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“It’s basically, like, seven levels of internet parody. You have Admiral Ackbar, and this is his internet video, and it’s a rap, so obviously he’s going to rap about traps because of the “It’s a trap!” line/meme – it’s just what internet Admiral Ackbar does. BUT! For some reason, Ackbar isn’t allowed to do the obvious internet video that he wants to do, and instead he’s stuck with this really banal assignment of explaining fire safety information, but he JUST CAN'T RESIST still rapping about traps because it’s his internet-video destiny, and the resulting consequences are tragic and amazing.”
“Admiral Ackbar’s Trap Rap”: Dan Hopper’s Favorite Piece of Internet 2013.

It’s basically, like, seven levels of internet parody. You have Admiral Ackbar, and this is his internet video, and it’s a rap, so obviously he’s going to rap about traps because of the “It’s a trap!” line/meme – it’s just what internet Admiral Ackbar does. BUT! For some reason, Ackbar isn’t allowed to do the obvious internet video that he wants to do, and instead he’s stuck with this really banal assignment of explaining fire safety information, but he JUST CAN'T RESIST still rapping about traps because it’s his internet-video destiny, and the resulting consequences are tragic and amazing.

“Admiral Ackbar’s Trap Rap”: Dan Hopper’s Favorite Piece of Internet 2013.

Our Favorite Pieces of Internet: Dan Hopper’s Choice
When I first saw a video called "The Trap Rap" in my friend’s Facebook feed — complete with a thumbnail of a dude in a suit wearing a crappy-looking Admiral Ackbar mask — I immediately refused to click on it for a number of reasons: Namely, because every single rap parody ever has already been done (good ones, intentionally-bad ones, and everything in between) and every single Star Wars parody has been done (you can find literally every frame of the series recreated on the internet as like, GIFs of the characters as marshmallow Peeps speaking in captioned Ron Swanson quotes.)
Still, rather than run the risk of feeling offline human emotion for one grueling minute, I clicked on the video anyway, and HOLY CRAP it’s absurd and great.

Our Favorite Pieces of Internet: Dan Hopper’s Choice

When I first saw a video called "The Trap Rap" in my friend’s Facebook feed — complete with a thumbnail of a dude in a suit wearing a crappy-looking Admiral Ackbar mask — I immediately refused to click on it for a number of reasons: Namely, because every single rap parody ever has already been done (good ones, intentionally-bad ones, and everything in between) and every single Star Wars parody has been done (you can find literally every frame of the series recreated on the internet as like, GIFs of the characters as marshmallow Peeps speaking in captioned Ron Swanson quotes.)

Still, rather than run the risk of feeling offline human emotion for one grueling minute, I clicked on the video anyway, and HOLY CRAP it’s absurd and great.