Nightmare Fuel / The Star Wars Holiday Special
Lumpy stares into your soul..

  • The fact that it exists.
  • Before a Disney-owned Lucasfilm reworked the entire Expanded Universe, many parts of the Holiday Special were taken as canon. This alone was enough to keep many fans of the movies up at night.
  • The fact that Itchy's implied to be masturbating is bad enough, but it gets worse when you consider that he's doing it in front of his family, and they're used to it.
    • The horrifying way his jaw moves whenever the camera cut to him during that scene was sure to haunt the nightmares of many an unsuspecting viewer. Nothing accentuates the sight of a perverted old Wookiee masturbating to VR porn in front of his family to a human woman slowly going insane better than THAT.
  • Some shots of Lumpy give us a view of some very human-like lips and teeth, giving us some very bizarre Off-Model moments.
  • This placeholder commercial for the animated segment is quite unsettling, containing a backmasked version of an already-creepy Canadian energy PSA.
  • Some poor bastards at BioWare probably had to sit through this multiple times when making Kashyyyk for Knights of the Old Republic and again when putting Life Day robes into Star Wars: The Old Republic. We can only hope they had a mute button.
    • Chris Avellone of Obsidian Entertainment most definitely sat through this (along with the the rest on the Expanded Universe) when doing research for development of Knights of the Old Republic II. He truly is a brave soul, though one wonders if it played a part in his decision to make a deconstruction of the universe.
    • Itís not just the games, either. Every time the planet Kashyyyk appears in any form of Star Wars media, somebody has to sit through the Holiday Special just to make sure they get all the details right.
  • The brief scene of Lumpy walking on the balcony railing. The complete lack of sound besides the wind gives it a quite eerie feeling, and the way it just comes and goes with no explanation or later follow-up can leave you wondering if you even saw it at all.
  • Luke's unnerving stare is the result of Mark Hamill's face being absolutely caked in makeup to hide some nasty scars he received in a car accident the previous year.
  • The same can be said of Harvey Korman's makeup in his bit as the alien chef.
  • The characters in the animation segments border around the Uncanny Valley.
  • Speaking of Uncanny Valley, there's Lumpy's holographic acrobat circus. Though it's kind of the point that Star Wars creatures look otherworldly, the masks and makeup on the acrobatic performers looks bizarre and sinister, especially the fish-like ringleader. It doesn't help that the performers have off-putting, blank expressions due to the restrictive masks and make-up, which in turn makes the characters they're portraying look coldly unnemotive in contrast to their lively carnival feats and the whimsical music accompanying the sequence.