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Our great pals over at The Bearded Trio takes a look back at The Empire Strikes Back as it approaches 40 with 25 little known facts about the first (well, second if you include The Star Wars Holiday Special) sequel, including this doozy involving Monty Python star Eric Idle.

Carrie Fisher recalls the time Eric Idle had returned from Tunisia and the filming of Life of Brian. “He brought over what I believe he called “Tunisian Table-Cleaner which was a beverage. Well, Harrison come over and the Rolling Stones came over and I think we stayed up most of the night. So when we arrived at Cloud City, we were very happy.”

Hasbro Games Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Hoth Ice Planet Adventure Board Game; Based on The 1980 Board Game; Exclusive Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder) Figure
  • BASED ON A CLASSIC STAR WARS GAME: This retro board game is based on the Star Wars the Empire Strikes Back Ice Planet Hoth game by Kenner, released in 1980
  • EXCLUSIVE LUKE SKYWALKER (SNOWSPEEDER) FIGURE: Attention Star Wars fans and collectors! The Star Wars Hoth Ice Planet Adventure board game comes with an exclusive Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder) figure
  • DEFEAT DARTH VADER: Win battles against 4 Imperial enemies: Stormtrooper, Probot, AT-AT, and Boba Fett. Earn enough Force to defeat the final foe, Darth Vader to win the game
  • MILLENNIUM FALCON TOKENS: Move around the gameboard using one of the 4 Millennium Falcon tokens, or use the Snowspeeder token
  • GREAT GIFT FOR STAR WARS FANS: The retro Star Wars game makes a great gift for Star Wars fans and collectors of Star Wars memorabilia; This board game is for ages 8 and up, for 2-4 players