Luke Didn’t Say “Carrie!” After All

"You screwed up a name?  Really?"
“You screwed up a name? Really?”

Star Wars fans have reveled in some of the mistakes in the original movie.  You can see Kenny Baker’s (the actor who played R2D2) legs behind the droid in some scenes.  The stormtrooper who hits his head on a door in the Death Star (hmmm…weren’t they all supposed to be the same height?).  Heck, here’s a nearly twelve minute video of all the mistakes you can find in Episode IV.  But the biggest mistake of them all, Luke calling out “Carrie!” after destroying the Death Star instead of “Leia!,” has just been refuted by an extremely credible source.  Find out the details after the break.

Mark Hamill himself recently addressed this decades old rumor by Tweeting that it wasn’t true:

That’s…a pretty good explanation actually.  Both the line that could be misheard as “Carrie!” and the fact that it was all dubbed afterwards makes a flub like this unlikely.  So this is either a fantastic retcon to excuse away a huge mistake or it’s an actual, logical explanation for why people misheard the line.  Occam’s Razor says I’m going to still tell the “Carrie!” story.

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Ryan Garcia

Father of two boys, husband, attorney for Dell (Social Media, Retail, Gaming), Broadway geek, comic book geek, science fiction geek, gadget geek.

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