Attack of the Clones Minute 59: Middle Management

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February 2nd, 2017


Yoda and Mace Windu listen as a hologram of OBI-WAN stands between them broadcasting the massage.


Jacob Sirof



  • Starts with Obi-Wan saying "yes, Master" and ends with Anakin writhing in his bed.
  • Mace reveals that their ability to use the Force is diminished.


  • The shared look between Mace and Yoda.
  • Callback to the "good typo".
  • The universe-building that Sifo-Dyas implies.
 Whenever possible, Jacob will toast to Sifo-Dyas.
  Shoutout to former guest of the show Tony Thaxton.
  • Sifo-Dyas in the Clone Wars cartoons.
  • Taun We's cut dialog where she dispels the mystery with exposition.
  • Padmé was just telling Anakin not to keep a secret, and here Yoda is advocating keeping their weakness secret.
  • Did Lucas intend for the Jedi to come off so badly? Parallels to modern religions straying from their ideals.
    • We have yet to see the Jedi in their pure ideological state.
  • Did Sidious want Obi-Wan to find the clones? Looks that way.
    • Everything is going as Sidious has foreseen.
      • Even though everyone is trying to kill Padmé in this movie, she survives because it is Palpatine's will.
      • Callback to Jango outsourcing the assassination job to Zam. Perhaps this is Lucas' commentary on middle management.
      • The Kamino sabredarts.
    • Erasing Kamino from the database so that no one finds the clones until they're ready.
  • The Jedi are ridiculously short-sighted.
  • Mace's big line is not in the script.
  • Call the 8-DAY-GREEDO hotline.
  • Join the SWMLS.

Meta Minute

  • 24:41 podcast episode length.
  • Alex takes the opportunity to bring up Nixon whenever possible.


  • Jacob: And I'm Jacob Sirof from the Black Lagoon.
  • Jacob: We know who writhes, who does the writhing. There's only one writher in this trilogy.


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