Of course Obi-Wan sees right through their terrible plan, either because of the Force or a basic ability to recognize human faces and voices.
Lucasfilm"No, sir, something about this doesn't add up at all."
This leads to another scene of Yoda hopping around like a coked-up kangaroo, before posing triumphantly like a baseball player getting his photo taken for a trading card.
Lucasfilm"Ready, my ultimate is!"
Empire's Abominable Snowman Chase Scene
Luckily for audiences, most cut scenes from the Star Wars movies were the right calls -- sloggy, badly written, sometimes confusingly incestuous mistakes. But among all the discarded garbage, there was one rather awesome darling that had to be killed. A deleted storyline from The Empire Strikes Back found the Rebels on Hoth fighting and imprisoning Wampas.
LucasfilmAnd joined the ever-growing group of people who have had an arm chopped off by one of the protagonists.
Rebels fighting abominable snowmen sounds a lot cooler than stormtroopers getting their asses handed to them by Salvation Army teddy bears, right? So if you're wondering why these scenes were cut, it might have something to do with the fact that the Wampas themselves looked about as believable as some jagoffs in cheap yeti costumes.
LucasfilmThey tried to get the stop-motion snowman from Rudolph, but they were already way over budget.
When the Empire invades the base, Han, Leia, and Threepio run for their lives, sadly leaving Cliff from Cheers to be horribly murdered. While fleeing, Threepio becomes a straight-up Looney Tunes character. Instead of following Han, he stops for a moment and rips the sign off a door which presumably reads "DANGER: Unconvincing Ice Monsters Inside."
Lucasfilm"Sir, I believe that if we paint this door as though it were the entrance to a tunnel ..."
So when the snowtroopers run by, they naturally stop and decide to open the door, probably assuming that the unlabeled room is where the Rebels stash all their candy and porn. Of course, this leads to one of them getting pulled inside by the giant paw of an unseen Wampa ...
... only for Vader to casually stroll in, see his trooper's incompetence, and stroll away like he's muttering "I can't even" inside his helmet.
Lucasfilm"Well, saves me the trouble of choking him for incompetence."
If it seems kind of stupid and silly, that's probably because it's missing some sweet John-Williams-conducted slide whistle.
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