The Star Wars Holiday Special is a 1978 American musical science fiction television film set in the Star Wars galaxy. It stars the first film's main cast while introducing the character Boba Fett, who would appear in later films. It is one of the first official Star Wars spin-offs and was directed by Steve Binder.
In the storyline that ties the special together, Chewbacca and Han Solo visit Kashyyyk, Chewbacca's home world, to celebrate Life Day. They are pursued by agents of the Galactic Empire, who are searching for members of the Rebel Alliance on the planet. The special introduces three members of Chewbacca's family: his father Itchy, his wife Malla, and his son Lumpy, though these names were later explained to have been nicknames, their full names being Attichitcuk, Mallatobuck, and Lumpawarrump, respectively.
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Perth-born Joe Heenan performed his first gig in Edinburgh in 1995, and is now a regular compere at the Stand comedy clubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh. He has also written for Chewing the Fat, The Live Floor Show and The Karen Dunbar Show as well as appearing in TV ads for the Scottish Sun newspaper and the Bank of Scotland.