Q: Do you have any info on “Disco Beaver From Outer Space”—who, what, where, why?
A: (2005 Update) My previous answer to this question was so full of corrections and corrected corrections that I decided to start over. What follows is (knock on wood) definitive: “Disco Beaver From Outer Space” was produced for HBO in 1978 and aired in 1979. It featured performances by Lynn Redgrave (special guest star), Rodger Bumpass, Peter Ebling, Alice Playten, James Widoes, Lee Wilkof, Michael Simmons and Slewfoot (a C&W band), Sarah Durkee, Tony Hendra, and Sean Kelly. It was produced by Tony Hendra and Matty Simmons was executive producer. It was directed by Joshua White, written by Peter Ebling, Jeff Greenfield, Ted Mann, Harry Shearer, and John Weidman, with songs by Peter Ebling, Sean Kelly, and Tony Hendra. The title song “Disco Beaver From Outer Space” was performed by Alice Playten. Numerous outdoor shots were filmed on location in New York City. (Sources: Michael Simmons, Matty Simmon’s book “If You Don’t Buy This Book, We’ll Kill This Dog!”, Mike Galos, and Guy H.) 2017 Update: Of course, these days you can watch the entire thing for free on YouTube.