Space Ghost Coast to Coast

From Hanna-Barbera Wiki
Jump to navigationJump to search
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
C2C title card.png
Created by: Mike Lazzo
Network: Cartoon Network
Adult Swim (Cartoon Network)
GameTap
Production company: Williams Street
Williams Street West
Distributor: Turner Entertainment
Warner Bros. Television
Original release: April 15, 1994May 31, 2008
Run time: 11-24 minutes
Starring: George Lowe
C. Martin Croker
Don Kennedy
Executive producer(s): Mike Lazzo
Keith Crofford
Matt Harrigan
Elliot Blake
Producer(s): Mike Lazzo
Keith Crofford
Dave Willis
Matthew Maiellaro
Andy Merrill
Khaki Jones
Nat Zimmerman
Andrea Mansour
Music composed by: Sonny Sharrock
Eddie Horst
Man or Astro-man?
Writer(s): Matthew Maiellaro
Andy Merrill
Khaki Jones
Keith Crofford
Director(s): Jeff Doud (creative)
C. Martin Croker (animation)
Series navigation
Previous Next
Second title card
C2C title card 2.png

Space Ghost Coast to Coast is an adult animated comedy talk show produced by Williams Street (formerly Ghost Planet Industries) for Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim, and then tragically GameTap. It ran from 1994 to 2008, airing 108 episodes.

The series is a spin-off of the more kid-friendly Hanna-Barbera character Space Ghost from a series of self-titled Space Ghost segments from the 1960s and 1980s. Space Ghost upheld the law as a space cop with armbands that allowed him to fly and turn invisible, hence his name. Coast to Coast has Space Ghost retired from saving the galaxy and now hosts a surreal and absurd talk show broadcasting from Ghost Planet, joined by director and producer Moltar and bandleader Zorak, who despite being rehabilitated villains, still make his job a nightmare, although Space Ghost himself isn't always on top form either as he is always rude and mostly asks irreverent questions to his guests. Space Ghost, who's animated in cheap recycled footage (as are all the characters from his era), interviews live-action celebrities via a monitor.

On a tiny budget and modest ratings, Space Ghost Coast to Coast was to inspire the entire restructuring of Cartoon Network's late-night entertainment when they launched Adult Swim in 2001. Space Ghost Coast to Coast had two of its own personal spin-offs in Cartoon Planet and The Brak Show, while also creating a back-door pilot to Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and inspiring other series such as Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Sealab 2021, Perfect Hair Forever (which guest stars Space Ghost), and The Eric Andre Show.

Production

Development

Casting

The second test pilot had Gary Owens reprise his role, although when it came to the series proper, George Lowe had been cast instead, due to budget reasons. This is also why C. Martin Croker stepped in to take the role of Zorak, instead of Don Messick.

Filming

Aftermath

Time Warner has allowed its subsidiaries and the people involved to mock the series since it officially ended on Adult Swim. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters had Meatward set off a missile which accidentally hit Space Ghost as he was greeting the audience of his show, burning off his clothes and skin before he explodes.

Ahead of filming the first season of The Eric Andre Show, Eric Andre had several questions for Coast to Coast's creator, Mike Lazzo, but Lazzo had no interest in the series anymore as if he had disowned it, stating "Space Ghost is dead to me."[1]

In Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #19, it was revealed that Zorak had hypnotized Space Ghost into believing that he had been a talk show host.

Ian Jones-Quartey, creator of OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, wanted to do a crossover with Space Ghost Coast to Coast, but after the passing of C. Martin Croker, Jones-Quartey dropped the idea out of respect, as he felt it would've been difficult to do the episode without him.[2]

Music

The score was composed by Sony Sharrock and Eddie Horst, the latter of whom was also the musical director.

Episodes

Episode Number Air date
"Spanish Translation" 1x01 April 15, 1994
"Gilligan" 1x02 April 22, 1994
"Elevator" 1x03 May 6, 1994
"CHiPs" 1x04 May 13, 1994
"Bobcat" 1x05 May 27, 1994
"Banjo" 1x06 September 10, 1994
"Punch" 1x07 September 16, 1994
"Batmantis" 1x08 September 30, 1994
"Self Help" 1x09 October 7, 1994
"Gum, Disease" 1x10 November 11, 1994
"President's Day Nightmare" 2x01 February 20, 1995
"Story Book House" 2x02 March 17, 1995
"Girlie Show" 2x03 March 24, 1995
"Hungry" 2x04 March 31, 1995
"Fire Drill" 2x05 June 2, 1995
"Sleeper" 2x06 July 28, 1995
"Jerk" 2x07 August 18, 1995
"Urges" 2x08 October 20, 1995
"Explode" 3x01 February 2, 1996
"$20.01" 3x02 February 9, 1996
"Lovesick" 3x03 February 14, 1996
"Transcript" 3x04 February 23, 1996
"Sharrock" 3x05 March 1, 1996
"Boo!" 3x06 March 8, 1996
"Freak Show" 3x07 May 22, 1996
"Switcheroo" 3x08 June 5, 1996
"Surprise" 3x09 June 19, 1996
"Glen Campbell" 3x10 October 9, 1996
"Jacksonville" 3x11 October 16, 1996
"Late Show" 3x12 October 23, 1996
"Cookout" 3x13 December 11, 1996
"Art Show" 3x14 December 18, 1996
"Woody Allen's Fall Project" 3x15 December 25, 1996
"Rehearsal" 4x01 July 11, 1997
"Gallagher" 4x02 July 18, 1997
"Edelweiss" 4x03 July 25, 1997
"Anniversary" 4x04 August 1, 1997
"Zoltran" 4x05 August 8, 1997
"Pilot" 4x06 August 15, 1997
"Speck" 4x07 August 22, 1997
"Zorak" 4x08 August 29, 1997
"Switcheroo '97" 4x09 September 5, 1997
"Mayonnaise" 4x10 September 12, 1997
"Brilliant Number One" 4x11 September 19, 1997
"BooBooKitty" 4x12 September 26, 1997
"Needledrop" 4x13 October 3, 1997
"Sphinx" 4x14 October 10, 1997
"Pavement" 4x15 October 17, 1997
"Untitled" 4x16 October 24, 1997
"Hipster" 4x17 October 31, 1997
"Piledriver" 4x18 November 7, 1997
"Suckup" 4x19 November 14, 1997
"Dam" 4x20 November 21, 1997
"Boat Show" 4x21 December 5, 1997
"Telethon" 4x22 December 12, 1997
"Dimethyl Pyrimidinol Bisulfite" 4x23 December 19, 1997
"Joshua" 4x24 January 1, 1998
"Terminal" 5x01 August 7, 1998
"Toast" 5x02 August 14, 1998
"Lawsuit" 5x03 August 21, 1998
"Cahill" 5x04 August 28, 1998
"Warren" 5x05 September 4, 1998
"Chinatown" 5x06 September 11, 1998
"Rio Ghosto" 5x07 September 18, 1998
"Pal Joey" 5x08 September 25, 1998
"Curses" 5x09 November 6, 1998
"Intense Patriotism" 5x10 December 4, 1998
"Waiting for Edward" 5x11 December 25, 1998
"Chambraigne" 6x01 October 8, 1999
"Snatch" 6x02 October 15, 1999
"Girl Hair" 6x03 October 22, 1999
"Sequel" 6x04 October 29, 1999
"Curling Flower Power" 6x05 November 19, 1999
"Table Read" 6x06 December 3, 1999
"Fire Ant" 6x07 December 10, 1999
"King Dead" 6x08 December 17, 1999
"Kentucky Nightmare" 7x01 May 7, 2001
"The Justice Hole" 7x02 July 22, 2001
"Knifin' Around" 7x03 September 2, 2001
"Flipmode" 7x04 October 14, 2001
"Sweet for Brak" 7x05 November 18, 2001
"Mommentary" 7x06 December 2, 2001
"Mommentary: Creator's Commentary" 7x07 May 12, 2002
"Mommentary: Jelly Bean" 7x08 May 12, 2002
"Baffler Meal" 8x01 January 1, 2003
"Whipping Post" 8x02 November 16, 2003
"Eat a Peach" 8x03 November 23, 2003
"In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" 8x04 December 7, 2003
"Idlewild South" 8x05 December 14, 2003
"Dreams" 9x01 January 11, 2004
"Live at the Fillmore" 9x02 April 12, 2004
"Billy" 10x01 May 30, 2006
"Rand" 10x02 June 13, 2006
"Kenny" 10x03 July 4, 2006
"Al" 10x04 October 10, 2006
"Steve" 10x05 January 23, 2007
"Rob" 10x06 February 28, 2007
"Howard" 10x07 March 27, 2007
"Wayne" 10x08 April 21, 2007
"Larry" 10x09 May 24, 2007
"Richard" 11x01 September 11, 2007
"Stephen" 11x02 October 31, 2007
"David" 11x03 November 11, 2007
"Chantal" 11x04 December 2, 2007
"Mark" 11x05 May 6, 2008
"Bruce" 11x06 May 16, 2008
"Dee" 11x07 May 25, 2008
"Barenaked Ladies" 11x08 May 31, 2008

Specials

Episode Number Air date
"The Mask" 1 November 4, 1994
"A Space Ghost Christmas" 2 December 25, 1994
"Space Ghost Syndication Exclusive Special" 3 November 12, 1995
"Planetarium Tour" 4 1996
"Jonny Quest" 5 1996

Release

Premiere dates of countries are in order of release:

Cast

Space Kid Coast to Coast

Fake title card.

For April Fools Day 2021, Adult Swim advertised they would be making regressed versions of their cartoons, such as Space Kid Coast to Coast. In an overall trailer for all the different takes, Zorak is a baby, whereas in the unique ad for Space Kid Coast to Coast, Zorak is a larva.

References