Monday, November 27, 2006

Strange Brew meets Star Wars: Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Beer WarsSometimes you see a mashup and you wonder how you could miss that obvious combination. Now the original Star Wars trilogy has become the base coat for a lot of satirical and parody work from all the way back to 1977's Hardware Wars, but on the weekend, I think I witnessed a new gold standard in this category.

And its name was Beer Wars, an uproarious mashup of Strange Brew and some of the Mackenzie Brothers albums with the original Star Wars. It seems like a no-brainer now given the references to Lucas's work in Strange Brew but it is a dynamite combination.

For the most part, the two worlds sync up nicely, and it is just funny as hell, especially if you know the original context of the audio or the video you are watching. There are some places where it doesn't fit together well(mainly when an movie sound clip and one from an album collide), but conceptually, it is very well done. I think it is a must-see for anyone who loves the Mackenzie Brothers or anyone who wants to laugh at a Canadian stereotype(I mean, who doesn't?)

Little known fact: The actor who played Jean "Rosey" Larose in Strange Brew was also Gold Leader in the original Star Wars.


D. Prince said...

Take off eh?

I loved it.

MC said...

I love how well the little ending part goes with the audio track. It is a perfect scene.