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Darth Vader is The Grinch -- VIDEO

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Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, ...Darth Vader is one of the great movie villains, but something about the character just seems built for parody. Maybe it’s because — with his jet-black evil-samurai-robot suit and his stentorian speech patterns — he’s the definition of evil incarnate. Or maybe it’s because he’s wearing a mask, so it’s easy to dub in hilarious new dialogue. There’s a whole parade of great Vader spoof videos: “Vader Sessions,” which brilliantly mixed in dialogue from other James Earl Jones movies; the beloved “Chad Vader” series; “Darth Vader Being a Smartass,” possibly the best use of Final Cut’s “reverse clip” function ever; and of course, those hilarious three Star Wars spoofs which pretended that Darth Vader was a doofy crybaby with a rat-tail haircut. (That George Lucas: What a kidder!) To that canon we can now add “The Sith Who Stole Christmas,” where Darth Vader essays the role of the Grinch. Watch below:

And because it’s the Christmas season, here’s an extra little stocking stuffer for your viewing enjoyment: Five minutes on the set of Wookie of the Year, the politically charged ’70s sitcom in which a family of furry aliens have lots of hilarious conversations about race relations, the evolution of gender roles, and the rise of the Moral Majority.

(It’s actually from the Star Wars Holiday Special.)

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