When it comes to American television, network censors often rule on certain plot points to ensure that the American public isn’t traumatized by anything that might be distasteful.
Although these standards have been relaxed over the years (you can now see toilets on TV!) “, but some episodes were omitted by censors but were banned soon after airing.
While it wasn’t an episode, the Star Wars Holiday Special did air on television back in 1978, and then it was taken off the air forever. Anyone who saw this horrifically awful attempt at bringing Star Wars to television would probably agree it needs to remain hidden from the world. It was absolutely terrible, but if you’ve never seen it, you really can’t know how bad it was.
The Special was so terrible, Carrie Fisher used to play it at the end of her parties to get people to leave her home. George Lucas, who had little to nothing to do with the Special, once said that “If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy of that show and smash it.”
The plot involved Han Solo and Chewbacca flying back to Kashyyyk (The Wookie home planet) for Life Day, which was described by The Hollywood Reporter as “a kind of space-age merging of Thanksgiving and Christmas.”
Everything about the Holiday Special is awful, and thanks to Lucas, it has never been re-aired or released on hom