16 December 2007

The Star Wars Holiday Special

This is a two-part post.

First off, I'm sure many of you have seen the music video for Weird Al's "White and Nerdy." If not, here it is.

I could watch Donny dance all day.

Anyway, one of the scenes in the music video shows Al paying for a copy of The Star Wars Holiday Special. This was a two-hour television special broadcast on CBS in 1978. It was unfortunately only broadcast one time, much to the dismay of Star Wars fans who enjoyed seeing the franchise sell out.

Because it aired only once and has never been released on VHS or DVD, this wonderful special hasn't been seen by many people who aren't hardcore Star Wars nerds.

But thanks to the magic of Youtube, you can find most of the special online, for free!

Here's a clip of what the guy who posted it describes as "a coked-up Carrie Fisher" singing about who knows what.

Oh, and apparently Chewbacca's family takes a prominent role in the show.

If there's a better way to get into the Christmas spirit than watching this crud, I don't know what it is.

Merry Christmas!


Anna said...

my good friend bought a copy of the star wars holiday special off the internet...we laughed so hard...and it was so terrible we couldn't finish it. Do enjoy!

The Village of Randomity said...

it doesn't show anything on these Bran

Brandon said...

If Youtube is blocked on your computer, you're right.

The Village of Randomity said...

Yup I just remembered that mom did that, sorry

Anonymous said...

How many were even alive when this aired? Let's have a show of hands.

The Holiday Special in its entirety: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=323909610753051544

Although the Special was one long drug-induced hallucination-turned-reality, it at least can claim original ownership of Boba Fett. Can't beat that.

And a plus for the dancing fans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWc6QQ9JlMc