In the most recent episode of ABC’s hit television show LOST entitled “Some like it Hoth“, Hurley, one of the main characters, voices his opinion on Empire Strikes Back in a very funny conversation with another main character.
“In Empire, Luke found out Vader was his father, but instead of putting away his lightsaber and talking about it, he overreacted and got his hand cut off.”
Hurley continues by telling Miles;
“I mean, they worked it out eventually, but at what cost? Another Death Star was destroyed, Boba Fett got eaten by the Sarlacc, and we got the Ewoks. It all could’ve been avoided if they’d just, you know, communicated. And let’s face it. The Ewoks sucked, dude.”
Easily becoming one of the most memorable pop culture references LOST has done yet, the reference has even caught the eye of the Star Wars community.
On the official Star Wars website an article called “The Empire Strikes LOST” quickly popped up showing the references and saying the episode itself was “definitely worth a watch!”.
While some members of the Star Wars community despised the reference, As a fan of both LOST and Star Wars myself, I definitely loved the reference.