Jon Stewart: A Little Short for a Stormtrooper

Posted by Gia Manry on Aug 20, 2010 in Star Wars |

Jon Stewart, the Stewtrooper

Now that Daily Show host (“anchor”?) Jon Stewart has removed his ungodly facial hair and is once again clean-shaven, he can now pass for a clone of Jango Fett (genetically modified to be older, sharper-featured, shorter, and Jewish). By sheer coincidence, Stewart also just interviewed George Lucas at a giant Star Wars event.

As such, it’s only natural that Hasbro would make him an officially-licensed custom Jon Stewart Stormtrooper action figure. Right? Surely there was no sucking-up involved in all of this, on either side. And there definitely was NOT a contract between Stewart and Lucas to lodge softball questions like “How do you get all the names” (actual question!) in exchange for the toy.

No sirree bob. Never in a million years! (Hey George, when do I get my Giatrooper figure?)

Gia Manry is a professional writer specializing in geek culture. She currently writes primarily for Anime News Network, but also likes being followed on Twitter. She can be contacted via her website.


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