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Genius. Bloody genius. Ldude893 00:13, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

I remember this!

Boy this takes me back. I have a tape with some of the episodes on it. All I immediately recall is that there's one where Jabba has a dress on, is that from "I Pronounce You Hutt and Wife"? Dangerdan97 00:42, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

  • No, I'm pretty sure that that ep was Sy For a Day. Kermit the Frog(Complain.) 00:58, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

You know, I think this may have actually aired on AFN when my dad was in the Army and we lived in Germany. In my mind it just kind of melted together with vague memories of Ewoks and Droids. -- Darth Culator (Talk) 01:03, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

  • Tyber wants to remind everyone that There Is No Cabal. Tyber J. Kenobi's Droid 01:07, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
  • Too bad I couldn't see this television series; seems like a great one! Better than that certain show. JangFett (Jabba!) 01:08, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
  • Well, it was fine. Except for his mom. She was voiced by Fran Drescher. Not right for a Hutt. Kermit the Frog(Complain.) 01:30, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
    • Sounds like the Nanny should get an article. NaruHina Talk Anakinsolo 01:46, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
      • No, it wasn't Fran Drescher, though it sounded a little like her. I'm pretty sure it was voice actress Tress MacNeille in the part. If you've ever heard "Weird Al" Yankovic's Pretty Fly for a Rabbi, you've heard MacNeille's Drescher impersonation, which is a dead ringer for the voice of "Mom." jSarek 05:37, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
  • Excellent job, guys. I lol'd. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Talk page) 03:31, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
  • Whoa... he stole that guy's pizza!. Menkooroo 03:56, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
    • I swear I saw part of this on TV when I was in preschool. I think I remember the theme being sort of like the "E-E-E-E-EEEEWOKS" song, or maybe just by the same guy...can anyone verify? —Milo Fett[Comlink] 04:03, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
  • Remember the episode where Jabba got captured by the Jawas and brought back to their secret mountain city all because he painted graffiti on one of their sandcrawlers and then caused it to crash into a sand dune? Dark Ridley 05:18, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

wookiepedia u are WRONG!!! >:( the article says this show only aired in Uk and in Isreal but my dad has vhs tapes in thje basement of the show and my dad lives in AMERICA!! Get your FACTS STRAIT before positng a new article!!1!! – bobafett13197

P.s. If anyone want copys of the show just give me message and I get copies for u from my dad OK :D – bobafett13197 again

  • Are your sure your dad wasn't serving overseas or have some other means of getting tapes of shows from outside the U.S.? As a child of the 80s, I can guarantee you this was not a part of ABC's Saturday Morning lineup in 1989. jSarek 05:37, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
    • Are you sure about that, jSarek? I swear I remember being a spritely three-year old watching this TV show in my den... but then again, it may have just been my fat uncle Jab. He didn't get up from our couch very often, and brother, he was always eating pizza. Menkooroo 05:42, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
      • I was just chatting with a friend over IM, who also swears he saw this. I'm wondering if some local ABC markets may have aired an episode or two as schedule filler, for instance when a longer program was pre-empted for a sports event or something. jSarek 05:54, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
        • UPDATE: My friend got a hold of his older brother, who also remembers watching this. They were living in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the time. A little research on my part turned up some interesting info about the ABC affiliate there; it seems that due to their reliance on another affiliate, they were both prone to preempting programming, and were provided with tapes directly from ABC when the other affiliate was preempting their own programming. It seems likely to me that this was how the Kalamazoo affiliate got a hold of the "Jabba!" tape. Something similar may have happened in other regions . . . what was your father's local ABC affiliate in 1989 or 1990, bobafett13197? jSarek 06:23, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
          • My dad lived in kansas city until he went to college (and he couldnt have served overseas becuase he was an engineer herre!) but I don’t know the name of the affilate around there sorry – bobafett13197
  • I could'a sworn that Bubo was in this. It might have been "Jabba Gets Caught." He lived next door with his wife or something.. ~ SavageBob 05:41, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
    • You're thinking of "Wally the Worrt", he and his wife Wanda lived next door, and had atrocious Eastern-European accents. I pulled out my tape (which I bought from a guy overseas, BTW), and am now sure that I have, at least "Sy for a Day" "Jabba Gets Caught" and "The King of Mos Eisley" in full. I'll probably do the write up for them tomorrow. Dangerdan97 06:29, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
  • I believe there was a "lost episode" from like Germany or Finland or one of those European nations, titled "Hey Mister Jabba Man". Oslo even has a fan club for the show, so that might warrant inclusion into a section. -- Riffsyphon1024 06:54, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
  • I recall a lost episode where Jabba planned on turning a nature reserve planet called Sagan 4 into a gold mine in an early attempt to gain power, but was thwarted by a trio of three stooges-like jedi cops. What was the name of that episode again? Dark Ridley 13:14, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

LOL! Really? Nobody is willing to step up and call this out for being a joke? Everyone here is still pretending and acting like this is a real show? You know the pretending is honestly making the joke so much more obvious. The talk page for this show would be much more believable if it had ranting fanboys. John12341 13:35, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

On one hand, everyone is taking this seriously. On the other, it was posted March 31st 2010. I suspect this is entirely made up. So if my post disappears in a few hours, I'll know for sure. --Elemarth 14:15, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

I can remember this. The BBC didn't buy it, so the ITV Network was free to do it. The biggest competitors were Anglia Television (who would have been pleased to stamp 'An Anglia Presentation' on the end of it, London Weekend Television (who wanted more Children's programming) and Thames TV (who wanted the advertising money the show would give them). Eventually, Thames got it. They then would put one on each Wednesday at 3.30. I remember laughing hesterically during 'Two Brains Are Better Than One', for my angry dad (as he was unemployed at the time) to come downstairs asking what all the noise was about. I was very disapointed when the series didn't continue after 'Two Brains Are Better Than One'. However, in 1991, I remember tuning in on Thames to find the words 'Jabba! Next Wednesday 3.30 on Thames'. It was repeats of the three episodes that had previously been shown. At the end of 'Two Brains Are Better Than One', the announcer said 'Next week, tune in to see what happens when Jabba gets a girlfriend!' (refering to 'I Now Pronounce You Hutt and Wife'). However, that same day, Thames found out that it had not won a renewal of its London weekday license, and that it could only broadcast until December 31st 1992. They then decided that as Jabba! was not garunteed to be popular, they wouldn't show it. No other ITV company bought it from them, and Jabba! faded into the history books... That was until a month ago. I went to the Talkback Thames offices and asked if I could look for Jabba! in their archives. Whatdyaknow, they've got the three episodes that were aired over here as well as the four that were aired in Israel, and 'I Now Pronounce You Hutt and Wife'! Eventually, they agreed to let me borrow one. After finding an old film projecter in my parents' house, I watched the episodes with my children. How they laughed. I had to give it back to Thames, but hey, that doesn't mean I won't borrow it again! Imperial officer 13:47, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

  • Imperial Officer, this is a prank. Gh45 13:59, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
  • When is this suppose to have happened, because bib fortuna cannot has appeared with a young jabba the hutt on the series, because the hutts live hundreds of years and a young jabba should has been at least 80 or 90 years old, and also bib fortuna haven't even borned yet! But my most important question is, Is this really part of the Star Wars canon?

Nick April Fools Prank

Nice... but I don't see why a big time encyclopedia is wasting their time doing a pointless prank for a pointless holiday. Oh boy, you made an article about a fake show that is supposed to get fanboys going crazy because of how insanely idiotic it is. John12341 13:32, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

I find your lack of humor disturbing (force choke)Ldude893 14:50, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

How could this be a prank if I watched it?Imperial officer 15:29, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

  • You didn't though. You're just acting like you did. Everyone here is acting except for me. The one thing that makes this joke so obvious is the fact that this article was created on April 1st (today) and then was suddenly promoted to Featured Article without having to through any voting. Oh well, this stupid prank isn't meant to fool me or you, it meant to fool people who simply use Wookieepedia for reading purposes, not editors and people part of the community. I still don't see the point of the Chack Jadson prank though. Gh45 17:32, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
    • The article was promoted to FA status by the Inquistorious in a special session in the dedicated Inq IRC channel. - Cavalier OneFarStar(Squadron channel) 17:42, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
      • Yes, the emergency meeting log is right here. I forgot to post it last night after the meeting. I stupidly just saved it on my compy only. Not sure what I was thinking. Fiolli {Alpheridies University ComNet} 20:15, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
    • The existence of Chack Jadson is the best April Fool's prank ever pulled off, though, since so many people actually still think he's real. Dangerdan97 17:59, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
  • Quick question, who's Nick? Kermit the Frog(Complain.) 19:52, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
    • This is completely ridiculous. Now Star Wars fans who come on here will be gossiping about this fake TV show! THIS IS CHAOS!!!! Scrayer 20:07, April 1, 2010 (UTC)
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