A couple of you have sent me this story, which hilariously recounts how David Prowse – the original actor inside Darth Vader’s costume – messed around with the actual dialogue in the second film of the original trilogy.
It seems that once he realized that whatever he said would eventually be overdubbed in the sonorous basso of James Earl Jones, Prowse decided to have a little fun with his lines, replacing a famous reference to asteroids with a not-so-scary reference to hemorrhoids:
Little wonder that the film remains beloved generations hence, as the asteroids reference certainly plays better in context. Yet some of us who work with hemorrhoids for a living cannot help but applaud the sentiment behind the original line, which read as a forceful (ahem) paean to proper hemorrhoid treatment and care.
Just needed to get a proctologist in that edit bay.