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Lucky is a CGI-animated special starring Mark Hamill as Harry Houlihan.

The story is about a young leprechaun named Happy "Hap" McSweeney, who is not having the best of luck. He has bad mishaps happening to him due to his family's pot of gold having been stolen years ago. When he learns that the pot is stored under the castle of Harry Houlihan, the luckiest man in the world, Hap and his friends set out to recover his family's treasure and restore his luck.

The special premiered on March 9, 2019 on Nickelodeon for St. Patrick's Day.


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  • All for Nothing: Hap spends the whole special trying to reclaim his family's pot of gold from Houlihan and have his luck restored. In the end, he's forced to destroy the pot in order to save his friends. However, he learns he doesn't even need luck.
  • Alliterative Name: Harry Houlihan.
  • Big Bad: Harry Houlihan.
  • Bookends: The special begins with Hap suffering from his bad luck. The ending is the same, but this time, he's prepared.
  • Butt-Monkey: Poor Hap. Thanks to Houlihan stealing his family's pot of gold, his luck always lands him in very unfortunate situations.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Houlihan, especially since he's voiced by Mark Hamill.
  • Extremely Short Timespan: The events of the special take place in one long day.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: To save his friends from being killed by Houlihan, Hap drops his family's pot of gold into the lava.
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  • Leprechaun: Happy McSweeny and his parents, naturally.
  • One-Winged Angel: Houlihan transforms into his true dragon form in the special's climax.
  • One-Word Title: Lucky.

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