See, Star Wars cameos are a dime a dozen – but if there's anything sacred on The Mandalorian, it's this:
Don't mess with "Baby Yoda."
Jason Sudeikis is finding out the hard way on social media following the season finale. Baby Yoda fans lambasted the Second City and Saturday Night Live alum – not for anything he did, but for what his scout trooper did during the Disney+ television series.
The trooper kept "The Child" prisoner in his satchel. He repeatedly punched its head every time it made a sound. The infamous exchange in The Mandalorian with another trooper (Adam Pally) didn't have the intended comedic effect. Let's just say the Twitterverse let him have it…
Jason Sudeikis playing a storm trooper:
*punches Baby Yoda
— Heather Strong Moore (@StrongHeather) December 27, 2019
Jason Sudeikis: This will be great for my career.
Two Seconds after the credits rolled.
— Sith138/HyperDermik/Frost_Cat (@sith138) December 27, 2019
— High Priestess of Washing Your Damn Hands (@secretary_snark) December 28, 2019
Not even Second City had Sudeikis' back.
The Second City does not condone the punching of Baby Yoda by alumnus Jason Sudeikis. Please respect our privacy during this difficult time. #TheMandalorian
— The Second City (@TheSecondCity) December 27, 2019
Sudeikis' profile on Wikipedia wasn't safe.
— kurapika's shortened lifespan @ missing hxh (@le0rio) December 28, 2019
Some did appreciate the attempt at humor, though…
Jason Sudeikis playing a stormtrooper in #TheMandalorian finale who keeps punching Baby Yoda after stuffing him in a bag is funnier than anything that's been on SNL in years pic.twitter.com/QNKX9pr3xX
— James (@pizzaratisdead) December 27, 2019
— Jeremy McGovern (@JustMcGov) December 27, 2019
Give Jason Sudeikis and Adam Pally their own Star Wars spin off!!!
— Eric Fine (@eric_fine) December 27, 2019
The scout troopers get their comeuppance when IG-11, voiced by episode director Taika Waititi, rescued Baby Yoda. After taking out the two, he came into town guns blazing to rescue Mando/Din Djardin (Pedro Pascal), Cara Dune (Gina Carano), and Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) from the forces of Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito).
Since his SNL run as a featured player for 11 seasons (from 2003-2013), Sudeikis made recurring appearances as 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. He also appeared in Olivia Wilde's Booksmart for United Artists and lent his voice in The Angry Birds Movie 2 for Sony.
The 44-year old actor stars in the upcoming WBTV series Ted Lasso for Apple TV+ in 2020. He'll also star in Charlie Day's El Tonto, costarring Kate Beckinsale; and in Aharon Keshales' thriller Till Death, costarring Evangeline Lilly.
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. "The Mandalorian" is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Set between the events in Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, the drama from showrunner Favreau (The Lion King) and Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars) takes place after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order and follows a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Ming-Na Wen, Carl Weathers, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, Taika Waititi, Bill Burr, and Mark Boone Jr.