You’ve probably all heard me crap on – wait! let me finish the sentence before you start nodding! – about the Tatooine Tarnishing “Star Wars Holiday Special” of 1978. Reuniting the cast of the 1977 hit – Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, the Droids, Darth Vader, Chewie – and introducing us to new characters played by the likes of Bea Arthur and Art CarneyDarth Vad (Florence Henderson and John Denver must have been busy), the car wreck of a special had the rebels headed to Chewbacca’s home planet for ‘life day’, only to discover that the Empire had followed them.
From Princess Leia ‘singing’ the “Star Wars” theme song at the end of the special (to the tune of John Williams’ score) to Luke Skywalker’s dire need of a haircut, the “Holiday Special” was a wart on the franchise. To this day, it’s never been officially released (I, fortunately, caught it on TV before it was demoted to the backroom of the Lucasfilm archives – don’t know what I would’ve done if I hadn’t of seen it!?). In fact, I believe the only person that owns a legit, crystal clear quality copy of the “Holiday Special” – outside of Lucasfilm – is Carrie Fisher – who agreed to do the commentary on the “Star Wars”in exchange for a copy.
Here’s what Lucasfilm are keeping from you :
Now the guys at Funny or Die have crafted their own “Holiday Special” – this one a Christmasty treat to “TRON” fans.
This one features
Jeff Bridges, Rip Taylor, Gabe Kaplan from “Welcome Back Kotter”, the Fraggle Rock gang, Jefferson Starship, Burt Reynolds and More!!
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.