My son is a fan of all things George Lucas, with the Star Wars series being his favorite. He’s been watching the films, reading the books and learning about the “history” of the characters and a certain galaxy from long ago and far, far away since he was just a little guy. For the record, if you haven’t seen R2-D2: Beneath the Dome, than you just don’t know Star Wars. Who knew that such a strong, brave droid could experience so much angst….
Because of this obsession interest, there were many little quotes from the movies that frequently got bandied about in our house. Many. Frequently. One of the most common was after someone made a demand for assistance (and forgetting to use the more polite, requesting, method) said, “Help me …” someone else would inevitably cut the request off with “Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” This eventually turned into Obi-Mom Kenobi being used instead when I was the recipient of the request and the expression stuck.