Country of origin United States
Running time 120 minutes
Cast Carl Sagan
Original language(s) English
First episode date 22 April 1990
Writers Carl Sagan
|Written by Armyan Bernstein, Richard Baskin|
Directed by Dwight Hemion, James Burrows
Starring Bette Middler Danny DeVito Rhea Perlman
Network American Broadcasting Company
Awards WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials - Television
Directors Dwight Hemion, James Burrows
Similar The Muppets Valentine, The Muppets Go Holly, The Muppets: A Celebrati, The Muppets at Walt Disn, The Muppets Celebrate
Episode 5 the earth day special season 3
The Earth Day Special is a television special revolving around Earth Day that aired on ABC on April 22, 1990. Sponsored by Time Warner, the two-hour special featured an ensemble cast addressing concerns about global warming, deforestation, and other environmental ills.
Several cut-aways are made to famous fictional characters watching events unfold, and discussing what can be done to save the planet.
The episodic narrative, consisting of several individual skits threaded together, focused on an ailing Mother Earth (played by Bette Midler), who falls from the sky and faints, and is rushed to the hospital (attended by Neil Patrick Harris as Doogie Howser, James Brolin, and Dana Delany). This special is watched by Vic (played by Danny DeVito) and Paula (played by Rhea Perlman).