Saturday, December 19, 2015


I went to see the new "Star Wars" movie, "A Force Awakens", Thursday night.  I'm writing this up even before I saw it. (Amendment: Access-A-Ride screwed up my ride downtown, an hour late when I wanted to be there an hour early.  So I didn't see it yet after all......)

Here's a Top Ten list, rather than a Super Six list, of references to the first movie (fourth in the timeline) from various TV shows in the main Toobworld.  And I decided to crank it up to eleven.......

The Bob Newhart Show: Carlin's New Suit (1977)
Bob, Howard, Carlin and Billy wait in line for the movie.

Lou Grant: Scoop (1977)
The Assistant Foreign Editor mentions 'Star Wars as the inflight movie'

Mork & Mindy: A Mommy for Morky (1978)
An upside-down Star Wars poster is seen adorning the wall of Mork's attic bedroom.

Hart to Hart: This Lady Is Murder (1980)
a character is referred to as "the one who's seen Star Wars 47 times."

Three's Company: Strangers in the Night (1982)
Bernice claims her favorite song is the theme from Star Wars.

Remington Steele: Lofty Steele (1984)
When they enter Charlie's apartment and see all of the toy robots, Steele says it looks like the prop room for Star Wars.

Wings: Stew in a Stew (1992)
Helen explains sequels to Antonio, and uses the "Star Wars" films as an example.

Friends: The One with the Prom Video (1996)
Monica says that Roy Gublick, her prom date, saw the movie 317 times and that his name was in the paper for it.

3rd Rock from the Sun: Father Knows Dick (1996)
Tommy watches this film on TV.

Spaced: Chaos (1999)

Tim, Daisy and Brian watch the Star Wars trilogy and talk about it in depth. Later, they reference the characters, music and dialogue featured in the movie, particularly from the meeting about destroying the Death Star.

And bringing it back to where we began......

That '70s Show: A New Hope (1999)
The kids go to see Star Wars. There are many references to the movie.

May the Force be with you.....

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