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Sorry but I’m posting directly from a Metafilter post

Because this 90s overload is all too good to paraphrase:

When the 20th anniversary of Earth Day rolled around in 1990, there was a desire to mark the occasion in a big way in order to teach a new generation about the environment. The celebration went global with events in 141 countries. Oh, and a television special. An earnestall starincredibly cheesy television special.

Taking place on an interior, studio-built town square, it starts with Robin Williams’ character doing a comedy routine about not caring for the environment until Mother Nature (Bette Midler) falls ill and there is a rush to save her. So while she is tended to by a trio of TV doctors (including Neil Patrick Harris as Doogie Howser), we witness the goings on in the square. A number of celebrities reprise famous characters (Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown and the late Harold Ramis as Egon, I mean Elon Spengler). Will Smith, Ice T, Queen Latifah and others rap about the planetKermit the Frog and Bugs Bunny show up. Carl Sagan talks about Global Warming. There’s even a nice sketch between Williams and Dustin Hoffman (who probably were filming “Hook” together at about the same time this was shot). And on and on.

For those who want to get the full 1990 pop culture impact of this artifact, all 99 minutes of it are available on YouTube.

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