DISNEY, FAVREAU SADDLE AGING STAR WARS FANS WITH BABY YODA NONSENSE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Well, to sum it up. I have no idea. But I’m pretty sure it has to do with Christmas. So to be fair, I’ve gotta admit that I’m a nerd who was conscious in the 1970’s. At least, I think I was. But I saw Episode IV in the theater. I was “on the ground” when Star Wars changed the film industry and that catchy tune became forever tied to boundless anticipation. And where are we today in the year 2019? Baby Yoda. A viral, internet sensation the last couple weeks. As a Star Wars original veteran, it feels like nonsense. But even worse? It makes me feel old. But not in the way that it should.
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SURE, THERE’S THIS NEW SHOW, THE MANDALORIAN, BUT WHY BABY YODA? WHY, WHY WHY?
So every morning, I wrap my youngest up in an Episode IV blanket as he wakes up in the cool house. So I am old. But seriously, I have to deal with fucking Baby Yoda as a Star Wars fan? Not Ok, Jon Favreau. Sigh. Ok, I know I’m not the audience for this Baby Yoda Christmas marketing nonsense. And, I know that this is all to do with the new Star Wars show, The Mandalorian. And yes, I am excited about the new show. But not so excited that I leapt to the keyboard and subscribed to the new Disney + streaming service.
MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION IS TO HAVE ONE BEFORE I SEE THE MANDALORIAN, BECAUSE BABT YODA
But I saw Episode IV in a movie theater as a wee one back forever ago. So anything new that’s Star Wars elicits a Pavlovian nerd drooling response of feed me more, now! So it’s just further proof that I’m old that I can totally wait to see the Mandalorian. Seriously. And I’m clearly achieving some crotchety because Baby Yoda? What the hell? Is he Yoda? So is he already half a century old? Is he cute? Who gives a damn? But one thing is for sure. Baby Yoda will sell a LOT of dolls before Christmas. And Baby Yoda does NOT make me need to watch the Mandalorian any quicker.
See? Old… But the worst? My wife saw the pic and she wants one.