I totally agree on that. I thought it was humorous to call him "stinky". However, it would work better if used sparingly. If they'd used it once or twice it would have worked as well as leia calling chewbacca a "walking carpet" or han saying "laugh it up fuzz ball". Instead, they did kind of pile drive it into the ground. I feel the same way about the sky guy, snips, and artooie situations. Use each of them once or twice and it's actually kind of funny and endearing, but when you use them every 5 minutes it gets annoying really fast. Those subtle changes could have made a difference. You know, I wonder if this was a by-product of stringing these 3-4 episodes into a 90 minute feature. If they were presereved as 22 minute tv shows, you probably would have only heard the nicknames once or twice per episode which might not be too grating. However, when they are strung together, it becomes more glaring.