​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Episode 133: In Defense of The Star Wars Holiday Special

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MUSIC LIST

Aourourou by Blue Dot Sessions​

Star Wars theme disco version by Meco 

The Crisper by Blue Dot Sessions

Empire Strikes Back disco version by Meco


As far as Star Wars fans are concerned, there is no greater hive of scum and villainy than the 1978 made-for-TV Star Wars Holiday Special. The musical variety program, which centered on Chewbacca’s family, is considered a hokey, misguided embarrassment. But entertainment writer Bonnie Burton and comedian Alex Schmidt think there’s something to love about The Holiday Special -- and it may be in canon after all. Plus, listen for a special announcement about the future of the Imaginary Worlds back catalog.