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.
4 days ago