THE DEATH STAR — When “Star Wars” is life, it’s always a good time for “The Imperial March.”
At least that seems to be the philosophy of one very small boy who decided that perhaps this may be his only chance to show his true stripes (or true color of cape, as the case may be).
In the video, we open on a trio of freshly scrubbed kids who are on the stage with a shy rendition of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” at what looks like a preschool performance. That’s when one boy saw his nerd-heart chance.
As any “Star Wars” lover often does, the thought of twinkling little stars only leads to thoughts of wars, and it’s only a hop skip and a jump to the Death Star from there. This small boy gets that and interrupts the ensemble performance for a dark and adorable solo of “The Imperial March.”
Sometimes when I need to laugh, I think about the time my cousin’s son took over a group rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to sing the Imperial March pic.twitter.com/wnjy2rZFFQ— erin gibson (@actuallyerin) May 26, 2019
I probably don’t need to tell most of you that “The Imperial March” is the Darth Vader’s theme, perhaps most often deployed when he’s power-striding with a bevy of stormtroopers or Imperial Guards around him. But it’s important to reiterate this, for it only makes the tot’s “power move” on stage more striking.
No, his power move isn’t taking the solo it’s when he gently brushes away the little girl who is valiantly trying to keep on keeping on with “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” You have to look closely or you’ll miss the devastating blow (no one actually came to blows, it’s just an expression, people).
Of course the crowd of parents — who probably thought the whole day would likely be a little difficult to bear — goes wild.
This precious and delightful experience comes to use from Twitter user Erin Gibson, who posted this video of her cousin’s son last month.