'Star Wars' wannabes line up to audition for famed Cantina Band in YouTube spoof
And thus begins the spoof. A star-studded lineup of musicians take turns portraying alien versions of themselves in a sketch in which the famed Cantina Band from “Star Wars” holds auditions for a new member.
Meanwhile JOR DIN SPARKS caps a passionate lament about a Jedi’s difficulty in finding love by appealing to the “Intergalatic Idol” audience for votes.
The video from CollegeHumor features Folds, Chris Daughtry (whose hardcore rocker image suffers when he’s frightened by a scurrying robot), Jordin Sparks, Lisa Loeb (a hollogram who only has “three eyes for you”), Liz Phair (a peace activist concerned about the ramifications of galatic war, specifically planet-leveling lasers), Marc McGrath (whose laid-back, storyteller vibe seques into a call for war), MC Chris (a bounty hunter-turned-rapper), Reggie Watts (a droid suffering a mechanical breakdown), Springfield and Weird Al Yankovic (whose ditties are all about digusting far-out dishes), each trying to score a spot in the band with an awkward, intergalatic version of their music.
• ApprenticeA’s “Clash at the Cantina.” Part of the on-going Star Wars-inspired action comedy video series between YouTubers Corey Vidal (ApprenticeA) and Craig Benzine (Wheezy Waiter), the video finds the guys taking to the cantina with a new lightsaber fight.
• YouTube Nation, a daily talk show, goes to a galaxy far, far away with a “Star Wars”-themed episode.
NH Weekend Editor Julia Ann Weekes contributed to this story.