BB8 is Elmo


#1

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#2

Maybe, but R2D2 isn’t Grover…Yoda is Grover…https://youtu.be/j-LfQCPJJkY?t=152


#3

BB-8’s voice doesn’t want to make me strangle him though.

I really like BB-8’s voice. Sufficiently distinct from R2, who is positively venerable by the time of The Force Awakens. Seems like BB’s voice “flows” a little more than R2’s.


#4

Yoda is Miss Piggy.

Also: BB-8 ≠ Elmo, because orange ≠ red.


#5

These are contentious, but at least the dianoga is a no-brainer…


#6

And this is only possible because Disney owns both. If it didn’t there’d have been a copyright lawsuit before the new film even hit the editing booth.


#7

“Search your feelings. You know it to be true.”

My response is: “vexatious”


#8

It seems like it’s a bit more complicated than that:

After reading this, Disney owns the Muppets, but Sesame Workshop owns their characters, and can continue to call them Muppets through a licensing agreement with Disney.

At least I think so…


#9

BB8 wasn’t nearly annoying enough in Awakens to be Elmo. BB8 is maybe 10 millijars while Elmo is easily 800.


#10

I don’t get it…


#11

It’s less than twelve parsecs.


#12

1 millijar = 1/1000 as annoying as JarJar Binks


#13

Nope. Red is not orange.

Sorry.


#14

1 millijar = 1/2000 as annoying as JarJar Binks

FTFY


#15

We don’t use Imperial units in these parts.


#16

Millijars. I like it. It’s like kelvin, but with 1 being the absolute maximum.


#17

Not Elmo. Worse.

That little sphere is just big enough for a disembodied head, after all.


#18

I’m pretty keen on seeing the new Star Wars, but if there’s one thing that could stop me, it would be the word “Elmo”.


#19

BB8 seems very similar to Randall Munroe’s “New Pet” from circa 2008/9 (not exactly sure of the date)


#20

Eh, a robot whose ‘head’ self-balances on a ball ‘body’ isn’t that distinctive an idea, people did it before Munroe.