Sunday, December 20, 2009

What were they thinking? The Star Wars Christmas Special.

From one of the best Christmas specials in "The Grinch" to one of the weirdest (and worst) of all time. The following is the infamous Star Wars Holiday special from 1978. Yes, that's right. Star Wars Holiday Special. Apparently in 1978 Star Wars was so popular that they thought it would be a good idea to make a holiday special staring the Star Wars characters.

The Star Wars Holiday special is so bad that it's terrible. It includes Carrie Fisher (a.k.a. Princess Leia) singing to Wookies as Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and assorted droids look on. It has assorted Wookies named Mala, Itchy and Lumpy. There is a scene where Bea Arthur plays a bartender who gets hit on by a weird old guy that drinks out of the top of his head and then she sings everyone out of the bar because the Empire shut it down. There is a random Star Wars cartoon that is some of the worst animation ever. There are several bizarre songs, and one of the old Wookies is given a present by one of the protagonists which sorta looks like some kind of weird wookie porn. Oh, and there is a Jefferson Starship music video. I don't even know how to describe how horrible this is. There is a very real possibility that this is the dumbest and worst thing ever broadcast on television. And yet, you need to watch it just so you can partake of it's crappiness. It's broken up by the occasional 1978 commercial, and these commercials are probably more entertaining than the show.

Here is the whole thing. (In eleven excruciating parts.) This is maybe the goofiest moment in the history of television, and I mean, what better way to celebrate Christmas and Star Wars than to put them together and mix in a little Jefferson Starship and Bea Arthur. Someone was clearly on some copious amounts of drugs here. This is just as goofy and corny as it sounds, actually it's probably even worse...Enjoy!

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