It's not often you see a bearded Princess Leia. At least not in the circles I normally run in.
Yet when Harrison Ford appeared on Wednesday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," he was confronted by the sight of people who had taken their "Star Wars" devotion to places where Captain Kirk would not be so bold to venture.
Ford explained to Jimmy Kimmel that he couldn't, positively wouldn't, answer questions about the new "Star Wars" movie -- yes, the one that George Lucas hinted Ford might appear in.
Still, Kimmel politely wondered whether Ford would graciously accept questions from the audience.
No sooner had he agreed than the only people asking questions were dressed as "Star Wars" characters.
Sadly, their imaginations were stumped by Ford's edict.
These were clearly people who live, breathe, and bathe "Star Wars."
One resorted to: "Do you like being in movies?" Another mumbled: "Are you hungry?"
But when a Wookiee stepped up to ask a question in Wookieese, Ford lost his sense of propriety.
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"You son of a bitch," he offered.
Had the Wookiee suggested that Ford disrobe for the new movie? Had he made some wisecrack about Ford's stature or his life partner, Calista Flockhart?
It wasn't entirely clear. Ford, though, straining as only Harrison Ford can, hissed accusingly: "You're the one who couldn't keep it in your furry pants."
He continued: "You're so full of s***."
This was a Chewbacca chew-out.
When Kimmel asked what on Earth was the problem between Ford and the Wookiee, the great action star could only bark: "She was my wife, you Wookiee sack of s***."
It didn't end well. Sadly, though, it didn't end with Ford punching the Wookiee either.
Few actors perform faux-anger as well as Ford. Indeed, whether he plays newscasters or secret agents, the script always seems to call for that certain civilized rage that makes one sure everything will turn out well, once moral equilibrium is restored.
Was this a thinly veiled promotion for the new "Star Wars" movie? Do Wookiees go to the toilet outdoors?