In Star Wars: The overly chatty translator droid can speak over six million languages but lacks the ability to be A) brave or B) subtle.
So he’s extremely useful but utterly annoying. Fortunately, he has an off switch. And can be dismantled if necessary.
In Real Life: Sick of low grades on his German and French GCSE test papers, swotty student Simon Pinkling turns to the life-size Threepio model he just happens to have lying around.
Due to copyright restrictions, he can’t get Anthony Daniels’ voice samples, so he kidnaps Daniels and forces him to learn as many languges as possible.
There’s one small flaw in his otherwise ace plan: Daniels sweats to death in the suit when he’s left in Simon’s mum’s car all day before the first exam.
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