In the Star Wars trilogy, at some point a minor character cried/grunted something like "jabba jabba" (no relationship to the Hutt) or "joba joba". I believe this was in reaction to something the droids, in particular R2D2, did. Apparently it meant something like "have to go back to work". I don't believe it was an Ewok, but something similar. Which character was it and where in the movie (link would be awesome)?

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    In another context, this might seem obsessive, but here, this is what we do - why not watch the trilogy and track it down? Sep 7, 2014 at 15:27
  • I will surely answer my own question when I watch that part :)
    – pjv
    Sep 7, 2014 at 15:42
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    I know the Ewoks say "jub jub" a lot, is it possible that's what you're thinking? Sep 7, 2014 at 16:39
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    @Jason - Yub Yub is the official translitertion for Ewok Sep 7, 2014 at 17:13
  • Yes, now I come to think of it, it could very well be the "jubba jubba jubbu" at the Golden God scene, as translated on wattpad.com/…. I'll have to double check in the movie.
    – pjv
    Sep 7, 2014 at 17:15

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You're almost certainly referring to scene 71 and scene 72 in ROTJ.

Logray the Ewok says "Jubba Jubba Jubbo" just after Solo says "He's an old friend of mine" at 1:12:00.

He repeats the same sound (it may actually be the same sound-clip) in the 'Golden God' scene, just after C3P0 threatens to make the village go boom at 1:14:32.

It appears to indicate something like 'let's get on with it'.

  • And, how exactly did you find that? I can't believe you have got that strong memory. Dec 7, 2014 at 17:37
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    @sachinshekar - If memory serves, JasonBaker gave me the first clue in the comments above
    – Valorum
    Dec 7, 2014 at 17:45
  • @Valorum - it's not that you were a fan of the Ewoks animated TV series, where this kind of vocalisation appeared quite a lot, then? :)
    – Jules
    Jul 10, 2018 at 18:42
  • @Jules - The Ewoks show was bloody brilliant, as was Caravan of Courage (which I saw in the cinema).
    – Valorum
    Jul 10, 2018 at 18:47

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