Like all of the best entries into the franchise, Star Wars: The Mandalorian has given fans a space adventure has not only featured great sci-fi action, but also plenty of hilarious bits and one-liners that give every audience member a laugh. Thanks to the arrival of Baby Yoda, The Mandalorian maybe even has a few more laughs than its predecessors, allowing for an endless stream of memes online. There has been something to at least chuckle at in each of The Mandalorian's eight episodes, but perhaps the funniest moment of the entire season arrived during Friday's finale, and fans haven't stopped talking about it.
Everyone expected the Season 1 finale to be heavy on the jokes, given that the episode was directed by comedic auteur Taika Waititi, who managed to make even the previously-serious Thor a comedic juggernaut with 2017's Thor: Ragnarok. The finale began in typical Waititi fashion, featuring a scene in which two scout troopers beat on Baby Yoda and struggled to aim their blasters, but the funniest bit arrived towards the end of the episode, in a moment of desperation by Carl Weathers' Greef Karga.
While facing what appears to be certain death, Karga looks to Baby Yoda and prompts him to use the Force once more, saying to the child, "Do the magic hand thing!" Rather than using the Force, Baby Yoda simply smiles and waves back and Greef Karga, instantly resulting in a belly laugh from everyone watching the show.
Of course, the fans on Twitter have had no shortage of love for Baby Yoda's adorable wave.
Greef Karga: Hey, lets make the baby do the magic hand thing... C’mon baby! Do the magic hand thing!
Baby Yoda: (just waves back)
Greef Karga: I’m out of ideas.December 27, 2019
“C’mon, baby! do the magic hand thing.”
We were all Cara in this moment 🤣December 27, 2019
“c’mon baby! do the magic hand thing!”
baby yoda: *waves*— din djarin’s jetpack ⭕️ (@rkmando) December 27, 2019
MY HEART- pic.twitter.com/G9PLHKKUH4
If you could send one clip of Disney era Star Wars to yourself on October 30, 2012 to demonstrate how great it’s gonna be, what would you send?
Mine would be the “Baby, do the magic hand thing” scene.— Doug @ Radio D'Qar (@RadioDQar) December 29, 2019
3 scenes I loved from #TheMandalorian finale:
1️⃣ Opening scene w/ the scout troopers — genuinely hilarious
2️⃣ "Let's make the baby do the magic hand thing. Come on, baby! Do the magic hand thing!" *Karga does hand gesture* *Baby Yoda imitates hand gesture* 😊😂
And finally...— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) December 30, 2019
Greef- “Cmon baby, do the magic hand thing.”
Baby Yoda/The Child - *Waves happily at him*
One of the best moments of chapter 8— Tim (@PatsFanBE) December 29, 2019
“Hey, let’s make the baby do the magic hand thing. Come on, baby! Do the magic hand thing.”— The Star Wars Underworld (@TheSWU) December 28, 2019
- Greef Karga pic.twitter.com/qdd5CPadVt
Seriously. If we don't get a “Do the magic hand thing, baby”! Mandalorian T-shirt with Carl Weathers' face front and center, we have lost all humanity.....— Keith Murphy (@murphdogg29) December 28, 2019
Perhaps the child could do the magic hand thing and make season 2 arrive quicker? pic.twitter.com/7NY4Jy4pBE— Thomas Shuck (@geologyguy) December 28, 2019
“do the magic hand thing” and baby yoda just waving at him, i can’t stop laughing pic.twitter.com/3XXUALJWsY— martina saw tros (@anchorbucky) December 27, 2019
Thank you amazing fans for the wonderful words tweeted regarding The Mandalorian. Your enjoyment and appreciation for the work done by the creators, directors, cast and crew fills us all with pride. Until fall of 2020, “Do the magic hand thing, baby”! #BePeace— Carl Weathers (@TheCarlWeathers) December 28, 2019
ComicBook Nation Podcast: In this latest episode we breakdown Sony's Marvel movie changes, Jamie Lee Curtis possibly joining Star Wars, and the bizarre spoilers of Netflix’s Tiger King! Listen & Subscribe!
Disclosure: ComicBook is owned by CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS.