Muppet Show Star Wars Episode

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Exar_Xan, Feb 23, 2003.

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  1. Exar_Xan Force Ghost

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    From 1980, this episode of the Muppet Show starred Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. It starts off with scheduled guest Angus the Argyle Gargoyle getting ready to go on the air. But suddenly Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and C-3PO crash into the studio, in search of Chewbacca the Wookiee, who was kidnapped, and since nobody liked Angus, they replaced his guest spot with the stars of Star Wars. Luke isn't really interested in hosting the show, so he calls in his 'cousin' Mark Hamill to help out. Mark does the necessary song-and-dance parts, until Luke Skywalker and the droids hijack the Swine Trek. After the Swine Trek makes a smooth landing, Luke and the Droids are captured by Derth Nader, and Chewbacca the Wookiee comes to the rescue.

    Some images of the show: [image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup05.jpg]

    [image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup13.jpg]

    Capturing the Swine Trek, with Miss Piggy as Leia look alike.

    [image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup14.jpg]

    Derth Nader.
  2. UK Sullustian Force Ghost

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    It's available on the "Best of the Muppet Show: Volume 1" Region 2 DVD.

    UKS
  3. Exar_Xan Force Ghost

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    Thank you for that info, that will become handy for those who didnt saw this show. I didnt saw those dvds here, but i will look for it now.

    Edit: Jeff good that you remove that, but to be honest i think thats something that all mods should do more.
  4. Alabak Jedi Master

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    [image=http://www.blueharvest.net/images/misc/muppet-sw2.jpg]

    I love that Episode, i have it on tape.
    Mark Hamill is great as Luke's cousin. [face_laugh]
    But Miss Piggy steals the show. [face_love]
  5. Exar_Xan Force Ghost

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    [face_laugh] Alabak, I also liked how Mark Hamill was doing impressions of Kermit and Fozzy and they didnt understood him.

    And ofcourse the wonderful song and dance number from Chewie, R2 and C3-PO.

    BTW Do you know where that pic is from? Cause its not from the show.
  6. Alabak Jedi Master

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    May 21, 2001
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    It's a poster for the Episode, i don't know if it's original or fan made. But it's pretty sweet.
  7. Exar_Xan Force Ghost

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    It sure is very sweet, but i believe then that its fanmade. Cause what logical would the producers have with making a poster with kermit in Jedirobes, when he doesnt wear those in the show?
  8. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I think the poster is from an old Muppet "parodies" calendar.
  9. TK7771 Jedi Master

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    I love Gonzo as Vader [face_laugh]
  10. Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus

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    I can vividly remember watching that episode since I loved the Muppets and Star Wars. :) Great one.
  11. Exar_Xan Force Ghost

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    Thanks for answering that question JP-30, that was something i was wondering about for a long time.
  12. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    Again, this is another one that I really don't ever remember seeing in my youth. I'm not sure how many of those screen caps are a part of my memory or something I actually saw as a child on TV.
  13. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    May 23, 2002
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    I bought the Muppet Show DVD w/ Mark Hamill- and watched it a while back- it is so sweet and funny! The best part is if you check out the special features on the DVD they have "auditions" of other muppets trying for the part of Yoda- including Kermit and Fozzie. [face_laugh]

    I always remembered that as a kid I loved that episode of The Muppet Show- I always wished that Yoda had shown up though :(
  14. Hama Retired GSA, Retired RSA

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    I remember watching that episode when I was a kid. I tried to convince my mother that Luke Skywalker had a cousin named Mark. She didn't believe me, even when they were both on the screen at the same time at the end of the show. ;)
  15. Billy_Dee_Binks Force Ghost

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    It`s also very funny when Mark is dancing
    and Kermit yells him off the stage. :D
  16. Alabak Jedi Master

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    Found some more pictures. :)

    [image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup01.jpg][image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup02.jpg]
    [image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup03.jpg][image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup04.jpg]
    [image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup05.jpg][image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup06.jpg]
    [image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup07.jpg][image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup08.jpg]
    [image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup10.jpg][image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup11.jpg]
    [image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup12.jpg][image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup13.jpg]
    [image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup14.jpg][image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup15.jpg]
    [image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup16.jpg][image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup17.jpg]
    [image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup18.jpg][image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup19.jpg]
    [image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup20.jpg][image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup21.jpg]
    [image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup22.jpg][image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup23.jpg]
    [image=http://www.lucasfan.com/swtv/mup24.jpg] The End.
  17. DarthBreezy Chosen One

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    I just found it yesterday at Suncoast....

    [face_laugh]
  18. WormieSaber Force Ghost

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    Mark Hamill was so enthusiastic to do this thing because he love puppets...oppss...I mean't to say muppets.
  19. Mateo Jedi Master

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    Its available on the Muppets DVD? :cool:
  20. JediJunkie247 Jedi Grand Master

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    I loved this episode. It was probably my favorite of the Muppet Show series.
  21. GentleBant Force Ghost

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    I'd forgotten about this! That's awesome!

    Didn't Carrie Fisher do a guest appearance once, too?
  22. _Xanatos_ Jedi Knight

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    I LOVE that episode it was great and I wish I had recorded it!
  23. Chewies_bandolier Jedi Knight

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    I caught the last half of this episode on telly a long time ago, in a living room far, far away and I've been trying to find the whole episode ever since. I was absolutely ecstatic to finally see the whole thing on DVD today :D It is really fantastic ... and sweet.. and demented (LOVE "Pigs in SPaaaaaace" and I believe that my childhood crush on Mark Hamill *was* umm..? justified [face_blush]..

    C_B
  24. Luke_Skywalker_12 Jedi Grand Master

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    wow, this thread gave me flashbacks from when I was just like ten years old. I remember seing that episode. I never had the idea pop into my head about that muppets show ountil I got in this thread. So many memories :)
  25. Chewie18977 Jedi Knight

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    that is so great, my two favorite things in the world are star wars and the muppets so it was great

    and i belive that poster is from the muppets 3D show at disneyworld i was just there a few weeks back and saw it
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