This could have easily been my kid at 2-years-old. A baby monitor caught this toddler humming the Imperial March from Star Wars.

Does this mean that this child has already begun her turn to the dark side of The Force or that dad just watches Star Wars over and over again. Speaking from experience with my kid and my love of Star Wars, I'm guessing the kid's just heard it so many times she can't help herself.

Allow me to geek out for a moment and lay some some trivia on ya about "The Imperial March" used in the Star Wars films.

  • It was composed of course by the legendary John Williams
  • It was not used in the original Star Wars film subtitled A New Hope. It made its first appearance in The Empire Strikes Back.
  • It appeared again in Return of the Jedi as the Emperor arrived on the Death Star
  • A subtle, innocent version with just hints of the theme was used in The Phantom Menace foreshadowing Anakin Skywalker's eventual transformation into Darth Vader.
  • It is heard prominently in Attack of the Clones as Clone Troopers depart Coruscant.
  • It is heard partially in Revenge of the Sith Darth Sidious and Yoda's battle.
  • The theme is also refered to as 'Darth Vader's Theme.' While used most often while Vader is on screen, it is used in scenes involving the Empire or foreshadowing of it in the prequels.
  • I often hum it to myself while walking down the street. For real.




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