Over the past three nights, we've been watching the Star Wars films with the kids. During Attack of the Clones, Chris (my three-year-old son) asked if Yoda was a Gremlin. I found that I could not answer right away. After thinking long and hard about it, I have come to this conclusion. Master Yoda is the missing link between Mogwai and Gremlins.
I've created this mashup to substantiate my theory.