• Pete Fletzer

The Moral Ambiguity of Baby Yoda and Frogs

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

I have to admit: I have been thinking a lot about the Frog Lady’s eggs from Chapter 10 of The Mandalorian. I’ve put a lot more time into considering the fate of amphibious genetic material and the mating habits of a fictional species from a galaxy far, far away than I care to admit. But, here we are.

Before seeing a single social media post about The Child and his voracious appetite for frog eggs several hours after the latest Mando episode dropped, I hadn't given a second thought to it other than: “Gee, Baby Yoda thinks those things are tasty.” On Friday, I saw someone tweet that they were “repulsed by the moments when bb Yoda [sic] ate her eggs for the audience just to laugh. …to make comic relief out of her struggling.” While I hadn’t thought of it that way as I, like so many fans, am entranced by The Child and it gives him a free pass for many things. So, I st