On the most recent episode of Star Wars: The Mandalorian, fans noticed something odd. In the scene where Din Djarin & Co. find and start shooting the Imperial scientists, a production crew member can be seen lurking in the background of the shot.
In the spirit of full disclosure/humility, the picture above is from a screenshot I took from my own recap/review episode. I didn’t even notice Jeans Guy until I saw someone mention him on Facebook.
Since then, Jeans Guy Mania has taken the Star Wars corner of the internet by storm. In addition to inspiring multiple news articles and memes, he also has a Wookieepedia page being parked and set up for him.
*UPDATE: The Wookieepedia page for Jeans Guy has been deleted and locked. Poodoo!*
A couple folks even went to the trouble of creating a character poster and action figure mockup, which officially makes them two of my favorite people ever (behind Jeans Guy of course).
— Savage Henry (@Paper_street) November 21, 2020
Jeans Guy also been compared to the Willrow Hood and his infamous/glorious ice cream maker run from Empire Strikes Back, but that’s not really an apt comparison. Hood was an extra who was supposed to be on screen. Jeans Guy clearly was not, although he now resides in all our hearts for all eternity.
Look, these sort of mistakes happen more than most of us realize. There’s even a whole website dedicated to catching them. When it happens on a hugely popular show, however, it’s bound to cause a bit more of a stir. You might remember last year when a random Starbucks cup made a cameo in Game of Thrones‘ final season.
In this case, however, the ensuing ridicule The Mandalorian has receive feels significantly lighter. That’s probably because Season 2 has been really good so far while Season 8 of Game of Thrones was….let’s be generous and say “not well received.”
In the meantime, let’s enjoy this brief moment of levity from a show that has thus far been a joy to watch…although it’s worth noting that at least one of those clone vats in Gideon’s laboratory might be filled with stone washed denim.