I've seen Star Wars more times than I can count (because I stopped counting around time #47); I know a good portion of Episodes 4, 5 & 6 by heart, and prefer to forget about most of 1, 2 & 3. But my favorite part was always Mos Eisley Spaceport ("you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villany - we must be cautious...") and its creature-diverse cantina. Big drama goes down at the cantina - altercations that result in an arm on the floor (more on this later) and a dead Greedo; smugglers make business deals; and we get a glimpse of fan favorite Hammerhead. And of course, best cantina music of all time. Iconic.
And so, in honor of Star Wars Day - May the 4th Be with You All (get it?) - it's about time that the cantina had its day in the Tatooine suns. So before I run back to Toschi to pick up more power converters, I'm pleased to share this collection of some of my favorite cantina-related video clips (some of them new for this year).
College Humor takes you inside the auditions for the new Mos Eisley band - featuring some familiar faces.
Kid Snippets has children retell the Mos Eisley scenes with adults acting out and lipsyncing the kids' audio. Ponda
Speaking of the aforementioned arm on the floor, here's Robot Chicken's version of what happened to Ponda Baba (Walrus Man) that day.
Anyone who's been on a Virgin America flight lately may have caught snippets of Nerdist's Course of the Force event. Here's their awkward display of Cantina Karaoke, featuring cameos from Jason Schwartzman, Patton Oswalt and of course, Billy Dee Williams.