Who knew that all it would take to bring America together was social media and a pair of recycled wool sweater mittens knitted by a Vermont school teacher?
The warm mittens that Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont) wore to President Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day events on January 20, 2021 have gone viral, amusing all Americans — including Star Wars actor Mark Hamill (Jedi Luke Skywalker), who already curated a number of hilarious Star Wars-themed Bernie Sanders memes for his Twitter followers.
The original trilogy cast — including Hamill, Harrison Ford (Han Solo), and Chewbacca (the late Peter Mayhew/Joonas Suotamo), pictured above in the Millennium Falcon with Sanders — aren’t the only ones getting in on the fun, though.
The cutest Star Wars character in the galaxy, The Mandalorian’s Grogu (AKA Baby Yoda AKA The Child), is also getting in on the Bernie Sanders meme fun. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the funniest Baby Yoda memes fans have created following last week’s Presidential Inauguration.
One Twitter user posted two Bernie Sanders x Grogu memes, one of the tiny green foundling wearing Bernie’s mittens and another of the U.S. Senator holding the adorable character tightly during the Inauguration Day ceremony. The caption reads:
A friend sent me these and I’m –
— Aldëa is waiting for Loki ⎊४۞ (@enchantedmarvel) January 22, 2021
Another Tweet featured a fan-made image of Mandalorian star Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) piloting the Razor Crest (RIP, beloved pre-Imperial ship) with an unamused Sanders — and a VERY amused Grogu — riding in the backseat. Jackie Knotts wrote:
I had to make my own Bernie pic – with Baby Yoda, of course!!!
— Jackie Knotts (@jackieknotts) January 23, 2021
Flipping the narrative, another Bernie and Baby Yoda meme features this same The Mandalorian Season 2 scene, but with Sanders piloting the Razor Crest. Aimee Dansereau posted:
Of all the Bernie memes floating around, this one’s my favorite!
— Aimee Dansereau (@Aimee_Dansereau) January 21, 2021
Mashable shared a montage of Bernie memes, including one of the Senator and Grogu “spilling the tea,” featuring the Force-sensitive infant sipping his beloved cup of soup.
Bernie and Baby Yoda are spilling the tea pic.twitter.com/6y7wsL5aU2
— Mashable (@mashable) January 22, 2021
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In another thread of numerous Bernie mitten memes, Twitter user @jijoe91 posted a hilarious picture of the political figure riding in Baby Yoda’s famous pod stroller. He wrote:
Bernie rocks the baby Yoda crib
— jijoe9 (@jijoe91) January 22, 2021
Finally, if you’re really interested in showing your love for both The Child and the Senator’s mittens, you can support Bomster Foo’s sticker proposal:
MOOD Until the new season of Mandalorian arrives
Going to be doing more stickers this year. Would you want this @BernieSanders and Baby Yoda as one?! Comment below!
MOOD Until the new season of Mandalorian arrives ❤️
~ Bomster Foo !~ pic.twitter.com/peFn5zvzCC
— Bomster Foo (@BomsterJabs) January 21, 2021
Currently, Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni have not commented on where Grogu will show up next in the ongoing Mandalorian saga.
When we last saw the cute character, he was being spirited away to complete his Jedi training by none other than Luke Skywalker himself (a CGI version of original actor Mark Hamill) and iconic droid R2-D2. This necessitated a tearful goodbye with Djarin in The Mandalorian Season 2 finale episode (“Chapter 16: The Rescue”).
However, the Mandalorian bounty hunter did promise he would see “his child” again, so we can rest assured that Favreau and Filoni have a plan to reunite the duo. Whether this will happen in the upcoming The Mandalorian Season 3 or a spinoff series, though, hasn’t been confirmed.
At this time, The Mandalorian has three confirmed spinoffs — Ahsoka, Rangers of the New Republic, and The Book of Boba Fett — with a fourth spinoff revolving around Luke Skywalker and his Star Wars Legends wife, Mara Jade, rumored to be in the works as well.
Where do you think Grogu should appear next in the Star Wars universe? Are you loving that the cutest character in the Star Wars story has become a pop culture icon?