Earth to Ned

Last Updated on: February 14th, 2023

Earth to Ned disney show

“Earth to Ned” is a comedic talk show that premiered on Disney+ on September 4, 2020. The show is a unique blend of a late-night talk show format and puppetry, created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

The series is hosted by Ned, a blue-skinned alien from the planet Ned who is sent to Earth to invade and conquer the planet. However, upon arriving on Earth, Ned becomes fascinated by human culture, particularly late-night talk shows and celebrity interviews. Instead of conquering Earth, he decides to host his own talk show in a secret underground studio.

Each episode of “Earth to Ned” features Ned interviewing two celebrity guests, who are real-life actors, musicians, athletes, or other public figures. The interviews are conducted in a humorous and light-hearted manner, with Ned’s quirky and clueless alien personality leading to funny and unexpected moments.

The show also includes comedy sketches, musical performances, and interactions with Ned’s loyal butler, Cornelius, and his artificial intelligence sidekick, BETI (Bio Engineered Technological Intelligence).

“Earth to Ned” stands out for its creative concept and puppetry, as well as its ability to provide fresh and entertaining celebrity interviews from a completely alien perspective.

The series has been praised for its originality, humor, and the way it blends celebrity interviews with puppetry and science fiction elements.

Additional Details:


  • Ned: Paul Rugg
  • Cornelius: Michael Oosterom
  • BETI: Colleen Smith


  • Director: Bruce Leddy, Tom Stern
  • Executive Producers: Brain Henson, Vince Raisa, Allison Berkley, Joseph Freed

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