Open Post: Hosted By The Creator Of “Gremlins” Saying That Baby Yoda Is A Copy Of Gizmo

July 15, 2022 / Posted by:

As anyone who’s ever gotten lost in the soulful eyes of Baby Yoda can attest, the source of his incredible allure and seductive magnetism is not limited to his radar dish ears and adorable button nose. Rather, the true source of his power lies within his soul and is as intangible as the universe is vast. However, Variety reports that Joe Dante, the creator of Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch, believes that Baby Yoda was “completely stolen” and is an “out-and-out copy” of Gizmo, the furry mogwai that can’t even eat after midnight without destroying life, limb, and property with his monstrous issue. Joe is, of course, embarrassingly mistaken. Gizmo looks like a dog’s chew toy come to life whereas Baby Yoda looks like everything, everywhere all at once meets Telly Savalas. There simply is no comparison to be made.

Gremlins are coming to HBO Max by way of an animated series called Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, on which Joe is a consultant. So that is perhaps why he’s decided to risk it all by coming for my boy. According to Variety:

A beef is brewing between Baby Yoda and the Gremlins. Filmmaker Joe Dante, who popularized the Gremlins with his 1984 horror-comedy and its 1990 sequel, recently told the San Francisco Chronicle (via IndieWire) that Baby Yoda is nothing but a shameless ripoff of the eponymous creatures, particularly the lead Gremlin named Gizmo.

“I think the longevity of [the film] is really key to this one character (Gizmo), who is essentially like a baby,” Dante told the publication. “Which brings me, of course, to the subject of Baby Yoda, who is completely stolen and is just out-and-out copied. Shamelessly, I would think.”

Joe has made a grave miscalculation. Somehow, someway, Joe will pay for his hubris. Neither I nor the universe will let this slanderous claim stand. Let’s begin with the fact that when Gremlins came out in 1984, Yoda Sr. had already been embraced by billions of nerds across the far reaches of the universe. And before you bring me up on libel charges with the Jedi High Council, yes I know Baby Yoda is actually named Grogu and is not directly related to Yoda Sr. But you have to admit, the resemblance is uncanny. And I’m sorry, but the people have spoken and he’s Baby Yoda now and forever. Get over it.

We must also discuss the fact that Gizmo just ain’t that cute. To be perfectly honest, he looks like he’s been sleeping rough and is high as fuck. If Werner Herzog was to see him in the street he’d clutch his purse a little tighter and quicken his step. What I’m saying is that Gizmo looks like he’s seen some shit whereas Baby Yoda looks like he sees everything. Totally different vibe.

In conclusion, If Joe’s argument that Baby Yoda was “copied” from Gizmo was to hold any water at all, he’d be hunched over in agony as a bunch of jacked-up-looking lizard-bat hybrids popped out of the overripe boils on his back. Please. Baby Yoda would just be sitting back, laughing his cute little green ass off. Don’t come for him. He eats overripe boils filled with lizard-bat hybrids for breakfast, mother fucker!

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