A Donny and Marie Star Wars

I can’t vouch for how awesomely bad or badsomely awesome this is because 2 minutes in Redd Foxx appears as Obi Wan and I knew that I had to post this as soon as possible. And even as I type this post, Kris Kristofferson has appeared as Han Solo. Oh god, where’s the publish button… publish, PUBLISH!

Forgot to put a via link (via Topless Robot)

Donny and Marie are playing the Flamingo in Vegas. If they put this bit back in we would have to have the first Cynicon there.

  • Cassiel

    Paul Lynde, dancing stormtroopers, and what appear to be Rockettes as well. Donny and Marie participated in this WITHOUT ANY DRUG USE INVOLVED, which is pretty scary (can’t say the same for Kris Kristofferson, though…).

  • Paul Lynde as Grand Moff Tarkin with Vader preventing the Saturn rocket from taking off to…. I dunno. But this is what it sounds like, when doves cry.

  • Stewmeat

    wow, just wow.

  • Nice Pete

    The announcer sounded like Thurl Ravenscroft.

  • Nice Pete

    Oh. I see that it was Thurl because now he’s Darth Vader.

  • I’ve never seen a checklist for making a 1970s variety show skit, but you really need look no further than this.

    1. Glob on to recent pop culture phenomenon
    2. Bastardize some popular songs with new lyrics and a goofier tempo
    3. Choreography featuring a lot of alternating shoulder movements, step-behinds, and unnatural-pose-finishes
    4. Paul Lynde
    5. Futuristic scene transitions

    What’s unique about this though, is the total lack of sexual energy between Marie and hunky guest Kristofferson.

  • LOL @Dick

    But if you leave out Paul Lynde that whole formula collapses into itself like a comedic neutron star.

  • Josh

    Monty Python meets Star Wars

  • orangefall

    Duuuuuuuuude. Skywalker does not wear heels….

    lol. No wonder I don’t understand my aunts and uncles.

  • Those sexy Imperial Stormtroopettes should have appeared in the movies.

  • Meg

    Is Grand Moff Tarkin’s insignia a child’s watercolor palette?

  • Mike Kohnke

    The announcer sounded like Thurl Ravenscroft.

    Is that the guy that did the voice for Tony the Tiger? (Sounded like him)

    Paul Linde as Tarkin. Every time I heard his voice I kept imagining Roger the Alien from American Dad.

  • Does anyone remember seeing this back in 1978? I think this would of been the talk of the playground.

  • bigjohn756

    Do da woid kitsch com to mind?

  • Internet GOLD!!!!! Variety shows FTW!

    @Mean Mouth Mike – totally saw it. And I lived in Utah at the time, so Donny and Marie were pretty much representing ME.

  • I’m afraid to click play.

    I remember their show, right before Dukes of Hazzard on Friday night. Purple socks and all.

    Not gonna click it.

    You can’t make me.

  • This is why we need to develop FTL drives. We really need to outrun the broadcast and destroy this signal before another civilization receives it.