It’s a mash-up video that speaks, and sings, to the hearts of Gen Xers, with “Star Wars” set to “Schoolhouse Rock.” So it’s no wonder “Star Wars Rock – Interjections” has gone viral, as NBC News reported on March 4.
“Star Wars Rock” uses the “Interjections” song, from Schoolhouse Rock’s series of short educational films. Creator and YouTube user OneMinuteGalactica then replaces the animation with clips from the original “Star Wars” trilogy to update the grammar lesson.
The mash-up video uses iconic "Star Wars" moments to replace those from the "Schoolhouse Rock" cartoon. Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo take over the song's featured characters Reginald, Geraldine and Geraldo. “Star Wars Rock” also adds pop captions very much in the spirit of the 1974 animated short, some with an exclamation point and others with a comma "when the feeling's not as strong."
Among the “laugh out loud” moments: Princess Leia’s interjections when interacting with various male characters; an Empire vs. Rebels space “game;” and clever captions such as “Hey! I made him go all explodey [sic] and such!”
“Star Wars Rock – Interjections” has already gained more than 95,000 views, thanks in part to attention from social media and sites such as Wired and BuzzFeed.
Those looking for a family-friendly grammar lesson should be aware, however, that “Star Wars Rock – Interjections” does use some graphic or violent images from the movies. And the ending offers a modified four-letter word still recognizable as a very adult interjection.
Still, of all the lessons that “Star Wars” might teach its fans about language, this “Star Wars” meets “Schoolhouse Rock” might only be second to Yoda’s stylistic and sage advice.
Watch you must. Then watch “Interjections Schoolhouse Rock” for comparison.