The Simpsons Cut A Mandalorian Moment From Its First Star Wars Short – SlashFilm


Speaking with CNN, “The Simpsons” executive producer Al Jean revealed that the Mandalorian would have made a cameo in “The Force Awakens from Its Nap,” but the scene featuring him ended up being axed from the short:

“There was a scene where we had the parents picking up the kids, and the Mandalorian was one of them. What happened was once we hit on it as a story between Maggie and BB-8, we just eliminated everything that wasn’t pertinent to that story.”

In the final version, we don’t see parents picking up the kids at the end of the day, so the Mandalorian cameo just didn’t make sense. However, when you see Marge dropping off Maggie at Jabba’s Hut Jedi Preschool, you will spot a few Mandalorian-themed Easter eggs.

As you can see above, along with a bunch of other fun “Star Wars” nods, there are two jetpacks hanging on the wall like backpacks. One of them certainly belongs to Mando, and the other one is meant to be Jango Fett’s jetpack. Furthermore, in the scene right after that, there’s a little kid in full Mandalorian armor waiting for a Jedi to make him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a lightsaber. If you’re wondering why Jango Fett’s jetpack made it on the wall over Boba Fett, it would seem to be because the little Mandalorian tyke is made to look like the infamous bounty hunter — complete with the longer missile in the center of his jetpack. 

The one thing you won’t see, however, is Grogu, or Baby Yoda, as he’s still commonly referred to. Even though it would make perfect sense for him to be in preschool with Maggie, Jean and “The Simpsons” weren’t allowed to use him.

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