The Significance Of Punching Baby Yoda
You know the name Jason Sudeikis. You’ve seen him on Saturday Night Live, movies, TV; however, you probably didn’t know he was one of the stormtroopers who endeavored to keep “The Child” — you know him as “Baby Yoda” — subdued in the waning moments of The Mandalorian, Season One.
Yep, that was him, punching the bag containing the world’s baby.
But in the moments before that moment aired, Sudeikis had forgotten that he had mishandled THE Child.
Sudeikis: It Didn’t Hit Me…
Yeah, that was a whole thing. You know what? I kind of forgot about it. I can’t remember exactly how many weeks, months went by from when Adam Pally and I did that with Favreau and Taika Waititi. For me, the most significant thing was my little boy Otis, who, like any little kid from the last 50 years, loves Star Wars. And I remember he even got to see baby Yoda. And it didn’t hit me when that became such a huge thing when the first episode of Mandalorian premiered and everybody went hog wild about Yoda, baby Yoda, it didn’t even hit me then…
Anyway so they premiered on a Friday or a Saturday, whatever it was, I know it was the weekend because Otis and I were playing video games and Olivia [Wilde, Sudeikis’ partner] came into the room and goes, “Hey, you’re trending on Twitter” and I’m not active on social media so in this day and age it’s kind of like, “Oh, that’s interesting.” And then immediately it’s like, “Wait, why?” I have no idea why. I already got a hard enough last name to spell. For it to be trending is bonkers, and then when she says, “apparently you punched Baby Yoda” and I was like, “Oh, that’s right!”
Sudeikis Punched Baby Yoda
— UPROXX (@UPROXX) June 26, 2020
Can you imagine?
Olivia Wilde — who is your partner — tells you, “Apparently you punched Baby Yoda.” I mean, is there a more surreal story?
Anyway, here’s the evidence:
Chances are decent he won’t ever do that again.