Credit: Kevin McHale on Twitter Photo: Kevin McHale With Chewbacca on the Set of Glee’s Christmas Episode on November 18, 2011

Remember all those pics the Glee cast tweeted with Chewbacca? Well the great mystery behind why the lovably Star Wars icon was on set has been revealed! And while he might not be considered the “hottest” visitor in Lima’s history, the famous wookie will be shaking his furry bon-bon in an upcoming episode, nonetheless.

In Season 3, Episode 9, "Extraordinary Merry Christmas,” apparently, Artie (Kevin McHale) has a fantasy sequence in which he dreams up an encounter with Chewie. We already know the episode pays homage to those uber-cheesy 1960s Christmas specials — but does it also reference the infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special? That does take place on Chewbacca’s home planet, after all.

The Matthew Morrison directed episode airs tonight, December 13!

Source: MJ's Big Blog