There is only one thing that George Lucas doesn’t want to make a dime off of, only one thing he wants to see disappear and never brought up again. That would be the horrible, no good, very bad Star Wars Holiday Special which details Chewbacca’s attempt to get home to his family on life day. While we wont get a chance to see the special officially released anytime soon, Chewie is getting back into the holiday spirit.
The cast of Glee welcomed the wookie on set to film his appearance on next week’s Christmas themed episode. One of the series’ stars Matthew Morrison, who is also directing the episode, recently revealed on the Jimmy Kimmel show that the episode will be paying homage to the previously mentioned Star Wars Holiday Special and the Judy Garland Christmas Specials too.
“We called up George Lucas and he gave us Chewbacca. There is only one guy who can officially be Chewbaccca, and he lives in Northern California and they flew him in,” Morrison said. “We had Chewbacca for the day, and it was just great, and we were all taking pictures with him. This is a guy who has been doing it for 12 years.”
Glee is one of those shows that gets a bit of a bad rap from people who don’t watch it. While it is true that every episode features singing and dancing to popular songs and show tunes, the series is also exceptionally well written. Often dealing with problems of acceptance and the fear of being who you really are. The show speaks a very powerful message of embracing your true self, no matter what that might be. A message that can considered hokey in this cynical age, but powerful none-the-less to anyone who needs to hear it.
And now they add Star Wars, Glee wins. You can catch the Christmas episode Tuesday, December 13th on Fox.