Tickets are on sale to see RiffTrax LIVE in theaters nationwide! See RiffTrax in a theater near you on August 8th and 13th - OR - See us IN PERSON in Minneapolis on July 27th!

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Please choose a format above.

Return of the Jedi.  For sixteen years, it was widely regarded as the worst chapter in the Star Wars saga.  We now look back upon this period of time, appalled and embarrassed at how naive we were.  For while Return of the Jedi may be slow to get started, while it may delay the final confrontation between Luke and Vader in favor of an endless Ewok/Stormtrooper battle, while it may feature C3PO as its main character for the first twenty minutes and while it may have killed off Salacious Crumb instead of making him the focus of the entire movie, consider this: nobody utters the line "Yippee".

Return of the Jedi begins where The Empire Strikes Back left off: with George Lucas deciding which scenes to ruin by inserting a musical number by a hideous creature named Sy Snootles, who sounds like Disembaudio did before he took singing lessons.  The dance scene is vital to the plot: how were we, the audience members supposed to know whether or not Jedi rocked, unless there was a song included in the movie named "Jedi Rocks"?  Yes, the song is sung in a foreign tongue and the only way you'd know it was called "Jedi Rocks" was if you bought the soundtrack, but ignoring those irrelevant points, we can finally conclude after watching six episodes of Star Wars, a task that would take up well over half of one day of your life, that Jedi do in fact, Rock.

Fans of puppets, Hutts and metal bikinis: your ship has come in.  Cancel your weekend trip to the Great Pit of Carkoon, boil up a big bowl of Tatooine paddy frogs and call up your buddy Nien Numb to come sit next to you even though you don't speak the same language: we're finally riffing Return of the Jedi.

As this is the final chapter in the Star Wars saga for RiffTrax to tackle, Mike, Kevin and Bill would like to take the time to reminisce about their favorite moments in the series.  Here they are in order: The time Jar Jar became a senator and the time Stinky the Hutt was kidnapped.  Thank you and good night.

Just the Jokes file formats

Zipped (NTSC) (49.64 MB)
Zipped (PAL) (83.58 MB)
MP3 Audio (NTSC) (90.15 MB)
MP3 Audio (PAL) (86.45 MB)

All digital products you purchase from are DRM-free, can be played across a large variety of devices, and are yours to keep ... forever! Even if you have a hard drive meltdown, you can always log back into the site and re-download all of your previous purchases.

For our Download and Stream products, you can stream the product to your computer or to your TV via Chromecast, or download to a device that can play the MP4 file format. For more information on our video formats, please see this KB article.

Just the Jokes are simply MP3 files which are DRM free and can be enjoyed on any device that can play this common audio format.

Poster art by <a rel="_blank" href="">Jason Martian</a>
Poster art by Jason Martian

RiffMeter rating

Average: 9 (211 votes)

Download on the App Store

Content Rating



Movie Decade

Release date

January 22, 2010