044 THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL wITH ALISON NOVAK

20th Century Popcast is a podcast that tries to understand the present by living in the past.  Each week hosts Bob and Tim take a sociological look at the pop culture of the '80s and '90s.  Its a ruining of their childhood that hopefully explains how they became adults.


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POOP CULTURE: "Ahm .... Star Wars?" (1978).  It's Life Day ... I guess.  A holiday that ... Wookies ... celebrate.  And we are going to talk about it.  Somehow.  Today.  For a full episode.  With a special guest.  Sigh.  Why does this effin' thing really exist.

00:00:00: - WROORWRRWRRRWRW - Ladies and gentlemen … Art Carney.
00:00:37 - BOB AND TIM WITH … - Alison Novak, sci-fi editor and owner of this spectacular bootleg / “Light The Sky On Fire”
00:04:36 - BOOTLEGGER’S HOLIDAY  - questioning the existence of the Star Wars Holiday Special
00:12:16 - IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE DAY - and a variety show?
00:17:02 - KASHYYK CHIC -and subtitles would be nice
00:23:17 - CIRQUE DE SO WHAT - and who wore Wookie better
00:30:51 - DAAN, WISH I WAS YOUR LOVER - an earlier draft
00:37:11 - DEEP SPACE THROAT - lock up your younglings, it’s Diahann Carroll (and Jefferson Starship)
00:44:41 - BEA BEA GREAT - and full-on Korman
00:55:25 - IT’S A DARK TIME FOR THE REBELLION, CHARLIE BROWN - animating the Star Wars universe
01:01:45 - SEASON’S GREEDOS - what’s the special holiday in this holiday special
01:07:51 - THE CIRCLE IS COMPLETE - wrapping up our thoughts for Life Day
01:14:53 - CLOSINGS - Contacts, plugs and no catchphrase / ‘Feels Like Christmas”
01:07:51 BONUS FEATURES - The Mon Mothma Morning Crew

Watch this 2011 interview with C3PO's innards, Anthony Daniels, particularly 2 minutes and fifty-six seconds in when he discusses the existence of this Holiday special HERE

Listen to Holiday Special screenwriter Bruce Vilanch echo a lot of your own thoughts HERE.

Fight the Frizzies with almost 20 minutes of TV commercials that aired during the special HERE.

See some more of the animated artistry from Nelvana,  the studio that produced the one bearable portion of the special, HERE.

Belly up to Mos Eisley with bartender Richard Pryor HERE.

And ... if you are still curious .. watch the complete "special" HERE.

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MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

“Light The Sky On Fire” performed by JEFFERSON STARSHIP  and available on their 1979 greatest hits album GOLD.

"Feels Like Christmas" performed by Cyndi Lauper off her 1993 studio album HAT FULL OF STARS. 

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