Chewbacca mask woman gets autotuned by the Gregory Brothers (VIDEO).

How Could That Chewbacca Mask Video Get Any More Joyful? Add Autotune.

How Could That Chewbacca Mask Video Get Any More Joyful? Add Autotune.

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May 24 2016 10:55 AM

How Could That Chewbacca Mask Video Get Any More Joyful? Add Autotune.

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Still taken from the video.

Last week, Texas woman Candace Payne recorded herself cracking up while trying on a noisemaking Chewbacca mask—and a viral video was born. Now with more than 140 million views, Payne’s gleeful unboxing is the most-watched Facebook Live video ever and has caught the attention of everyone from Kohl’s to Star Wars director J.J. Abrams.

Like any good viral video, Payne’s soon got the autotune treatment from the Gregory Brothers, the masterminds whose other “songified” viral hits include the nearly-as-joyful double rainbow and thundersnow freakouts (not to mention the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt theme song). Their Chewbacca remix captures all the elation of the original—except now it will be stuck in your head for a week.

Marissa Martinelli is a Slate editorial assistant.