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THE HIGH GROUND — The Star Wars prequels have always had a lovable half-hilarious, half-serious writing to them.
Highly controversial in fan circles, some watch the prequels and call every political hard left the plot makes insightful, while others will just scream-laugh in the corner about the annoyingness of Jar Jar Binks. Most fans find a bit of both sides of the coin to be true, because yes, there’s a lot of weird stuff and bad acting in the prequels, but the spectacle of lightsaber fighting and intergalactic warfare are reliably pretty cool.
The prequels’ unintentional funniness have undoubtedly sparked some excellent memes, such as Anakin’s infamous, “I don’t like sand.” Seriously, if you haven’t watched that clip out of context and looked at the dead eyes of Hayden Christensen on repeat, you’re missing a good laugh.
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s “I have the high ground!” also attempts to take the crown for strange dialogue choices after 20 minutes of intense fighting leads to a claim of victory because ... a force-jumping legendary Jedi can’t move an extra few feet in either direction?
Anyways, there are ample comedic grounds in prequel commentary, but this video shows Star Wars as you’ve never seen it before, and it’s an absolute treat.
Kudos to the hilarious person who decided to combine Star Wars and marshmallows 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/tyQ3P0SlVz— mark ramage (@ramageftw) May 12, 2020
I snort-laughed so hard the first time I saw this that my roommate ran into the room to make sure I wasn’t dying. Everything in this 11-second clip is perfect. First, there’s the surprised, heartbroken marshmallow with a lightsaber screaming his heart out on a pot — because Kenobi has the high ground, remember? Then there’s the pan over as dramatic music and fiery sound effects play out, revealing the uh, “heavily toasted” body of marshmallow Anakin as he screeches like a misunderstood teenager.
Regardless of your serious or ironic love of the prequel scripts, I think we can all agree that this is everything we never knew we needed.