I know Jamie talked about this earlier
here. But... you want to know my favorite part from the Chewbacca becomes American story?
Mayhew met his wife at a science-fiction convention and married her six years ago, according to his Web biography. He said he became an American citizen because his wife is a Texan.
Awwwwwww. (I'm such a girl... and feeling better about some of the nerdier facets of my life. ;))