Cue the duckboats! In episode 6 of The Mandalorian, “The Prisoner”, we finally meet Bill Burr’s character, Mayfeld.
Episode 6 had plenty of awesome cameos, including Richard Ayoade and Clancy Brown, but Bill Burr’s fast-talking hired gun stole the show – and dropped a few R’s on the way.
I was going to go pull a clip off YouTube to hopefully show you folks a little of what I’m talking about, but I’m petrified of accidentally seeing Rise of Skywalker spoilers, so you’re just gonna have to take my word for it.
While I never expected more than a split-second cameo from Bill Burr, Mayfeld has plenty of great lines in the episode. Including “I wasn’t a Stormtrooper, wiseass”, when the Mandalorian scoffs at him being a former “Imperial sharpshooter”, which could be considered an oxymoron in some circles.
Honestly though, this has me thinking about all the different ways a “Space Boston” could exist. I mean, look at Corellia.
Corellia is known for hot-headed, loud-mouthed, swaggering citizens. It’s completely choked to death with smog and (space) traffic. It’s a bit of a melting pot, with a dozen different species listed on Wookieepedia as regular inhabitants. Corellia has some rural parts left, but is now mostly overrun with factories and industrial buildings… Sounds exactly like Greater Boston to me. All we’re missing here is a long, storied history of Podracing champions or something like that – which wouldn’t surprise me at all considering how famous Corellia is for their ace pilots.
Whichever way you slice it, I’m just happy to be finally represented in Star Wars (stifled a laugh while typing this) now that Boston accents are canon.
The Mandalorian episode 7 hits Disney+ tomorrow, 12/18.