The Ballad of Porkins (the Fat Guy Pilot’s Death in Star Wars)

If you are a big Star Wars fan, you remember ill fated “Porkins.” Not only was he a fat guy saddled with the name “Porkins,” but he died, from, like nothing other then being fat when his X-Wing Fighter blew up at the very beginning of the attack of the Death Star – also known as the Battle of Yavin IV.

According to the Wookiepeedia, Porkins flew as Red Six during the Battle of Yavin, his skills at strafing aiding the Rebels early in the battle. However, when his T-65 X-wing starfighter was struck by debris, leaving him with several mechanical and computer malfunctions, Porkins was hit by enemy turbolaser fire and killed.

Jek Porkins: “I’ve got a problem here.”
Biggs Darklighter: “Eject.”
Jek Porkins: “I can hold it.”
Biggs Darklighter: “Pull up!” ”
Jek Porkins: “No, I’m all-Aaaaaaahhhhhh”

He’s not quite as cool as Admiral Ackbar’s “It’s a Trap,” but, lets remember him for his fat death.

…but maybe his proclivities are to blame…

…and the Family Guy version…

It’s a Trap!

It’s a Trap!

Every Star Wars fan knows a little something about Admiral Ackbar. Admiral Ackbar led the Rebel ships into the Battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi. A member of the Mon Calamari species, Ackbar and his people manned the distinctive warships supplied to the Rebellion by that aquatic culture. Admiral Ackbar developed the attack strategy for the Battle of Endor, and commanded the Mon Calamari Star Cruiser Home One.

Admiral Ackbar’s distinctive look and voice has made him ripe for parody. He has been parodied in Robot Chicken and the South Park movie. I can’t get enough of trying to speak in his voice.  His most well known line “It’s a Trap” is a legitimate internet meme. There are thousands of references, images and parodies found all over the Internet.

The Original…

The Robot Chicken Admiral Ackbar Cereal Commercial:

Admiral Ackbar warns various movie characters of possible traps…

It’s a Trap!