Posts Tagged ‘TV’

Headless Darth Vader on The Simpsons

Bonnie Burton | January 26, 2009

On this week’s episode “Lisa the Drama Queen” of The Simpsons, we learn that not only does Lisa have a flair for writing fantasy fiction, but that Nelson plays with a headliess Darth Vader action figure!

Scene from the episode:

Nelson: “Girls are so lame. Isn’t that right headless Darth Vader? What’s that? You miss your girlfriend armless Malibu Stacy wrapped in hockey tape?” (then makes action figures kiss)

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The Simpsons: “Lisa the Drama Queen”

Force is Strong on Whale Wars

Bonnie Burton | January 12, 2009

(Photo from Whale Wars)

Star Wars shows up in the some of the most surprising places. The crew of the Steve Irwin from the Animal Planet show Whale Wars have recently been spotted wearing ome big Star Wars logos on their helmets for the episode “We are Hooligans.”


Galactic Senate on 30 Rock Team | January 9, 2009

If you caught this week’s episode “Senor Macho Solo” in Season 3 of 30 Rock, then you may have noticed some awesome flirting saturated with Star Wars references between Liz Lemon (played by Tina Fey) and a possible love interest Stuart played by actor Peter Dinklage.

Stuart: It’s my fault for wanting to hear all about your job, it’s just so much more interesting than the UN.

Liz Lemon: Oh come on, really? You have all those different languages and the costumes and that big meeting room; it must be like working in the Galactic Senate in Star Wars.

Stuart: They are similar. We are also very concerned about the growing influence of the Sith lords.

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VIDEO: 30 Rock: “Senor Macho Solo”

Boss Nass and the Price of Gas

Bonnie Burton | January 2, 2009

Actor Brian Blessed — best known for his role as Prince Vultan in the camp classic movie Flash Gordon — also voiced The Phantom Menace character Boss Nass. In his current events celebrity game show Have I Got News For You, Blessed treated his audience and guests with a rather amusing Boss Nass impression as he explained how to save gas while driving.

VIDEO: Brian Blessed’s Boss Nass Impression (via Youtube)
(shows up around 1:18)

C-3PO on Robot Chicken

Bonnie Burton | December 9, 2008

For those fans who can never get enough Star Wars gags in Adult Swim’s hit TV show Robot Chicken, here’s another. Seth Green and his Robot Chicken co-creator Matthew Senreich ask Joss “Whedonverse” Whedon, Seth McFarlane, and a few other famous directors for a job in this hilarious skit where C-3PO makes a rather odd cameo.

VIDEO: Robot Chicken: Cultivated Relationships

Colbert Urges Nation to Buy Lightsabers

Bonnie Burton | December 3, 2008

Not to be out-geeked by The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, on the Dec. 1 episode of The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert wagged his finger at the National Toy Hall of Fame curator Christopher Bench for inducting the stick into the museum and called it “all natural, the perfect price.”

Colbert says of Bench:

Wrong! Free is never the perfect price! Retailers depend on holiday toy sales but thanks to Mr. Bench here, parents are gonna realize that sticks literally grow on trees. He makes me so mad I want to poke him in the eye, with not a stick, but a Star Wars Force FX authentic replica lightsaber. (Waves lightsaber around.) Just $79.99!

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VIDEO: The Colbert Report
(Colbert waves the lightsaber at around 11:30)

Get your own Star Wars Force FX Lightsaber at Star Wars Shop.

Agent Olivia “Han Solo” Dunham?

Bonnie Burton | December 3, 2008

It’s no secret that director J.J. Abrams is a lifelong Star Wars fan. Star Wars references have popped up on his show Lost, so it was only a matter of time before they appeared in his latest endeavor, Fringe.

In this week’s episode called “Safe,” F.B.I. agent Olivia Dunham reveals to the character Peter Bishop the nickname she had in boarding school.

Olivia: “I guess I’ve always just enjoyed being on my own. Even when I was in boarding school they used to call me Han.”

Peter: “As in Solo? That’s cute. At least you had a nickname.”

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VIDEO: Fringe: “Safe” (Episode 10, Season 1)

Read more about Fringe and Star Wars here:
J.J. Abrams Talks Fringe, Cattle and Star Wars (

Jon Stewart and His C-3PO Bobblehead

Bonnie Burton | December 2, 2008

Last night on The Daily Show, show host Jon Stewart did his share to talk about Black Friday by rubbing it in our faces that he beat out holiday shoppers to a C-3PO bobblehead.

He’s also a tad worried about the recession, now that he claims to have bought a lifesize Millennium Falcon made of LEGOs.

VIDEO: The Daily Show
(watch from 2:10 to 3:11)

Clone Wars Thanksgiving Special? Nope. Team | November 24, 2008

Whenever I think about my favorite shows and their seasonal specials, I always smile to myself that I’m not the only one who has the holiday spirit. Who can forget the Native American ghost invasion plot of the Thanksgiving episode of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer? Or the Christmas Special of The Venture Bros. where everything that could go wrong at a cocktail party — when you invite super villains — does?

So leave it up to’s columnist Graeme McMillan to pitch Thanksgiving specials not only for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but also for Heroes, Knight Rider, Lost, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.


Star Wars: The Clone Wars
We journey to Kashyyyk, where the Wookiees are celebrating their annual Life Day. Planning to convince the Wookiees to join the Republic in their struggles against the evil Count Dooku and his seperatists, Padme gets captured and has to be rescued by Anakin, Ahsoka and a brand new Jedi that we’ve never seen before. Who looks like a turkey. After a brave and ferocious battle, Padme is rescued, but the turkey Jedi sacrifices himself in the process. The end of the episode sees the Wookiees and our heroes gathered around a great feast, as Yoda reminds everyone about the brave sacrifices that have been made so that everyone could be there that day, and says something about “Thanks, we must be giving on this day.” And then R2 makes that farting noise and everyone laughs.

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Five TV Thanksgiving Specials We’ll Sadly Never See (via

Celebrating the Star Wars Holiday Special

Bonnie Burton | November 20, 2008

With the holiday season approaching that could only mean one thing — Life Day is coming! All week long pays tribute to the 30th Anniversary to the Star Wars Holiday Special! Whether you love it or loathe it, we’ve got articles on the actors, screenwriter, director, art, collectibles, and even the animatic reel from the Boba Fett cartoon that made fans giddy with anticipation about that mysterious bounty hunter.

So far here’s some of the great stuff we’ve already posted:

Stay tuned for even more!