Star Wars: 10 Funniest Deleted Scenes
Star wars has provided fans with a plethora of deleted scenes over the years, and for a long time some of them were hard to access. Luckily, many favorite deleted scenes have been added to Disney+, giving fans easy access to their favorite tracks and commentary. These moments provided insight into the gander visions the various teams had while putting the films together.
Some of these scenes stood out among the rest due to their hilarious qualities. Whether intentional, unintentional, or the result of being in the early stages of production, these scenes leave a memorable impression on those who view them. It’s hard to see many movies in the saga the same after watching what could have been.
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Revenge of the Sith is a treasure trove of fun deleted scenes. At the start of the film, General Grievous kills Shaak Ti in front of Anakin and Obi-Wan after the Jedi are outnumbered. Shaak Ti’s emotionless facial expressions and Anakin’s and Obi-Wan’s bizarre reactions to his death make all social interactions shocking.
At first, the cheeky Jedi finish each other’s sentences while talking to one of Obi-Wan’s iconic rivals. As the scene continues, the two men start touching their faces in an attempt to talk to each other. This whole scene is too crazy to be taken seriously. That being said, it was satisfying to see Obi-Wan comically twirling his mustache.
Rey crashes the party
During a deleted scene of The Last Jedi, Rey breaks into the guardian village of Ahch-To, believing that they are being attacked by raiders. She’s surprised to see the guards celebrating, and everyone shares an awkward moment of silence. One of the guards motions for Rey to shake her lightsaber, and the crowd erupts in excitement.
So many subtle emotions were conveyed through the creatures’ facial expressions and body language. It was a testament to the talents of all the puppeteers and make-up artists who brought these aliens to life. It was a real treat to see so many practical effects used for the sequel trilogy creatures.
The Extended Pod Race Grid
One of the most tradable parts of The Phantom Menace was the Pod race. In the expanded version of the Pod Race opening scene, the full grid of racers is introduced. Many runners who haven’t had much screen time are featured with amusing commentary from announcer Fodesinbeed Annodue.
The funniest comment came when Mars Guo was introduced. As the announcers declare his name, Jar Jar takes the opportunity to upstage him, immersing himself in the cheers and applause of the crowd. Obviously, this is an act that does not please Mars Guo, who can be seen stamping his feet in anger on the back.
Wampa strikes back!
The Empire Strikes Back has many of the most iconic moments of the star wars franchise. Who can forget Luke’s tense encounter with the Wampa? It wasn’t the last time one of these creatures appeared in the film. In a deleted sequence during the evacuation of the Rebel base, a Wampa bursts into the tunnels to terrorize the Rebels and Imperials.
Throughout the sequence with the Wampa, it’s evident that the creature’s costume was cheap. This would severely limit the actor inside, resulting in many awkward moves that are unintentionally funny. It didn’t help that all of the creature’s shots were too long.
Extended lava duel between Anakin and Obi-Wan
In this long sequence of Revenge of the Sith, Anakin and Obi-Wan have a slightly different version of their duel on Mustafar. The two roll in circles and clash blades as they slowly progress through the shattered structure. As the scene continues, Anakin uses his heightened power to force the lava surge on Obi-Wan.
Anakin’s defeat is worse and much more brutal in this version of the scene. Instead of a discussion of “the heights”, Obi-Wan chops off Anakin’s legs when the pair fight on one of the hovering platforms. The odd expression on Obi-Wan’s face is unintentionally funny as he watches Anakin burn alive beneath him.
Extended Battle of Geonosis
During the extended raid on the Geonosian Arena in attack of the clones, the Jedi are shown running mindlessly and slicing through the air with their lightsabers. Obviously this whole sequence was in the early stages of visual development, but like many other scenes, that doesn’t take away from the hilarity.
It’s funny how shocking this whole sequence is. None of the extras seem to know what is going on. In the footage, Ki Adi Mundi deactivates a battery that was supposed to instantly shut down all droids, to no avail. Although this fixes a plot hole of The Phantom Menace, that extra part of the battle would have spoiled the pacing.
Pilot Mon Calamari
In a series of deleted clips from return of the jedi, a Mon Calamari pilot gives fans a variety of hilarious jokes as he fights in a space battle. Throughout the scene, the Mon Calamari says “fried calamari tonight”, “all this tech and no men’s room”, “boy are these humans weird”, “wish I could stop drooling” and “this is the last time I will fly Lucus Air!”
The chaos behind the scenes is what makes it all the funnier. Fans can hear the director cracking jokes at the voice actor during filming. Throughout the scene, the Mon Calamari puppet features a variety of technical difficulties that give him fun facial movements. Like other deleted scenes from the original trilogy, this clip provides an entertaining glimpse into life on set.
Yoda extended against the Emperor’s duel
The epic battle between Yoda and the Emperor in Revenge of the Sith is one of the most iconic battles of the saga. In the extended version of the scene, the scale and duration of the battle are even greater. Despite the interesting combat additions, such as cameras filming the battle, the goofy aspects are taken to an extreme.
At one point in the fight, the Emperor clings for life to one of the hovering cameras while trying to flee Yoda. During the finale of the fight, Yoda redirects the Emperor’s Force lighting through a camera to electrocute him. Imagine what the Emperor’s campy expressions would have looked like if this was the final version of the film.
Hayden Christiansen and Ewan McGregor’s chemistry shines in this hilarious Revenge of the Sith deleted scene. As Anakin and Obi-Wan head for the elevator aboard the Invisible Hand, they struggle to understand R2-D2’s message to them. While the couple bickers, Anakin attempts to speak binary to hilarious effect.
It’s so strange to see Anakin speaking in binary, especially since it was just the mis-dubbed astromech sound on him. Shortly after, Anakin and Obi-Wan carve up an elevator filled with invisible droids. The scene is completed by the breakup character of Christensen and McGregor as they laugh together. They couldn’t help it.
Extended Grievous and Obi-Wan Chase
In many ways, this deleted scene feels like fan fiction. It starts off relatively similar to how it unfolds in Revenge of the Sith. After losing his duel with Obi-Wan on Utapau, Grievous escapes on his wheeled bicycle. From there, the most ridiculous action scene of star wars plays.
During the long chase, Grievous runs through a subway train and uses his wheeled bicycle to throw pieces of dead clones at Obi-Wan. When the battle ends, Obi-Wan rips Grievous’ brain out of his chest cavity and shoots him with a blaster. This hilariously over-the-top brutality of this sequence is not to be missed.
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