This Comedy Sketch Nails the Terrible Feeling When Your Date Doesn't Like 'Star Wars'

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 - 4:53PM
Star Wars
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 - 4:53PM
This Comedy Sketch Nails the Terrible Feeling When Your Date Doesn't Like 'Star Wars'
Image credit: XVP Comedy
In an age of BB-8 waffle makers and Yoda cookie jars, finding someone who hasn't seen Star Wars is the closest thing we have to discovering a living unicorn. Star Wars stopped being a movie series a long time ago—now it's just a fixture in pop culture across the world, like rock 'n roll or Mickey Mouse. One of the greatest joys a Star Wars fan can give to a loved one, then, is showing them the movies that changed their lives.

Which means there is nothing more heart-rending for that fan than watching their loved one tear apart Star Wars piece by piece, right in front of their eyes. Like this.



So many things in this video are spot-on: the look of despair and grief frozen on the male actor's face, the grudgingly accurate nitpicks, and the re-enactments of the scenes, especially the Kylo Ren-Han Solo catwalk scene, where a momentary compliment for Leia gives a fleeting hope that something can be salvaged, only to have this guy's girlfriend impale him calmly as she explains why it's still not enough. Chewie bellowing in the background makes it all the more heart-wrenching. It's goddamn genius.

The video is a product of XVP Comedy, a sketch comedy group started by Patrick De Nicola and Sam Martin. Here's what Patrick had to say about the group:

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We met taking classes at Second City Chicago and discovered that we both had a huge passion for movies and geek culture. We kept working together until we made a music video for a bar mitzvah boy that went viral, and when that happened, it opened the door to making videos online. Comedy and movie making are our lives and we've been workin' hard to get sketches out at a professional level (which is always hard, cause we're insane perfectionists) ever since.
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Patrick and XVP are planning on releasing new sketches every Thursday on YouTube. You can subscribe here, and check out their equally hilarious Walking Dead sketch here.
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