Captain Planet Celebrities — Whoopi Goldberg

Comedian Whoopi Goldberg played Gaia (otherwise known as Mother Earth) for seasons 1-3 of the original Captain Planet cartoon. Here’s a summary from the official site,

“Gaia always appears in her long flowing gown. While the Planeteers each represent a specific culture, Gaia represents all cultures and is protector of all life on the planet. Her appearance – swarthy skin, black hair and blue eyes – is ethnically ambiguous. She is unable to materialize in tangible form anywhere except Hope Island, appearing elsewhere only as an ethereal, translucent being who can interact verbally but not physically.”

Check out Whoopi’s performance at about 2:09 below: