In the 100 days leading up to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, I am counting down my 100 favorite things about Star Wars. Here is today’s entry:
#55: Luke Skywalker on the Muppet Show
Mark Hamill guest starred on the Muppet show back in 1980. Actually, both Mark Hamill AND Luke Skywalker guest starred, along with C-3P0, R2-D2 and Chewbacca. Luke and the droids crashed the show looking for their friend Chewbacca. Kermit the Frog wanted them to stay and do some musical numbers, but they refused. Instead, Luke suggested “his cousin” Mark Hamill do the song and dance instead. There was a lot of running off stage and changing costumes. It was a lot of fun when I saw it back in the day. I have only found bits and pieces on the internet, but I did find the final dance number. The very end foreshadows the future of Star Wars and Disney long before it was even a thought.