This is something I totally missed in 2006. What a delightful edit!
I found this looking for an image of the scene where Threepio is adding dead Jawas to the burning pile in the original Star Wars. I’d never really noticed it before tonight, but as I watch it on Spike TV, Artoo appears to be really close to the fire, relishing it. Can’t really blame him after what they put him through, but it’s eerie to me now, watching him watch his tormentors burn while remaining silent and contemplative… He’s still my favorite character.