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Baby Yoda / Grogu

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Added Nov 14, 2019 at 03:27PM EST by Matt.

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Baby Yoda, also known as Yiddle, is a character introduced on the Disney+ television series The Mandalorian that resembles an infant version of the Star Wars character Yoda. During the second season's fifth episode, his true name was revealed to be Grogu.


On November 12th, 2019, the first episode of The Mandalorian premiered on Disney+. At the end of the episode, the character finds a 50-year-old creature that resembles the character Yoda as an infant (photo below).[1]

screen grab of the first time that viewers are introduced to Baby Yoda in the Mandalorian TV series - At the end of the first episode of the first season


Following the release of the episode, people online discussed their appreciation for the character. Twitter[2] user @pissvortext tweeted a screenshot of the character and the caption, "baby yoda canon baby yoda canon baby yoda canon." The tweet received more than 9,000 likes and 1,800 retweets in less than two days (shown below, left).

Throughout the day, others shared their sentiments (examples below, center and right).

Piss Vortex @pissvortex baby yoda canon baby yoda canon baby yoda canon 12:26 PM Nov 12, 2019 Twitter for Android Cifiriv @Virific I haven't known Baby Yoda for long, but if anything happens, I will throw hands. #The Mandalorian Nov 12, 2019 Twitter for iPhone 1:47 AM Yung Whiteout @YungWhiteout No one: Baby yoda: 2:45 AM Nov 12, 2019 Twitter for iPhone

That morning, Twitter user @fakehappymeal shared a GIF of the character's introduction. The post received more than 5,200 likes and 2,000 retweets (shown below).

On November 12th, Redditor [3] SkyeHammer posted a "Higher-Res Baby Yoda" photograph. The post received more than 1,400 points (97% upvoted) and 560 comments in two days (shown below). Several media outlets covered the character, including Vulture,[4] Collider,[5] BuzzFeed, [6] Newsweek,[7] The Ringer[8] and more. On November 20th, Ebaumsworld[9] published a collection of Baby Yoda memes.

baby Yoda peaking at the viewer


On February 27th, 2020, Disney aired the Mandalorian episode "Chapter 13: The Jedi."[13] In the episode, the character Ashoka Tano (portrayed by Rosario Dawson) tells the Mandalorian that the child's name is "Grogu." Following the episode, people online expressed a mixed reaction to the name. For some, the name was a welcome addition to the mythos, while others joked that they would continue to call the character "Baby Yoda" (example below).

000 The Star Wars Underworld EST. 2010 @TheSWU Hello there, Grogu! Hello my name is Grogu 10:27 PM · Nov 30, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone StephanieAtHome @UrNastyHippie 000 #Grogu will always be Baby Yoda to me Your name is Hi, my name is Grogu Baby Yoda! @UrNastyHippie made with backgro 4:21 PM · Nov 27, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

Various Examples

Rosa Pasquarella @whatrosasaid Ibreastfed baby Yoda. 10:18 AM Nov 12, 2019 Twitter Web App jpb @heyJennaBell am i crying over a teeny tiny baby yoda? absolutely #TheMandalorian 5:47 PM Nov 12, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Summer Heacock @Fizzygrrl TWOULD DIE FOR BABY YODA WHO IS ACTUALLY NOT YODA BUTI WILL PROTECT BABY NOT YODA AT ALL COSTS #TheMandalorian 2:11 AM Nov 12, 2019 Twitter for iPhone
BVK3SY @BVK3SY Yoooo0, they have f------ BABY YODA in #TheMandalorian #DisneyPlus!!!! (COOING) SONY 11:36 PM Nov 11, 2019 Twitter for iPhone XJairX @lifeaintjair Everyone STOP what you're doing and look at this baby yoda. You're welcome. 7:45 AM Nov 12, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Kristin Russo @kristinnoeline I don't know anything about Star Wars and while I know that's shocking I am here to tell you that I just saw this baby yoda in my timeline and all I want is to know him thank you Nov 12, 2019 Twitter for iPhone 4:57 AM

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in reply to FredoKnight

UK: "Mandalorian seems cool but Disney+ isn't available in our region yet. Oh well, we can just wait! It's not like Star Wars TV shows were ever as dangerous with spoilers as the movies, so it's not like we need to leave the internet or anything."


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