Yoda (song)

Yoda (Song)

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"Yoda" is a song by "Weird Al" Yankovic. It is a parody of the song "Lola" by The Kinks. Written and inspired by the events of The Empire Strikes Back, the song is told from the point of view of Jedi-in-training Luke Skywalker, and concerns his dealings with Jedi Master Yoda on the planet Dagobah. It is featured on Weird Al's third album, Dare to Be Stupid.

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Early success

"Yoda" was originally written by "Weird Al" Yankovic during the initial run of the 1980 American epic space opera The Empire Strikes Back. The film introduced the character of Yoda, the ancient Jedi Master who trains Luke in the ways of The Force following the demise of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Indeed, Yankovic later sarcastically remarked that, "Prior to The Empire Strikes Back, the thought of writing a song about Yoda had never occurred to me."

After the success of the movie, Yankovic toyed with the idea of writing a song based on the break-out character, but was unable to find a suitable song. Yankovic remembers, "I was still in college at the time, and a friend of mine named Mike suggested that I do the song to the tune of '' -- which I couldn't believe that I hadn't thought of...
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