Jabba the Hutt quotes from Star Wars + Return of the Jedi

27 February 2023
Jabba the Hutt is one of the most iconic villains in the Star Wars franchise, known for his large, slimy, and grotesque appearance and barreling voice. He made his first appearance in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi as the leader of a criminal empire and a major antagonist to the film's heroes. Later, he was chronologically introduced in the special edition of A New Hope.

As a Hutt, Jabba was a slug-like creature that was known for his greed, ruthlessness, and cunning. He was the leader of a criminal syndicate that operated on Tatooine, a desert planet in the Outer Rim of the galaxy. 

One of Jabba's most notable acts of villainy was his capture and enslavement of Princess Leia Organa, one of the leaders of the Rebel Alliance. Leia was brought to Jabba's palace as a slave girl, and was forced to wear a revealing metal bikini and serve as his personal servant.

However, Leia ultimately proved to be a formidable opponent and was able to kill Jabba by strangling him with the chains that bound her.

Jabba Brassi sleeps with the fishes!

Jabba also appeared in the Star Wars Special Edition of A New Hope. His character was revived from a deleted scene where a human actor had originally played him. 

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Jabba loved the sound of his own voice. Here are some quotes from the movies:

A New Hope Star Wars Special (1978)

  • "Han, my boy, you disappoint me. Why haven't you paid me? 
  •  And why did you fry poor Greedo?"
  • "I have no time for smugglers who drop their shipments at the first sign of an Imperial cruiser!

Return of the Jedi (1983):

  • "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."
  • "Bring me Solo and the Wookiee. They will all suffer for this outrage."
  • "Jabba no badda."
  • "Bargain not, Jedi. I warn you, I am not to be trifled with."
  • "There will be no bargain, young Jedi. I shall enjoy watching you die."

Jabba the Hutt's quotes are characterized by his gruff, slimy voice and his ruthless and cunning personality. His lines are often memorable and have become iconic in popular culture, cementing his status as one of the most memorable villains in the Star Wars franchise.

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Here are some interesting trivia facts about Jabba the Hutt:

  1. Jabba's physical appearance was inspired by real-life slugs and the character Sydney Greenstreet played in the classic film "The Maltese Falcon."
  2. In early drafts of "Return of the Jedi," Jabba was supposed to be a human-like character, but George Lucas eventually decided to make him a Hutt.
  3. The puppet used to bring Jabba to life in "Return of the Jedi" was operated by several puppeteers, including Toby Philpott, who operated Jabba's tail, and Dave Barclay, who operated his tongue.
  4. Jabba's laugh was created by combining the laughter of a group of hyenas.
  5. In the "Star Wars" Expanded Universe, Jabba had a son named Rotta, who was introduced in the animated film "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."
  6. The original concept for Jabba was inspired by a "superstar wrestling toad" named Zorba, who was cut from the original "Star Wars" movie.

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Jabba's Godfather homage

Jabba the Hutt's character in the Star Wars franchise was largely inspired by classic gangster archetypes, with elements of The Godfather

Jabba's death scene in "Return of the Jedi" is often compared to the death of Luca Brassi in The Godfather. In The Godfather, Luca Brassi is a loyal enforcer of the Corleone family who is brutally murdered by rival gangsters. During the scene, Brassi's tongue sticks out of his mouth, a gruesome detail that adds to the brutality of his death.

Similarly, in "Return of the Jedi," Jabba is strangled to death by Princess Leia while he attempts to feed her to the Sarlacc. As he is dying, Jabba's tongue flops out of his mouth, which is seen as a direct homage to the death of Luca Brassi in The Godfather.


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