The new Disney showThe Mandalorian has been a huge success for the new streaming service, judging only by the memes. There are countless variations of Baby Yoda drinking hisbone broth, Baby Yoda riding in the>Tesla Cybertruck, and Baby Yodaplaying with the radio.
But maybe the best meme we’ve seen so far is a video that reimagines the sci-fi / Western / samurai adventure in a completely new context. Specifically, we see what Mando and Baby Yoda might look like if they were in a 1980 s sitcom. And it’s surprisingly perfect.
British animator Garth Wood edited the newStar Warsshow to look like a retro TV sitcom and uploaded the video to Facebookfor the world to see. You’ll definitely want the sound on for this one.
The theme song used in this newMandalorianmash-up trailer is actually from the sitcomMy Two Dads,which aired for three seasons starting in 1987
The 1980 s parody leaves you wanting more, but we’ll have to live with just a short intro for now. That being said, it wouldn’t surprise me if we saw compete 30 – minute reedits of the show in the near future. There’s so much fun stuff to play with in this genre-bending show that borrows from midcentury Westerns, Japanese samurai epics, and 1980 s sci-fi.
The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda (or whatever his real name turns out to be) seems to be shaking loose something in the collective imagination that’s been stagnant in the Trump era. Our criminal president has robbed us of so much mental space to just enjoy frivolous things, as Trump commits crimes with impunity on an almost daily basis. Hopefully the creativity being unleashed with these remixes are a small peek at the fun that’s to come. Otherwise, the 2020 s are going to be a fucking bummer of a decade.