Don McLean was reportedly pleased with “The Saga Begins”, a parody of “American Pie”, and told Yankovic that the parody’s lyrics sometimes enter his mind during live performances. His parody not only replicates the music from the original Don McLean song, but it replicates the multi-layered rhyming structure in the verses and chorus. Additionally, George Lucas loved the song and a Lucasfilm representative told Yankovic, “You should have seen the smile on his face.”
'and the jedi i admire most/met up with darth maul and now he's toast/but i'm still here and he's a ghost/'
literally, actually literally, whenever I hear american pie, I am overcome by an overwhelming desire to sing this, word for word
I have never seen the Phantom Menace and I never need to.