Rio Ghosto

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Rio Ghosto
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Who let the horse out? Who? Who? Who? Who? Who?
Premiere date September 18, 1998
Music composed by Sonny Sharrock
Man...or Astro-Man?
Writer(s) Mark Banker
Animation director(s) C. Martin Croker
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"Rio Ghosto" is the seventh episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast season five, and the sixty-fourth overall. It aired on September 18, 1998 on Cartoon Network. It was written by Mark Banker.

Space Ghost wants to make a movie, looking to some big Hollywood names for advice. Unfortunately, Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, and Martin Scorsese were busy that day, so he has to settle for Ben Stiller, Kevin Smith, and Jim Jarmusch.

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Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Space Ghost George Lowe
Zorak C. Martin Croker
The Sorcerer N/A
Parko N/A
Christy N/A
Moltar C. Martin Croker
Ben Stiller Himself
Kevin Smith Himself
Jim Jarmusch Himself
Quick Draw McGraw N/A




  • Power bands
  • Inviso belt





It was copyrighted in 1998.


The music was composed by Sonny Sharrock and Man...or Astro-Man? The musicians were Sharrock, Lance Carter, Eddie Horst, Alfrieda Gerald, and Man...or Astro-Man?


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: September 18, 1998 on Cartoon Network

Behind the scenes

  • Space Ghost mentions the ABC sitcom Three's Company.
  • Ben jokes that Space Ghost could star in Cable Guy 2. The original starred Jim Carrey.
  • Kevin Smith mentions his films including and limited to Clerks, Mallrats, and Chasing Amy. It's only 1998.
  • Jim mentions Jiminy Cricket from the 1940 Disney film Pinocchio.
  • Pete Smith did the screaming cries of the guests.
  • A gag credit is Nathan Cook as Space Ghost's male secretary.
  • Special thanks are given to Jim Harrison & Family, Southern Animal Talent Agency, Loren Falls, Kathy Roast, Kenny Crow, and Lisa D. Ellis.
  • The Adult Swim website skips this episode, but if it hadn't, it would've been counted as episode 8.


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