So after seeing this question, I got curious about "Machete Order." That question didn't explain where it came from. I tried googling "machete order" but I only got articles talking about watching Star Wars in Machete Order. I also tried searching movies.SE but I only found the previously referenced question. So I want to know:

  1. What is the origin of "Machete Order"?
  2. What is the reason for the name "Machete Order"?

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http://www.nomachetejuggling.com/2011/11/11/the-star-wars-saga-suggested-viewing-order/ was where the order was introduced.

The name of the order is from the author Rod Hilton's blog name, "Absolutely No Machete Juggling" (blog name origin is a cartoon about human nature, NOT about actual blades)

I've dubbed this "Machete Order" on the off chance it catches on because I'm a vain asshole. (UPDATE: It did!)

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    and i always thought it was called machete because it "cut" out Episode 1
    – Skooba
    Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 19:20
  • also daarn that was quick :P
    – Skooba
    Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 19:21
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    I actually saw that website but didn't even notice the site name. At first I thought it was somehow related to the 2010 movie. Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 19:24

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