Star Wars on the Muppet Show

With Special Guest Stars Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Chewbacca.


From 1980, this episode of the Muppet Show starred Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.  It starts off with scheduled guest Angus the Argyle Gargoyle getting ready to go on the air.  But suddenly Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and C-3PO crash into the studio, in search of Chewbacca the Wookiee, who was kidnapped, and since nobody liked Angus, they replaced his guest spot with the stars of Star Wars.  Luke isn't really interested in hosting the show, so he calls in his 'cousin' Mark Hamill to help out.  Mark does the necessary song-and-dance parts, until Luke Skywalker and the droids hijack the Swine Trek.  After the Swine Trek makes a smooth landing, Luke and the Droids are captured by Derth Nader, and Chewbacca the Wookiee comes to the rescue.

A common misconception, this picture is not from the episode hosted by Mark Hamill.  I am not sure what episode this is from, to tell the truth.  Picture courtesy:

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