A Tribute to Chewbacca

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Chewbacca is the best movie sidekick of all time, despite the fact that there isn’t much to him. He’s just a big furry space ape who roars and is loyal to Han Solo. Then again, he does have a back story, but you can read about that at Wookieepedia. In honor of Peter Mayhew’s passing today, we present this tribute to his most famous character, Chewbacca. 

For the first part of this tribute, let’s relive the best Chewbacca dialogue.

Chewbacca has been milking the fame he earned in Star Wars for more than 40 years now, appearing at nerd conventions, car dealerships, and book signings. He’s even thrown out the first pitch at baseball games.

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But typically, he just sits around on Harrison Ford’s movie sets.


Here is what Chewbacca looks like with his skin peeled off:
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Gaaa! He looks like Weird Al Yankovic and Howard Stern’s lovechild. He answers to the name Peter Mayhew.

If you haven’t seen him in person, he’s on quite a few other things, like Etch a Sketch.

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Source: Flickr

Here he is on a cake.

Chewbacca cereal… mmmmm.


Here he is in a family portrait.

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And here he is with his family (second from left), as Kenner toys based on a Holiday Special. Notice the light-skinned one has boobs. Cool… Wookiee boobs.
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And on Fox’s Family Guy

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And here is when Brian Griffin dressed up as him on Family Guy.


And here is the cologne that Homer puts on for his first date with Marge on The Simpsons.


As a schoolboy (from Imaginism Studios).


Chewbacca fighting Nazis.

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More Chewbacca Fan Art : 

Chewbacca Sounds

Here’s how to make your own Chewbacca noise.

Or, if you can’t do that, use any household item:

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Chewbacca Defense

Chewbacca has also been used as a defense strategy, known appropriately as the Chewbacca Defense, made famous by attorney Johnny Cochran.

Dress Up Like Chewbacca

Chewbacca Collector’s Edition Adult Costume
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Or, if you’re too cheap to buy the costume, here’s the alternative:

Chewbacca Mask
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Chewbacca Costume Chocolate Brown Adult T-shirt Tee

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Deluxe Latex Chewbacca Hands
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Chewbacca Slippers
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Cool Chewbacca Stuff

Chewbacca Star Wars Golf Headcover
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Star Wars Chewbacca Back Buddy
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Chewbacca – LEGO Figure with Crossbow
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No, wait, get this instead:

LEGO Chewbacca and Princess Leia Figures
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‘Hoth Encounter’ Print by Sideshow Collectibles
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Here’s the dumbest Chewbacca thing I found:

Star Wars Goofy as Chewbacca Disney Big Fig
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To end this tribute, let’s dance with Chewbacca.