It's actually a good thing Adam Pally's face was hidden in The Mandalorian Episode 8, aka the Season 1 finale. Otherwise, even more fans might approach him to berate him for punching Baby Yoda. Turns out, he initially hit the little guy much harder and then tried to justify the punch with an awkward joke that didn't go over well with the Disney+ crew. Sometimes you just face a tough crowd like that!
Yes, Adam Pallly was technically Bike Scout Trooper #2. As he further explained on Late Night with Seth Meyers, he did punch Baby Yoda because the scene called for it. However...
That's when Adam Pally tried to break the ice with the crew on set and only made it worse.
The audience, Adam Pally, and Seth Meyers laughed, but apparently The Mandalorian crew did not care for the joke.
Haha. I bet Jason Sudeikis was ready to throw Adam Pally under the bus at that point. Blame him, not me!
Happy Endings star Adam Pally previously told a version of that hitting Baby Yoda story where The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau noted the Baby Yoda/The Child prop cost about $5 million. Pally said he got so nervous after that, he missed the next three takes. He also joked that Baby Yoda is a diva who was constantly vaping on set.
So he has a great sense of humor about the whole thing -- although Laura Dern may end up in his face for disrespecting her man.
In case you've forgotten, here's how the Baby Yoda punching scene played out in The Mandalorian Season 1:
Those Bike Scouts won't be able to hit Baby Yoda again in The Mandalorian Season 2. Hopefully the second season actually reveals Baby Yoda's real name so we don't have to keep calling him Baby Yoda, The Child, The Kid, The Asset, or anything else. Then again, we now know Mando's name is Din Djarin and I still call him Mando. So maybe nothing will change.
The Mandalorian Season 2 premieres in October 2020 on Disney+. Here's more of what we know so far about Season 2.
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