Great Job, Internet!: Star Wars experts investigate the history of Max Rebo’s legs

Most people—at least those who are relatively nerdy—will remember Max Rebo as the blue elephant keyboardist in Jabba The Hutt’s band in Return Of The Jedi. He’s probably one of the sillier-looking Star Wars aliens, but he’s not quite as bizarre as some of the creatures that would pop up in future movies. If the production had stuck with Max Rebo’s original design, though, he could’ve easily been one of the weirdest aliens in Star Wars history. A post on the Star Wars website called “Getting To The Bottom Of Max Rebo” dug into this a few years ago, and it explains how the character’s original design didn’t have any arms. That may seem like a bad choice for an alien keyboardist, but this incarnation of Max Rebo actually sat on a cushion and played the keyboard with his feet:

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