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Donny and Marie do Star Wars - VIDEOS

by Bob Sassone, posted May 22nd 2008 3:03PM

Donny and MarieWhen I first came across this video on my web travels, I thought it was part of that infamous Star Wars Holiday Special that aired in the 70s and hasn't been seen on television since (I think George Lucas is trying to forget it even exists). However, this is actually from Donny & Marie, and it's just as surreal, if not more. Long before she was dancing with other stars, Marie played Princess Leia to Donny's Luke Skywalker. Kris Kristofferson plays Han Solo (and looks like he'd rather be someplace else), the voice of Darth Vader is Thurl Ravenscroft (Tony the Tiger!), and General Harkin is played by...Paul Lynde!

The most incredible part though is Redd Foxx, who hovers above and gives little bits of wisdom. The 70s were a very screwed up time. I also don't think that Donny & Marie would get very far if they tried out for American Idol. I used to watch this show though.

(Note, the first video after the jump is completely out of ;sync. Believe me, it wouldn't be any better if the sound and video were together.)

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Meh. It still had more action than The Phantom Menace.

May 23 2008 at 11:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That is terrifying!

May 23 2008 at 10:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Austin M

Man, that guy had a bigger chin than Leno.

May 22 2008 at 3:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't understand...wasn't ths part of one of Lucas' "Special Editions?"

May 22 2008 at 3:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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