The Mandalorian & Child Yoda Recreate Please Don’t Go TikTok Development
The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda record Mike Posner’s 2010 song “Please Don’t Go” to join an endlessly fun TikTok trend.
Baby Yoda and the main character of the same name The Mandalorian are the latest to pick up on the TikTok viral trend “Please Don’t Go”. The “Please Don’t Go” challenge started to permeate the internet last month. Now the trend has spread to the Mandalorian world.
For the trend, two or more people stare into the camera while they sing the lyrics to Mike Posner’s 2010 song “Please Don’t Go”. It ends up with the same two people wearing headscarves and sunglasses on their travels. The outfit is associated with women running away from their romantic partners. For the past month, the “Please Don’t Go” challenge has been almost everywhere. Videos of the trend have been viewed millions of times and thousands upon thousands of TikTok users have joined this new viral trend. With that in mind, it’s not too surprising that some fictional pop culture characters are added to the mix. The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda, two Star Wars characters who last appeared in Disney + ‘s The Mandalorian, fit that description.
A video recently surfaced on the internet of The Mandalorian, whose real name is Din Djarin, and Baby Yoda, whose name is technically Grogu, taking part in the “Please Don’t Go” challenge. In the first part of the footage published by the mcannatarofilms account, the two characters sit on a vehicle in a desert-like environment, while Djarin, a character who has already gone viral several times, sits on the Mandalorian’s lap. The next moment, both of them wear headscarves and sunglasses as they travel through space as the song traces their journey. This video seems to have been made by a fan rather than someone associated with Disney. See the full video below:
The Mandalorian made his second season debut last fall. The program quickly became hugely popular shortly after it launched on Disney + in November 2019. It follows the exploits of Din Djarin, a Mandalorian who seeks to protect Grogu from Moff Gideon, a threatening presence that Grogu’s connection with The Force is said to be harnessed for his own good. The show was received almost unanimously by critics. With all of the support it’s seen along with a central character seemingly designed for virality, it’s going to take a while. The third season of The Mandalorian is already in the works.
The “Please Don’t Go” challenge continues the trend of revitalizing songs that came out years ago. “Please Don’t Go” reached number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 the same year it was released, but surely no one would have expected it to be injected into the internet consciousness this way so many years later. Given this challenge, which has only been around for a little over a month, it wouldn’t be a surprise if more movie and TV characters were injected into this viral madness.
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