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Do you ‘member Star Wars? With all of the hype of Rogue One, the constant memberries on South Park, and the recent discovery Carrie Fisher totally Leia’d Harrison Ford, it’s been damn near impossible to forget.
However, there is one infamous Star Wars piece of film George Lucas would like all of us to forget. And that would be none other than the notoriously bad Star Wars Holiday Special which originally aired November 17th, 1978. This special was so bad that it was only aired once. In fact, it was so hated by George Lucas, and generally anyone, that film critic Nathan Rabin once wrote, “I’m not convinced the special wasn’t ultimately written and directed by a sentient bag of cocaine”
The special features Chewbacca as a shitty absentee date who is about to disappoint his whole family for the holidays. It also introduces us to Chewbacca’s family including his creepy geriatric father Itchi, son Lumpy, and disgruntled wife Malla. All alongside cameos from Bea Aurther, Diane Carrol, and The Jefferson Starship, who were apparently just B-list enough for the 1978 special.
So when I stumbled upon the notoriously bad special I absolutely had to share this with the world. That is until the corporate goons at Disney remove the video, denying us all our right to see the full length feature equivalent of Jar Jar Binks watching C-Span on a holopad taking a giant Gungan shit.
Overall I’d rate it 1/10 sober, but if you watch it under the right mindset it comes HIGHLY recommended for some cheap laughs. Give it a watch below while you can. It’s actually so bad, it’s kind of good..