Was Ben Kenobi smoking in the scene where he gives Luke Skywalker a lightsabre?

I need a question answered.  My childhood memory of Star Wars is telling me that Ben Kenobi in the scene below (where he presents Luke with a lightsabre) used to be smoking something like a hookah?  I'm sure of it.  Am I going crazy?  Take a look at this youtube clip which shows Ben not smoking.  Can someone help?

Rob - The Bearded Trio


  1. Thanks to @Heilemann on Twitter. Check out this link. The Hookah is on the set http://www.hookah-shisha.com/hookahlove/12-hookahs-in-cinema-part-1-the-star-wars-movies.html

  2. Obi-Wan was originally supposed to be smoking his hookah, but the scene was changed during filming.

    I found this description in the revised 4th draft of the Star Wars script, as of April 19, 1976. Just after Ben and Luke watch Artoo's message from Princess Leia in Ben's hovel...

    "There is a little static and the transmission is cut short. Old Ben leans back and scratches his head. He silently puffs on a tarnished chrome water pipe. Luke has stars in his eyes."


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