The Art of Darkness

Brace Yourselves

December 26th, 2011 by Cobwebs

This isn’t goth, but you better believe it qualifies as horror.

The Star Wars Holiday Special has been spoken of in hushed tones in geek circles since its release. It was a naked cash grab by George Lucas trying to capitalize on the success of Star Wars, and it was so bad it damn near scuttled the movie franchise. No really. As Rob over on Topless Robot, where I found this turkey, put it:

The Star Wars Holiday Special is an atrocity against god and man. You think it’s going to be so bad it’s good, but it’s not — it’s so bad that nothing in life ever seems quite as good again.

He’s not kidding, you guys. Bea Arthur runs the Mos Eisley Cantina (and sings!). Diahann Carroll is a virtual reality sex slave for Wookiees. Han Solo is oddly huggy. Leia is clearly drugged out of her mind. It’s…special.

And here’s the whole damn thing, complete with commercials from 1978. You are welcome.

(via Topless Robot)

Posted in Funny Peculiar | 4 Comments »