Now this is podracing refers to a famous quote from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, uttered by Anakin Skywalker in one of the scenes.
The scene has gained popularity online as many were mocking the scene, and the acting performance of Jake Lloyd.
The original scene was uploaded to YouTube by rusrs4copyright on May 26th, 2012.
An image macro, containing the line “Now this is podracing” was shared on iFunny on November 16th, 2013.
In the following years, various memes and comics spread on the internet, mostly on sites like Reddit’s r/PrequelMemes sub, YouTube, 9GAG and Twitter.
Following June 21st, 2015, when TMZ published a report about Jake Lloyd getting involved in a police chase and crasing, jokes and memes spread around Twitter and Tumblr, saying “Now this is podracing”.