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"Governor Tarkin, I should’ve expected to find you holding Vader’s leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board."

Star Wars - Princess Leia scorns Governor Moff Tarkin

Description: Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) growls her disdain at Governor Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing) when captured by the Empire in the sci-fi motion picture Star Wars (1977). Tarkin replies, “Charming to the last.”

"The regional governors now have direct control over their territories. Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station." - Governor Tarkin

Princess Leia leads a rebel resistance against the Empire controlled by a tyrannical Emperor (Ian Mcdiarmid), his henchman Darth Vader (David Prowse), and an armored space station known as The Death Star.

Assisting the princess in her fight are Jedi Master Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi (Sir Alec Guinness), Tatooine farm boy Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), mercenary Han Solo (Harrison Ford), and his towering, hairy co-pilot Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew).

While escaping from Darth Vedar's troops, Princess Leia insults Chewbacca, saying, "Will someone get this walking carpet out of my way?" Her sharp tongue later lashes out at Han Solo, calling him a "laser brain" and a "stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder!” in the sequel The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

Star Wars - Princess Leia calls Han Solo a 'Nerfherder'

Another put-down phrase “Hey, we don’t serve their kind here!” was spoken by alien bartender as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker enter a hostile bar on the planet Tatooine in the science fiction film Star Wars (1977). “Their kind” was a reference to the two androids R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels).

"Don't call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease." - C-3PO

"Mos Eisley spaceport: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious." - Obi-Wan

Star Wars - Bartender refuses service to the droids

Note: The phrase "We don't serve their kind" has also been used over the years in both TV and movies (especially westerns) to set apart and discriminate against a variety of minorities especially Native American Indians, Chinese or African-Americans.

For example, in the motion picture The War Wagon (1967) a frontier bartender says, “We don't serve Indians” to an Indian named Levi (Howard Keel). Levi grabs a bottle of whiskey off the bar, offers John Wayne a drink, and asks, “You too good to drink with Indian?” When Wayne responds, “That’s right!” he gets punched in the face for his troubles. Levi was actually Wayne’s sidekick who forces a fight to create a diversion that gives them both a chance to get out of town.

At the end of the film Heaven Can Wait (1943) the Devil (Laird Cregar) tells Don Ameche, “I hope you will not consider me inhospitable if I say ‘sorry Mr. Van Cleve’ we don’t cater to your class of people. Please make your reservations somewhere else.”


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