Does evil take a vacation? Can heroes? LEGO Star Wars answers those questions in unquestionably silly fashion in its newest holiday special. Summer Vacation follows in the footsteps of Life Day’s Holiday Special and Halloween’s Terrifying Tales. One of the highlights is the galaxy’s song of the summer, “Scarif Beach Party,” sung by none other than Weird Al Yankovic. His character is a similar-looking singer named Vic Vankoh. With an accordion-like musical instrument and Bith backing band, of course.
You can watch the video of the song, which also acts as a preview for the Disney+ show. It’s a fun addition to Star Wars. But is it too soon to include the lyric “gonna blow up the beach” in a song called “Scarif Beach Party”?
We saw the news about this fun cameo on /Film. Kelly Marie Tran, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams reprise their film roles as Rose, C-3PO, and Lando. There’s also The Clone Wars voice talent like Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker and Dee Bradley Baker as Boba Fett. Yvette Nicole Brown continues to make everything better with a role as rebel spy Colvett Valeria. Which is maybe the best Star Wars name ever.
We know what Anakin Skywalker thinks of sand, but maybe we’ll learn more about Darth Vader’s thoughts on the subject as he and Emperor Palpatine use the Force to win beach games. We imagine it being coarse and rough and getting everywhere still applies when you’re more machine than man.
This isn’t the first time Weird Al has teamed up with Star Wars. He wrote songs for the never-aired series Star Wars: Detours that will hopefully see the light of twin suns someday. And if you just can’t get enough, don’t forget that Weird, a movie about Al Yankovic’s life, is coming out this fall and stars Daniel Radcliffe.
Melissa is Nerdist’s science & technology staff writer. She also moderates “science of” panels at conventions and co-hosts Star Warsologies, a podcast about science and Star Wars. Follow her on Twitter @melissatruth.