Phantom Menace Minute 36: A Hat on a Hat on a Hat

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January 11th, 2016


Anakin lets out a “yipee” and runs out the back.


Paul Scheer



  • Starts with Watto lamenting the Outlander's opinion of his lot in life, and ends with Jar Jar noticing some delicious street food.
  • Watto butt.
  • Rodian in a rugby shirt.


  • The Phantom Menace trailer psyched us all up / out.
  • Anakin's delivery of his Huttese lines.
  • Anakin's relationship with Watto, and the type of duties Watto has for him.
    • A Tatooine slave's life doesn't seem that bad. Slavery on Tatooine may be different than the type of slavery in our world.
  • It's a shame that Ewan McGregor is so underused, and that Obi-Wan is stuck on the ship.
  • Paul thinks the problem with Jar Jar is that he has a combination of CGI, crazy voice, and weird body language all at once. It's like a hat on a hat on a hat.
    • Take any one away, and it's no longer too much.
    • It leans too hard into comic relief.
  • Referenced: The Phantom Edit.
  • Buy Alex's book!

Meta Minute

  • 19:02 podcast episode length.
  • Paul has a habit of not waiting for the hosts to finish the framing of the minute.
    • He also has a sandwich that he is eating all this week. He will apologize for this on his next appearance.
  • Pete is a big fan of The Music Man.


  • Alex: Boy, I'd hate to be someone who had to sit through a bad movie...
  • Pete: (as Liam Neeson) Yeah, "Star Wars" me!
  • Paul: Look, I'm pro-slavery, anti-Hitler.
  • Paul: Yeah yeah the whole pie's bad.
  • Pete: That's how I caught the Watto butt.


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