Many think Master Yoda had the best lines in Star Wars, but they're wrong. Chewbacca had the best lines.
Above Image: Star Wars Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford)
Sure, he doesn't talk, but we can understand what he says thanks to context and body language. He's full of wit and wisdom.
That's why my favorite alien is Chewbacca. These are my favorite quotes from him.
Translation: " I'm not entering there! It smells like the excrement of a Bantha!"
Imagine how many people lived on the Death Star floating in space for months. Now imagine how much waste they would produce. Now imagine how it would smell. Chewbacca explains how bad it smelled in one short phrase.
Translation: "My friend Han! How can you exclude me from the adventure! The Millennium Falcon's Hyperspace drive will need to be calibrated for this mission. I must accompany you!"
Chewbacca was originally based on George Lucas' dog, so it's no surprise that he is a loyal companion. When Han Solo was promoted to captain, he was sent on a dangerous mission. The first to volunteer was his friend Chewbacca. Solo can always count on his loyal friend and this showed his enduring loyalty. Chewbacca is a man of few words.
Translation: "Han, my friend. It appears your characteristic bravado has been usurped by a superior male!"
Han Solo acts like the world's greatest ladies man, but Chewbacca knew the truth. Solo was too soft hearted to be a lady killer. That was why it was hilarious to him to have sweet and simple Luke Skywalker get a kiss from Princess Leia before him. Chewbacca has a great sense of humor and couldn't resist a jab at his old friend.
Translation: "Sir, I must protest playing this gentleman' game in such a unsportsman like manner. It offends me to have to play against a computer! I am quite cross!"
Chewbacca is a good sport, but preferred to play against people. He was losing his temper, which is not a good thing when you're over six feet tall and super strong. Han have good advice: "Let the Wookie win."
Translation: "Han Solo and associates! It is that scoundrel Darth Vader! I will smite him!"
When Luke and the others are tricked by Lando at Cloud City and find Death Vader waiting for them Chewbacca is the first to speak up. He gives a warning and a threat in the same phrase.
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