Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Star Wars Holiday Special

Am told today is the 31st Anniversary of the Star Wars Holiday Special. It aired on CBS in America once - and was SUCH a Death Star-sized bomb, George Lucas has forever since attempted a Jedi mind trick on the general public by pretending it never existed.

I was as big a Star Wars mark as any when this originally aired - and yet not only did I definitely not watch it, I didn't even know it existed until I first read about it on the internet. Must have been extraordinarily busy on November 17, 1978.

The cast from the original film was joined by such celebs as Bea Arthur, Harvey Korman, Art Carney, Diahann Carroll, and Jefferson Starship. The show was mostly about Wookiees, and Princess Leia sang. The segment that generally receives some praise was an animated piece that introduced Boba Fett.

This clip pretty much sums it up - and yes, you will see Princess Leia sing.