Monday, November 17, 2008

'The Star Wars Holiday Special'

'The Star Wars Holiday Special': "'TSWHS' was broadcast only once, but that was enough to secure its place as both 'Star Wars' ' and television's guiltiest of pleasures. George Lucas (who declined to be interviewed for this story) has disavowed it. David Hofstede ranked it No. 1 in his book 'What Were They Thinking: The 100 Dumbest Events in Television History.' A seemingly mortified Harrison Ford, appearing last February on 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien,' tried to evade his host's questions about 'TSWHS' by stating he had no recollection of it. Then, to freshen up the aging action star's memory, O'Brien played the clip in which Ford's Han Solo tells Chewbacca's clan, 'You're like family to me.'"