The Mandalorian Season 2 was filled with lots of surprises, one of which was the return of Bill Burr's Season 1 character, Migs Mayfield. Fans were delighted to see the stand-up comedian and actor once again a part of the action, though some couldn't help but poke fun at him for keeping his distinct Boston accent for his reprisal.
Many jokes have been had about Burr's accent and how it confirms that "space Boston" exists within the Star Wars canon. Bill Burr confirmed to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that he has heard the chatter and jokes about his accent and, as fans may expect, he was prepared with an earful for any fans who think it's weird or unrealistic that a Star Wars character sounds like they're from Boston:
Bill Burr didn't grow up a Star Wars fan, so perhaps that's why he's so savvy to the weird parts of the franchise that fans tend to overlook. He does have a valid point that the same Star Wars fans who may take issue with his Boston accent in The Mandalorian may also overlook that many throughout the galaxy with somewhat British sounding accents, or the fact that several characters have accents from places here on Earth that potentially wouldn't exist in the Star Wars universe.
Of course, the only real answer behind this mystery is that some actors have accents, and Star Wars has a history of taking actors worldwide. As funny as it is to joke about, few Star Wars fans likely believe Migs Mayfield's Bostonian accent means there's some actual space Boston in the galaxy. With that said, if there is, I'm sure they serve up a wicked space chowder and space lobster roll.
One of the first and most notable instances of an accent in the Star Wars universe is when Princess Leia speaks during A New Hope. Carrie Fisher's way of speaking was so notable that a novel later provided an explanation for it.
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