Google’s Star Wars Easter Egg Is Adorable And Timely


Hey! Have you heard? There’s a new Star Wars movie coming out. Surprise! I know, right? Who knew. You’d think someone would have said something about it by now.

Just kidding. Star Wars is on just about everything right now. Really. Walk into a toy store. Star. Wars. Everything.

Now it’s all up in Google.

Go to Google and search for “A long time ago in a galaxy far far away” without the quotes. Or just click this link. Update: curiously, it doesn’t seem to work in Firefox. Perhaps it’s using some trickery that Firefox doesn’t support to achieve the effect. If it doesn’t work in your browser, try Chrome.

BOOM. Your search results, transformed to look like one of the most iconic opening narratives of all time. Be sure to tap that unmute icon in the upper right for the full effect.

(And if you don’t get why that specific query triggers the egg… come on.)

It’s almost, almost as cool as this Doctor Who easter egg hidden in Google Maps. But… not quite.