Holiday Special Filk Song Team | November 19, 2008

With the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars Holiday Special, it seems some fans have a few things to sing about when it comes to Lumpy, Malla, Bea Arthur, Art Carney and the rest of the cast. Singer/songwriter Shawn Moynihan from the band Save Pluto wrote this musical tribute to the special, to be sung to the tune of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band.”

It was 30 years ago today
We didn’t have a VCR to play
George had given in to CBS
Who tried to do Star Wars with less.

But it didn’t take too long to see
What a horror it would come to be
Holiday Special, aww, you were so bad.

Wookiees talking with a Shriiwook sound
No subtitles to be found
Everything was going awfully wrong
Bea Arthur singing cantina songs.

But that night they introduced you to
A bounty hunter in green and blue
Holiday Special, aww, you were so bad.

Malla cooking with a bantha stew
Art Carney brought a gift or two
Itchy fantasies to kids’ dismay
Diahann Carroll, where are you today?

Lumpy watching animated Fett
Harvey Korman took one in the head
Holiday Special, aww, you were so bad.

Now Chewie made it home in time
For a Life Day chorus line
And people, if we’ve learned a thing,
Don’t let Carrie Fisher sing
Thank the Force that you will never see
A Lucasfilm release on DVD
Holiday Special, aww, you were so bad.

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