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For the Season 20 premiere of “The Simpsons” Homer Simpson teams up with Flanders to become a bounty hunter. So of course Boba Fett makes an appearance during the show’s opening sequence.
Oh, and Marge gets a job at an erotic bakery, hence the title.
You can watch the full episide on Hulu.com here:
WATCH VIDEO: The Simpsons – “Sex, Pies and Idiot…”
Read more about Star Wars references in “The Simpsons” here:
I Bent My Wookiee! Celebrating the Star Wars/Simpsons Connection (Starwars.com)
The Monarch’s Henchman 21 buys a lightsaber from Dr. Venture at a yard sale. Brock and the Venture clan dress up as Star Wars characters for a party. H.E.L.P.eR robot channels his inner R2-D2. Even Nien Nunb makes an appearance.
Those of you who have ever dated someone who’s never seen Star Wars might find the season premiere episode of “How I Met your Mother” rather interesting.
All the guys on the show — Ted, Marshall and Barney — are all huge Star Wars fans. You may remember Barney had a life–sized stormtrooper in his apartment in Season 2! And they are shocked to find out that Ted’s current girlfriend has never even seen the movie. They are not sure if their friend Ted can be with someone who never saw Star Wars. And hilarity ensues.
More info on “How I Met Your Mother”.
Ever notice that by switching around the letters Ackbar you get Barack? No word yet on which Star Wars character a McCain jumble translates to.
Back in 1980, if you were a kid leaving the theater after just witnessing The Empire Strikes Back’s multitude of unanswered questions – is Vader really Luke’s father? Will Han escape from the carbonite? Did the ice-cream-maker guy escape Cloud City? — then you may have been inspired like artist/illustrator Dave Lowe, who at 14 years old drafted up his own comic version of the saga’s final chapter three years before its release.
It’s not the Revenge, er, Return of the Jedi we know, but it is surprisingly competent – both artistically and narratively – for a 9th grade Star Wars fan in 1980.
Head on over to Dave’s blog for a list of the chapters — don’t scroll down below the list, though, or you’ll spoil the ending!
Brian Heiler over at toplessrobot.com recently posted a cool article about blatant ‘70s Star Wars rip-off toys – you know, those quasi-Star Wars wannabes that got you teased on the playground when trying to pass off that “S.T.A.R. Team” villain for Darth Vader or the “Star Hawk” for a Y-wing.
Check out the article here.
Coming soon to Walt Disney World in Florida is an all new series of large Star Wars-Disney crossover figures that should be available sometime this Fall. Included are Donald Duck as Darth Maul, Goofy as Jar Jar, Mickey as Anakin, and Minnie as Queen Amidala.
The retail for each will be $200 with an edition size of 600. 500 of each will be available for guests of Walt Disney World while the remainder (100 of each) are heading west to Disneyland.
See more pics after the jump!
Rebelscum recently updated with a fascinating look back at a little-known Star Wars ad campaign staged for Panasonic back in the late ‘80s, a campaign that endowed Threepio with a butterfly net, Yoda with ear buds, Chewie with daffodils, Ewoks with leafy produce, and the Maker himself with his own wood-cut sea-faring dragon.
A great, thoroughly-researched article that includes posters, TV ads, behind the scenes imagery and more, all of which have rarely been seen here in the US. Head on over to Rebelscum to check it out.
(Harvey Korman as Chef Gormaanda)
When I think back on some of the first movies I saw with my dad, or hours spent at home as a latch-key kid watching comedy skit TV shows, it’s full of memories involving comedic actor Harvey Korman. I remember giggling at his klutzy Hedley Lamarr character in the movie Blazing Saddles. I recall my afterschool ritual of getting comfy on the living room couch, with Little Debbie oatmeal pies in hand, and snort-laughing at Korman’s crazy antics on “The Carol Burnett Show.”
I can still remember being on the edge of my seat in the movie theater watching Korman as Captain Blythe in Herbie Goes Bananas. Heck, I even liked him during my full-blown Goth days when he played Dr. Jack Seward in Dracula: Dead and Loving It.
So it really shouldn’t be a surprise when years later, I was brave enough to admit in a crowded Lucasfilm marketing meeting that I was a big fan of the “Star Wars Holiday Special.”