Last Jedi Minute 85: Marvin Suggs

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May 28th, 2021


Guest commentator Tony Thaxton joins us for a pre-do it conversation about DJ’s negotiations with Finn & Rose!


Tony Thaxton



  • Starts with Yoda telling us "We are what they grow beyond. That is the true burden of all masters." Ends with Finn quoting that great line "you're gonna get paid."


  • Mentioned: The Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend podcast.
  • Is Luke a stand-in for George Lucas here? He definitely used to be ("Luke S.") and is Yoda Mickey Mouse? Referenced: "Roll With It" (Steve Winwood).
    • It depends on whether George Lucas fits the role of the "self-pitying loser".
  • "Grow-beyond" as an in-universe insulting nickname for Obi-Wan.
  • Our favorite Mike Brady quotes, referenced: The Brady Bunch.
  • Harrison Ford's "farewell tour" of his iconic characters.
    • Frank Oz character farewell tour. Proposal for a gritty rebootquel Bert. Deep cut Frank Oz characters like Marvin Suggs.
  • The Caretaker bucket brigade trying to put out the fire at the Jedi tree.
    • Controversial opinion: Pete likes the Caretakers more than porgs. Referenced: "porgmania" (and the eponymous song).
  • Things that "DJ" can stand for (see Wikipedia Disambiguation page).
  • DJ has some good bits and isn't too over the top in this minute. A pre-do it conversation.
  • Are Rose and (especially) Finn authorized to promise payment on behalf of the Resistance? Or is he hoping they'll be able to avoid having to pay somehow (mirroring Han Solo eventually joining the cause)?
  • Since the name DJ is never said in the movie, Does Benicio del Toro's character actually go by "DJ" in-universe? The visual dictionary puts quotes around his name and refers to it as his nickname.
    • When Pete worked at Forbidden Planet, they gave many of the regular customers/kids that hung out there nicknames and used these exclusively over their real names.
      • The story of Pete's employee Snake Eyes.
    • Trying to reinvent yourself when you go to college
  • Benicio del Toro had a daughter with Rod Stewart's daughter. Mentioned: You can cut that out. Referenced: Rodney Dangerfield, "I don't get no respect."
Tony is looking forward to the battle in Snoke's throne room and the Luke vs. Kylo bit.
Tony literally (not figuratively) pinched himself during the "Carrie Poppins" scene because he honestly couldn't believe what he was seeing.
  • Plugs for Bizarre Albums, SWM:WE.

Meta Minute

  • 32:27 podcast episode length.
  • Referring to the Walt Disney Company as "Mickey Mouse" is an example of a synecdoche, a figure of speech where one part of an object or idea stands in for the whole.


  • Tony: "Grow-Beyond" Kenobi.
  • Pete: Take your clothes off so I can kill you.
  • Tony: It's like a torture xylophone.
  • Tony Apologies to all Rodneys listening. Alex: They don't get any respect. Pete: Well it's a dangerous field.
  • Pete: You know what they say: Haysian smelt it, dealt it.


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