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Season: 2

Episode: 1987, Robot Chicken: Star Wars

Length: 2:27

Cast: Abraham Benrubi (Darth Vader), Seth MacFarlane (Palpatine), Seth Green (Sim Aloo, Phone Operator), Tom Root (Mas Amedda; uncredited)

Characters: Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, Mas Amedda, Sim Aloo, Phone Operator

Segment Summary: The Emperor gets a bad phone call from Darth Vader.

Written By: Doug Goldstein, Breckin Meyer

Themes: Bleeped, Film, Food & Drink


  • This segment takes place right after A New Hope.
  • The ringtone of the phone is the same one used in CTU Los Angeles on 24.
  • When Palpatine tells Mas and Sim about "throwing the Senate at him" in the beginning, he could be referring to his fight with Yoda in Revenge of the Sith.

Trivia / Info:

  • For Robot Chicken: Star Wars, Darth Vader's voice was changed to sound more realistic than the 1987 version.
  • After this segment was aired, Adult Swim created a t-shirt with this logo on it.
  • Since this sketch originally is from season 2, it's the only sketch from one of the Star Wars-specials that is also available uncensored.

Goofs / Nitpicks:

  • As mentioned in the DVD commentary, watch the dust move around on Palpatine's desk throughout the segment.
  • Though Vader claims to have been "flying around for 2 weeks trying to get a signal", in reality, his ship crash landed on the planet Vaal where he boarded a shuttle to Coruscant.

Online Commentary:
Emperor Phone Call - Smallest Details - The End

Transcription - Interpretations

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