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The Mountain Goats wrote a hilarious ‘Star Wars’ song for ‘The Last Jedi’ director Rian Johnson

The song's title is perfect.

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Jan 30, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 2:43 am CDT

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle wrote a Star Wars song for The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, telling a morbidly funny tale about an “Ultimate Jedi.”

The song originated from a Twitter exchange last week, when Darnielle jokingly suggested that the new Star Wars movie should have been called “The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All the Other Jedi And Eats Their Bones.”

Darnielle ended up writing a real song based on his fake Star Wars movie titled, and Rian Johnson just shared it on Soundcloud. It’s a parable directed at a young Jedi, and it proves that the Mountain Goats’ dark sense of humor is a surprisingly perfect fit for Star Wars.

It’s only a matter of time before we start seeing fanart for The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All the Other Jedi And Eats Their Bones.

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*First Published: Jan 30, 2017, 12:07 pm CST