Glee Recruits Star Wars Favorite Chewbacca For Its Christmas Episode

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Don't say that Glee never thinks of the geeks! In a nod to the cheesy Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978, the Fox musical dramedy invited the iconic Wookie Chewbacca to guest star on its Christmas episode. “Extraordinary Merry Christmas” will feature Chewie in a dream sequence, though with which character we don't know.

A few weeks ago, Chris Colfer tweeted this photo of him and everyone's favorite Wookie, with the caption I officially have my Christmas card!!!

Matthew Morrison was the one to officially break the news, since he's directing this episode. It sounds like the Glee producers reached out to Lucasfilm Ltd. to see if they'd be willing to offer up a character for the holiday episode, and they hit the jackpot:

We called up George Lucas and he gave us Chewbacca. There is only one guy who can officially be Chewbaccca, and he lives in Northern California and they flew him in. We had Chewbacca for the day, and it was just great, and we were all taking pictures with him. This is a guy who has been doing it for 12 years.

I believe you mean Peter Mayhew, Matthew… and more like 35 years, since the first Star Wars movie in 1977. (Amateur.)

“Extraordinary Merry Christmas” airs Tuesday, December 13, and is the midseason finale. (After the holidays, the show will return on January 17.)