Jedi Minute 64: Cute Thing Moving

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April 2nd, 2015


Reassured, Wicket lowers his spear and climbs back on the log, coming to investigate the helmet.


Josh Flanagan



  • Starts with Leia promising Wicket that she will not hurt him, and ends with Wicket smelling danger in the air.
  • Closeup of Wicket eating the cookie.
  • One of the Ewok words: Gunda.
  • First taste of Ewok Music (not our first taste of Ewok—see below).


  1. Danger
  2. Wet dog
  • Parallel to the scene in Empire where Luke meets Yoda.
  • Mentioned: Luke and Leia are not siblings.
  • Star Wars foods and Rebel rations.
    • Referenced: Lembas bread from The Lord of the Rings.
    • Other ways to shoot Wicket eating the cookie.

Warwick Davis files.

  • 11 years old. His grandmother noticed the call for Little person actors and took him to the audition.
  • Most of the other Ewoks were seasoned actors, but Warwick was a big Star Wars fan and improvised often.
  • Kenny Baker was supposed to play this Ewok but he got food poisoning the morning of the shoot.
  • 2'11"
  • Performed as Wicket at George Lucas' children's birthday party.
  • Extensive filmography.
    • Three characters in Episode I.

Other Notes

  • Mentioned: The Ewok TV movies, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie.
  • Ewoks are terrified of hats.
  • Alex's graphic novel Box Office Poison.
  • Speculating what the old characters will look like in Episode VII.
  • John Williams' "cute thing moving" music.
  • Kidnapping Ewoks for the black market as pets.
    • Sitcom potentials, similar to "ALF".
  • Call 8-DAY-GREEDO. Tell us your favorite episode of "ALF"

Meta Minute


  • Pete: Like a complicated game of Clue[do]. Josh: ...for morons.
  • Josh: (as Lucas) Put...put some poodoo over there.
  • Pete: I want to see "ALF", is what I'm saying. Can we wrap this up so I can go watch "ALF"? Alex: There must be Shumway to see ALF.


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