Carrie Fisher

WATCH: Carrie Fisher Parodied ‘When a Stranger Calls’ in 1984!

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It’s nearly impossible to believe that Carrie Fisher has been gone for over three years, now. The actress, writer, author, and mental health awareness advocate touched numerous lives during life and her legacy will live on seemingly forever.

Fisher did a little of everything in her acting career and while most remember her from Star Wars, we’d be remiss if we overlooked her incredible career as a comedic actress in films like The ‘Burbs, When Harry Met Sally, and Drop Dead Fred.

Fisher also made a stopover or two in the horror genre, notably starring as a shotgun-toting house mother who has had it with the snobbish, privileged sorority sisters in her house in Sorority Row.

What you might not remember, however, is a bit Fisher did back in 1984 on a series called The New Show.

Developed by Lorne Michaels in an attempt to try in prime time what he’d been doing in late night with Saturday Night Live, the show boasted some amazing guest stars including Fisher, Jeff Goldblum, John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, and Dave Thomas.

Unfortunately for Michaels, the show never picked up the momentum that his previous show had, and it ended up lasting only one season. It was just long enough to get this clip starring Fisher in a parody of When a Stranger Calls and any other horror film involving a babysitter and the “call coming from inside the house.”

Fisher’s character is receiving menacing phone calls asking why she hasn’t “checked on the baby” and well, see for yourself.

Sure, it’s not great and I couldn’t find a better video quality clip, but Carrie Fisher does her melodramatic best to sell it.

Check the video out below!

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Waylon Jordan is a lifelong fan of genre fiction and film especially those with a supernatural element. He firmly believes that horror reflects collective fears of society and can be used as a tool for social change.