It seems appropriate that on a day when the brand new Star Wars: The Force Awakens For A Teaser Nine Months Before The Film's Release trailer climaxed with Han Solo and Chewbacca trading barbs like the old days—thereby saving our childhoods and eradicating cynicism all at once—we would also be blessed with this perfect Chewie/Louie mashup.
It's a step-by-step recreation of the Louie opening theme, with Chewie walking out of the subway and along Bleeker to Ben's Pizzeria. The best part: the stormtrooper who walks by and gives the middle finger to the camera, just like the random dude in the real video. The whole thing ends with some of Chewie's classic "racy" stand-up material at the Comedy Cellar.
The video, which was lovingly made by Nerdist, was put on their site last week before the premiere of season five of Louie, but it was only put up on YouTube last night, and it just feels right posting it in light of the new Star Wars teaser.
Now hopefully someone is busy right now making some more Louie parodies, like Huey (Lewis and The News), Dewey (Cox, of Hard Walk fame), and Bowie (the mispronounced David Bowie version).