Attack of the Clones Minute 14: Kouhuns from Indoumodo

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This is the Peruvian giant yellow-leg centipede, one of the largest species of centipede alive today. It can reach lengths equal to the Kouhuns from Indoumodo (30 cm/12 in). However, much larger centipedes existed during the Carboniferous Period: Arthropleura reached 2.3 m (7.2 ft) in length.


December 1st, 2016


Two deadly looking centipede-like Kouhuns exit the tube, crawl through the blinds and head toward the sleeping Padmé.


J. Kenji López-Alt



  • Starts with the drone making a hole in the window, and ends with Anakin saying that Palpatine doesn't appear to be corrupt (laugh track).
  • R2-D2 is very physical in this scene.


  • Ring theory: This minute is very "wormy" and Luke's nickname is Wormie.
  • Referenced: the "ferret in the bath" scene from The Big Lebowski.
  • Why use bugs? Why not put a grenade in there or something? Maybe explosives would be detected and deactivated.
  • Artoo is pretty useless in this scene—he might as well not even be there.
    • Maybe he's not really trying that hard (did Anakin tell him to, so he could be the hero?).
    • Maybe he doesn't get his life-detecting radar until later.
      • Probably had to lose some of his Prequel functions to make room for the upgrades.
  • How did Jango get the bugs into the tube?
    • Parallels Boba Fett's origins.
  • Kenji ranks the movies (Post TFA, pre-R1).
  • Up to this point, Alex hasn't watched any Star Wars (except for The Force Awakens) since starting this show (other than minute-by-minute).
  • Kenji shares memories of seeing the movies on TV when he should have been going to bed.
  • Plug for

Meta Minute

  • 22:14 podcast episode length. This episode is exactly the same length as Tuesday's episode. Weird.
  • Don't Google house centipedes. They're gross.


  • Alex: (as a husky-voiced Anakin) I can feel her warmth from here.
  • Pete: (referencing the comic book series "Watchmen") Who watches Scooby-Doo?


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