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"Heroes are made by the times."

"Bombad Jedi" is the eighth episode of Season One of the television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is the eighth episode of the series overall and is the first in a three-part storyline.

Official description[]

On a diplomatic mission to the planet Rodia, Padmé; discovers that her old friend and fellow Republic senator Onaconda Farr has allied his planet with the Separatists. In exchange for food and resources for his people, Onaconda captures Padmé and promises to deliver her to Nute Gunray. Sensing Padmé is in trouble, Jar Jar Binks disguises himself as a Jedi, and with the help of C-3PO, courageously fights to rescue his friend and fellow senator.

Plot summary[]

Episode 8
The Clone War threatens the
unity of the Republic! As battles
rage across the galaxy, more
worlds succumb to the
seductive lure of the Separatists
and leave the Republic.

On a vital mission of peace,
Senator Padmé Amidala journeys to the
Outer Rim world of Rodia,
desperate to ensure its loyalty
remains to the Republic....
"Master Bombad, on behalf of the people of Rodia, I thank you. You're either the bravest or the most foolish Jedi I have ever met."
―Senator Onaconda Farr to Jar Jar Binks — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

Padmé Amidala travels to Rodia in an attempt to persuade Senator Onaconda Farr, whom she fondly addresses as Uncle Ono since a time when he had helped out her father, to keep his allegiance to the Galactic Republic. She brings along C-3PO and Jar Jar Binks, despite Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's advice to rather take along a bodyguard force. But upon arrival, she learns that Onaconda has already pledged allegiance to the Separatists and Viceroy Nute Gunray is delivering supplies as the Republic could not. Already, there are battle droids in his city. The droids shackle Padmé's arms to the wall, as Gunray ordered as a precaution before he personally comes for her.

3PO and Jar Jar, "Master Bombad," on Rodia.

Jar Jar and Threepio get into even more trouble when droids come to arrest them. Though Jar Jar's bumbling with the magnetic crane destroys the droids, he also destroys their ship, ruining their chance to contact help. He puts on a Jedi robe Padmé had stored in the back closet (most likely belonging to Anakin Skywalker), but droids spot them and everyone presumes he's a Jedi. Jar Jar manages to escape to the water down below, where he promptly has to run from a marine monster, while Threepio is taken off to be scrapped. Word of a Jedi around gives Padmé an idea: while she bluffs the droids into thinking the Jedi has rescued her already, she slips out of her shackles using a key from her boot, roundhouse kicks the droid, steals its blaster and escapes.

Padmé rescues Threepio but is dismayed to learn that Jar Jar is the presumed Jedi. She tells Threepio to find a communication station to call for help. Meanwhile, Gunray has arrived in his shuttle and tells Onaconda that the supplies will be delivered after Padmé is executed. Onaconda tries to protest but Gunray insists, declaring that Rodia is under his protection now. Onaconda then realizes that he has made a bad mistake siding with the Separatists.

Jar Jar goes to rescue Padmé, only to be spotted and shot at. He again dives into the water as droids throw down thermal detonators and fire a rocket at him. While swimming away, he runs into the "boogie monster" he met previously, which swallows him up as the rockets are about to explode. Thankfully, the beast saves him thanks to its thick hide, and Jar Jar declares it his friend.

"It's the Jedi!" — Nute Gunray

Threepio manages to send out a message before being captured. Gunray has a trio of droidekas line up to execute Padmé and Threepio when Jar Jar and the boogie monster burst up from the swamp. In the ensuring chaos, Gunray tries to get away, but his shuttle is pushed into the swamp by the monster and Padmé holds him at gunpoint. Onaconda appears behind Padmé, his own blaster at the ready, and Gunray orders the Rodian to shoot "the Jedi" and then her. However, upon seeing Onaconda's expression, Padmé tells Gunray about their "little secret," that Onaconda planned to trap Gunray all along. Onaconda agrees that he is with the Republic, and places Gunray under arrest.

A Republic cruiser arrives with reinforcements to take Gunray away, while Onaconda thanks Jar Jar (whom he calls "Master Bombad") for his assistance, but Jar Jar states he is just a Gungan. Palpatine, via holoprojector, promises supplies to Rodia. Onaconda asks Padmé if she can ever forgive him, but she replies that it is the Republic who should ask him for forgiveness. Far too often they forget that their most important allies are not always the most powerful.


Quinlan Vos was originally slated to appear in an early draft of "Bombad Jedi." He was to be working undercover and actually using his Force abilities to make it look like Jar Jar was a Jedi. He was eventually cut, because at the early stages of production the studio didn't have the ability to include many new characters because of the time it took to create a digital model.[3]

This is the only episode of season 1 to have Ahmed Best, the original voice of Jar Jar, in said role, as BJ Hughes voices Jar Jar in "The Gungan General," "Blue Shadow Virus" and "Mystery of a Thousand Moons." However, Ahmed reprises his role again in the season 3 episode "Supply Lines" and for the season 4 episodes "Gungan Attack," "Prisoners" and "Shadow Warrior" along with the season 6 episodes "The Disappeared" Part 1 and 2.

According to story editor, Henry Gilroy, the part where Jar Jar appears to vanish leaving the droids to find nothing but a the Jedi robes is a homage to the scene in A New Hope where Darth Vader slays Obi-Wan.

Nute Gunray's arrival bears a heavy resemblance to Darth Vader's visit to the DS-2 Death Star II Mobile Battle Station in Episode VI. Both shuttles are escorted by two fighters that break off as the shuttle enters a hangar. Both Vader and Gunray emerge from the shuttles to meet a subordinate and an array of grunts.

The Kwazel Maw is based on an unused Ralph McQuarrie design for a swamp slug creature on Dagobah.

When Jar Jar is putting on the Jedi robe he says "Mesa eyeball stuck in da sleeve," yet the Jedi robe shown in the episode has no sleeves and looks more like Count Dooku's cape, minus the clasp. Also, when he emerges from the water, he puts it on quickly and easily.

When Jar Jar confronts Gunray and demands that Padmé be released, his ears clip through the back of his hood.


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Cast Crew



  • George Lucas – Executive Producer
  • Catherine Winder – Producer
  • Dave Filoni – Supervising Director
  • Jesse Yeh – Director, Animation Director
  • Kevin Rubio – Writer
  • Henry Gilroy – Writer
  • Steven Melching – Writer
  • Kevin Kiner – Composer
  • Sarah Wall – Associate Producer
  • Jason Tucker – Editor
  • Andrew Harris – CG & Lighting Supervisor
  • Mark Therrell – Character Supervisor
  • Paul Zinnes – Digital Set Supervisor
  • Vincent Toscano – Digital Set Supervisor
  • Tim Brock – Design & Concept Artist, Texture Artist
  • Russell Chong – Design & Concept Artist
  • Matt Gaser – Design & Concept Artist
  • Thang Le – Design & Concept Artist
  • Darren Marshall – Design & Concept Artist
  • Kilian Plunkett – Design & Concept Artist
  • Matt Cioffi – Modeler
  • John Dodelson – Modeler
  • Justin Leach – Senior Rigger
  • Rick O'Conner – Rigger
  • Francis Hsu – Senior Texture Artist
  • Steve Ly – Texture Artist
  • Rob Coleman – Animation Consultant
  • Steward Lee – Story Artist
  • Rick Morales – Story Artist
  • Chris Pyrnoski – Story Artist
  • Nicolas Anastassiou – Associate Editor
  • Jules Beesley – Assistant Editor
  • Orlando Duenas – Music Editor
  • Robert Bonstin – Online Editor
  • Steve Bowen – Supervising Digital Colorist
  • Ellen Connell – Script & Casting Assistant Production Manager
  • David Gray – Asset Production Supervisor
  • Lewis Foulke – Design & Modeling Assistant Production Manager
  • Gary Scheppke – Production Coordinator
  • Hugh Hitchens – Additional Production Manager
  • Michele Yost – Story & Layout Production Supervisor
  • Trisha Brunner – Post Production & Editorial Supervisor
  • Lauren Balson – Animation & Retake Coordinator
  • Cindy LeJeune – Production Accountant
  • Gail Currey – Executive in Charge of Production
  • Jane Bay – Executive Assistant to George Lucas
  • Anne Merrifield – Assistant to George Lucas
  • Kristine Donovan – Production Support
  • Gregg Ricks – Production Support
  • Lynn Bartsch – Additional Production Support
  • Jenn Berry – Additional Production Support
  • Rob Gianino – Additional Production Support
  • Jann Moorhead – Additional Production Support
  • Norman Praught – Additional Production Support
  • Heather Stewart – Additional Production Support
  • Rob Wynn – Additional Production Support
  • Ivan C – CGCG Production Executive
  • Andy Tsao – CGCG Production Executive
  • Sareana Sun – CGCG Production Executive
  • Lucy Shih – CGCG Line Producer
  • Daisy Fang – Production Team
  • Daniel Cheng – Production Team
  • Jacky Cheng – Character Setup Director
  • Ya-ching Chan – Asset Team
  • Kai-hung Hsiao – Asset Team
  • Nicolas Ku – Asset Team
  • Nathan Kuo – Asset Team
  • Coco Lee – Asset Team
  • Yao-chung Liang – Asset Team
  • Eugene Ling – Asset Team
  • Cindy Liu – Asset Team
  • I-fu Wu – Asset Team
  • Fionn Yen – Asset Team
  • Terry Yu – Asset Team
  • Kathy Yin – Layout Artist
  • John Lin – Layout Artist
  • River Lin – Layout Artist
  • Kevin Jong – Animation Lead
  • Akira Chang – Animator
  • Hao Chang – Animator
  • Alvin Chen – Animator
  • Ray Lin – Animator
  • Leo Liu – Animator
  • Special Shih – Animator
  • Yi-ju Tsou – Animator
  • David Wang – Animator
  • Jessy Wu – Animator
  • Chu-Tzu Chiang – Lighting Lead
  • Hsin-che Chen – Lighting Artist
  • Shih-ssu Chen – Lighting Artist
  • Char Ho – Lighting Artist
  • Feng-yi Hsiao – Lighting Artist
  • Cheng-shuan Huang – Lighting Artist
  • Darren Huang – Lighting Artist
  • Meng-han Lee – Lighting Artist
  • Sheng-ju Lin – Lighting Artist
  • Guo-wei Yang – Lighting Artist
  • Weili Lin – Special Effects Lead
  • Chia-hung Chu – Special Effects Artist
  • Chieh-Yuan Chuang – Special Effects Artist
  • Vincent Yang – Special Effects Artist
  • Tonny Yang – CGCG R&D
  • Gene Lin – CGCG R&D
  • Kai-wei Tang – CGCG R&D
  • Alen Fang – CGCG System Administration
  • Tung-yuan Lu – CGCG System Administration
  • Basen Chen – CGCG System Administration
  • Wei-zhe Yang – CGCG System Administration
  • Mark Evans – Scoring Mixer
  • Cameron Davis – Dialogue Recordist
  • Tyler Foster – Assistant Dialogue Recordist
  • Matthew Wood – Supervising Sound Editor
  • David Acord – Sound Designer
  • Juan Peralta – Re-Recording Mixer
  • Ellen Heuer – Foley Artist
  • Dennie Thorpe – Foley Artist
  • Jana Vance – Foley Artist
  • Frank Rinella – Foley Editor & Mixer
  • Sean England – Foley Recordist
  • Stephen Parker – Technical Director Pipeline
  • Adam Martinez – Look Development Technical Director
  • Angela Traeger – Look Development Technical Director
  • Meher Gourjian – Effects TD
  • Chris Foreman – Software Engineer
  • Zoe Glynn – Software Engineer
  • Sean Whitacre – IT Support
  • Pounchón Venerin – Assistant Technical Director
  • Eddy Piedra – Technical Assistant


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