Wednesday, October 29, 2008

And it's got Bea Arthur in it.

Last night Lily and I were on the Youtube, because she is having a Pirate/Princess themed birthday party next weekend, and I convinced her it would be really cool if she dressed up like Princess Leia.

Now, getting Lily to do this was quite a feat, since my child is kinda rather obsessed with the fake plasticky princesses of the Disney variety. Wee one is hard-pressed to accept that other princesses could actually exist without candy-colored dresses and heavy merchandising. If you can't buy vitamins shaped like her, maybe she's not a real princess, is her thought. So she eyed me with suspicion when I initially made the recommendation.

This was understandable, since up until yesterday Lily's only familiarity with Princess Leia was that her head was on a Pez dispenser in my collection, and that she was in a movie with the green guy with the pointy ears who is also on a Pez dispenser. But I was able to locate some great images to show her, and once she saw the buns, she was totally into it. The buns always sell themselves, really.

This killed me though. Absolutely killed me. Apparently, there was a Star Wars Christmas Special, which aired in December of 1978, one time only, and was never seen again. If you watch this clip, you can probably figure out why.

I think we should start a letter-writing campaign though to George Lucas and rain down on the Skywalker Ranch with requests to get this puppy on DVD. It's freaking priceless, I'm telling you.

Knock yourselves out.


catscratch said...

Oh hell yah!!! Chewy's famliy and Bea Arthur!!!! I'm so penning a well written letter!

Scooter said...

Actually, George Lucas has publicly apologized for the Christmas Special.

So... has Lily seen "Return of the Jedi"? You know the Leia costume from Tatooine?

I think Lily should be disallowed from wearing that costume until at least her thirtieth birthday.

Krissyface said...

Cat, It's camp, and camp's for me.

Scoot, Carrie Fisher was totally anorexic in that movie, and she has since admitted to it. I agree that the costume was a far cry from the nice white gown and hair buns of the first movie.

jeremy said...

heavy merchandising? just take her one aisle over in the toy section. problem solved.

Warped Mind of Ron said...

ummm... that was so shocking. Somehow I pictured a wookie family living so differently. And why would you get a wookie porn that doesn't involve a wookie? I mean is that some strange wookie fetish?

Krissyface said...

Jeremy, I'm not sure what you mean.

Ron, You thought their house would look less like a cardboard space ship stuck in a tree, you mean?

Sproactually said...

Pez Collection, Oh. Okay

Prunella Jones said...

That was great! The 70's were so bitchin'.

And I love the idea of a tiny Princess Leia trick-or-treating in one of those cinnamon bun wigs. That is so damn cute! Make sure you post a pic.

Kimber said...


Anonymous said...

Did you seriously just discover this?

Memphis Steve said...

Oh my God, that was AWFUL! Happy life day? I guess Bea Arthur wouldn't exactly do Christmas, would she? Wow, that was so bad. SO bad.

Krissyface said...

Steve, you seem surprised that I would have a pez collection. It's like you don't know me at all. Sigh.

Prunella, Me? Take a picture? Never. Oh wait, I mean always.

Kim, Copy that.

Jack, I did. I cant believe I didn't remember it existed, but yes, I did.

Steve, I guess that means I should cancel Bea Arthur at my next Christmas party. Goddamn you, you ruin all the fun.

Memphis Steve said...

Just mark out her name and write in mine. I'm coming and I'm bringing alcohol. HO HO H - oops, I'm naked.