"The Downfall Of Anakin Skywalker" is episode 25 and the second part of the Revenge of The Podcast miniseries, about Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Posted 28 Sep 2015.

Summary

Reminder, they threw down the gauntlet: Sith Lords are NOT ALLOWED to listen to this show.

This week Griffin and David, whilst yelling into microphones, dive right into The River of Ham that is Anakin’s origin story and the main crux of the Phantom Menace series: turning to the dark side and becoming Darth Vader. Also, the MANY mistakes the Jedi council make, killing children, a space holocaust, and choking your wife because you're trying to save her from your dreams where she dies.

Why is this movie so dour and serious? Is there no such thing as press or paparazzi in this galaxy? Do the security cameras have footage of this actual movie in them, Spaceballs-style? Why are Anakin's eyes glowing red in the back half of the film? And where did that beautifully shot robot-suit scene come from, and why do we only get like the last 2 minutes of the movie -- and of the entire Star Wars trilogy** -- with that cool-looking suit?

Plus a Merchandise Spotlight! And of course, as always, fuck George Lucas.

Milestones and Ephemera

  • This movie: A bunch of baloney
  • Blank Check with Griffin and David: The "Nurse Jackie" of podcasts
  • robot coughing: funny
  • The only thing that matters in a light saber duel: high ground
  • Griffin's preferred pronunciation of the word "robot": /rō' bət/


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