SPOILER ALERT: This story contains spoilers for the first two episodes of “The Mandalorian,” if wish to be surprised you do, only annoyance will you find.
BB-8 and the Ewoks can step aside with the latest expansion of the “Star Wars” universe with Disney Plus’s “The Mandalorian.” There’s a new addition to the long list of irrevocably cute things that don’t belong in a war-stricken galaxy far, far away: Baby Yoda.
At the end of the show’s first episode, the titular Mandalorian, played by Pedro Pascal (“Game of Thrones”), finds what he’s been paid to hunt down: a wrinkly, stuffed animal-sized creature that resembles Luke Skywalker’s all-knowing Jedi master. The rest is “Star Wars” history. The second episode treated the world to a baby/Mandalorian road adventure where the two tackled the star-burnt horizons of unknown worlds and wild beasts.
Because of the timeline — “The Mandalorian” picks up five years after “Return of the Jedi” where official Yoda is around 900-years-old whereas Baby Yoda is said to be 50-years-old — it’s unlikely that Baby Yoda is the Jedi master.
Still, Twitter has erupted in a flurry of memes about the tiny wrinkled Yoda-esque creature with big ears and giant eyes. Even Werner Herzog told Variety the surprise character was “heartbreakingly beautiful” at the show’s fan premiere in Los Angeles last Friday.
Here’s the best of Baby Yoda:
When ur mom runs into someone at the grocery store and they been talkin by the bread for ten minutes pic.twitter.com/dKVlctMqOZ
— The Sixth Spence(r) (@TheSpencerPerry) November 18, 2019
me watching my life fall apart in front of my very eyes pic.twitter.com/KrXaOfa231
— viv (@vivithao) November 30, 2019
Every Mom on Christmas morning watching you open presents: pic.twitter.com/m7hI1qYoVz
— Julie Benson (@TheJulieBenson) November 29, 2019
Me watching a couple break up loudly on the street while I sip my latte inside the Starbucks pic.twitter.com/dVP9Jsf7bf
— Ryan Simpkins (@ryan_the_ryan) November 30, 2019
— 🎤 Glinda Mycin 🎤 (@closedt_) November 30, 2019
— Brandon (@mrebrandon) November 30, 2019
My Uber driving right past me to wait 6 blocks away pic.twitter.com/LQn6EeVNaF
— caitie delaney (@caitiedelaney) November 24, 2019
The Yoda collection
I’m gonna tell my kids this is Danny DeVito pic.twitter.com/FglUvA5f8z
— pat tobin (@tastefactory) November 19, 2019
Paul Rudd and Baby Yoda are both 50 years old pic.twitter.com/2c2rEsaMJq
— Rachel Paige (@rachmeetsworld) November 20, 2019
The reminder that Baby Yoda is still, technically, a baby
The second crossover
Baby Yoda's jacket reminds me of something pic.twitter.com/qe7ONPxd7x
— Angie "Contents: one skeleton.” Webster (@LibraryTech415) November 19, 2019
An important clarification
— BLM (@averysanty) November 17, 2019
The unification the fandom needed
can not bELIEVE that it took one green 50 year old baby to unite the entire star wars fandom for one cause pic.twitter.com/gY445S08Ir
— caro dune ♔ (@filmkylo) November 17, 2019
Gen Z Baby Yoda
I’m enjoying this more than I should. pic.twitter.com/UaAB5l7khR
— Tom Costantino (@TomCostantino) November 18, 2019
There are six episodes left in “The Mandalorian” and we wouldn’t be surprised if Baby Yoda is along for the ride. And please feel free to share your favorite Baby Yodas with the rest of the class.