What about Han Solo telling Jabba the Hut that he’s “a beautiful human being” in the “Special Edition”?
(Yes, I know he was originally addressing a dirty fat man in furs-- I’m not sure what bugs me more, the species inconsistency or the pointlessness of reiterating everything said in the (buggered) Greedo scene, making the Jabba scene redundant and repetitive, and saying the same thing more than once.)
I think they were going for a “There are those who believe that life down here, began out there…” kinda thing.
Whatever… a realistic film about alien beings would probably be pretty incommunicative. (Besides, how could you justify copping all the scenes from Hidden Fortress, Wings, and The Wizard of Oz, etc in a film about some truly exotic life-form?)