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"You aren't gonna say you have a bad feeling about this, are you? I hate it when you say that."
―Han Solo to Luke Skywalker[src]

"I have a bad feeling about this" is a well-known phrase in the Star Wars series which has become a running gag throughout the saga, as well as several other Lucasfilm and unrelated properties, and is heard nearly as many times as "May the Force be with you."

The phrase is spoken twice in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, the first of the Star Wars movies to be made, and at least once in each subsequent movie and the LucasArts games based on Star Wars.

The phrase also appears in non-Star Wars-related Lucas projects, such as the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and the Monkey Island series of LucasArts games.

The expression also varies between "bad bad feeling", "very bad feeling", or "really bad feeling", and also as "I've got a bad feeling about this."

When spoken, the A in "bad" is sometimes drawn out, as "I have a baad feeling about this." The phrase is also occasionally referenced by having a character say "I have a good feeling about this", or something to that effect.[1]

Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi is the first Star Wars film to not feature "I have a bad feeling about this" clearly spoken aloud. However, the film's director, Rian Johnson, confirmed that the line is in the film, and that it is spoken by BB-8 during the opening battle sequence.[2]

Appearances in Star WarsEdit

Canon mediaEdit

FilmsEdit

"I have a bad feeling about this."
―As Obi-Wan Kenobi's first line at the beginning, when he talks to Qui-Gon Jinn onboard the Saak'ak[src]
"I've got a bad feeling about this."
Anakin Skywalker, on Geonosis in the arena, in reference to the approaching execution beasts[src]
"Oh, I have a bad feeling about this."
―Obi-Wan Kenobi talking to Anakin Skywalker as their starfighters approach a large, closing blast door on the Invisible Hand[src]
"I have a bad feeling about th..."
K-2SO, when entering an elevator with Jyn Erso and Cassian Jeron Andor on Scarif, before being interrupted by Cassian[src]
"I have a very bad feeling about this."
Luke Skywalker, when the Millennium Falcon approaches the Death Star[src]
"I got a bad feeling about this."
Han Solo, before the walls of the trash compactor start to close in[src]
"I have a bad feeling about this."
Princess Leia, while inside the belly of the space slug, just before the mynocks appear[src]
"Artoo, I have a bad feeling about this."
C-3PO, when entering Jabba the Hutt's palace[src]
"I have a really bad feeling about this."
―Han Solo, after the Ewoks start the preparations to roast him, Luke & Chewbacca[src]
"I got a bad feeling about this."
―Han Solo, upon realizing that the rathtars have been set loose on his freighter.[src]

BooksEdit

ComicsEdit

  • In Star Wars 1: Skywalker Strikes, C-3PO references the iconic phrase by saying, "I have a very good feeling about this", regarding the Rebels' infiltration of the Imperial weapons factory on Cymoon 1.[1]

Computer and video gamesEdit

TelevisionEdit

Legends mediaEdit

BooksEdit

ComicsEdit

Computer and video gamesEdit

Role-playing gamesEdit

  • In The Long Shot Campaign (published in Star Wars Campaign Pack, re-published in Classic Campaigns), NPC Siene Symm orders battle stations and any one of the PC's answers "Battle stations? On a yacht? I have a bad feeling about this!"[98]

TelevisionEdit

Non-canon mediaEdit

BooksEdit

ComicsEdit

  • In Tag & Bink Were Here Tag very often has "bad feelings about" whatever ploy or plan Bink has come up with, ranging from impersonating stormtroopers to attempting to capture the Emperor.[107]

Theme park attractionsEdit

ParodiesEdit

Non-Star Wars appearancesEdit

AnimationEdit

  • In The Adventures of Clutch Powers, Skelly tells this to Bones after the castle they were looking for disappeared.
  • In the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Birds of a Feather", Veronica Vreeland says, "I got a bad feeling about this."
  • In the Darkwing Duck episode "Dead Duck", Darkwing says this as Megavolt heads in to Andy's Anvil Factory.
  • In the Futurama episode "A Pharaoh to Remember", Philip Fry says, "Call it a hunch, but I have a bad feeling about this!"
  • In the Disney Goofy cartoon "How to take care of your yard", at the winter season, it starts snowing and Goofy says, "I got a bad feeling about this."
  • In the anime TV series Megaman NT Warrior (Season 2, Axess, Stream, Beast and Beats+), Maylu Sakurai and Roll EXE. both say "I have a bad feeling about this."
  • In the English dub of the seventh episode of the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, "A Human's Work", Misato says, "Talk about hot. I've got a bad feeling about this" as she enters the malfunctioning robot, Jet Alone.
  • In the Phineas and Ferb episode "The Chronicles of Meap", after Ferb parodies Obi-Wan Kenobi by saying "That's no cloud, it's a space station," Phineas says "I have a really good feeling about this."
  • In the animated series The Real Ghostbusters, it is said in the episode "Adventures in Slime and Space".
  • In "The Doomsday Project", the final episode of the 1993-1995 Sonic the Hedgehog animated series, when Robotnik assumes that he will have Sonic falling for his final trap, Sniverly says the line when he is aware and sure that Robotnik's plan will fail.

ComicsEdit

  • In the World of Warcraft comic series, Thrall, the Warchief of the Horde, says "But I have a bad feeling about it."

FilmsEdit

  • In the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey (released prior to Episode IV), computer HAL 9000 says "I have a bad feeling about it."
  • The film Aliens uses the line twice when the marines are in an orbital drop above Acheron LV-426. PFC Frost says, "I'm telling you, man, I've got a bad feeling about this drop," to which PFC Crowe responds, "You always say that, Frost. You always say, 'I've got a bad feeling about this drop.'"
  • In the 2002 movie Blade II, Scud (Norman Reedus) says, "I have a bad feeling about this, B."
  • In The Long Kiss Goodnight, Samuel L. Jackson's character says "I've got a bad feeling about this" before he enters a train station.
  • In the films of indie filmmaker Christopher R. Mihm (a noted Star Wars fan), the phrase appears three times in his debut, the award-winning The Monster of Phantom Lake, and once in its sequel, It Came From Another World.
  • In the 1992 film Reservoir Dogs, Mr. Orange says "I have a very bad feeling about it."

TelevisionEdit

  • In the series The Big Bang Theory, episode 12, Leonard says "A bad feeling I have about this, hmm" in a Yoda voice. Yoda has never said the line in any official media.
  • In the Castle episode "The Double Down", Richard Castle says, "I got a bad feeling about this."
  • Criminal Minds
    • In the episode "North Mammon", Jason Gideon says, "I've got a bad feeling about this one."
    • In the episode "The Eyes Have It", David Rossi says, "I got a bad feeling about this guy."
  • In the Fringe episode "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide", Peter Bishop says, "Walter... I'm getting a bad feeling about this."
  • In Episode 24 of Kamen Rider Decade, Shitari says, "I have a bad feeling about this" when he sees Kamen Rider Diend.
  • In the fourth season of Lost, a character says the line before being ambushed and killed. Later, in the series finale, just before the opening title card, Hurley says, "I've got a bad feeling about this," shortly after remarking that the enigmatic Jacob is "worse than Yoda."
  • In the Melissa and Joey episode "Oh Borther", when Joey discovers that the man whom Melissa is dating may be her half-brother, he compares the situation to Luke and Leia. When she points out that in the analogy, Joey would be Han Solo, he takes it as a compliment and then says, "I got a bad feeling about this."
  • In the BBC comedy show The Mighty Boosh, Bollo the gorilla's catchphrase is "I've got a bad feeling about this."
  • In the NCIS episode "Sharif Returns", Anthony DiNozzo says, "I've got a bad feeling about this."
  • In The Shield, resident nerd of the Strike Team Ronnie Gardocki utters this before a money exchange.
  • In the Stargate SG-1 season 9 episode "Avalon", Mitchell says: "You ever get a bad feeling about something?" Then, in the season 10 episode "Family Ties", Vala says this to her father.
  • In the Pokémon: Advanced Battle episode "Gaining Groudon" May says "Oh, no. I have a bad feeling about this".

Video gamesEdit

  • The game series Ace Attorney uses the phrase many times.
  • In Battlefield: Bad Company, a soldier called Sweetwater says the phrase twice during the first mission.
  • Lucca from Chrono Trigger says it in a sewer, before crossing a door.
  • In Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge for Xbox, one of the characters repeats this phrase a few times.
  • In the computer game Doom 3, Frank Cinders says in his PDA message "I've got a really bad feeling about this." Since in the sentence prior he uses the word "droid", it is unlikely to be a coincidence.
  • "I have a bad feeling about this" is one of the dialogue options in Dragon Age: Origins' Human Noble origin story when talking with Eleanor Cousland.
  • In the video game RPG Final Fantasy VI a man says "I have a bad feeling about this..." right before an apocalyptic event within the game. Banon also says "I've got a bad feeling about this" if you let Imperial soldiers get to him in the multi-party battle.
  • In level 20 of the Nitrome game Final Ninja Zero, when Takeshi gets to the first force field, Lady Snow Fox says in a message, "You go find the generator that is powering this force field, I'll stay here. I've got a bad feeling we might be heading into a trap.".
  • In the tactical role-playing game Fire Emblem for the Game Boy Advance, Hector of Ostia says, "Look at the size of them. I've got a bad feeling about this" in reference to a trio of dragons that emerge from the Dragon's Gate shortly after Nergal's death.
  • Security guards in Half-Life sometimes use the phrase.
  • In the Xbox first-person shooter Halo: Combat Evolved, a UNSC Marine says "I got a bad feelin' about this..." while Sergeant Johnson replies: "Boy, you always got a bad feeling about something," only for their platoon to be ambushed by the Flood. In Halo 2, the same conversation is repeated between two Unggoy soldiers as an easter egg, who say "Me have bad feeling about this..." "You always have bad feeling! You had bad feeling about morning food nipple!"
  • In Kingdom Hearts when you go to Halloweentown, after Jack Skellington finds Sally and asks for her memory, she says, "Jack, I have a bad feeling about this."
  • In Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, after Bowser has defeated Dark Fawful, and Starlow (called Chippy) talks to Bowser about Fawful having some of the Dark Star's Dark Power, one of Starlow's lines to Bowser is "Ooh... I have a bad feeling about this".
  • In BioWare's Mass Effect, the phrase is uttered often and by different characters.
  • In Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, a character says "I have a bad feeling about this," causing another character to say, "Do you think it's a trap?"
  • In Mega Man X5, Zero beings to wonder why he's not infected with the Maverick virus and says "I have a bad feeling about this."
  • In Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark, one of the henchmen says upon entering a room with a sarcophagus, "The stench of evil hangs upon this place. I have a bad feeling about that sarcophagus." The sarcophagus in question spawns a mummy lord if opened.
  • In Quake 4, Medic Egan from Wolf squad says the phrase during the first level aboard Hannibal.
  • In Quest for Glory I, when you wander into the brigands' lair, it says, as the hero sees six armed brigands, "You have a bad feeling about this place." Then five more pop out and the text says, "You have an even worse feeling about this place."
  • The line is heard often in the Rockstar video game Red Dead Redemption.
  • In the video game Resident Evil 4, Leon S. Kennedy says that when he first sees a signpost.
  • In the MMORPG Runescape, one of the pre-selected QuickChat phrases is "I've got a bad feeling about this."
  • In the Sega Genesis game Shining Force II, during King Galam's escape in the light tubes, BOWIE says it.
  • In the RPG Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood sometimes Tails says "I have a bad feeling about this."
  • In the Nintendo 64 video game Star Fox 64, Peppy says "I've got a bad feeling about this" at "Aquas" level.
  • In Starcraft II, Karass says "I have a somewhat unfavorable premonition about this" when repeatedly clicked on. In Wings of Liberty, Jim Raynor says "I have a bad feeling about this" in the first mission when approaching Backwater Station.
  • In the video game Starsiege, the character Harabec Weathers (voiced by Mark Hamill) says "...I've got a bad feeling about this!"

Other mediaEdit

  • In the Kinect Star Wars episode of the Internet series JonTron, the character Jacques utters "I don't have a good feeling about this" shortly before they begin the game.
  • In the L4D web comic, Louis says, "I got a bad feeling about this."
  • In adult-themed webcomics by the artist Erenisch, the phrase is used in almost every episode once as an explicit homage to Star Wars.
  • In the Big Finish Doctor Who audio drama "Sword of Orion", Ike says "I'm getting a bad feeling about this trip" to Grash in reference to their mission to scrap an apparently deactivated spacecraft which is later revealed to carry a horde of Cybermen. Writer Nick Briggs was influenced by Star Wars when writing the story, so the insertion of the famous line is deliberate. Also in the story, the word "droid" is used, the Cybermen’s ship is on numerous occasions referred to as a "stardestroyer", and the main local hub of society and commerce is called Garazone, a deliberate phonic corruption of Coruscant, although in its characteristics Garazone is more like Mos Eisley.

Other Lucasfilm projectsEdit

  • In the 1994 film Radioland Murders, a character says the phrase.
  • In the 1995 TV movie Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen, Indy is ordered to Berlin in a mission to bribe Anthony Fokker to work for the French. Just before he boards a biplane for Berlin, Charles Nungesser—who will be flying the plane—informs Indy that he must parachute into Germany. To this, Indy says the phrase. Indiana also says the line in the episode "Austria, March 1917," and near the end of the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, just before the room starts spinning and making strange noises.
  • In 1992 point-and-click adventure game Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, inside the U-Boat (Team Path) when a player forces Indy to go down the bridge twice, Indy says "I've got a bad feeling about this..." before stepping down the ladder and meeting the demise. This mishap results a game over screen.
  • The line is one of the lines uttered by Indiana Jones in the Disneyland Indiana Jones Adventure attraction as Indy dangles over the riders' transport. The line is spoken as a giant boulder begins rolling toward the Jeep.
  • In the LucasArts game Loom, Bobbin (the main character) says, "I have a very bad feeling about this."

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars 1: Skywalker Strikes
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bradley, Bill (December 16, 2017). 'Last Jedi' Director Explains How He Hid A Classic 'Star Wars' Easter Egg. HuffPost. Retrieved on December 16, 2017.
  3. Lost Stars
  4. "Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing"—Canto Bight
  5. Star Wars: Force Collection
  6. Star Wars Battlefront
  7. Star Wars Battlefront II
  8. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shadow of Malevolence"
  9. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies"
  10. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Downfall of a Droid"
  11. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Duel of the Droids"
  12. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bombad Jedi"
  13. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lair of Grievous"
  14. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Blue Shadow Virus"
  15. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Mystery of a Thousand Moons"
  16. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Legacy of Terror"
  17. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Brain Invaders"
  18. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Zillo Beast"
  19. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back"
  20. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Academy"
  21. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Mercy Mission"
  22. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "The Call"
  23. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Warhead"
  24. Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
  25. The Clone Wars: Wild Space
  26. Shatterpoint
  27. The Hive
  28. 28.0 28.1 Revenge of the Sith novelization
  29. Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
  30. Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows
  31. The Last of the Jedi: Master of Deception
  32. Rebel Dawn
  33. Death Star
  34. Star Wars Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine
  35. The Glove of Darth Vader
  36. Mission from Mount Yoda
  37. A Hunter's Fate: Greedo's Tale
  38. Shadows of the Empire
  39. X-Wing: Solo Command
  40. The Courtship of Princess Leia
  41. Tatooine Ghost
  42. Heir to the Empire
  43. Dark Force Rising
  44. Champions of the Force
  45. Children of the Jedi
  46. Darksaber
  47. The New Rebellion
  48. Ambush at Corellia
  49. Before the Storm
  50. Lando Calrissian: Idiot's Array
  51. Vision of the Future
  52. Young Jedi Knights: Heirs of the Force
  53. Young Jedi Knights: Shadow Academy
  54. Young Jedi Knights: The Lost Ones
  55. Young Jedi Knights: Crisis at Crystal Reef
  56. The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime
  57. The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic I: Remnant
  58. The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I: Conquest
  59. The New Jedi Order: Traitor
  60. Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines
  61. Junior Jedi Knights: Anakin's Quest
  62. Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Golden Age of the Sith
  63. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: The Aurorient Express
  64. Republic 60: Hate and Fear
  65. Jedi: Yoda
  66. Jedi: Shaak Ti
  67. Reversal of Fortune
  68. Falling Star
  69. Ewoks 12: The Thorn Monster
  70. Darth Vader Strikes
  71. Slippery Slope
  72. Death Star Pirates
  73. The Other
  74. Lando's Commandos: On Eagles' Wings
  75. Star Wars: Union
  76. Storyteller
  77. Star Wars Infinities: A New Hope
  78. The Emperor's Court
  79. The Clone Wars: Act on Instinct
  80. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  81. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  82. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
  83. Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
  84. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  85. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  86. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
  87. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  88. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  89. Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire
  90. Star Wars: Empire at War
  91. Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  92. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
  93. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
  94. Star Wars Galaxies
  95. Star Wars: Republic Commando
  96. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  97. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  98. The Long Shot Campaign
  99. "Escape Into Terror"
  100. "Tail of the Roon Comets"
  101. "Sunstar vs. Shadowstone"
  102. Clone Wars Chapter 11
  103. Clone Wars Chapter 16
  104. Clone Wars Chapter 22
  105. Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan
  106. The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee
  107. Tag & Bink Were Here
  108. Star Tours
  109. Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
  110. Hardware Wars
  111. Robot Chicken: Star Wars

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