Nostalgia, Part 2–May The Force Be With You–And, Also With You

One night, I was watching the Muppet Show.  This episode was about Luke Skywalker, R2D2, and C3PO storming through the wall of the theatre looking for Chewbacca.  I remember watching and thinking--who are these characters?--this was not normal fare for The Muppet Show.  What is this “Star Wars?” I  vaguely recall thinking "I am now going to like Star Wars".