I had the following dialogue with my mother this morning, which took an unexpected turn

Me: All this time gone by and only now do I find out that Yoda has a surname, it's Layheehoo
Her: Oh, that's funny because he lives on a hill

Now, my mother has always been a bit of a left-handed monkey-wrench, but did she just make this up off the top of her head, as she does with many things, or is there any evidence that Yoda did actually live on a hill?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this a joke only vaguely related to movies. – Paulie_D Oct 3 '18 at 14:03
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    The message I sent to my mother was a joke, but my question is about the accuracy of her reply – Darren H Oct 3 '18 at 14:17
  • It's still asking to explain a joke. The movie aspect is irrelevant, – Paulie_D Oct 3 '18 at 14:17
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    I disagree. I'm not asking to explain a joke. I get the joke. I'm asking if there is any evidence of Yoda living on a hill. I thought that was made quite clear in not only the subject line of the post, but also the question body, maybe if I put it in bold it would help? – Darren H Oct 3 '18 at 14:20
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    It seems pretty relevant to the problem since the entire question's premise foots on nothing but a joke that for everything we know, could just be entirely made-up nonsense. If I think Indiana Jones would play a mean balalaika, do you want me to ask if he actually can play balalaika? – Napoleon Wilson Oct 4 '18 at 21:29

I believe her reply was just an addition to your (funny!) joke, and not based on anything in the movies.

In your joke, you say that Yoda's full name is pronounced as though he's yodeling. Yodeling comes from the Alps, which are mountainous. Your mom quickly made this association, and said "he lives on a hill".

Hill = Alps = birthplace of yodeling


And that, readers, is how I ruin humor through analysis. :-)

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    My kind of party ruiner. – SZCZERZO KŁY Oct 3 '18 at 13:55
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    I'm sorry but I'm going to have to counter your point. (Over)analysis does not always ruin humor. – Flater Oct 3 '18 at 13:57
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    I understood the reference to hills, I just was unsure if there was ever any reference to Yoda living on a hill or if her response was entirely fabricated. The first line of your answer answers my question perfectly, I'll hold off on accepting to give others a chance at refuting it – Darren H Oct 3 '18 at 14:28
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    Dose his cushy chair on the Jedi Council count as a little hill? :P – Darth Locke Oct 3 '18 at 15:45
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    Essentially, the mother is actually referencing the origins of the joke which is a song - genius.com/Richard-rodgers-lonely-goatherd-lyrics – Paulie_D Oct 4 '18 at 8:43

The area near Yoda's hut/hole in the ground is depicted as a densely vegetated swamp/bog/marsh. That's why Luke's ship is stuck in the muck.

Swamps/wetlands are generally located in low-lying areas, which fits Yoda's location more than the Alps. I think your mom was just riffing on your joke, not actually making an accurate reference.

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