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2021-07-27 9:32:48 PM  
10 votes:

Mugato: Carson was like "Wow long until I can get this douchebag off the couch?"


And I'd bet that Sagan walked into that theater thinking, "I came here prepared to talk about the Pioneer Venus mission and these clowns are probably going to ask me about Star Wars."
 
2021-07-27 10:56:37 PM  
5 votes:

cretinbob: Absolutely there's a lot of missing information, but look at people who live in deserts here.


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IT's in Arizona...a Desert...Go on guess the color of most of skin of the people living there.
 
2021-07-28 2:03:41 AM  
5 votes:

dodecahedron: Anyway, he made such a fuss about it that the engineers ended up changing the code name from Sagan to Butthole Astronomer.


Ma'am, as a Butthole Astronomer, I must say that's the fullest moon I've ever seen. I'm giving you a star.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go study some astronomy. For research.
 
2021-07-27 8:55:18 PM  
4 votes:
Why assume that the racial mix on some planets in a galaxy far, far away would be the same as ours?
 
2021-07-27 9:39:22 PM  
4 votes:
Chewbacca didn't get a medal because he was just the co-pilot. Han shouldn't really have gotten a medal either, he showed up at the last minute and shot one TIE-Fighter in the back, didn't even get Vader, could have ended the whole trilogy.
 
2021-07-27 11:47:30 PM  
4 votes:

optikeye: bingethinker: cretinbob: bingethinker: Why assume that the racial mix on some planets in a galaxy far, far away would be the same as ours?

You have no idea what the function of skin color is.

Yes I do. And why assume that all planets have the same range of climates that we do?

In most Science Fiction all the planets are mono climates. Like there's all "water planets"...or "ice planets".."Jungle Planets"..etc..etc. And apparently the entire farken planet is like that.
Which maybe common, I mean look at Europa and Venus and most of Mars.


Don't forget the candy planet or vegetable planet from Mario games.
 
2021-07-28 1:00:38 AM  
4 votes:

Big_Doofus: It's.
A.
Movie.

FFS


Carl was a little strange. He tried to sue Apple because they code-named a product in development after him. It was a *code* name, those names never get used for the product itself and disappear when the product is launched. Anyway, he made such a fuss about it that the engineers ended up changing the code name from Sagan to Butthole Astronomer.
 
2021-07-27 9:00:56 PM  
3 votes:

bingethinker: Why assume that the racial mix on some planets in a galaxy far, far away would be the same as ours?


You have no idea what the function of skin color is.
 
2021-07-27 11:36:40 PM  
3 votes:
all i know is carl sagan's sci-fi book SUCKED
 
2021-07-27 11:36:49 PM  
3 votes:
optikeye:

Technically. PEOPLE *humans* didn't exist on tatooine. They were settlers there.
Now, tell me about Blue people and Thrawn.


AH Animated - Gavin Explains "The Star War"
Youtube JAFOqgMB2tY
 
2021-07-27 11:39:20 PM  
3 votes:

cretinbob: That doesn't change the fact that white people wouldn't likely exist on Tatooine


Ah yes, of course, because migration and inter-species diversity would be impossible in a multiplanetary society with faster-than-light space travel.
 
2021-07-27 8:03:46 PM  
2 votes:
Anti-Wookie discrimination. Carl needs a medal named after him.
 
2021-07-27 10:49:26 PM  
2 votes:

cretinbob: optikeye: cretinbob: bingethinker: Why assume that the racial mix on some planets in a galaxy far, far away would be the same as ours?

You have no idea what the function of skin color is.

You do know star wars was 'fiction' don't you? It was also mostly filmed in England for the studio bits with people.

That doesn't change the fact that white people wouldn't likely exist on Tatooine


Well, you could say the same thing about Florida...but DAMN there's a lot white people living there.

Technically. PEOPLE *humans* didn't exist on tatooine. They were settlers there.
Now, tell me about Blue people and Thrawn.
 
2021-07-27 11:54:34 PM  
2 votes:

Summoner101: Don't forget the candy planet or vegetable planet from Mario games.


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HMM HOW DID THIS CAKE EVOLVE HMM

is why carl sagan farking sucks
 
2021-07-28 12:11:26 AM  
2 votes:
It's.
A.
Movie.

FFS
 
2021-07-28 12:24:10 AM  
2 votes:
For my taste, the best thing Carson put out was the time he conspired with James Randi to expose/debunk Uri Geller:

Unforgettable Uri Geller Appearance on Carson Tonight Show - 08/01/1973
Youtube zD7OgAdCObs
 
2021-07-28 8:04:45 AM  
2 votes:

cretinbob: optikeye: cretinbob: bingethinker: Why assume that the racial mix on some planets in a galaxy far, far away would be the same as ours?

You have no idea what the function of skin color is.

You do know star wars was 'fiction' don't you? It was also mostly filmed in England for the studio bits with people.

That doesn't change the fact that white people wouldn't likely exist on Tatooine


Sure they can. Just ask those Atreides losers.

/ducks
 
2021-07-27 9:06:10 PM  
1 vote:
Carson was like "Wow long until I can get this douchebag off the couch?"
 
2021-07-27 9:25:36 PM  
1 vote:

cretinbob: bingethinker: Why assume that the racial mix on some planets in a galaxy far, far away would be the same as ours?

You have no idea what the function of skin color is.


You do know star wars was 'fiction' don't you? It was also mostly filmed in England for the studio bits with people.
 
2021-07-27 10:34:28 PM  
1 vote:
There's nothing wrong with thought experiments as long as you remember to think.
Absolutely there's a lot of missing information, but look at people who live in deserts here.
 
2021-07-27 11:10:02 PM  
1 vote:

bingethinker: Why assume that the racial mix on some planets in a galaxy far, far away would be the same as ours?


Yes, that was Carl's point. Well done
 
2021-07-27 11:40:34 PM  
1 vote:

cretinbob: bingethinker: Why assume that the racial mix on some planets in a galaxy far, far away would be the same as ours?

You have no idea what the function of skin color is.


Yes I do. And why assume that all planets have the same range of climates that we do?
 
2021-07-27 11:42:11 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: Chewbacca didn't get a medal because he was just the co-pilot. Han shouldn't really have gotten a medal either, he showed up at the last minute and shot one TIE-Fighter in the back, didn't even get Vader, could have ended the whole trilogy.


The other take was Wookies do not like clothing, decorations, or jewelry. He doesn't wear clothing and the only 'body' item he wears he uses is weaponry holding.
But then again...after the fact geekdom is very interesting.
 
2021-07-27 11:46:17 PM  
1 vote:

bingethinker: cretinbob: bingethinker: Why assume that the racial mix on some planets in a galaxy far, far away would be the same as ours?

You have no idea what the function of skin color is.

Yes I do. And why assume that all planets have the same range of climates that we do?


In most Science Fiction all the planets are mono climates. Like there's all "water planets"...or "ice planets".."Jungle Planets"..etc..etc. And apparently the entire farken planet is like that.
Which maybe common, I mean look at Europa and Venus and most of Mars.
 
2021-07-27 11:53:08 PM  
1 vote:

cretinbob: optikeye: cretinbob: bingethinker: Why assume that the racial mix on some planets in a galaxy far, far away would be the same as ours?

You have no idea what the function of skin color is.

You do know star wars was 'fiction' don't you? It was also mostly filmed in England for the studio bits with people.

That doesn't change the fact that white people wouldn't likely exist on Tatooine


Humans weren't native to Tatooine.  In fact Shmi and Anakin weren't originally from Tatooine, they were brought there as slaves.
 
2021-07-28 12:14:14 AM  
1 vote:

cretinbob: optikeye: cretinbob: bingethinker: Why assume that the racial mix on some planets in a galaxy far, far away would be the same as ours?

You have no idea what the function of skin color is.

You do know star wars was 'fiction' don't you? It was also mostly filmed in England for the studio bits with people.

That doesn't change the fact that white people wouldn't likely exist on Tatooine


they aren't the natives, no one thinks they are the natives
 
2021-07-28 12:20:59 AM  
1 vote:

optikeye: But then again...after the fact geekdom is very interesting.


You misspelled "dumb."
 
2021-07-28 12:28:05 AM  
1 vote:

Mugato: Carson was like "Wow long until I can get this douchebag off the couch?"


Not at all.  He had Sagan on the show several times during its run.  You didn't get multiple appearances on the Tonight Show unless Carson liked you.

Here, he's listening to Sagan with genuine interest, but guarded, because he was a consummate showman and always had to be intuitive about losing the crowd.  Sagan saved himself with the Wookiee joke, so Carson didn't have to.
 
2021-07-28 1:04:55 AM  
1 vote:

optikeye: IT's in Arizona...a Desert...Go on guess the color of most of skin of the people living there.


either a sickly grey or lobster red, depending on whether they spend most of their time indoors or outdoors.
 
2021-07-28 2:45:22 AM  
1 vote:

Spice Must Flow: dodecahedron: Anyway, he made such a fuss about it that the engineers ended up changing the code name from Sagan to Butthole Astronomer.

Ma'am, as a Butthole Astronomer, I must say that's the fullest moon I've ever seen. I'm giving you a star.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go study some astronomy. For research.


No asteroids?
 
2021-07-28 6:27:53 AM  
1 vote:
When all the characters are white:  Hey we're just picking the best actors available
When some of the characters are not white:  OMG PANDERING SJW CRAP
 
2021-07-28 6:38:39 AM  
1 vote:
It's also strange they spoke English. But of course that's because it's a movie and they're trying to make things understandable for the audience instead of showing these things in their most realistic form.
 
2021-07-28 8:04:25 AM  
1 vote:

Mugato: Carson was like "Wow long until I can get this douchebag off the couch?"


he was one of Carson's favorite guests...he made you think (well..obviously not you PERSONALLY it seems...)
 
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