Star Wars Kid (2002)
Think of the Star Wars Kid as a cautionary tale. Don't make videotapes of yourself pretending to be Darth Maul using a golf ball retriever as your lightsaber--they'll only end up on the Internet. Or, maybe, do make said videotapes, as they lead to the amusement of hundreds of thousands of delighted Web users. Thus goes the sad tale of Ghyslain Raza, the well-meaning geek who launched a thousand chuckles.
Ghyslain Raza, a Quebecois teen, filmed himself acting like the Star Wars character Darth Maul. The video was subsequently placed on the internet by classmates. It became widely parodied on such shows as Arrested Development and American Dad.