Muppet Week

Muppets Auditioning for the Part of Yoda

And now, the video that needs no introduction. Well, maybe it does: we all know Yoda is a Muppet. But what you don’t know is that his real name is probably Albert or Gunther, because he had to try out for the part just like everyone else. Here are the screentests of those select few who were lucky enough to score a Yoda audition in the late 1970s:

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Stubby the Rocket is the Tor.com mascot. Stubby tried out for R2-D2 back in the day, but they said Stubby was too much of a ham.

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