Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast #31: The Star Wars Holiday Special Holiday Special (with Brock Wilbur)


Happy Life Day, listeners! It’s 2019, so we thought we’d look back at that most hallowed of holidays, when the coke piled up like snow and Bruce Vilanch was allowed to touch the Star Wars universe! The Star Wars Holiday Special is an infamous piece of Star Wars ephemera, and we (along with returning guest Brock Wilbur of the X-Wingin’ It podcast) dig into its curious origins, the deeply perverse nature of its horny Wookiee sitcom shenanigans, and the intricate ceremonies of Life Day itself.

While we’re on the subject of Star Wars, Nathan vents his newfound fascination with the racism and obnoxiousness of Jar Jar Binks and his incredibly strange place in the psychology of the Star Wars fandom. Plus, we talk about our new year’s resolutions!

7:35 - The Star Wars Holiday Special

41:51 - Jar Jar Binks and the Culture of Star Wars

1:02:40 - Happy Places/New Year’s Resolutions

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