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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 something of a running gag.

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 even 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."

Appearances in the Star Wars moviesEdit

"I have a bad feeling about this."
―As Obi-Wan Kenobi's first line at the beginning when Kenobi talks to Qui-Gon Jinn onboard Saak'ak[src]
"I've got a bad feeling about this."
Anakin Skywalker at 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 Invisible Hand[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 capture the strike team[src]

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Appearances in 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!"

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Star Wars: Clone WarsEdit

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Star Wars: DroidsEdit

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Appearances outside Star WarsEdit

  • In Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey (actually released prior to Episode IV), computer Hal 9000 says "I have a bad feeling about it."
  • The phrase is heard in the first Star Wars parody, Hardware Wars. That film was made soon after the release of Episode IV and the phrase was not noticeable back then.
  • In Mario and Luigi: Bowsers 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 Starlows lines to Bowser are "Ooh... I have a bad feeling about this".
  • 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.
  • In George Lucas's 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.
  • 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 episode A Pharaoh to Remember of the popular TV series Futurama, Philip Fry says, "call it a hunch, but I have a bad feeling about this!".
  • In the video game Resident Evil 4, Leon S. Kennedy says that when he first sees a signpost.
  • In Phineas and Ferb on the 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 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.
  • 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 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. Later in the game, 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 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.
  • Security guards in Half-Life sometimes use the phrase.
  • In the LucasArts game Loom, Bobbin (the main character) says, "I have a very bad feeling about this."
  • In BioWare's Mass Effect, the phrase is uttered often and by different characters.
  • In the TV series Big Bang Theory, episode 12, Leonard says "A bad feeling I have about this, hmm" in a Yoda voice, despite the fact that Yoda has never actually said the line in any official media.
  • 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 English dub of 7th episode of the Animé TV 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 Robot Chicken: Star Wars special, George Lucas says "I have a bad feeling about this" before being mobbed by fans at a convention.
  • Lucca, from Chrono Trigger says it in a sewer, before crossing a door.
  • In the Animé 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 BBC TV comedy show The Mighty Boosh, Bollo the gorilla's catchphrase is "I've got a bad feeling about this".
  • In Stargate SG-1 season 9 episode "Avalon," Mitchell says: "You ever get a bad feeling about something?" ... Then in season 10 episode "Family Ties", Vala says this to her father.
  • In the Nintendo 64 video game Star Fox 64, Peppy says "I've got a bad feeling about this." at "Aquas" level.
  • 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 Quake 4, Medic Egan from Wolf squad says the phrase during the first level aboard Hannibal.
  • In Battlefield Bad Company a soldier called Sweetwater says the phrase twice during the first mission.
  • In the RPG Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood sometimes Tails says "I have a bad feeling about this"
  • Used in The Shield. Resident nerd of the Strike Team Ronnie Gardocki utters this before a money exchange.
  • In Kingdom Hearts when you go to Halloweentown, after Jack Skellington finds Sarah and asks for her memory, she says, "Jack, I have a bad feeling about this."
  • In the episode "Sharif Returns" of the TV series NCIS, Anthony DiNozzo says, "I've got a bad feeling about this."
  • In Quentin Tarantino's 1992 film Reservoir Dogs, Mr. Orange says "I have a very bad feeling about it."
  • In the video game Starsiege, the character Harabec Weathers (voiced by Mark Hamill) says "Oh boss, I've got a bad feeling about this!"
  • In the animated series The Real Ghostbusters, it is said in the episode "Adventures in Slime and Space".
  • 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 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 the episode "The Double Down" of the TV series Castle, Richard Castle says, "I got a bad feeling about this."
  • The upcoming Family Guy special "We Have a Bad Feeling About This" is an obvious parody of this phrase.
  • The game series called Ace Attorney contains the phrase many times.
  • In Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge for Xbox, one of the characters repeats this phrase a few times.
  • 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 The Adventures of Clutch Powers, Skelly tells this to Bones after the castle they were looking for disappeared.
  • 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 episode "North Mammon" of the TV series Criminal Minds, Jason Gideon says, "I've got a bad feeling about this one."
  • In the episode "The Eyes Have It" of the TV series Criminal Minds, David Rossi says, "I got a bad feeling about this guy."
  • The line is heard often in the Rockstar video game Red Dead Redemption.
  • In the episode "Birds of a Feather" of the TV series Batman: The Animated Series, Veronica Vreeland says, "I got a bad feeling about this."
  • In the 2002 movie Blade II, Scud (Norman Reedus) says, "I have a bad feeling about this, B."
  • In the World of Warcraft comic series, Thrall the Warchief of the Horde says, "But I have a bad feeling about it."
  • In the L4D web comic, Louis says, "I got a bad feeling about this."
  • In the episode "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide" of the TV series Fringe, Peter Bishop says, "Walter... I'm getting 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 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 Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: An Origami Yoda Book, an officially licensed parody/homage Young Reader book by Tom Angeleberger, "Han Foldo" uses the phrase at the very end of the book when Principal Rabbski (the principal of the school the characters in the book attend) announces a new school education plan that cuts out all extracurriculars such as art, drama, and music.
  • 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 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 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."
  • "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.

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