R2-D2 and C-3PO might be the most famous droid duo in a galaxy far, far away, but that doesn't mean they can't be replaced by two wisecracking robots from our solar system who love to make fun of bad movies.
"Mystery Science Theater 3000" (MST3K) robot co-hosts Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot try their luck auditioning for the role BB-8 in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in this parody video from Funny or Die posted Tuesday.
Voiced by new MST3K cast members Baron Vaughn as Tom Servo and Hampton Yount as Crow T. Robot, the sarcastic metal hosts try their best to get cast as new "The Force Awakens" characters. But Servo's hopes of portraying Kylo Ren are dashed when he's told to audition for the droid BB-8 instead.
"Oh OK, because I'm a robot? A tin man is a tin man, right? Because we all look alike!" Servo yells.
When Crow beeps repeatedly, he questions why R2-D2 and BB-8 aren't as articulate like C-3PO.
"So one robot is fluent in 6 million forms of communication, walks around on two legs, comprehending cultural and environmental nuances, and the other one beeps?" Crows asks.
"Ya know we don't all beep," Servo adds. "I've never met a bot that beeps."
They have a point. Why is C-3PO allowed to pontificate about dangerous situations with verbose dialogue, but astromechs like R2-D2 and BB-8 are only allowed to beep and scream?
Sadly, while Crow and Servo didn't actually make the cut for the new Star Wars movie, fans can still catch them again, all thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign that will bring new episodes featuring horrible movies worthy of a good heckling.
"The Force Awakens," directed by J.J. Abrams -- but without Crow and Servo -- opens December 17 in the UK and Australia and December 18 in the US.