10 best, most hilarious Star Wars parodies of all time

Star Wars: Tag & Bink Were Here (2018). Photo: Marvel Comics.
Star Wars: Tag & Bink Were Here (2018). Photo: Marvel Comics. /
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6. Robot Chicken

If you felt that the so-called “deep cuts” into Star Wars lore from Family Guy were still pretty mainstream, then you might want to check out the trilogy of Star Wars-themed episodes done by Robot Chicken. This animated sketch show featured bits centering around Lobot, Yarael Poof, Orrimaarko, and Ponda Baba and plenty of characters who appeared in Star Wars for only seconds. Sometimes they’re sketches focusing on characters we never even saw, but must have existed, like citizens of Cloud City or a Krayt Dragon family living on Tatooine.

Robot Chicken loves to explore the mundane aspects of a fantastical world, which makes a Star Wars parody the perfect sandbox for them to play in. Yes, Max Rebo might be an alien, but like any musician, he’s got to hustle to get gigs right? And what would a conversation be like between the Emperor and the contractors for the still being constructed second Death Star? These sketches are fast and furious, many of them only lasting a few seconds — just enough time to get in, deliver the joke and get out. So if you’re not feeling any one sketch, a new one is just around the corner.

Star Wars: Tag & Bink Were Here
Star Wars: Tag & Bink Were Here (2018). Photo: Marvel Comics. /

7. Tag and Bink Were Here

Here’s a different type of parody in that this is one, not for you to watch, but instead, for you to read. This trade paperback collects the misadventures of fan-favorite characters Tag and Bink, two simple guys, just trying to get by in the galaxy, who get in way over their head. Inspired by the famous play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, this series of stories centers around two guys who somehow manage to find themselves present at all of the biggest moments of history in the Star Wars universe, often accidentally causing major events to swing one way or the other.

Their story exists just to the side of the grand space epic that we all know and love. It’s there, in the background. It turns out that Tag and Bink were some of the most important characters in the entire franchise. You just never knew about it before you got to read their story. The characters were so popular that Ron Howard even added them into a scene in Solo, making the characters officially canon (even if the scene was eventually deleted from the final cut of the movie).