Tuesday, December 16, 2008

selections from The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)

This television special tie-in to the wildly successful feature film was a rather unusual prospect when it first aired in 1978 with content best described as a bizarre train wreck of a program. I have not included the entire special, only 4 selections. Unlike the film this is connected with, The Star Wars Holiday Special has several musical interludes. Songs from Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia and Bea Arthur as the cantina bar keep can be viewed below. The cartoon segment is notable as the first appearance of the popular character Boba Fett. If you want to nerd out even harder, you can easily find the entire program on YouTube or elsewhere. Happy Life Day!

opening segment

cantina scene

cartoon segment

Princess Leia sings


  1. Hey Scott. Way cool! I love this. I've watched some of it in the past. Definitely not what you would expect, but it was certainly interesting to watch.

  2. A weird and wacky slice of television history. Def.a head scratcher, but an interesting one. Love the at home with the wookies bit.