Both Jar Jar and C-3PO utter this phrase:
It seems likely to me that Jar Jar and C-3PO serve a similar purpose:
- Comic Effect (C-3PO slightly more refined perhaps, and Jar Jar more slapstick)
- Diplomat to an alien species (Jar Jar to his own Gunguns, C-3PO to the Ewoks.)
- Notionally non-combatants (even if they both fight at some point), which may be easier to relate to.
Did George or a creative director make a deliberate choice in this similarity? Or are they both just fitting an archtype?