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"You aren't gonna say you have a bad feeling about this, are you? I hate it when you say that."
―Han Solo to Luke Skywalker[src]

"I have a bad feeling about this" is a well-known phrase in Star Wars and has become a running gag throughout the saga, as well as several other Lucasfilm and unrelated properties. It is heard nearly as many times in the Star Wars saga as "May the Force be with you."

The phrase is heard for the first time in the first Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, and reappeared at least once in each subsequent movie. It it also heavily featured in others Star Wars medias, like books, comics and video games, where the locution can vary in its exact wording. When spoken, the A in "bad" is sometimes drawn out, as "I have a baad feeling about this." The phrase is also occasionally referenced by having a character say "I have a good feeling about this," or something to that effect.[1]

Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi is the first Star Wars film to not feature "I have a bad feeling about this" spoken in Galactic Basic Standard. However, the film's director, Rian Johnson, confirmed that the line is in the film, and that it is spoken by BB-8 during the opening battle sequence.[2]

Appearances in Star Wars[]

NB: The lists concerning Star Wars medias are in chronological order.

Canon media[]

Films[]

"I have a bad feeling about this."
―As Obi-Wan Kenobi's first line at the beginning, when he talks to Qui-Gon Jinn onboard the Saak'ak[src]
"I've got a bad feeling about this."
Anakin Skywalker, on Geonosis in the arena, in reference to the approaching execution beasts[src]
"Oh, I have a bad feeling about this."
―Obi-Wan Kenobi talking to Anakin Skywalker as their starfighters approach a large, closing blast door on the Invisible Hand[src]
"I have a really good feeling about this!"
Han Solo, when he takes over piloting the Millennium Falcon out of the maelstrom.[src]
"I have a bad feeling about th..."
K-2SO, when entering an elevator with Jyn Erso and Cassian Jeron Andor on Scarif, before being interrupted by Cassian[src]
"I have a very bad feeling about this."
Luke Skywalker, when the Millennium Falcon approaches the Death Star[src]
"I got a bad feeling about this."
―Han Solo, before the walls of the trash compactor start to close in[src]
"I have a bad feeling about this."
Princess Leia, while inside the belly of the space slug, just before the mynocks appear[src]
"Artoo, I have a bad feeling about this."
C-3PO, when entering Jabba the Hutt's palace[src]
"I have a really bad feeling about this."
―Han Solo, after the Ewoks start the preparations to roast him, Luke & Chewbacca[src]
"I got a bad feeling about this."
―Han Solo, upon realizing that the rathtars have been set loose on his freighter.[src]
"I got a bad feeling about this."
Lando Calrissian, when the First Order army lands on the planet Pasaana[src]

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Role-playing games[]

  • In The Long Shot Campaign (published in Star Wars Campaign Pack, re-published in Classic Campaigns), NPC Siene Symm orders battle stations and any one of the PC's answers "Battle stations? On a yacht? I have a bad feeling about this!"[111]

Television[]

Non-canon media[]

Books[]

Comics[]

Short Films[]

  • In LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace, Han these lines after he, Yoda and Cody crashland on Hoth while pursuing a battle droid which was escaping with the Republic's Secret Battle Plans.

Television[]

  • Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge
    • In Episode 8, AD-3 says this line when Purple Team (Grant & Arthur) arrive at the Power Pull obstacle where Arthur has one foot on the starting platform and his other foot on the sled which is a couple of feet away from the starting platform.

Theme park attractions[]

Parodies[]

Non-Star Wars appearances[]

NB: The following lists are in alphabetical order.

Other Lucasfilm projects[]

Animation[]

  • In Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers, Skelly tells this to Bones after the castle they were looking for disappeared.
  • In Aladdin, during the episode called "The Hunted," Jasmine says the words as the gang are in the marketplace at night while they start to disappear one by one.
  • In Batman: The Animated Series, during the episode "Birds of a Feather," Veronica Vreeland says, "I got a bad feeling about this."
  • In Darkwing Duck, during the episode "Dead Duck," Darkwing says this as Megavolt heads in to Andy's Anvil Factory.
  • In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Bardock says the line when in a spaceship returning to Planet Vegeta on Frieza's orders.
  • Dragon Ball Z
    • In Season 1 Episode 4, titled "Piccolo's Trump Card! Gohan is a Crybaby!" in The Japanese version and "Piccolo's Plan!" in the English Dub (S1E4), Bulma, who is riding in a jet with Krillin and Roshi, says: "I have a terrible feeling about all of this," while Goku and Piccolo fight Raditz.
    • In Season 1 Episode 25, titled "Tien goes all out!" in the Japanese sub and "Sacrifice" in the English Dub, Goku, going through SnakeWay, says: "Dammit! I have a bad feeling about this!"
  • In Futurama, during the episode "A Pharaoh to Remember," Philip Fry says, "Call it a hunch, but I have a bad feeling about this!"
  • In Disney Goofy cartoon "How to take care of your yard," at the winter season, it starts snowing and Goofy says, "I got a bad feeling about this."
  • In Hot Wheels: AcceleRacers: Ignition, after the drivers enter the Storm Realm, "Lani Tam" says "(sigh) I have a bad feeling about this." And "Gig" says "Computers don't have feelings".
  • In Megaman NT Warrior (Season 2, Axess, Stream, Beast and Beats+), Maylu Sakurai and Roll EXE. both say "I have a bad feeling about this."
  • In Neon Genesis Evangelion, during the episode "A Human Work," Misato says, "Talk about hot. I've got a bad feeling about this" as she enters the malfunctioning robot, Jet Alone.
  • In Patlabor: The New Files, during the episode "The Woman Who Came from the Stars," Mikiyasu Shinshi quotes the line verbatin.
  • In Phineas and Ferb, during the episode "The Chronicles of Meap," after Ferb parodies Obi-Wan Kenobi by saying "That's no cloud, it's a space station," Phineas says "I have a really good feeling about this."
  • In Pokémon: Advanced Battle, during the episode "Gaining Groudon" May says "Oh, no. I have a bad feeling about this."
  • In The Real Ghostbusters, it is said in the episode "Adventures in Slime and Space."
  • In Sonic the Hedgehog, during the episode "The Doomsday Project," when Robotnik assumes that he will have Sonic falling for his final trap, Sniverly says the line when he is aware and sure that Robotnik's plan will fail.

Books[]

Comics[]

Films[]

  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey (released prior to Episode IV), computer HAL 9000 says "I have a bad feeling about it." Additionally, astronaut Frank Poole says (with regard to HAL), "I've got a bad feeling about him," while speaking with fellow astronaut Dave Bowman.
  • The Aliens, the line is used twice when the marines are in an orbital drop above Acheron LV-426. PFC Frost says, "I'm telling you, man, I've got a bad feeling about this drop," to which PFC Crowe responds, "You always say that, Frost. You always say, 'I've got a bad feeling about this drop.'"
  • In Blade II, Scud (Norman Reedus) says, "I have a bad feeling about this, B."
  • In The Long Kiss Goodnight, Samuel L. Jackson's character says "I've got a bad feeling about this" before he enters a train station.
  • In The Monster of Phantom Lake from indie filmmaker Christopher R. Mihm (a noted Star Wars fan), the phrase appears three times in his award-winning debut movie, and once in its sequel, It Came From Another World.
  • In Reservoir Dogs, Mr. Orange says "I have a very bad feeling about it."

Television[]

  • In 24, during episode 16 of season 1, after Robert Ellis is murdered in New Orleans, interrupting his phone call, Jack calls David Palmer and tells him, "I have to be honest with you. I've got a very bad feeling about this." Jack says he assumes Ellis is dead or he would have answered the phone.
  • In The Big Bang Theory, episode 12, Leonard says "A bad feeling I have about this, hmm" in a Yoda voice. Yoda has never said the line in any official media.
  • In Castle episode "The Double Down," Richard Castle says, "I got a bad feeling about this."
  • Criminal Minds
    • In the episode "North Mammon," Jason Gideon says, "I've got a bad feeling about this one."
    • In the episode "The Eyes Have It," David Rossi says, "I got a bad feeling about this guy."
  • In DC's Legends of Tomorrow episode "Marooned," Jefferson Jackson says, "To quote every 'Star Wars' movie ever made, 'I've got a bad feeling about this.'"
  • In Fringe episode "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide," Peter Bishop says, "Walter... I'm getting a bad feeling about this."
  • In Kamen Rider Decade, episode 24, Shitari says, "I have a bad feeling about this" when he sees Kamen Rider Diend.
  • In Lost, during the fourth season, a character says the line before being ambushed and killed. Later, in the series finale, just before the opening title card, Hurley says, "I've got a bad feeling about this," shortly after remarking that the enigmatic Jacob is "worse than Yoda."
  • In Melissa and Joey, during the episode "Oh Brother," when Joey discovers that the man whom Melissa is dating may be her half-brother, he compares the situation to Luke and Leia. When she points out that in the analogy, Joey would be Han Solo, he takes it as a compliment and then says, "I got a bad feeling about this."
  • In The Mighty Boosh, Bollo the gorilla's catchphrase is "I've got a bad feeling about this."
  • In NCIS episode "Sharif Returns," Anthony DiNozzo says, "I've got a bad feeling about this."
  • In Power Rangers Ninja Storm episode "The Samurai's Journey Part 1" Shane says "I've got a bad feeling about this!"
  • In The Shield, resident nerd of the Strike Team Ronnie Gardocki utters this before a money exchange.
  • In Stargate SG-1 season 9 episode "Avalon," Mitchell says: "You ever get a bad feeling about something?" Then, in the season 10 episode "Family Ties," Vala says this to her father.

Video games[]

  • In Ace Attorney, the phrase is used many times.
  • In Battlefield: Bad Company, a soldier called Sweetwater says the phrase twice during the first mission.
  • In Chrono Trigger, Lucca says it in a sewer, before crossing a door.
  • In Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge for Xbox, one of the characters repeats this phrase a few times.
  • In Doom 3, Frank Cinders says the phrase in his PDA message. Since in the sentence prior he uses the word "droid," it is unlikely to be a coincidence.
  • In Dragon Age: Origins, it is one of the dialogue options of the Human Noble origin story when talking with Eleanor Cousland.
  • In Final Fantasy VI a man says the phrase right before an apocalyptic event within the game. Banon also says it if you let Imperial soldiers get to him in the multi-party battle.
  • In Final Ninja Zero from Nitrome, during level 20, when Takeshi gets to the first force field, Lady Snow Fox says in a message, "You go find the generator that is powering this force field, I'll stay here. I've got a bad feeling we might be heading into a trap."
  • In Fire Emblem for the Game Boy Advance, Hector of Ostia says, "Look at the size of them. I've got a bad feeling about this" in reference to a trio of dragons that emerge from the Dragon's Gate shortly after Nergal's death.
  • In Forza Horizon 4, the line is an unlockable option for the Quick Chat feature.
  • In Half-Life, security guards sometimes use the phrase.
  • In Halo: Combat Evolved, a UNSC Marine says "I got a bad feelin' about this..." while Sergeant Johnson replies: "Boy, you always got a bad feeling about something," only for their platoon to be ambushed by the Flood. In Halo 2, the same conversation is repeated between two Unggoy soldiers as an easter egg, who say "Me have bad feeling about this..." "You always have bad feeling! You had bad feeling about morning food nipple!"
  • In Kingdom Hearts when you go to Halloweentown, after Jack Skellington finds Sally and asks for her memory, she says, "Jack, I have a bad feeling about this."
  • In Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, after Bowser has defeated Dark Fawful, and Starlow (called Chippy) talks to Bowser about Fawful having some of the Dark Star's Dark Power, one of Starlow's lines to Bowser is "Ooh... I have a bad feeling about this."
  • In Mass Effect, the phrase is uttered often and by different characters.
  • In Mega Man X5, Zero beings to wonder why he's not infected with the Maverick virus and says "I have a bad feeling about this."
  • In Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, a character says "I have a bad feeling about this," causing another character to say, "Do you think it's a trap?"
  • In Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark, one of the henchmen says upon entering a room with a sarcophagus, "The stench of evil hangs upon this place. I have a bad feeling about that sarcophagus." The sarcophagus in question spawns a mummy lord if opened.
  • In Quake 4, Medic Egan from Wolf squad says the phrase during the first level aboard Hannibal.
  • In Quest for Glory I, when you wander into the brigands' lair, it says, as the hero sees six armed brigands, "You have a bad feeling about this place." Then five more pop out and the text says, "You have an even worse feeling about this place."
  • In Red Dead Redemption, the line is often heard.
  • In Resident Evil 4, Leon S. Kennedy says that when he first sees a signpost.
  • In RuneScape, one of the pre-selected QuickChat phrases is "I've got a bad feeling about this."
  • In Shining Force II, during King Galam's escape in the light tubes, BOWIE says it.
  • In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood sometimes Tails says "I have a bad feeling about this."
  • In Sonic Colors, in the Wii version, Sonic says about feeling the ground shaking under his feet to see plums of dust rising and rumble tumble and Wisps running for their lives, which is why he has a bad feeling. In the DS version, Sonic has a bad feeling about his encounter with a Nega-Wisp.
  • In Sonic Heroes, in the beginning of Team Chaotix's story, after Vector the Crocodile and Charmy Bee got a walkie talkie from a package, Espio the Chameleon says "I've got a bad feeling about this..." He also says that phrase in Shadow the Hedgehog.
  • In Star Fox 64, Peppy says "I've got a bad feeling about this, Fox." at "Aquas" level, He also says it after warning Fox to be careful, in the Super Smash Bros. series game.
  • In StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, Karass says "I have a somewhat unfavorable premonition about this" when repeatedly clicked on. Also, Jim Raynor says "I have a bad feeling about this" in the first mission when approaching Backwater Station.
  • In Starsiege, the character Harabec Weathers (voiced by Mark Hamill) says "...I've got a bad feeling about this!"
  • In Super Mario Sunshine, at the start of the gameplay of the game, Princess Peach says, to Mario, "Be Careful. I have a bad feeling about this..."

Other media[]

  • In Doctor Who audio drama "Sword of Orion" from Big Finish, Ike says "I'm getting a bad feeling about this trip" to Grash in reference to their mission to scrap an apparently deactivated spacecraft which is later revealed to carry a horde of Cybermen. Writer Nick Briggs was influenced by Star Wars when writing the story, so the insertion of the famous line is deliberate. Also in the story, the word "droid" is used, the Cybermen's ship is on numerous occasions referred to as a "stardestroyer," and the main local hub of society and commerce is called Garazone, a deliberate phonic corruption of Coruscant, although in its characteristics Garazone is more like Mos Eisley.

Notes and references[]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Bradley, Bill: 'Last Jedi' Director Explains How He Hid A Classic 'Star Wars' Easter Egg (2017-12-16). HuffPost. Archived from the original on July 10, 2020.
  3. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
  4. The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear!
  5. Leia, Princess of Alderaan
  6. "The Red One"
  7. Lost Stars
  8. Aftermath
  9. Aftermath: Empire's End
  10. "Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing"—Canto Bight
  11. Star Wars Adventures (2017) 19
  12. Princess Leia 1
  13. Doctor Aphra (2016) 26
  14. The Last Jedi Adaptation 4
  15. Star Wars: Force Collection
  16. Star Wars Battlefront
  17. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  18. Star Wars Battlefront II
  19. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shadow of Malevolence"
  20. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies"
  21. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Downfall of a Droid"
  22. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Duel of the Droids"
  23. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bombad Jedi"
  24. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cloak of Darkness"
  25. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lair of Grievous"
  26. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Blue Shadow Virus"
  27. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Mystery of a Thousand Moons"
  28. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Legacy of Terror"
  29. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Brain Invaders"
  30. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Zillo Beast"
  31. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back"
  32. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Academy"
  33. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Mercy Mission"
  34. 34.0 34.1 StarWarsKids.jpg Every 'Bad Feeling' in Star Wars | Star Wars By the Numbers on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  35. Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "The Call"
  36. Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "Warhead"
  37. SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Breakout"
  38. Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
  39. The Clone Wars: Wild Space
  40. Shatterpoint
  41. The Hive
  42. Revenge of the Sith novelization
  43. Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
  44. Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows
  45. The Last of the Jedi: Master of Deception
  46. Rebel Dawn
  47. Death Star
  48. Star Wars Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine
  49. The Glove of Darth Vader
  50. Mission from Mount Yoda
  51. A Hunter's Fate: Greedo's Tale
  52. Shadows of the Empire
  53. X-Wing: Solo Command
  54. The Courtship of Princess Leia
  55. Tatooine Ghost
  56. Heir to the Empire
  57. Dark Force Rising
  58. Champions of the Force
  59. Children of the Jedi
  60. Darksaber
  61. The New Rebellion
  62. Ambush at Corellia
  63. 63.0 63.1 63.2 Before the Storm
  64. Lando Calrissian: Idiot's Array
  65. Vision of the Future
  66. Junior Jedi Knights: Anakin's Quest
  67. Young Jedi Knights: Heirs of the Force
  68. Young Jedi Knights: Shadow Academy
  69. Young Jedi Knights: The Lost Ones
  70. Young Jedi Knights: Crisis at Crystal Reef
  71. The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime
  72. The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic I: Remnant
  73. The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I: Conquest
  74. The New Jedi Order: Traitor
  75. Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines
  76. Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Golden Age of the Sith
  77. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: The Aurorient Express
  78. Republic 60
  79. Jedi: Yoda
  80. Jedi: Shaak Ti
  81. The Clone Wars: Act on Instinct
  82. Reversal of Fortune
  83. "Falling Star"
  84. Ewoks 12
  85. Darth Vader Strikes
  86. "Slippery Slope"
  87. "Death Star Pirates"
  88. The Other
  89. "Lando's Commandos: On Eagles' Wings"
  90. Star Wars: Union
  91. "Storyteller"
  92. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  93. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  94. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
  95. Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace video game
  96. Star Wars: Republic Commando
  97. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (video game)
  98. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  99. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  100. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  101. Star Wars: Empire at War
  102. Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  103. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
  104. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  105. Star Wars Galaxies
  106. Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire
  107. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
  108. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
  109. Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
  110. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  111. The Long Shot Campaign
  112. "Escape Into Terror"
  113. "Tail of the Roon Comets"
  114. "Sunstar vs. Shadowstone"
  115. Clone Wars Chapter 11
  116. Clone Wars Chapter 16
  117. Clone Wars Chapter 22
  118. LEGO Star Wars in 100 Scenes
  119. Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan
  120. The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee
  121. Star Wars Infinities: A New Hope
  122. Tag & Bink Were Here
  123. "The Emperor's Court"
  124. Star Tours
  125. Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
  126. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  127. Hardware Wars
  128. Robot Chicken: Star Wars
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