Darth Jar Jar Binks almost happened.
I thought the “Jar Jar was a Sith lord manipulating events” theory that’s been going around was a pretty good joke. But this guy convinced me it’s true by 19:22 into this video. If the prequels (and especially Jar Jar) disappointed you, watch this. The case this guy presents is almost air-tight. If we all hadn’t jumped down Lucas’s throat over Binks, the prequels could’ve been a lot better, and the worst character in Star Wars history could’ve turned out to be one of the best.