It seems the most enigmatic Jedi of them all was originally not quite so enigmatic.
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It shouldn't be surprising that we now have a holiday devoted to the celebration of cats. It also shouldn't be surprising that geeky cat people all over this great land love mashing up their love of felines with their love of all things sci-fi. So to celebrate the festive feline occasion, we've gathered up nearly two dozen sci-fi cats from around the 'net.
Image of the Day: Joker-faced Yoda asks, 'Serious, why so?'
Over the years, Frank Oz has won us over as the man behind some of history's greatest puppets. There's Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and, of course, Yoda, everyone's favorite pint-size Jedi master. Just like all of us, Oz loves the iconic Star Wars character, but if you ever meet him you should know he's got one simple rule: he won't do the voice.
Image of the Day: Venn diagram explains what makes Yoda Yoda
Image of the Day: The 5 evolutionary stages of Yoda
One of the best characters in the Star Wars saga is the grammar-challenged locus of all things Lightside, Yoda ... which is remarkable considering he's a puppet. And in Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace, he was a creepy puppet.
If you're lucky enough to have it, The Force is useful for a lot of things. You can retrieve your lightsaber from a distance, convince someone to let you in basically any place you want, and of course, make lunch. Even Yoda isn't above using his powers to sate his appetite a little faster, as this bizarre commercial for Nissin instant noodles proves.
Even Yoda, the Jedi Master, teacher of younglings and fount of Star Wars wisdom, needs a day off once in a while. And when he and members of his family are unwinding, photographer Eric Hason is there to catch them at their most relaxed.