There’s all kinds of fantastic going on in this gif. There’s Star Wars, there’s baseball and there’s comedy.
This is supposedly from a Japanese baseball promo that involved teams from Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball league.
That’s all well and good. The part we love about this is not that Darth Vader is at bat against a team of Storm Troopers. It’s not that his bat is a light saber. It’s not that he smokes one through the roof of the stadium or that the ball hits the Death Star and it blows up.
That’s all awesome, mind you.
It’s subtle comedy of the fielders dropping their gloves in amazement after the Death Star blows that makes this a total win.
We’re surprised old No-Chin George Lucas didn’t shut this down or bungle it in some way.