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Star Wars is a science fiction franchise created by George Lucas. Eight of the intended nine films have been released since 1977.

Mentions in Hanna-Barbera works

  • On The All-New Popeye Hour, the episode "Close Encounters of the Third Spinach" parodies the first Star Wars film. Olive Oyl is Princess Olive-Pit, Poopdeck Pappy is Alta-Poppa, and Bluto is Darth Bluto.
    • In the Popeye's Treasure Hunt episode "The Reel Hollywood Treasure Hunt", a wrench impression labeled "R2-D2" can be seen in the concrete when Bluto forges the signature of Dustin Chimney.
  • The Trollkins episode "The Empire Strikes Trolltown" was inspired by the second film, The Empire Strikes Back.
  • In the Pac-Man episode "Pacula", the drive-in theater is showing a movie whose hero is told, "Use the power pellet force, Luke."
  • Late in the Yogi's Treasure Hunt episode "Yogi Bear on the Air", Connie Kindly has made herself over to resemble Princess Leia Organa.
  • Star Wars is among many pop-culture elements spoofed in The Further Adventures of SuperTed.

Cast connections

The following Hanna-Barbera voice actors have connections to Star Wars:

  • Mark Hamill played Luke Skywalker in the first three Star Wars films, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • Harvey Korman played many roles in the Star Wars Holiday Special.
  • Patty Maloney played Chewbacca’s son, Lumpy, in the Star Wars Holiday Special, and appeared as herself in the 2011 documentary Hanlet: Episode 4½ – Attack of the Phantom Special.
  • Shavar Ross appeared in a TV commercial for the Scout Walker and Vehicle Maintenance Energizer in Kenner’s line of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back tie-in toys.

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