Plenty of videos from great impressionists have popped up online recently, including this one that features Africa’s “Toto” in 29 different cartoon voices. But TikToker Kevin Cabral, a.k.a. funklord_vader, has to take the
cake Portion Bread when it comes to Star Wars impressions. Below, Kevin shows off his skills. And every one of his character impressions, from Kylo Ren to Obi-Wan, nails the proverbial “it.”
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Kevin’s Star Wars character impressions went viral after the young performer posted the above video to his TikTok account. As of this writing, the TikTok video has racked up nearly one million views, and is already up to 300,000 on Twitter.
In Kevin’s video, he imitates Obi-Wan, Anakin, Maul, Lando, Kylo Ren, Han Solo, Palpatine, and Tarkin, and somehow each impression is better than the last. Just kidding: his Kylo Ren is definitely the best. Although he does deliver the same “I love it when you call me señorita” line for each character. (It’s a reference to a Shawn Mendes song as well as a meme. And yes, needing to look that up made us feel old.)
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Despite the extraordinary reaction Kevin’s video has already garnered, it seems the feedback he’s been most excited about comes from one person: Hank Green, the vlogger, author, and entrepreneur. In a subsequent TikTok video (above) Kevin called out Green for commenting on his video, with a palpable joy.
And for those of you who felt like Kevin’s Obi-Wan was a bit of a miss, the impressionist—who’s actually studying industrial systems engineering—went back for a second try. In the video below, Kevin re-delivers his “señorita” line in Obi-Wan’s voice and captures it perfectly. Which means, of course, it’s time for Kevin to move onto sounds made by blasters and droids.
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What do you think about Kevin Kenobi’s Star Wars character impressions? Which character would you like to see him do next? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Feature image: Lucasfilm