Sep 2, 2013

12 best 'golden' quotes from C3PO from the Star Wars movies. You could say they are comedy gold...

Concept art C3PO by Ralph McQuarrie
An early concept version of C3PO by Ralph McQuarrie

The best quotes by C3PO from Star Wars

He's one half of the droids every Storm Trooper is looking for, he's protocol droid, C3PO.

The comedic role in Star Wars fell to C3PO. Until Anthony Daniels brought C3PO to life, every other sci fi robot came a across as a hokey attempt be creative.

Daniels made this golden rod a fun watch.

More often than not the joke was on C3PO as he missed 'the big picture stuff' - does he have aspergers? Some might say he simply had to suffer the torment of being R2D2's best mate.

But really, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker were one of film's best comedy duos.

Either way, C3PO's lines of dialog from the Star Wars movies served him well and are endlessly quotable.
Here's a taste of his best quotes:
  • "I suggest a new strategy, Artoo: let the Wookie win." - Aboard the Millenium Falcon, R2D2 is beating an agitated Chewbacca so C3PO suggests the strategy to placate the hairy goof. As an aside - that game was never actually finished. In The Force Awakens, Finn accidentally turns of the Dejarik board and the game begins exactly where R2D2 and Chewbacca left off!
  • "Sir, it's very possible this asteroid is not stable." From Empire Strikes Back. Turns out Golden Rod was right and the Falcon had been parked in the throat of a giant space worm.
  • "Don't you call me a mindless philosopher you overweight glob of grease!" From A New Hope in response to a cheeky comment by R2.
  • "R2 says the chances of survival are 725... to one" - A New Hope
  • "Wait. Oh My ! What have you done. I'm backwards you filthy furball" Chewbacca has put together C3PO wrong after he was torn apart on the Cloud City in Empire.
  • "We're doomed" C3PO cries out as Vader attacks Leia's ship in Episode 4.
  • "R2-D2, where are you?" Once again our robot has lost his best friend.
  • "R2-D2, it is you, It Is You !" Once again our robot has found his best friend.
  • "Excuse me sir, but that R2-D2 is in prime condition, a real bargain" C3PO plays salesman to encourage Luke Skywalker to purchase them both in ANH. 
  • "If I told you half the things I've heard about this Jabba the Hutt, you'd probably short circuit" C3PO to R2 in Jedi
  • "Die Jedi Dogs! Oh what did I say?" C3PO having an out of body experience in Attack of the Clones.
  • "R2D2! You know better than to trust a strange computer!" How prescient was C3PO in Empire
  • "Goodness! Han Solo! It is I, C-3PO! You probably do not recognize me because of the red arm..." In The Force Awakens, the Golden Rod demonstrates a severe lack of emotional intelligence as Han and Leia meet each other for the first time in years. 
And so there we have it.

The key thing to bear in mind is that the success if most of these jokes and quotes is the relationship between Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels in bringing their characters to life on the silver screen.

Many times C3PO is completing the punch line after the set up given by R2D2 thus making them one of the greatest comedy duo on screen.

Amusingly, we've read that Daniels and Baker don't really get along!