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If Star Wars Had the Sound Effects We Made With Our Mouths as Kids

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I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid, I constantly tried to persuade my parents to watch me reenact The Empire Strikes Back with action figures – it was the only one I had sufficient toys to reproduce, as the Death Star I playsets had been retired, and they never made any for Death Star II.

If you’re thinking, “Oh, how cute!” then you’re reckoning without my parents, who didn’t feel the need to humor my interests any more than absolutely necessary. They never, ever watched me play it out, never experiencing what I considered to be my great Darth Vader impersonation and laser sound effects. Yes, now you know the traumas that made me what I am, and I’m sure you’ll never abuse them, right?

But take those sounds, add them to the real visuals, and you get this video. I confess I’d like to see a whole movie done this way.

h/t Christian Lindke

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist