Under the Smogberry Trees 

A documentary about the legendary radio show "The Dr. Demento Show", as well as its brilliant host, Barry Hansen.


Scott McKenzie

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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Jack Black ... Himself
Bill Mumy ... Art Barnes
Jimmy Fallon ... Himself
Arden Myrin ... Herself
Chris Hardwick ... Himself
'Weird Al' Yankovic ... Himself
Henry Phillips ... Himself
Stan Freberg ... Himself
Emo Philips ... Himself
Rick Dees ... Himself
Judy Tenuta ... Herself
Ray Stevens Ray Stevens ... Himself
Mojo Nixon Mojo Nixon ... Himself
Jay Levey ... Himself
Billy Simpson Billy Simpson ... Whimsical Will


Meep Morp's "Under the Smogberry Trees" is an engaging history of "The Dr. Demento Show, covering the lasting impact of funny music on pop culture, and including interviews with celebrities and funny musicians connected to and/or inspired by the show over its four decades and counting. It also serves as the definitive profile of musicologist Barret Hansen, his musical roots and his mission, in his own words, following Hansen from his Minneapolis childhood, through his Master's degree in Folk Music Studies, and on to donning the top hat of Dr. Demento in 1970 and carrying it into both the Comedy Music and Radio Halls of Fame! Packed with brand new interviews, insane archival footage, original animation and hilarious recreations, let's celebrate the music we all grew up with as we finally get to know the man beneath the top hat who has served it to us on a black platter every weekend in "UNDER THE SMOGBERRY TREES!"

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The True Story of Dr. Demento and Mr. Hansen







Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


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$120,000 (estimated)
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Meep Morp Studio See more »
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Color | Black and White (archival footage)
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Did You Know?


"Under the Smogberry Trees" had a Kickstarter campaign that successfully ran from April 3 - May 4 of 2013. The campaign had 1,764 backers. See more »

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