We tend to think of major brands like Disney as incapable of making "silly" mistakes, but the truth is that mistakes happen, even at the highest levels. The most recent episode of The Mandalorian is proof.
"Chapter 12: The Siege" treated eagle-eyed viewers to a moment on par with the infamous "Game of Thrones coffee cup."
Hidden behind Mando, Kara Dune, and Greef Karga is an oops made particularly awkward by how big it is. The production team didn't miss clearing something small like a cup from the set - they missed clearing a whole production team member!
Specifically, this guy.
A man in jeans made an accidental cameo in ‘THE MANDALORIAN’ Chapter 12. (via: @starwarstuff) https://t.co/dYkJMLhiZ1— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) 1605889476.0
You can see him even more clearly here.
The mandalorian chapter 12 https://t.co/tY8ijgo4BU— Kingslayer (@Kingslayer) 1605863017.0
Evidently, a member of the production team found themselves accidentally on-set while filming. Their shirt and jeans are a similar color palette as the set, but their arm and watch are very clearly visible even when special effects partially obscure the area he is in.
Editors must have missed him in the shot, as this was the take that made it into the episode. Worse, a still of the moment became one of the official promotional images for the episode.
Twitter had fun with this one.
@DiscussingFilm @starwarstuff Latest Character poster from me.😎 https://t.co/b2UEVDuKjL— Dale Tolosa (@Dale Tolosa) 1605936599.0
Can’t wait to read about t-shirt & jeans guy’s thoughts during this scene in The Mandalorian: From A Certain Point… https://t.co/ZCBeFPvvc9— 🦃 Bryan Ward 🍁 (@🦃 Bryan Ward 🍁) 1605934163.0
@DiscussingFilm @starwarstuff The production crew right now: https://t.co/QLPi2HVWWd— tara (@tara) 1605889588.0
BREAKING: Action figure availability for "Jeans Guy" was weeks BEFORE his featured episode of The Mandalorian. Crit… https://t.co/M598zlfaCe— Project Verisim (@Project Verisim) 1606073838.0
Here's a better view of that action figure.
Fans were amused and inspired.
SPOILERS: Apparently #Mandalorian has a Jeans & TShirt day. Tell me when you see it! 😂 https://t.co/HrZ1jpMnIA— SwittCraft! ❤️⚒️🤖 (@SwittCraft! ❤️⚒️🤖) 1606012384.0
@DiscussingFilm @starwarstuff I don't understand how someone didn't notice it, at least people who did Editing shou… https://t.co/Fg5Shl6ZXh— Naiyar (@Naiyar) 1605890463.0
"Fan theories" abound.
That dude that was caught with the jeans and shirt on mandalorian in BG that canon now. If it was on screen it’s au… https://t.co/bNxIMgqCO5— Paraskevas Mourikis (@Paraskevas Mourikis) 1606008860.0
Coming soon, a 400 page Star Wars novel dedicated entirely to the story of Jeans Man. Who he was, his hopes his dre… https://t.co/RinIz9g92F— Scott of Rivia (@Scott of Rivia) 1605890058.0
@E28549 @DiscussingFilm @starwarstuff Man in jeans, a Star Wars story.— StarChild (@StarChild) 1605890995.0
@DiscussingFilm @starwarstuff He’s clearly a new character, yet to be unveiled. Jeans-man Watch. Knower of time.… https://t.co/GISbvaCY4r— Eddie (@Eddie) 1605913635.0
The character even got a name:
@JacobTheHill @DiscussingFilm @starwarstuff Please, YES.— LanieTheHufflepuff (@LanieTheHufflepuff) 1605967109.0
As Uproxx pointed out, this isn't the first time The Mandalorian has had an on-set flub make it to screen. "Chapter 4: Sanctuary" featured a boom mic drooping down into frame during what should have been a "tender and emotional" scene.