May The Fourth Be With You and why George Lucas has a love-hate relationship with sushi

May the fourth be with you! Advert from Pif Gadget 737. 1983. France.

Luke: “You mean this is not a light saber after all, but a giant chopstick?” Ackbar: “Ahar, that be true alright, now quit ye whining and have at that sushi!” Advert from Pif Gadget 737. 1983. France.


Yes, another Star Wars post based on the 4th / force pun shooting its way across the webniverse to celebrate all things Star Wars!

So, Happy Star Wars day, May the fourth be with you, Jar-Jar-Rasputin, SW4eva, Go 4th and multiply, etc etc! And… did you know that George Lucas hates sushi?

Star Wars Myths #23

“Waiter, there’s a bear in my sushi”

George Lucas hates sushi. During the development stages for Return of the Jedi, George was taken to a sushi bar by Harrison Ford, who many people will be surprised to learn is an avid connoiseur of sushi and author of the bestselling books The sushi run in less than 12 parsecs, and I love sushi… I know, and co-owner of several sushi bars around the galaxy!

Anyway, at the table, George soon became bored to tears with Harrison’s endless tales of sushi presentation styles and more raw fishy tales than you could shake a light saber at. Practically losing the will to live, George began aimlessly toying with the food on his plate. After a while, George noted that his sushi was beginning to resemble violent, primitive, hunter-gatherer, bear-like creatures. And so the idea for the Ewoks was born! Lucas, overjoyed at this Ewok discovery on his plate thanks to Ford’s insistance on a sushi lunch date that day, decided to reward Ford by choosing him to play the part of the character spit-roasted by the Ewoks in ROTJ.

Ayun! Yub nub! Caravan of sushi! Photo by LydMc.

Ayun! Yub nub! Caravan of sushi! Photo by LydMc.

Ewok Sushi photo by LydMc

Happy Star Wars day!

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