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Must Watch: A lucky little British kid visits Luke Skywalker on the set of The Empire Strikes Back!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. The swell folks over at dug this crazy promo video up. It's to promote The Empire Strikes Back and has a little 8 year old contest winning mega-Star Wars fan visiting Luke Skywalker and R2 in Dagobah.

It's cute and a little creepy, especially towards the end. You have to watch, we'll discuss after and see if you saw what I saw...



There's some really regrettable angles on Mark Hamill's picnic with this kid. His lightsaber is creepily phallic. I'm not crazy, right? You guys saw that, too? And the host of Jim'll Fix It really should have thought his conversation with Chewbacca through. Did Chewy really growl that sometimes eats little girls? Someone involved with that program surely recognized the pedo-tastic double entendre, right?

Despite all that (or perhaps even because of all that), this clip made me smile really big. And it shocked me just how long the clip they ran was! Crazy.

What do you guys think? Dig it?

-Eric Vespe
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  • Sept. 6, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    That is all.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST

    FIRST!...and creeped-out

    by David Thornton

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Chewy looks very naked

    by eric haislar

    HAHAHAHAHA! That shoulder strap does so much.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    would you like to touch my light sabre?

    by Richard


  • Sept. 6, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Amazing they went to this trouble to promote ESB

    by Rupee88

    It was going to make an obscene amount of money either way. I feel sorry for Mark Hamill for having to help with this dopey promotion but guess it was part of his job.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Damn, not first...

    by David Thornton

    I was worried Luke was gonna invite that boy back to his "van"

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    'Jim'll Fix It' was a national institution...

    by Mutley26

    In the U.K during the 70's & 80's. I'm sure Sir Jimmy Saville must have received more Star Wars related requests for him to 'fix' than any other type, save possibly for Doctor Who. Bring Jimmy back I say!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Ah, it was the late 70's

    by skycrapper

    No one gave a crap back then.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    This is going to end with them fucking, isn't it?

    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    That kid is now 40

    by DipshitKnight

    So disturbing...

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Chewie = Pedobear

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Never expected to see Jimmy Saville on AICN

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Anyone remember that episode where some kid had a replica 1989 Batman Batmobile?

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Seen this yet?

    by technotranceporter

    Have you guys seen the latest trailer for the blu rays? What a fucking mess

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Jimmy Saville.

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    National institution. Lives near me. Met him a few times through work. AND HE IS FUCKING MENTAL.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Chewbacca, do you like the music of ..Showaddywaddy?

    by davidwebb

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    Projection, on your part.

    by Dennis_Moore

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    I remember..

    by paul burnett

    .. some kid wanted to meet clint eastwood, jimmy couldn't sort it but he got the kid this cool as fuck framed letter and autograph for him from clint instead. I haven't thought about that in ages.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    A different time

    by Dark_Equalizer

    If you look at it now it does seem a bit creepy, but thats really quite sad state of affairs that people putting them selves out for kids ( ok , to advertise star wars too ) is considered bad. Back in the late 70's we didnt have the attention on Peado's , the most you ever heard about it was a flasher in the park, and that was considered more funny than anything else.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    So, did Lucas ACTUALLY rape this kid's childhood?

    by ClayMatthews

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST


    by Horgy

    Just pointing something out.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Michael Jackson did this every day

    by ZoeFan

    Now THAT'S creepy

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I remember watching this on tv when it was first broadcast..

    by Righteous Brother

    Jimmy Saville wouldn't be let near a kids tv show in these strange days where seemingly pedo's are lurking everywhere.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    The old interviewer...

    by Chris Moody

    Is that the voice of Wallace from WALLACE & GROMIT? It sounds just like him!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Hey, It's Canteen Boy!

    by Dhaemon


  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    This shit is excruciating!

    by AsimovLives

    It's too obvious the kid is very shy and he's feeling embaraced and intimidated with the whole thing. And Hamill proved to be a very poor host to the kid. He probably was as embaraced as the kid. It's actually painful to watch this!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST


    by paul burnett

    that was to funny!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Even sat in a BBC tv studio

    by Righteous Brother

    Chewies looks fucking awsome.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    If Mark Hamill grew a moustache...

    by The_Credible_Hulk

    this promo would be be perfect!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I would have killed my parents as a 9 year old...

    by Stark1070

    if I could have been in the same spot as that kid, Luke's lightsaber cock dangling or not.

  • Well, if we learned anything from numerous british movies, Tv shows and PINK FLOYD: THE WALL, childhood in UK was a non-ending series of traumatic events one after the other. Then you hit puberty and things got even worst.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    vising = visiting

    by AsimovLives

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    but nothing's more scary than Jims barnet!!!

    by mr

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Freakin' A, I love Empire so much.

    by sweeneydave

    It's seriously gotta be like a comfort movie for me. And a part of that feeling is coming from the crappy transfer. All I need now is an announcer narrating the trailer with a deep, comforting voice (a la Neverending Story).

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Little girls are lucky they don't taste very good, too.

    by RotaryEleven

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    jimmy saville

    by simonnumbernine

    everything about this programme was pedotastic jewelrey jewelry

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Oh...NOW I do...

    by Mo_Rephus

    ...Thanks, Quint!! I might not have noticed the lightsaber deal if you hadn't said something, you frikkin' perv!! Shame on you! Gaahhhh...!! Ruined!!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST


    by Exalay

    Fished in I was. Thanks.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Empire is indeed a transcendendal thing of beauty..

    by Righteous Brother

    That just gets better with age, I'm looking forward to settling back with a smoke and a big mug of tea and watch it on blu ray next week.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Don't forget MR ROGERS was the kid's ethos

    by Exalay

    Men trying not to scare kids with that approach. Ironic, huh?

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST


    by carlotta_valdes

    ...okay that was level AAA discomfort. Why was that at all ??!!??!!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Asi those hardships we endure as british kids...

    by Righteous Brother

    we channel that pain, that's why Britain produces some of the worlds greatest bands, singers, music, actors, film directors,writers, comic book creators etc....not bad for a tiny little island. Where are you from again? Straight up lets hear it.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Chewie was just teasing...

    by zol

    He was just trying to akwardly relate to the kid.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Chewie was just teasing...

    by zol

    He was just trying to akwardly relate to the kid.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:44 p.m. CST

    jimmy saville

    by emeraldboy

    was and is a very strange man. but I give him huge credit for keeping his private life. private. and he didnt even like children. never married. but he was a pioneer in the music industry. and raised huge amounts for charity. Former bbc 1 dj mike read said that in the 30 years of working at that station he never had a conversation with jimmy saville and if he did, he couldnt understand a word jimmy saville said. the louis theroux documentary when louis met jimmy is riveting stuff.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST


    by Righteous Brother

    I was slightly obsessed with Jimmy after watching that Louis Therox doc.....I'm over it now...just.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Lucky you don't taste very good.

    by PulpJEDI

    Miss that line... fuck you George Lucas.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST


    by redkamel

    So is he luke skywalker? He lives on Dagobah and has R2. Or is he Mark Hamill? Hes asking about favorite parts of the movie? Is he Luke Skywalker playing himself in the movie?

  • I can't believed he took it out maybe he thinks its up the the viewer to 2 and 2 together but i still love the line.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST




  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Mr Hamil. Why does your face showup when Vaders head explodes?

    by Knobules

    Well Jimmy I have no friggin idea.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Mr Hamil. Why does your face showup when Vaders head explodes?

    by Knobules

    Well Jimmy I have no friggin idea.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST


    by Arcadian Del Sol

    The context is that the characters are real, and the movie is about parts of their real lives. Kinda like when Buford Pusser was going around telling everyone about his big movie Walking Tall (then got killed cuz he wouldn't shut up about it).

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Mr Hamil. Why does your face showup when Vaders head explodes?

    by Knobules

    Well Jimmy I have no friggin idea.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Why so many talkbacks about Star Wars...

    by Franck

    ...days before the Blue Rays hit? Quint, you guys need hits that bad?

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Jim'll Fix It wasn't a "promo"

    by jazzdownunder

    It's an interesting commentary on the age we live in that we should assume the primary motivation behind any enterprise is commercial. Well, maybe the promo angle was why the film producers agreed to do it, but the point of that program wasn't to provide an advertising vehicle for companies, but to fulfil the wishes of the kids. In the case of Jim'll Fix It, it was primarily good old fashioned, altruistic wish fulfilment. Heck, the show wasn't even on commercial televion, but was created by the BBC! No "this dream was sponsored by..." and not even any tv ads. Kids would write in to Jimmy and tell him something they would really, really, REALLY like to do and Jimmy would Fix It (organise) for them . It might have been "To meet Luke Skywalker", or it could have been something as simple as a group of boy scouts wanting to eat their lunch on a roller coaster. Jimmy's trick was usually to go "above and beyond", not just fulfilling the kids dream but in some cases exceeding it, which in the case of the Luke Skywalker dream was probably the visit to the set during actual filming (tho I don't know precisely what the kids "dream" was so it's hard to say).

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Not one more cent LUCAS. Eat shit fucko.

    by Roger Moon

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    redkamel, Luke Skywalker and Mark Hamill are two different people.

    by rev_skarekroe

    They're cousins though, which is why they look so much alike. This is all explained in a 1980 episode of The Muppet Show.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    im seeing some Mark Walhberg mannerisms in that vid


    circa THE HAPPENING..asking all those questions..

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:14 p.m. CST

    I saw this when it was on me telly back in the day

    by godhelpus

    1980. impressive...very impressive

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Now then now then.

    by davidwebb

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    @bibleman when was that exactly?

    by sunwukong86

    cause Id like to know

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    That was...

    by DrCavor


  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Imperial March for Chewbacca's entrance?

    by force_fed

    Cmmmon! They weren't introducing Vader. That's just sloppy. Didn't they know I'd gripe about it on the internet 30+ years later?

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Y'ever seen a man naked? Ya like gladiator movies?

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Is that a real jungle?

    by Roger Moon


  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST

    STAR WARS: Raping childhoods since 1980™.

    by Karl Hungus

    Wow, I had no idea kids were being damaged the Lucasfilm molesting machine that far back!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by tazzzer

    I only got to experience the tail end of the 'Jim'll fix it show' because of age but what the show always reflected was the importance of recognising effort wrapped up in a way that was done with magic, innocence and wonder. Imagine being that 8year old at the time i mean it was the biggest movie ever made back then jeez a visit to the set ... Preety cool! Yes, Mark Hamils light sabre dropped into an unfortunate position and yes Jims comment today could be (and clearly has been by you) taken in a really twisted way BUT really pointing those things out says more about todays sick world then the innocent one that was very clearly portrayed on screen. I thought Mark Hamil did brilliantly for playing along with this - something that would have meant a tone to the kid and everyone who watched. The Chewbacker moment was cool to jeez watching that, i wonder were such innocence on TV has gone. At one time there were shows that helped people to live dreams hope we get them back no one needs reality TV or crappy soaps that contribute nothing to society. Jim is remembered here with fond memories for the joy he brought. Quint as a reviewer for AICN your someone who sees movies first hand. IT would be good if you could watch those movies with a balanced view recognising that there are times when its OK to drop the cynicism and risk averse behaviour that is frankly often OTT. It kills joy and wonder and prevents kids (and adults) from being able to live dreams. Anyways thanks for this clip it brought back fond memories of a world that seemed more honest and down to earth and less cynical. One in which living dreams was something that was encouraged

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Holy shit!

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I saw this on original transmission and remember being so jealous, nice find!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Dialogue changes

    by Mr Lucas

    Quoting from Jambe Davdar's excellent "Building Empire"documentary: " There have been many audio changes to the Trilogy over the years from 35mm and 70mm prints, the Originals through to the SE's. 'You're lucky you don't taste very good' is heard on almost all of the video releases. Yet, 'You were lucky to get out of there' appears on the 'Story Of', the 70mm Print and the Special Editions " I also remember seeing this on TV (I was about the same age as that boy) and being extremely jealous! I can't say I found anything creepy about it at all. Sir Jim raised an awful lot of money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (a world-renowned children's hospital) and also seems to have been the originator of gangsta fashion (what with his love of sportswear and extremely ostentatious jewellery).

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    I missed where he took the kid to the "Dark Side" of the swamp...

    by babblerouser

    Instead of an submerged X-Wing, Luke hauls him to his broken down van that is stuck in the mud. Yoda informs the kid as they walk into the darkness: "Your under-roos...You will not need them."

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Who the fuck called this a PROMO? ...


    Fucking idiots on here ... This was a 'make dreams come true' show ... Fantastic programme in its time and Jim is a legend.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Would have been cool if Hamill

    by Fremen

    had his Joker voice back then, and did the whole thing that way.

  • Fuck Quint ... You're better than shit like this, pathetic ...

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST


    by teddy_duchamp

    Here here, What a shame this innocent and fun moment now looks 'creepy' yeah that's a shame his lightsaber is hanging like a cock but I gues this was a rushed production and no one noticded it.Why are people so fucking jaded and twisted. Jim'll fix it was an awesome TV show.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    So! I met Darth Vader in person once!!!

    by Darth Macchio

    ..well..ok, it was a guy in a mask and they piped in James Earl Jone's voice over a small PA and I didn't know David Prowse from a hole in the wall but me mums took my little ratfink self to a local shopping mall shortly after Empire came out. I spent the entire morning trying to screw up the courage to ask him "Are you really Luke's father?" but then, when my turn came an he shook my hand (Vader had a good grip too!) - I just smiled like a moron and took the autographed picture he was handing out, unable to make a sound! I wasn't pissed tho - I was so impressed that I'd met the real guy (long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away not withstanding) certainly was the real deal in terms of the costume, LEDs, the breathing, genuine leather and heavy fabrics, tall too (yeah i was a short little kid but he was much taller than the other adults, etc.) Oh creepy pedo vibe anywhere...altho, Mark Hamil is a fucking PURE GENIUS in his voice work for DC's Joker...if you haven't heard it yet, you are just missing out terribly on this guy's brilliant turn as the voice of one of the greatest comic book villains!!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Jingle jangle...

    by chuffsterUK

    ...'ow's about that then Guys n Gals...?!

  • Thank goodness my favorite George Lucas movie is THX-1138.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Chewbacca does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Fuck man - is Chewbacca REAL? That costume and make-up is quite something but I didn't realise the guy actually did the voice live - always presumed it was Ben Burtt sound effect dept added in post. Much respect to the Chewie sound!!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Anyone Remember The Price Is Right ESB Promotion?

    by Jim Halpert

    It IS insane that people felt like ESB needed this kind of promotion. In addition to poor Mark Hamill having to do this piece in character, I swear that I remember seeing a ESB Showcase on The Price Is Right's Showcase Showdown. It had a clip from Bespin and I think that one of the prizes was a set of fur coats (apologies to Chewbacca) to keep contestants warm like the Rebels on Hoth.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Chewie without his bandolier =buck naked wookiee

    by alienindisguise

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    tazzzer, Quint

    by HyphenatedWords

    I agree with tazzzer and was about to write something similar, but he communicated it quite eloquently and without malice. It IS easy to jump to the quick joke in this, and to be sure Quint was (maybe subconsciously) heading the talkbackers off at the pass. If he didn't say something, somebody else was sure to. But this clip isn't about that. It's about a time when we were all 8 years old and waiting, waiting for that next Star Wars movie. It was before the Internet could spoil every frame before seen. It was when ABBA and Bruce Jenner and Rocky were still heroes and before John Lennon was shot (maybe) and the money-and-power-hungry sins of the '80s came to be. I'm not a prude. I did giggle when I saw his lightsaber slip into phallic position.<br> I love this site for both the news and the camaraderie. Quint is one of my favorite writers here. No harm, no foul... just interesting thoughts and nostalgic images.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Dirty great big f*cking big, and hot...

    by marineboy

    How we've changed. Made in an age when life was not quite as cynical. I hate the 21st century.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Chewie's still bitter

    by dereklow

    It must have killed him to have to give the kid a medal.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    My asshole feels looser just watching this video

    by Mel

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST


    by tazzzer

    Thank you

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Artoos ability to make picnic baskets appear...

    by dereklow

    is still better than those fucking rocket boosters.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    How long before Lucas interferes with this?

    by marineboy

    After all, he loves re-writing history :s

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:47 p.m. CST

    On a vaguely related Jimmy Saville note...

    by dereklow

    Were shell suits ever popular in the States?

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    On a vaguely related Jimmy Saville note...

    by dereklow

    Were shell suits ever popular in the States?

  • Howzaboutthatthen?

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    I'm not crazy, right? You guys saw that, too?

    by Iblis_mage

    Well, yeah I can sure as hell see it *now after you've mentioned it dude. (Good god...1980 really was a very long time ago wasn't it??)

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    I remember seeing this on TV!!

    by david starling

    Ah, the good old days - Leslie Schofield (who played Chief Bast in Star Wars:A New Hope, and was also Johnny Brigg's Dad in Johnny Briggs!!) lived nearby, and used to sign autographs regularly when he picked his kids up from school!! Star Wars was cool, gritty cop dramas were the Sweeney and only the fucking Sweeney (screw CSI!!), and Battle of the Planets was a good reason to trek a mile and a half home!!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    What happens in Dagobah stays in Dagobah...

    by Mel

    lucky for luke

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Cub scouts

    by dereklow

    Jimmy should have got those cub scouts to try and eat their lunch in the Falcon while attempting the Kessel Run. I realise that most people on this site won't know what the fuck I'm talking about

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    A long time ago, sure...

    by dagwood

    ...but I do get tired of the most innocent of gestures becoming fodder for supposedly being phallic or having a double meaning to it. Bit childish, honestly.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    jims always been creepy imo

    by manonfire

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    I wrote in to that Fucker 8 times

    by lookylookymoontard

    asking to meet "Bruce" from Jaws,he never replied,he's still in my Black book of "people i need to kill"

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Boycott the SW Blu-rays

    by SmokingRobot

    Fuck G.L. If you must have sci-fi on blu-ray get fall get the Jurassic Park box set. Dinosaurs never get old.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Blimey, I remember that.

    by England's Finest

    Sigh. Bread tags on mebrake cables, spokey dokeys, mini milks, panini stickers, Iron on transfers, Bazooka Joe, 10p mix............. Next on AICN Animal Kwackers and The Adventure Game.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Jimmy Saville invented DJing

    by Traintrack1

    and hip hop.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST


    by BenBraddock


  • Sept. 6, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Is it me or does Mark Hamill look stoned?

    by seasider

    It wouldn't be surprise me if he was "meditating in the ways of the force" before he did this gig with the little kid. As for the video. People wouldn't be finding it creepy if the Hamill wasn't acting so nervous and spaced out. But like others said, it was a different time.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    O.k why did my post get deleted?

    by seasider

    I only said that I thought Mark Hamill a little stoned.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    This was one of my earliest Star Wars memories!

    by Wormie1

    I could have sworn Yoda was there too! What's with the teleportation though? Did they think it was Star Trek? I also remember the kid driving the Batmobile around the Gotham City set at Pinewood years later. This was after the first Batman movie came out. They had kept the sets up because the sequel was going to be made in England again, but Burton wanted to film in the US instead.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Is there no bounds to liberal outrage?

    by Immortal_Fish

    Watched the clip before the jump just to see if I could pick up on whatever it was that bunched Quint's knickers into a pinch. That's it? The way the saber hilt dangled off his belt? Really? Leave it to a liberal to point something out to me that I should have the common sensibilities to be offended about. I'm on the right. I thought it was we who had a lock on that whole censorship thing? As for the wookie, I'd imagine he'd appear intimidating to 6-year olds. Besides, his fucking name is "Chewy." Leave it to a liberal to infer that it means munching on bald snatch. Just because your liberal ass is connecting dots that don't exist doesn't mean the rest of us should be in an uproar. As a matter of fact, it says much more about you than it does the rest of us. Quint, I hope you carry your cell phone in the same area for extended periods of time that Luke has his saber holstered.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Is it just me,

    by sweeneydave

    or have the Brits completely taken over this talkback?

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Cool video-- sad article

    by MooseMalloy

    Quint, grow up. You lucked out with this gig, you wouldn't have been succesful in Hollywood if you had actually tried to enter the industry directly.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    And the OUTRAGE at the suggestion of innuendo

    by sweeneydave

    that all the Brits are offended at. Sorry, but a little boy having a picnic with a grown man whose lightsaber is angled just so, is innappropriately humorous. Quit being so uptight.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Why does he ask if he's okay finding his way back to England?


    Aren't they already in England at Elstree Studios?

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST

    They did the same promotional gimmick for

    by mackmm

    the human centipede

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Talkbacks ebb and flow in waves

    by Bobo_Vision

    A group will bandwagon onto one comment or idea, then a contrarian will post an opposing view, then talkbackers, seeing an opportunity to be self-righteous, will bandwagon onto that comment...until someone eventually pushes things back the other way. They often settle somewhere in the middle.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    spokey dokeys, holy shit!

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    not thought of those in years, wow

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:11 p.m. CST

    I have painful memories of destroying my AT ATs/walkers with logs a la ROTJ

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Quint, sorry... turns out you are crazy!

    by catlettuce4

    At least, I didn't notice the stuff you did or think it was creepy. A little lame overall, yes, but not creepy. Seems like your mind is just in the gutter (mine usually is too, but not while watching vintage Star Wars stuff, apparently.) I think for the sake of closure we need someone to track down this kid as an adult today and get his comments on the whole experience.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    fuck the Brits

    by GunterMonkey

    Prigs and empire builders...glad we left that party. Not that the U.S. is much better nowadays.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Do you eat little girls?

    by GunterMonkey

    No, not creepy at all.

  • Mark Hamill does looked a little coked-up in this. Of course it's probably just tiredness due to long filming schedules, but he did later admit "I would imagine went through a phase many people my age went through, where drugs and alcohol were a part of their lives[...]"

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Mark Hamill is a bit creepy in this...

    by GunterMonkey

    Not heroic or "Luke"...just a weirdo.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST


    by tazzzer

    u dick - you said 'Prigs and empire builders...glad we left that party. Not that the U.S. is much better nowadays' a total contradiction in just 3 lines. Fuck sake yea u won independence 300 yrs ago honestly we dont give a fuck and all of us brits that come here do so for movies. Movies like Star Wars that simply couldn't have been done without these isles u twat!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:34 p.m. CST

    I think Chewbacca was reading off cue cards.

    by Mr. Waturi

    His delivery seemed pretty flat.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST


    by GunterMonkey

    WTF? "Star Wars couldn't have been done w/o these isles"? Are you kidding me? So a few actors wouldn't have accents and it would have been filmed somewhere else...who the fuck cares? As for the contradictions...where? I admit the U.S. has its empire building faults, but that doesn't make England's historical faults Ok. Yes, you gave us Shakespeare. You also forcefully (no pun intended) colonized a large % of the fucking world. I just pointed out that the U.S. might be on the same track now...sigh. Go have some tea and calm down.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST


    by GunterMonkey

    And P.S., your movies and T.V. shows suck rancor dick, so it's a good thing you come here for "for the movies." Your country could learn something.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    No matter how bad this looks now,

    by The Baker Man

    I would've given anything to have been that boy when I was that age.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Star Wars: Episode 1.5: Prelude to a Molestation

    by NeonFrisbee

    It's not the lightsabre, it's EVERYTHING ELSE. The way Luke is talking to him, the way the show host talks to him, and then the intimation that Chewie murders little girls. It all comes off as creepy/pedo.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    And P.S., your movies and T.V. shows suck rancor dick


    lol ... Coming from a yank thats fucking priceless ... A million channels and fuck all worth watching. Be sure to let us know when the latest inferior US 'copy' of a Brit show arrives ... My personal favourite is the American Red Dwarf ... what a fucking farce. And don't even get my started on US V Brit acting talent pools ...

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Sorry, I meant Episode 4.5

    by NeonFrisbee

    Duh. I guess I'm still stuck in a time when Star Wars didn't blow and it was the first in a series of really great movies, not the 4th in a series of increasingly awful movies.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Corey Feldman say's Pedos Run Hollywood...

    by conspiracy

    personally there has to be a little grass on the field for me to play ball...not much, a few shoots will do, but at least a few blades.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Lucky you don't taste very good...

    by SchwarzenGollum

    Yeah, I don't understand ANY of the changes made to these films, but the changing of that line makes absolutely the least sense out of all of them. There was humor in the line, "You're lucky you don't taste very good." The replaced line, "You're lucky to get outta there" is dry and unfilling. It's a complete throwaway line. Why did he need to change this? Did he hate how good Kasdan could write dialogue and go, "You know, that line is too childish. Let's grow it up and have Luke recognize R2's "luck" in this situation. Yeah, that's introspective and humorous." Unexplainable.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:04 p.m. CST

    So that's where Mark Wallberg got his inspiration for Dirk Diggler

    by HarryBlackPotter

    Funny, quaint but mostly just wrong. Never did see Luke with a girlfriend. Apart from perving over his sister. Just saying.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Yep. Wahlberg mannerisms are uncanny.

    by HarryBlackPotter

    Think Hamill was high. Or talking to the Dagobah plants.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Not only wrong theme for Chewie, the song hadn't been in film yet.

    by Jay Eyler

    Since the Imperial March debuted in Empire, the majority of the viewers would have never heard it as of the airing of that show, unless it was already being used in tv ads and trailers.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    John Barrowman does a Jim`ll Fix it show now for gay musical kids.

    by HarryBlackPotter

    I can imagine him luring some boy to the Torchwood set and exposing himself whilst singing I Got a Feeling!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST

    inferior US 'copy'

    by GunterMonkey

    Haha, are you really comparing British vs. U.S. tv and movies? LOL. Right. Go ahead. No really. HahahaHahahahahahahaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahhaa. OK, go ahead.

  • But far easier to just claim he was stoned ...

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST


    by GunterMonkey

    That was directed at bloody you, if you didn't notice. ;-)

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    I saw this first time too.

    by proper

    Glad it wasn't only me :> :>.I also met Darth Vader At Brent Cross Fenwicks once & had to George Lucas his autograph as it didn't fit my vision of how his handwriting should be.The ironic thing is it was probably a whiny kid in the outfit who wanted to take over the galaxy as well,I should've got a photo,same thing happened with Tom Baker dammit.Jimmy Saville was playing Louis Theroux because he knew he was being mocked,well played Sir,light up a big blunt on me.Some things in this clip I didn't see because I wasn't looking for them,not that theres anything wrong with that it's 2011,each to thier own I say just remember to & you should be Ok.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST



    Why would I compare when its clearly a fucking no-contest ... British TV shows, Movies, actors and actresses are 99% of the time superior in every single way ... Now get back to watching 'Two and half Men'

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Can't believe they that dangling lightsaber

    by unparanoid_android

    I know it was a much more innocent time back then, but a simple "Hey Mark, could you sit differently, your lightsaber is looking awkward" would have sufficed. Thank god he didn't touch it during that clip.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Now that is true comedic magic

    by clavo

    I love Star Wars and that may have been the best thing since Return of the Jedi. Creepy, funny, awkward and hard to watch...kinda like a Saw movie. Now that I am really thinking about it, I think this was one of those after school know, where kids learn about how to run from sex offenders, pervs etc.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    agreed, too cynical these days, but the lightsabre positioning is pure universal humour

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Because it NEEDS to be reposted...

    by catlettuce4

    Lucas, the film restoration/preservation hypocrite: “In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be ‘replaced’ by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten.” - George Lucas (1988)

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Saville is batshit crazy, but he's good mates with Theroux

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    the guy invented DJing and bling, so you've got to give him his due.<P> Did we get an answer on the shellsuits? razy that it may just have been a European thing. Still around in parts of Russia.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Mark Hamill before he hated talking about Star Wars

    by alienindisguise

    So what was your favorite scene in Star Wars? I'd shit myself if he asked someone that today!

  • And I'm pretty twisted. At least Luke didn't ask the kid if he wants to touch his light saber. I did find going on a picnic to be an odd choice. Made it seem sorta like a date...but apart from that, seemed perfectly innocent.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Saville has helped raise over 40 million pounds for charity ...


    And sponsors medical students costing him over 50 grand a year ... Top bloke in every way.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    What else did Mark Hamill have to do?

    by Nem_Wan

    Being American I've never seen this show before. The Muppet Show was the only other time I'd seen Mark Hamill play Luke in the context of talking to Earth people and now I'm wondering just how many promotional gigs Mark Hamill had to do in character. Did they send "Luke" to the shopping mall with R2 to listen to kids' wishes like Santa? Reminds me of when they had Shatner and Nimoy do parades and such in Star Trek costumes back in the '60s. They don't do this kind of in-character promotion much anymore, although the time they had the BSG cast do a Top Ten list in costume on Letterman comes pretty close. Very Galaxy Quest.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    knobules ... neither did lucas

    by MurderMostFowl

    (know what luke's head meant )

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Medal on eBay?

    by runaway_brain

    How long till the medal ends up on eBay? Who was that kid? It would be nice to read/hear his thoughts on that day.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Brits invented DJing?

    by MooseMalloy

    Right, just like they invented house and techno. Sorry but DJing was "invented" in Jamaica in the 60's and 70's, then went north to NYC, Detroit etc.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 8:06 p.m. CST

    At least the lightsaber wasn't erect!

    by Tacom

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 8:06 p.m. CST

    hmm, Saville was at it in the fifties

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST

    awesome, i'm getting into an argument about who invented DJing

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    I love AICN

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    GL wants to replace the boy w/ Hayden at the end

    by JMoe

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST

    It's more machine now than penis

    by Boba Fat

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST

    The pedophilia is all in your minds, people!


    Get a life!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 8:50 p.m. CST



    Well said. Fucking scary that so many watch this and the first thing they think of is sex with kids ...

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 9:04 p.m. CST

    So Yoda's too much of a diva to spend some time with the kid too?

    by Triple_J_72

    Or did Yoda have the day off? haha... But seriously, folks... I'm guessing Lucas wanted to keep Yoda's appearance a mystery until the movie's release.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Hamill had a shitty fucking agent

    by proevad

    No WAY I would be forced to have shit like this put in my contract. Mark isn't the greatest actor, but he is an artist for chrissake--not a babysitter. Maybe I just hate kids...wait...yeah, that's it.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST


    by technotranceporter

    I think it's a lot funnier than it is. Sorry about that

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST


    by technotranceporter

    I think it's a lot funnier than it is. Sorry about that

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Two second before this clip started

    by Choohoo

    Spock and Shatner teleported away from this weird gay planet that mixed reality and fantasy.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    And it shocked me just how long the clip they ran was

    by Keith

    That's the crazy kind of stuff that can happen when you have a communist pinko state-run TV channel that doesn't bombard you with advertising every seven minutes. Oh, that and some of the best TV programming in the world.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 9:35 p.m. CST

    David Gedge likes to claim that the Brits invented Rock & Roll.

    by Dennis_Moore


  • Sept. 6, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    To Catch A Predator: Jedi Edition

    by seasider

    NBC's Chris Hansen is there sitting at a table when Luke walks shaking his head, "You rebel scum!"

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    See, I didn

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    nem_wan. I looked up that BSG clip on youtube

    by Nerfee It was sort of cool and cringey at the same time. Tricia Helfer, tho. Wow.


  • Sept. 6, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Darth Vader was on Jim'll Fix It too

    by Dr Sidney Schaefer

    A kid once requested that Jim fix it for him to be a "strong man" like in the circus, so they got Dave Prowse (the guy in the original Darth Vader suit) to give him some strong man exercises to do in the studio. From memory the kid basically just did some head-over-heels roles on some bean bags and that was about it. I think Dave must have needed some beer money...

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST

    UK vs USA

    by Keith

    Silly debate. Both countries produce some excellent stuff. Note, however, that the flat subscription model of HBO, AMC et al is closest to the BBC in its setup, and leads to similar quality. (In fact, I would say that the US now produces the best TV drama in the world, whereas the UK used to have that crown.) The UK does invent most of the reality shows that other countries fall in love with, but I'm not sure how proud they should be of that...

  • All these pedo comments and bullshit faux kvetching. Pretend for one second it's better to be a kid movie fan now vs. when this was made. I guess when there's nothing to eat a 35 year old dessicated morsel is nourishing though. So happy to have lived when this stuff was actually cool and not just fodder for SEO and talkbalker self loathing.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST


    by scotsman75


  • Sept. 6, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    BBC scheduling mitigates against good drama.

    by Nerfee

    Amazingly, the Beeb doesn't have a Ten O Clock hour-long drama slot on a channel that anybody watches. (such as BBC2, not 3 or 4). Channel four never has the cash to do much in that timeslot, and ITV, of course, collapses into a regional mess at 10:30 every night This is particularly annoying now that the watershed rule dictates the 9PM slot is a sort of limbo zone where sex and profanity are only theoretically allowed. Not that they are pre-requisites of good drama, but it's impossible to imagine shows like True Blood or The Wire originating on UK telly.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    was that Peter Mayhew?

    by BBSloth

    or some ring-in?

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 10:36 p.m. CST



    yeah, bunch'a freaks. That day was probably the happiest of that lucky kid's life. And Mark Hammill seems like a great guy for doing this. And don't give me that bullshit about his contract. If he really didn't wanna do it, not even a herd of rancors could have gotten him to do it. Get your heads out of the gutter, you freak'o'philes!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 10:49 p.m. CST

    It's more machine now than penis

    by proevad

    +1 Post of the day. Grats.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 11:07 p.m. CST


    by GunterMonkey

    Touche. American TV is a wasteland of stupidity...we can agree on that. :) I really have nothing against our british cousins and typing is a bad thing...

  • Hi, I'm Brian Hansen with Dateline NBC.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 11:24 p.m. CST

    You're lucky you don't taste very good

    by Jason

    Where was that line?! In the movie he says "You were lucky to get out of there." Right? Right?! Just kidding. Sorta.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST

    I wonder if this kid is buying the blu-ray set

    by Jason

    He'd be 40 now. Nah probably not.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST

    @the baker man-Agreed 100%

    by butterbean

    And to England-Thank you for Doctor Who and Red Dwarf and to Scotland for scotch and to Ireland for Guinness. Thank you all.

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 11:34 p.m. CST

    That was weird..

    by oOkinghollandOo

    It made me think this was a throwaway gag from the Holiday Special..

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 11:42 p.m. CST

    I see scotsman75 forgot to take his anti-psychotics again

    by Mr Lucas

    kingslayer, scroll up to my first post

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Enjoy your trip hotshot!

    by MooseMalloy

    There's a new deleted ESB clip that is HILARIOUS!

  • Sept. 6, 2011, 11:58 p.m. CST


    by choonie


  • Sept. 7, 2011, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Ewoks blinking!!!

    by GunterMonkey

    The new catch phrase of 2011.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 12:07 a.m. CST

    And Darth's Fucking NOOOOOO

    by GunterMonkey

    Is Star Wars lowest moment. Fuck you George.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST

    No -- ESB, not JEDI

    by MooseMalloy

    And I said DELETED clip, as in deleted scene:

  • Pointy.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 12:33 a.m. CST

    High as fuck

    by The_Myhand

    He just seems like he smoked a fatty right before they shot this.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 12:35 a.m. CST

    This video needs more NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    by Ironhelix

  • He ain't gonna get my money no more.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 12:50 a.m. CST

    I didn't realise the guy actually did the voice live

    by ObiBen

    Amazing isn't it? He also farted that Imperial March you heard on his way coming in. He's a man of many talents.

  • Yeah, that was never going to happen. And Fisher was always stoned off her tiny tits, so she only made very occasional promo bit appearances, and George Lucas was more awkward than the kid in this clip, so all this kind of shit was usually heaped on either Mark Hamill or Anthony Daniels. Or both. Poor bastards. Yet they always sucked it up, put up with the often rather humiliating schtick they were forced to partake in, and played along with seemingly good cheer. Of course they'd always also roll out R2, and maybe have someone in a Vader or stormtrooper or Wookie suit as well somewhere along the way, but at least those people got to hide their faces. Hell, even Daniels did. But Mark Hamill had no such luck. Is it any wonder he got so sick of Star Wars by the end?

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Fun In The Jungle...

    by pumaman

    Luke : Would you like to touch my laser sword little boy. Little boy : Your face looks different from the first film! Luke : Go on, look at it, its just been polished... Little boy : nooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Skywakers YANG

    by UmwaY

    U guys must be gay!!! I had to play it again to see what the fuss was about! I wasn't looking at Skywalker's crotch! U guys are a bunch of gay mother fuckers!!!!

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Mark Will Fix It

    by pumaman

    Luke : Have you ever seen a grown Jedi naked? Little Boy : Why are you always whining in the movies? Luke : Would you like to sit on the knee of a Jedi Knight ? Little Boy : noooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Little Boy..

    by pumaman

    went on to become a very successful movie actor after this, Yes... its Christian Bale

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Good God Quint...

    by Calastir

    ...can you remember when you were 8 and Star Wars was the greatest thing ever, and you weren't a sex-obsessed cynic yet who saw pedophiles and phallic symbols lurking around every corner? I'm glad I still can. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and sometimes a lightsaber is just an awesome weapon worn by Luke Skywalker.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 6:24 a.m. CST

    re: "Darth's Fucking NOOOOOO is Star Wars lowest moment."

    by buggerbugger

    It could be worse; Vader could go "Yippeeeee!" in Jake Lloyd's voice as he caber-tosses the Emperor to his doom.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 6:47 a.m. CST


    by Mr Gorilla

    It ESB one of the first sequels where the intention is CLEARLY to make it even better than the first one? Obviously Godfather Part 2 is another example. And, I guess, the Bond movies? I remember as a little'un in the 70s that movies with '2' at the end of them were generally nothing to get excited about. The intention seemed to be a cash-in. Like, with Superman 2, they clearly couldn't afford Brando again. I remember noticing that even as a kid. He was edited out of the 'courtroom' scene reprisal at the beginning. But now, one can get legitimately pumped about sequels. Spider-Man 2, Dark Knight, the Harry Potters. I guess the big issue was this: they would tend to want to spend less money on a sequel in the olden days. But now, we much more follow the Terminator 2 model: the sequel is SUPERCHARGED!

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:03 a.m. CST

    If you stand back and think about the pedo thing.

    by Keith Maniac

    The general public back then had a vague notion about it, but no one talked about it and when it happened it was all hushed up. Now its become an "issue we have to confront" the media has done what they always do, up their circulation and ratings by scaring the living shit out of every parent and getting rent-a-mob out on the fucking streets with pitchforks and torches. So the state of play 2011 is, when its mentioned, parents flinch and an awkward trip to the set of Empire draws kiddy diddling gags. I'm not saying they're not funny, because they are. I recommend the Chris Morris Brass Eye special, or just repeats of Jim'll Fix It.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Good 'ol Jim...

    by Lacloake

    He's Batshit Crazy you know....

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:29 a.m. CST

    So Adywan must have been this kid?

    by Supermans

    Congrats naked Chewie, you got your medal. In all seriousness, this was very nice to watch when you were a kid. No kid would have noticed anything wrong with this show as every kid knows you can trust your movie stars and their light-sabers. lol

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:53 a.m. CST

    ESB Han/Leia Hoth argument deleted scene

    by Nem_Wan

    Remember that dialogue from the Marvel Comics version:

  • Real adults feel awkward around kids, because they forget what it's like to be one. That's the vibe you're getting. For the kid it's like sitting on Santa's lap. Speaking as a kid from the eighties; Star Wars is awesome, adults are boring and the opposite sex is plain dumb and icky.

  • I think this whole thing says more about the way your mind works, than a perfectly innocent bit of 80's english telly.

  • "Isn't this a cool set?" I'm sure the kid knew it was a set. It wouldn't have destroyed his Star Wars fantasy.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Why do people think the English are so polite?

    by Cureguy

    I seriously want an answer.Everything I see out of Englishmen these days is cursing and disgusting slang.They are so bitter, angry and quick to insult anyone who isn't English. Although English ladies I have met are much,much sweeter.Yeah, Americans are fat but England is right behind and least we are more open and friendly.Thank goodness the sun set on their Imperial Empire. That's right I said it. IMPERIAL EMPIRE! Where do ya think old Georgie got the idea?

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 11:17 a.m. CST


    by cushing1967

    Creepy mental fucker!!!! Apparently he is forced by law to wear all his jangly jewellery so that people have fair warning that he's nearby - like a bell on a cat's collar! He famously decided at one point to do a Jim'll Fix It Christmas item where he went to the Holy Land and as no kid had written in asking to go and see Bethlehem he sent his researchers out to find a suitable orphan that could 'ask for this rare treat'. Of course Jimmy went along too and jingle-jangled his way about the place looking like a Haunted Scarecrow.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 11:20 a.m. CST

    They totally made his saber look like a dick on purpose

    by Victor

    Its subliminal marketing.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Why do people think the English are so polite?

    by Keith

    Because England is a very stratified society. A small subsection of England - the home counties types who go to Oxbridge - are almost unfailingly polite. They're very well-educated and brought up with good manners. They also happen to be the subsection that creams off most of the wealth in the country by working in the City, sending their kids to private schools and voting against any fiscal policies that would redistribute wealth and widen opportunity. Little different from many other countries in this respect, except that there are greater cross-class boundaries that come from the way you talk and other shibboleths that help reinforce the encapsulation of the different "classes". There has ALWAYS been a more aggressive, more cuss-heavy part of English society, but historically it has not been the part that most foreigners see, as that group had less money to travel, and didn't write the books and make the movies that got exported.

  • The new generation of chavs, and the scummy city ppl aren't very nice. No Brits ever actually like Britain, or want to stay there. Every single one of them wants to move to the US.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    just watch Nil by Mouth for a look at the real England

    by Roger Moon

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    How awkward was Kenny Baker in that clip?!

    by sweeneydave

    He was like, "beep boop (head swivel)". I think he was stoned. Or a pedophile.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST


    by cushing1967

    I think in reality you will find millions upon millions of Britons that have no desire to move to the UK. I personally love living in Britain and have lived in quite a number of other places and in the end I came back. As for inferiority complex - ah well, might be nice to think that but it's bollocks. In fact there will be many more Brits that have a superiority complex towards America than what you're suggesting. Me? I'm level headed and am fairly ambivalent towards any country and make my decisions based on each individual I meet.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    England and America

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Can't we all just get along?

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Why do people think the English are so polite? by cureguy


    LOL ... They don't ... Its just a comedy stereotype ... Bit like the people who think all Americans are super-fat, eat burgers all day and talk like George W Bush ... Bottom line, Yanks and Brits like to gently mess with each other but at the end of day we are as close to best friends as you will ever see on this planet.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST



    Good man. Have a beer for me.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 5:58 p.m. CST


    by master_of_realty

    There was nothing creepy or pedophilic about that at all. Grow up.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 6:28 p.m. CST

    School On Tatooine!

    by Annie The Pod Racer

    My boy is lucky, I never got that option......

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Mark Hamill seems like a cool dude with a loose mood

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Made it look like a dick on purpose

    by Ed

    Really, boys are quite fearful of the Armadillo in his trousers.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST


    by MegaBaz

    Great clip for so many reasons, none of which are related to sex (back off, perverts!). Firstly, hats off to Hamill for doing this - early days in his career still, but that lucky kid couldn't have asked for more. Love the way he even gave his street name when Hamill asked him where he was from - just shows what different times they were back then. And total respect to the fantastic Jimmy Saville, a legend arguably as big as Star Wars in the UK. He slightly reminded me of The Emperor, sitting in his chair and ruling the world (of British tv in the 70s and 80s). Jimmy rules! One other thing Hamill did in the UK in this period (and i swear i'm not making this up) was to join the Dennis The Menace fan club in the Beano comic. I have no idea what issue of the long-running grin-mag it was, but he was awarded the Star Letter on the letters page in that week's issue, which i suspect was around 1980. This is an entirely different Dennis the Menace to the American character, by the way. And to any other members of the Dennis fan club who are reading this, I say DING (Dennis Is Never Good). I shall expect the appropriate follow up reply in members code...

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Back in the day....

    by Mark

    ...I thought this was the coolest thing I had ever seen on the TV. Hated that show, but that was amazing to watch when you were a wee lad. No internet so stumbling across stuff like this on TV was enough to make yer lightsabre twitch.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST


    by Mark

    Dennis owns naughty gnasher.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST


    by Immortal_Fish

    And by all means, do cheet on your wife afterward.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    you guys are sick!

    by Maniaq

    if you thought something "creepy" was going on there, that says more about YOU than the nice folks that made this little kid's dream happen I didn't even get the innuendo of "eating" little girls you apparently IMMEDIATELY went to, Quint, until you pointed it out - same for the lightsabre-as-phallic-symbol placement shame on you

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    by Sir Arthur Streeb Greebling

    Ahhh ,these were back in more innocent times , when as kids our imaginations were fired far more by films, comics, stories and good old fashioned play than kids are today and the prospect of meeting ones heroes ( as with this lucky lad) would leave you in awe, speechless. Back then the ADHD hordes of dysfunctional fuckwits had yet to drag their knuckles and amble into the light of day to make the rest of our lives a fuckin misery. Back then you might aspire to being a postman, a fireman, possibly a builder. Nowadays kids come out in a fuckin rash if you mention work, and go into ruddy faced rage if the aren't guaranteed a life of celebrity style luxury where they can have ipods inserted intravenously and have what they want, when they want it. Take your modern kid and transport him back in time and sit him ( or her) next to Mark Hamill and sure as god made little apples Hamill probably wouldn't get a word in fuckin edgeways, the kid would be seeking its debut in the next film or acting like some simian dribbler in a hoodie with all the composure of a spastic in wheelie-bin. Jim'll Fix it was indeed a national institution and realized a great many kids dreams. I very much doubt if the same format would work today unless yr modern Jim Fixed It for ya yoof to have lifetime supply of M-Cat or trainers. But what a wonderful memory for this lad to have, whoever you are mate, congratulations all these years on. And even the shambling Great Merchandising Pseudo- Director Deity himself can't taint this....unless of course he sends the heavies round to confiscate the video.

  • Sept. 7, 2011, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Fuckin the Brits..

    by Sir Arthur Streeb Greebling

    And fuck you too my good man, glad you realized in the latter part of your ill judged comment you are in no position to talk :)

  • This kid is the luckiest boy on the planet - what i wouldn't have given to be in his shoes at age 8 - I mean, c'mon -- walking and talking with LUKE SKYWALKER!!! He's living a Charlie and the chocolate factory moment in REAL LIFE and all Quint can do is pull his pud and make comparisions of a graflex to a penis. I see nothing but goodness in this clip.

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 4:51 a.m. CST

    This is Quints cry for help

    by Wookie_Weed

    We won't judge you, Quint. Get the help you need buddy.

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Jimmy Saville - The No 1 DJ of all time

    by Craig Baillie

    Bill Brewster, author of the definitive history of Djing, "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" on why Sir Jimmy Saville is the most influential DJ there's ever been. Everything can be traced back to him. Incredible.

  • Sept. 8, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST


    by MegaBaz

    Mate, you're a legend for that correct reply! Who says the internet is full of geeks living in the past, eh? Now where did i put my members wallet and badges...

  • Sept. 9, 2011, 8:51 a.m. CST


    by LLL

    If Lucas gets a hold of it, that kid's as good as CG'd.

  • Sept. 12, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Gunterthemonkey,UK v US AND FUCKING QUINT

    by tazzzer

    2 parts to this post. 1) Gunterfuckingmonkey u nob - the original star wars was partly made in the UK that is what i meant when i said it simply couldn't have been made at that time without these isles. This comment wasn't done to flame the whole fucking nonsense UK v USA debate - I had already acknowledged that you won independence and that 300 years later none of us here give us a fuck. 2) UK and USA spend most of their time in terms of trade, culture, history and values in bed together. Sometimes u fuck us sometimes we fuck u both like the bonk. 3) Quint - Its seriously disappointing that you invite comments and then can't even be bothered to comment back. The shittiest, weakest thing about AICN is theres little opportunity to engage the reviewers/commentators into debate/discussion. OK they occasionally post a reply but thats poor i would at least expect Quint to make a few responses here. But then again he never responds to email either so fuck him!

  • Nov. 7, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Jimmy Saville - The No 1 Pedo of all time.


    This video takes on a whole new light now.