'Star Wars' Without John Williams Is Awkward Silence Shattered By Wookie Screams

Please never leave us, John Williams.

If you ever needed proof that the one saving grace of the "Star Wars" medal ceremony scene was John Williams' soaring, celebratory score, then "Star Wars Minus Williams" is an Exhibit A that requires no Exhibit B.

Comedy group the Auralnauts posted this music-free version of the scene on their YouTube channel, where the pomp and circumstance of Williams' music is replaced by ambient shuffling, the occasional stifled cough, and a couple moments of colorful commentary by Chewbacca. The result? To paraphrase George Orwell: If you want a vision of cringe-inducing awkwardness, imagine a Wookie screaming in a silent, crowded room, forever.