WARNING SPOILERS FOR THE MANDOLORIAN SEASON 3 EPISODE 6
While the world seems to consistently be on fire these days (both figuratively and literally, *eye twitch*), pop culture has gifted us with a few things that have eased the stress and anxiety of being alive in the year 2023. For example, Baby Yoda, and Lizzo.
Luckily for us, the two teamed up for this weeks’ new episode of The Mandalorian, and they’ve quickly become our new favorite dynamic duo.
The “About Damn Time Singer” made an appearance as ‘The Duchess’ on this week’s episode. The Duchess is a wealthy elite who is married to ‘Captain Bombardier,’ played by Jack Black. Yes, that Jack Black. The intergalactic power couple rule the planet Plazir-15. Similarly to many Star Wars stories, Plazir-15 is dealing with a difficult transition from monarchy to democracy, and while Lizzo and Blacks’ characters are kind-hearted, they may not be giving their plants’ people the proper attention that they need.
Fans of the show (and fans of Lizzo) will be excited to see her interactions with Baby Yoda, (whose character name is actually Grogu, but he’ll always be Baby Yoda to us.)
For starters, Grogu uses the force to help Lizzo win at a game that appears to be a cool space version of bocce ball. Later on in this same episode, Lizzo then ‘Knights’ Grogu, and just as you would imagine, it was adorable. Something about Lizzo holding Grogu just gives us that warm feeling that everything is gonna be okay.
Lizzo fans might also remember that this isn’t the star’s first Mandalorian crossover. Two years ago for Halloween, Lizzo donned an iconic Baby Yoda costume to attend Spotify’s Ghost Town Halloween Party.
Lizzo also adorably tweeted out the news that she’s in this weeks’ episode. Stating, “I’m in Star Wars YALL!” with an accompanying picture of the pop star (and Yitty founder) surrounded by all of her Baby Yoda merch.
I’m in Star Wars YALL! pic.twitter.com/2sieMKebmh
— FOLLOW @YITTY (@lizzo) April 5, 2023
Fans were clearly elated to see Lizzo as well, with one fan Tweeting “JACK BLACK AND LIZZO WE WIN,” and another Tweeting, “Lizzo holding Grogu is so cute.” Cute may even be an understatement.
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JACK BLACK AND LIZZO WE WIN
— sage⁵⁰¹ ? mando era (@ahsokasgoggles) April 5, 2023
lizzo holding grogu is so cute pic.twitter.com/BZtvO7vq15
— day (@swandusik) April 5, 2023
While we know this role was a cameo, we secretly hope that Lizzo (and Jack Black) will come back for future episodes.
You can watch new episodes of The Mandalorian on Wednesdays on Disney+.
Top image: Photo of Lizzo by Lauren Perlstein, Photo of Grogu: Screengrab from “The Mandalorian | Season 3 Official Trailer | Disney+” from @StarWars on YouTube