With The Last Jedi only a few days away, Jimmy Fallon and his team at The Tonight Show are celebrating with a cute little supercut that gathers Star Wars characters from all of the previously released movies and makes it so they’re singing Hanson’s seminal hit “MMMBop.” It’s a fun little video, and familiar faces like Anakin, Jabba the Hutt, and Watto joining forces to bring the iconic ‘90s song to life in a galaxy far, far away. That’s really all there is to say about the video, which you can watch above, so instead we’re going to use the rest of this space to talk about Star Wars’s most endearing musical contribution: jizz.

Now, before you quickly navigate away from this article, rest assured that jizz is in no way NSFW. Jizz is canonically the name of the genre of music that we fans enjoyed on multiple occasions in the original trilogy. Described by Wookiepedia as “an upbeat, swinging genre of music,” notable jizz musicians included Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes and the Max Rebo Band, two groups who delighted audiences with their jizz at the Mos Eisley cantina and Jabba’s palace, respectively.

A musician who plays jizz is known as a “jizz-wailer,” according to the official Return of the Jedi novelization. The music genre wouldn’t formally named “Jizz” until the release of the 1995 book Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina. None of this is a joke.

Get a load of this jizz, “Mad About Me,” otherwise known as “The Cantina Song” from A New Hope:

And here’s “Jedi Rocks,” a bit of jizz that first popped up in the Return of the Jedi special edition:

Hanson’s “MMMBop” is, all things considered, a pretty good if somewhat corny song. It is not, however, jizz. Enjoy Jimmy Fallon’s mashup if you will, but never forget that jizz is the official music genre of the Star Wars universe, no matter how hard that is to swallow.


The Last Jedi comes out on December 15.

Photos via Lucasfilm