Dear Babblers, today we continue our ground-breaking, award winning Who’s Who? At Comic-Con. You know them, you’ve seen them and you’ve probably bumped into them and not even recognized them. They are the C, maybe even D, list celebrities, selling their dignity for $20 dollars an autograph, still trying to capitalize on a moment of fame years gone by. Last week we introduced you to the shameless Richard Hatch, today we proudly present to you our next victim: Peter Mayhew
Peter Mayhew, better known as the big, hairy, faithful, and lovable side kick to Han Solo: Chewbacca – and that is all. Seriously, the only other thing he has done is appear in the famous Ray Harryhausen’s Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger in 1977, that being said, for a guy who has done so little he has stayed pretty busy. He has been in four of the Star Wars movies (The original three and Revenge of the Sit- according to IMDB) and has made numerous appearances ranging from MTV to David Letterman, all dressed as Chewbacca of course. He even has his footprints outside of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in L.A. (Along with C3P0, R2D2) Not only that but he has appeared on many Star Wars video games as the voice of Chewbacca and was recently named his official voice. Oh and don’t forget the now infamous Star Wars Holiday Special. Seriously, this thing was so bad that even Lucas has tried to hide all traces of it’s existence. He is now officially on the convention circuit. You read that? He is a professional conventioneer. How low do you have to fall to make that your living?
Looking at the guy it’s easy to see why he fills the role of Chewbacca so well. In fact, I am guessing most people prefer him to wear the costume all the time. I mean, really, he looks like he could be on any number of internet watch lists.
So here’s to you Peter Mayhew, the ultimate furry and lover of nerds and convention s everywhere. To a man who appeared in some of the most popular movies ever but never delivered a single line- in English. We look forward to being creeped out by you this year at Comic-con, and next year, and the year after that and four years from now and…well you get the picture