Weird Al wrote “The Saga Begins” before Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace came out. He gathered most of the information from online leaks, and was surprised at how accurate he was after seeing a charity pre-screen of the movie. He made minor alterations to the song after seeing it.
“The Saga Begins” is a parody song by “Weird Al” Yankovic. It parodies “American Pie” by Don McLean, with lyrics that humorously summarize the plot of the film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace through the point of view of Obi-Wan Kenobi, one of the protagonists of the film.
The song’s title, not mentioned anywhere in the lyrics, derives from a tagline that appeared in teaser trailers and the film poster for The Phantom Menace: “Every saga has a beginning”. “The Saga Begins” was released as a single from the 1999 album Running with Scissors, and later appearing on the compilation album titled The Saga Begins.
Set to the tune of Don McLean’s “American Pie”, “The Saga Begins” recounts the plot of Star Wars: Episode… Continue Reading (3 minute read)