The Best Easter Eggs & Cameos In Obi-Wan Kenobi Episodes 1 & 2

Warning: major spoilers ahead for episodes 1 and 2 of "Obi-Wan Kenobi."

The sheer amount of "Star Wars" content lined up for the near future is massive, ranging from the prequel series "Andor" to the Jude Law-starring "Star Wars: Skeleton Crew." However, the hype surrounding "Obi-Wan Kenobi" hits different, and rightly so, as the series marks the return of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan, and ushers a deeper look into the events that occurred between "The Revenge of the Sith" and "A New Hope."

Episodes 1 and 2 of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" has done more than set up worlds we are already familiar with — while a range of events unfurl, Obi-Wan remains the focus, his presence evoking emotions of grief and loss. There's excitement, of course, and a massive amount of nostalgia, but to see Obi-Wan as the shell of the man he once was, having given up hope completely whilst renouncing the Jedi way, is heartbreaking. Also, there's a constant source of threat with the presence of the Inquisitors, especially Reva (Moses Ingram), who seems to have a vested interest in capturing Kenobi.

Needless to say, "Obi-Wan Kenobi" has quite a few Easter eggs sprinkled throughout, along with a handful of cameos that are connected to canon in one form or the other. Here are some of the ones that stand out.

A forsaken Jedi

Nari, the Jedi who asks for Obi-Wan's help in episode 1, is played by director Benny Safdie, who is part of the directing duo, the Safdie Brothers. Along with his brother Joshua, Benny has written and directed critically-acclaimed crime thrillers such as "Good Time" and "Uncut Gems." The cameo, obviously, is a brief one, as Obi-Wan eventually sees Nari's body being hung in the public square by the Inquisitors.

Nari offers a good introductory point for the presence of the Inquisitors on Tatooine — the reason they are there in the first place is that they believe a Jedi is in hiding. The Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Friend) comments how compassion in the Jedi way leaves a trail, which turns out to be true in Nari's case when he is forced to reveal his presence while saving the owner of the saloon.

Later, Obi-Wan refuses to help him, as he believes that the Jedi way is extinct now, which leads Nari to say, "What happened to you? You were once a great Jedi." Ooof, between this and Owen's insults, Obi-Wan does not seem to be having a good time.

'Help a war veteran get a warm meal'

When Obi-Wan lands in Daiyu, the cyberpunk-ish, "Blade Runner"-esque neon planet, he sees a homeless, veteran clone trooper asking him for some credits so that he can afford a meal. Temuera Morrison appears in this extremely brief, yet important cameo, and the moment is surprising, yet great.

Based on the clone veteran's armor, he appears to be a part of the 501st Legion, an elite stormtrooper legion under the direct command of Vader. After the Clone Wars ended, the Empire decided to do away with the clones as they were deemed expensive, which offers a commentary on how disposable they were for the Imperials, an aspect that was touched upon in "The Bad Batch."

The Red Hot Chilli (Mercenary)

While not a cameo per se, as this is more of a brief role. The mercenary who kidnaps a young Leia, Vect Nokru, is played by none other than Flea, aka Michael Peter Balzary of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. While this particular cameo might seem random, Flea has appeared in many films, such as "The Big Lebowski," "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," and "Rugrats Go Wild." Vect is a bounty hunter hired by Reva, tasked with kidnapping Leia. While he does succeed, he and his team of mercenaries do not seem extremely skilled, as they were one-upped pretty easily by Obi-Wan after he hotboxes them with Spice.

The T-16 Skyhopper

Obi-Wan works at a meat refinery to earn a meager living and manages to save up enough credits to buy a salvaged T-16 Skyhopper toy for Luke (this is so sweet, I swear). While Owen angrily rejects the gift while asking Obi-Wan to stay away from his family, we see Luke play with a similar model in "A New Hope." This could very well be the same toy gifted by Obi-Wan, which adds weight to the fact that Kenobi looked out for Luke in ways the young boy never came to realize.

Leia's green robe

After Obi-Wan rescues Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair) from the kidnappers, they stop in the market area to change clothes. Young Leia wears a green robe, which is meant to mirror the green overalls Leia (Carrie Fisher) wore on Endor in "Return of the Jedi." While this is a nice little detail that adds to the character, young Leia will remind viewers a lot of both Padmé and Anakin, and she is delightfully witty, sharp-tongued, and inquisitive like the Leia we know and love. Moreover, Leia's direction encounter with Obi-Wan cements the reasoning behind her decision to send a hologram cry for help in "A New Hope," as this explains why she trusted Obi-Wan with her life.

The Force-sensitive child

When con man Haja Estree (Kumail Nanjiani) is introduced, we see him duping a woman and her child, although he does offer them safe passage to Corellia, which also happens to be the homeworld of Han Solo. The kid is described as Force-sensitive, which makes sense, as he grows up to be Corran Horn, a Corellian pilot who served as a Rogue Squadron ace and New Republic hero. While this is not an overt Easter egg, the credits refer to the character as Corran, who, as per canon, goes on to become a Jedi Master in the New Jedi Order.


The Jawa who sells Obi-Wan parts, Teeka, makes a reference to Anchorhead, a small part of Tatooine, which acts as a connecting area to the most important parts of the planet, including Mos Eisley. Anchorhead was mentioned by Luke in "A New Hope" and even housed an Imperial Army installation named Fort Ironhand before it was destroyed by the local rebels. Anchorhead is also name-dropped in "The Book of Boba Fett."

Apart from these references, there are some small details that refer to aspects in the "Star Wars" universe that helps preserve continuity. For instance, the saloon in Tatooine features blue milk, which is canonically consumed on the planet. The milk is blue in color as it is produced by a female Bantha, and is considered rich and sweet. We also see many alien species and droids throughout the episode, including creatures such as Glor'ags and Jakobeasts. Also, in case you missed it, Obi-wan unearths two lightsabers from the desert — his own and Anakin's, which he must have retrieved during the duel at Mustafar.

Episodes 1 and 2 of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" are currently streaming on Disney+.