Yes, I was right! This is going to be great.
All right! New snob episode, great timing.
As an Internet Snob, I feel it is my duty to point out that the much more highly talented Doug Walker already covered this review. Shame on you, Cinema Snob. Someone's getting coal in their stocking for Christmas lol
I read that the voice of a fake Internet commenter in his Maniac review. At least, I think that was a fake comment.
So did RedLetterMedia(the guys behind plinkett) I would actually love it if they did a collab though. Brad reviews crappy snuff films and they make crappy snuff films.
That would be cool.
Get your ass back into the Plothole, Douchey McNitpick!
"much more highly talented Doug Walker"
Suuuuure, "Frank." Say hi to Rob for us.
This just had to happen eventually
OH BOY! I can stick this in my playlist next to the Nostalgia Critic and ThatSciFiGuy's takes on this. Some of my favorite reviews.
Y'got me for a moment with the not-a-TIE-Fighter shtick. My Nerdlinger was hanging out a bit for that one, heh.
And in all seriousness; fuck those Passion of the Cooch crybabies. Fake-subtitles are wonderful things.
Fake subtitles ARE wonderful. Isn't that right, Hitler from the 2004 movie Downfall?
So this year is the Dante Hicks of anniversaries when it comes to this piece of shit.... 2015 must be very proud of itself....
How are you not a twitching mess after that? I had to pause at least a half a dozen times, always on shots of you, to get through what you showed of your copy... That seems more complete than the one NC used in his.
Glad to see you do this one. I think yours will be the best! Merry Christmas Snob and crew!
Um, don't you mean "Happy Life Day, Snob and crew"?
As much as a big Star Wars fan I am, and patiently awaiting Episode VII to be released in theaters a few days away, I can safely say that this special is crap, with the exception of the cartoon segment, which introduced Boba Fett.
Oh, and I said it before, and I'll say it again: STAR WARS AND BEA ARTHUR DON'T MIX!
'She has been called the sexiest woman alive'
'Now, Halle Berry is...'
I'm not afraid of you, Inquisitor, OR your dual-bladed lightsaber.
Aw yes, I remember this one. I remember seeing this when it first aired. My family went out to eat that evening, so we missed a good part of it. I think that kept me from losing whatever little was left of my precious sanity.
7:30--Mark Hamill looks disturbingly like David Bowie. I have expect it to so a duet with Bing Crosby.
10:00--Harvey Korman was also the voice of the Great Gazoo in THE FLINTSTONES in its final season. Gazoo is cited as the big reason why the show was canceled. Moral: don't hire Harvey Korman to play an alien.
10:30--Thanks to this being a Snob review, that scenes now carries awesome sexual connatations.
14:30--See last entry.
15:30--Bea Arthur now regrets leaving MAUDE.
Thank you, Snob.
Is that you SpeedyEric? Or do we have ourselves an imitator?
It's an imitator. Besides, I already made my comment on this page back in 12/15/2015 02:45:26.
BTW, I'm not the only person on comment boards who use time codes for videos.
I wasn't trying to intentionally imitate anybody. I've posted on this site numerous times. And it is my real name.
She didn't leave Maude. I was cancelled. :(
I actually just watched the rifftrax of this and I felt absolutely exhausted afterwards. This is tough to sit through, even with rifftrax.
I plan on liking the holiday special and hating everything else, just to piss off every single Star Wars fan.
If you strike us Star Wars fans down, we shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
I tried that same thing by only liking Final Fantasy XII and XIII.
(Well, actually they're the only ones I've played so far. XÞ)
Final Fantasy 7 is way overrated. Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is the best JRPG ever.
This is my new favorite Snob episode simply for the mention of my hometown...Dayton, OH. And when I first moved out here in '99, I remember commenting on the sheer wit behind the mind who came up with WHIO. So kudos to you, good sir!
Hey! I'm also from Dayton... Respect the roots.
Hell yeah, Dayton hometown boy here too, still living here in fact. Of note is the also witty call signs for WDTN (get it Dayton) and the more clever WRGT (as in Wright for Wright Brothers).
Tell me are you missing Marions or Cassano's pizza?
I make it a point when I go to visit my brother or father to snag Cassano's. Chicago local chains are great and all but I grew up on Cassanos.
Speaking of Wright, by brother works for Wright-Patterson, and you guys wanna know where hanger 18 is?
Sweet, WHIO thread. You guys couldn't have had a more Dayton centric conversation. I'm from Columbus, which according to the Snob is where "Maniac" takes place.
Do any of you know Robert Pollard?
I'll say this, I'd rather watch this 2 hour nightmare than Howard the Duck
Is the big one huh?
This has to be a joke.
I'm calling you out, Snob. No way this TV special is real.
If only there was some way I could look it up to be sure....
It exists. And man is it bad.
It definitely exists and ive seen it all the way through and its something that really needs to be seen to be believed! If you really wanna torture yourself there is plenty of bootleg copies of this abomination online.
Is there anyone on the internet who hasn't reviewed this?
I'm really puzzled by the title card here. We have Snob, dressed as Santa, with the Chewbacca family. Do they think he *is* Santa? Or do they think Santa is the Cinema Snob? Meanwhile, there's a picture in a frame, of Han Solo, with his arm around Brad Jones (no glasses)? Why? Even more bizarre, the picture was apparently taken in front of a FULLY FUNCTIONAL Death Star! The circumstances under which this scenario would occur blows my mind.
Just noticed Grandpa Wookiee's hand.
Jeez, spanky, wait until they take the photo. Randy bastard...
Man, great jokes in this one. The only other SWHS critiques I've listened to are the Red Letter Media BotW videos about it and the Rifftrax.
I've sat through the SW Holiday Special three times, though, twice unriffed. Nothing really helps it. Not booze, not friends, not jokes. Maybe I should've tried drugs. It's just long and miserable and it will drain the life out of you.
If you're going to watch it, get a version that includes the commercials. They are the best part, no question.
You poor bastard. I've only ever managed to watch reviews, parodies or riffs on the special. Never managed to sit through it straight. I've always felt lucky that I decided to have my Mum take me to see Message From Space the night this aired. Everyone else in my elementary school class watched it and paid the price. Actually, they all said they kind of liked it, probably because we were dumb kids and Jonesin' for a Star Wars fix. Those were damn hard to come by back in the 70's.
Heh. Liked that "jail" reference at 11:35. How many people actually pointed that out in Friday the 13th Part 6 review?
That special was worse than that one Kevin J. Anderson short story in which an IG-88 duplicate takes over the Death Star II.
On the bright side, the Star Wars Holiday Special probably had higher ratings than The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Oh god, Tales From the Bounty Hunters? I remember reading the IG-88 story in Jr. High and thinking how completely goofy and random that was. Then the "Special" Editions came out shortly after and things got even weirder, but yeah, that was a goofy one.
At least the Dengar stuff was kinda cool.
Way before the Phantom Menace, THIS was the proof that behind every successful franchise is an embarrassment in hiding. Speaking of franchises, those rambunctious chipmunks are back for their 4th (Seriously? Not ONE sequel for Dredd but these f*cking rats get 3?!) installment this Friday opposing some space movie. . . I'm sure they'll be fine *rubbing hands together w/ cliché evil laughter*
One more thing. Though I'm not a big Star Wars any more something always bugged me. Is it just me or does anyone else think Boba Fett is overrated? Yes, the "greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy". Now I've been told by friends (yes, believe it or not, I have pals) that the comics expanded on his legendary badassness, but I never have nor do I plan on reading them. In the movieverse, he's not that great. We meet him in Empire, he does his job & tracks the Falcon to Cloud City where Vader cuts a deal with Lando & he gets Han for Jabba. So he happened to be in the right place in the time. Then what's he do? While taking an eternity to aim at Luke he accidently get knocked off the barge by blind Han & rolls into a sand vagina. . . badass. Now let's look at his dad/clone Jango. Yes, he pawned off the first hit of Padme to that chick, I'll give you that. But in one movie, he has a pretty fun fight with Obi-Wan, hangs out with Christopher Lee, kicks some ass in a gladiator pit, then get's decapitated by a seasoned Jedi WITH perfect eyesight. He died in battle, *in Linkara's voice* LIKE A MAAN!
Immediately after he picks up the helmet/head, I thought for sure Boba would return to get revenge on Mace in the next one.
Anyway, I mean all this in good fun so those who respond to defend Boba please don't go crazy. Thanks =)
How old are you? His appeal comes mainly from the action figure, which is easily the best one in the entire series. Kids thought he was cool even if they had no idea who he was from the movies. You're right he's not cool in Jedi at all, which was a totally stupid move on Lucas' part. Let's take a minor character that gained mass appeal, and give him 1 scene and kill him off! Kids will like that, right? Anyhow, if you didn't play with the action figures in the 80's then you wouldn't get it.
Born in 1985 I'm now 30 years old. No, in fact I didn't grow up with Star Wars. My dad likes the original trilogy but he's not a geek like me, to him they're just good, fun movies. In fact it was his love for Westerns & tolerance for Sci-Fi that I persuaded him to watch Cowboys & Aliens which, to my surprise, liked it. Still working on a viewing of GOTG, which is soooo much like Star Wars. But when I say "talking raccoon" he's out. So I grew up unaware of this phenomenon, oh I've come across many vintage figures every now & then at a cousin's house, but I'd dismiss them because out of context they looked goofy to me. If they weren't Ninja Turtles, G.I Joe, Batman or Spider-man I wouldn't be interested. See, I played with toys as a punk kid just like everyone else.
Lyle McDouchebag made this argument in Spoilers Ahead.
'No, please, tell me how he's completely redeemed in the monetized fan-fiction you call the 'Star Wars extended universe''
As for my personal opinion of Star Wars, I liked the original trilogy, I went to see Phantom Menace, said during the entire run 'It's *GOT* to get better' it never did. So I've written the entire series off, and I've never seen the other prequels, although through pop-culture osmosis I know what happens in them.
I guess they animated Han in the style of Roger Waters?!
"Lumpy, you can do stupid things!"
Interesting that you'd cover this. I guess since it's December, Christmastime, and Star Wars is coming out, it's perfect timing. Next time a Star Wars movie comes out, can you please review The Ewok Adventure: Caravan of Courage?
I'm so glad this came out the day before I watched "The Force Awakens". It serves as a wonderful reminder of how bad "Star Wars" can be and was absolutely perfectly timed.
I also really like the title card!
Brad. Don Verdean? Where's the review? Sam Rockwell. Danny McBride. Need I say more? Sam plays a christian "archeologist" desperate to find biblical treasures to prove the bible true. McBride play a pastor trying to reinvigorate his church by funding Sam's ventures.C'mon man! I bet Sam Rockwell dances in this one.
Happy Birthday, Snob!
Some of the older archived videos of 2009 were brought over from the youtube account before thecinemasnob.com was created, so please forgive the lesser video quality of such as some did not transfer well.