Well after a few weeks of playing SWTOR I had an urge to rewatch the movies. So I started with Episode I and went through one by one. Along the way I heard that there was a holiday special that aired on TV back in 1978. It featured the main characters from Star Wars along with a few new characters including Chewbacca’s family! Now why haven’t we heard more about this 97 minute long Star Wars special? Because it was awful. George Lucas didn’t have anything to do with it. Whatever network produced it licensed the rights to make it and they did all of the writing. It was a bit like a variety show with some songs. The comedy bits weren’t funny at all.
I’m told the cartoon featuring Boba Fett actually ended up on one of the Bluray editions of Star Wars though I can’t confirm this. The show was so bad that George Lucas actually said: “If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy of that show and smash it.”