Phantom Menace Minute 13: Comedy-First Species

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December 9th, 2015


Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon start to run. Jar Jar tries to keep up.


Ben (Bl)Acker



  • Forest actually seems real, not CG


  • Toy talk
  • Childhood memories from the Bens.
  • Comedy vs instinct for self-preservation in Gungans
  • Ewan MacGregor's commitment to the role
  • Referenced: The Walking Dead, Jaws, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Gods Must Be Crazy, Taken, Don't Worry Be Happy and Bill Irwin
  • The "No Come-Backy" Law
    • Jar Jar gets new comedic material from observing outsiders while banished
  • Comparison of motion capture actors
    • Ahmed Best (Jar Jar)
    • Andy Serkis (Gollum in The Lord of the Rings, Supreme Leader Snoke in The Force Awakens)
  • Shoutout: Another one for Matt Gourley

Meta Minute


  • Alex: What has my life become?
  • Ben Blacker: Can we talk about the relentless threat that is the battle droids, who a couple minutes ago did very little and are not really present?


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