The original Origami Yoda was a piece of origami folded by Dwight in 'The Strange Case of Origami Yoda'. He was the original wise finger puppet that gave advice to the students at McQuarrie Middle School. He was thrown into the trash in the lunchroom by Dwight, after Tommy told Dwight he should stop being a loser and be normal. In the trash, he came unfolded, and got baked beans all over him. Tommy grabbed him from the trash, and tried to refold him, but he was not able to. The origami character did not appear after that. However, Dwight did fold a new one later in the book.
It is unknown whether the new Origami Yoda looked the same as the old one. It is also unknown which Origami Yoda is the Cover Yoda.