Esther M. Friesner's short story, "That's Entertainment: The Tale of Salacious Crumb" appears in Tales from Jabba's Palace which was published in January 1996 by Bantam Spectra. and provides the backstory for the Kowakian monkey-lizard, Salacious B. Crumb and Melvosh Bloor, the Kalkal professor.
A Kalkal professor, Melvosh Bloor, attempts to interview the notorious crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure. Salacious B. Crumb appears and pretends to help Bloor. Crumb tricks Bloor into saying that Jabba "Lies like a Gran" along the way to Jabba's Palace. When the duo reach Jabba, Crumb explains that Bloor had said that the Hutt "lied like a Gran".Jabba is tired of Crumbs idiotic jokes, and takes the interview Bloor set up. Once the professor asks how he can repay the crime lord, he tells Bloor to make him laugh. When Bloor tells the Hutt a joke he heard already. Jabba is not amused and feeds the Kalkal to the rancor.
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