Monkeys Fighting Robots featured Image

What may be one of the biggest mashups ever, Ron Howard decided to lend his narrative talents like he did in Arrested Development to summarize the original Star Wars trilogy.

The director of Solo: A Star Wars Story was interviewed on The Star Wars Show where they introduced the segment where cleverly edited clips from the original trilogy in the style of Arrested Development with opening credits and all.

Howard went into the specifics of the Skywalker family focusing his narrative on the events of A New Hope in a similar vein as Bluths on Arrested Development. Howard plays up the main characters with Luke (Mark Hamill) and Leia (Carrie Fisher), unbeknownst to each other at the time of their sibling connection while intermittently showing a black and white still of baseball legend Pete Rose sliding into second.

Implied incest is a recurring theme between George-Michael Bluth (Michael Cera) and Maeby Fünke (Alia Shawkat), who may or may not be cousins. The possible relationship is at constant conflict to George-Michael throughout the show. The main characters on Arrested Development are brother and sister duo of Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) and Lindsay Bluth Fünke (Portia de Rossi).

The parody also delves into the situations and the contrasting punchlines concerning all the major Star Wars characters with clips from the prequels. The segment closed with “On the Next Star Wars” to include clips from The Empire Strikes Back reminding the audience why you always “leave a note” as Luke’s hand gets cut off during his fight with Vader in Cloud City.