Random musings of a grammar nerd

Monday, September 26, 2005

TOBOR. It's "robot" spelled backwards.

Television Without Pity did this cool thing where they solicited donations to help schoolchildren affected by Hurricane Katrina. For every $2,000 raised for charity, they'd also have a recapper do a special recap of his/her choice. M. Giant did a recap of a Monk episode but reports that he had initially thought about recapping the horrible, horrible Star Wars Christmas special. He didn't think he could get a copy in time, though. But thanks to Mustang 23's dad and one of Dave's friends, we have a DVD copy of it! It's just so incredibly bad that I'd have loved to read a recap of it. It's just...there's Wookie porn. With Diahann Carroll and Jefferson Starship. And 25 minutes of unsubtitled Wookie grunting at the beginning. And Mark Hamill with more makeup than I've ever worn. And Carrie Fisher obviously stoned. And Harvey Korman and Art Carney. And Bea Arthur! Singing!

Of course, now Lucas is probably going to hunt us down to get the last remaining copies of the special so he can continue denying that it was ever aired. Really, who can blame him? It sucked!


  • At 5:59 PM, Blogger Dave said…

    You left out the part where a stoned Carrie Fischer "sings" to the tune of the Star Wars theme. And the fact that the members of Chewbacca's family are named Malla, Itchy, and Lumpy. And the part where all the wookies wear red robes and walk into a star. And the fact that the promo for the local news broadcast is, "Fighting the frizzies, at 11!" And the part where ... well, you get the idea.

    That's two hours of my life I'll never get back. I think my friends in Texas are still mad at you for making them watch it!

  • At 6:45 AM, Blogger Em said…

    And the part where Lumpy (or was it Itchy? The grandpa one, I don't remember who that was) is one of the scariest, ugliest things I've ever seen? Oh, and Han also had some stupid Life Day speech that no self-respecting stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerfherder would've dared to say.

    I think I'm still mad that I made them (and us) watch it too!

  • At 7:41 PM, Anonymous Patrick Rives said…

    Get out of my band! The working title of our current record is "Tobor - It's robot spelled backwards," and we were recently reminiscing about the grand horror that is the Star Wars Christmas Special. We were trying to figure out how to get 100 pounds of yak hair with which to make wookie suits for a little homage in one of our videos.

    By the way, Firefly was the most exciting idea for a television show I had seen in a long time, and I was crushed when it was cancelled. I bought the DVDs (and Serenity) and watch them often, though always with a touch of sadness. David Sedaris is a comic genius - his play about being an "elf" in SantaLand almost had me on the floor (rofl?).


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