One of the best Saturday Night Live sketches this week was cut for time, but NBC acted quickly to get it up online. It makes sense, too. This sketch has it all: J.J. AbramsStar Wars things. Charles Barkley, even.
The premise is simple: Abrams is introducing another Star Wars spin-off movie, The Mos Eisley Five: A Star Wars Story. It’s about the group of smugglers that he says played a key in establishing the Rebel base on Hoth (the one from Empire Strikes Back).
In truth, Abrams’ clip reveal is an SNL sketch that asks why everyone in the Star Wars universe seems to speak and/or understand a dozen or more different alien or droid languages. Charles Barkley, this week’s guest host, does the asking. The comedy writes itself from there. Read more…