Okay, so we're all straight on this one, this isn't the "John Bobbit Peanut Butter Song". I don't even know what I meant there but it sounded dirty. No, I'm talking about the furry creatures, the Ewoks', famous outro song from "The Return of the Jedi", or the "Yub Nub" song.
I sat and wondered today about this song. Did somebody sit down and write this song for the movie--the lyrics--or did they just ad lib it all in the studio? If someone did write lyrics for the song, was it John Williams or George Lucas? Possibly, Simon and Garfunkel? Furthermore, what in the hell does Yub Nub mean? I hope it had something to do with food and/or the death of an enemy. But knowing how frisky Ewoks were, it probably referred to masturbation, getting toasted, or some kind of key party--probably all of the above. "Eh, yub nub?"
I do have a theory about Yub Nub's origins, though. I think George Lucas was recording toothless bag ladies and then speeding up the recordings a bit to get the Ewok speak. This is something that I need to investigate further. I'm curious as to what slowing down the Ewok chatter would reveal. I'm guessing the truth behind the Kennedy assassinations.
3 years ago