Honest Teaser - Star Wars: The Force Awakens is an episode of Screen Junkies comedy series Honest Trailers. It was written by Spencer GilbertDan Murrell, Riley Silverman and Andy Signore. In addition to regular narrator Jon Bailey, it featured additional voices by Brizzy voices. It parodies both the 2015 teaser trailer for the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and film geeks more generally. It was the second of only two Honest Teasers ever produced, and was published on November 3, 2015, shortly after the release of the film's official teaser trailer. It is 2 minutes 25 seconds long. It has been viewed over 5.1 million times. Screen Junkies also produced a full Honest Trailer for the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens after its release.

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"We could show you two hours of a monkey washing a cat and you'd still go see this movie. Twice." ~ Honest Teaser - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Script Edit

[Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer plays]

Fan 1: Hey? Is that Leia? It kind of looks like her from Return of the Jedi.

Fan 2: I don't know. Is that the crash Star Destroyer from first teaser?

Fan 3: Will you guys stop? I'm trying to watch the trailer!

"Maz": Who are you?

"Rey": Depends who you ask. There's a lot of fan theories floating around. But you can back order a tiny version of my droid for 150 bucks.

"Kylo Ren": Nothing will stand in our way. [Looking at George Lucas's face in Darth Vader's helmet]. We will fix what you started.

Anakin: I don't like sand. It's coarse, rough and irritating, and it gets everywhere.

Darth Vader: NOOOOO!

"Rey": There were stories about what happened. (Anakin: Yipee! [Jar Jar Binks gets his tongue caught in the pod racer beam] Palpatine: Nooo!)

"Han": It's true. All of it: midichlorians.... (Qui-gon Jinn: Without the midi-chlorians life could not exist.)... Jar Jar... (Jar Jar: Meesa called Jar Jar Binks.)... the special editions... ([Greedo shoots first] [Anakin as a force ghost in Return of the Jedi])... they're real. But forget all that! Some new nerds directing now and this looks awesome! Hey remember those things? TIE fighters are still cool, right? Who's that guy? [Kylo] He looks bad. I bet it's giving you goosebumps right about now. We could show you two hours of monkey washing a cat, and you'd still go see this movie. Twice.

"Rey": The prequels: they're gnawing at you. Just let them go.

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Honest title for Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Star Wars: It's On You Abrams. Title design by Robert Holtby.

Star Wars: It's on You, Abrams

Fan 1: Where's Luke? Did he turn to the dark side or something? Why isn't he in the trailer?

Fan 2: What do you want them to do: give away the whole movie?

Fan 3: Hey guys, don't forget the trailers for The Phantom Menace also we're kind of cool.

Fan 1: Don't ruin this for me!

Trivia Edit

 Reception Edit

Honest Teaser - Star Wars: The Force Awakens has a 95.3% approval rating from YouTube viewers. CinemaBlend said there was plenty of truth in Honest Teaser's line that we'd all go see The Force Awakens if it was just a monkey washing a cat. They said the Honest Teaser really underscored that The Force Awakens has "the most unnecessary marketing campaign in the history of advertising." In the same article, CinemaBlend wrote that the Honest Teaser was a "good-natured ribbing" and "feels like the product of fans that are just as eager to see this as the rest of us." Slash Film found the Honest Teaser's pokes at the Star Wars prequel trilogy noteworthy, and wrote that the Honest Teaser would help Star Wars fans "keep our hype in check."

Production credits Edit

Honest teaser the force awakens

Video thumbnail for Honest Teaser - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey

Additional voices by: Brizzy Voices

Title design by Robert Holtby

Series Created by Andy Signore & Brett Weiner

Written by Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Riley Silverman, and Andy Signore

Edited by Tim Hayes and Dan Murrell

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