Listen to Chewbacca Speak English in these Old Star Wars Outtakes


Ever wondered how exactly Han Solo understood Chewbacca’s hoots and howls? We have the answer for you!

We always knew Chewbacca could speak English, and now we have proof. In a pair of clips that have recently resurfaced online and retweeted by the man behind that mask, Peter Mayhew, we finally get to understand what exactly that walking carpet was actually saying.

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The first clip comes from A New Hope, as our heroes Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Luke Skywalker are planning on how to break Princess Leia out of a Death Star detention cell. As Luke excitedly relays his half-baked plan to the seasoned smuggling duo, it is met with the typical Solo skepticism, leading to Luke’s frustration. Chewbacca’s newly revealed comment?

“Little man’s mad.”

Ha! Chewie referring to Luke as little is just about the funniest thing we’ve heard all day. But the pithy comments don’t stop there.

As Han returns from a snow patrol on Hoth, Chewie quite rudely asks, “Where the hell have you been?”

Now that’s not nice Chewie. Apparently living on a freezing ball of ice did not improve the grumpy Wookiee’s sense of humor. Maybe Chewie’s mad Han’s off having all the fun and he’s stuck stitching the Millennium Falcon back together for the hundredth time. Anyways, Chewie is not shy about expressing his idea on what the duo should do next.

“Where are you going? Tell them we’re leaving then.”

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Chewie’s dry honesty is pretty hilarious, and these clips have us wishing for a whole commentary track just from the walking carpet. Translations of what BB-8 and R2-D2 are saying wouldn’t be bad either.