Anyone worried about Disney ruining the Star Wars brand clearly hasn’t seen The Star Wars Holiday Special from 1978, which is exactly what George Lucas hopes; he had little involvement in the catastrophe of a project, and has since made sure that it will never be rebroadcasted again nor made available on home video. Lucky for us, though, the whole blurry thing is on YouTube, so you can watch the splendor of Life Day, Jefferson Starship, Bea Arthur as Ackmena, coked-out Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford’s dead soul firsthand.
The special aired on CBS 34 years ago today, so today’s GIFs feature is dedicated to all things Wookie. Be sure to listen to “Light the Sky on Fire” while staring at Lumpy.
Ugh, Lumpy. (Via)