In Return Of The Jedi, during the battle over the Sarlacc, Luke is fighting some goons with his lightsaber on the sail barge or another skiff (I can't remember). Boba Fett is standing on a skiff aiming his wrist-mounted rocket launcher at Luke and Han Solo is lying unconscious behind him. Han Solo yells

"Boat attack? Boat attack, where?"

and gets up while holding a plank and accidentally hits Boba Fett, turning on his jetpack, which throws him in the pit, incapacitating him.

Where was this attacking skiff and who informed him of it? It is kind of weird that he said that even though no skiff attacked Han Solo's skiff.


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Han is saying "Boba Fett? Boba Fett, where?" He's responding to Chewbacca, who's presumably saying "watch out, it's Boba Fett!"

Subtitled on Disney+: Screengrab from Return of the Jedi on Disney+, showing Boba Fett aiming at Luke Skywalker, and subtitled "Boba Fett? Where?"

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    Isn't that the only time that Boba Fett's name is actually said aloud in the original trilogy?
    – tbrookside
    Apr 6, 2021 at 15:24
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    @tbrookside I just searched through the scripts and you're right, it is. The only other mentions are in stage directions. He does introduce himself by name in the Holiday Special though.
    – Withad
    Apr 6, 2021 at 15:58
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    @Withad The "Special" of which you speak does not exist. It never existed. It was not real. It was the delusional mass dream that never happened. I do not have a copy on VHS in a cabinet. It is not part of Weird Al's White & Nerdy video. We shall never speak of it again. heads off to video cabinet to find tape to watch again
    – BBlake
    Apr 6, 2021 at 18:00
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    @tbrookside It would have also been on merchandise like toys, so many of the audience likely would have known the name, Apr 6, 2021 at 19:59
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    @tbrookside Actually, the Holiday Special (1978) was Boba Fett's first appearance, since it came out 2 years before Empire Strikes Back (1980). Apr 7, 2021 at 17:39

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