Bad Lip Reading Music Video Exposes Yoda's Biggest Fear, Seagulls

Credit: Lucasfilm
Credit: Lucasfilm

Who knew that Yoda, Star Wars’ true master of The Force, would be so damn scared of “rats with wings”? Alas, that’s what we discover in Bad Lip Reading’s full-length Star Wars track, “SEAGULLS! (Stop It Now).”


The video takes clips from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and tells a story of Yoda trying to chill at the beach, except those damn seagulls keep picking at his knees and face. Luke Skywalker, like the whiny little shit he is, keeps bitching about Brenda until he tells Yoda his song was pitchy. In response, Yoda warns Luke not to go to sleep tonight. Damn, that would’ve been an even darker ending than Luke losing his hand.


Video Editor and Staff Writer at io9. My doppelganger is that rebelling greeting card from Futurama.

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When Yoda turned R2 into a metal drum I lost it.

I’m always amazed by the immense creativity that goes into these BLR videos, especially the musical ones. It’s not just making them say funny things, it’s finding just the right edits to construct an entire song, along with creating unexpected, but fitting visual jokes from material we’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of times but given a freshly humorous context.

I would actually like to see the entire process behind the making of one of these videos.