Ponda Baba wakes up one day and thinks this is going to be a great day. He takes a shower and eats some Admiral Ackbar Cereal, then he goes to work. Ponda is working as an architect and is designing a house when his friend Dr. Evazan shows up and asks him if he wants to "hit the new cantina across the street", Ponda eventually agrees.
At the Cantina, Evazan plays a drunk joke on Luke Skywalker by telling him that he and Ponda are inter-stelar criminals, Ponda tries to apologize for his friend but he violently shakes Luke while doing this and then a defending Obi Wan Kenobi chops off Ponda's hand. When Ponda returns to work, he's fired since he can't design houses with only one arm.