The Last Jedi: "The porgs are obviously there just to sell toys!"
Mandalorian: "I love baby Yoda and I must protect it!"
@Mantis Tobaggan, the baby yoda actually works as a plot device though, and it's only two episodes in but the show couldn't work without it. The porgs served literally no other purpose than marketing.
@TheStarHawk, the porg animations were a way to cover the natural birds that covered the island but yes still mostly marketing but they did have a mild purpose
@TheStarHawk, correct me if I'm wrong, this information comes only from skimming the internet with no in depth research so it's obviously reliable; but weren't the Porgs the easier solution to dealing with the native puffin population on the island they were filming on than having the editing team try and remove them from every shot?
@Mantis Tobaggan, the Porgs served literally no purpose and we're annoying to anyone but children (of age and mind). "Baby Yoda" is actually part of the plot of this series. So far, at least
@TheStarHawk, yeah man I know, just a joke.
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, yeah man, it was just a joke.