Star Wars Kid appears in Tony Hawk Underground 2
So last week I picked up Tony Hawk Underground 2 (THUG2) for my Gamecube, and while exploring the Boston level I happened to bust through a window and find a nice little surprise. The developers put a character resembling the internet pop-icon Ghyslain a.k.a. the Star Wars Kid (SWK). The character in the game says multiple lines including "I'm watching a movie here!", "I'm trying to watch my movie!", "Don't make me get medieval on your ass!", "Wanna see my moves?", and various light sabar sound effects. When pressing a button (X on the Gamecube, O on the PS2) the character dances around with a staff.
On Monday while making my rounds I saw a call on Waxy.org (the site that originally launched the SWK video into popularity) looking for a quality video of the game footage with sound, etc. So I answered the call and captured a video showing both how to find SWK from the level starting point and him busting his sweet dance moves. Go to Waxy.org to see the video.
Then two days later while watching The Screen Savers on TechTV the hosts Kevin and Alex played my video from the game. This was especially cool since the video featured my custom character, and I was just like "Hey I did that!". Since Joel was kind enough to give me his unused WinTV card, I record The Screen Savers everyday incase I want to check something out. So low and behold I have the clip of them playing my clip (trying not to get sucked into some space/time continuum vortex alternate reality bizaro world...).
As you can see from watching the TSS clip the hosts gave no love to Waxy.org for the video (Waxy.org credits me), instead they repeat "I dunno who did this..." several times. It turns out in their show notes for the episode they did give Waxy.org credit for the THUG2 video. Unfortunately they didn't give credit, or realize that Waxy.org was the site that made the SWK famous in the first place (and bought the kid an iPod for his troubles of being globally humiliated).
Supposedly the character in THUG2 is playable and officially titled "Geeky Kid", I plan to capture video of him when I complete the requirements.