Attack of the Clones Minute 65: Wheel Theory
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February 10th, 2017
Anakin and Padmé ride a rickshaw through the streets.
- Starts with Animé landing in their silver spaceship, and ends with Watto seeming to recognize his former slave.
- New Padmé outfit: Tatooine cloak and attire (#10).
- Referenced: They Live (1988)
- Why don't the guys record all five episodes in one sitting (as opposed to coming back each day)?
- Much love for Steele Saunders. He's so cool; he's like the opposite of Asterios and Ralph.
- Asterios does more impressions.
- Space Jimmy Smits in Rogue One.
- How Toydarians stay up in the air.
- More of Ralph's Propulsion Problems (R.P.P).
- Referenced: "O.P.P" (Naughty by Nature).
- The Robo-rickshaw floats but has to be pulled by a robot with wheels.
- Very few vehicles in Star Wars have wheels.
- Floating engines vs. forward momentum engines.
- The Rickshaw driving robot
- RIC-920 general labor droid.
- Referenced: 420.
- Characters named 'Data' in The Goonies and Star Trek.
- Mentioned: Pete the Jawa, referenced: Revolution 9.
- Constant changing of outfits for female characters in the Prequels.
- Compare to Leia's outfits in the Original Trilogy.
Outfit Film 1 Classic double bun Star Wars 2 Medal Ceremony Star Wars 3 Hoth The Empire Strikes Back 4 Bespin The Empire Strikes Back 5 Bespin escape The Empire Strikes Back 6 Medical suite The Empire Strikes Back 7 Boushh Return of the Jedi 8 Slave Return of the Jedi 9 General Return of the Jedi 10 Forest Return of the Jedi Padmé had more outfits in TPM alone than Leia had in the entire Original Trilogy
- Watto's hat.
- Reference to Luke's Gilligan hat.
- We love Watto, and it's hard to see him covered in flies. This is some of the best acting in this movie.
- He should be in the film more.
- His character arc was complete last movie, so what is he doing in this movie?
- Buy Asterios' book Toys '4' Cheap.
- Call 8-DAY-GREEDO, and review the show on iTunes.
- 36:17 podcast episode length.
- Edward James Olmos is back.
- Wheeled vehicles in Star Wars are known as "groundcars". The Juggernaut was a type of canonical groundcar. Although wheeled vehicles are rare, wheeled droids are common, as R2 droids propelled themselves with wheels.
- Misquoting that famous line from The Empire Strikes Back as "Luke, I am your father" is an example of the Mandela Effect.
- The origin of R2-D2's name comes from the filming of American Graffiti. Apparently, in-universe, his name means "Second Generation Robotic Droid Series-2" .
- Rickshaws were invented in Japan, circa 1869. The first known use of the word 'rickshaw' was around 1887.
- The ninth Padmé outfit was brought up in minute 60.
- Asterios: ...it looks like they hit your [Ralph's] face with a brick, and then they took the brick that had some of your face on it and just finished it off on my face.
- Asterios: (in dreadful imitation of an Aussie accent). Put anotha Prequel on a barbie. Cuz I'm gonna roast these films. Roastery-dostery doo, mate.
- Pete: (singing) ♪ Part-time Krampus ♪
- Alex: Is that a [real] wheel theory?
- Alex: I would never joke about an Eopie.
- Pete: ...No. I am your fart-horse.
- Alex: (Paraphrasing Short Round) <robot voice> NO TIME FOR LOVE DR. JONES. GET ON BOARD.
- Ralph: It was gonna be one of my weird labyrinthine jokes that takes forever and doesn't pay off so you just go ahead and shout about something. Asterios: That's my whole life.
- Ralph: Anything I was going to say has been swept away by this tide of madness.
- Asterios: I'm trying to assign any meaning to a meaningless shapeless void!
- Pete: It's always nine-twenty somewhere.
- Ralph: Don't let the guys from Alphabeatical find out you're doing their material. Pete: That's alright, they're on hiatus; they won't ever find out.
- Ralph: They're [Pacithhip legs] tiny. They're about the size of this—nobody tell them how big I indicated.