Star Wars: Rebels | The Odd Couple

Zeb and AP-5 could have their own sitcom

In the Star Wars Rebels Season 3 episode “Warhead”, Hera leaves Chopper Base in the charge of Security Chief Zeb when she and her team go on training maneuvers. Just after Hera and the rest of the team leave, Zeb discovers an unknown droid and brings this ‘stray’ back to the base. After receiving a message from Fulcrum, Zeb realizes that the stray he brought to the base is really an Imperial Infiltrator droid. The Imperial Infiltrator is tasked with finding and destroying the Rebels. Zeb with AP-5 and Chopper have to work together to defend the base from this droid and its Imperial masters.

Star Wars: Rebels | The Odd Couple

There are many moments of this episode that are memorable including the fight between Zeb and the Infiltrator droid, a glimpse of Fulcrum working both sides, and of course the end, where we learn more about Thrawn’s strategy.

Star Wars: Rebels | The Odd Couple

However, it is the humorous interactions between Zeb and AP-5 during the events of “Warhead” that are most memorable. The interactions of these two characters during this episode actually reminded me of the interactions of the main characters in the 1970’s sitcom, The Odd Couple.

The Odd Couple is a U.S. sitcom, that began as a stage play, about two men, who are total opposites, living in the same apartment. The two main characters of this sitcom are Felix Ungar: a fastidious, hypochondriac photographer and Oscar Madison: a slovenly, divorced sportswriter.

In “Warhead”, AP-5 would be Felix to Zeb’s Oscar.

Even Pablo Hidalgo from the Lucasfilm Story Group made this connection and commented via Twitter the following…

Below are some of the Oscar and Felix-like interactions between these two characters…

AP-5 to Zeb
Zeb to AP-5

The best part about the interactions between these two very different characters is that, just like Oscar and Felix in The Odd Couple, both Zeb and AP-5 start to begin to understand and appreciate each other’s abilities.

So what do you think of Zeb and AP-5’s interactions in this episode? Drop us a line and share your thoughts.


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