Obi-Wan Kenobi - 10 Things You Missed

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The instant Obi-Wan Kenobi dropped on Disney+, a legion of Star Wars fans checked it out to experience the latest adventures of the iconic Jedi Master.

We were all eager to see Ewan McGregor reprise his most famous role. More importantly, we were desperate to witness his rematch with his former Padawan, Darth Vader.

But loyal fans were also excited to see how many Easter eggs they could spot. And trust me, the latest Star Wars saga can't go 30 seconds without a nod to the rest of the franchise. We all noticed Obi-Wan eats the same instant meals that Rey did in The Force Awakens. We all grinned ear-to-ear when our titular hero greeted Luke Skywalker with his iconic line, "Hello there."

But there are a couple of injokes and cameos that eluded even the most attentive viewer. Unless you are one with the Force, you probably didn't notice the Wilhelm scream, the R2-D2 cameo, or the references to Jedi: Fallen Order.

If you missed some of these Easter eggs, I'm afraid you are still but the learner. But if you caught them all, you are truly a Jedi Master.

10. C-3P0 And R2-D2 Cameo

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Because C-3PO and R2-D2 are in nearly every Star Wars instalment, every one was expecting the duo to show up in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Even though both droids appear in the first episode, a lot viewers missed them!

In the beginning of Bail Organa's party, Threepio can be spotted in the background speaking to guests. Although some viewers mistook him for a random protocol droid, this is the same neurotic robot we've seen time and time again throughout the saga.

But his robotic companion is a bit harder to see. Immediately after Leia dashes into the woods, we cut to a scene of Bail speaking with Breha. If you look to the very right, you should notice R2-D2.

Although seeing the pair again seems like nothing more than a nice cameo, it does have a bit of significance. Even though any stuntman could've played C-3PO for his brief appearance, the original actor, Anthony Daniels, reprised the role, making this the 11th time he's appeared in live-action as the bumbling droid.

On top of that, Daniels has the distinction of being the only actor from the original Star Wars to play the same character in this series.

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