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** 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.

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** 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.''that''.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6re5fLsELE This]] placeholder commercial for the animated segment is quite unsettling, containing a backmasked version of an already-creepy Canadian energy PSA.
* 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.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6re5fLsELE This]] This placeholder commercial commercial]] for the animated segment is quite unsettling, containing a backmasked version of an already-creepy Canadian energy PSA.
* 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 [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment comes and goes with no explanation or later follow-up follow-up]] can leave you wondering if you even saw it at all.



* Speaking of UncannyValley, 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 [[FishPeople 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 [[SoundtrackDissonance whimsical music]] accompanying the sequence.
* In terms of more intentional nightmare fuel, despite all the silly things happening around it, the main plot is arguably the most oppressive and invasive that we see the Empire. While they've never been a force for good by any means, they're normally in direct conflict with fugitive spies, saboteurs, and freedom fighters who at least have the means to defend themselves. Here, they use the full power of their regime to harass and intimidate a family by entering their home and tearing it apart, on [[TwistedChristmas a holiday, no less.]]

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* Speaking of UncannyValley, 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 look bizarre and sinister, especially the [[FishPeople fish-like]] ringleader. ringmaster. It doesn't help that the performers have off-putting, blank expressions due to the restrictive masks and make-up, makeup, which in turn makes the characters they're portraying look coldly unnemotive unemotive in contrast to their lively carnival feats and the [[SoundtrackDissonance whimsical music]] accompanying the sequence.
* In terms of more intentional nightmare fuel, despite all the silly things happening around it, the main plot is arguably the most oppressive and invasive that we see the Empire. While they've never been a force for good by any means, they're normally in direct conflict with fugitive spies, saboteurs, and freedom fighters who at least have the means to defend themselves. Here, they use the full power of their regime to harass and intimidate a family by entering their home and tearing it apart, apart (and on [[TwistedChristmas a holiday, no less.]]less]]).

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* In terms of more intentional nightmare fuel, despite all the silly things happening around it, the main plot is arguably the most oppressive and invasive that we see the Empire. While they've never been a force for good by any means, they're normally in direct conflict with fugitive spies, saboteurs, and freedom fighters who at least have the means to defend themselves. Here, they use the full power of their regime to harass and intimidate a family by entering their home and tearing it apart, on [[TwistedChristmas a holiday, no less.]]


* Some poor bastards at Creator/BioWare probably had to sit through this ''multiple'' times when making Kashyyyk for ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' and ''again'' when putting Life Day robes into ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic.'' We can only hope they had a mute button.
** Creator/ChrisAvellone of Creator/ObsidianEntertainment most definitely sat through this (along with the the rest on the Expanded Universe) when doing research for development of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII''. He truly is a brave soul, though one wonders if it played a part in his decision to make a [[DeconstructedTrope 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.


* Luke's unnerving stare is the result of Creator/MarkHamill's face being absolutely caked in makeup to hide some nasty scars he received in a car accident the previous year.

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* Luke's unnerving stare is the result of Creator/MarkHamill's face being [[UncannyValleyMakeup absolutely caked in makeup makeup]] to hide some nasty scars he received in a car accident the previous year.


* 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.

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* Luke's unnerving stare is the result of Mark Hamill's Creator/MarkHamill'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 Creator/HarveyKorman's makeup in his bit as the alien chef.



* Speaking of UncannyValley, 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 [[Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon 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 [[SoundtrackDissonance whimsical music]] accompanying the sequence.

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* Speaking of UncannyValley, there's Lumpy's holographic acrobat circus. Though it's kind of the point that Star Wars ''Star Wars'' creatures look otherworldly, the masks and makeup on the acrobatic performers looks bizarre and sinister, especially the [[Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon [[FishPeople 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 [[SoundtrackDissonance whimsical music]] accompanying the sequence.
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* The fact that it exists.
* Before a Creator/{{Disney}}[=-owned=] Creator/{{Lucasfilm}} reworked the entire ExpandedUniverse, many parts of the Holiday Special ''were taken as '''canon'''''. This alone was enough to keep many fans of the movies up at night.


* Speaking of UncannyValley, 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 [[CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon 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 [[SoundtrackDissonance whimsical music]] accompanying the sequence.

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* Speaking of UncannyValley, 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 [[CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon [[Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon 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 [[SoundtrackDissonance whimsical music]] accompanying the sequence.


* Before Disney reworked the entire ExpandedUniverse, many parts of the Holiday Special ''were taken as '''canon'''''. This alone was enough to keep many fans of the movies up at night.

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* Before Disney a Creator/{{Disney}}[=-owned=] Creator/{{Lucasfilm}} reworked the entire ExpandedUniverse, many parts of the Holiday Special ''were taken as '''canon'''''. This alone was enough to keep many fans of the movies up at night.


* 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 [[CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon 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 [[SoundtrackDissonance whimsical music]] accompanying the sequence.

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* Speaking of UncannyValley, 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 [[CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon 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 [[SoundtrackDissonance whimsical music]] accompanying the sequence.


** Got y'all beat. That woman staring in Itchy's space porno? She's actress DiahannCarroll--who this troper's grandma went to high school with. Imagine watching your own grandmother's former classmate pleasuring a wookie.


* 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 [[CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon 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 downright angry in contrast to their lively carnival feats and whimsical music.

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* 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 [[CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon 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 downright angry coldly unnemotive in contrast to their lively carnival feats and the [[SoundtrackDissonance whimsical music.
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* 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 [[CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon 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 downright angry in contrast to their lively carnival feats and whimsical music.

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** 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.

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** Got y'all beat. That woman staring in Itchy's space porno? She's actress DiahannCarroll--who this troper's grandma went to high school with. Imagine watching your own grandmother's former classmate pleasuring a wookie.


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