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'Walking Dead' cast crafts a 'Star Wars Holiday Special' spoof

Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln and others from the hit show envision a Star Wars-esque special complete with musical acts, weird celebrity appearances and nonhuman sidekicks for Red Nose Day.

How do you make a violent TV show about zombies more lighthearted and not a complete bloody gorefest?

In a new video in honor of Red Nose Day, "Walking Dead" actors Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln contemplate making a much more kid-friendly zombie show by spoofing the infamous 1978 "Star Wars Holiday Special." Red Nose Day, which was Thursday, is an annual Comic Relief NBC TV special that raises money and awareness for children in need.

Joining Reedus and Lincoln are fellow cast members such as Steven Yeun, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey and Sonequa Martin-Green in "The Walking Dead Red Nose Day Special." Even Merle's hand gets a droid-like makeover that would leave C-3PO quaking in his metal boots.

In pure "Star Wars Holiday Special" fashion, their version includes music acts such as Coldplay. Actor Jeff Goldblum shows up to lend a hand too.

A stop-motion "Walking Dead" adventure from Robot Chicken too? Yes please!

Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET

And just like the animated Boba Fett cartoon in the Star Wars special, there would be a stop-motion "Walking Dead" adventure from Robot Chicken.

"Talking Dead" host Chris Hardwick and actor Dax Shepard fight over who gets to play Han Solo in the special, which makes us long for an actual "Star Wars Holiday Special" reboot starring them both.

Sadly, the video ends with both Reedus and Lincoln deciding not to go through with making such a show. But we can still hope someone will persuade them to make it for real, can't we?