Friday, September 03, 2010

I hate ewoks but this guy loves them with an unrivaled passion

I was speaking in Chicago a couple weeks ago, and publicly declared (which created an unexpectedly large uproar) that I hated the ewoks.  I believe my exact words might have been, "Warrior teddy bears are cute and Return of the Jedi would have been a better movie if the Death Star had managed to blow up their planet before it was destroyed."

Then I saw this video on Marc's blog. This guy loves ewoks. And I have to admit that the surprise cameo in this video is pretty hard to argue with. Anyway, watch the video and you decide... are you an ewok lover or hater?


  1. Anonymous11:08 AM

    I love ewoks! They totally redeemed Star Wars for me. They're like hobbits... I mean, without them, what are the rebels fighting for?

  2. Awesome! I've always loved Ewoks. Sorry, Matt.

  3. Matt,

    I saved up many months worth of allowance to buy my own stuffed ewok when I was a kid. I still have my beloved Princess Kneesaa a Jari Kintaka.

    ... are we still friends?

  4. Anonymous12:04 PM

    love Ewoks

  5. Sigh. I guess I am mostly alone in my hate. Nothing new there.

    Jar Jar Binks anyone? You all love him I take it?

  6. NO! Jar Jar is not cute! He does not make a cuddly, soft toys. He is a gangly, annoying creature that was given little thought... at least when it came to Start Wars toy marketing..... and I was older when he came out. That could make a difference, too. :)

  7. pongboy12:52 PM

    Here's an observation: 1) Ewokes brought down a giant imperial walker using stones and sling. 2) Jar Jar Binks has a speech impediment, yet became a great leader to his people. Sound familiar, Matt? :) It's all about LOVE! :D