Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Season 1 Episode 8

Bombad Jedi

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Nov 21, 2008 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Jar Jar Binks and C-3PO fight to save Padmé Amidala from doom at the hands of evil Viceroy Nute Gunray. Padmé, Jar Jar & C-3PO arrive at the planet, Rodia. Padmé is disappointed when her old friend tells her that he's made a deal with Nute Gunray. Later, Jar Jar Binks is thought to be a jedi by Nute Gunray and the droids.moreless

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  • Bombad Jedi...

    The most hated character in the Star Wars universe continues his ridiculous existence into The Clone Wars as he and Padme head to a remote planet to try and keep allies in the war. It makes absolutely no sense that serious politicians would ever have anyone so stupid around them and it drags the whole episode down. The planet has fallen to the Separatists and Padme is taken hostage as Jar-Jar attempts to save her.

    Being mistaken for a Jedi, Jar-Jar gets the droids in a state of disrepair mostly through accident. Padme ultimately saves herself and Jar-Jar's existence in the episode is rendered pointless. The plot progression is the only positive, as Nute Gunray is captured.moreless
  • WHY!? why do we have to include jar jar as a jedi and who would mistake that numbskull for a jedi even the Seps arent that dumb

    WHY!? why do we have to include jar jar as a jedi and who would mistake that numbskull for a jedi even the Seps arent that dumb.

    I have liked the Show this far but this has been the all time low of the season so far. I like that we get to see a episode with out Anakin, but was Jar Jar truly neccesary?

    And the writing of that episode was almost as bad as the script from the movie.

    I really hope the CIS wins a battle soon, because theyre making the war seem like its on the favor of the republic and that isnt right it was always even ready to be taken by either side, and there were battles with HUGE casulaties such as Jabiim

    so if the CIS doesnt win soon i will be very very disapointed.moreless
  • Padme and Jar Jar in action!

    Honestly, Jar Jar is not my favorite character. So when I saw previews for this episode, I wasnt excited. However, they really surprised me alot with this. Jar Jar was ridiculously clumsy, but he always has been. They did this episode in such a way that it wasnt stupid. I actually enjoyed seeing Padme in action. We saw she was strong in Episode II during the Battle of Geonosis. Now, it is good to see her fighting her way through Rodia. I thought it was a nice element to throw in that they mistook Jar Jar for a Jedi. Some dont like that they stray off and do small stories like this, but that is a part of the series I really like. Im starting to miss Ventress tho. Great episode. Look forward to the new ones, whenever that may be.moreless
  • Padme goes to see a friend who ends up betraying her to the separatists and unfortunately her only help lies in 3PO and Jar Jar Binks. Gunray arrives and mistakes Binks for a jedi. Padme escapes but retreaved by the droids, eventually Gunray gets capturedmoreless

    This is a fantastic episode and i don't know why everybody hates this episode or finds it really boring because this is a great episode. Jar Jar Binks was great in this episode because he was really funny and a fantastic character to watch as he is interesting, its a shame he is an unfortunate character. It was great adding Gunray to the series because he is a strange character but I want him to die and I was really happy at the end of the episode when he got captured because he is a selfish and an annoying charctermoreless
  • Padme brings Threepio and Jar Jar to Rodia to reinforce their relationship with the Republic. Little do they know the planet has already allied with the Separatists and it's up to Jar Jar to rescue Padme when she's taken prisoner.moreless

    This episode did what previously I would have thought not possible: it made Jar Jar less annoying and somewhat likable. I wasn't really sure why this was watching it. Maybe it was making Threepio the straight man, or maybe the writers of the Clone Wars are better than Lucas was in Episode I at writing dialogue for everyone's favorite (or not) Gungan. Maybe it was just getting to see two of the movie alums, Ahmed Best and Anthony Daniels, getting to work together "onscreen" in this cartoon spinoff. For whatever reason, Jar Jar and his place in the story fit, as he bumbled through attempts to rescue Padme and save the day, in the process making an unlikely friend (it was a freakin' swamp slug! Those things have intrigued me ever since I saw Ralph McQuarrie's picture of one. Okay, it might not be one, but it looks close enough). And he even managed to come up with a halfway competent plan in the climax of the story. So I have to hand it to Jar Jar in this one. He managed to do some things right and wasn't as grating in the process. And after getting another VA for the following Jar Jar episodes, we really had no idea how good we had it with Best.moreless
Matt Lanter

Matt Lanter

Anakin Skywalker

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Nute Gunray / Silood

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Clone Troopers/Onoconda Farr and the Clone Troopers

Corey Burton

Corey Burton

Count Dooku/Senate Guards

Tom Kane

Tom Kane


Anthony Daniels

Anthony Daniels


James Marsters

James Marsters

Captain Argyus

Guest Star

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Nute Gunray

Recurring Role

Olivia d'Abo

Olivia d'Abo

Luminara Unduli

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Commander Gree's trooper designation is CC-1004.

    • In the d3c0ded airing of this episode, Anakin mentions Wald, a Rodian friend of his from Tatooine. He can be seen in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace when Anakin is working on his Podracer.

    • Nute Gunray's shuttle is called the Lapiz Cutter.

    • Newsreel:
      The Clone War threatens the unity of the Republic! As battles rage across the galaxy, more worlds succumb to the seductive lure of the Separatists and leave the Republic. On a vital mission of peace, Senator Padmé Amidala journeys to the Outer Rim world of Rodia, desperate to ensure its loyalty remains to the Republic...

      Jedi Fortune Cookie: "Heroes are made by the times."

    • Rodia is famous in the orginal Star Wars Trilogy for being the home planet of Greedo.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Jar Jar Binks: Come on, Threeso!
      C-3PO: It's Threepio!

    • Padmé Amidala: Go back to the ship and call for help.
      C-3PO: I regret the transmitters on the ship are out of order.
      Padmé Amidala: What?!
      C-3PO: The ship has been destroyed.
      Padmé Amidala: Battle droids?
      C-3PO: No.
      Padmé Amidala: Jar Jar?
      C-3PO: Jar Jar.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace:
      The title Bombad is initially given to Jar Jar Binks during the Battle of Naboo in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Boss Rugor Nass gives Jar Jar the ranking of "Bombad General". Bombad in Gungan Basic, Jar Jar Binks' native tongue, means "superior."