History Film / TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial

12th Jul '16 6:53:50 AM Tightwire
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For the rest of the running time, we're given insight into the proud rich Wookiee tradition of watching 1970s-style Earth TV:

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For the rest of the running time, we're given insight into the proud rich Wookiee tradition of watching 1970s-style Earth TV:TV - despite the fact that this is all going on a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away:
8th Jul '16 9:02:44 PM nlpnt
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* And if you have a version with the original ads intact, enjoy a visit into a lost world of union-made underwear, fake-wood-paneled Mercury station wagons, and "Emily" as a stereotypical old-lady name instead of a stereotypical millennial one.
2nd Jul '16 1:59:10 PM Shoebox
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Finding copies of the special on a legal basis is downright impossible, as George Lucas will ensure it won't be released on DVD as long as he lives... however, he apparently looks the other way when it shows up on certain video sites. The special is regularly brought up during the month of December on Website/{{WrestleCrap}}, reviewed by a fellow Troper [[http://madnessmonster.wordpress.com/2009/06/28/star-wars-holiday-review/ here.]]

Compare and contrast the [[CreatorBacklash movie's]] [[MissingEpisode history]] to that of ''Film/TheDayTheClownCried'' (the big difference being that ''The Day the Clown Cried'' never even aired and isn't available ''anywhere'').

Watch at your own risk [[http://www.fuzzymemories.tv/index.php?m=xxswhsxx here.]]

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Finding copies of the special on a legal basis is downright impossible, as George Lucas will ensure it won't be released on DVD as long as he lives... however, he apparently looks the other way when it shows up on certain video sites. The special is regularly brought up during the month of December on Website/{{WrestleCrap}}, reviewed by a fellow Troper [[http://madnessmonster.wordpress.com/2009/06/28/star-wars-holiday-review/ here.]]

Compare and contrast the [[CreatorBacklash movie's]] [[MissingEpisode history]] to that of ''Film/TheDayTheClownCried'' (the big difference being that ''The Day the Clown Cried'' never even aired and isn't available ''anywhere'').

]] Watch at your own risk [[http://www.fuzzymemories.tv/index.php?m=xxswhsxx here.]]
2nd Jul '16 1:57:35 PM Shoebox
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* DullSurprise: During Leia's song in the final segment, there is a very brief dissolve of Harrison Ford's face who may not have been aware that he was being focused on at that exact moment. His bland, bored to tears expression is the precise pinpointed moment where he clearly has stopped caring about the holiday special.

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* DullSurprise: During Leia's song in the final segment, there is a very brief dissolve of Harrison Ford's face who may not have been aware that he was being focused on at that exact moment. His bland, bored to tears expression is the precise pinpointed moment where he clearly has stopped caring even ''pretending'' to care about the holiday special.
1st Jul '16 5:29:17 PM WarioBarker
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-->'''The Cinema Snob:''' (''after seeing to the "R2-D2 as...R2-D2" credit'') Fuck you, Kenny Baker!

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-->'''The Cinema Snob:''' (''after seeing to (''essentially translating the "R2-D2 as...R2-D2" credit'') Fuck you, Kenny Baker!
1st Jul '16 5:28:18 PM WarioBarker
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-->'''The Cinema Snob:''' (''after seeing to the "R2-D2 as...R2-D2" credit'') Fuck you, Kenny Baker!



* [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Coke-Guided Amnesia]]: Carrie Fisher has gone on record several times saying that she has absolutely ''no'' memory of ever taking part in this special. Harrison Ford claims the same thing, although he doesn't have a known substance-abuse problem as an excuse. [[note]]When he claimed to have no memory of it on Conan O'Brien's show, Conan mentioned he had a clip of the special present in the studio to play. Ford, in an entirely uncharacteristic burst of expression, tried to reach across the desk to get at Conan, but ultimately had to endure the clip. He could barely bring himself to utter a "thank you" at the end.[[/note]]

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* [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Coke-Guided Amnesia]]: Carrie Fisher has gone on record several times saying that she has absolutely ''no'' memory of ever taking part in this special. Harrison Ford claims the same thing, although he doesn't have a known substance-abuse problem as an excuse. [[note]]When [[note]](When he claimed to have no memory of it on Conan O'Brien's show, Conan mentioned he had a clip of the special present in the studio to play. Ford, in an entirely uncharacteristic burst of expression, tried to reach across the desk to get at Conan, but ultimately had to endure the clip. He could barely bring himself to utter a "thank you" at the end.[[/note]])[[/note]]



-->'''[[Podcast/RiffTrax Mike]]:''' What, is he getting ready for a Kabuki play? What's with all the makeup?

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-->'''[[Podcast/RiffTrax Mike]]:''' Mike Nelson]]:''' What, is he getting ready for a Kabuki play? What's with all the makeup?



-->'''Mike:''' Which of these phrases doesn't belong? "LukeIAmYourFather!", "Let the hate flow through you!", "Go clean up your room!"

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-->'''Mike:''' -->'''Mike Nelson:''' Which of these phrases doesn't belong? "LukeIAmYourFather!", "Let the hate flow through you!", "Go clean up your room!"



-->'''[[Podcast/RiffTrax Bill]]:''' Han! All the blood ran to your ''chin''!

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-->'''[[Podcast/RiffTrax Bill]]:''' -->'''Bill Corbett:''' Han! All the blood ran to your ''chin''!



* RealityHasNoSubtitles: The first chunk of the special is a family of Wookiees speaking to each other without subtitles nor with an outside English-speaking character to react to them.
** Kudos to the actors in the Wookie costumes; if you turn off the sound, you can mostly follow the conversation by their body language.

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* RealityHasNoSubtitles: The first chunk of the special is a family of Wookiees speaking to each other without subtitles nor with an outside English-speaking character to react to them.
** Kudos to the actors in the Wookie costumes; costumes, though - if you turn off the sound, you can mostly follow the conversation by their body language.



* VideoPhone: Chewbacca's family uses one of these hidden in some kind of dresser to contact the other characters associated with the Rebel Alliance — Luke and R2-D2, Leia and C-3PO, etc. to ask about Chewie and Han Solo's whereabouts. In a separate instance, Chewie's wife, Malla, contacts Saun Dann with a device that doubles as a television, which Saun Dann refers to as a "wall screen".

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* VideoPhone: Chewbacca's family uses one of these hidden in some kind of dresser to contact the other characters associated with the Rebel Alliance — Luke and R2-D2, Leia and C-3PO, etc. to ask about Chewie and Han Solo's whereabouts. In a separate instance, Chewie's wife, Malla, contacts Saun Dann with a device that doubles as a television, which Saun Dann refers to as a "wall screen".
19th Jun '16 10:20:19 PM gewunomox
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* NotableOriginalMusic: Diahann Carroll, [[JeffersonAirplane Jefferson Starship]], Creator/BeaArthur, and CarrieFisher singing while high!

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* NotableOriginalMusic: Diahann Carroll, [[JeffersonAirplane [[Music/JeffersonAirplane Jefferson Starship]], Creator/BeaArthur, and CarrieFisher singing while high!
6th May '16 10:22:37 PM Kelothan
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For the most part, though, it's legendary for its badness. The entire vast, complicated ''Star Wars'' mythos is reduced to a typical 1970s variety show rock-bottom production values, groan-worthy "humor", and [[SocietyMarchesOn then-hot celebrities]]. Besides everything else, it's pretty disturbing seeing Itchy going gaga over Carroll in what's clearly supposed to be a kiddie funfest.

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For the most part, though, it's legendary for its badness.badness, even the most vocal Prequel fans won't defend this. Even the ''director'' won't defend this. The entire vast, complicated ''Star Wars'' mythos is reduced to a typical 1970s variety show rock-bottom production values, groan-worthy "humor", and [[SocietyMarchesOn then-hot celebrities]]. Besides everything else, it's pretty disturbing seeing Itchy going gaga over Carroll in what's clearly supposed to be a kiddie funfest.
4th May '16 12:31:27 AM NightShade96
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If you care to, the best way to watch ''The Star Wars Holiday Special'' is with several [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters]] or your local planetary equivalent. If you would first like to have an idea of what you're getting into in relative comfort, I-Mockery.com has a three-page synopsis with accompanying animated [=GIFs=] of scenes [[http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/starwars-holiday/ here.]] Watching it with the ''Podcast/RiffTrax'' [[http://www.rifftrax.com/rifftrax/star-wars-holiday-special commentary]] helps ease the pain as well, although it requires a certain video version found on the Internet. (Or it did: As of Nov. 2013, it's available from Rifftrax as a full Video On Demand download.) It was also reviewed by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4uYLgDG_ow as seen here]], discussed in length by WebVideo/RedLetterMedia [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW4m0oYK0WQ here]], and also discussed by WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgJO59eu6lQ here]]

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If you care to, the best way to watch ''The Star Wars Holiday Special'' is with several [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters]] or your local planetary equivalent. If you would first like to have an idea of what you're getting into in relative comfort, I-Mockery.com has a three-page synopsis with accompanying animated [=GIFs=] of scenes [[http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/starwars-holiday/ here.]] Watching it with the ''Podcast/RiffTrax'' [[http://www.rifftrax.com/rifftrax/star-wars-holiday-special commentary]] helps ease the pain as well, although it requires a certain video version found on the Internet. (Or it did: As of Nov. 2013, it's available from Rifftrax as a full Video On Demand download.) It was also reviewed by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4uYLgDG_ow as seen here]], and Creator/ChrisStuckmann [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryOhDO8ZU-0 here]], and also discussed in length by WebVideo/RedLetterMedia [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW4m0oYK0WQ here]], and also discussed by WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgJO59eu6lQ here]]
3rd May '16 3:54:30 PM rjd1922
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*** "Having fun, having fun" he reminds us.

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*** "Having fun, having fun" he she reminds us.
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