Donny & Marie Do STAR WARS Disco… With Kris Kristofferson As Han Solo
It's interesting how quickly Star Wars utterly permeated the pop culture. This lengthy clip from the Donny & Marie Show really proves that. The major signifiers of Star Wars are all present, not long after the first film was released (even if some of them, like the Force, seem utterly misunderstood). And this show was very mainstream, very down the middle.
The whole number - which is really a mini-musical - is kind of amazing:
Kris Kristofferson as Han Solo!
Redd Foxx as Obi Wan Kenobi in the sky!
Paul Lynde as an Imperial officer!
"We're Darth Vader's raiders/And here we come!"
Characters who will be revealed as brother and sister years later being played by brother and sister!
A laugh track on a variety show!
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