.”
Maybe they quoted a famous play in the video. If they did, I didn’t notice. I’d go look for it except, oh, the video’s gone. Somebody’s got a lawyer and no sense of fun.
At least there’s still this:
Oh, and by the way, we’ll have a special review in time for Easter.