10 Times Jar Jar Binks Opened His Mouth And Ruined 'Star Wars: Episode I'

05/20/2014 11:58 am ET | Updated May 20, 2014
  • Ryan Kristobak Ryan Kristobak, HuffPost Associate Entertainment Editor

"Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" had its 15th anniversary on Monday, May 19. While images of Darth Maul and his double-sided lightsaber certainly come to mind, all good things from the first installment of the prequel trilogy will forever be tarnished by the stupid face, voice and general everything of Jar Jar Binks.

The problem isn't that he's too childlike, it's that he isn't funny and is an all-around terrible creature. While one could argue that his character serves a decently significant purpose later on with regard to Emperor Palpatine's rise, why him? There are just so many other characters George Lucas could have created to fill the same purpose.

Like it -- not really an option -- or not, Jar Jar Binks and that merciless tongue of his are forever cemented in "Star Wars" history. So, let's all get a little masochistic and honor 15 years of "Star Wars: Episode I" by remembering 10 times Jar Jar Binks opened his mouth and ruined what could have been a much better film. We dare you to try to not read them in his voice. (All quotes via IMDb.)

1. "Mesa called Jar-Jar Binks. Mesa your humble servant."
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2. "I spake!"
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3. "Yoosa should follow me now, okeeday?"
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4. "How wude!"
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5. "Mesa cause one, two-y little bitty axadentes, huh? Yud say boom de gasser, den crashin der boss’s heyblibber, den banished."
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6. "Dis is nutsen."

7. "Ay-yee-yee! Wha! Was’n dat. Hey, wait! Oh, mooie-mooie! I love you!"
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8. "Noah gain! Noah gain. Da being hereabouts, cawazy! Wesa be wobbed un crunched!"
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9. "Ohh, maxi big, da Force. Well, dat smells stinkowiff."
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10. "Ex-queeze-me."

  • The Cover
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  • R2-D2 & C-3P0
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    "'Construction robots' (per the second draft) R2-D2 and C-3P0 are rocked by an explosion, as rebels prepare to expel the invaders." -- Alex Tavoularis
  • Princess Leia
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    "My inspiration for Leia's look, if I remember correctly, was Alex Raymond's women in his 'Flash Gordon' comic book strip." - Alex Tavoularis
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
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    "These storyboards were drawn by Ivor Beddoes at Elstree Studios in England, before George Lucas had decided that Ben would sacrifice himself in his duel with Darth Vader. Here, Ben survives – as he did in the script at that time – until the end of the movie."
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  • Death Star Attack
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    "A later iteration of the rebel attack of the Death Star begins." -- Joe Johnston
  • Hoth
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    "I was experimenting with a new soft plastic brush pen.. .hated it. This might be the only board I drew with it." - Joe Johnston
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    "I was experimenting with a new soft plastic brush pen.. .hated it. This might be the only board I drew with it." - Joe Johnston
  • The Emperor
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    As drawn by Joe Johnston.
  • Han Solo Returns
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    "Han Solo emerges from carbon freeze." – Dave Carson
  • The Rancor
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    "In a later iteration, Johnston storyboarded the rancor's entrance." - Joe Johnston
  • It's A Trap
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    "Aboard the rebel 'headquarters frigate,' Mon Mothma, General Nadine, and Admiral Ackbar explain their strategy for destroying the second Death Star." -- Joe Johnston
  • Endor
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    "An early iteration of the tussle between our heroes and numerous biker scouts had the latter blasting away at Luke and Leia, who loses her blaster as a result." -- Dave Carson
  • Ewoks
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    "Paploo" – Nilo Rodis-Jamero

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