May the 4th be with you. If you have a friend who knows how many languages C3P0 speaks, knows who Salacious B. Crumb is, or has the Star Wars Holiday Special on VHS, today is the one day you shouldn't bust their chops.
Star Wars nerds are a very special breed. There's not one factoid you can enlighten them with, not once piece of fan fiction they haven’t read or at least know the synopsis of, and when it comes to Princess Leia in the gold bikini? Forget about it, they'll simply scoff, adjust their glasses, and regale you with details about how long it took to design.
So to celebrate Star Wars Day, we bring to you 5 famous star wars fans. And when it comes to your nerdy fanatic friends, try your best to listen to their Star Wars quotes today. In fact, do or do not. There is no try.
Stephen Colbert: The never-ending Star Wars references throughout The Colbert Report exposed Stephen Colbert as a fan long ago. Colbert made an excess of Star Wars references during an interview with Mike Huckabee, who recently blasted Natalie Portman's pregnancy:
"Look, I’m no fan of single mothers either. But it’s Natalie Portman we’re talking about. That kid she’s pregnant with is Luke Skywalker,” Colbert said. “So logically, if you’re against her pregnancy that means you’ve aligned yourself politically with Emperor Palpatine. You’re alienating all of Tatooine. It’s a swing planet.”
If Obama appears to be getting strangled by an invisible force during a speech, I think it's time to worry.
Megan Fox: I call bullsh-t on this one, but fan boys insist that Megan Fox is a fellow Star Wars nerd. Mostly because she wore a vintage Star Wars T-shirt once. And girls never wear iconic T-shirts unless they know everything about what's on them. I'm sure they all know exactly who Che Guevara is and aren't at all mistaking him for "the hot Latin guy from that Snatch movie". Sorry to disappoint you, Star Wars fans, but my guess is she's pandering to her fan boy following. And frankly, I find her lack of faith disturbing.
Seth Green: The only thing Seth Green is known more for than starring in comedies is his undying love of Star Wars. He's a die-hard fan, writing three episodes of the Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode parodies. Seth once said of the series:
"The Star Wars universe is so dense and rich; it's crazy to think that there aren't normal, mundane everyday problems in a world so well-defined. And it's even crazier to think of what those problems might be, since it's all set in a galaxy far, far away. What do these characters do when they're not overthrowing Empires?"
I can totally see Yoda watching the Austin Powers movies.
Kevin Smith: The director of Clerks and Dogma has been a longtime Star Wars fan. He's been interviewed about his thoughts on the Star Wars universe and invited to the most elite Star Wars events. A fun fact? Early in his career, Kevin Smith directed Hasbro commercials that featured Star Wars toys.
Conan O'Brien: When asked who his favorite Star Wars character was, O'Brien answered: "Salacious Crumb! He laughed at everything Jabba the Hutt said even when Jabba's material was sub-par. He'd make a great sidekick."
Watch out, Andy Richter!