Universally scorned when it first appeared on November 17th, 1978 (pre-empting WONDER WOMAN and THE INCREDIBLE HULK) the rushed into production “special” somehow managed to wrangle all the original cast to celebrate the Wookie holiday of Life Day. Added to the cast are (scratch head here) Art Carney, Bea Arthur, Diahann Carroll, Harvey Corman and a trippy performance by The Jefferson Airship!
The “plot” is simple: Chewie and Han are trying to get back to Chewie’s home planet of Kashyyyk so he can celebrate Life Day with his family. But the Empire is after them and all the other characters pop up to wish his family a happy holiday. A short cartoon also introduces us to the bounty hunter Boba Fett who was to play an important part in the upcoming THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
Costumes are highly encouraged! Special surprise guest appearances throughout the day!