For everyone who holds him in high regard, the Jedi Master and former Council leader Yoda has gotten quite a lot of flak from fans. He repeatedly lied to Luke Skywalker (or, in the words of Obi-Wan, taught things from "a certain point of view") and when the galaxy needed him most, the clouded visions of both Yoda the Jedi Council as a whole led the Order into near-extinction.
But have you ever thought that these mistakes might have been because Yoda was going through the tough times of his parents' break-up?
Okay, hold on, do not close this article—please let me explain.
Star Wars superfan and HuffPo writer Todd Van Luling delved deep into this long-running joke, and found some fun evidence to support it. Documentaries so often hold the answers to many questions surrounding the saga, and in one such extra on the DVD for Attack of the Clones titled "Puppets to Pixels," George Lucas himself explains Yoda's heritage. Discussing Yoda's early concepts, Lucas says:
I would think of him more like a frog... big thighs, huge thighs. Kermit thighs. We're going to blend Kermit the Frog with Miss Piggy. This is actually the illegitimate child of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.
Check out the direct quote here:
On top of that, the connections between the creative minds behind Yoda, Kermit, and Miss Piggy are undeniable. Created under the roof of the Muppets and Jim Henson, both Piggy and Yoda are voiced by the legendary Frank Oz, who has reprised both roles multiples times (alongside countless of other Muppets and animated characters).
And while a visit to the set of Empire Strikes Back from Kermit and Piggy really seemed like a marketing move to connect the character with their future Muppet Show guest, Mark Hamill, it was so obviously a clever ruse by the two in order to get some family photos.
Sure, the physical age differences are a little noticeable. But in a world where Hayden Christensen had played Mark Hamill's Dad, maybe worrying about age differences is just a fun-killer in the face of fun speculation.