Monday, April 30, 2012

What's Worse Than a Jar Jar Binks Doll?

A lollipop/toy based on Jar Jar Binks' tongue!

You'll recall when I complained about Jar Jar Binks action figures still being sold in 2012. (Haven't we learned from our mistakes, people?) Well, this product (above) seems infinitely worse.
Here's how they describe it on the Gizmodo site:
This sucker commemorates that hi-larious scene in The Phantom Menace where Liam Neeson's character catches Jar Jar's darting tongue during dinner.

But instead of going the Stretch Armstrong route and making a novelty toy you can twist and stretch around, this horrific piece of candy encourages kids—and die-hard grown up collectors—to literally suck on Jar Jar's tongue. Oh to have been a fly on the wall during that product pitch.
I really don't remember that scene (is it a joke?). But then, I've pretty much blocked that entire movie from my consciousness.

Alternate headline: This Really Sucks.