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Premiere date: February 2, 1996
Run time: 11:00
Music composed by: Sony Sharrock
Eddie Horst
Writers: Rob Thomas
Alan Laddie
Animation directors: C. Martin Croker
Jon Schnepp
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"Explode" is the first episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast season three, and the nineteenth overall. It aired on February 2, 1996 on Cartoon Network. It was written by Nell Scovell and Joel Hodgson.

Lokar tries to persuade Moltar to defect to his talk show, while Space Ghost interviews Monty Pythonite Terry Jones, and the musician, Glen Phillips, who Space Ghost can't get away from quickly enough.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Lokar: Oh, look, it's Captain Cliché.
Space Ghost: Where?
Lokar: You, you fool.


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Lokar Andy Merrill
Moltar C. Martin Croker
Zorak C. Martin Croker
David Hasselhoff
Space Ghost George Lowe
Terry Jones Himself
Zorak C. Martin Croker
Eddie George
Benny Hill
Queen Elizabeth II
Sarah, Duchess of York
Prince Charles
Princess Diana
Freddie Mercury
Glen Phillips Himself
Rex Stardust
British announcer John Peel


  • The Original Way Outs
  • Monty Python (mentioned)
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket (mentioned)
  • British royal family (mentioned)



  • Power bands


  • None




It was copyrighted in 1996.


The score was composed by Sony Sharrock and Eddie Horst. The musicians were Sharrock, Lance Carter, Horst, and Alfrieda Gerald.


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: February 2, 1996 on Cartoon Network

Behind the scenes

  • Ultraseven, a character in the Ultraman series, is Moltar's agent.
  • There is a new design for the end credits where they are all put on one page.
  • Over the Cartoon Network logo during the end credits, the repeated line, is of Space Ghost making noises with his hand.
  • After the end credits, a British announcer tells the audience that next on Cartoon Network, Ghost Planet will explode which it does. The screen shows Ghost Planet and Cartoon Network's name in the style of the BBC logo at the time. This is not included in the DVD release.


Everlasting influence

  • This episode was mentioned in the Veronica Mars episode "There's Got to Be a Morning After Pill." Rob Thomas, the creator of Veronica Mars, wrote this episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast.

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