What Movie Makes Fun of Star Wars?

Are you a Star Wars fan looking for a good laugh? Look no further than the world of parody films.

There are several movies that make fun of the beloved sci-fi franchise, each with their own unique take on the galaxy far, far away. In this article, we’ll explore some of the most popular and hilarious Star Wars parodies out there.


Mel Brooks’ 1987 comedy classic “Spaceballs” is perhaps the most well-known Star Wars parody out there. The film follows Lone Starr (played by Bill Pullman) and his trusty sidekick Barf (John Candy) as they try to rescue Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) from the evil Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis). The movie is full of references and gags that poke fun at everything from lightsabers to Darth Vader’s breathing.

Favorite Gags:

  • The Schwartz: In “Spaceballs,” Jedi-like warriors wield a power called “The Schwartz,” which is essentially a spoof on the Force.
  • “I am your father’s brother’s nephew’s cousin’s former roommate”: Dark Helmet’s attempt to explain his connection to Lone Starr is a hilarious nod to one of the most famous lines in “The Empire Strikes Back.”
  • “Comb the desert”: When Dark Helmet orders his troops to search for the heroes, he tells them to “comb the desert” – leading to a ridiculous scene where they literally comb through sand dunes with giant combs.

Robot Chicken: Star Wars

Adult Swim’s stop-motion comedy series “Robot Chicken” has produced three Star Wars-themed specials over the years. The sketches range from silly one-offs to longer, interconnected stories – but all of them are guaranteed to make you laugh. Some of the show’s recurring gags include imagining what it would be like if Darth Vader was a good father to Luke Skywalker, or if Emperor Palpatine was just a regular guy with a desk job.

Favorite Skits:

  • “Boop beep boop boop bwee”: In one sketch, R2-D2 accidentally sends a message to the wrong droid – leading to a hilarious exchange of beeps and boops.
  • “I have brought peace to the galaxy”: After defeating the Emperor, Vader tries to adjust to his new life as a dad – but his attempts at fatherhood are predictably awkward.
  • “The Emperor’s Phone Call”: In this skit, Palpatine tries to call Darth Vader but keeps getting his voicemail. The longer he waits on hold, the more annoyed he gets – leading to some truly hilarious dialogue.

Family Guy: Blue Harvest

In 2007, “Family Guy” released its own Star Wars parody in the form of “Blue Harvest.” The hour-long episode retells the story of “A New Hope” with all of your favorite characters from Quahog – including Peter as Han Solo and Chris as Luke Skywalker. The animation style is faithful to the original film, but with plenty of “Family Guy”-style humor thrown in.

Favorite Gags:

  • Peter’s Millennium Falcon: Instead of a sleek spaceship, Peter pilots a beat-up station wagon through space.
  • “Laugh it up, Fuzzball”: When Chewbacca laughs at Han’s plans during the Death Star attack, Han responds with this classic line from “The Empire Strikes Back.”
  • The Couch Gag: In typical “Family Guy” fashion, the opening credits feature an extended gag where the family tries (and fails) to get settled on the couch for movie night.

Whether you’re a die-hard Star Wars fan or just in the mood for some silly humor, these movies and TV shows are sure to bring a smile to your face. So grab some popcorn, settle in, and enjoy the ride – and may the Schwartz be with you!