History Fridge / TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial

1st Jan '16 4:24:52 PM SpukiKitty
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*** That whole scene is weird. Do they grab magic balls and end up in space and walk into a star and....The folks who wrote this must've been even more stoned than Carrie Fisher!
23rd Oct '15 9:13:01 AM Drakkenmensch
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*** Carrie Fisher herself has [[WordOfGod confirmed she was high on coke during the filming.]] It's not a high leap of logic to conclude that this holiday special is the reason she started.
3rd Jul '15 4:35:21 PM Allronix
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** FridgeBrilliance: Anyone that's ''seen'' Mr Fett in full armor probably isn't going to live long enough to give a detailed description later. Secondly, his armor is iconic to us, and probably incredibly unique to any ''Mando'ad'' who sees him. Non-Mandalorians, however, probably wouldn't be able to tell one suit from another without extensive experience.
26th Dec '13 8:38:31 PM GrantMK2
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*** That doesn't explain the flimsiness. If they have a railing, presumably they ''need'' it.
26th Dec '13 3:28:21 AM falcon2484
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* Seems strange that Han doesn't recognize Boba Fett, seeing as how Fett is supposedly the galaxy's greatest bounty hunter (according to Wookieepedia).
10th Oct '13 6:22:02 PM stitch99
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* For a long time, I thought absolutely nothing was accomplished by this special in terms of progressing the story. Then I thought about Boba Fett's role in it. He is working directly with Darth Vader and pretends to be allies with Luke for a while. It is not unreasonable to suppose that he was specifically dispatched to find the one responsible for destroying the Death Star (indeed, this would make sense of why he attacks the Millenium Falcon first; it was a recognizable ship from that battle which they could possibly use to draw out the pilot in the X-wing). When he hears Luke's name and then reports it to Darth Vader later, the latter would then realize that this individual was his long-lost son! And, yes, this sets into motion the entirety of ESB! One could even argue that, since that event had to take place before the rest of the special, Vader's mission is, at this point, to draw out Luke. This is the beginning of his obsession which will completely consume him by the opening of ESB.

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* For a long time, I thought absolutely nothing was accomplished by this special in terms of progressing the story. Then I thought about Boba Fett's role in it. He is working directly with Darth Vader and pretends to be allies with Luke for a while. It is not unreasonable to suppose that he was specifically dispatched to find the one responsible for destroying the Death Star (indeed, this would make sense of why he attacks the Millenium Falcon first; it was a recognizable ship from that battle which they could possibly use to draw out the pilot in the X-wing). When he hears Luke's name and then reports it to Darth Vader later, the latter would then realize that this individual (the one who destroyed the Death Star) was his long-lost son! And, yes, this sets into motion the entirety of ESB! One could even argue that, since Since that event had to take place before the rest of the special, Vader's mission is, at this point, on Kashyyyk is to draw out Luke. This is the beginning And that sets into motion all of his obsession which will completely consume him by the opening of ESB.
ESB!
8th Oct '13 11:25:04 PM stitch99
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* For a long time, I thought absolutely nothing was accomplished by this special in terms of progressing the story. Then I thought about Boba Fett's role in it. He is working directly with Darth Vader and pretends to be allies with Luke for a while. It is not unreasonable to suppose that he was specifically dispatched to find the one responsible for destroying the Death Star (indeed, this would make sense of why he attacks the Millenium Falcon first; it was a recognizable ship from that battle which they could possibly use to draw out the pilot in the X-wing). When he hears Luke's name and then reports it to Darth Vader later, the latter would then realize that this individual was his long-lost son! And, yes, this sets into motion the entirety of ESB!
** Additionally, one could make the argument (though it's not that strong) that there could be a connection between Boba Fett's appearance in this special and the encounter with a bounty hunter mentioned in ESB, which of course was what motivated Han to almost leave the Rebels. This falls apart when you realize that the two incidents are said to happen on different planets, though. It's a shame, because I'd love for that to be real.

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* For a long time, I thought absolutely nothing was accomplished by this special in terms of progressing the story. Then I thought about Boba Fett's role in it. He is working directly with Darth Vader and pretends to be allies with Luke for a while. It is not unreasonable to suppose that he was specifically dispatched to find the one responsible for destroying the Death Star (indeed, this would make sense of why he attacks the Millenium Falcon first; it was a recognizable ship from that battle which they could possibly use to draw out the pilot in the X-wing). When he hears Luke's name and then reports it to Darth Vader later, the latter would then realize that this individual was his long-lost son! And, yes, this sets into motion the entirety of ESB!
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ESB! One could make the argument (though it's not even argue that, since that strong) that there could be a connection between Boba Fett's appearance in event had to take place before the rest of the special, Vader's mission is, at this special and point, to draw out Luke. This is the encounter with a bounty hunter mentioned in ESB, beginning of his obsession which of course was what motivated Han to almost leave will completely consume him by the Rebels. This falls apart when you realize that the two incidents are said to happen on different planets, though. It's a shame, because I'd love for that to be real.
opening of ESB.
26th Sep '13 5:28:13 PM stitch99
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* For a long time, I thought absolutely nothing was accomplished by this special in terms of progressing the story. Then I thought about Boba Fett's role in it. He is working directly with Darth Vader and pretends to be allies with Luke for a while. It is not unreasonable to suppose that he was specifically dispatched to find the one responsible for destroying the Death Star (indeed, this would make sense of why he attacks the Millenium Falcon first; it was a recognizable ship from that battle which they could possibly use to draw out the pilot in the X-wing). When he hears Luke's name and then reports it to Darth Vader later, the latter would then realize that this individual was his long-lost son! And, yes, this sets into motion the entirety of ESB!
** Additionally, one could make the argument (though it's not that strong) that there could be a connection between Boba Fett's appearance in this special and the encounter with a bounty hunter mentioned in ESB, which of course was what motivated Han to almost leave the Rebels. This falls apart when you realize that the two incidents are said to happen on different planets, though. It's a shame, because I'd love for that to be real.
29th Dec '12 2:16:13 AM TotzthePlaid
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* Leia appeared drunk (because Carrie Fisher was, or stoned, or both). A lot of people drink heavily over the holidays to stave off the stress and high emotions.
* Han and Chewie took forever to get there as anyone caught in holiday traffic would.
* Lots of people watch cooking shows to help prepare meals. Some of these shows are legitimately as annoying and unhelpful as the sketch.
* Variety shows themselves can be pretty common during that time of year because they're cheap and quick to make.
* The special is incredibly dull and so is a lot of the last few days leading up to a big holiday for the average family.
** I could go on, but I think the connections are probably coming to anyone reading this as well.

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* ** Leia appeared drunk (because Carrie Fisher was, or stoned, or both). A lot of people drink heavily over the holidays to stave off the stress and high emotions.
* ** Han and Chewie took forever to get there as anyone caught in holiday traffic would.
* ** Lots of people watch cooking shows to help prepare meals. Some of these shows are legitimately as annoying and unhelpful as the sketch.
* ** Variety shows themselves can be pretty common during that time of year because they're cheap and quick to make.
* ** The special is incredibly dull and so is a lot of the last few days leading up to a big holiday for the average family.
** *** I could go on, but I think the connections are probably coming to anyone reading this as well.



* You're trying to apply logic to this special?
** If I don't at least make an attempt, my brain tries to turn itself inside out.
** Watching this special is enough to make my brain try to turn itself inside out.

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* ** You're trying to apply logic to this special?
** *** If I don't at least make an attempt, my brain tries to turn itself inside out.
** *** Watching this special is enough to make my brain try to turn itself inside out.
24th Nov '12 7:11:17 PM notahandle
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* FridgeBrilliance:
** The entire thing is a(n unintentional) dark and uncomfortable commentary on life around the holidays, save the brief moment of actual plot when the Imperial Soldiers search the house.
** Leia appeared drunk (because Carrie Fisher was, or stoned, or both). A lot of people drink heavily over the holidays to stave off the stress and high emotions.
** Han and Chewie took forever to get there as anyone caught in holiday traffic would.
** Lots of people watch cooking shows to help prepare meals. Some of these shows are legitimately as annoying and unhelpful as the sketch.
** Variety shows themselves can be pretty common during that time of year because they're cheap and quick to make.
** The special is incredibly dull and so is a lot of the last few days leading up to a big holiday for the average family.
*** I could go on, but I think the connections are probably coming to anyone reading this as well.
** The WMG labeled "Imagine the special had come out before VHS tapes or other home recording happened..."
** It makes perfect sense that the band would play the song without lyrics when Ackmina's not around.
* FridgeLogic:
** The show ends with the Wookiees using magic crystal balls to don red Snuggies and travel to where all the other Wookiees are gathered for Life Day. That by itself is relatively acceptable, but how did the rest of the ''StarWars'' cast manage to get there (especially Han, to whom they'd just said goodbye not two minutes earlier)? If he was going to go to the same place, why didn't he just go ''with'' them?
** You're trying to apply logic to this special?
*** If I don't at least make an attempt, my brain tries to turn itself inside out.
*** Watching this special is enough to make my brain try to turn itself inside out.
** One of the stormtroopers stumbled onto the railing and fell through it. This is the same railing that's supposed to prevent the Wookies (who are clearly larger and heavier) from falling out of their tree homes to the distant ground. Exactly what kind of engineering went into this? Was it all a plot by Mala to [[FridgeHorror kill her irritating child]]?
*** Wookies are naturally tree dwelling, they likely need less safety rails than non-tree dwelling species would.

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* FridgeBrilliance:
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The entire thing is a(n unintentional) dark and uncomfortable commentary on life around the holidays, save the brief moment of actual plot when the Imperial Soldiers search the house.
** * Leia appeared drunk (because Carrie Fisher was, or stoned, or both). A lot of people drink heavily over the holidays to stave off the stress and high emotions.
** * Han and Chewie took forever to get there as anyone caught in holiday traffic would.
** * Lots of people watch cooking shows to help prepare meals. Some of these shows are legitimately as annoying and unhelpful as the sketch.
** * Variety shows themselves can be pretty common during that time of year because they're cheap and quick to make.
** * The special is incredibly dull and so is a lot of the last few days leading up to a big holiday for the average family.
*** ** I could go on, but I think the connections are probably coming to anyone reading this as well.
** * The WMG labeled "Imagine the special had come out before VHS tapes or other home recording happened..."
** * It makes perfect sense that the band would play the song without lyrics when Ackmina's not around.
* FridgeLogic:
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The show ends with the Wookiees using magic crystal balls to don red Snuggies and travel to where all the other Wookiees are gathered for Life Day. That by itself is relatively acceptable, but how did the rest of the ''StarWars'' cast manage to get there (especially Han, to whom they'd just said goodbye not two minutes earlier)? If he was going to go to the same place, why didn't he just go ''with'' them?
** * You're trying to apply logic to this special?
*** ** If I don't at least make an attempt, my brain tries to turn itself inside out.
*** ** Watching this special is enough to make my brain try to turn itself inside out.
** * One of the stormtroopers stumbled onto the railing and fell through it. This is the same railing that's supposed to prevent the Wookies (who are clearly larger and heavier) from falling out of their tree homes to the distant ground. Exactly what kind of engineering went into this? Was it all a plot by Mala to [[FridgeHorror kill her irritating child]]?
*** ** Wookies are naturally tree dwelling, they likely need less safety rails than non-tree dwelling species would.
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