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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 38
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2012-12-12 12:33:03 PM
5 votes:

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.
2012-12-12 11:19:50 AM
4 votes:
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2012-12-12 10:26:21 AM
3 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-12-12 12:57:29 PM
2 votes:

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

You said "VI" twice.


He likes VI.
2012-12-12 12:56:14 PM
2 votes:

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


You said "VI" twice.
2012-12-12 12:27:09 PM
2 votes:

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.
2012-12-12 12:14:06 PM
2 votes:

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.
2012-12-12 10:59:24 AM
2 votes:

Silverstaff: I did sit through it once for the Nerd Cred. I had a friend in college who had a bootleg VHS of it. He said he watched it ONCE, ever, and that was only because he was a die-hard Star Wars fanatic. I figured he was exaggerating. Circa Christmas of 2000 we got together at his apartment to watch it. Yeah, not doing that again, ever. I was young and foolish. About the same age as when I ate a habanero pepper whole for "high spice tolerance" cred, and I won't do that again either.


But enough about The Phantom Menace. . .
2012-12-12 10:45:57 AM
2 votes:

ambassador_ahab: The Holiday Special was something that we could all forget about that wasn't really "cannon." Episode I was "real." It was an episode of Star Wars, and we have to live with it forever. Advantage = holiday special.


thecommoner.kingsjournalism.com
2012-12-12 10:24:58 AM
2 votes:

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.


Im in the same boat. I remember years ago a guy I worked with got a real bad copy of it and we watched it and at the end had this WTF look on our faces. Childhood really does blind taste.
2012-12-12 10:10:27 AM
2 votes:
Ok, I get the hate for Episode 1, hell I share it. But it is no where never as bad as the Holiday Special!

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/why the picture?
/why not?
2012-12-12 02:33:15 PM
1 votes:

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.

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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 02:32:38 PM
1 votes:
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 02:30:11 PM
1 votes:

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.

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[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 02:18:32 PM
1 votes:
I thought it was cool and you're all a buncha hating haters

/was 6
2012-12-12 01:00:48 PM
1 votes:

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 12:29:10 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-12-12 12:15:39 PM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Welcome to Fark


oh my god. now imma have nightmares.

/thanks, dude, that was brilliant, and you owe me a keyboard.
2012-12-12 12:13:51 PM
1 votes:

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.

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2012-12-12 12:11:10 PM
1 votes:

frepnog: just because i am far more interested in stories about when you may have or may have not first seen the SWHS and not so interested this morn is SW cheesecake shots, can we get off of the "i'd hit it" stuff and talk about the special? just saying, I can google "slut dressed as Padme" all day but I don't often get to have a discussion about the worst thing that ever came out of the star wars universe.

/yeah, I am a giant dick, my name might as well be Scott.




Welcome to Fark
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2012-12-12 11:40:48 AM
1 votes:
WhippingBoy:
Mark Hamill's appearance on the Muppet Show.

Dude that's still fun to watch. Hamill is a pretty cool guy and, it seems, always has been.
2012-12-12 11:23:45 AM
1 votes:
The horror the horror.
2012-12-12 11:15:16 AM
1 votes:

TheSelphie: Pretty sure that costume is from Episode 2. Unless the same costume is worn in both movies.


hey, it's Star Wars.

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2012-12-12 11:12:38 AM
1 votes:
I remember hearing about this when I was 11 years old and trying to find it on the internet. I was convinced no copies of it survived and I would never get a chance to see it.
2012-12-12 11:11:39 AM
1 votes:

stuhayes2010: Rocky Horrow is in the So Bad it's good zone?


yes, yes it is.

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2012-12-12 11:04:17 AM
1 votes:
We used to keep this on in the background at the Christmas parties. Had an old VHS tape of it that someone in New York had recorded off the television. The commercials were far and away the best part.

/Union yes!
//Tobor, it's Robot spelled backwards
2012-12-12 11:03:29 AM
1 votes:

Silverstaff: The fact they salvaged it (at least partially) into canon/continuity by using Chewbaccas family in later novels (including Lumpy becoming pretty much the only wookiee Jedi) and by occasionally making mention of Life Day as a holiday was amazing, since Lucas said he would have loved to hunted down every copy in existence and smashed it. Well, that and the fact it was the first appearance of Boba Fett (albeit in a cartoon).


Lumpy didn't become a Jedi. That was Lumpy's cousin, Lowbacca.
2012-12-12 10:58:56 AM
1 votes:
I did a Star Wars marathon once and watched Eps 4, 5, and 6 as well as the Holiday Special in chronological order. I can now safely say, without a doubt, that the Holiday Special is the literally worst thing I have ever watched in my entire life, and I can never get that 1.5 hours back. Sad.
2012-12-12 10:52:05 AM
1 votes:

tamsnod27: NeoCortex42: The Gentleman Caller: I can only watch this with rifftrax. And I want that wookie kid as a fireplace rug, I hate his voice so much.

I've seen the Holiday Special once, a couple years ago, without the use of RiffTrax. Does the RiffTrax make it worth watching again, or is there no saving the Holiday Special?

Well, if you enjoy seeing your favorites from the movies , high on any number of substances, which given the content, I see why they were high. Pretty cringe-worthy, with a few laughs. Don't get the hate, it's pretty meh for the 70's.


i'll be honest. even with the rifftrax it is hard to watch (and let's be honest - it isn't like the rifftrax are all THAT funny anyway. They are just WAYYY too tame). there are moments of hilarity but then there are like 10-15 minutes of eye gouging horror.

It is truly, truly terrible.
2012-12-12 10:35:46 AM
1 votes:
The Holiday Special was something that we could all forget about that wasn't really "cannon." Episode I was "real." It was an episode of Star Wars, and we have to live with it forever. Advantage = holiday special.
2012-12-12 10:35:03 AM
1 votes:

djkutch: And, people say the War on Christmas Life Day doesn't exist.



FTFY
2012-12-12 10:34:23 AM
1 votes:
Calling it:

It will air on ABC Family as part of "25 Days of Christmas" within 5 years.

/suck it, George, you took the money
2012-12-12 10:34:04 AM
1 votes:
And, people say the War on Christmas doesn't exist.
2012-12-12 10:31:48 AM
1 votes:
Is it Life Day already? My how the time flies...
2012-12-12 10:24:22 AM
1 votes:
i was 9 when this aired. i was in full-on star wars mania mode. my younger brother and i couldn't wait for it to be shown. finally, when it was, our collective reaction was much like ralphie parker's when he finds out his little orphan annie decoder ring was just a marketing gimmick. we were devastated. even at 8 and 9, we knew it was an unmitigated piece of shiat.

the boba fett cartoon was cool, though...
2012-12-12 10:21:04 AM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: 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.

You were seven and it was Star Wars, forgive yourself already....


Remember, without the Star Wars Holiday Special we wouldn't have Bobba Fett and if we didn't have Bobba Fett we wouldn't have Boobie Fett
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I'd dive into her Sarlacc Pit, if ya know what I mean, and I think you do.
2012-12-12 10:19:39 AM
1 votes:

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.


You were seven and it was Star Wars, forgive yourself already....


Remember, without the Star Wars Holiday Special we wouldn't have Bobba Fett and if we didn't have Bobba Fett we wouldn't have Boobie Fett
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2012-12-12 10:06:33 AM
1 votes:
I guess we just have to do this every year now. Thanks for this unique story that is in no way duplicated by dozens of other "indie" outlets, AV Club.
 
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