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The Star Wars Holiday Special ()

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Summary: Chewie and Han Solo are trying to get home to Chewie's family, so they can celebrate Lifeday. (imdb)

Genres: Comedy, Musical, Family/Kids, Adventure

Country: USA

Directed By: Steve Binder, David Acomba

Written By: Bruce Vilanch, Pat Proft, Leonard Ripps, Mitzie Welch

Starring: Harrison Ford, James Earl Jones, Mark Hamill, Beatrice Arthur, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Art Carney, Harvey Korman, Diahann Carroll

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The Star Wars Holiday Special belongs to 19 collections
1. Star Wars (public: moderated by td888 - 7 stars)
2. Rifftrax (public: moderated by x-human - 6 stars)
3. Holiday Specials (public: moderated by Ununnilium - 5 stars)
4. Telemovie (public: moderated by djross - 4 stars)
5. So bad they are good (public: moderated by cagedwisdom - 4 stars)
6. Nostalgia Critic Episodes (public: moderated by KirkJiggler - 3 stars)
7. How Did This Get Made? (public: moderated by theficionado - 2 stars)
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saucyjack saucyjack
14T1
You'll feel braindamaged after watching it, but there are some redeeming qualities like Bea Arthur singing...
RAMTHA
90T5
chmod chmod
1T3
lineuphere lineuphere
10T1
riseoffall
1T1
RavynLoony
9T1
Rotten Users
20T1
oisteing oisteing
80T9
Crapface108 Crapface108
3T1
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?
jxc0207
67T2
Baelara
0T1
volkanya volkanya
0T1
von_krogh von krogh
0T1
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.
Oliveira Oliveira
10T1
botelhudo botelhudo
0T1
karamazov karamazov.
0T1
Euthanize me now.
lodevijk lodevijk
0T1
Komond Komond
0T1
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.
jubei07 jubei07
1T1
rottentomat rottentomat
40T3
Niska Niska
0T1
timvos
5T1
IllegalCyrus
0T1
Jeanie72
34T2
scorpius
0T2
MajorB
10T1
i hope you like wookie porn
Severian
0T1
boredom
0T1
jrmoviemania
50T2
Excitableboy Excitableboy
15T1
Painful to watch but too fucking weird to give 0 rating.
Pinhead01
50T1
ME_Criticker
20T4
Quesazilla Quesazilla
10T1
shenks
0T1
kascal
0T1
fenixdown fenixdown
1T1
pavementSAW pavementSAW
75T3
Risselada Risselada
45T2
roger1
3T1
cutegirlbutt
65T3
lapierre520
0T1
amecylia amecylia
0T1
cantaloupe
7T1
FTGE
3T1
asdfg
10T1
chitty chitty
90T7
minutemusic
43T1
DalekCritic DalekCritic
0T1
Charlie Charlie
10T1
NEVER AGAIN!!!
Qwipsternet Qwipster.net
30T1
DaeSanye DaeSanye
1T1
erikasterup
0T1
Kusanagi Kusanagi
40T1
Kimmie Kimmie
20T1
BOING
10T1
PaulSandell
20T1
Daniel Radd
13T1
tuerda
2T1
Nearly half an hour of this is nothing but wookies grunting at each other. The rest of it is worse. Just remembering it is painful. . . . still better than attack of the clones though.
Cahadras1 Cahadras1
8T1
dourface
10T1
fizzy
5
xacviant
12T1
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.
cesarm cesarm
60T6
GentlyFeral
0T1
bigjeff822
89T6
dacriz
0T1
Winston4th
0T1
htiman htiman
40T1
ThePunisher ThePunisher
0T1
DriveShaft
mnzeric mnzeric
4T5
kurenai kurenai
60T1
dunetails
0T1
SimonJones96 SimonJones96
3T1
terrymac terrymac
11T1
Sagremore
15T1
Henrik Henrik
0T1
ZachReviews ZachReviews
8T1
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.
jgolden
10T1
Bailey74 Bailey74
8T1
admiralmpj
60T4
CloseFriend CloseFriend
0T1
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.
spatters
0T1
Nearphotison Nearphotison
5T1
One point for Boba Fett's debut, four for Bea Arthur.
Cerebrus Cerebrus
0T1
jhsoby jhsoby
0T1
thirtyframes
60T1
cwratliff
90T7
torontodog torontodog
30T1
This awful show foreshadowed the nonsensical second trilogy.
kastenm kastenm
39T1
Leland Leland
10T1
fedepia
85T8
Jon
15T1
Horrible
Corganist
77T7
Colten97
10T1
Tomero12
30T1
gogokain gogokain
0T1
I got a bad feeling about this...
maddog maddog
15T1
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.
bof bof
4T1
My opinions of this movie can only be expressed in Wookie - ie groans of pain and blunt violence to the head. Please, do keep explaining how it's a shame George Lucas won't be involved with the new movies.
MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
19T1
CosmicMonkey CosmicMonkey
3T1
"Abysmal"? "Horrendous"? "Painful"? The English language simply lacks the vocabulary to accurately and precisely describe how soul-crushingly awful this film is. I think I'll weep and cry in a corner now.
Gauntlet Gauntlet
szech szech
0T1
Unwatchable.
Huus Huus
0T1
Detonathor
0T1
On one hand, it needs to be seen to be believed...but then you can't unsee it.
RandallODim
10T1
Watch it with friends and you might be able to deal, but it's just too interminably long to sit through alone.
FallFoliage
10T1
dognamedfrog
80T8
huebs
27T1
mathiascz mathiascz
10T1
Nothing to say! I leave it without any comment! It cost me two bottles of whiskey.
Borelly
0T1
Kraven1905 Kraven1905
1T1
Capn_Kue_Que Capn Kue Que
0T1
Pingy
68T1
progre2 progre2
1T1
silent_disco silent disco
0T1
sarossell
50T1
deadghost deadghost
0T1
Jarmann Jarmann
10T1
Where's me red cloak?
Johnny6Gun Johnny6Gun
10T1
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.
CrazieCabbie CrazieCabbie
20T1
Ross Ross
0T1
grubi grubi
13T1
cloondog
0T1
OldAle1
30T1
Allocine Allocine
54T3
walmarket
10T1
ITS SO BAD!!!
Ytadel Ytadel
10T1
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.
janus
70T5
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.
Squin
0T1
Jabberwocky
0T2
sirhcybe
20T1
tyoda
0T1
drcriddle drcriddle
0T1
annaud annaud
40T1
QtheAlmighty QtheAlmighty
47T1
There are not words.
ewp805 ewp805
10T1
Ouch.
Crazyfishguy
1T1
Travisbickle Travisbickle
45T1
kingofjew kingofjew
34T1
kyleloomis kyle.loomis
1T1
Talyn_Golic Talyn Golic
20T1
doctorbu
40T1
DamienTC
1T1
Mrcfadden
1T1
Invi Invi
40T1
TrixRabbi TrixRabbi
18T1
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
Skaffel
10T1
lostinlodos
59T2
Has its moments.
RNG
30T4
Indycoone
0T1
caocao caocao
1T1
A pinnacle of Barqs achievment.
Svitska Svitska
0T1
OwynMerrilin
100T8
Best. Bad. Movie. Night. Ever. You have not lived until you've seen Grandpa Itchy watching VR porn in the living room, or Bea Arthur dancing on the tables of the Mos Eisley Cantina. And the moment where Lumpy's stuffed bantha is ripped up by a Storm Trooper looking for contraband? Most evil thing the empire ever did, and the saddest moment in the franchise. I'm not even joking, that poor Wookiee child.
LordBeefJerk
20T1
cardsfanboy
75T6
Evan Waters
40T1
Astfgl Astfgl
50T3
Worth watching just to say you've seen it.
B8Mana
5T1
ArkadyFalls
20T1
p00q p00q
0T1
gunhaver gunhaver
12T1
SirVasil SirVasil
0T1
Pharley Pharley
2T1
Cantstopdrew Cantstopdrew
20T1
themadelf66 themadelf66
70T4
redpatriot redpatriot
30T1
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.
imdb imdb
38T1
thesleepwalk
10T1
Unbelievably terrible. Almost worth watching to be able to say you made it through...if you can manage.
NightGoat72 NightGoat72
50T5
VengefulKBM VengefulKBM
15T1
Its one redeeming quality: the Bea Arthur scene is actually pretty good. She's a great performer. The Wookiee stuff, though... good GOD is that hard to sit through for more than 10 seconds.
rudolf55
0T1
marsnoir
25T1
So bad, its good! Watch it with the commercials, to bring you back to a time when 'Made in the USA' meant for something.
warrensm
12T2
trafford
1T1
XakkMaster XakkMaster
15T1
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.
jasonasteele
5T1
gavinbennett
20T2
cagedwisdom cagedwisdom
0T1
This is so terrible, there really isn't much else to say about it. I really didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I saw this.
hughesj11
3T1
benshoemaker benshoemaker
80T1
FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
0T1
Farzan Farzan
12T1
yes, it is as bad as they say.
Sockman Sockman
0T1
Quite simply the worst film ever made. Even the prequels are better. Hell, even the commercials aired during the show are better.
FrederikA FrederikA
0T1
When I heard about it, I said "that's so insaneI 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...
DallasSD
1T1
jcdracula
0T3
Sheldrake Sheldrake
40T3
roguepixel roguepixel
0T1
nausic
50T3
Bagger Bagger
0T1
What is even the hell?
karabe karabe
20T1
doctordave doctordave
52T2
spacekraken spacekraken
9T1
crititv
15T1
OMGFridge OMGFridge
0T1
Fuck you curiosity! Its worse than abysmal.
Rigters Rigters
5T1
mwgerb mwgerb
2T1
Like any great sci-fi, this film asks the audience questions. Unfortunately in this case, they're questions like: What did I just watch? Why does Chewbacca's family have so much random technology? Why are they named Itchy and Lumpy? Why are there rock bands in the Star Wars universe? Can acting be more half-assed? Why does Chewbacca's dad have an orange singing girl fetish? Who do I blame for this crime against humanity?
Bluladder
50T1
Rolad Rolad
50T2
The animated sequence makes this worth watching.
DaWolfey DaWolfey
28T5
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.
chiefg chiefg
0T1
lojzik
20T1
iabpup
20T1
Schismchasm Schismchasm
1T1
Booster Booster
45T3
gimli999
10T1
chemtrails chemtrails
5T1
Yikes
ScrumYummy
3T1
wavex
20T1
daisylegs daisylegs
0T1
dirtyfilthy
40T2
BurstBubble
0T1
My ears are bleeding...
micmac micmac•
29T1
snallygaster snallygaster
4T1
Wesfx
51T1
nickabc nickabc
60T1
Hangarl
0T1
Hailey
60T2
arsenmm
30T1
Evolution Evolution
2T1
Stay away... stay far, far away from this.
hekkon hekkon
20T1
capnmariam
98T10
psych0naut psych0naut (The Socialist Standard)
0T1
israndy
65T1
Yikes!
juanpsala
1T1
Nursus Nursus
60T1
Dimentia Dimentia
0T1
WHAT THE HELL GEORGE LUCAS. WHAT THE HELL.
Derekstar Derekstar
10T1
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.
snyderrb snyder_rb
39T1
shahness
18T1
Cronos
10T1
nanaimo
0T1
Manic_Ken
0T1
cardsos01
20T1
Bravopunk Bravopunk
15T1
crimnos
0T1
adwilson
30T2
jacobclark12 jacobclark12
5T1
If you're a massive Star Wars fan like myself, it's worth watching just once because it's so rare. Otherwise, steer far clear of this crapfest. The only reason it's not the worst thing I've ever seen is because Star Wars.
KasperL KasperL
0T1
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.)
pianistry
0T1
GreatScott85 GreatScott85
0T1
I'm sorry, what? This still exists?
spookey
0T1
Bufo1944
70T3
nickwindk nickwin_dk
10T1
ShitHappens ShitHappens
0T1
um question....Why is there no Wookie translator....and 99.9% of it is...Wookies?
onrv
24T1
Zoltan Zoltan
30T1
cuffyone
25T1
podaddy podaddy
5T1
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