Easter Eggs You Missed In The Mandalorian Season 1

The Mandalorian has the production values and watchability of a Star Wars feature film, as well as lots of subtle references and callbacks to other Star Wars media. Here are some Easter eggs that even the sharpest-eyed Star Wars fans might have missed in The Mandalorian. The Mandalorian takes place after the events of the original Star Wars trilogy and before the events of the sequel trilogy. There are a lot of different races from a lot of different planets interacting in the first episode, and many of them use their own distinct language. In a bar scene at the top of the first episode, a fearsome-looking man with an unruly beard beats up on a blue-skinned alien, the target our protagonist bounty hunter is after. “Look at his glands. I bet we could sell them at the port!” subtitles tell the audience what the bully says in an alien language. The guy tries to pick a fight with Mando when he arrives, asking if his armor is “real Beskar steel?” The language he’s speaking is Huttese, the language of the Hutts, a Star Wars race made most famous by Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi. After the Mandalorian captures and carts off his captured target to collect the price on his head in episode one, the prisoner makes small talk with the stoic, silent bounty hunter back on his ship. He even notes that he was “hoping to be free for Life Day.” Then, he stops talking when he discovers Mando’s other bounties frozen in carbonite, just like Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back. What’s Life Day? It’s the Star Wars universe’s equivalent of Christmas, a time for celebrating and relaxing with loved ones. It was first introduced in The Star Wars Holiday Special, an infamous 1978 television variety show. It follows Chewbacca’s family as they watch futuristic TV and wait for him to arrive for Life Day. The special ends with Princess Leia singing a Life Day carol.