I guess we can add Yoda to the list of American celebrities who have made inexplicable Japanese commercials. In this, Yoda shills Cup Noodle ramen, by… well, making a giant boiling kettle of water float and while uttering some vague, bullshitty Jedi platitudes I don’t know why Yoda appears to be somewhat younger and shinier-eyed than he does in the prequels, either, but it certainly adds to the creepiness. If the Jedi master is going to pimp instant ramen, he should follow his bliss and make commercials for tequila. “For shack that ass time, Patron time, make it.” (Via Geekologie)
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