May 19, 2014

Jabba the Hutt quotes from Return of the Jedi and the Special Edition of A New Hope

Jabba the Hutt quotes from Star Wars

Jabba the Hutt quotes from Return of the Jedi and the Special Edition of A New Hope

Possibly the most famous frog eating slug to grace the silver screen, Jabba the Hutt is one of the great Star Wars bad guys.

He was the crime lord who placed a bounty on Han Solo’s head after he failed to complete a smuggling assignment – and thus he was first mentioned in A New Hope as he had employed bounty hunter Greedo to find Solo.

He was a pretty quotable character.

Jabba was featured as the antagonist in the first third of Return of the Jedi and in doing so became one of the iconic Stat Wars characters and in modern culture has become a simple of corpulence and greed.

'Jabba Desilijic Tiure' as he is formally known,  made some great quotes during the Return of the Jedi and here 's the best of them:
  • I will not give up my favorite decoration. I like Captain Solo where he is.
  • This Bounty Hunter is my kind of scum, fearless and inventive.
  • You weak minded fool! He’s using an old Jedi mind trick.
  • There will be no bargain, young Jedi. I shall enjoy watching you die.
  • You will soon learn to appreciate me
  • Bring me Solo and the Wookiee. They will all suffer for this outrage!
jabba hutt set photo from jedi
Jabba, Irvine and presumably some puppeteers
Jabba's A New Hope quotes

Jabba was also snuck into a short scene with Han Solo in the Special Edition of A New Hope and had some quotable banter with the space pirate. They were discussing why Han hadn't paid his debt.
  • Han my boy, you disappoint me. Why haven’t you paid me and why did you fry poor Greedo?
  • Han, I can’t make exceptions. What if everyone who smuggled for me dropped their cargo at the first sign of an Imperial starship?
concept art of jabba the hutt from Star Wars
Concept art for Mr J. Hutt
Extra for Experts about Jabba
  • The original script to A New Hope describes Jabba as a "fat, slug-like creature with eyes on extended feelers and a huge ugly mouth". 
  • Jabba the Hutt was played by actor Declan Mulholland in scenes cut from the 1977 release of Star Wars
  • That the actor character was filmed by a fully costumed actor suggests that director George Lucas had changed his mind about Jabba being a slug - presumably for design constraints or budget reasons. 
  • In Return of the Jedi, Jabba is portrayed by a one-ton puppet that took three months and half a million dollars to construct. While filming the movie, the puppet had its own makeup artist. The puppet required three puppeteers to operate, making it one of the largest ever used in a motion picture.
  • Jabba the Hutt's death in Return of the Jedi was suggested by script writer Lawrence Kasdan. The film's director, Richard Marquand suggested that Leia strangled him.
  • Jabba had a small cameo in The Phantom Menace where he fell asleep during the famous Pod Race.
  • People often remark on that laughing little critter who he kept by his side in Jedi. He was Jabba's court jester of a sort and is known by the delicious name of Salacious Crumb.
Extra for experts - Check out this person I met wearing a Jabba costume which is handy for parties!

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