Friday, December 24, 2010
Maude and the Aliens Wish You a Merry Christmas
Rants from Mommyland, here is Bea Arthur as a bartender in the cantina in the Star Wars Holiday Special.
Just so you know, there's a lot of mystery surrounding the Star Wars Holiday Special, such as why the heck any of these people agreed to be involved in the thing.
Here is where I go all conspiracy theory.
This reminds me a LOT of the Muppet Show. Here's my theory: one night in 1978, Frank Oz got a LOT of people wasted and convinced them that what the world needed at that particular moment was more Star Wars-related peace, love, and holiday cheer. He must have intoned, in the Yoda voice, that this would be the most awesomely fun project ever. And then he switched it up to Miss Piggy and slapped George Lucas upside the head until everyone was like, "Duuuuude, you are so right. We have got to make a Star Wars Holiday Special."
That is the only explanation I can think of. That, or everyone in the 1970s was out of their gourd on polyester fumes.