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See-Through-Deetoo's avatar
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Hi, first post. Been lurking a little while.

In a cool bit of TV, Harrison Ford was the guest on Conan O'Brien last night. Towards the end of the interview, Conan O'Brien said there was a question he always wanted to ask. "Do you remember making the Star Wars Holiday Special?" He also mentioned Lucas' effort to supress memory of the special.

Ford looked nervous about the whole thing (Looked like he was acting though). He said nervously, "No." Conan then asked if he'd remember if he showed a clip. Ford mentioned he'd never seen it. Conan then showed a humorous clip of Han Solo hugging the Wookies. Conan said he was through with his nonsense, and Ford said grumpily, "Yeah..." That didn't seem like acting.

This is probably the first network TV airing of the special (even if just a short clip) since the original broadcast. Thought it was pretty cool. Though they probably could have played more embarrassing parts if they didn't want to risk more personal injury from Harrison Ford.
ADigitalMan's avatar
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I smell a great new bonus feature on the next Angrysun release.
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20th Century Mark's avatar
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I MISSED IT! I was planning on watching, fell asleep. Please, someone tell me they taped it.
Invader Jenny's avatar
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I've got to see this! Dammit! And I missed the Harrison Ford interview on the Daily Show too! Crap!

I hope someone has a video link to this very soon. That would be kickin' rad!
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zombie84's avatar
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sometimes conan posts snippets of interviews on his website.

we can only hope...

The Secret History of Star Wars -- now available on Amazon.com!

"When George went back and put new creatures into the original Star Wars, I find that disturbing. It’s a revision of history. That bothers me."

--James Cameron, Entertainment Weekly, April 2010

Scruffy's avatar
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I have the clip in DivX format. Maybe if you're nice to me I'll post a link. (Or someone else will since it's already propagating at the speed of internet.)

Edit: If someone wants to host it, PM me.
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See-Through-Deetoo's avatar
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Demonoid has a torrent of the episode up, if anyone wants to grab it and make a clip.

http://www.demonoid.com/torrents/details/275736/
Scruffy's avatar
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You haven't been sufficiently nice to me.

Edit: I don't want my bandwidth to be raped so I sent it to another member. He will be putting it somewhere or doing something with it, I don't know. I tried to send you a PM to let you in on the action, too, but somehow I failed at doing that.
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skye_solo's avatar
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I loved Harrison Ford's segment on Conan the other night.
I'm glad at least I never saw the Holiday Special growing up. I might have been tricked into thinking it was good at an impressionable age. I saw it last year and felt it was one of the most atrocious things ever committed to film, tape, video -- whatever the exact format was. At least there were some funny late 70s commercials interspersed throughout the tape I saw it on. Man, that is some horrible $hit, the Holiday Special. I wish somebody could hypnotise me into forgetting every last moment of the live action stuff from it.
Darth Richard's avatar
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Heres the footage and its friggin hilarous and Harrison's expressions are so funny. Sorry it in you sen it but all the other share website wouldn't work. Enjoy
Invader Jenny's avatar
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I can't see it with sound (no speakers) but the expression on Harrison's face was priceless!! As soon as Conan starts talking you see this "Oh shit! Oh shit! Oh shit!" look in his eyes. Wonderful.
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DarthBoMan's avatar
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LOOOOL This is hilarious! Thanks Darth Richard for posting it. Ford looks so disturbed... now that's acting

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Darth Richard's avatar
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No don't thank me i got the clip from scruffy and he had me host it but he said don't thank him either cuz someone gave it to him
SilverWook's avatar
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Many thanks to whoever captured that and uploaded it. I needed a good laugh today. Harrison is a good sport, even if he wasn't acting.
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20th Century Mark's avatar
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That was priceless! Many thanks indeed!
greencapt's avatar
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It was a very funny clip but I tend to believe that the reactions were pre-arranged. I don't know, Ford's reactions just seemed a little *too* over-the-top- like Conan had told him that he'd be showing it and asked him to be all distraught. Maybe he really was- I just can't see why at this point in his career he'd care about it much one way or another and I certainly don't believe Lucas has any power over him to make him deny the existence of the special. Heck, maybe Ford *brought* the clip to Conan.
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Originally posted by: greencapt
It was a very funny clip but I tend to believe that the reactions were pre-arranged. I don't know, Ford's reactions just seemed a little *too* over-the-top- like Conan had told him that he'd be showing it and asked him to be all distraught. Maybe he really was- I just can't see why at this point in his career he'd care about it much one way or another and I certainly don't believe Lucas has any power over him to make him deny the existence of the special. Heck, maybe Ford *brought* the clip to Conan.


Yes, i agree as well. Ford is OBVIOUSLY playing it up, and i think thats kind of what makes it so funny. Its obviously more of a skit--very rarely on these types of shows are the "surprises" really unknown by the guests.

Good reaction by Ford though.

conan: do you remember this show?
Ford: [quickly shaking his head]
conan: you dont remember it?
Ford: [quickly shaking his head]
conan: no memory?
Ford: no, no...
conan: so it doesnt exist then?
Ford: No-- it doesnt exist! No.
conan: well what if i were to tell you i had a piece of tape right now...
Ford: [lunges at conan and begins to choke him]

The Secret History of Star Wars -- now available on Amazon.com!

"When George went back and put new creatures into the original Star Wars, I find that disturbing. It’s a revision of history. That bothers me."

--James Cameron, Entertainment Weekly, April 2010

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