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The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
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Summary: Chewie and Han Solo are trying to get home to Chewie's family, so they can celebrate Lifeday. (imdb)
Country: USA
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na Tomero12
30
T1
na redpatriot
30
T1
The actual "special" is pretty horrible, but the cartoon is actually really good. But man... Bea Arthur sings.. and Leia sings... and various wookies jump around and do household chores... this was REAL bad.
na anakyle
0
T1
na jcdracula
0
T3
na iSean413
80
T5
na CloseFriend
0
T1
If you haven't seen this, you're probably thinking, "I'll watch it with my friends! We're gonna make fun of it!" Don't do it. The whole thing is so incredibly boring, awkward, and uninteresting that it's impossible to enjoy even on that level. Watching this will make you bored out of your mind and physically sick.
na RealMacgyver
10
T1
na pavementSAW
75
T3
na drcriddle
0
T1
na capnmariam
98
T10
na cantaloupe
7
T1
na ArkadyFalls
20
T1
na botelhudo
0
T1
na Talyn Golic
20
T1
na emtilt
0
T1
Unwatchable.
na Grizzlefoot
25
T1
na Emren
10
T1
na Derekstar
10
T1
I....Wha-.... I mean, ask 10 people what the strangest part of the Star Wars Holiday Special is and you may get 10 different answers. Is it the searing family drama performed entirely in Wookie without subtitles? Is it watching lil' Lumpy watch an entire instructional video in real time? Is it the appearance of musical guests Jefferson Starship? Is it the inexplicable five minute Cirque Du Soleil dance break? No, the strangest part is Boba Fett riding a dinosaur.
na JohnnyZombie
0
T1
The fact that this is a Star Wars product and has not been released since the original airing should give you a hint as to how terrible it is.
na timmytom
1
T1
na spatters
0
T1
na arsenmm
30
T1
na Farzan
12
T1
yes, it is as bad as they say.
na riseoffall
1
T1
na LordBeefJerk
20
T1
na ktappe
9
T1
na darthfrede
40
T1
na FallFoliage
10
T1
na Critic2010
37
T1
na Ununnilium
22
T1
na gunhaver
12
T1
na Tyomega
0
T1
na columbusbob
45
T1
na walmarket
10
T1
ITS SO BAD!!!
na roguepixel
0
T2
na mewcifur
10
T1
na Cronos
10
T1
na MajorB
10
T1
i hope you like wookie porn
na OMGFridge
0
T1
Fuck you curiosity! Its worse than abysmal.
na DavidBlast
5
T1
I can't quite decide if this was a worse addition to the STAR WARS saga than the "Midiclorian" revelation in Episode one. Hm.. Right. let's stay positive here: The STAR WARS Holiday Special has ... uh.. no JarJar Binks. It does, however, have wookie families and.. singing... I think what I'm trying to say is that this is the movie equivalent of cancer.
na szech
0
T1
Unwatchable.
na jimmyjazz
35
T1
na torontodog
30
T1
This awful show foreshadowed the nonsensical second trilogy.
na nausic
50
T3
na lojzik
20
T1
na Barkinson
10
T1
na Jeb
0
T1
Please....just don't watch it......
na IllegalCyrus
0
T1
na GreatScott85
0
T1
I'm sorry, what? This still exists?
na nanaimo
0
T1
na thesleepwalk
10
T1
Unbelievably terrible. Almost worth watching to be able to say you made it through...if you can manage.
na chesterfilms
5
T1
na Filligan
0
T1
I want to die now.
na Tenletters
80
T9
na hekkon
20
T1
na maborosi
2
T1
na Charlie
10
T1
NEVER AGAIN!!!
na chmod
1
T3
na spookey
0
T1
na Sockman
0
T1
Quite simply the worst film ever made. Even the prequels are better. Hell, even the commercials aired during the show are better.
na Jon
15
T1
Horrible
na niksan
1
T1
na Sagremore
15
T1
na pianistry
0
T1
na grubi
13
T1
na TheAlliance
10
T1
I saved myself a lot of agony by watching the YouTube-5-minutes-version. Well, what is there to say... Chewy was amazing as always.
na Laplacian
10
T1
na nickwin_dk
10
T1
na Cahadras1
8
T1
na doctor7
6
T1
An obvious cash in of the worst possible type. It's just literally mind bending how anyone thought this was a good idea. It's so awfully out of character for every single Star Wars character involved. I honestly can't believe that this actually exists, let alone that I've seen it. Pure embarrassment for all involved I think is the only way to describe it. They should've just gone the full nine and had Vader give a round of high fives and knuckles to everyone.
na Cerebrus
0
T1
na onrv
24
T1
na Baelara
0
T1
na Bravopunk
15
T1
na CRB9000
1
T1
na doctorbu
40
T1
na spacekraken
9
T1
na minutemusic
43
T1
na x-human
8
T1
Carrie Fisher wasn't the only one strung out on cocaine during the making of this. It was certainly widely administered just to get the crew though the shoot. Should have been provided to the audience as well. Lucas slapped the Star Wars logo on everything else, why not on cocaine? [Rifftrax can't even save this one. While there is the occasional funny quip it's mostly just them whining about how bad it all is. They also break into giggle fits far too often. Avoid if you can help it.]
na Komond
0
T1
George Lucas said: "If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every bootlegged copy of that program and smash it." That's exactly the same thing that proves it's a shit, and the same thing that will make any ill person have a morbid need to watch it, just to finally regret of being a curious human being.
na supergloo
1
T1
Arguably, positive proof that all the success George Lucas had with Star Wars was pure luck.
na Jeanie72
34
T2
na Bagger
0
T1
What is even the hell?
na cesarm
60
T6
na Electronic6
10
T1
na Ross
0
T1
na SteveAston
0
T1
na volkanya
0
T1
na cryptosicko
25
T1
na Booster
45
T3
na KTK
1
T3
na davidnottm
30
T2
na lineuphere
0
T1
na bellamyr
10
T1
Forget the Sith Lords - this is guaranteed to make anyone turn to the dark side!
na amecylia
0
T1
na annaud
40
T1
na rottentomat
40
T3
na mathiascz
10
T1
Nothing to say! I leave it without any comment! It cost me two bottles of whiskey.
na jgolden
10
T1
na Beageal
37
T1
na marsnoir
25
T1
So bad, its good! Watch it with the commercials, to bring you back to a time when 'Made in the USA' meant for something.
na Cantstopdrew
20
T1
na warrensm
12
T2
na tyoda
0
T1
na Nathan S
0
T1
lmao
na normalman
2
T1
This counts as a movie? Yikes. Anyway, the stories you've heard about this being the most horrible thing ever and embarrassing even by Star Wars standards? It's true. All of it. It's true.
na ShitHappens
0
T1
um question....Why is there no Wookie translator....and 99.9% of it is...Wookies?
na Colten97
10
T1
na SirVasil
0
T1
na crimnos
0
T1
na Eignarom
0
T1
na cloondog
0
T1
na themadelf66
70
T4
na cwratliff
90
T7
na Hailey
60
T2
na Barthalen
0
T1
So I accidentally took some acid mixed with cough syrup and then I fell down a flight of stairs and suddenly I saw these horrible looking Wookies who were screeching for what seemed like hours and Bea Arthur sang to me and some old four-armed transvestite was making me dinner and I saw recycled footage of A New Hope and what must have been 3 days later I woke up in a puddle of Bacta-fluid and my own tears.
na DesertPunk
32
T1
STIR STIR WHIP WHIP WHIP WHIP STIR
na thirtyframes
60
T1
na KungFuDolly
1
T1
na chitty
90
T7
na BOING
10
T1
na kingofjew
34
T1
na Aiferrific
5
T1
na ewp805
10
T1
Ouch.
na Prof. Sebby
20
T1
na Rolad
50
T2
The animated sequence makes this worth watching.
na FrederikA
0
T1
When I heard about it, I said "that's so dumb I need to see it". When I was 3 minutes into it, I shouted "Holy shit this is hilarious!" When I'd watched appx 20 minutes of un-subtitled wookie sit-com cross-cut with terrible 70s music-videos I found myself with shotgun barrel in my mouth...
na DaWolfey
28
T6
I don't see what the problem is with the Star Wars Holiday Special. The clue is in the title - it's a holiday special, so it was supposed to be a family entertaining special, probably at prime-time on TV. Throw in a few minor celebrities and a few musical numbers and you have something the whole family can enjoy! I didn't like it, but it wasn't as awful when considered as what it was.
na Crapface108
3
T1
NOTHING FUCKING HAPPENS IN THIS STUPID FUCKING MOVIE. NOTHING! I watched this with the Rifftrax commentary and that did not help one iota! WHY WOULD YOU MAKE THE MOVIE LIKE THIS? WHY WOULD YOU MAKE THE MOVIE SO MUCH NOTHING? WHY? WHAT HAPPENED TO MAKE THIS SO AWFUL? THIS WAS DURING THE TIME STAR WARS WAS AWESOME! WHY DID THIS SUCK SO HARD?
na Kimmie
20
T1
na ZachReviews
8
T1
An abysmal film. By no means is it good. However, it holds historical value for introducing us the Bounty Hunter that is Boba Fett, thus giving it 5 points. Plus 3 for Carrie Fisher looking extremely high throughout her scenes.
na marntim
10
T1
na scorpius
0
T2
na fuzzleshnops
0
T1
This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. If I could give it a negative score, I would.
na dgannz
10
T1
na saucyjack
14
T1
You'll feel braindamaged after watching it, but there are some redeeming qualities like Bea Arthur singing...
na CrazieCabbie
20
T1
na Travisbickle
45
T1
na Severian
0
T1
na xacviant
12
T1
Were I a STAR WARS devotee, I'm sure I would see this as a violation of what I believe in, and a humiliation of my loved ones. But I was just left numb. You want minutes upon minutes of unsubtitled Wookiee antics? Diahann Carroll as a singing fantasy for the pleasure (...) of Chewbacca's father? Endless and painfully stupid skits which embarass Art Carney and Harvey Korman? Bea fucking Arthur? Terrible animation for Boba Fett's debut? Harrison Ford looking bored? Lameness unlimited? You got it.
na PaulSandell
20
T1
na Omega
0
T1
na Kusanagi
40
T1
na Rigters
5
T1
na Holygrail2
5
T1
na XakkMaster
15
T1
For completists only. This had to have been created as something else entirely and only had Star Wars slapped on it because of the Box Office success of the first movie. The characters don't have any resemblance to characters in the Star Wars universe, other than physically. For the first 15-20 minutes you might find it "so bad it's hilarious," especially if you're watching it with a group, but before the half-way point (save for the cartoon) it becomes un-watchable and tedious beyond belief.
na Johnny6Gun
10
T1
Almost as bad as Episode II, but at least it has Harrison Ford in it. Oh yeah, Lumpy's in it, too. Everyone loves Lumpy.
na Jdiddy381
0
T1
na Risselada
45
T2
na dacriz
0
T1
na Darken Skye
0
T1
na gimli999
10
T1
na the e
5
T1
na DalekCritic
0
T1
na huebs
27
T1
na FTGE
3
T1
na Gauntlet
10
na admiralmpj
60
T4
na El Pedro
11
T1
na snyder_rb
39
T1
na tara
50
T4
na Squin
0
T1
na maddog
15
T1
You watch it with someone to make fun of it because it's so bad. It has no other value... just don't underestimate sitting down to make fun of it.
na Rotten Users
20
T1
na MentalCritic
13
T1
na dunetails
0
T1
na Qwipster.net
30
T1
na Trichuriasis
5
T1
na Indycoone
0
T1
na rudolf55
0
T1
na gogokain
0
T1
I got a bad feeling about this...
na minge
90
T8
na Keitarou
5
T1
na DallasSD
1
T1
na Nearphotison
5
T1
One point for Boba Fett's debut, four for Bea Arthur.
na fizzy
5
na erikasterup
0
T1
na Nursus
60
T1
na chiefg
0
T1
na locutus266
0
T1
na daisylegs
0
T1
na fenixdown
1
T1
na wokelstein
30
T1
na israndy
65
T1
Yikes!
na pomattovich
28
T2
na cutegirlbutt
65
T3
na von krogh
0
T1
You know those people who say the Boba Fett cartoon in this travesty of a TV movie is "actually pretty good" or "not so bad"? They're wrong. It's as horrible as the rest. I can, without a trace of doubt, state that The Star Wars Holiday Special is the worst movie ever made. This is the point where George Lucas should have realized he'd created a monster.
na npcdel
20
T2
na Schismchasm
1
T1
na jasonasteele
5
T1
na RandallODim
10
T1
Watch it with friends and you might be able to deal, but it's just too interminably long to sit through alone.
na Pingy
68
T1
na Ytadel
20
T1
A terrifying, grotesque spectacle that manages to make a mockery of both Star Wars and Christmas. But Star Wars fans should probably see it, just to say they have. Carrie Fisher is out of her mind on cocaine in every frame she's in, which is hilarious.
na nickabc
60
T1
na wavex
20
T1
na shahness
18
T1
na haljordan2
1
T1
na losrasputin
8
T1
na Jorbes
0
T1
na schilders
2
T1
na jwest
5
T1
na DaeSanye
1
T1
na QtheAlmighty
47
T1
There are not words.
na DanseMacabre
50
T2
na imdb
38
T1
na bwpello
0
T1
Just.... No.
na youtellme93
2
T1
This movie should be used to interrogate prisoners, it's that bad. I managed 25 minutes before I decided I'd rather watch paint dry. How in the world did the cast manage to act through those lines? Shooting that must have been awful.
na Wesfx
51
T1
na lydia69
0
T1
na Gusx1
30
T1
na Elekoise
0
T1
na sirperry
88
T9
na JooJoo
2
T2
Attack of the Clones is worse.
na trafford
1
T1
na ThePunisher
0
T1
na ScrumYummy
3
T1
na Svitska
0
T1
na afcitrin
0
T1
na TrixRabbi
18
T1
Really funny at first but quickly overstays it's welcome and just becomes boring as all hell. Needs to be a communal viewing because on it's own it's pbbbbtttt
na p00q
0
T1
na Jarmann
10
T1
Where's me red cloak?
na dirtyfilthy
40
T2
na htiman
40
T1
na VengefulKBM
0
T1
Do not watch it. Even out of curiosity. If you MUST, look up the Bea Arthur segment on YouTube, watch that, and pretend the rest of the movie is anywhere near as good.
na Skaffel
10
T1
na DrewTheDude
14
T2
Nothing will be more beautiful than a bunch of heavenly Wookies!
na Hawke
0
T1
na Nday
0
T1
na fedepia
85
T8
na Pharley
2
T1
na janus
70
T5
Hardly unwatchable. Y'all're fuckin' pussies, apparently. As far as '70s TV variety shows go it's not even that bad. Regardless of intent, it humanizes people and things that can seem elevated and distant, like that photo of Barack Obama smoking a joint, or those creepy James Joyce love letters. On most days I'd rather throw this on than any of the prequels.
na Allocine
54
T3
na jsietsema
0
T1
na Leland
10
T1
na BurstBubble
0
T1
My ears are bleeding...
na ripvf
13
T1
na juanpsala
1
T1
na El Guapo
10
T1
na Jazzaloha
5
T1
If you thought the Ewoks were bad, wait to you see the Wookie children. But the show is noteworthy for it's animated short, which includes Boba Fett. My guess is that this is single biggest reason fans had such great expectations for Boba Fett--way cool in this short--and partially why they were so disappointed when he finally appeared on screen in *Jedi*.
na Quesazilla
10
T1
na Evolution
2
T1
If I had the same people and sets etc. to work with I couldn't have made a film worse than this if I tried.
na Zoltan
30
T1
na Bufo1944
70
T3
na Arschloch
25
T2
na mikecoolest
5
T1
na lodevijk
0
T1
na mnzeric
0
T1
na KasperL
0
T1
Definitely not one of those "so bad it's good"-type films - it's immeasurably worse! Truly beyond painful to watch. Don't do it. Don't even consider it. (Ever.)
na karabe
20
T1
na Saintes
20
T1
20 only for animated movie with Boba Fett...
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