Point taken there, I was referring to the idea of a "let's discuss what we like about Jar-Jar" thread as being good, not a "let's discuss how people disagree with me suck" thread and assumed the OP was going for the former more than the latter. I didn't see Jar-Jar as a racist caricature but I understand the argument. My father tried to watch TPM and turned it off halfway through, asking why the Neimoidians had Asian accents. (That wasn't why he turned off the movie, he just generally didn't like it.) Sure, Lucas has had over-the-top characters, but some people have a limit on how much over-the-top they can handle. I think Michael in The Office and Tracy Morgan's character in 30 Rock are too over-the-top to be watchable, but those shows are popular.