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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL (1978)


Here it is. The legendary Star Wars Holiday Special from 1978 in all it's cheesy glory can be found HERE! (Link to YouTube)

Wow. I'm stunned. I'd forgotten how truly crappy this was. Seriously stupid. Even as a big fan at 17 I thought it was drek, but YEESH. Go watch it. And then stop complaining about the new movies...


(What Do You Get a Wookie For Christmas When He Already Has A Comb?... Please just kill me now.)

5 Comments:

At 3/08/2006 9:08 PM, Blogger Linnen said...

I have this CD too - and it truly is bad. I mean, so bad that without hearing it, you can't imagine how terrible it is.

I'm confused though - was it also a TV special? Why do you say "Go watch it"?
I thought it was just a record/CD.

 
At 3/08/2006 10:06 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

HA! No, it was a full-blown TV Special of Craptacular Stupiditude! I remember eagerly awaitng it and then being completely embarassed to be a fan within about twelve minutes...

Click on the "HERE" and watch it.

 
At 3/08/2006 10:09 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

The image I used for this post is from the "Record" of the songs from the Christmas Special...


And of course you know that the Christmas Special had the first appearance of Boba Fett, right?

I kid you not.

 
At 3/10/2006 3:24 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

HOLY CRAP. No wonder George Lucas hides that thing. That was SOOO bad. Watching it was like having your toenails pulled off. I couldn't even stand to continue after about 20 minutes or so, and according to the video file, it's an hour and a half long. Course, I fastforwarded to some of the REALLY REALLY bad parts.

Some of the best / worst:
- The cartoon where Boba Fett is Luke's friend
- The cantina number with Bea Arthur (What what what?)
- The big finale with Leia signing!!!! BWAH HA HA HA HA!!!!

Chewie's kid was a real brat, no wonder he went gallavanting around the universe with Han.

 
At 3/10/2006 8:41 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Don't forget to watch the horrific "Harvey Korman as the multi-armed female TV chef" skit... but then I have a high threshold for pain.

 

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