Phantom Menace Minute 12: A Jingle of a Character
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December 8th, 2015
Qui-Gon and Jar Jar pull themselves out of the mud.
- Jar Jar springs upright (like Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
- First time (episode order) that gods are mentioned.
- Odd (old-fashioned?) film pacing in TPM.
- Humanizing dialog cut out to make room for more effects shots.
- Referenced: The Terminator, Prometheus, "By Mennen" Jingle, Love Actually, Jonathan Winters, Bob Newhart (stammering), Tim Gunn, A Christmas Story.
- Mentioned: What does Jar Jar smell/feel like?, From time to time.
- English-speaking Chewbacca?
- Unintelligible Jar Jar dialog.
- The non-threat of the droid troop transport.
- Jar Jar character design.
- Compare/contrast with Ewoks.
- Another shoutout to Matt Gourley.
- Lucas' anti-faith bent.
- Movies we'd like to see: Chewie and his tutor rom-com, Han and Chewie college roommates.
- Ring theory: ROTJ Minute 12 is the Droid torture scene, which parallels Jar Jar's shrieking.
- Cut scene: lightsaber maintenance.
- 37:05 podcast episode length.
- Flash forward: Although not explicitly stated in the movie, Chewbacca did appear to have a bit of a thing going on with Doctor Kalonia.
- Ben Acker: The Voldemort of Hotels.
- Alex: "All-Too-Human" MacGregor.
- Ben Acker: We [the Gungans] gotta develop vests; it just makes sense.