The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
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The Stars of Star Wars 

While the Star Wars characters search for Chewbacca around the theatre, Luke's cousin, Mark Hamill, offers to perform over the objections of the Gershwin gargling guest star, Angus McGonagle.

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Luke Skywalker / Mark Hamill - Special Guest Star
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Scooter / Statler / Janice / Shepherd / Shark (voice)
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Gonzo / Zoot (voice)
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Mother Fish (voice)
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Kermit has booked Angus McGonagle, an Argyle gargoyle who can gargle Gershwin, when Luke Skywalker, C-3PO and R2-D2 crash through a wall. They have come to the theatre to search for Chewbacca. Kermit is thrilled to have the stars of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) on the show, until he finds out that they will not actually be performing. Luke tries to appease Kermit by bringing in his "cousin", Mark Hamill, but Mark's singing and dancing does not impress Kermit, and when Mark and Angus gargle Gershwin together, it leads Kermit to throw him out. The search for Chewbacca sees the Star Wars stars hijack the Swinetrek, so First Mate Piggy substitutes herself for Princess Leia, and the crew find that Chewbacca is imprisoned by Gonzo, who has become "Dearth Nadir". Written by Allister Coots

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23 February 1980 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ironically, because this episode was broadcast prior to the release of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), the character of Yoda (who had not yet been revealed to the public) could not be shown, even though he was played by Muppeteer Frank Oz. See more »

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Luke SkywalkerC-3PO: [with Piggy, Link, and Strangepork] Oh, no, Derth Nader!
[looks at camera]
Luke SkywalkerC-3PO: Who?
Gonzo: The world will never know!
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Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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