Trevor Noah On TPM

Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” dropped by The Star Wars Show’s studios to chat about what else, Star Wars. Noah says the first Star Wars film he ever saw was TPM and he absolutely loved it and he loved Jar Jar. “To me he’s rock and roll.” Heh heh.

The interview starts three minutes into the show.

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16 Responses to “Trevor Noah On TPM”

  1. LadyJediScientist Says:

    Lots of Gungan & Jar Jar love in this episode!! I hope the trend continues!

  2. Hunk a Junk Says:

    See? It’s this easy, Lucasfilm. “We have a soft spot for Jar Jar here.” Simple. That makes it safe for others to say it too. You CAN influence this narrative without appealing only to the Internet’s worst of the worst.

  3. Keith Palmer Says:

    A part of me just wants to be amazed, and then say “and he’s a comedian, too.” Aware there seem to have been some critical comments about Trevor Noah’s first attempts to fill a very large chair, though, I fear some certain individuals might try and claim this discredits him when they aren’t finding some other way to shrug it off…

    I have to admit that for a long time I was trying to sort of side-step the question of “funny or not” myself by considering Jar Jar not as the “mindlessly reactive idiot” some condemn him as, but rather as horribly aware terrible things keep happening to and around him without ever being able to do something about it. Then, it got pointed out to me how he might be compared to more than one silent film comedian; I do still like to suppose wheels really do turn in his head, anyway.

    • Hunk a Junk Says:

      Whenever the subject of Jar Jar comes up when talking to other Star Wars fans, especially the vocal idiots who hate the PT, I always say, ‘some people hate Jar Jar because they ARE Jar Jar. He’s awkward, clumsy, dorky, with a silly voice who can’t seem to do anything right — he’s basically every Star Wars fan as a middle schooler. These are people who fantasize about being Han Solo. Of course they hate Jar Jar. It’s like looking in a mirror.’ This usually shuts the conversation down pretty quick.

    • Noah Evans (The Artist) Says:

      I want to add how Binks is like if Charlie Brown was a bumbling enthusiastic Amphibian man, but Hunk a Junk is spot on as usual.

  4. lovelucas Says:

    Smarter than the average Gungan – I became a fan the first time saw TPM when it was Jar Jar who came to the rescue about the Gungans being warriors. And that Padmé (well – at this point Queen Amidala) recognized the wisdom and awareness in Jar Jar. I did not, however, appreciate him noting that Padmé or at that point the decoy Queen was “pretty hot” – just seemed a bit out of whack plus I think he was talking to Anakin – the child.

    • Kim Says:

      It never occurred to me Jar Jar was referring to the queen with his “pretty hot” remark. I always took it as a comment on the speeder and pending VIP escorted trip across the city, just an expression of excitement.

    • Noah Evans (The Artist) Says:

      Decoy aside, messa wonder if Jar Jar had a thing for Padme for the ten years they knew each other… which (the thing) may have faded away as he matured (and met Julian from The Clone Wars). Although Kim’s view about the speeder, perhaps Jar Jar is a car guy 😛

  5. lovelucas Says:

    Forgot to add – Yay Trevor!!

  6. Shaman McLamie Says:

    Trevor Noah’s journey of Star Wars is similar to mine. When I was little I too had an aversion to old movies, so it took The Phantom Menace to get me into the franchise.

  7. Sarah Says:

    I enjoyed this conversation so much I giffed it here: http://sarah531.tumblr.com/post/149526095161/trevor-noah-on-the-star-wars-show-aka-dang-it

  8. jonedney124 Says:

    I was pleased to see the visit to Shanghai Disneyland, I went there following my English teaching internship in Chengdu. I had been in a very long queue in the afternoon (3 hours) so I was a bit bereft at not being able to do as much as I wanted. The Star Wars Launch Bay perked me up no end, particularly when I turn around and come face to face with Darth Vader! I got my picture with him (which was slightly scary, as he walked in front of me while staring at me to point me into the right place for the photo), Kylo Ren, R2-D2 and a Rebel pilot and in Han’s Millennium Falcon seat. It was 7pm so there was hardly anyone in there. I was also pleased to see a Prequel figurine set that included Jar-Jar, I also saw larger ones of Anakin and Darth Maul, I think that was it for the prequels. One of those times when I’m glad Disney owns Star Wars, although it was a bit strange when it featured in the castle fireworks light projection show at the end of the day (FA clips only, as you can see in this video).

    It was also nice to find appraisal of Jar Jar, especially after seeing a rather unfortunate meme the other day that used Obi-Wan’s speech from A New Hope to describe how George Lucas turned to the Dark Side….

  9. Dave S Says:

    This is a pleasant change from the last time I heard him mention Star Wars. On The Daily Show, in commenting on the dumb controversy about Finn being a Stormtrooper, he said something like “racists, you already had your Star Wars movie” and a picture of Jar Jar popped up.

    • lazypadawan Says:

      Bear in mind, a lot of the time the writers come up with this stuff on the show.

      Hmm, scratch that…while it is primarily the writers’ fault, I have to wonder how he feels about slandering a movie as racist when he knows it isn’t, as well as slandering the rest of us as racists too.

  10. ladylavinia1932 Says:

    Whenever the subject of Jar Jar comes up when talking to other Star Wars fans, especially the vocal idiots who hate the PT, I always say, ‘some people hate Jar Jar because they ARE Jar Jar. He’s awkward, clumsy, dorky, with a silly voice who can’t seem to do anything right — he’s basically every Star Wars fan as a middle schooler. These are people who fantasize about being Han Solo. Of course they hate Jar Jar. It’s like looking in a mirror.’ This usually shuts the conversation down pretty quick.

    I have harbored this theory about Jar-Jar haters for years. And to be honest, I suspect the same about those who hate the Prequel trilogy in general. Some guy – I believe his name was Timothy Sexton – had theorized that the reason many fans preferred the Original Trilogy over the Prequel Triogy is that the OT revealed to audiences what we would like to be and that the PT revealed what we truly are.

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