Peter Mayhew aka ‘Chewbacca’ or to his friends simply ‘Chewie’ was born and raised in Barnes, south-west London.
Chewie, a Wookiee, went on to become Han Solo’s first mate on the Millennium Falcon. When still a baby growing up in Barnes, Chewbacca would be unaware that just a few miles down the river Thames Yoda would be hiding out in Isleworth and the Stormtrooper Corp would be esembled on Twickenham Green.
As reported on nbcdfw.com today, Chewie ran into some ‘imperial entanglements’ himself a week ago when the dreaded agents of the TSA attempted to confiscate his light-sabre. They ought to have known it’s not wise to upset a Wookiee.
Mayhew was stopped at the sinister New World Order Airport-DUMB complex in Denver, Colorado when TSA agents refused to let Chewie board his plane with his one-of-a-kind cane.
Chewbacca, who is 7 feet, 2 inches tall, sat in a wheelchair at the airport as he pleaded with the agents and explained that he needed the cane to walk.
Having verified himself to the imperial agents using his Twitter account and using no small measure of ‘The Force’ the weak-minded TSA agents eventually relented.