I might be the only person in the world who finds pure comedic gold in the idea of inserting a popular TV or movie character into some other part of pop culture.
Ok, I'm not the only person. Family Guy lives and dies by those kinds of jokes (ostensibly written by manatees, according to South Park). Still, sometimes something strikes me as so outlandish I can't help but laugh at myself.
My most recent one of these character mashups involved renowned Jedi Master Yoda driving the Grave Digger monster truck. I don't know why it seemed so funny (perhaps I was tired?), but I keep thinking Yoda would be a force (pun totally and regretfully intended) in Monster Jam. I mean, he could use the Force to do some death-defying stunts.
Perhaps he could star in Dancing With the Stars. Green guy has some killer moves. (I'm actually astounded that ABC/Disney has not used him as a guest judge on a talent show or something.)
If any of these things come to pass, let me know about them. I figure the manatees will eventually write one of these things, or perhaps Seth MacFarlane is just reading my blog and decides to rip it off wholesale (which I'm ok with.)
My brain is a curious thing. It bounces from place to place, from the exceedingly strange to the terribly mundane. Every once in awhile, something will pop into my head that is just completely out of nowhere. Totally random.