My sister and R2D2

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    My sister and R2D2

    Just got a call on my cell from my sister who was flying out of Kansas City to Chicago on business. She paid $14 to upgrade for a little more leg room in economy plus - best $14 she ever spent.

    As she entered the plane there were two "little people" in her row that needed a bit of help. After talking with the woman for a bit she found out that the man she was with was Kenny Baker. He was there shooting the new TV series for LFL as R2D2.

    She spoke with him, well mostly her as Kenny is not at all well, during the entire flight. Still after all that she failed to find out anything about the series or get me an autograph - guess who's coming off my Christmas list this year?

    Anyway, sounds like she had a good time speaking with them, just wish it had been me.

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    Too funny! I actually squirred Kenny and Vivian around Santa Barbara almost nine years ago, two months after TPM was released. They were alot of fun! I drove them around in my Benz for 5 days, and had Marmalade toast with them at the local IHOP in the mornings! I actually hired a black car with driver to pick them up from a convention at the Shrine in L.A. (I went along, of course) He brought with him tons of pictures; of his kids (his sons are normal height) and I saw pics of his Roll's, baby Benz, and his home in Manchester. His cars are all confiugured so he can operate pedel's ect.

    Here's a story: On the second day I was with them, I was in my car driving down Cabrillo Blvd., the main drive along the beach. My cell phone rings, and I see it's my buddy Kirk on the screen. Vivian is sitting in the front seat and Kenny, is standing in the back (he stood between my seat and Vivian, perfect in height to my shoulders as I am seated and driving) Well, I answered the phone, and I my buddy yells: "DUDE! THERE ARE TWO MIDGETS IN YOUR CAR!!!"

    My buddy happened to be driving alongside of us in his Rover, and I had him on the car speaker.....

    and they laughed! Yeah, they are just amazing!
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    Re: My sister and R2D2

    Very cool that Kenny will be R2 in the series! I didn't know that.

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    Re: My sister and R2D2

    Wow CV, that is an awesome story! I did not know he was in Manchester. Anyway, always good to hear about the stars who are nice to the fans. Most seem to be actually...

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    Re: My sister and R2D2

    Commander Voltaire said: View Post
    Too funny! I actually squirred Kenny and Vivian around Santa Barbara almost nine years ago, two months after TPM was released. They were alot of fun! I drove them around in my Benz for 5 days, and had Marmalade toast with them at the local IHOP in the mornings! I actually hired a black car with driver to pick them up from a convention at the Shrine in L.A. (I went along, of course) He brought with him tons of pictures; of his kids (his sons are normal height) and I saw pics of his Roll's, baby Benz, and his home in Manchester. His cars are all confiugured so he can operate pedel's ect.

    Here's a story: On the second day I was with them, I was in my car driving down Cabrillo Blvd., the main drive along the beach. My cell phone rings, and I see it's my buddy Kirk on the screen. Vivian is sitting in the front seat and Kenny, is standing in the back (he stood between my seat and Vivian, perfect in height to my shoulders as I am seated and driving) Well, I answered the phone, and I my buddy yells: "DUDE! THERE ARE TWO MIDGETS IN YOUR CAR!!!"

    My buddy happened to be driving alongside of us in his Rover, and I had him on the car speaker.....

    and they laughed! Yeah, they are just amazing!
    Can you car name-drop anymore than that CV?

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