The Search For R2-D2
For those living under a rock (seriously, how can you not know?), R2-D2 is the droid from the Star Wars Universe. Fun R2-D2 (“Artoo-Deetoo”) facts:
- R2-D2 appears in three episodes of The Simpsons.
- R2-D2 and C-3PO were featured as presenters at the 50th Academy Awards.
- An R2-D2 likeness has been placed on numerous postal boxes around the US in anticipation of the release of a series of Star Wars-themed postage stamps.
- R2 appeared on the April 2, 2007 episode of Dancing With The Stars at Joey Fatone’s rehearsal for a Star Wars-themed Tango.
- R2-D2 (along with Chewbacca and C-3PO) made a cameo in “Blind Ambition”, an episode of the animated TV show Family Guy. The episode ends with a reenactment of the ending ofStar Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, allowing the appearance of these characters. He reappears in “Blue Harvest” and is portrayed by Cleveland Brown.
- In the final Pinky and the Brain episode, which includes many of the Animaniacs cast. A parody of A New Hope features Brain as a spoof of R2-D2 called Brain2 Me2.
And my favorite:
- In some Spanish-speaking countries R2-D2 is frequently referred to as Arturito (“little Arthur”), since it sounds similar to the English Artoodeetoo.
R2-D2 is such a legend that it has made a cameo in a couple of movies: Star Trek and Transformers 2.
Where have you found R2-D2 lately?