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Stoic bounty hunter turned tired adopted parent ends up on one of his most difficult escort missions yet. And that's what The Mandalorian is all about!

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Season 1

    Chapter 1: The Mandalorian 
  • The series opens with the Mandalorian walking into a Bad-Guy Bar when a thug tries to pick a fight with him. After he's ignored, the thug shouts "Hey, Mando!" The Mandalorian then proceeds to give a full-body sigh as if to say "Oh God, the nickname's canon, isn't it?"
    • There's also the fact that the thug knows that this man is a Mandalorian and still picks a fight with him.
  • The ferryman summons speeders by playing a flute.
  • Mando hates droids so much that he's willing to pay extra to get a speeder ride with an organic pilot, even one that's falling apart and backfires as it pulls up.
  • Mythrol's reaction to seeing the Razor Crest for the first time.
    Mythrol: You're kiddin' me, right?
    The Mandalorian: Get out.
  • After their driver tells them to stay off the ice, cue a Ravinak jumping out from beneath his speeder and bringing it under. Mythrol immediately starts calling for Mando to start the ship as he run towards it.
  • A Ravinak has the Razor Crest by the landing gear and attempts to drag it under the ice. What does Mando do? He casually grabs his rifle, walks outside, zaps the giant monster and then walks back into the cockpit as if he had just shooed away a raccoon.
    • Mythrol later muttering to himself on the ship about the ferryman's warning.
      Mythrol: "Stay off the ice," that was an understatement of the millennium.
  • The Mythrol attempts to make small-talk with the Mandalorian. It doesn't go well.
    • This includes entering Life Day into official canon, no doubt to a lot of fans' horror and/or amusement. And perhaps to the joy of some.
  • While snooping around the Razor Crest, the Mythrol uncovers a small arsenal of weapons. He then proceeds to very hastily hit the buttons of the control panel to seal it up again.
  • What bounties does Greef have for the Mandalorian to choose from? Several bail jumpers and a wanted smuggler.
  • Dr. Pershing accidentally walks in on the Mandalorian's meeting unannounced, spooking Mando and the stormtroopers into a tense standoff. He reacts more as if he accidentally walked into the women's bathroom.
  • Earlier in the episode, Mythrol comments that he heard Mandalorians never take off their helmets. Later, Mando walks into a Mandalorian enclave where everyone is wearing their helmets. Even the children playing tag.
  • This conversation with Kuiil:
    Kuiil: Many have passed through. They seek the same one as you.
    The Mandalorian: Did you help them?
    Kuiil: Yes. They died.
    The Mandalorian: Well, then I don't know if I want your help.
  • After seeing how badass the Mandalorian has been so far, it's rather amusing to see him try and fail to learn how to ride a blurrg, groaning in frustration the whole time.
    Kuiil: Perhaps if you removed your helmet.
    The Mandalorian: Perhaps he remembers I tried to roast him.
    • Kuiil then explains that this is a female blurrg; the males were all eaten during the mating season. The Mandalorian just stares at him for a few moments before warily approaching the blurrg again.
  • Mando's reaction to seeing IG-11 approach his bounty? "Oh no."
  • When the Mandalorian first approaches IG-11, the droid mistakes him for a hostile and immediately shoots him before he gets a chance to identify as a fellow guild member. You can just tell that rather than be hurt by the blaster bolt, which bounced off his pauldron, the Mandalorian is just really annoyed at the whole situation.
  • The Mandalorian manages to convince IG-11 to team up with him, and then tries to convince the droid to regroup somewhere safer. He does this while hiding behind cover, expecting enemies to come streaming in at any moment. IG-11, oblivious to this, remains standing out in the open, negotiating the terms of their agreement.
    IG-11: I will, of course, receive the reputation merits associated with the mission.
    The Mandalorian: Can we talk about this later!?
    IG-11: I require an answer if I am to procee– [is shot] Oh, no. Alert, alert, alert.
  • The repeated back-and-forth of IG-11 attempting to self-destruct when he thinks the situation is hopeless and the Mandalorian exasperatedly telling him not to. At one point, he convinces IG-11 to help him shoot his way out. The two heroically step out to confront the mooks... only to discover that they have set up a laser turret.
    The Mandalorian: ...Okay. [immediately takes cover again]
    • After the Mandalorian hijacks the turret and guns down the mooks, he turns back to IG-11... who has primed his self-destruct again.
  • In the battle's aftermath:
    The Mandalorian: You know, you're not so bad. For a droid.
    IG-11: Agreed.
  • With the controls to the door destroyed during the fight, the Mandalorian wonders how they're going to get it open. Both he and IG-11 slowly turn towards the laser turret in unison. Cue a shot from inside the door of laserfire cutting a hole in the door.

    Chapter 2: The Child 
  • The Running Gag of The Child repeatedly, somehow, getting out of its hoverpod-crib-thing and the Mandalorian having to repeatedly put it back in. Anyone who's been a parent can understand his pain.
    • This quickly escalates into a full-blown Offscreen Teleportation Running Gag throughout the series from here on out.
    • At one point, The Child gets ahold of a frog-like critter, and, like any baby, promptly sticks it in his mouth. The Mandalorian tells the child to spit it out, but then the child promptly swallows it whole (and it's still alive when he does so).
  • The entire plot of the episode is the result of our badass protagonist getting his ride chop-shopped by a horde of cute, incompetent critters who proceed to kick his ass and boss him around when he tries to get it back.
  • Most of the Jawas run for it when the Mandalorian starts sniping them with his disintegrator rifle, but one stands his ground and starts Firing in the Air a Lot. The sight of a Jawa trying to be Rambo is pretty silly. Too bad he gets disintegrated too.
    • The Black Comedy of the Jawas getting disintegrated. The contrast of the loud gunshot and impact mixed with the Jawas simply POOF-ing into nothingness with only the Jawa yell in its wake can be quite cathartic for fans who find the scamps a hindrance to several Star Wars protagonists throughout the years.
  • The Jawas defend their crawling fortress with a combination of poking the Mandalorian with sticks and throwing random junk at him from above. Turns out even a one-man army can have trouble with garbage if it's a lot of garbage.
  • When they first see him hanging off the side, one Jawa calls to the driver and tells him to drive next to a cliff to scrape him off. The driver cackles with glee, like he's always wanted to do this.
    • Blink and you'll miss it but when Din grabs one of the open hatches, the Jawa behind it promptly slams it on his fingers; the look of "damn, that hurt!" somehow even makes it through the helmet.
  • Having finally, with great effort, scaled the side of the Jawa's sandcrawler, the Mandalorian reaches the top, draws his blaster, and– promptly gets zapped by a dozen or more Jawa tasers and falls backwards off the edge to land flat on his back.
  • Kuiil is put in the unenviable position of being the mediator between the Mandalorian and the Jawas that stripped his ship.
    Kuiil: You need to drop your rifle.
    The Mandalorian: [without averting his eyes or gun away from the Jawas] I'm a Mandalorian. Weapons are part of my religion.
  • The Mandalorian briefly manages a sentence in broken Jawa. The Jawas laugh, saying he sounds like a Wookiee. He responds by blasting at them with his wrist-mounted flamethrower.
    The Mandalorian: You understand this?!
    Kuiil: (pushing the flame thrower aside) No!
  • And then the Jawas try to ask for the Child, prompting the Mandalorian to show his Papa Wolf tendencies early.
    The Mandalorian: Get away from it!!
  • Finally, the Jawas hit upon the idea of having the Mandalorian get..."the Egg." Kuiil sighs and does a Face Palm—clearly, he knows this is going to be a chore and a half for the Mandalorian.
    • The Mandalorian's tone of voice as he asks for clarification makes it clear he has no idea what this Egg is, but he already knows This Is Gonna Suck.
      The Mandalorian: The Egg? What Egg?
    • It gets funnier on a rewatch when you remember that just one episode ago (and barely a day in-universe) Kuill thought nothing of sending The Mando into a pit full of mercenaries with an autocannon, but the moment the Jawas mention "the egg" even he thinks it's a bad idea for Mando.
  • The Jawas are extremely excited about "The Egg" ("SOOGA!"). Once their leader asks for it, they all start chanting it- "SOO-GA! SOO-GA! SOO-GA!" When the scene cuts to the sandcrawler inching across the desert, they are still chanting.
  • When riding in the sandcrawler's cockpit, the Mandalorian keeps hitting his head because he's twice the size of everyone else. The Jawas just laugh.
    • The ceiling in the cockpit is so low that Mando has to hunch his shoulders to fit even while seated, so he likely had to crawl to even get in there. Imagine our badass protagonist crawling around inside while the Jawas laugh at him some more.
  • While riding in the Jawa's Crawling Fortress, we get a brief shot of the Mandalorian turning to face one of the Jawas, who for some reason says, rather matter-of-factly, "the Egg" in Jawa-speak ("Sooga!"), right to Mando's face. It's as if the Jawa assumed Mando hadn't got the message while the Jawas were screaming "the Egg, the Egg" rather loudly. Mando simply sighs.
  • Mando gets to the cave where "the Egg"("Sooga"!) is located and goes inside. He is soon confronted by a large, hairy beast. Cut to the Child outside as you hear a couple of blaster shots before Mando is violently ejected from the mudhorn's den, his breastplate reduced to scrap.
  • The fact that the mudhorn's egg("Sooga!") is just as hairy as the creature that laid it.
  • The Jawas get "the Egg"("Sooga!"), which they consider a fair trade for a whole cart of starship parts... and just messily eat it raw, sticking their hands into the yolk and jamming it into their faces. The Mandalorian's mask can't hide his utter disgust at their Jawa Table Manners.

    Chapter 3: The Sin 
  • Karga telling a bounty hunter that failed to get the Asset before the Mandalorian to screw off when he pesters him with excuses, then loudly praising Mando so that the other envious bounty hunters can hear.
  • Mando starts his raid on the Imperials to rescue the Child with the Star Wars equivalent of doorbell-ditching, ripping the door sensor off the wall and walking away while the Imperials investigate.
  • At long last, we get an explanation for the notorious "ice cream machine" that one guy was carrying during the evacuation of Cloud City; it's a container for valuable goods.
  • After the Mandalorian kills several stormtroopers, we get "[Baby coos]" in the subtitles.
  • During the shootout at the bounty hunter outpost, the Mandalorian jumps into a cargo transporter operated by an R2-looking droid. When the Mandalorian tells it to drive, the droid shakes its head. It's persuaded soon after. With a blaster. Even though it's not remotely humanoid, you can tell it's thinking to itself "yeah, not dying for this cause".
  • After being saved by an army of his countrymen with jetpacks, the Mandalorian's only comment is "I've got to get one of those."

    Chapter 4: Sanctuary 
  • The child starts flipping switches on the Razor Crest's dashboard. The Mandalorian tells him to stop it, which the child does... for about two seconds. The child simply smiles and, without turning, slowly reaches over and flips another switch. The ship begins to shake, making Mando quickly turn it off. After this, he gives up and just puts the child in his lap.
  • Once they land, Mando puts the child in the captain's seat and repeats several times that he wants him to stay put while he goes to scout. Cut to him opening the side hatch with the child standing next to him and eagerly looking up at him.
    Mandalorian: Ah, what the hell. Come on.
  • Mando asks the waitress what she knows about Cara and, when she rambles about not knowing anything, assumes she's fishing for a bribe. But she really is just that awkward and genuinely didn't know anything. When seeing the large tip, she is simply grateful and tells him she's going to throw in extra food sides for him.
    • Moments later he throws another bribe at her to look after the child while he chases Cara. Her tone as she accepts it makes it clear that this is not something she's used to—clearly this is a very different establishment from the ones Mando's used to.
    • In case you've forgotten, he pays her in Imperial credits.
  • After violently brawling for several minutes, Mando and Cara have each other at gunpoint... then suddenly hear a loud slurping sound. They both look over and see the Child calmly watching them while drinking from a small soup bowl.
    Mandalorian: [to Cara] You want some soup?
  • Cara tries to convince Mando to leave the planet by actually saying she was "here first". And Mando actually accepts it as a valid reason to leave.
  • As Mando leans back in the cart to relax, the Child soon mimics his father figure.
  • While Cara is training the villagers to use spears, one of them can't even handle putting the pointy end forward. She simply walks up to him and correctly switches his spear around.
    • Meanwhile, Mando is teaching villagers how to use blasters. While nearly all of them fire at least once at their target, Omera (the only one who knows how to properly use a blaster) goes ham on her target by shooting repeatedly in the exact same spot on it, all with a proud smirk on her face. Even Mando appears impressed by her shooting skills.
  • Like in the second episode, the Child catches a frog and stuffs it into his mouth. Before he can swallow it whole, however, he sees the group of children playing with him react to the frog-eating with disgusted laughter, so he spits it out in embarrassment.
    • After being spit out, the first thing the frog does is jump into a puddle, as if thinking "That was gross. I need to wash"
  • Mando and Cara are scouting after the bandits, and as soon as they find the giant footprint, Cara decides she's out. That would be the funny part if it didn't immediately cut to Mando addressing the villagers thus:

    Chapter 5: The Gunslinger 
  • This exchange between Riot Mar and the Mandalorian, moments before the former's death during their ship skirmish:
    Riot Mar: I can bring you in warm... or I can bring you in cold.
    [Mando opens the Razor Crest's engine flaps to bring his ship behind Riot Mar's]
    The Mandalorian: That's my line. [shoots and kills Riot Mar]
    • Just how incensed he sounds when he says that puts the scene almost in Black Comedy territory. Shooting at the ship? Business as usual, no hard feelings. Stealing catchphrases? You're going DOWN.
  • As Mando lands, the helper droids start popping up, with one hitting its friends head to get it to spring upwards. However, knowing Mando's feelings towards droids, he shoots a blast at their feet and they all immediately shrink back into their default state.
  • Peli Motto finds the Child as he sadly walks out of the Razor Crest, looking for Mando. She picks him up, checks him out and assures him that she'll take care of him until the Mandalorian comes back... and charge him extra for it.
    • Look closely in the foreground while Peli is playing cards with her droids, two of them are cheating and trading a card behind the table where Peli can't see.
  • When the Mandalorian returns to the Razor Crest after finding work, he finds the Child missing and panics. As he runs out yelling, one of Peli's pit droids passes by and sees that he's angry. Its response? To instantly hide from him. We then see Peli fast asleep along with the Child. She gets startled awake by the Mandalorian's shouts, waking up the baby as well. She walks out to Mando and complains how long it took her to get the kid to sleep and then scolds him for leaving a baby alone.
  • When Toro is surveying the landscape and sees the Tusken Raiders, he quips that the Tuskens better keep their distance. The Mandalorian remarks to tell them that. Then the camera pans slightly to the left and two Tusken Raiders (standing mere meters from Toro) start yelling. Apparently, Mando watched these two slowly (and somehow silently) walk up to Toro and stand there just for this moment. In fact, when Toro dismounts and goes to use his binocs, you can see the out of focus Mando look over in the right direction.
  • Mando and the Tusken negotiate with hand signals, culminating in him asking Toro for his binocs. Then he tosses them over to the Tusken, buying them passage.
    Toro: Those were brand new!
    The Mandalorian: Yeah, they were.
  • The fact that Mando managed to buy them passage with just a pair of binocs. Either those were really good binocs, or Mando is one hell of a haggler with Tuskens (and this is after he utterly failed at haggling with Jawas).
  • Fennec shoots the Mandalorian, but he survives due to his beskar armor. Toro notes that he's not wearing beskar. The Mandalorian isn't particularly concerned.
    Toro: What happened?
    The Mandalorian: Sniper bolt. Only an MK modified rifle can make that shot.
    Toro: Are you alright?
    The Mandalorian: Yeah, hit me in the beskar. And at that range, beskar held up.
    Toro: Wait, I don't wear any beskar.
    The Mandalorian: Nope.
  • While entirely appropriate for the context, it's rather funny to hear Mando note that since Fennec has "the high ground", it's best for them not to attack. At least he's smarter than Anakin. Bonus points because unlike in Anakin's duel with Obi-Wan, in this context (a sniper in a concealed position) the high ground actually does matter.note 
  • Peli Motto's Pit Droids are hilarious for being a weirdly-out-of-place reminder of the Prequel Trilogy in the gritty post-Original Trilogy setting. Seeing them run up to the ship carrying a toolbox and tools is funny, having one of them fetch Peli her blaster rifle is somehow funnier. Funnier still is how the pit droids learn to just turtle up instantly if Mando starts getting even a little agitated.
  • Toro and The Mandalorian have to wait until nightfall if they want to catch Fennec, who has them locked down with sniper fire. Cut to the middle of the night, and Toro tries to wake Mando up, but he doesn't budge. Toro assumes Mando's fast asleep and starts striking a few 'badass' gunslinger poses while pointing his blaster right at The Mandalorian, goofing around. A few seconds later, Mando subtly turns his head to face him and dryly asks "You done?", startling Toro, who awkwardly gets back to work. Thanks to his helmet, the scene leaves it ambiguous on whether he was actually asleep and just woke up, or if he was awake the whole time and just ignoring him.

    Chapter 6: The Prisoner 
  • Like with Rebels we get another canon acknowledgement of the Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy, Mando isn't impressed by Mayfeld's resume with the Empire, to which he defensively says he wasn't a Stormtrooper.
    Ran: Well, Mayfeld—he's one of the best triggermen I've seen. Former Imperial sharpshooter.
    The Mandalorian: That's not saying much.
    Mayfeld: I wasn't a Stormtrooper, wise-ass!
  • When the crew discuss the Mandalorian never taking off his helmet, one of them made a guess on what he looks like underneath, with Mayfeld suggesting that Mando is actually a Gungan.
    • Mayfeld asks Xi'an if she's ever seen Mando without the helmet, referencing their implied former relationship. She replies with a coy smile that "a lady never tells." The implication that he wears the helmet while having sex is hilarious for the mental image it suggests.
    • While Mando does take offence to being called a Gungan, he never corrects Mayfeld either. We later learn he isn't, but given that we also find out Mandalorians would accept foundlings of all races this leaves the very real possibility that there are actually Gungan Mandalorians now.
  • Burg's solution to two of the floating turret droids is to do a running tackle at the closest droid and throw it into the other droid, whereupon they both explode in a massive fireball, while Burg isn't even looking.
  • When Zero is about to shoot the Child, the Child closes his eyes and raises his hand, clearly trying to use the Force to protect himself... and Zero is suddenly blown up and killed. Cue the Child looking at his hand with an expression that clearly says, "did I do that?" Then Zero collapses and we see the Mandalorian standing behind him, having just shot him.
  • Right after leaving the space station, the Mandalorian unscrews the silver ball off the lever from Chapter 3 to give to the Child, but not before saying this in response to what had transpired this episode:
    The Mandalorian: I told you that was a bad idea.
  • When Mayfeld first sees the Child, his first Deadpan Snarker response is to look at Mando and Xi'an and say:
    Mayfeld: Wait a minute. Did you two make that? Huh?
    • Judging by his tone, and the fact that he doesn't know what Mando looks like under the helmet, it's quite possible he's actually seriously asking. Xi'an hisses in clear disgust at the implication.
    • Especially because The Clone Wars made a similar joke ("Not mine, I take it") when Hondo Ohnaka saw Aurra Sing with a young Boba Fett in tow.
    • Even better when you know that when Yoda was first created, Lucas joked that he was the son of Kermit and Miss Piggy.
  • During the fight with Burg, Mando drops a heavy blast door on him, which hits him so hard it looks like a quickly-edited shot to imply that the guy just got decapitated by the door... only for the door to rise up and reveal Burg lifting it back up. Mando just simply (and instantly) closes the second set of doors on him. It's the timing that does it.
  • The Cavalry arrives, in the form of a trio of bored New Republic X-Wing pilots who matter-of-factly begin shooting up the space station at the first sign of hostile intent (the gunship being launched after Mando). The fact that they fly straight past the Razor Crest without paying it any heed under the circumstances just adds to the hilarity.
  • Towards the end of the episode it's revealed that Mando unceremoniously shoved the three other crew members into a cell together and they're all sitting there extremely annoyed.
  • Meta: The Onion AV Club's description of this episode is "Mando gets reminded why he doesn't hang out with his friends anymore." He meets up with several old accomplices, all of whom act chummy, then betray him.

    Chapter 7: The Reckoning 
  • When Din is recruiting Cara, he finds her in a brawling competition for money. After winning, her opponent comes and happily tosses her a few credits while she's talking with Din.
    Cara: Come back soon!
  • Mando and Cara head to the lower deck to discuss their new job and fail to notice the Child sticking his head through the hatch to listen to them. He disappears back into the cockpit and a few moments later the ship suddenly starts wildly bucking thanks to the Child getting his hands on the controls. They quickly decide they need someone else on the ship to watch him.
  • When Din suggests the Child might have been artificially grown, Kuiil disagrees. The first reason he gives? The Child is too ugly. If you were custom-making your own life form, you would make it look nice. Next he says Cara does look like she was grown in a tank. In the context this comes across as a weird and amusing compliment on her appearance.
  • When recounting where he got the droid, Kuiil felt the need to recite the New Republic's Charter on scavenging rights. Note that he is talking to two people who are considered New Republic criminals on a backwater planet with Jawas.
  • During IG-11's re-learning, he was commanded to move some crates. He just drops it on the spot without looking and squishes a lizard flat, much to Kuiil's chagrin. We later see how he improves; he shoos away lizards by flicking his foot, then dropping the crate.
  • Kuiil agrees to come along with Mando on his mission, but on the condition that he gets to bring his bluurgs and gives Mando no room to argue.
    Mando: Wait, the bluurgs?
    Kuiil: [walking away] I have spoken.
  • When Cara and Mando are arm wrestling, the Child thinks Mando is being hurt and begins to Force-Choke Cara. Mando briefly appears confused by what's happening before doing a double take at the Child and only then realizes what's happening and quickly stopping him. Bonus points in that the Child seems to get an evil look on its face as it begins to Force-Choke Cara, but only ends up looking hilariously adorable.
  • When the group stops to camp for the night, Greef Karga is mildly surprised to learn the Child is a carnivore. After he's hurt in an attack, the Child steps forward to use his Healing Hands and Greef wails that the kid is trying to eat him.
  • A scout trooper casually suggests that Greef give him Mando's helmet for twenty credits, showcasing either woeful overconfidence or profound naivete.
    • Greef responds that he cannot; he's resolved to hang it on his wall, instead.
      Mando: [quietly, slightly pissed] "On your wall"?
      Greef: [through gritted teeth] Go with it...
  • The introduction of the new villain involves a swarm of Troopers in gleaming armor and a Big Entrance involving a TIE Fighter followed by a villainous monologue. The dramatic impact is marred for a few reasons:
    1. Moff Gideon has a lift in his cockpit so he doesn't have to climb from his cockpit.
    2. There's no visible way for, and it isn't shown how, Moff Gideon gets from the hatch at the top of his TIE Fighter to the ground.
    3. None of the protagonists are paying any attention at all to his monologue. Cara openly wonders just who the heck the new guy is.
    4. While the initial assault by the Death Troopers is impressive and intimidating from Mando's point of view, the camera work behind the Death Troopers shows that even the elite-of-the-elite Stormtroopers can't shoot for crap. All around the window they shot through are blaster marks that are clear misses, some by several feet, nowhere near what they were aiming atnote .
    5. The stormtroopers piling out of the personnel carrier look intimidating at first but after the fifth rank comes out it starts to feel like a comedy skit.
  • Cara keeps giving Greef grief over his woefully inaccurate estimate of "only four Stormtroopers" guarding the client. It keeps escalating until there's an entire army of white armored soldiers gunning for them. With Death Troopers. And air support.
    • Greef, for his part, keeps glancing around sheepishly as more and more Imperials show up, likely thinking to himself, "I'm gonna kick my intel guy's ass!"

    Chapter 8: Redemption 
  • The opening scene has the two Scout Troopers waiting for orders to deliver the Child. Hilarity Ensues.
    • One of the troopers keeps trying to get the other to show him the Child, much to the other's annoyance.
    • Bored, the two start taking shots at a nearby metal part on the ground. They miss horribly. One of them shakes his pistol as if that's the problem, then almost looks into the barrel. The other gives an exasperated shrug, then smacks his live weapon into his speeder.
    • Several former military viewers have commented that this is in fact exactly what happens when bored infantry grunts are stuck in a "hurry up and wait" situation. It really is possible to be bored to death after all.
    • Their incredibly indifferent reaction (and that of their contact over the radio) to the news that Moff Gideon keeps killing his own men. Business as usual in the Empire.
      AP-1982: Did he just say Gideon killed his own men?
      JS-1975: Oh, who knows. These guys like to lay down the law when they first arrive into town, you know how it is.
      AP-1982: What is that thing, anyway?
      JS-1975: I don't know, maybe the Moff wants to eat it, I don't ask questions.
      AP-1982: ...Can I see it?
      JS-1975: [annoyed] Did you not just hear that Moff Gideon killed a dozen of his own troopers just to make a point?
      AP-1982: Okay...
      JS-1975: I get that point. Do you get the point?
      AP-1982: [sulking] Yes, I get the point.
      JS-1975: Okay.
      JS-1975: [into comlink] Any update yet?
      Dispatcher: That's a negative. Still waiting for confirmation. He just killed an officer for interrupting him, so this might take a while.
      JS-1975: Thank you. Standing by still. [to himself] Unbelievable...
      • Which is darkly hilarious in its own way because if Gideon spent two minutes listening to the officer he'd killed he would've gotten exactly what he wanted. Instead IG-11 pulls a Big Damn Heroes moment and rescues the Child. Fascist, but Inefficient much?
    • Black humour to be sure, but any time the Child begins to make a fuss, the Scout Trooper guarding him gives him an annoyed bop on the head to quiet it down. Eventually, the first trooper (the one who wants to see it) starts worrying that he might have killed it and they need to check to make sure. The second trooper grudgingly acquiesces and opens the bag, revealing the Child is fine. The first trooper pokes which point the Child bites his finger and he proceeds to straight up punch the Child in the face.
      JS-1975: [smugly] Serves ya' right.
    • Let's not overlook the fact that the Child bit the trooper through his armored gauntlet.
    • At one point the trooper with the Child straight up groans 'Oh my god' at his partner's incessant requests to see the Child. Considering this is the Star Wars universe, hearing a random guy casually using an Earth colloquialism like that is just seven levels of hilarity.
      AP-1982: Should we offer that thing some water?
      JS-1975: You just want to see it.
      AP-1982: So what? You got to see it.
      JS-1975: Barely. I mean, I grabbed it up off the ground and stuffed it in the sack.
      AP-1982: [sulking again] It's more than I got to see it.
      AP-1982: Hey, how long has it been since that thing moved?
      JS-1975: I don't know, like a minute or two. Don't worry.
      AP-1982: [getting off his bike] Uh, it's been way longer than a minute.
      JS-1975: [sotto] Oh my God...
    • This whole sequence makes total sense when you realize that Taika Waititi directed this episode.
  • When IG-11 shows up to rescue the Child, the Scout Troopers immediately peg him as an assassin droid. They don't take it too seriously when he introduces himself as the Child's nurse.
    JS-1975: Identify yourself!
    IG-11: I am IG-11. I am this child's nurse droid and require that you remand him to me immediately.
    AP-1982: [chuckles] A nurse droid? I thought it was a hunter. Aren't IGs usually hunters?
    JS-1975: Yeah, well, evidently this one's a nurse.
    [IG-11 approaches]
    JS-1975: I'm sorry, nurse, but you're gonna have to get out of here.
  • When IG-11 retrieves the Child and speeds off on the hover-bike, Mando radios in, assuming Kuill is still on the comm. The first thing he and the others hear is the Child squealing with joy as he speeds along strapped to IG-11's chassis. Unfortunately, there's an immediate Mood Whiplash when IG responds that Kuill has been killed.
  • During IG-11's Gangland Drive-By, the Child starts giggling, clearly still excited by the ride and seemingly un-bothered by his chauffeur gunning down enemy soldiers with ruthless efficiency.
  • Two stormtroopers are minding their own business haggling with a Jawa over some spare parts. Then IG-11 drives by and shoots both of them dead. The Jawa just looks around confused, like he can't believe some droid just sped by and shot his customers.
  • As IG-11 tends to Mando's head wound, he tells him he suffered damage to his "central processing unit". Mando translates this as meaning his brain. The IG-11 says, "That was a joke. It is meant to put you at ease." Mando gives a look that says it clearly isn't.
    • When the Mandalorian holds IG-11 at gunpoint to prevent him from removing his helmet to tend to his wounds, he says that "no living thing" may see his face per Mandalorian oath. The droid astutely points out the obvious loophole that, as a droid, he isn't living. As the IG removes the helmet and begins tending to his head wound, Mando lowers his blaster with an absolutely dumbfounded expression.
    • The medical treatment for Mando's life-threatening head injury? An aerosol spray of bacta and a few hours to walk it off.
    • On a meta level, after all the build-up and mystery with Mando's helmet and what he may look like under it — to the point that some were speculating he'd turn out to be a girl — his helmet is finally taken off and we see... a totally normal-looking dude played by Pedro Pascal with helmet hair, just like we'd been told he was.
  • While pinned in the bar and about to possibly die in a pretty violent way, Greef starts taking shots of nearby spotchka to take the edge off right up until the group escapes into the sewers.
  • After Mando is badly wounded, Cara and Greef start off alone into the sewers so IG-11 can remove Mando's helmet and tend his injuries.note  Cara is the one forced to carry the Child away from the fight, anxiously lamenting "[she doesn't] do the baby thing". Watching a hulking Amazonian Beauty get nervous over something as simple as holding a baby is funny in of itself. However the fact that for much of the episode IG-11 — an assassin droid reprogrammed as a nurse! — has been caring for the Child just ramps up the absurdity of the exchange.
    • It gets funnier when you remember that Cara spent several weeks on Sorgan along with Mando and the Child. Apparently, in all that time she never tried to interact with the Child—or with any of the human kids in the village, for that matter.
    • Maybe even funnier if you consider that for the last episode and a half, Greef has been fawning over the Child after it saved his life. He would have been more than happy enough to take care of the kid for a while.
  • The Armorer steadfastly tells Mando that since the Child is a foundling in his care, by Mandalorian creed he is obligated to raise it as his own until the Child comes of age for Mandalorian training or return it to its own people. The first option is currently out given the Child's young age and physical weakness. Hence, he must return the Child to his people. Which in this context is either the other members of the Child's species, which are all but unknown, or give the Child to the Jedi Order, ancient enemies of the Mandalorians. Mando is very much not enthusiastic about combing out the entire galaxy for a species no one has heard of and knowing the few he may find could kill him on the spot due to historically being enemies of each other.
    Mando: [incredulous] You expect me to search the galaxy for the home of this creature, and deliver it to a race of enemy sorcerers?
    Armorer: [nonchalantly] This is the way.
  • The Armorer refuses to abandon the Covert until she's salvaged everything left behind by the Imperial purge of the Mandalorian clan's hideout, dutifully collecting the armor of the fallen and smelting it back down to recycle the Beskar steel. A squad of Stormtroopers finds her kneeling in front of the furnace, holding her tongs and hammer but otherwise giving no indication that she will fight. She easily beats four of them to death with her tools while throwing another trooper face-first into her furnace. The furnace bit Crosses the Line Twice due to the very brief scream from the Trooper as he falls in.
  • The Ferry Droid at first appears to be an astromech droid plugged into the ferry, like some of the speeder droids we'd seen previously. But once it activates, it rises to its feet, revealing itself to be an astromech body equipped with two long legs and four very long arms. It's a bit surreal and appears like some hobbyist's kitbashing attempt. Further, it pilots the ferry by using a long pole to push them along, which is a bit jarring in a setting where speeders exist.
    • The droid even chirps a little electronic tune while he's rowing on the lava boat, like he was a Venetian gondolier. One of the funniest things and out of place things inside a really intense final scene.
  • Pinned down by Gideon's TIE, Greef tries to get the Child to do the "magic hand thing" to bring it down. He begins encouraging the Child in hilarious fashion, while Mando takes a curious glance at the Child, and Cara stares at Greef incredulously. The Child just thinks Greef is waving (with three fingers, like the Child has) and repeats the gesture.
    Greef: I'm out of ideas.

Season 2

    Chapter 9: The Marshal 
  • The moment the Child sees Mando activate his Whistling Birds while being held at gunpoint, he quickly reaches over and seals himself in his pram.
  • During the fight at the arena, Mando is grabbed from behind while another attacker punches him in the head, which results in his helmeted head rocking back and smacking his grappler painfully in the head. Mando follows this up soon after by head-butting an opponent's fist mid-punch, coming off much better in the exchange than the guy's fist does.
    • The surviving Gamorrean gladiator attempts a pro wrestling splash over the top rope on Mando. He simply steps aside, letting the Gamorrean crash through the nearby table.
  • A bit of Black Comedy, but after Mando strings up Gor Koresh on a lamppost to gain info, he promises that Gor won't die "by [his] hand" as long as Gor forks over the info. As Mando leaves with his information, Gor begs him to cut the line.
    Mando: That wasn't part of the deal.
    *Mando shoots out the lamppost Gor is hanging from. Several red-eyed creatures surround Gor*
    Gor: Wait, what are you doing? Mando, I can pay! Mando! Mando!
    *Gor begins screaming as the creatures get closer*
  • Peli Motto basically being an Audience Surrogate and gushing over the Child when she sees him.
    Peli: Come here, you little womp rat! Looks like it remembers me. How much do you want for it? Just kidding! But not really. You know, if this thing ever divides or buds I will gladly pay for the offspring.
  • The first few shots of Cobb wearing Boba Fett's extremely ill-fitting armor are pretty amusing.
  • When Cobb takes off his helmet, Mando's reaction can only be summed up as "silent confused screaming". As always, Pedro Pascal managed to deliver without showing his face.
  • During Mando and Cobb's initial confrontation The Child starts wandering around the saloon and ends up examining a spittoon on the floor nearby. When the Krayt Dragon arrives in town and causes everything to shake the baby decides to hide in the spittoon.
    • Speaking of when the dragon arrives, in the moments prior, Mando and Cobb had been having an intense stand-off à la an old western movie, waiting to see who draws first. When the first rumblings of the dragon's arrival are felt, Cobb pauses for a moment, and then holds up a finger before going outside, as if to say "hold that thought."
    • Whenever Cobb mentions "the kid", the little guy looks up with a squeak that basically says "Who, me?"
  • After decades of the fans mocking Boba Fett's skyward-pointing rocket launcher, Cobb actually does have to awkwardly bend forward to use it.
  • Cobb pulls up beside Mando on his speeder fashioned out of Anakin's old pod racer. You can practically hear him say "Mine's bigger."
  • While Mando and Cobb sit with the Tuskens at the campfire, one of the domesticated Masiffs eyes the Child and licks its lips. The Child realizes what the Masiff is likely thinking and scoots a little closer to Mando.
  • Mando settles the argument between the Tuskens and Cobb as he always does. Using his flamethrower.
  • The Tusken Raiders explain that the Krayt Dragon's lair is an abandoned Sarlacc pit. Cobb protests that there's no such thing. Mando notes "There is if you eat the Sarlacc." Cobb's reaction is a silent, "Well, shit."
  • The Tuskens demonstrate to Mando and Cobb how they've been placating the Krayt Dragon by periodically sacrificing a Bantha to it. A Tusken Raider leashes a Bantha in front of the cave, shouts at the dragon to wake it up, then makes a run for it. The dragon comes out of the cave... and eats the Tusken, leaving the Bantha perfectly fine. The Tuskens watching look up and are clearly thinking, "That wasn't supposed to happen."
    [Krayt Dragon eats Tusken and retreats]
    [the Child hides behind a rock]
    Tuskens: [cries of shock and horror]
    [dead silence as everyone processes what just happened]
    The Mandalorian: They might be open to some fresh ideas.
    [the Child pokes his head up to see if it's safe]
    • After the dragon leaves, the Bantha just stands there, staring in confusion at the spot where the Tusken had been a moment before, as if even it can't believe it.
  • Then the Tuskens start strategizing using a snake skeleton to demonstrate the dragon and tiny rocks to demonstrate themselves. Cobb argues it's not to scale. Mando thinks it is, and the Tuskens confirm that it is to scale.
    • The look on Cobb's face when Din tells him he volunteered the village as backup is glorious — it's the perfect combination of "You did what?!" and "Oh, this is really gonna suck..."
      Tusken: [drops more rocks]
      Cobb: Now that's more like it. Where are they getting the reinforcements?
      Mando: I volunteered your village.
      Cobb: [silently reacts]
  • Cobb breaks up a Tusken who accidentally dropped one of the canisters and a townsfolk about to throw hands and a small group decide to drop the expedition saying it wasn't worth it. Cobb returns to Mando's side and cheerfully says, "It's gonna be great."
  • As a Call-Back to Return of the Jedi, when Din tells Cobb to look after the Child, he smacks his jetpack with his rifle into the Child's position. It even makes the same whining sound as Cobb sails away.
  • The Mando finally defeats the Krayt Dragon by tricking it into eating a Bantha loaded up with explosives. But the Bantha seems to realize what's about to happen and tries to get the hell out of there, so our hero spends much of the dramatic moment awkwardly trying to pull the thing back into position.
  • After the Krayt Dragon is killed, the Tusken Raiders set to work harvesting meat and bone from the body... and promptly stumble upon a huge honking pearl in its gut, just like the one you get for killing a Krayt Dragon in Knights of the Old Republic, causing them to start hooping and hollering in a way that distinctly feels like they're yelling "WE'RE RICH!"
    • You can see one Tusken double take at the pearl.
  • When Cobb returns Boba's armor to Mando and the two part ways, Cobb jokes to him to tell the other Mandalorians he wasn't responsible for the damaged jetpack. Well, he's not lying...

    Chapter 10: The Passenger 
  • When Din seemingly gives a thug his jetpack, he activates it shortly after so the thug is sent flying. We later see said thug fall to his death, and the Child snorts at his death. Mando even shrugs as if agreeing with the Child's disdain.
    • When Mando slowly lands the jetpack in front of him, it settles down perfectly....and then falls over as he stares at it.
  • Peli gets a few moments of hilarity in this episode. First, she cons Mando out of 500 credits in a game of sabacc, one that he wasn't even playing, but she somehow even convinces him to take Frog Lady as a passenger, saying that she and her husband have seen Mandalorians.
  • Peli having one of her droids cooking the Krayt Dragon meat off a thruster's exhaust.
  • Peli reassuring Mando that she knows the Frog Lady well enough to vouch for her... and then offhandedly says later in the conversation that she only met her ten minutes ago.
    Mando: I thought you said you vouched for her with your life.
    Peli: [grabs a piece of Krayt Dragon meat] What can I say, I'm an excellent judge of character.
  • As Peli and Mando are having this conversation, the Frog Lady boards the Razor Crest in the background, with the Child scurrying after her in pursuit of her eggs.
  • The fact that the passenger isn't identified beyond her species and gender led to this rather amusing subtitle when she started speaking:
  • The fact that the Child's bedroom is actually The Mandalorian's own room which is incredibly small makes you realize that The Mandalorian has been sleeping in the tiny bedroom in the Razor Crest the entire time. Additionally, he doesn't remove his helmet before plopping onto his bed, apparently confirming every joke about Mandalorians hiding their faces even while they sleep.
  • While flying, Mando gets intercepted by two New Republic X-Wings, leading to this glorious exchange:
    Mando: This is Razor Crest. Is there a problem?
    Carson: We noticed your transponder is not emitting.
    Mando: Yes, I'm pre-Empire surplus. I'm not required to run a beacon.
    Carson: That was before. This sector is under New Republic jurisdiction. All craft are required to run a beacon.
    Mando: Thank you for letting me know. I'll get right on it.
    Carson: Not a problem. Safe travels.
    Mando: [hesitant, has no idea what he's saying] May the Force be with you.
    Carson: And also with you.
    Carson: Just one more thing.
    Mando: Yes?
    Carson: I'm gonna need you to send us a ping. We're out here sweeping for Imperial holdouts.
    Mando: I'll let you know if I see any.
    Carson: I'm still gonna need you to send us that ping.
    Mando: ... Well, I'm not sure I have that hardware online.
    Carson: ... We can wait.
    Mando: [after a moment of brief silence] ... yeah, I-I... doesn't seem to be, uh, working.
    Carson: That's too bad. If we can't confirm you're not Imperial, you're gonna have to follow us to the outpost on Adelphi. They'll run your tabs.
    Mando: Oh, wait. There it is. Transmitting now.
    [Mando flicks a switch, and Frog Lady suddenly wakes up surprised]
    Mando: [to Frog Lady] Be quiet!
    Carson: What's that?
    Mando: Uhhh... n-nothing. The hypervac is... drawing off the exhaust manifold.
    Wolf: Carson, can you switch over to channel two?
    Carson: Copy.
    [both X-wings lock S-foils in attack position]
    Carson: Was your craft in the proximity of New Republic Correctional Transport, Bothan-Five?
    [Mando immediately dives towards the planet below]
    • During this exchange, you can tell that Mando is fuming that he has to deal with this crap and that he's lying through his teeth.
    • The T-65 X-wing helped destroy two Death Stars and is an iconic symbol of the Rebellion... while the entire exchange plays like a pair of bored motorcycle traffic cops pulling someone over for a busted tail light, right down to practically asking Mando for his license and registration.
    • For decades, Star Wars fans from Christian (especially Catholic) backgrounds have joked about how they had to fight the urge to respond to "May the Force be with you" with "And also with you". The exchange between Mando and Carson makes it into an Ascended Meme.
  • The poor Frog Lady screaming her lungs out throughout the entire chase is oddly hilarious.
  • Mando bitching and moaning like a grumpy dad after the Frog Lady guilt trips him into repairing the Razor Crest faster by faux-crying about how she had heard Mandalorians were so honorable, hard-working folks but apparently those were just stories for children.
  • When Mando bends down to grab his toolbox, he inexplicably tugs his cape in a manner that ended up giving viewers a good look at the shape of his butt.
  • The Child tries to alert Mando to the Frog Lady wandering off. Mando, not understanding what he means, tells him to "make yourself useful" and help repair the ship. He sounds exactly like a dad telling his kid to help him fix the car. The Child responds by dropping his arm in exasperation because dad isn't listening to him.
  • The hilariously dark Running Gag of the Child eating the Passenger's eggs (relax, they're unfertilized), and constantly having to be stopped by Din like an annoyed father easily Crosses the Line Twice:
    • At one point they're in the hot spring and Din has to gather them back in the tank so the mom would leave. The child tries to grab one and Din points a finger at him going "No!". Just the sight of The Mandalorian finger-wagging at the Child is equal parts adorable and hilarious.
    • The real gut-buster though comes in the last scene. After Din has gone to sleep and the three of them are on their way on the Razor Crest, the Child looks back hungrily at the tank, only for the Passenger to put her arms around it protectively, shooting the Child a look that says "Don't even think about it." The Child immediately turns around... and pops an egg he swiped off-screen into his mouth when she's not looking!
  • The Frog Lady realizing the danger uses her tongue to grab her clothes so she can quickly get dressed.
    • Then as they continue to be chased, she then seems to forgo running on her legs and takes to hopping like an actual frog.
  • At the end of the episode, the X-Wing pilots return and reveal that there is an arrest warrant out for Mando for what happened in Episode 6, but they choose to let him go. Had he just simply played along during their initial encounter, this entire episode could have been avoided.
  • Many people on the Star Wars subreddit were quick to point out the hilarity of some of this episode's plot, from what could be described as Mando being pulled over by the cops for an outdated plate, to the Child being the "villain" of this episode due to his antics, from eating some of Frog Lady's eggs, to accidentally unleashing an entire nest of spider-like creatures upon everyone.
  • When the Child finds the spider eggs and eats one, he has a look that says "Hmm, not bad."

    Chapter 11: The Heiress 
  • After attempting a manual re-entry, Mando just barely engages reverse thrusters long enough to prevent crashing onto a landing pad on Trask. Right when he thinks the landing will be nice and easy, one of the Razor Crest's engines gives out, sending the ship straight into the water.
  • The Child gets some karmic payback for the last episode when a tiny octopus emerges from his chowder and latches onto his face.
    Mando: [sternly] Don't play with your food. [pokes the squid with his knife, and the squid falls back into the bowl]
  • Mandalorians from the animated series arrive, and all casually remove their helmets after battle to Mando's bafflement. Mando's (unseen) reaction is probably the same "WTF?" expression as with Cobb Vanth.
    • When The Child shifts his gaze from the Nite Owls up to Mando's helmet, he looks astounded to learn that a Mandalorian's helmet isn't their real face.
    • There's also some great Hypocritical Humor with Bo-Katan practically rolling her eyes as soon as she realizes that Mando is a Child of the Watch, as if she wasn't a proud member of Death Watch, the group Mando's group is implied to have descended from. Her other members react with identical disgust.
      "Dank Farrik."
    • Mando's reaction to having the Way Of The Mandalore insulted isn't to argue back, it's to Rage Quit the entire conversation and jetpack away. Compared to his usual attitude, it comes off as incredibly childish in comparison.
  • One of Bo-Katan's group members poke fun again at Stormtroopers by claiming they wouldn't be able to hit the side of a Bantha. This becomes even funnier later on when one of the Stormtroopers report that there has to be at least ten intruders on board, before one of the pilots tells the Captain he only sees four heat signatures.
  • Mando drops the Child off to the frog couple to look after him and asks the Child mind his manners, adding, "You know what I'm talking about."
    • Later, when Din picks the child up, the Child clearly doesn't want to go and wants to continue playing with the baby frog, after giving his congratulations to the couple, Mando tells the Child; "I already have enough pets."
  • One of the Mandalorians deals with a Stormtrooper by grabbing the hapless guard, rocketing into the air, and then unceremoniously dropping him in front of the ship as it accelerates. The pilots react like a driver who just witnessed a bird bounce off their windshield.
  • An Imperial officer and his troopers make their stand in the Gozanti's cargo hold. He actually manages to look fairly badass as they await the arrival of the Mandalorians, but as soon as the shooting starts, the Officer's resolve quickly melts, and he quietly scoots into cover.
  • The Imperials manage to trap Mando, Bo-Katan, Koska, and Axe. Unfortunately, they trap them in the cargo hold's control area, leading to this exchange with the Captain:
    Officer: I think we have them trapped, sir.
    Captain: Trapped them where?
    Officer: In the cargo control area.
    Captain: [sporting an expression that screams "Are you fucking serious?"] Where?
    Officer: In the cargo control areAAAAAAAAAH!
    [the cruiser's cargo door opens, sucking the Officer and several Stormtroopers out of the cargo hold]
  • After they all get jettisoned, one of the pilots attempts to reestablish contact with the Officer, asking if he's still there while the man can be very clearly heard screaming over the radio as he falls to his death. All the while, the Captain has a look on the face lamenting that he is Surrounded by Idiots.
  • Now knowing where to go to deliver the Child, Mando returns to his ship, only to find that the Mon Calamari repairman he paid essentially did a half-assed patch job to mend the damages. Mando is not at all pleased.
    Mando: I gave you a thousand credits, this was the best you can do?
    • When he enters the ship, Mando is presented with a complete mess of the Razor Crest's cockpit. To say that Mando is pissed is an understatement.
      Mando: Mon Calamari. Unbelievable.
    • The Child even snorts at Mando's remark!
    • Doubly funny considering the Mon Calamari's in-universe reputation as (star)shipwrights.
  • As the Razor Crest is about to leave orbit, a starfish-like creature crawls out and is about to drop itself on the Child, but Mando catches it and feeds it to the Child.
  • As Mando makes a hyper-jump to get to their next destination, a piece of his ship comes off and twirls around in space.
  • Sasha Bank's namecard in the credits is against a piece of concept art showing the Child eating his squid chowder.

    Chapter 12: The Siege 
  • Din's ship is in such terrible shape that he has to resort to putting the Child into an electrical conduit and trying to talk him through repairs. He manages to get the Child to disconnect two wires before the Child decides to plug the (oppositely charged) wires into each other. Amusing Injuries ensues.
    Din: Well, it was worth a shot.
    • If you keep a sharp eye out, you can see that the Child nearly does what Din wants him to do, then see the exact moment the Child misinterprets Din's instructions about the two wires without either realizing.
    • The way Din tries to instruct the Child on what wires to put where almost sounds like a father trying his best to be patient in teaching his kid how to fix a car.
  • When the ship lands on Nevarro, the ramp can only open about halfway. Din has to climb and jump down to exit the ship. Cara and Greef look thoroughly amused by this.
  • The Child trying to peek under Din's helmet when he lifts it slightly to drink his soup. It's as if The Child finally realized that the helmet wasn't Din's actual face.
  • The Child using the Force to nab a bag of macarons from a student while he's distracted.
  • Mythrol's reaction to seeing Din again? A puff of steam escapes him while his face is stuck in an expression that just reads Oh, Crap!.
  • Greef mentions that Mythrol has now basically become their accountant and Mythrol cheerfully adds that Greef was kind enough to let him work off his debt.
  • Din adds that if Mythrol ever runs off again to let him know, and Mythrol acknowledges he doesn't want to spend any more time in carbonite, thank you very much.
    Mythrol: Still can't see outta my left eye.
    • And despite this Mythrol still manages to hit Stormtroopers who, as usual, can't hit anything. In one scene it looks like he's shooting with his eyes closed!
  • Din goes to check for any enemy troops while Mythrol is being hounded on by Greef to hurry up and open its doors. Cue a Stormtrooper falling to his death, complete with Wilhelm Scream, while the trio have a bemused look on their faces.
  • Mythrol complaining about the lack of guardrails in the Imperial reactor room.
    • During the escape, Din shoots one of the Stormtroopers, who falls to his death. Cue the two troopers looking behind them as if they're saying "Well, that just happened".
  • Cara grabs a troop transport and drives it out of the hangar, which is suspended several stories in the air, leaving her two other passengers to scream for dear life as the ground starts to quickly get closer. And then it smashes Mythrol's speeder on the way down.
    Mythrol: Was that my speeder?!
  • Just after the bikers start chasing the trio, two of them collide, crash and explode all on their own! Imperial troopers were generally incompetent to begin with, but that's taking it to a whole new level.
  • During the fight between the Razor Crest and the TIE fighters, the Child is sitting in the passenger seat laughing and waving his hands like he's on a rollercoaster. He also still has the macarons he stole at the school and after a few barrel rolls, he throws up on himself. Din quickly wipes up most of the bright-turquoise vomit with the hem of his cape with one hand while still trying to keep the ship flying. Greef comms to invite Din for a celebratory drink, but Din declines due to "onboard maintenance" i.e. cleaning up the kid.
  • In the aftermath of the episode's events, we once again see Carson Teva — a fighter pilot and veteran of the Rebellion since at least the Battle of Yavin — taking statements like a cop interviewing witnesses. When he asks Greef about the presence of Razor Crest on the docking logs, Greef bullshits him about his port droid not being able to recognize any pre-Imperial ship. Carson just gives him the stinkeye over the obvious lie, making it clear he doesn't believe a word of it, but letting the matter drop.

    Chapter 13: The Jedi 
  • Ahsoka cuts down a goon hiding behind a tree with a double lightsaber slash, then force-tosses the cut-out part of the tree at another one. The top part of the tree drops straight down perfectly before falling over.
  • While in Calodan, Din makes sure to draw attention away from his bag holding the Child, and only as he's being sent on his way to Ahsoka does Lang notice and comment on it.
    The Child: [coos]
    Lang: What is that thing?
    [The Child glares at him]
    Din: I keep it around for luck.
    Lang: You're gonna need it where you're headed.
    • Just the fact that, with the Child's hover-stroller having been destroyed a few episodes back, Din has taken to carrying him around in a sack instead.
  • We finally learn the Child's real name (Grogu), but it seems like even he had gotten used to being referred to by generic terms like "kid" or "specimen"; he visibly perks up in surprise every time Din or Ahsoka say his name.
  • Ahsoka visibly suppresses a giggle after hearing Mando call her lightsabers "laser swords" because he doesn't know what they're actually called.
  • When Ahsoka can't get Grogu to lift the rock with the Force, she asks Mando to try, to see if he'll listen to him. Din remarks how "That would be a first." Ahsoka's response to that is... interesting.
    • This is even funnier for those who've watched The Clone Wars. Just about everything she did with Anakin was a first.
  • Just before dueling Morgan Elsbeth, Ahsoka takes the time to dramatically drop her robes off in the exact same way Obi-Wan does before all his duels in the Prequels. Good to see she's keeping one tradition alive.
  • As Ahsoka and Elsbeth duel each other in the closed-off garden, the Mandalorian and Lang are dealing with each other... by boldly standing off from a distance, quietly staring at each other. Lang himself tries to fill in the empty silence by giving Mando a cliched "Not So Different" Remark speech, and nonchalantly wondering which one of their allies are going to win the fight. It's more-or-less an Uncomfortable Elevator Moment without the elevator.
    • Lang's comment that he and Din are not so different is that they're both willing to overlook the money for the right cause... before bluntly saying that this isn't one.
    • A lot of Lang's scenes are a bit more amusing than they probably should be because he seems to find the situation a lot funnier than anyone else does.

    Chapter 14: The Tragedy 
  • Din's joyous "Dank farrik!" when Grogu grabs the ball from him. When the kid gets scared and thinks he did something bad, he quickly explains he's actually proud of him; not mad.
    • And right before that, Din repeatedly calling Grogu by name just to watch his adorable perky reaction to him using his name.
  • As they walk around the land near the Seeing Stone, a confused Din asks Grogu, "Does this look 'Jedi' to you?" He has absolutely no clue what he's looking for.
    • Once he sets Grogu on the stone, he tries to find an on switch. Seeing that it's just a stone, he gives up and complains that Ahsoka said Grogu would know what to do.
    • After circling the stone to try and work out how to activate it, Din looks up and finds Grogu's become distracted by some butterflies.
  • The Stormtrooper Mook Lieutenant has his men rush up a hill to engage Boba and Fennec, who are gunning them down from elevated cover, and he yells at one of his men flank them. When the trooper points out that there's too much fire to safely leave cover, the Commander won't have it and snaps, "Just flank them, you idiot!" Cue the poor trooper getting cut down the moment he pops his head out of cover, with the Commander gawking in sheer bewilderment.
  • When a giant boulder comes tumbling down at the Stormtroopers, à la Indiana Jones, the entire group attempts to escape just as Indy did. However, as they're not the Fedora-wearing, whip-slinging, Indy Ploy-deploying, intrepid explorer, it does not work out. At all.
    • Bonus points for the E-Web gunner who doesn't even walk away from his gun and just tries to shoot the boulder to pieces. The commander is left staring in bafflement as he gets run over.
  • Boba gently taps a Stormtrooper on the shoulder with his gaffi stick. When the trooper turns around, Boba whacks him.
  • The remaining Imperial troopers retreat to the transports with some of them tripping over themselves to escape from Boba is funny to say the least.
  • After the awesome sight of Boba Fett taking down two ships with one rocket, he admits he was aiming for the other one. And if you were paying attention when it showed his P.O.V. Cam when he was aiming the rocket, he's not joking.
  • In a dark way, the destruction of the Razor Crest, easily the unluckiest starship in all of Star Wars.
  • The poor Stormtroopers set to guard Grogu predictably get ragdolled all around the room until they're all but begging for mercy. Gideon's reaction is to simply watch and enjoy the sight of the kid's great Force power.
  • Gideon's Evil Gloating to a baby. Yes, it's a powerful Force-sensitive Jedi kid that is smarter than he looks, but it still looks hilariously petty that the Big Bad is taunting an actual baby with his victory.
  • Grogu weakly reaching for the Darksaber (not the hilt, but the blade), like a baby curiously reaching for a hazard like an electric socket. Gideon even scolds him for trying to play with an unsafe toy.
  • The tiny shackles Grogu is fitted with can come across as unintentionally cute and hilarious.
  • After years of debate on whether Jango and Boba were really Mandalorians (the only word previously being from George Lucas and Prime Minister Almec, a known liar) Boba settles the matter by displaying the equivalent of his birth certificate.

    Chapter 15: The Believer 
  • Mayfeld initially mistakes Boba Fett for Din. But then Din walks out of the ship, and Mayfeld isn't too thrilled to see him. To repeat: Mayfeld is quite possibly the first person in history to be relieved to see Boba Fett.
  • The Remnant base has facial and DNA scanners, and might recognize Cara (Rebel Shock Trooper) or Fennec (Wanted Bounty Hunter). Din asks Boba Fett if he could go, and Fett mentions that his face is a little recognizable by the Empire. Because of this, Mayfeld snarks that it's just gonna be him going in alone.
  • After Din and Mayfeld mug two troopers for their armor, Mayfeld complains as he gets dressed that the guy whose uniform he stole reeked and that the armor is all sweaty for some reason.
  • Mayfeld trying to make smalltalk with Mando in the truck and failing miserably. Notoriously anti-PC comedian Bill Burr basically plays himself in this scene.
    Mayfeld: I don't know how you people wear those things — and by "you people" I do mean Mandalorians.
    • Mando's visible discomfort of having to wear imperial armor of all things and ignoring Mayfeld clearly shows that he is not happy about his current position.
    • The fact that the show took the inconsistent rule about Mandalorians showing their face and made it a plot point.
      Mayfeld: You said you couldn't take off your helmet, now you got a Stormtrooper one on! So what's the rule? Is it that you can't take off your Mando helmet, or you can't show your face? 'Cause there is a difference.
  • Early in the fight, Mando's blaster runs out of juice and he has to continue the fight hand-to-hand. But not before he throws the now-useless gun at the pirates.
  • Mando's truck-top fight against the pirates goes on and on through multiple increasing waves, as if it were a fight in a video game. When it seems like they've finally fought them off, five speeders full of pirates appear, with every single pirate charging a thermal detonator. All Mando can do is sigh in resignation at his luck.
  • Mando must have his face scanned so he can get the information needed to rescue Grogu. He first attempts to have the console scan the visage of his trooper helmet, but it refuses to give him the information. When he hastily pulls off the helmet, the look on his face is just the most uncomfortable position he's been for the entire show thus far.
  • Mando is so nervous and sweaty at having his helmet off, that when the Imperial Officer wishes to speak to him, the scene comes off as hilarious.
  • Mayfeld rescues Mando, whom he rechristens, "Brown Eyes," from a confrontation with an Imperial officer by saying he needs to fill out some TPS reports. Especially when you know Mike Judge created the term as a stand-in for all the pointless paperwork that comes with an office job, with the acronym standing for "total piece of shit."
  • That one shore trooper who walked in just as Mayfeld shot Hess. All he's holding is a food tray and his body language looked like he just walked in on his boss shagging his secretary.
  • "Brown Eyes" turns his whole upper body to look at the trooper, as if wearing a Mandalorian helmet for decades has made him forget how to look over his shoulder.
  • This exchange when Mando and Mayfield climb the walls while being pursued by troopers.
    Mando: Come on, let's move!
    Mayfield: The hell you think I'm doing?!
  • Mayfield almost dropping a F-bomb when he spots troopers coming after them on the roof.
  • At the end, Cara says it's "such a shame" that Mayfeld "died in the explosion." Mayfeld looks very confused, and maybe a little worried that they're going to kill him. He has to ask explicitly if they're letting him go; they can barely hold back their laughter as they say that they are. They don't actually say he can go, they mostly keep ignoring him (because he's, you know, "dead"), and Mando actually has to jerk his head in a clear "Dude, you're free, take a hike," before Mayfeld finally catches on.

    Chapter 16: The Rescue 
  • When hijacking a Lambda shuttle, one of the pilots tries to save his own life when Cara points a gun at him, to no avail:
    Imperial Pilot: Easy pal, okay? I'm not with them, we can work something ou—
    [the pilot is shot dead by his co-pilot, with Dr. Pershing yelping in the background]
    • After pushing Cara too far, the second pilot holding Dr. Pershing at gunpoint is shot dead, while also blowing a hole in the latter's ear, leaving the poor Doctor to reel in pain.
  • In a way, Bo-Katan's group and Boba Fett almost immediately getting into a fight over Bo-Katan claiming he's not a true Mandalorian. One wonders how often she does things like this.
  • When Dr. Pershing mentions that Bo-Katan's information on Moff Gideon's ship is outdated, Cara snarks that he has an "objective opinion."
  • Cara's blaster jams mid-battle, so she uses it to bludgeon the stormtroopers instead. She tries to unjam it while in the elevator with the others, making her look a bit unprofessional, and she then unjams it by slamming it on the floor.
    Cara: [struggling to unjam the gun] Dank ferrik! Son of a mudscuffer!
    Bo-Katan: Are you sure you don't need help?
    Cara: [she slams the butt of the gun against the ground, it whirs back to life] I think that did it. [she turns with the gun and Fennec nonchalantly dodges out of the way] 'Scuse me.
  • One Dark Trooper manages to get out and starts whaling on Din, at one point throwing him against the bulkhead and punching him repeatedly in the face. Din's beskar helmet takes the hits like a champ, but the blows start driving his head through the wall.
    • Din manages to flamethrower the Dark Trooper, and it briefly pauses its punch assault to glance down at the flames that leave it unharmed, then turns its attention back to him, as if to say, "Really?"
    • As terrifyingly unstoppable and intimidating the Dark Troopers are, after about the third or fourth punch you realize they have a serious flaw: an utter lack of adaptability. The Dark Trooper is clearly making no progress in neutralizing the threat by punching Din in his indestructible face, but it apparently can't think of anything else to do. Maybe that "human element" Dr. Pershing was so dismissive of wasn't such a weakness after all? It's funny because the Dark Trooper becomes the Anthropomorphic Personification of Imperial combat philosophy and doctrine: Awesome, but Impractical.
  • When Din shows up on the bridge of the cruiser with Moff Gideon in binders and the Darksaber in hand, Bo-Katan has entirely too much trouble processing this. Her expression can only be described as being absolutely flabbergasted and dumbfounded at everything that could possibly go wrong having done so.
    • Gideon is clearly enjoying himself, gloating that the Darksaber must be won in combat. Din immediately goes "I yield, it's yours."
    • There's something inherently funny about tired space dad Din Djarin, who absolutely does not want the spotlight, unknowingly becoming the rightful ruler of Mandalore by accident.
  • About when a disarmed Dark Trooper grabs his shoulder from behind only to get chopped up, you can see that Luke Skywalker has gotten bored of the fight. These unexpected too many droidsnote  are Goddamned Bats and he starts swinging that lightsaber with feeling and throwing out the "stop bothering me" force pushes from the tedium. When he crushes the last droid, you can sense he's channeling a lot of annoyance into it.
    • Going over the scene in retrospect, the show goes to almost absurd lengths to delay/deny the full identity of the Jedi boarding the ship. First, there's a black-cloaked figure. Then the lightsaber appears on the security cameras, then a ground-level shot shows that the saber is green, then when they finally show the black glove, it's held in a way that obscures the hilt of the Lightsaber, which was only visible towards the end of the rampage. It's only when he gets up into the bridge that Mark Hamill's de-aged face is revealed. The viewer's familiarity and the depth of their knowledge of Star Wars can be measured by how far into the scene it takes them to realize that it is, in fact, Luke Skywalker. If his face wasn't enough, R2-D2's appearance and the Force theme playing might take the cake. Then it clicks that at no point did he actually identify himself — even the closed captioning doesn't identify him by name.
  • The fact that Luke is asked to "identify" himself from the bridge and doesn't. Apparently, being a dramatic badass really does run in the Skywalker blood. His father would be proud — not just of him being dramatic but the sheer carnage he leaves behind him.
    • While we're on the subject of Luke, Moff Gideon's reaction deserves special credit. It's absolutely satisfying to see him go from this smug and arrogant Imperial officer to scared shitless when he sees Luke Skywalker — the entire reason that the Empire is in the position it's in — is just plain hilarious as it is awesome. And though the others don't know who Luke is, he clearly does.
  • Continuing the apparent trend of Mando having little to no clue of elements of Star Wars (especially the Jedi) that most of the audience would be very familiar with, he feels a need to ask a rather pointless question after watching video of a hooded figure cut through a platoon of Dark Troopers using a lightsaber and powers that he by now knows comes from the Force.
    Mando: Are you a Jedi?
  • R2-D2 and Grogu meet. R2-D2 starts shaking and you can just see the flashbacks of Yoda beating the snot out of him on Dagobah running through his motherboards and you realize he's having what can only be described as "a moment".
    • Alternatively, Artoo is squeeing over how adorable Grogu is, just like everyone else in the universe. And outside of it.
    • Also, Artoo only appears after Luke has slaughtered all the Dark Troopers. One imagines he's beeping "Is it safe to come out yet?"
  • In a bizarre combination of this and Fridge Horror, the fact that Boba Fett and Luke Skywalker just conveniently barely missed meeting each other again is kind of hilarious. Given their battles in the past and things like Boba almost shooting Luke on Cloud City and Luke being partially responsible for Boba falling in the sarlacc pit, the ending probably would've been a lot more... uncomfortable to say the least.
  • It turns out Bib Fortuna took over Jabba's palace after his death and has put on a substantial amount of weight in the last five years. Then Boba and Fennic walk in and unhesitatingly just blast him.
    • After Boba takes the throne for himself, Fennec goes behind the throne, grabs a bottle of spotchka, and takes a swig while sitting on the arm of the throne.

Season 3

Behind The Scenes

  • When Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau considered making the Child CGI-animated instead of a puppet, Werner Herzog (the Client) called them cowards, which was enough to change their minds. Upon seeing the completed puppet, Herzog called it one of the most beautiful things he had ever seen.
  • At Celebration 2019, in his story about how he learned he got the lead role, Pedro Pascal explains he was initially in disbelief that he'd get to star in Star Wars, thinking he was going to play some bug or droid until he was told he'd in fact be playing the lead role. Cue him faceplanting in sheer glee as he finishes telling his anecdote.
  • Emily Swallow has recounted that when her old friend Pedro Pascal first checked out her helmet, he asked why her costume looks "cooler" than his. She's also suggested quite a few times that Lucasfilm cut a Hilarious Outtakes reel of the Mandalorian actors, including herself, stumbling around in their armor.
  • In an interview shortly after his guest appearance, Bill Burr talks about how he was understandably confused to be offered a role, given he's openly not been a Star Wars fan for years. Jon Favreau replied "That's what makes it funny."
  • While filming the scene where his character punches the Child after it bites him, Adam Pally recalled that after the first take, Jon Favreau came down from his office and told him that the prop used for the Child costs five million dollars, so while Favreau wants Pally to hit it, he wants him to also know that. As a result, Pally claimed that he ended up missing three times while trying to hit the prop because he was so nervous, now knowing how much the prop is.
  • In the Disney+ documentary about the series, Pedro Pascal shares that after getting in makeup for the scene where Mando's badly injured face is seen, he actually did smash his nose up and had to go the hospital, where they ushered him right in due to not realizing most of his facial injuries were fake. Even better, this is the first time Pascal ever had to go to the hospital in his career.
  • While testing the Volume, the groundbreaking interactive background used for most of the series, Jon Favreau knew it was working when a crew member freaked out over a fire it was showing, thinking the set was actually on fire.
  • The Gallery Season 1 finale includes a section on how they included the "fork-rifle" wielded by Boba Fett in the infamous Holiday Special. During filming Favreau pointed out the connection to a visiting George Lucas who didn't react as well as Favreau was hoping.
    Favreau: Did you see the gun we have?
    Lucas: Yeah.
    Favreau: Do you know that that was an homage to... that's canon right? 'Cause you wrote it!
    Lucas: Not really.
  • A Variety interview with Ludwig Göransson shared a visual Non Sequitur at 5:53, in which Pedro Pascal tries on Göransson's personal replica of Boba Fett's helmet. The casually-clad actor ends up looking like a cross between Boba Fett and a Fleetwood Mac fanboy.
  • After Göransson won an Emmy for scoring "Redemption", Pascal shared some pictures of himself conducting the orchestra, while still wearing Göransson's Boba Fett helmet.
  • Pascal's Literal-Minded response to Variety calling him the "face" of Star Wars, before Season 2 began airing, sounds hilariously coy in hindsight, like a Suspiciously Specific Denial that he'd appear unmasked more often than he did during Season 1 (a development that would result in Pascal's face appearing on more Mandalorian merch, reinforcing the reporter's comment):
    Pascal could barely suppress rolling his eyes. "I mean, come on, there isn't a face!" he says with a laugh that feels maybe a little forced. "If you want to say, 'You're the silhouette' — which is also a team effort — then, yeah." He pauses. "Can we just cut the shit and talk about the Child?"
  • W. Earl Brown claims to have tried to get director Jon Favreau to let him say the word "cocksucker" as a nod to his role in Deadwood during his guest appearance in the Season 2 premiere.
  • Jon Favreau confirmed that Cobb shooting a Krayt Dragon in the eye with Boba Fett's rocket launcher was a deliberate nod to how the original Fett action figure was recalled over concerns that kids could shoot themselves in the eye with his rocket.
  • Pascal recalled in an interview for Stir Crazy that when parents invite their kids to "meet the Mandalorian", the meetings get awkward if the kids can't recognize "Mando" without his armor or the baby. Pascal added that if he tries to talk like the Mandalorian outside of the show, it ends up sounding "strangely like a bedroom voice?"
  • Giancarlo Esposito's daughters are fans of the show and much like the rest of the world, are head over heels for the Child. They all begged him to not hurt him and in response he said "I will squash that little big-eared bastard." At the 2022 Star Wars Celebration, he repeated this during the Mandalorian+ panel.
  • In the Season 2 documentary episode, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are trying to have a very serious discussion about where to include the infamous "maclunkey" line. Giggling fits ensue.
  • At the May 2022 Star Wars Celebration, Pascal attended two panels... almost tripping on his way to the first one (which Lucasfilm didn't live-stream), and again after wrapping up the second one.
  • Omid Abtahi recalled during the '22 Celebration that Werner Herzog once asked him, "Do you think the Internet dreams of itself?" Nervously, Abtahi couldn't fathom the Internet developing its own mind. When Herzog realized he couldn't answer the question, he chose an easier subject for the next one, asking him about life in Sherman Oaks.
  • An interview with Pedro Pascal at the '22 Celebration revealed that after he recorded a LEGO promo, he swiped the prototype Mandalorian figure, since he couldn't resist the appeal of owning a mini version of himself. To his disappointment, LEGO wouldn't let him keep it.
  • This interview ends with some of the Mandalorians' actors describing their difficulties with performing underneath a helmet. Katee Sackhoff confesses that some of the faces she makes underneath Bo-Katan's helmet would look inappropriate for the heiress, so whenever she has to portray unmasked Bo-Katan, people have to remind her to stop exaggerating her countenance.

Alternative Title(s): The Mandalorian S 2 E 4 Chapter 12 The Siege