So I recently bought the Revenge of the Sith novel by Matthew Stover and I just decided to flip it open to a random page just to see what the writing was like. Boy was I unprepared for the iconicness I discovered.
The part I read was this of this old hunchback guy in a cloak walking towards clone troopers (this is after the troopers start killing jedi) with a baby in his arms. He starts telling the troopers that it’s a jedi baby and the troopers are like “uuuhhh okay crazy old man with a really ugly deformed baby alert back away” but the old guy keeps insisting that the baby is a jedi so the troopers are like “how do you know? it could just be any random baby” and then the baby says “you can tell by my lightsaber” and kills the troopers. The baby was actually Yoda and the hunchback was Obi Wan.
All I can imagine now was the conversation that led up to this very dramatic and hilarious ruse, and how exactly they came up with it. I kind of feel like it was the Star Wars equivalent of “Get Help” from Thor: Ragnarok???? Like???
Obi Wan: Hey Yoda, we should do “Jedi Baby.”
Yoda: Doing that, we are not.
Obi Wan: Oh come on, you love it!
Obi Wan: It’s great! It works every time!
Yoda: Humiliating, it is.
Obi Wan: Do you have a better plan?
Obi Wan: Excellent. We are doing it then.
Yoda: Doing “Jedi Baby” we are not.
Obi Wan, 5 minutes later, cradling Yoda: Look! It’s a Jedi baby!
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