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(Onion AV Club)   A look back at the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, which is still nowhere near as awful as Episode I   (avclub.com) divider line 132
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2012-12-12 12:55:43 PM

NeoCortex42: I just figured with how vocal their plans have been for moving forward with the film series, they may have mentioned the television series since Lucas has been bringing it up periodically for the past couple of years.


Understand. I imagine they're still figuring out what the hell to do with all the Lucasfilm properties. What goes on TV, what for the theaters, if it would be ripe for a theme park expansion, etc.
 
2012-12-12 12:56:14 PM

verbaltoxin: I said THERE ARE ONLY EPISODES VI, V AND VI.


You said "VI" twice.
 
2012-12-12 12:57:29 PM

dragonchild: verbaltoxin: I said THERE ARE ONLY EPISODES VI, V AND VI.

You said "VI" twice.


He likes VI.
 
2012-12-12 01:00:48 PM

Mad_Radhu: error 303: Mad_Radhu: PizzaJedi81: I'd dive into her Sarlacc Pit, if ya know what I mean, and I think you do.

I'd hit her in the small thermal exhaust port, right below the main port.

That's impossible, even for a computer.

It's not impossible. I used to brown eye hood rats in my T-bird back home, they're not much sluttier than her.


Then man her hips. And may the Force be with you.
 
2012-12-12 01:04:35 PM

PizzaJedi81: dragonchild: verbaltoxin: I said THERE ARE ONLY EPISODES VI, V AND VI.

You said "VI" twice.

He likes VI.


I fall into the post-Ewok gap, so I acknowledge Ep. VI, unlike you heathen Prewokkers.
 
2012-12-12 01:06:15 PM

verbaltoxin: PizzaJedi81: dragonchild: verbaltoxin: I said THERE ARE ONLY EPISODES VI, V AND VI.

You said "VI" twice.

He likes VI.

I fall into the post-Ewok gap, so I acknowledge Ep. VI, unlike you heathen Prewokkers.


Hey, I like VI, too. And the Ewoks. Just...not how they changed out David Prowse (It was Prowse, right?) for Hayden Christiansen.
 
2012-12-12 01:08:25 PM

verbaltoxin: PizzaJedi81: dragonchild: verbaltoxin: I said THERE ARE ONLY EPISODES VI, V AND VI.

You said "VI" twice.

He likes VI.

I fall into the post-Ewok gap, so I acknowledge Ep. VI, unlike you heathen Prewokkers.


Also, I wanted to make a Mel Brooks reference.
 
2012-12-12 01:16:23 PM

PizzaJedi81: verbaltoxin: PizzaJedi81: dragonchild: verbaltoxin: I said THERE ARE ONLY EPISODES VI, V AND VI.

You said "VI" twice.

He likes VI.

I fall into the post-Ewok gap, so I acknowledge Ep. VI, unlike you heathen Prewokkers.

Hey, I like VI, too. And the Ewoks. Just...not how they changed out David Prowse (It was Prowse, right?) for Hayden Christiansen.


David Prowse wasn't the guy they showed at the end. That was Sebastian Shaw.
 
2012-12-12 01:18:48 PM

verbaltoxin: PizzaJedi81: verbaltoxin: PizzaJedi81: dragonchild: verbaltoxin: I said THERE ARE ONLY EPISODES VI, V AND VI.

You said "VI" twice.

He likes VI.

I fall into the post-Ewok gap, so I acknowledge Ep. VI, unlike you heathen Prewokkers.

Hey, I like VI, too. And the Ewoks. Just...not how they changed out David Prowse (It was Prowse, right?) for Hayden Christiansen.

David Prowse wasn't the guy they showed at the end. That was Sebastian Shaw.


What I think every time:

images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Thanks.
 
2012-12-12 01:42:58 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: NeoCortex42: At least the Star Wars Holiday Special is well-known. It's not just bad, it's infamously terrible. The Ewok Adventures movies just kind of...exist. Nobody even gives a crap about those.

Well, one person does.

img407.imageshack.us


media.comicvine.com

Close enough. Would yub nub for eating nuts in bed.
 
2012-12-12 01:56:06 PM
An annual laugh riot for me, with or without Rifftrax.
 
2012-12-12 02:18:32 PM
I thought it was cool and you're all a buncha hating haters

/was 6
 
2012-12-12 02:26:10 PM

Hawnkee: The Stealth Hippopotamus: NeoCortex42: At least the Star Wars Holiday Special is well-known. It's not just bad, it's infamously terrible. The Ewok Adventures movies just kind of...exist. Nobody even gives a crap about those.

Well, one person does.

[img407.imageshack.us image 500x667]

[media.comicvine.com image 300x683]

Close enough. Would yub nub for eating nuts in bed.


I'm still waiting for my Squirrel Girl movie. Come on Marvel, get on it!
 
2012-12-12 02:30:11 PM

NeoCortex42: Hawnkee: The Stealth Hippopotamus: NeoCortex42: At least the Star Wars Holiday Special is well-known. It's not just bad, it's infamously terrible. The Ewok Adventures movies just kind of...exist. Nobody even gives a crap about those.

Well, one person does.

[img407.imageshack.us image 500x667]

[media.comicvine.com image 300x683]

Close enough. Would yub nub for eating nuts in bed.

I'm still waiting for my Squirrel Girl movie. Come on Marvel, get on it!


Well, give it time. They have to set up Thanos as a legitimate threat, show that he truly is a galaxy destroyer...THEN have him get whomped by a girl whose power is talking to squirrels.
 
2012-12-12 02:30:42 PM

SithLord: flaminio: Is it Life Day already? My how the time flies...

Yes it is. And as a special bonus, Bioware put out LIfe Day items in their pay to play market for SWTOR that are just god awful corny, just like the Holiday Special.


They are definitely amusing items...

//I want the speeder, lol.
 
2012-12-12 02:32:38 PM
Me and a friend (we are the same age) saw the ST HS when it was first on. We joke that we could have been doctors had it not for seeing that POS.
 
2012-12-12 02:33:15 PM

PizzaJedi81: NeoCortex42: Hawnkee: The Stealth Hippopotamus: NeoCortex42: At least the Star Wars Holiday Special is well-known. It's not just bad, it's infamously terrible. The Ewok Adventures movies just kind of...exist. Nobody even gives a crap about those.

Well, one person does.

[img407.imageshack.us image 500x667]

[media.comicvine.com image 300x683]

Close enough. Would yub nub for eating nuts in bed.

I'm still waiting for my Squirrel Girl movie. Come on Marvel, get on it!

Well, give it time. They have to set up Thanos as a legitimate threat, show that he truly is a galaxy destroyer...THEN have him get whomped by a girl whose power is talking to squirrels.


My dream movie troll moment would be if The Avengers 3 starts out with five minutes of normal Avengers material, then shifts to being a two-hour GLA movie, with absolutely no hints of it before the film opens.
 
2012-12-12 03:22:59 PM
If you guys like Seanbaby here is his take on it: Cracked
 
2012-12-12 03:28:55 PM
Was watching some old Amazing Stories episodes yesterday on Netflix, and came across an episode I had forgotten about staring Mark Hamill.

/end non-csb
 
2012-12-12 04:12:16 PM

chewielouie: Was watching some old Amazing Stories episodes yesterday on Netflix, and came across an episode I had forgotten about staring Mark Hamill.

/end non-csb


I never understood the point of that one... he finally became rich, but he was too old to do anything about it... was it supposed to be a happy ending?
 
2012-12-12 04:27:01 PM

frepnog: NeoCortex42: frepnog: a discussion about the worst thing that ever came out of the star wars universe.

At least the Star Wars Holiday Special is well-known. It's not just bad, it's infamously terrible. The Ewok Adventures movies just kind of...exist. Nobody even gives a crap about those.

the Ewok things are bad, but they aren't torture to get thru. Hell, kids might even watch them. I just never really "got" the SW holiday special. Who thought that it was even remotely airable? Wht kid wanted to watch Bea Arthur warble thru a terrible song in a cantina? What kid cared if Art Carney sold crap in a galactic Dollar General? And who in the living shiat came up with the wookie family sitting around talking to each other with no interpretation whatsoever? Of all the turds that have passed thru the anus of Star Wars, the holiday special is certainly the most pungent.


The only possible explanation is that they were all REALLY REALLY high.
 
2012-12-12 05:39:56 PM

frepnog: Broktun: meanmutton: Fark's more, umm, adult oriented picture site

Fark has an adult oriented picture site?

foobies


I forgot about that
 
2012-12-12 06:38:56 PM

NeoCortex42: Hawnkee: The Stealth Hippopotamus: NeoCortex42: At least the Star Wars Holiday Special is well-known. It's not just bad, it's infamously terrible. The Ewok Adventures movies just kind of...exist. Nobody even gives a crap about those.

Well, one person does.

[img407.imageshack.us image 500x667]

[media.comicvine.com image 300x683]

Close enough. Would yub nub for eating nuts in bed.

I'm still waiting for my Squirrel Girl movie. Come on Marvel, get on it!


All of this!
 
2012-12-12 07:50:48 PM

verbaltoxin: PizzaJedi81: verbaltoxin: PizzaJedi81: dragonchild: verbaltoxin: I said THERE ARE ONLY EPISODES VI, V AND VI.

You said "VI" twice.

He likes VI.

I fall into the post-Ewok gap, so I acknowledge Ep. VI, unlike you heathen Prewokkers.

Hey, I like VI, too. And the Ewoks. Just...not how they changed out David Prowse (It was Prowse, right?) for Hayden Christiansen.

David Prowse wasn't the guy they showed at the end. That was Sebastian Shaw.


It wasn't Sebastian Shaw -- you must be thinking of Sebastian Bach
 
2012-12-12 07:51:39 PM

sprawl15: [i.imgur.com image 255x204]


What's wrong with your faaaaaaace?
 
2012-12-12 08:58:41 PM

Mad_Radhu: PizzaJedi81: I'd dive into her Sarlacc Pit, if ya know what I mean, and I think you do.

I'd hit her in the small thermal exhaust port, right below the main port.


It didn't go in. It just impacted on the surface.
 
2012-12-13 01:43:27 AM

gingerjet: PacManDreaming: Sadly, I can remember watching this when it originally aired and thinking it was pretty good. Of course, I was only seven so that may have had something to do with me liking it.

I remember watching it. And I was eight.

/the horror we remember from our childhood


I remember watching it back then too; however, I mostly remember the hot buttered pan popped popcorn my parents made for us to eat while we watched it and that was awesome.
 
2012-12-13 02:38:01 AM

Rose McGowan Loveslave: Me and a friend (we are the same age) saw the ST HS when it was first on. We joke that we could have been doctors had it not for seeing that POS.


There was a Star Trek Holiday Special?! Why did I not get the memo?
 
2012-12-13 04:19:20 AM

assjuice: The worst thing about the holiday special is that it is longer than any of the movies. Someone needs to edit it into a decent 30 minute show.


There is nowhere near 30 minutes of watchable footage in that turd.
 
2012-12-13 08:23:32 AM

Gordon Bennett: assjuice: The worst thing about the holiday special is that it is longer than any of the movies. Someone needs to edit it into a decent 30 minute show.

There is nowhere near 30 minutes of watchable footage in that turd.


actually if you cut out the musical numbers and edit it down to JUST the main "plot" and the cartoon, it wouldn't be all that unwatchable. Still bad but at least not an embarrassment. You could cut it down to about 30 minutes and you would have something that could be shown.
 
2012-12-13 03:53:12 PM

Aboleth: There was a Star Trek Holiday Special?! Why did I not get the memo?


Here is the first 5 minutes
 
2012-12-13 04:26:40 PM
This was the year Superman came out. So I had moved on from SW until Empire came out....but even I avoided this nonsense. It was like one long commercial.

Lucas wasnt alone in his soul-selling cash grab- The next year Disney tried to capitalize on the Sci-fi rush with their first PG movie-"The Black Hole". It was one of the last appearances of a coked-out-of-mind Anthony Perkins, Ernest Borgnine, a young Robert Forster and Maximillion Schell of all people as the villain (Roddy McDowell and Slim Pickens were the robot voices). I remember being horrified at how Perkins gets killed (In a farking DISNEY FILM).

Now Disney's check is for 4 bill. Full circle in a way.
 
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