Tuesday, November 28, 2006

May the Holidays Be With You

With Christmas fast approaching, it's time to bust out the best and the worst of the holidays. Let us begin with Exhibit A: The Star Wars Holiday Special. Broadcast in November of 1978 on CBS-TV, this special had a horrible story, worse songs (one sung by the pitchy Carrie Fisher), and cheesy effects. I like schmaltz, but this is even too much for me.

George Lucas has been quoted as saying, "If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy of that show and smash it." It's no surprise that it has never been re-aired since 1978. Even Harrison Ford looks as if he was acting by gun blasterpoint. Anyway, here's just a snippet:

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