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The hilarious visual mistake you missed in The Mandalorian chapter 12

"Everyone," Sesame Street tells us, "makes mistakes, oh yes they do," and Star Wars has always been there for us with gentle reminders of that lesson. From stormtroopers with bumped noggins to accidental cameraman reflections in C-3PO's plating, there have always been gaffes in the world of Jar-Jar and Jedi. Then along came The Mandalorian, and between John Favreau's artistry and Dave Filoni's quasi-religious dedication to the source material, an air-tight seal seemed to be formed around the far, far away galaxy, inoculating it against flubs and whoopsie doodles. Or so we thought.

In chapter 12, "The Siege," enthusiastic fans of the series spotted something peculiar. It's during one of the episode's many shoot outs, with Mando, Cara Dune (Gina Carano), and Greef Karga (Carl Weathers, who doubled as director for the episode) gunning down a wave of stormtroopers, the militaristic opposite side of the "Weebles wobble but they won't fall down" coin. Look closely behind Karga's arm while he's taking out Imperial loyalists, and you'll notice an unusual detail — what appears to be some cat in jeans, just casually kicking it in the background of a full-on firefight.

The Mandalorian denim-strates the importance of careful editing

First off, it's important to remember that conflict does funny things to people. We all tell ourselves that we'd happily jump into action and John McClane our way through the bad guys if an ugly situation popped up, but the hard truth is that most of us would do exactly what Jeans Guy did: hide in the background and hope nobody notices.

Representatives from Disney have yet to comment on the existence of Jeans Guy or what he means to the Star Wars universe. If he's canon, he would represent the biggest fashion bombshell in the series since last week, when we learned that the Quarrens wear cable knit sweaters. If he was, as seems more likely, just some guy who accidentally got caught on camera, it can only be hoped that the higher ups at Disney+ are forgiving. If there is any justice in the world, the showrunners will forgo the obvious solution and avoid a "special edition" release of the episode that paints him out digitally or replaces him with a walkie talkie.

Years from now, when you're sitting with your grandchildren watching the 46-part Star Wars maxi series Tales of Jeans Guy, you'll be able to tell everyone that you were there, at the beginning, before everything took off. Explaining the inevitable crossover episode with the coffee cup from Game of Thrones might be more difficult, though.

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