Looking Back on the Funniest Moments From the Skywalker Saga’s Sequel Trilogy


The Skywalker Saga’s sequel trilogy was a welcome addition to the Star Wars universe when the first of three new films from a galaxy far, far away premiered in 2015. Though these movies introduced an array of new characters, weapons, ships, lore, and storylines, they also held on to an important element that dates back to the original trilogy: comedic relief.

Star Wars is first and foremost a space fantasy, jam-packed with action, drama, adventure, and romance. However, in the moments in between the shocking revelations, the harrowing near misses, and the intense battles, there are lighthearted, comedic moments that make the films feel more relatable, in a way.

We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite laugh out loud moments from Episode VII through Episode IX.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


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The Millennium Falcon … one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.


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BB-8: small, round, and full of sass.


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Han “I don’t care what your name is” Solo.


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Han “That’s not how the Force works” Solo.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi


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Need to stage a distraction? Leave it to Poe Dameron.


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All that build up after the ending of The Force Awakens led to this moment …


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Sorry, Rey, but that’s not the Force. Trolled by Luke Skywalker himself.


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Chewie clearly didn’t get the memo that porgs were the next big thing, based on his unfortunate dinner choice.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


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The entire exchange between Poe and Rey as they argue over BB-8’s damages versus the Falcon’s, which is … very much on fire. Lightspeed skipping … amiright?


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Poe and his flashlight. That’s it.


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BREAKING NEWS: Hux is the spy.


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Poe “Clapback” Dameron. He’s got a point, after all.

What are some of your favorite funny moments from The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker? Let us know in the comments!

Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. If she's not writing or out and about with her camera, she's probably watching anime, nerding out over Star Wars, reading manga, and definitely forgetting to water her plants. And waiting for the Genshin loading screen to pop up. Contact: lindsey@nerdsandbeyond.com

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