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"Macklunkey!" is the new Covfefe


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The new Disney+ streaming service includes a host of “Star Wars” content, including the one that started it all: “Episode IV ― A New Hope.” The original 1977 release famously featured Harrison Ford’s Han Solo firing first at the bounty hunter Greedo during an encounter at the Mos Eisley cantina on Tatooine.

The scene was edited later to show Greedo firing first because, in the words of “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, he didn’t want his hero to be a “cold-blooded killer.”

The change ticked off fans and spawned a cottage industry in “Han Shot First” T-shirts.

The new edition unveiled this week tweaked that sequence again. Just before he shoots at Han Solo, Greedo yells something that sounds like “Maclunkey!”

Most of Greedo’s words, spoken in his own language, were accompanied by English captions. “Maclunkey!” was not.

Stranger still, Disney said the addition ― a single odd exclamation ― was done by Lucas himself.


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Slate believes that it's Huttese for "I'll end you!"

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After scouring the Complete Wermo’s Guide to Huttese, I suspect it’s actually supposed to be ma klounkee, a phrase used in The Phantom Menace: Sebulba tells Anakin “Neek me chawa, wermo, mo killee ma klounkee,” which is translated in the subtitles as “Next time we race, boy, it will be the end of you.”

By that logic, “ma klounkee” would mean something like “I’ll end you.”
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"Maclunkey!" needs to be the new "What's the frequency, Kenneth?"
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"Maclunkey!" needs to be the new "What's the frequency, Kenneth?"
So that's what we'll be yelling while we kick George Lucas?



Too soon?

Sorry.
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The voice actor voicing Greedo in the original 1977 film was speaking Quechua, a Native American language spoken in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.

Was Quechua also used for Sebulba's speech in The Phantom Menace?
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It's actually an easter egg for the upcoming show "OH That McClunkey!" in which a harried and somewhat incompetent intern finds himself in various positions where a minor action or oversight results in a hilariously catastrophic outcome. Aside from adjusting the sight on Greedo's gun(despite complaining that he didn't know what he was doing) he was also the person who signed for the exhaust port shield generator for the Death Star before going on vacation without telling anyone it had arrived.
His name is often the last word screamed before something goes wrong.
"MCCLUNKEEEEY!"(boom)
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It's just a muddled version of "MacGuffin".
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Sigh ... that George.

If he had to add a last word for Greedo, one might wish that he'd chosen one that didn't sound so ... daft.
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Sigh ... that George.

If he had to add a last word for Greedo, one might wish that he'd chosen one that didn't sound so ... daft.
Indeed. If ever there was a moment for daft-dodging, that was it.
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It's one macklunkey edit, that's for sure.
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So according to the Huff post article in the OP, George added this in 2012, right before he sold everything Star Wars to Disney. So what other horrors are hidden in there, waiting for discovery over the next days and weeks?
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So according to the Huff post article in the OP, George added this in 2012, right before he sold everything Star Wars to Disney. So what other horrors are hidden in there, waiting for discovery over the next days and weeks?
Boba Fett is really Jar Jar under the helmet.
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That would explain his comic incompetence in Return of the Jedi.
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I'm going with the translation "Happy Life Day." Used ironically, of course.

(Note that Fett first appeared in the Star Wars Holiday Special. As a fellow bounty hunter, presumably Greedo was also a celebrant ... until he wasn't.)
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Boba Fett is really Jar Jar under the helmet.
Heesa no goodsa to meesa deadsa, Annie!
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