Thursday, December 29, 2005

Return of Paul's Boutique

On November 29, 2005, I sat down and watched Return of the Jedi with Paul's Boutique by the Beastie Boys. I started the CD after the first 20th Century Fox drumroll on this one, just for poops and giggles. Here's what went down:

- The Star Wars logo appears at the same time we hear the first organ noodlings in "To All The Girls."

- The soundclip of the guy saying "Whoo-HA! I got them all in check!" sounds as Darth Vader steps off his shuttle onto the Death Star.

- Adam Yauch (?) says, "yo, they just got my little cousin, essay!" right as we see Jabba the Hutt's tiny sidekick Salacious Crumb for the first time.

- Much of the rapping in "High Plains Drifter" synchs up with the mouth of the robot in Jabba's dungeon (the one who calls R2-D2 "fiesty"). In particular, the line that rhymes "cellular" with "yeah, the hell you were."

- As Oola, the dancer in Jabba's court, falls into the Rancor pit, Adam Yauch says, "your goose is cooked."

- During "Hey Ladies," someone says, "they flock like bees to a hive" as the denizens of Jabba's court crowd around Luke.

- Lando walks over to Leia as Jabba's dais is moving and makes his presence known to her as someone says, "it was me that you missed."

- "5-Piece Chicken Dinner" starts when we see Luke grab the huge bone in the Rancor pit; the song ends as soon as he shoves it in the beast's mouth.

- As Yoda is about to die, his mouth movements briefly synch up with the ad for Paul's Boutique.

- Somone in "B-Boy Bouillabaisse" says, "your face turns red" as Han looks embarrassed while Leia asks him what crazy fool volunteered to lead the Endor landing party.

Not bad. No Star Wars/La Sexorcisto, but not bad. That Lando thing was about the most off the chain moment. I think we can do better.


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