Phantom Menace Minute 70: Punda tah Punda

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February 26th, 2016


Padmé and Jar Jar jump up and down with excitement, Padmé screaming for joy. Artoo and Kitster whistle hysterically. Qui-Gon and Shmi smile. Anakin races over the finish line, the winner.


Jenny Jaffe



  • More Huttese phrases
    • Punda tah punda (neck and neck)
    • Bongo du bongu (shoulder to shoulder)
  • Kitster and Wald goofy awkwardness
  • Bad Jake Lloyd Additional Dialogue Recording (ADR)
  • After 10 minutes the podrace is finally over


  • Star Wars languages.
  • Original script: Sebulba's pants caught fire.
  • Did Qui-Gon help Anakin win (using The Force or something)?
  • Anakin's pit crew
  • Mentioned: SEBULBA!!, Weird Al's The Saga Begins (Note: do not click on the link—it'll get stuck in your head), which he wrote without having seen the movie

Meta Minute

  • 18:35 podcast episode length.
  • 8-DAY-GREEDO call from none other than Boonta, calling from another plane of existence.
  • Matt Belknap revealed in Minute 34 that the missed high-five makes this his favorite minute.


  • Jenny: They chemistry screen tested him with... With nothing and no one.
  • Pete: Sebulbutt.
  • Pete: He's the naked flag-bearer.


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