Happy Life Day, Star Wars fans!
Today in 1978 was the one and only time the Star Wars Holiday Special aired on CBS. Why just that one time, you might ask? Doesn’t a trip with Han Solo and Chewbacca to Chewie’s home planet sound like it would be on syndication forever? In it, Solo hangs out with Chewie’s family, while they are being pursued by the Galactic Empire. Somehow the whole visiting of family made sense in the realm of the Holiday season, but maybe it hit a little too close to home for people who have to drink a lot in order to be around their hairy in-laws who yell a lot, don’t make too much sense, thump their chests and if pushed, rip people’s arms out of their sockets. I don’t know about Wookies but that sure sounds a lot like how my in-laws behave.
Actually, that’s just the least of the sins of this show. We’re going to expose you to a truncated version of the show, and we’ll see how much of your sanity remains intact afterwards: