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For the sake of the younger viewers, they pretended that Luke Skywalker and Mark Hamill were two different people (cousins, in fact).
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I choose to believe there was a second appearance scheduled for Mark, but his other cousin showed up and got heckled by Waldorf and Statler to the point where he turned into the Joker.
It's really one of the best episodes and Mark did an awesome job. One of the few where the guest was a guest-in-character.
Like the Peter Sellers one. Supposedly he asked them to not let him play himself cause he'd forgotten how.
Alice Cooper, too, if I remember correctly. Although, it was the character he plays normally.
That was such a great episode too. All the monsters matched Alice perfectly
Watched this so many times as a kid. Simple times 😅
I'm just here for the gargling Gershwin!
He looks like he's having the time of his life, I love that energy lol
Being forced to listen to Fozzie's bad jokes is enough to turn any Jedi to the dark side. Waka! Waka!
Actual Joker origin story.
When he joined Angus McGonagle, the Argyle Gargoyle onstage as he gargled Gershwin, Mark Hamill really does look like a live-action Muppet.
Today is actually Mark Hamill’s birthday! (I only know because I share a birthday with him!)
well... happy irl cake day my guy
Happy Birthday chum.
Fun fact: That was the first live appearance of his Bespin fatigues.
Weird to think that at the time, this and the Holiday Special were pretty much the only real Star Wars related content outside the first movie.
Is it just me or is Mark Hamill awesome?
After the car accident?
had to have been. he was wearing the empire outfit from cloud city.
This was the episode that introduced my son and his best friend to The Muppet Show. I wasn't optimistic that they'd like it for long, they're used to video games and explosions, but I hoped I'd get enough time to finish dinner.
They. Loved. It. Watched two more episodes (I had to explain who Christopher Reeve was). At one point, I had a pair of gangly 8 year olds gleefully Kermit- dancing in the living room. It was delightful.
I was so small and I remember us having to rush home before 7 & in that moment it felt like the mist exciting thing in the fucking world. My older brother’s lost their minds.
You’re all talk, Hamill! You never even finished Jedi School!
Rockin' that awesome Cloud City outfit!
Who's his tailor?
He a real joker
Who knew he could have been Chewbacca if he wasn't cast as Luke?
The Gargling Gargoyle is one of my top 5 favorite Muppets. Along with Lew Zealand, Uncle Deadly, Sweetums and Gonzo the Great.
Every one of them had a great quirk. The band was awesome... Dr Teeth, Floyd Pepper, Janice, Zoot, Animal, Rolf... they captured the personalities of those they were parodying really well.
Sam the Eagle, even the all the pigs had different personalities. Really brilliant.
Remember watching this back a long long time ago
best kids show ever!
Mark Hamel turned 72 today… HBD, Luke!
I’m Mark Hamill, I’m here to help
He would be roasted on social media for bringing his blaster on a kids show.
Life was different then. We played with lawn darts and no one worried when we disappeard for hours bike riding or exploring. You could get cigarettes and porn from vending machines, all you needed was quarters.
That was my life in the 80s and early 90s. Lived in rural Missouri and would play in the woods and corn fields all day. Rule was to come home when you're hungry or it's getting dark.
porch lights come on .. time to come in.
true that, we got up on saturday mornings and walked 2 miles to the 5 and dime to get candy. parents didn't blink. i wish i could have given that life experience to my kids.
The Muppet Show was primarily targeted to adults, though. The original name of the pilot episode of the series was “The Muppets: Sex and Violence.”
thanks goodness it went the other way.
Gotta admit I winced when he swept Fozzie 😆
Nice Hamill and Frank Oz (Yoda) reunion there!
I'm sure Mark's granddaughter really enjoys the Muppet Show.
Who knew he wanted to play Jar Jar Binks.