This article contains minor spoilers for the Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
star wars fans on Twitter were surprised when the humanoid mole creature appearing in episode three of the Obi Wan Kenobi the series was uncredited to Seth Rogan,butto none other than Scrubs actor Zach Braff.
Discussion of Braff’s role as the “Freck” loving Galactic Empire came up on the actor’s podcast, Fake Doctors Real Friends starring Zach and Donald.
“So (Freck) was a puppet with someone wearing a costume and two puppeteers using remote controls to operate the 70s (gears) in his face,” Braff said. Donald Faison. “I was wearing this helmet, I posted a picture of it on my Instagram, and when I spoke, the jaw moved.”
Like a life star wars fan, Faison said he couldn’t help but be incredibly jealous of Braff for being a canonical part of the star wars universe. He also said he was blown away seeing Braff’s mannerisms brought to life through puppetry.
“There are so many things that were spectacular about it,” Faison said. “Your voice is different, your face is different, but you still shine.
Braff’s character isn’t killed off in episode three, leaving the door open for a possible, but unlikely, return in a future Star Wars episode or project. While the man behind “Freck” called on listeners and fans to start a campaign to bring the character back, he said there was something he wanted even more.
“I just want an action figure,” Braff said. “An action figure or a Lego set or something like that.”
To hear the full discussion of Braff’s appearance in Star Wars, check out “My Long Goodbye,” the latest episode of the Scrubs review the podcast Fake Doctors Real Friends starring Zach and Donald, available on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you listen to podcasts. If you want to be sure you’re listening to the podcasts everyone else is watching, iHeartRadio has you covered.
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