History Film / TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial

28th Sep '16 12:11:13 AM TropesForever
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* YouMeanXmas: According to [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Life_Day Wookieepedia]], even Creator/GeorgeLucas has referred to ''The Star Wars Holiday Special'' as "the Christmas special", even though (as noted above) it aired in mid-November.

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* YouMeanXmas: Life Day. Although the special aired in mid-November, so it could also be Thanksgiving.
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According to [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Life_Day Wookieepedia]], even Creator/GeorgeLucas has referred to ''The Star Wars Holiday Special'' as "the Christmas special", even though (as noted above) it aired in mid-November.
2nd Sep '16 1:45:38 AM rufusluciusivan
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* PokeThePoodle: Apparently, when it's not busy waging wars or blowing up entire planets, the ''evil'' Galactic Empire uses its time to shut down bars.
26th Aug '16 12:55:54 AM CamelCase
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The animated segment, which officially introduces bounty hunter Boba Fett and thus served as a mini-preview for ''The Empire Strikes Back'' was at least decent, and is likewise considered canon (it was animated by world-respected Creator/{{Nelvana}} Studios, who went on to handle the kiddie series ''Droids'' and ''Ewoks''). This fact alone has stayed the hand of many a would-be tape burner. The music is likewise okay, thanks to Music/JohnWilliams. The special is also notable for being one of the first efforts by young makeup artist Creator/StanWinston, who later skyrocketed to fame by creating ''Film/TheTerminator'' and the dinosaurs of ''Franchise/JurassicPark''.

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The animated segment, which officially introduces bounty hunter Boba Fett and thus served as a mini-preview for ''The Empire Strikes Back'' was at least decent, and is likewise considered canon (it was animated by world-respected Creator/{{Nelvana}} Studios, who went on to handle the kiddie series ''Droids'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Droids}}'' and ''Ewoks'').''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}''). This fact alone has stayed the hand of many a would-be tape burner. The music is likewise okay, thanks to Music/JohnWilliams. The special is also notable for being one of the first efforts by young makeup artist Creator/StanWinston, who later skyrocketed to fame by creating ''Film/TheTerminator'' and the dinosaurs of ''Franchise/JurassicPark''.
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!
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