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Frame from 'Disco Beaver From Outer Space', 1979.For those who care, I have re-written my answer to the question about the 1979 HBO special “Disco Beaver From Outer Space” which was produced by National Lampoon. I hadn’t seen this until recently. I must admit that it has its funny moments, but the overall impression was that it was a little short of the mark. It’s quite possible that the production quality, which is quite crude by today’s standards, made it more difficult to appreciate. Those who viewed it when first aired probably had a more favorable impression (especially judging from the frequent emails I receive regarding the show). I was surprised to see Michael Simmons (son of former NatLamp publisher Matty Simmons) crooning country western in several of the bits. (Thanks to Michael as well for providing some details about the show.)