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Skeksis Back!

This is SKEKTACULAR. Nerdist conscript The Great Luke Ski made this the day after we talked about the appalling lack of Dark Crystal parody songs on the podcast. Here are his words:

I was listening to the Nerdist Podcast Episode #131 “Greta’s Calling!”, when the hosts, Chris Hardwick, Matt Mira, and Jonah Ray, after mentioning a joke that a friend of theirs Lee Farber made, began discussing the notion of “Dark Crystal” themed song parodies, hitting on one specific song idea. It inspired me to write and record and film a quick version of that idea and post it to YouTube, so here it is. As they say on Nerdist, “Enjoy your burrito!”

COINCIDENTAL SIDENOTE! I was at a meeting at the Henson Company today and snapped this photo. What are the odds that I would be talking about The Dark Crystal–one of my favorite movies–, a guy would make a song about it and I would encounter this puppet today??? INSANE, I SAY! Or more to the point, “mmmMMMMmm!”

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  1. Mike M. says:

    As the good Doctor said this past season, “It’s what the universe does for…fun.” HURRAY FOR UNIVERSAL INTERVENTION!!!

  2. Anne says:

    Oh so very awesome! Going to be stuck in my head for quite a while. Wore out the BetaMax tape watching the movie as a kid….

  3. aughra says:

    (Yes, I have a DC nick)

    Actually Henson has 2 Skesis at their Studios. This is SkekOng, in the Reception Building. They also have SkekEkt in the Loft, which is where their cubicles are.

    (Yes, I’m a DC geek too)

  4. Luke Ski says:

    Thank you so much Chris and Jonah and Matt and everybody! 😀 I’m so happy you’re all getting such a kick out of it! #Henson75 #muppetdomination

  5. Roz2D2 says:

    This was so freaking hilarious & well produced that I had to say Kudos! I love The Dark Crystal. Thanks this video made my work day a little brighter. I am definitely posting a link on my Facebook page. All the world must see this…

  6. Baldr says:

    This is one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen.

  7. nichelle says:

    that was amazing! loved the fraggle cameo haha

  8. Scott S says:

    I hope we get a chance to hear Luke on the Nerdist podcast someday.

  9. DefconDan says:

    Ha awesome and the Fraggle Rock riff … Sweet!

  10. Zak R. says:

    Please tell me you all have seen the Robot Chicken sketch on this very subject? It’s nearly as brilliant as their Star Trek II Opera.

  11. DaveTheBouncer says:

    Is this track one of “Nerdist: The Album” a compilation of songs heard on or inspired by the Nerdist Podcast?

  12. Slightly D says:

    Skeksis lovers should also check out the 2010 Mars Con opening ceremonies where Luke plays an excelent Chamberlain skekSil
    He shows up at about 2:45.

  13. tzvi says:

    skeek skeek skeek.

  14. Bill B says:

    That is amazeballs. Way to execute what most of us were try to thinking of.

  15. Patti Brown says:

    Haha, great job, Luke! Cool how a podcast where the Dark Crystal * well, Dark Crystal song parodies and the lack thereof* were mentioned fueled the idea for this song! Awesome! Nice that you give credit to your inspirers. *thumbs up*. Very cool that Chris got took that pic of a Skeksis as well. Freaky coincidence for sure!

  16. Larry says:

    Boober’s chorus is already my new ringtone… #thatshowiroll

  17. Chuck W. says:

    Awesome. Loved it big c.

  18. jason martinez says:

    Brilliant absolutely brilliant laughed my ass off