Weird Al’s ‘Scarif Beach Party’ is a Star Wars Summer Bop

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we knew that “Weird Al” Yankovic would not only appear in the Lego Star Wars summer vacation special, but sings a whole new song for it. And now that the special is here on Disney+ today the full track was also released, and honestly? It rules.

It’s a short track, but it gives me early Miley Cyrus/Carly Rae Jepsen vibes, and I mean that in the best possible way:

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Scarif Beach Party (from “LEGO Star Wars: Summer Vacation”)

Scarif, if you don’t remember, is the setting for the last act of Rogue One, the planet Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor and the crew infiltrated to steal the Death Star plans, and then they all died in a horrible way. It’s a strange location for Legos? Star Wars brand to have a beach party especially since half of the Star Wars seems to be galaxy composed of sand planets. But who counts? Here’s the official synopsis for the special:

“Looking for a much needed break from STormtroopers and TIE fighters, Finn arranges a surprise vacation for his friends Rey, Poe, Rose, Chewie, BB-8, R2-D2, and C-3PO, aboard the ultra-luxurious Galactic Starcruiser, the halcyon. But Finn’s plan to party together one last time quickly goes awry when he is separated from the group. While searching for his friends, he encounters three Force spirits: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Leia Organa, each of whom share their own unexpected stories of vacations gone wrong, helping him understand that vacation is more than just have fun. ”

Remember Yankovic plays Vic Vankoh in the special which I think is still a decent one Star Wars name but far, far inferior to Yan Kovic.


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