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The Newest 'Star Wars' Hero Is Jeans Guy

A 'Mandalorian' gate-crasher is the Internet's new favorite character.

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Look to the left. | Disney+
Look to the left. | Disney+

We get it, making a TV show is hard work. You've got to make everyone's schedules work, you've got to make sure all the actors say their lines right, and you have to make sure there isn't anything in the shot that shouldn't be there. But, sometimes, stuff just slips past you, no matter how many times an episode goes through edits, and you end up with Jeans Guy, the Internet's new favorite Mandalorian character. 

Jeans Guy, obviously, should not exist. He shows up in one shot of the show's latest episode, "The Siege," as Mando, Greef Karga, and Cara Dune are sneaking around the Imperial base on Nevarro. If you look closely, you'll see Jeans Guy on the very left, only an arm and a leg visible, clearly not supposed to be there. Jeans Guy is, of course, a human man, and not one of Star Wars' ubiquitous background aliens—although, now that we think about it, it would be kind of funny to have an alien race that's just an arm attached to a leg hopping around in a jeans tube.

Like the Game of Thrones Starbucks cup before him, Jeans Guy has become a favorite meme since the weekend of the episode's release, with fans making their funny little tweets and turning a second-long visual gaffe into a cultural phenomenon. Long live Jeans Guy. (Seriously, Disney+, please don't edit out Jeans Guy.)

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Emma Stefansky is a staff entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @stefabsky.