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Ackmena

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Ackmena was the nightshift bartender of the cantina featured in the original Star Wars. People loved her and thought the daytime bartender, Wuher, was a pile of dirty diapers in comparison.  Ackmena once had to shut down said cantina due to an Imperial curfew. Instead of firing a sawed-off shot gun into the ceiling to get the drunk customers to leave, she burst into song. All of the patrons joined in, singing & dancing out the door. Fortunately, the curfew was soon lifted and Ackmena served as the nightshift bartender well into her " golden " years.

Ackmena featured prominently in a sequence in the once-aired Star Wars Holiday Special in November of 1978. Good times were had by hundreds.    


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pixgHobbyist Digital Artist
This is cool , i was glad to see after doing a wookiepedia that she is actually in canon too, dispite the Holiday Special not being canon.
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Phraggle General Artist
Me too. :nod:
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Pilar-SamaProfessional Artist
Sounds like your typical Baltimore bar goddess. I was personally offended that the "women of Star Wars" playing card set did not include her whatsoever.
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Phraggle General Artist
That stinks. I heard that she's recently been added to the Disney canon though. :nod:
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Pilar-SamaProfessional Artist
I certainly hope so! XD
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PristichampsusProfessional General Artist
If I was a Star Wars Character. 3 conditions, I'd be an alien of some sort, wildly homosexual and perhaps inter-species, and this fine lady would be my fag hag for sure.
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Phraggle General Artist
No other way would be acceptable. :nod:
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PristichampsusProfessional General Artist
True :)
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Yes. Terrible show pr not, I loved this character. And a lot of that is due to Ms. Arthur. 
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Phraggle General Artist
It's a 'lil easier to swallow now... the show that is.  :D
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SpacelingArtProfessional Digital Artist
I love her so much. Wonderful work!
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Phraggle General Artist
Thanks so much. :aww:
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Chronos-XHobbyist Writer
Palpatine: "Soon the cantina will be closed and Bea Arthur will be one of us!"
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Phraggle General Artist
Cuz we need her on the Dark Side for some reason. :nod:
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Chronos-XHobbyist Writer
Nostalgia Critic's review of the Holiday Special is hilarious!  That's were I got this little gem.
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Phraggle General Artist
I sorta like the Holiday Special now. It's fun. :aww:
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LizzyChromeHobbyist General Artist
Her face looks oddly like Captain Janeway's here! But it's still unmistakably Bea Aurthur. I just love all the fan art Ackmena has. She is truly the best thing about the Christmas Special. 

Could I have your permission to briefly feature this image in a YouTube review of the "Star Wars Holiday Special?" I want to mention at some point how popular this character is, and bring up her fan art. if your answer is no then that's fine. 
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Phraggle General Artist
She does carry herself in a sort of Janeway fashion. Man, like a year ago, I spent a week noodling on her face.

If you want. If you could somehow give me credit or a link to my DA page, that'd be great. :-)
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LizzyChromeHobbyist General Artist
Will do! And thanks, so much! 

I just hope I'm actually able to do this review this year. (Obviously I want it out before Christmas, but time is a problem lately.) 
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Phraggle General Artist
Well, if not, you could always do a Christmas in July feature for it. ;-)
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LizzyChromeHobbyist General Artist
True! 
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Super obscure but she'll be canon to me no matter what! XD Great job!
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Phraggle General Artist
Thanks. She may actually be canon. I've seen her mentioned in some books & things. :-)
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MatHav-13Student Traditional Artist
I guess the Empire had nothing else better to do that day.Shrug 

(But at least we got a decent song.)
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