Oh yes, this is a Hello Kitty-themed article!
Taken by the author, May 2014.
May the Fourth Be With You…
…and also with you.
First of all, a very happy May the 4th to all of you. May the fourth be with you always!
On the fly, I was asked by the wonderful Vic Sage if I had anything Star Wars to contribute. Now, I could celebrate the day in my usual way by watching the commercials from the trainwreck known as the Star Wars Holiday Special, given the incredible RiffTrax treatment, but I wrote about that last year.
I can also regale you with pictures (see Exhibit A above) that I’ve taken of my various Star Wars-themed toys for previous May the 4th celebrations…
I could do all this (and I sorta have), but I’d be remiss if I didn’t share with you this one particular gem I found a few years ago during my Hello Kitty collecting days.
Cat Wars…We’re Talking About CAT WARS!
You’ll never get this old Saturday Night Live reference out of your head!
This little segment is from the 1987 cartoon Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theater, which parodied various popular movies, as well as fairy tales and well-known stories. It seems that in 1987, Star Wars was a relevant aspect of pop culture (as was E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, for some reason), so of course, they parodied it.
In this segment, Kitty plays Princess Leia, while her friends Tuxedo Sam, Chip, and My Melody take on the roles of Luke Skywalker, C3PO, and R2-D2-inspired characters, respectively. Kitty’s father, Papa Kitty, takes on the role of the Obi-Wan Kenobi-type, while antagonistic Catnip fits in nicely as Darth Vader.
Yes, I’ve seen this before. I also know my Sanrio characters. I’m just that kind of geek. :-)
There’s also The Fur (The Force), and a bit of an itchy situation.
Go on and click play, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
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