• Welcome to the Muppet Central Forum!
    You are viewing our forum as a guest. Join our free community to post topics and start private conversations. Please contact us if you need help.
  • 50 Years and Counting
    Read our review and discuss with fans the highly anticipated Sesame Street "50 Years and Counting" DVD set from Shout Factory featuring over five hours of beloved moments.
  • 50 Years and Still Sunny!
    Read fan reactions and let us know your thoughts on the all-new Sesame Street documentary "50 Years and Still Sunny!" hosted by Gloria Estefan.
  • "Muppets Now" announced for Disney+
    It's finally official. A new, unscripted short-form series, “Muppets Now”, is coming to Disney+ in 2020. Let us know your thoughts on the Muppets big announcement.
  • The Dark Crystal: "Age of Resistance"
    After a 36 year wait, return to the great conjunction. The Dark Crystal "Age of Resistance" is a mesmerizing and beautiful prequel series now on Netflix. Renew your essence today.
  • Music is Everywhere
    Muppet Central Radio is now on TorontoCast, TuneIn, Apple, Amazon and Google. Listen to Muppet music 24/7 wherever you go with TuneIn and Apple apps and devices.

About the Star Wars episode of the Muppet Show, what does George Lucas think of it?


Apr 18, 2019
Reaction score
This was made during a time when people were excited to see their idols, who weren't actually real people on TV and Star Wars appealed to kids. It's a different world now.

I'm completely aware of George Lucas' dislike of the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special (which he obviously wasn't involved with), which of course had mixed reactions when it first screened. He claims he wants to burn every single copy of it if possible, despite a digital copy being given to one actor who appeared for a DVD commentary role and as a result, played it at family parties (mainly to scare them or not know what it is). Maybe he has the same reactions to the Muppet Show episode where some Star Wars actors played their respective characters as guest stars, partially blocking the Season 4 DVD asides from music issues (despite allowing the early 2000s home media releases to go through) and maybe the Sesame Street episodes with Princess Leia and the Droids as guest stars in the street segments (despite some clips being uploaded to YouTube "officially")... What do you think of this theory?


Well-Known Member
Feb 4, 2008
Reaction score
I don't have a source handy to cite, but I thought I read or saw an interview where it was acknowledged he liked it - maybe not love - not sure. He also had just finished working with Frank and Kathryn on Empire Strikes Back, so I suspect he knew what the show was all about - and with the few subtle hints - Luke's outfit for example - it might have served as a bit of good PR.