George Lucas feels the farce, Google and Microsoft launch tablets, and top writing is recycled in our online clip rundown
Two internet memes collide in a galaxy far far away this week, as Star Wars and Gotye are crammed into one spoof.
If that sounds crude, it actually works surprisingly well, with some pointed swipes at the Star Wars prequels and a George Lucas-alike who sings about "all the times I screwed fans over".
Just don't expect this to be released on Blu-ray any time soon.
It's been a big week for tech, and Google gets makes the chart with a video introducing its Nexus 7 tablet.
Also getting in on the act is Microsoft, whose Surface launch seems to have been less well received – just look at the comments on the clip of the tablet stalling during a demo.
Finally, there's some animal action this week from a cat taking its owner for a walk, but perhaps the standout clip is a clever cut-up of Aaron Sorkin's most memorable lines.
Featuring dialogue from The West Wing, The Social Network, Studio 60 and others, it shows that some of the writer-producer's work is so good he just can't help repeating himself.
Guardian Viral Video Chart.
Compiled by Unruly Media and chopped around by Dugald. 1 'The Star Wars That I Used To Know' - Gotye 'Somebody That I Used To Know' Parody
The farce is strong in this one
2 Monty Python football
Archaic clip makes a return for Euro 2012 – "Karl Marx is warming up"
3 Perhaps one of the best anti-smoking ads ever created
Kids spark adults' consciences in this Thai anti-smoking ad
4 Janken (rock-paper-scissors) Robot with 100% winning rate
Beware the rise of the machines
5 Introducing Nexus 7
Some great features – and the price is right
6 Starry Night - Vincent van Dominogh
7 Surface presentation FAIL
More use as a chopping board?
8 Sorkinisms - A Supercut
Imagine the effort it took to put this together
9 Wedding Party Falls into Lake
A set-up – or does it wet your appetite for more?
10 How to walk your human
Eight out of 10 cats prefer to walk their owner
Source: Viral Video Chart.
Compiled from data gathered at 0900 on 29 June 2012.
The Viral Video Chart is currently based on a count of the embedded videos and links on approximately 2m blogs, as well as Facebook and Twitter.
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