Phantom Menace Minute 19: Abe Vigoda

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The Viceroy of Rock and Roll


December 17th, 2015


Qui-Gon looks around and sees a huge, luminous Opee Sea Killer has hooked them with its long gooey tongue.


Tony Consiglio



  • Starts with our heroes being chased by the OPC killa, and ends with Darth Sidious speaking to the Nemoidians.
  • The Sando aqua monster
    • Mammal (not a fish), 200 m tall (~50% of an Empire State Building).
  • Qui-Gon's "There's always a bigger fish" line.


  • The cut dialog mentioned yesterday continues into this minute.
  • Tony repeats what he thought Jar Jar was saying.
  • Do Jedi need translator droids? Or can they just read minds?
    • Referenced: The X-Men, other Marvel characters.
  • Jar Jar speaks a fake kids' language, like Pig Latin.
    • Referenced: "Zoom" (1972 TV series).
  • In the original script, Jar Jar is driving until he blunders them into the mouth of the Opee Sea Killer, then Obi-Wan takes over.

Meta Minute

  • 26:22 podcast episode length.
  • Ad-read: A special appearance by Santa Clause himself to give Pete his Christmas present, and to endorse and Alex's new book Our Expanding Universe.
  • From the script for The Phantom Menace.

JAR JAR : Mesa cause-ed mabee one or duey lettal bitty axadentes...yud-say
boom da gasser, un crash Der Bosses heyblibber...den banished.

Relative sizes of Star Wars monsters. Scale bar = 10 m. Full size image here


  • Tony: And I am Tony Consiglio from "http;//tonyconsiglio/facebook;" (Now Pete has to buy that).
  • Alex: ...people will be like "Why are they talking about Donald Trump so much?" Pete: They shouldn't be bad-mouthing the president like that.


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