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Can You Put A Pair Of Lederhosen On The Wookiee? How Executives Tried To Mess With Star Wars.
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:00 pm, April 16th, 2013
Look, if Donald Duck doesn’t have to wear pants, neither does Chewbacca.
You may be familiar with the old quote from Mark Hamill, “Of all the things to worry about… the Wookiee has no pants,” in regards to producers weighing in on Chebacca’s lack of clothing in Star Wars. You might also be familiar with the quote, “Let the Wookiee win.” I think it’s a smart sentiment.
Anyway, Hamill delved a big deeper into the pants comment (and other items of change) with Space.com recently.
“I remember the memos from 20th Century Fox,” Hamill said. “‘Can you put a pair of lederhosen on the Wookie?’ All they could thing of was, ‘This character has no pants on!’ This went back and forth. They did sketches of him in culottes and baggy shorts.”
Cullottes huh? Remember how well that worked for Batman? And what is up with lederhosen popping up in conversation lately? Anyway, all’s well that ends well and Wookiees became a pantsless race for all time.
For the record, I’m never googling things having to do with Wookiees and clothing ever again. Because I found things like this. Also, while researching this post, I discovered there is a page dedicated to “pants” on Wookieepedia. So, now you know.