Thanks to YouTube and relatively cheap digital technology, Star Wars parodies are fairly old hat. But what many don’t know is that Star Wars parodies are almost as old as the original movie itself.
In 1978, Hardware Wars was released. It looks like it may have been filmed on a budget of, like, fifty bucks. The spaceships were household appliances. C-3PO was a guy in a Tin Woodsman outfit. Chewbacca was a brown Cookie Monster.
Don’t believe me? See it after the cut.