“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” decided to make fun of the new “Star Wars: Kenobi” series by giving it a “Cheers”-style opening theme song.
What’s going on?
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” released a hilarious video to celebrate the fact that “Star Wars: Kenobi” will begin filming in Boston in January 2021.
The video — described as “an exclusive preview of the opening credits” — poked fun at the show’s Boston connection by playing clips to the theme of the Boston-based sitcom “Cheers.”
- The lyrics include: “Hiding away in the Outer Rim takes everything you’ve got,” the song begins. “Hiding away from all those Jedi and your garbage can robot.”
- “Sometimes you wanna go where everybody has weird names.”
A project summary for the show reads:
- “Tatooine — a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.”
The release date for Disney+ appears undetermined, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.