It has been impossible to browse the internet for five seconds these past few weeks without seeing a reference to the miniature Yoda character on Disney+‘s The Mandalorian, the live-action Star Wars series that launched with the streaming platform in November.
Your kids love Baby Yoda. You love Baby Yoda. Your neighbors love Baby Yoda. Hell, everybody loves Baby Yoda — except for those who actively say they HATE it in that way those who resist the pull of the Star Wars Universe performatively dislike everything about it.
And now, there’s a song. A jingle, really, but an inescapably catchy little ditty from Parry Gripp, front man for the long-running pop/punk band Nerf Herder.
Gripp’s band, Nerf Herder, takes its name from an iconic back-and-forth between Princess Leia and Han Solo in the original trilogy … so he knows a thing or two about this Star Wars business.
(It’s at about the :40 mark in this clip below):
It’s perfect that this came from Gripp, considering Nerf Herder almost exists as a band tailored to a niche audience of those who like tongue-in-cheek pop/punk music and everything about “nerd culture,” which Star Wars used to be before it became a ubiquitous entity in itself.
Naturally, this is far from the only Baby Yoda-related song to hit the internet since the lil’ guy — who’s actually 50 years old, according to The Mandalorian, far from a “child” or “baby” as we generally use the terms. Here’s another intriguing one, an electronic-tinged song with some jarring visuals:
Expect more of this, for a while. because the internet loves it some of this little green dude right now.
(H/t Nerdist for putting this song in my life).