If Baby Yoda can’t save the universe then no one can
Marie-Danielle Smith: Disney has achieved peak cute with an infant—okay, 50-year-old—member of the beloved Jedi master's speciesIt is true on a spiritual level. On every level.
Baby Yoda has taken over, and honestly, maybe that was his evil plan all along. Fromwith the puppet to the plethora of memes that have surfaced from this big-eyed, big-eared little baby, we all can’t stop talking about him. Also … apparently Laura Dern saw him at a basketball game?
It’s a cultural phenomenon like no other. Fans of Star Wars are joining with people who have never watched a Star Wars movie in their lives to fawn over this little baby, and we’re all just collectively pretending like he’s not a puppet controlled by someone. Do we maybe think baby Yoda is real? Do I think baby Yoda is real?
Things We Saw Today: The First Official Baby Yoda Merchandise Is Not Great
Unfortunately for our hearts and wallet, the first official Baby Yoda offerings from Star Wars and our Disney overlords reek of a rush job. Disney was clearly caught off-guard by the demand to own a piece of Baby Yoda all our own. The character was kept top-secret, which means that toys were not planned in advance, presumably to prevent leaks (which can often come in toy form). This is understandable. However, it seems clear from the merch finally put on offer today via an announcement on StarWars.com that Disney really just had no idea Baby Yoda was going to take off the way it did.
There is a way one goes about talking about baby Yoda and, for the most part, it consists of softly singing “Dear Theodosia” to yourself about this little baby.on what we all were feeling and made a video with new lyrics for the Hamilton song that apply exclusively to our favorite green baby. (Sorry, baby Grinch, you’ve been replaced).
The line about dedicating every meme to baby Yoda hurt me in my core, because my entire Twitter account has become baby Yoda memes and talking about him, so I feel both seen and called out at the same time. What’s great about this song, though, is that I know that I, myself, have sung “Dear Theodosia” at pictures of baby Yoda (as well as Tom Holland, but that’s another story), and I know that I’m not alone.
Baby Yoda is out-trending Democratic presidential candidates
The data is with him.
So these two men just took what we all were feeling and made us a beautiful song to sing along to. My favorite part is maybe that this song is told from the perspective of us, watching the show? Because you know who is going to protect baby Yoda? The Mandalorian. Mando will watch out for him and protect him. We’re just here for the ride.
Don’t worry, though, Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda is also speechless.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel)
Did I need another reason to cry over baby Yoda? Absolutely not. It’s ridiculous at this point. I see his cute little face and floppy ears and tell myself I’d die for this puppet, but maybe 2019 has just broken us to the point of no return, so we’re all dedicating our lives to a fictional baby who just wants to eat frogs and be loved by the Mandalorian.
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This Rescue Kitten Looks Like Baby Yoda, and the Internet Has Fallen In Love .
This Rescue Kitten Looks Like Baby Yoda, and the Internet Has Fallen In LoveThe cat, whose actual name is Joy (which seems befitting), was found by a volunteer at the Humane Society of Rowan County on December 15th, and in pretty rough shape. “She had sores on her neck, bad sores all around her neck, an upper respiratory infection, fleas, you name it," Humane Society volunteer Nancy Rominger told BuzzFeed News. Which means that Baby Yoda Cat, err, Joy, isn’t available for adoption quite yet—though the organization has already heard from plenty of interested parties.