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Star Wars Holiday Special
Humuhumu
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2004-11-01 8:58 pm   Permalink

Last year, I wanted to get out my copy of the Star Wars Holiday Special and watch it with my dear friends, but it didn't work out very well what with the moving & unpacking and all. It occurs to me that the holiday season is fast approaching, and if I'm going to get something organized, now is the time.

My copy is on VHS, and is likely rather low quality--I don't know myself, as I've never watched it (I've been saving it). The friend who made this copy for me says it has the original commercials still in it.

Here's a brief summary of this television tragedy:

http://dir.salon.com/ent/tv/feature/2000/12/05/star_wars_tv/index.html

Yes, this beaut features Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Art Carney, Itchy and Lumpy (Chewbacca's father and son), Jefferson Starship, Boba Fett, and (wait for it...)Bea Arthur. There are song and dance numbers. It's supposed to be brain-meltingly bad. This is why I haven't watched it yet... it clearly is meant to be watched by a mildly drunken crowd.

I suspect that there will be more interest in this amongst my Bay Area friends, and since I'm up there as much as I'm down here, what the hey? Let's do it somewhere in the SF area. Is there anyone who would be interested in hosting? (I'll subsidize the food & alcohol & help set up.)

Happy Life Day!

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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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Posted: 2004-11-01 10:10 pm   Permalink

I must get this , thanks for sharing that. my brother-n-law is a starwars nut. Does anyone know how to get a copy.
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suburbanpagan
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Posted: 2004-11-01 11:35 pm   Permalink

humu, as if you weren't attractive enough yet, you throw this one out! You are too much! Awesome! haha! As for me, I've only heard the legends and wasn't aware of this event at the time of it's original release......I have no idea what I was doing to not notice! It must be quite an experience!

 
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tikibars
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2004-11-01 11:38 pm   Permalink

Yes it IS that bad.

And more.

The only truly cool bit is the Boba Fett cartoon in the middle.

The rest...

Hearing both Bea Arthur and Carrie Fisher sing is well... an experience.

We even get to see Chewbacca's dad watch 3D holographic softcore porn.

Harrison Ford is clearly drunk.

Do we need to put this on at the Ugh House on Saturday?


 
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tikifish
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Posted: 2004-11-02 06:34 am   Permalink

I remember seeing that the first time it aired on TV. I was very excited to stay up and watch it! As a kid I had no idea how bad it was.

 
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Feelin' Zombified
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Posted: 2004-11-02 07:13 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-11-02 06:34, tikifish wrote:
I remember seeing that the first time it aired on TV. I was very excited to stay up and watch it! As a kid I had no idea how bad it was.




I remember seeing it as a kid and thinking, "wow, that really sucked" or what ever a 7 year old would say in such a situation. It must have been the singing that bothered me. Or the fact that I kept waiting for actual plot/action/lightsabers/coolstuff.

That said, Humu, I think you should have the viewing party in the Detroit area

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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2004-11-02 07:18 am   Permalink

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On 2004-11-01 22:10, rodeotiki wrote:
I must get this , thanks for sharing that. my brother-n-law is a starwars nut. Does anyone know how to get a copy.




pretty sure you can get it on ebay, never tried. i HAVE searched to see if it is downloadable anywhere, so for no luck. it may be on kazaa or something but i ain't playin' that...
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Doctor Z
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Posted: 2004-11-02 07:21 am   Permalink

Bea Arthur and Chewbacca??

I thought Bea Arthur WAS Chewbacca!!
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2004-11-02 07:28 am   Permalink

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On 2004-11-01 23:38, tikibars wrote:

The only truly cool bit is the Boba Fett cartoon in the middle.




indeed.

the saturday morning star wars cartoons were pretty alright in the 80's... although C3PO's "cartoony" eyes bugged me...

but the fett is always cool

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martiki
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Posted: 2004-11-02 09:13 am   Permalink

"brain-meltingly bad" is the right word for sure.

I found it on a file sharing service this year. I couldn't get through it. Bring it to the UGH house...I smell a drinking game....


 
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tikibars
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2004-11-02 09:46 am   Permalink

Obtaining it: bootleg VHS or home-burned DVD-R copies should set you back no more than $15 on-line or at any Sci-Fi or comic convention. The pic quality is universally medicore (ALL existing copies are transfers from 1979 home VHS or Beta tapings, but search for the variation out there 'with' commercials. They're more entertaining than the show.

Now: Bea Arthur.
I worked for her back in 2000, doing sound for her one-woman show. I think we did about 20 performances. Her piano player (the only other person on stage) looked like Yoda, but Chewie was nowhere to be found.
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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2004-11-02 10:42 am   Permalink


I have this on tape too (with commercials, broadcast from Baltimore), in the event that something goes wrong with Humu's.


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Tiki-bot
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Posted: 2004-11-02 10:52 am   Permalink

Hmmm, assuming Mrs P. has no problem with this, we could do it at the Pineapples' Palace. What date were you thinking? We are remodeling our kitchen and not sure when we are going to start tearing out stuff, but it will likely be a minimum of 4 or 5 weeks from now.

I, too, have not seen the show since it was first broadcast.

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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2004-11-02 11:08 am   Permalink

Maybe we could do it at the Pineapples' Saturday afternoon, pre-UGH? The UGH house shindig doesn't start 'til 8pm, it might work better overall to watch it before Bruce's party starts. Does this Saturday work for you guys?

Cyn, it would probably be a good idea for you to bring your tape, since I can't vouch for mine.

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tikibars
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Posted: 2004-11-02 11:12 am   Permalink

Sat. is OK by me. Maybe late afternoon, and then we can all caravan over to Ugh. That'll also leave the early part of the day open for those of us who want to sight-see.

 
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