Attack of the Clones Minute 82: Theories About Puppets

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Yoda's really rocking that retirement beard


March 7th, 2017


His ARFOUR DROID beeps a happy greeting. OBI-WAN switches on his comlink.


Paul Scheer



  • Starts with Mace Windu entering Yoda's meditation chamber and ends with Obi-Wan deciding to give Anakin a call.


  • Plug for Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie and
  • Absentee father figures.
    • This Yoda is a completely different guy than the one we know from the OT. He has an arc.
  • Yoda is all-CGI in this movie.
    • Augmenting a puppet with computers.
  • No one is acting with anybody else in this movie. Callback to Christopher Lee talking to himself.
  • Paul hasn't seen Jumper.
  • Ahmed Best was Yoda's stand-in (see minute 6).
  • Paul has a bone to pick with Frank Oz.
  • Yoda's room design is uninspired.
    • All sets seem like people just moved in and haven't gotten settled yet and personalized their spaces.
  • We don't want to see Jedi working in an office. They're literally meeting in an ivory tower.
    • It may be intentional but it's not satisfying as a filmgoer.
  • The sequel movies potentially redeeming the Prequels.
  • Ewan Mcgregor is a solid actor. More Obi tomorrow.
  • The Poe Dameron prequel books. The "Force tree".

Meta Minute

  • 23:07 podcast episode length.
  • Unfortunately the SWM Amazon affiliate link is now defunct.
  • For his appearance in The Last Jedi, Yoda was once again portrayed by a puppet[1].


  • Pete: I think the Yoda that we see on Dagobah is like Al Gore with a beard.
  • Paul: ...I have a lot of theories about puppets in movies...


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