10 great fun facts on the Iconic, yet mysterious, Jedi Master Yoda.
1 - Yoda was voiced by Frank Oz who also did the voice for the iconic Muppets “Fozzie Bear” and “Miss Piggy.”
2 - Some of the original concept art for Yoda depicts him as a blue creature with a white beard and red cap…picture a lanky looking Papa Smurf. Google it, you must.
3 - Due to his small stature, Yoda wielded a shoto lightsaber. Shotos were miniture lightsabers that were primarily used as offhand weapons for combatants that wanted to use two lightsabers.
4 - Yoda’s original name was “Minch Yoda.” George Lucas decided to drop the Minch, and from there on he was just Yoda.
5 - Even though Yoda is one of the most recognized characters from the Star Wars galaxy, very little is known about Yoda’s past, even his species is unknown.
6 - Yoda is considered one of the most skilled Force users and lightsaber duelists in the history of the galaxy.
7 - Comedic musician, "Weird Al" Yankovic, parodied the song "Lola" with a version called "Yoda" in 1985. The song was inspired by events in the movie “The Empire Strikes Back”.
8 - No one is sure how many toes Yoda has on his feet. The number changes from 3, 4 and even 5 depending on the film.
9 - British make-up artist Stuart Freeborn designed Yoda’s appearance in his own likeness. Freeborn also threw in a little bit of Albert Einstien to give Yoda an intelligent look.
10 - It is rumored that Yoda will return to the big screen is his own spin-off movie in the future.