In a video that’s been going viral for a week now, British South Korea expert Robert Kelly was being interviewed on a BBC news broadcast when his children, excited to see him on the TV, came rushing into his office mid-interview, followed closely by a frantic mother who wrangled them quickly out of the scene. Kelly handled the whole thing with an admirably straight face, and parents everywhere laughed knowingly at the inevitably unexpected nature of having a family.
So of course there is now a Star Wars version (courtesy of Jack of All Genius), because the Internet. It’s only a matter of time before there’s a version starring tiny hamsters (if there is one by the time this article goes up, please post it in comments).
Now, sticklers for accuracy are bound to note that it should be Padme coming in to corral li’l Luke and Leia, rather than Leia coming in to get two rowdy droids (let’s not even think about all the familial implications there. Oops, too late). And the Darth Vader voice is obviously not a James Earl Jones parody–it’s a voice done as if Robert Kelly, rather than Anakin Skywalker, had become Darth Vader. Or is perhaps cosplaying as him.
And while, say, Wicket and Paploo are more obvious for kid roles in the Star Wars universe, you can’t really cast them here because some people still hate Ewoks irrationally. R2-D2 and BB-8, though, are impossible to dislike, even though they often interfere at inopportune times.
Just wait till Vader gets interrupted by his grandkid someday. That won’t be pretty.
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Image: Jack of All Genius