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Settle This For Me

October 24th, 2011 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)

Day 24:

So for The Q (my son’s) first Halloween, my wife and I thought it would be cute if we all dressed up in matching costumes. Not all the same costume, but a general theme. We each came up with an idea. Both of them on the surface are awesome…

Look at me! I’m Andy. “My kid is cute. Blah, blah, blah!”

So her idea was that we’d dress the baby up as Yoda, and she and I would go as Princess Leia and Han Solo. I pointed out that the only problem with that was the fact that Leia and Han never met Yoda. She gave me that look that says, “who else would notice let alone care about that except for you?”

I then suggested we dress the baby up as Harry Potter (paint a little scar and glasses on him) and then we would go as Ron and Hermione. She put the brakes on that real quick. “How does Ron and Hermione full grown and Harry as a baby make any more sense than Yoda hanging out with Han and Leia?”

In my opinion, it makes way more sense. Harry Potter lives in a world of magic where they have all sorts of spells. It’s totally conceivable that Ron and Harry were working on a spell in class and it turned Harry into a baby and Hermione had to come along and fix it. But it didn’t make it into the books/movies because it didn’t move along the Voldemort storyline. But they are in Hogwarts for a whole school year each book. Who knows what happened in the parts they leave out of the books?

On the other hand, in the trilogy that shall not be named, we see Yoda park his sorry, Muppet butt on Dagobah. He says he’s going into exile, so its pretty safe to assume he stays there until we see him in Empire Strikes Back. Also in Empire, Luke is rescued by Han out in the frozen wastelands of Hoth. He is rambling on about “Yoda” and “Dagobah” system which Han shows no glimmer of recognition about. It is therefore safe to assume he’s never been there or met him. Then at the end of that movie, Han gets frozen. He doesn’t get thawed out until Return of the Jedi where (spoiler alert) Yoda dies…still without meeting Han.

I therefor submit my idea is more plausible than my wife’s. Who’s side are you on fair readers?

FYI-This whole argument is a moot point because they don’t seem to sell a baby Harry Potter costume and we borrowed the baby Yoda costume from a friend.

FYI Part 2-If you see this off the rack Han Solo costume:

Don’t buy it. Look at the painted on pockets on the vest. Plus the vest is on piece with the shirt so the back tucks in but the front flops over…awkward. Not only that, look at how loose and floppy it is. And that’s on their model picture…imagine how it looked on my awkward ass! Totally not worth the $60+ price tag. So now I’m gonna try and make my own Han costume. Wish me luck.

FYI Part 3-My actual first idea for a Harry Potter theme was that the kid would be baby Harry and we would be his dead parents. Not sure why we moved past it, but as you learned above, it’s a moot point now.

10 Responses to “Settle This For Me”

  1. Dean (#1 George Takei Impersonator Fan) Says:

    1) Baby Harry Potter glasses make the Q look like Hollywood superagent Irving “Swifty” Lazar
    2) Make your compromise conditional on the Mrs. going as Leia As Jabba’s Slave Girl
    3) Carefully make foil mold of your face, hands and chest. Paint it black. Instant carbonite mold! All you add is any white shirt and black pants!

    Your welcome.

  2. Geoff Says:

    I refuse to contribute to this. I will simply laugh my ass off.

  3. Lindsey #1 Harry Potter/Doctor Who/Merlin/Is it British? I'll watch it Fan Says:

    1. Dress him as an orange cat then he could be Hermione’s cat Crookshanks and it makes a little more sense.

    2. Why not dress him as a wookie? And with that I say boo to the store bought costume, black vest/pants, white shirt and the ability to shoot first. Boon instant Han Solo costume.

    3. Or just put him in his Star Trek onesie. You both still have the Star Fleet uniform costumes yeah?

  4. Alison Says:

    Dave says, and I agree that since Leia is a Jedi she may have transcended Yoda thus meeting him. Han may have been with her at the time… and thus have met the transcended Yoda… There!

    Happy Halloween!

  5. Jesus(fomally Latino Jess) Says:

    This is for the Harry Potter fan, uh….Lindsey? Who’s older, Rose or Hugo, there’s that, granted I’m assuming you’ve read all seven. So yeah, dress him up as Hugo, it’s amazing that nobody has mentioned that yet….

  6. Lindsey #1 Harry Potter/Doctor Who/Merlin/Is it British? I'll watch it Fan Says:

    I feel useful at last! Rose is the older of the two Granger/Weasley kids. So it would work if you suddenly found a young girl who’s 1 or 2 years older.

  7. Nate-Wan Says:

    Well in the Empire Strikes Back Infinities comic Luke dies on Hoth, so Han and Leia go to Dagobah so that Leia can train under Yoda and then there’s this weird fight where Han shoots Vader in the face and Yoda dies. I don’t know if that helps at all.

  8. Nate-Wan Says:

    Though I do have to say the baby Harry costume is way less cliche.

  9. Logan Says:

    I like Lindsey #1 idea about the cat, but I would like to see your kid in a Yoda costume.

    The harry potter debate makes more sense than the star wars one, but come on HP is always better than Star Wars…..he he.

  10. Jesus(fomally Latino Jess) Says:

    I suppose it’s too late now, but couldn’t they dress like Harry and Ginny and dress Baby Babb as James Sirius? Or even better, the Hatbox Ghost, Constance, and make BB look like the Hatbox Ghost’s disembodied head? Just a thought.

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