The producers of "Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy" shot several segments featuring the the New Mexico Museum of Space History and staff members last December. The segment, entitled Larry Gets Lost In Space, will air on the History Channel today, May 22 at 7 p.m. MST.
"We spent almost all day with Larry and his crew, and the one thing you could be sure of was that you never knew what was going to happen next. Larry's humor is spontaneous with a 'redneck' twist," said Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll.
According to the segment producers, the episode will actually open at the Museum's Support Center on Eddy Drive where Larry has a heart-to-heart talk with an anthropomorphic dummy and ponders the impact that space has had on New Mexico and the world. From there he travelled to the museum for a crash course in rocket science, an artifact endangering tour of the museum, somber visit to the grave of HAM the Astrochimp, and an explosive finale in the parking lot.
Orwoll, who was the brave soul escorting Larry through the museum, recalls a particular incident with "Larry and the artifact."
"However, after some stops along the historic trail of space history, the trip takes a very dramatic turn! An amateur rocket scientist launches an intrepid Larry the Cable Guy bobblehead into the edge of space, accompanied by his cameraman's wedding ring. But when GPS complications ensue, finding Space Larry and the ring becomes a thrilling race against time. The show ends with a freaky and funny set of close encounters with the alien experts of Roswell," according to a synopsis of the show on the History Channel website.
For sneak peeks at the segment, visit the Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy website and look for "Video Exclusives."
The show also will air at 11 p.m. today, May 22.