Trailer: Star Wars Detours

I like Star Wars. I like making fun of the prequels. But… what… uh… um… eh… who… asked for this? Coming to Cartoon Network with the official seal of approval from LucasFilms, Star Wars: Detours looks to be the love child of Star Wars and whatever lowbrow cartoon you despise the most.

Obi-Wan doing stand up. Leia being a Valley Girl. Organized dancing. Vader ordering lunch at a diner. Han Solo putting on the Indiana Jones fedora. I guess I just don’t get it. It probably makes sense that the people behind Robot Chicken made it, because I don’t understand that show either. I guess this is getting old. But I only imagine us old fogies who actually grew up with Star Wars and are Star Wars nerds have no interest in this. Or maybe it’s just me who is out of touch.

What do you think?

Jonathan is a writer and teacher constantly in pursuit of his fortune and glory. In the meantime, he graciously volunteers his genius to the internet, providing his insight on cinema and showering lessons of life upon all of those who stumble into the third row.


  1. Robot chicken, family guy, adidas commercials, volkswagen commercials and documentaries. Star Wars is pop culture territory that has been covered a lot lately.

    I find 99.9% of riffing on Star Wars at this point to be completely unoriginal and unnecessary. This is certainly no exception.

  2. That’s my childhood raped yet again.

    I don’t know, when I was 15 I would have loved that shit, but other than a couple of gags here and there it looks pretty painful.

    It just looks too ‘zany’ – it’s trying way too hard. Robot Chicken got away with things in small doses and the handmade aesthetic gave it a bit of a ‘fans messing about in their bedrooms’ feel. This just smacks of corporate money-grabbing.

    The more of this crap I’m seeing the less interested I am in Star Wars anymore, which is depressing as I love the original trilogy.

  3. I like Star Wars, I like the prequels, I like the Clone Wars TV show, and I even think the “I’m Han Solo” dance video is kinda hilarious. But even *I* think this is stupid.

  4. Catching up on stuff and news from when I was on vacation and I could have done without seeing this.

    It was like someone asked how far can you take Star Wars parodies before it got completely unfunny and pointless and came up with this.


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