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Most Star Wars fans live in a state of perpetual anxiety and hyper-vigilance, defensive towards any perceived threats to the sanctity of their beloved galaxy far far away. So when I say that characters from Star Wars appeared on last night’s very special Christmas edition of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, there is a very real possibility that a nation of Jedi-heads — battered by a decade of prequel ennui and cautiously optimistic about the new Disney era — will explode. Home Edition is on ABC, which is owned by Disney, which now owns LucasFilm: Ipso facto, Star Wars has sold out to ABC, Luke Skywalker will soon be joining Once Upon a Time, the ladies of The Bachelor will henceforth dress as Slave Leia, and C-3PO and R2-D2 will be the new co-hosts of Wipeout.
Fellow denizens of Star Wars nation: Don’t freak out. The episode did indeed feature Darth Vader and stormtroopers helping out Ty Pennington and his building gang. But a source tells EW that the episode was shot long before Disney’s acquisition of LucasFilm. Also worth pointing out: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is technically owned by the company Endemol, not ABC. Also worth pointing out: It’s a freaking Christmas show, and the children of the home makeover-ed family positively squealed with glee at the sight of the Star Wars characters. Mind you: They seemed more excited about the Clone Troopers from the prequels. So, clearly, those kids have no taste, they probably also prefer Sith Infiltrators to TIE Fighters, I bet they don’t even know who Grand Admiral Thrawn is, rabble rabble prequel rabble!
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