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The Earth Day Special (1990)

An Earth Day special about pollution's effects on the Earth. Numerous celebrities have guest appearances whether as themselves, or as characters for whom they're best known.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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... Vic's Buddy
... Murphy Brown
... Doctor
... Herself
... Bugs Bunny / Porky Pig / Tweety (voice)
... Vic's Buddy
... Bartender
... Dr. Vinny Boombatz
... Kim
... Doctor
... Vic
... Himself
... Hellen
... Walter Samson
... Himself (as Fresh Prince)
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It's been 20 years since the first Earth Day and all is far from well. Pollution is still a huge problem and global warming is becoming an issue as well. Bugs Bunny arrives by mistake at the Earth Day festival and shares his worries about the state of the environment. Well-meaning Everyman then arrives and holds a speech to try to calm down the worried festival-goers. Suddenly, Mother Earth appears and announces that things are actually as bad as everyone fears and that she's dying. She's quickly taken to hospital and nursed by two doctors as well as Doogie Howser. Hospital Director is suspicious that her condition might not be as bad as she's portraying it. Newswomen Murphy Brown and Downtown Julie Brown report in front of the hospital on Mother Nature's condition. Popular astronomer Carl Sagan talks about the greenhouse effect. Game show Jeopardy! has a special Earth Day edition. Ghostbuster Egon Spengler's twin brother, wastebuster Elon Spengler, shows up to stop heavy smoker and ...

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Music

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22 April 1990 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Hospital director: [Doc Brown shows images of polution on a computer screen] You want me to believe this is the future?
Dr. Emmet' Brown: No, this is the present. I've been to the future. It's not that good.
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Crazy Credits

Bugs Bunny, E.T., The Muppets, Porky Pig, and Tweety Bird are listed among the cast in the opening credits. See more »

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References Murphy Brown (1988) See more »

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Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Performed by Barbra Streisand (uncredited)
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Sign of the times...
23 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

I remember watching this special when I was in grade 5, and everyone was talking about it the next day (parents/students/teachers) it was really amazing.

I remember thinking the environment was ok, and it wasn't as bad as people were saying (I was only ten!) but watching all these celeberties talking about the environment made me start to be aware of it all.

Unfortunately that wore off within a year after watching the show(caring about the earth virtually disappeared everywhere). I remember they even had sitcom segments talking about the environment (Cosby Show, Married with Children etc.) it was pretty good to be honest. I'd like to watch it again sometime!


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