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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Vic's Buddy
Candice Bergen ... Murphy Brown
James Brolin ... Doctor
Downtown Julie Brown ... Herself
Jeff Bergman ... Bugs Bunny / Porky Pig / Tweety (voice)
Chevy Chase ... Vic's Buddy
Kevin Costner ... Bartender
Rodney Dangerfield ... Dr. Vinny Boombatz
Geena Davis ... Kim
Dana Delany ... Doctor
Danny DeVito ... Vic
Michael Douglas ... Himself
Jane Fonda ... Hellen
Morgan Freeman ... Walter Samson
Will Smith ... Himself (as Fresh Prince)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Earth Day Special See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Quotes

Mother Earth: I remember the first Earth Day, it was a Sunday just like this one. Everyone was so excited. Then... Monday. People forget.
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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 »

Connections

References Married... with Children (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Somewhere
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Performed by Barbra Streisand (uncredited)
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Interesting
26 April 2004 | by PowerPadManSee all my reviews

VERY interesting documentary. There are alot of interesting things here that alot of celebrities talk about. Basically, Bette Midler is Mother Earth, and thanks to everyone polluting and ruining the Earth, she is sick and dying. I remember EVERYTHING that happened in this show, and even own a VHS copy. There were alot of segments, including sitcom segments that included the likes of Cheers, The Golden Girls, Married... With Children, etc... It's a very interesting special, with alot of celebrities who seem to like doing this. However, I still remember trying to make a difference for a week, yet forgetting to do so a week later. It seems as though we stopped caring about saving the Earth. I can remember having a huge talk in school about this.

Very interesting and Recommended.

RATING: **** out of ****


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