Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Tatooine D



Star Wars (1995 "Faces" VHS).


Tenacious D's self-titled debut. Acousticomedy duo Jack Black and Kyle Gass expanded their lewd coffeehouse act on this 2001 gem with esteemed guest players like Dave Grohl and Page McConnell. Wasn't sure at first, but now I quietly worship this ridiculous rock n' roll yukfest.


- "Kielbasa" starts right as the "long time ago" text appears onscreen.

- The slide guitar noise in "Kielbasa" coincides with the camera panning down from the opening crawl.

- The explosion that rocks the Tantive IV occurs at the same moment Jack yells out, "TENACIOUS D TIME!" in "Kielbasa."

- Kyle asks jack if he thinks robots are living among us in "One Note Song" as the camera cuts back and forth between C-3PO and R2-D2.

- The phrase "in the middle of the road" is heard in "Tribute" as Princess Leia and R2-D2 are seen in the middle of the hallway C-3PO is looking down.

- Darth Vader looks the Rebel soldier he's choking square in the eye as the line "look into my eyes, it's easy to see" is heard in "Tribute."

- Jack's spoken interlude about Nasty Man in "Wonderboy" coincides with C-3PO leaning over R2-D2 and talking about which way to go on Tatooine; it actually looks like 3PO is trying to tell an unresponsive R2 all about Nasty Man.

- The line "she's good to go" in "Explosivo" coincides with a Jawa motioning toward C-3PO right before the robot auction.

- Uncle Owen is onscreen as the line "you're too old to rock" is heard in "Dio."

- Jack's angry reaction to Kyle's naysaying in "Inward Singing" begins right after Luke turns away from C-3PO in his room, disappointed that the droid doesn't know any more about the Rebellion; it looks like C-3PO is chewing Luke out for losing interest in what he was saying ("Fuck you! You fuckin' fuck!" and so on).

- Luke and Owen are arguing about Luke's future as the line "talkin' about the road" is repeated at the end of "The Road."

- The "Fuck!" at the end of "Lee" coincides with Luke's angry reaction to R2-D2 having run off on his own.

- Obi-Wan looks at Luke apprehensively when the subject of his father comes up; right at this moment, the line "I got some sour news for you, jack" is heard in "Rock Your Socks" (Obi-Wan eventually tells Luke that Vader killed his dad).


This was cooler than inward singing, cock pushups, and the one note song combined.

But you know what's even cooler than that? Lego Star Wars II. I rented it last night and holy crap is it sweet. I'm gonna go play it now in lieu of writing more here or working on my book or looking for a job or putting away the laundry or getting a haircut or trying to improve myself as a person.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you could tell us what music syncs up with Lego Star Wars 2.

8:26 PM  

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