This is followed by SPOILERS at the beginning of the first episode of The Book of Boba Fett!
Ratatouilles Patton Oswalt appeared in Parks and Recreation nearly nine years ago and incredibly predicted the opening of The Book of Boba Fett.
As reported by Collider, Oswalt’s Garth Blunden – in season 5, episode 19 of Parks and Recreation – uses his dream scenario of Boba Fett escaping certain death after falling into the Sarlacc pit as a filibuster. What he certainly had no idea at the time was how right he was.
In the first episode of The Book of Boba Fett, the very first scene is exactly as Oswalts Blunden describes. Thanks to @LightsCameraPod, you can see the image here side by side.
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“We’re swinging down from the twin suns of Tatooine,” Oswalt said. “We are now close to the mouth of the Sarlacc pit. After a blow, Boba Fett’s gloved Mandalorian gauntlet reaches into the sand outside the Sarlacc Pit, and the dreaded bounty hunter pulls himself out of the mouth of the sand beast. “
Oswalt himself recognized the similarities between the two by retweeting the @LightsCameraPod tweet and saying, “To say I’m touched, to put it easily. And yes, #BookofBobaFett ROCKS. YOU ARE WELCOME.”
Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that Oswalt usually came up with this filibuster on the spot. In an interview with Observer, he was asked how much of this speech was from him as opposed to the writers.
“There was nothing in the script,” said Oswalt. “All it was was ‘Garth is filibustering’ and they said to me ‘just do what you want …’ They didn’t yell so I didn’t mean to be unprofessional and quit, so lock up the panic and I guess my reaction has been to ditch every bit of Star Wars and pop culture trivia that I have in my brain. It’s like my equivalent of an octopus pumping out ink I guess. “
For more information, check out our review of the first episode of The Book of Boba Fett and our look at exactly how he survived that Sarlacc pit.
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