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Premiere September 4, 2020
Network Disney+
Seasons 1
Episodes 10

Earth to Ned is a series produced by The Jim Henson Company and Marwar Junction Productions released on Disney+. The series premiered on the streaming service on September 4, 2020.

The series is a half-hour talk show hosted by two aliens — Ned and his lieutenant Cornelius — who were sent to Earth to plan an invasion but instead become obsessed with popular culture. The pair of aliens interview real-life celebrities.[1]

The characters were built by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

Puppeteers who worked on the series include Kevin Clash, Brian Henson, Michael Oosterom, Paul Rugg, and Colleen Smith.[2]

Celebrity guests include RuPaul, Joel McHale, Kristen Schaal, Billy Dee Williams, Gina Carano, Joshua Bassett, Rachel Bilson, Michael Ian Black, Rachel Bloom, Taye Diggs, Lil Rel Howery, Bindi and Robert Irwin, Gillian Jacobs, NeNe Leakes, Thomas Lennon, Andy Richter, Olivia Rodrigo, Eli Roth, Paul Scheer, Jenny Slate, Raven-Symoné, and Reggie Watts.[3][4][5]

Episodes[6]

  • Episode 1: "Late Night Ned"
    After calling off the invasion of Earth, Ned and Cornelius decide to start a late-night talk show and beam in Andy Richter and Gillian Jacobs to be their first guests. BETI convinces Ned to fire the CLODs on their first day as his house band.
  • Episode 2: "Laugh Your Ned Off"
    When the CLODs start getting more fan mail than he does, Ned beams in comedians Kristen Schaal and Paul Scheer to help him understand human comedy. Cornelius is beamed to the surface and tries to master standup comedy. BETI starts a podcast.
  • Episode 3: "I've Got a Ned Feeling About This"
    When Ned becomes obsessed with Star Wars, he beams in super fan Reggie Watts and the legendary Billy Dee Williams. The CLODs start a lightsaber battle. BETI asks BB-8 to help repair the Roaster Toaster. Ned reaches out to his father, the Admiral.
  • Episode 4: "Night of the Living Ned"
    When the CLODs stay up late watching scary movies, Ned learns about horror from Lil Rel Howery and director Eli Roth. Cornelius is sent to investigate a human cemetery. BETI warns the ship may be haunted. The full moon leads to a terrifying transformation.
  • Episode 5: "A Ned's Best Friend"
    Wildlife experts Bindi & Robert Irwin and comedian Jenny Slate try to help Ned understand why humans adopt pets. Cornelius sneaks a pet onboard the ship and ends up experiencing a day of beauty at a dog grooming salon. Ned's new pet is a surprise.
  • Episode 6: "@NedFromTV"
    Ned tries to "win" social media with help from NeNe Leakes and Michael Ian Black. Cornelius learns social media secrets from the experts: teenagers.
  • Episode 7: "The Ned-aissance"
    Ned beams in Raven Symone and comedian Thomas Lennon, hoping they can help him understand human art. BETI takes aim at Lennon with a brain beam. Cornelius becomes a street artist.
  • Episode 8: "Nothin' but Ned"
    Baffled by football, Ned drafts Joel McHale and Gina Carano to help him understand human sports. Cornelius is beamed to a wrestling school and discovers his alter-ego "Corndog Jackson."
  • Episode 9: "You Better Work, Ned!"
    Ned becomes a fashionista with help from Rachel Bilson and RuPaul Charles. Cornelius beams to the surface and becomes a stylist. The CLODs stage a fashion show in honor of RuPaul's favorite fashion icon, Cher.
  • Episode 10: "Ned: The Musical"
    Mesmerized by musicals, Ned gets Taye Diggs and Rachel Bloom to help him create his own musical episode. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series stars Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett inspire Cornelius to find his voice. BETI and the CLODs stage a production number.

Videos


Sources

  1. The Hollywood Reporter "Jim Henson Co. Sets New Puppet Talk Show at Disney+" by Lesley Goldberg, October 25, 2019
  2. Kevin Clash on The Barretta Brothers: Two of Us (YouTube)
  3. Earth to Ned Official First Look (YouTube)
  4. Collider - Earth to Ned Trailer Reveals Disney Plus Talk Show Hosted by Alien Puppet
  5. The Slanted - Earth to Ned Disney Plus Trailer Series
  6. Earth to Ned Media Kit
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