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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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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

Every Lawyer: I can always argue on the opposite side.
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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 Back to the Future (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

The Planet Raps Back
Music by D.J. Mark, Benny Medina & David Gamson
Lyrics by Tone Loc, Will Smith (as Fresh Prince), Ice-T, Queen Latifah,
Heavy D, Christopher Reid (as Kid) & Christopher Martin (as Play)
Performed by Quincy Jones (uncredited), Tone Loc (uncredited), Will Smith (uncredited),
Ice-T (uncredited), Queen Latifah (uncredited), Heavy D (uncredited), Christopher Reid (uncredited) & Christopher Martin (uncredited)
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Sign of the times...
23 April 2001 | by HereIsTheIsNotSee 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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