December 12, 2016
#1771: It Was I
[Emperor Palpatine, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader in throne room]
Emperor: It was I who allowed the Alliance to know the location of the shield generator.
Luke: You mean “It was me.” You’re following an archaic grammar rule.
[Zoomed in on Darth Vader, with the Emperor speaking off panel]
Emperor: It was me who allowed the-
Vader: No, my master, an archaic tone is appropriate here. The sentence sounds-
[Zoomed in on Luke Skywalker, with the Emperor speaking off panel]
Emperor: It was I who allowed-
Luke: Come on, the accusative case is fine. Nominative pronouns are-
[Zoomed in on the Emperor, with Darth Vader responding off panel]
Emperor: It me
Emperor: I allowed it
Vader: My master,
Vader: Please never say that again.