In the video for the Weird Al Yankovic song "The Saga Begins" (1999), Weird Al is playing at a Mos Eisley-type cantina, where several aliens can be seen dancing alongside the regular Star Wars characters.

At 3:39 there is a character I think I have seen somewhere else, but I've never found any clue about him. Knowing that Weird Al likes to make external references in his videos, I'm almost sure this alien guy is not there by accident.

Does anyone know who this is?

Please take into account that the outfit is more extravagant than useful (nowadays alien spacesuits ornaments at least pretend to have some utility) and that this guy is actually in black and white. I suspect this is a cartoon character or mascot from the 50's or 60's or a secondary character in a very cartoonish B-Movie, since I've found nothing in classic sci-fi from this era featuring this guy as a main protagonist.

Suspect dancing at the Obi-Al's Concert

The same guy showing a few more steps

  • Yes, actually I think the two of them are husband and wife with that guy being the main character. – LudovicoN Sep 22 '18 at 0:51
  • There's something Klingon about those collars, like what Chang and Gorkon wore in Star Trek VI. – Gaultheria Sep 22 '18 at 3:13
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    I get a Farscape vibe from that image... – HorusKol Sep 22 '18 at 23:30
  • @HorusKol - It reminded me of Dune. – Valorum Sep 23 '18 at 15:56
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    This character has to be pre-1990, since I think I remember him from my childhood. – LudovicoN Sep 24 '18 at 21:32

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