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People can’t get enough of ‘Baby Yoda’

Cute, he is.


David Britton

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 18, 2019   Updated on Jan 29, 2021, 11:42 am CST

This article contains spoilers for The Mandalorian.

There’s a lot of big-name content on Disney+, including most of the Marvel cinematic universe, Disney classics like Snow White and The Little Mermaid, and the entire Pixar catalog. But one particular series seems to have captured people’s imagination: The Mandalorianan original show set in the Star Wars universe.

The show’s titular character is a bounty hunter, and in the first episode, he’s hunting for a 50-year-old creature who, we see at the end, turns out to be an infant. An infant who looks a lot like a baby version of a certain Jedi master.

Since The Mandalorian takes place five years after the Yoda’s death in Return of the Jedi, he can’t actually be the Yoda, but he does appear to be the same species as him, or perhaps even a clone.

Baby Yoda memes

Still, the internet dubbed the creature “Baby Yoda” in November 2019, and we never looked back. Disney has referred to him as “The Child” in merchandise and marketing, but in season 2 of The Mandalorian, the baby’s name was revealed to be Grogu.

You can check out our deep dive into who the little creature might be, but in the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the memes and jokes it immediately spawned.

1) Baby Yoda inserted in other memes

Baby Yoda has been photoshopped into countless other memes, including the one of Pope Francis “holding up” objects, the “woman yelling at cat” meme, and the “Ok, Boomer” meme.

A tweet showing the Pope holding up baby yoda with the text, 'can not bELIEVE that it took one green 50 year old baby to unite the entire star wars fandom for one cause.'
Tweet showing Baby Yoda inserted in the women pointing at cat meme
Image showing Baby Yoda saying, 'ok Boomer' to Master Yoda.

2) Memes about different types of Yodas

If there is a Baby Yoda, does that mean there are other Yodas?

A tweet with the text, 'Baby Yoda Scary Yoda Ginger Yoda Posh Yoda Sporty Yoda' from Jesse McLaren.

3) Baby Yoda sipping soup meme

Early on in the first season of The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda/Grogu is seen sipping from a cup of soup loudly while his dad, Mando, fights with Cara Dune. The scene created a perfect GIF and meme.

A picture of baby yoda sipping soup with the text, 'Me in the corner watching my family argue.'

People used the meme to relate to Baby Yoda watching family members fight, while others used the meme to represent what it feels like to be cozy. And some people photoshopped out the soup to show Baby Yoda holding a different object.

Meme showing Baby Yoda holding up a photo of a dog.

4) ‘I would like to see the baby’ meme

In an episode of the first season of The Mandalorian called “The Reckoning,” The Client (Wener Herzog) makes a simple request after Mando secures the Asset (Baby Yoda): “I would like to see the baby.”

A screengrab from the Mandalorian of the client saying, 'I would like to see the baby.'

A screengrab of Herzog with the quote spread like wildfire as a relatable meme. Yes, we would all like to see the baby, too.

5) Grogu meme

On Nov. 27, the world learned Baby Yoda’s real name: Grogu. After a year of the internet knowing him as a Baby Yoda, the internet responded to the name with memes. Naturally, fans will still keep calling him Baby Yoda.

Meme showing fans not being satisfied with the name Grogu for Baby Yoda.

6) Baby Yoda looking up meme

Early on in season 1 of The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda looks up at his adopted dad after chowing down on a frog. He resembled a kid waiting to tell a parent or adult something. The meme format was soon remixed and edited, and we got versions like this NYC Baby Yoda in a North Face parka, Airpods, and Timbs.

Image of Baby Yoda looking up meme dressed up in North Face and Timbs.

7) Meditating Baby Yoda meme

When Grogu sits on the Seeing Stone to attempt to reach out to a Jedi through the force, he looks absolutely peaceful. So, naturally, the scene became another meme format.

Image of Baby Yoda, aka Grogu, meditating on the Seeing Stone in Season 2 of the Mandalorian.

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*First Published: Nov 18, 2019, 11:41 am CST