With everyone getting excited about the new Star Wars movie that's coming out, let this video serve as a cautionary reminder that some of your homages won't just fade away. Case in point, this bird who was trained to sound like R2D2. He'll still be serving up robot noises long after you've delighted in the film and now want a bird who sings like Jamie Foxx in Annie. Congratulations to the bird's proud owners and may the force awaken them 24 hours a day. (If you want to skip ahead, he becomes particularly R2D2-esque around :40.)
Unfortunately, what initially seemed like a great idea led to their own undoing. The bird has now been imitating R2D2 for two weeks straight. All of their plants have died. Their son has gone missing. To make matters worse, the R2D2 bird tried to send out a distress message but at that point everyone was so f*cking sick of him they didn't want to listen. Now the R2D2 bird remains perched on their bed post going "bleep blop bloop" all through the night. And he's also developed an alter ego who sounds just like Jar Jar Binks. And since no one's cleaned his cage in three weeks we suspect he might also have Ebola.