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The Mandalorian Chapter 3 - Easter Eggs, Fan Nods and Throwbacks

Jon Favreau and his team have done an amazing job engaging Star Wars fans of all generations by inserting a mind-blowing number of Easter eggs, fan nods and throwbacks into each and every episode of The Mandalorian. As a service to Star Wars fans everywhere, we're attempting to identify and catalog all the references in each episode. If you think we've missed something, let us know in the comments or on social media. We'll be happy to add it to the list after verification and credit you for the submission.

When you're done browsing through all the glorious references in this episode, have a listen to our podcast review of the The Mandalorian: Chapter 3.


And don't forget to check out our list of Easter Eggs for all the other episodes of The Mandalorian:

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8


[*** This list may contain episode 3 spoilers ***]

Chapter 3 - "The Sin"


[02:09] A Holographic Communicator

Holographic projectors are a staple in the Star Wars franchise. They come in various shapes and sizes, and can produce images of varying quality and color. Although we most often seen them display a distinct blue hue in their images, along with scanlines or other artifacts. We've seen other holoprojector technology in this series already - for example, the bounty pucks - but we're pointing this one out because it's the first time we've seen a holographic communicator being used.


[03:53] The Twi'lek and Keteerian species

As Mando is walking through a market place, we see a brief shot of a female Twi'lek leaning against the wall. We also hear another Twi'lek reference later in the episode when Greef Karga offers to take Mando to the "Twi'lek Healing Baths." Twi'leks, sometimes referred to as Rylothians, hail from the Outer Rim planet of Ryloth. This species made its debut in Return of the Jedi, where a male Twi'lek named Bib Fortuna serves as majordomo in Jabba the Hutt's palace. However, the name Twi'lek was never actually spoken in the original trilogy. It originates from a Legends guide titled The Star Wars Sourcebook, and was effectively made into canon when Lucasfilm inserted into the official Star Wars Databank.


To the Twi'lek's left is a Keteerian. Not much is known about this species at this juncture, as they are fairly new to the franchise. The species made its first appearance in The Last Jedi and has subsequently appeared in only a single episode of Resistance, titled "Dangerous Business."


[03:57] More Jawas.


[4:34] TT-8L Gatekeeper Droid


[6:10] A Camtono

During the evacuation of Cloud City In Empire Strikes Back, we see a man in an orange jumpsuit running through the halls with what looks like an ice cream maker. Fans have long poked fun at this character and his prop. Lucasfilm would later give him a name and explain what was inside the container he was carrying. When Mando returns to collect his reward in this episode, The Client pulls the same safe-like container full of Beskar from his under his desk. So 39 years later, the camtono is made official, we finally get to see how it works, and the now infamous Willrow Hood is fully vindicated.


[7:57] Another Kowakian Monkey-Lizard (roasting over an open fire; poor guy).


[9:36] Paz Vizla