Monday, December 16, 2013
I was eight years old when Star Wars came out, so I was the perfect age to be completely blown away by the franchise. I remember being very excited that The Muppet Show was going to have a special Star-Wars themed show featuring Luke Skywalker, C3PO, R2D2 and Chewbacca. Of course, this was pre-VHS, so I recorded the episode on cassette tape and listened to it over and over. Decades later, I finally got a copy of the episode on DVD, and it was a blast to finally see it again. One thing stood out to me, though - to make Chewbacca a little more kid-friendly, he wasn't wearing his trademark ammunition bandoleer. It just seemed wrong to me, he looked naked without it!