A long time ago on a Christmas far, far away

I hesitate to even try to post this, because I suspect it won’t be on YouTube very long, but my co-worker Brian posted a link to it in the comments of a previous post and I didn’t want you to miss it. It’s from one of the most notorious — and never re-aired — Christmas specials of all time. UPDATE: Actually, it looks like it’s been on YouTube for a year now. Go figure.

May the Force be with you this holiday season.

The force was with them

I called my West Coast brother today to wish him a happy birthday. I mentioned that even though I’m not a big “Family Guy” fan, I would probably watch their “Star Wars” special tonight. My brother’s response was that he wouldn’t watch “Family Guy” if they were doing a parody of his own family.

Actually, though, the special is great — and I’m not, as I say, a big “Family Guy” fan. It’s a scene-for-scene parody of the original 1977 movie, with some surprisingly detailed animation of the space battles. In some ways, it’s even funnier than the very funny “Robot Chicken” “Star Wars” parody from earlier in the year.