Donald Duck's 50th Birthday Bash with R2-D2 and C-3PO

With R2-D2 and C-3PO


In 1984 to celebrate Donald Duck's 50th birthday, Disney presented 'Donald Duck's 50th Birthday Bash' on CBS.  The one-hour special was hosted by Dick van Dyke, and showed Donald's most memorable cartoons.  Besides that, it also featured some guest appearances, such as R2-D2 and C-3PO, and Cloris Leachman, John Ritter, Henry Winkler, Ed Asner, Bruce Jenner, Donna Summers, and Kenny Rogers.  R2-D2 and C-3PO provided the tribute to Donald Duck's voice, Mr. 'Ducky' Nash, on a starry location.  Both droids stood still the entire act, except for C-3PO's arm which kept moving around.  Besides cartoons, shots from the Disneyland parade celebrating his anniversary were shown too.  It also shows Donald getting officially discharged from World War II.


This is the transcript of the scene with R2-D2 and C-3PO.

R2-D2 :   squeel.

C-3PO:   Hello. No matter how sophisticated our civilization becomes...clairty of speech and enunciation will remain vitaly important to the understanding of languages of the fututre. Forms of life which do not posess these qualities my humble opinion....doomed.

R2-D2 :   squeel.

C-3PO:   ...Of course there are exceptions to every rule. In particuliar the voice of Donald Duck, Mr. "Ducky" Nash.

R2-D2 :   squeel.

C-3PO:   Artoo understands him perfectly...or so he says.

R2-D2 :   squeel.

C-3PO:   No I haven't forgotten! Happy birthday Mr. Duck, and Mr Nash.

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Images by:  Chad Shively
Transcription by:  Chad Shively
Text, HTML, and content by:  Mike Streeter
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Donald Duck's Birthday Bash hosted by Dick van Dyke- copyright © Disney 1984

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