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Premiere date November 7, 1997
Run time 10:20
Music composed by Sonny Sharrock
Eddie Horst
Writer(s) Mark Banker
Rich Dahm
Alan Laddie
Animation director(s) C. Martin Croker
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"Piledriver" is the eighteenth episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast season four, and the fifty-first overall. It aired on November 7, 1997 on Cartoon Network. It was written by Mark Banker, Rich Dahm, and Alan Laddie.

Space Ghost's retired wrestling grandfather forces Space Ghost out of his own superhero retirement, leaving Grandpa Ghostal to interview the guests.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Shaggy Rogers George Lowe
Velma Dinkley C. Martin Croker
Fred Jones N/A
Daphne Blake N/A
Scooby-Doo C. Martin Croker
Space Ghost George Lowe
Zorak C. Martin Croker
Grandpa Ghostal "Macho Man" Randy Savage
Randy Savage
Moltar C. Martin Croker
Moltar's father
Rob Zombie Himself
Saucer Crab Dave Willis
Dozar Unavailable
Space Ghost's mother
Elizabeth (Ghostal?)
Raven Symone Herself
Whitney Houston
Michael Jackson
"Haystacks" Calhoun
"Gorgeous" George
"Chief Wahoo" McDaniel
"Leaping" Lanny
"Wildfire" Tommy Rich
The Mind Taker Unavailable
Mary Hart





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The opening of the episode with the Mystery Inc. at the school barn dance has been lifted directly from the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Jeepers, It's the Creeper." The voices are actually of the Coast to Coast characters (Space Ghost is Shaggy, Moltar is Velma, and Lokar is Scooby), so it's unclear how authentic it was supposed to be.

Footage has also been reused from the Space Ghost episodes, "Attack of the Saucer Crab and "Jungle Planet."

It was copyrighted in 1997.


The music was composed by Sonny Sharrock and Eddie Horst. The musicians were Sharrock, Lance Carter, Horst, Alfrieda Gerald, and Joe Reda.


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: November 7, 1997 on Cartoon Network

Behind the scenes

  • Saucer Crab's real name is Les.
  • Grandpa Ghostal mentions the TV news program Entertainment Tonight.
  • Gag credits include Nathan Cook as Space Ghost's former male secretary, and Michael Lazzo for gloves.
  • Special thanks are given to WCW, Alan Sharp, Ron Rose Productions, Carolina Pictures, Ken Brady, Jay Edwards, and Gordon Solie.


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