For those who don't know about Fanboy, the action takes place before the release of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and that guy was just thinking Jar-Jar would be the best thing since sliced bread. (Most people now wish they could slice Jar-Jar like bread, but that's another story.)
Did the hype around The Phantom Menace get to the point where some people actually though Jar-Jar Binks would be awesome?
Was there a big merchandising campaign around this character?
Is there someone that actually got a Jar-Jar tattoo before seeing The Phantom Menace?