After the first trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” debuted during “Monday Night Football” on Oct. 19, Frank Caliendo took to discussing the teaser for the movie in the voices of popular ESPN personalities.
On Tuesday morning, the comedian called in to the radio show “Mike & Mike” and mimicked sports anchors and football analysts to walk the audience through the trailer, which now already has 9.5 million views on YouTube.
The radio show hosts yelled out names like Adam Shefter, Mel Kiper and Lou Holtz, before asking Caliendo to impersonate Chris Berman: “Chris Berman got nicknames ready for ‘Star Wars?'”
“That Luke High-in-the-Skywalker,” Caliendo joked. “Chew ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-bacca.”
The full theatrical trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which premiered during the halftime show of ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” featured familiar faces, compelling new characters and the inevitable conflict with the Dark Side.
Monday evening also marked the launch of advance ticket sales for J.J. Abrams‘ “Star Wars” vision online at Fandango and Movietickets.com. Tickets were not supposed to go on sale until after the new “Force Awakens” trailer aired, however they went live around two hours before the teaser hit small screens with many fans suffering slow response times or flat-out crashes as the platforms were flooded.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will have its world premiere in Los Angeles on Dec. 14 — 38 years after George Lucas‘ original “Star Wars” debuted at Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre in May 1977.