Space Ghost Coast to Coast
- TV Series
Space Ghost, a superhero from a 1960s Hanna-Barbara cartoon, hosts his own talk show.Space Ghost, a superhero from a 1960s Hanna-Barbara cartoon, hosts his own talk show.Space Ghost, a superhero from a 1960s Hanna-Barbara cartoon, hosts his own talk show.
"Space Ghost Coast to Coast" gives us the most ill-fit host of any type to man the desk for fifteen minutes at a time while basically insulting, interrupting, arguing with, ignoring and even blasting away guest after guest on his show while arguing with musical director Zorak and camera man/director Moltar.
And, really, could you ask any more of a show than that?
The wit here is dry enough to blow away in a strong wind and sharp enough to leave a mark. Sometimes it's just downright mean, which is part of the charm (you can even see his live-action guests getting frustrated with the way things are going - COOL!)
All the while, SG has to put up with a never-ending barrage of insults from his "crew" that range from simple ("Jerk!"), to slanderous ("You dance like a girl!") to plain old nasty ("Did you get your BRAIN back?!"). And through it all, they keep plugging away - show after show. Is this how The Beatles worked in their later years?
One surreal moment (of many) comes when they show a scene from an old "Scooby-Doo" cartoon with SG, Zorak and Moltar supplying the voices of, respectively, Shaggy, Scooby and Velma. You HAVE to laugh when hearing Zorak growl, "Ray I rut in?" - how truly, inspiringly warped.
Of course, how much you like "SGC2C" depends on how much you like talk shows, Mad Magazine and/or poking fun at every living thing that breathes.
Myself, I LOVE it!
Ten stars, inequivicably, for "Space Ghost Coast to Coast"; the best publicity Hanna-Barbera ever had.
Not to mention Space Ghost.
- Jun 24, 2000