After finally seeing the Clone Wars CG movie I can, with bursting confidence, claim Rotta the Huttlet AKA “Stinky” AKA (according to Jabba) “Punky Muffin” George Lucas’s most inspired creation.
Luke WHO? Boba WHAT? Yeah, those were all farts of the mind at best before Rotta stepped into the spotlight. As brain-shatteringly brilliant as I find the little bugger, though, I also feel a bit cheated. His unique design couldn’t have come from any other source than Yours Truly, who created a similar character at the turn of the century in one of the Samurai claymation shorts. That’s right, just take a look at “Baby Gay” and see if you don’t cry ripoff.