[[caption-width-right:350:''"Greetings, citizen! Are you getting enough oxygen?"'']]

->''"Today, Space Ghost has suffered perhaps the ultimate humiliation any superhero can endure. He has become a talk show host."''
-->-- '''[[http://www.toonopedia.com/ Don Markstein's Toonopedia]]''''s [[http://www.toonopedia.com/spacegh.htm entry on Space Ghost]]

What happens when you take stock footage from a [[TheSixties 1960s]] action cartoon and re-use it in a nonsensical talk show spoof? You get something like ''Space Ghost Coast to Coast'', one of the earliest outputs of Ghost Planet Industries (now known as [[Creator/AdultSwim Williams Street Productions]]) and Creator/CartoonNetwork's first fully produced original series. ''Coast to Coast'', which had 104 episodes produced between 1994 and 2008 [[note]] Not counting the ''Copa Toon'' episodes made specially for Latin America during 2002 and 2003 [[/note]] on a fairly sporadic basis, ostensibly followed the talk show career of titular former superhero Tad Ghostal (better known as ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'') as he interviewed various celebrity guests -- but the episodes usually degenerated into Space Ghost bickering with Zorak and Moltar (two former enemies of Space Ghost who SG forced to become his band leader and director respectively) or some other off-the-wall craziness.

The series is known for being one of Adult Swims' most notable creations in their history - the limited animation (and smaller budget), surreal stoner humor and pervasive tone of excessive weirdness inspired the creation of several other shows, like (most notably) ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', which could be considered a SpiritualSuccessor to this show, despite the two running at basically the same time.

After its final episode in 2004, the show had a brief revival over Gametap in 2008. In TheNewTens it had another mini revival with small scale interviews inbetween other shows as well as the April Fools interview with Tommy Wiseau. Unfortunately with the death of Clay Martin Croker (a writer for the show as well as the voice of Zorak and Moltar) in September of 2016, it is unlikely that the show will see any sort of revival in the foreseeable future.

!!This series includes examples of:

* FiveFiveFive: In "Telethon", all the phone numbers that come on screen for people to call in order to donate money for the show are 555 numbers.
* ActorRoleConfusion:
-->'''Space Ghost:''' My other guest tonight is Mr. "Series/LostInSpace" himself, ''Series/{{Mystery Science Theater|3000}}''[==]'s Joel Robinson.\\
'''Moltar:''' Joel Hodgson, Space Ghost, not Robinson.
** Though, as it turns out, Space Ghost didn't like the way "Hodgson" sounds, so he used the better-sounding name[[note]]Which was also the reason they used "Joel Robinson" on [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]][[/note]].
* AIIsACrapshoot: "$20.01" has Space Ghost replace Zorak and Moltar with an AI assistant called MOE 2000 (a clear parody of [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL 9000]]) to improve the show, only for MOE to eventually deduce that ''Space Ghost'' is the one dragging the show down and try to kill him.
* AlliterativeList: Subverted in "Joshua":
--> '''Narrator''': Space Ghost is talking about the three "R's": Reliability, ratings, and (screen shows "Relivery" before being replaced with...) delivery. Let's start with R number one... (screen shows "Research"; after that brief bit, the next "R" is "Power").
* AllJustADream: "Batmantis" and "Curses". "Flipmode" became this some time after the gas leak, turning out to be a one by Zorak who somehow crawled into one of the pipes.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In-universe. Most of the characters have very different personalities from their original appearances on ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'', most notably Brak, who is changed from an intelligent and dangerous villain into a [[TheDitz complete idiot]].
** They have offered an explanation for this, though. The WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost episode ''The Lure'' ends with Brak and his brother Sisto flying into a swarm of Piranamites, supposedly deadly space insects. However, Brak and Sisto survived the Piranamite swarm, but lost much of their [=IQs=], and that's why Brak is the way he is now (at least in this continuity).
* AndThisIsFor: After Zorak reveals he destroyed Space Ghost's Presidents of the United States ceramic figurines collection, Space Ghost repeatedly blasts Zorak while saying "And this is for... (insert president name here)!". Notably, Space Ghost used the name "UsefulNotes/GroverCleveland" twice[[note]]Grover Cleveland was the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms[[/note]].
* AngelsPose: Seen in the transition title cards in "Jacksonville", parodying ''Series/CharliesAngels''.
* AnimationBump: For a show with very LimitedAnimation, Bizarro Santa's transformation in "Girl Hair" is surprisingly fluid, which adds to the creepiness.
* AntiHumor: In "$20.01":
--> '''Zorak''': I'm on a sea food diet. When I see food, I hate Space Ghost!
* AprilFoolsDay: Creator/AdultSwim ran an unannounced WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast marathon 4/1/14.
* ArtShift: Space Ghost briefly changes character designs to look more like SquiggleVision in two episodes: "Brilliant Number One" (and Two) and "King Dead".
* AscendedExtra: Judy Tenuta was one of the first guests on the show, and eventually ended up voicing Black Widow.
* BackdoorPilot:
** Even though he would go on to become an [[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw Attorney at Law]], (Harvey) Birdman would make an appearance here long before his show came to be. Voices changed, but they were still filming 'in the lot next door'.
** "Baffler Meal" was supposed to be this to ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', but it didn't air until long after the show had already premiered.[[note]]"Baffler Meal" became "Kentucky Nightmare". They initially decided not to make the episode because it focused too much on the Aqua Teens (Space Ghost only had about three lines). Once they made ''Aqua Teen Hunger Force'' into its own show and it became a hit, they decided to finally make the "Baffler Meal" episode.[[/note]]
* BadSanta: Bizarro-Santa in "Girl Hair."
* BadassBoast: Space Ghost gets a particularly awesome (and funny) one in "Rehearsal", even if it's undermined by the crew dissembling the set around and behind him.
--> '''Space Ghost''': The only thing to do right now is put out the best darn talk show we can. Arsenio, Dave, Leno...you know, maybe it's time ''you'' guys took a step back from the bleak lights of adulation, took a good look around. There's a distant thunder drawing near, rolling in across the vast wasteland of popular entertainment. Maybe you can't see it coming because your view is blocked by cheap facades of skylines and cityscapes. But you'd better make ready, my friends! Because this thunder is preparing to rain down fear and terror on your gilded houses of complacency! Mark my words, big shot, late-night gab fest mavens, you're about to tangle with a one-dimensional character and his long-forgotten archnemesis pals: a bug and a...what are you anyway, Moltar?
--> '''Moltar''': I'm a poorly drawn, lava kind of a molten man.
--> '''Space Ghost''': {''resuming''} ...and a poorly drawn, lava kind of a molten man! There's a new player in this late-night talk show war, and his name is-
--> '''Bob''': {''interrupting''} Space Ghost?
--> '''Space Ghost''': ...Yeah, Bob?
--> '''Bob''': Uh, we, we need to book, man, WesternAnimation/TheSnorks are in here for a promo or somethin' at 4, okay?
--> '''Space Ghost''': [[MomentKiller Oh. Uh, right. Right...]]
* BadassGrandpa: Space Ghost's grandfather Leonard Ghostal's age and decrepitude is surpassed only by how violent and intimidating he is; his threats are enough to give even Zorak pause.[[note]]This is helped by the fact that he's voiced by Macho Man Wrestling/RandySavage. Oh '''YEAH!'''[[/note]]
--> '''Leonard:''' Why, twenty years ago, I would've put your head in a half-nelson, twisted it around, saying each letter of the alphabet on every turn, and when I reached the first letter of my true love's name (that would be the lovely Elizabeth), I would yank your head clean off and roll it down the pike like a bowling ball!\\
'''Zorak (subdued):''' Okay.
* BearsAreBadNews: "Kentucky Nightmare".
* BeardOfEvil: Chad parodies this; his facial hair is different every time he's on camera.
* {{Beat}}: Uncomfortable pauses are used liberally in every episode, to the point of LampshadeHanging:
-->'''Space Ghost:''' It lets me blend... just about anything! [beat]\\
'''Zorak:''' Beat!\\
'''Space Ghost:''' Classy people are always blending stuff. [beat]\\
'''Zorak:''' Beat!\\
'''Space Ghost:''' Now, I too can blend. [beat]\\
'''Zorak:''' [takes a sip of coffee] Beat!
* BerserkButton: Space Ghost attempts to pick a fight with Bob Costas after he thought Bob called him a monkey; see LargeHam below.
* BigNo: Space Ghost delivers one before [=BooBooKitty=] hits the giant pin. His BigNo is so long that he takes a breath and starts a second one.
** Zorak would let one fly right before he gets blasted on occasion.
* {{Blackmail}}: Alluded to in "Intense Patriotism" when Moltar is denied being allowed to peel Jeff Foxworthy's skin off:
--> '''Moltar''': ''(to Space Ghost, threateningly)'' I have a picture of you... buddy.
* BlatantLies: In "Woody Allen's Fall Project", James Kirkconnell's claim that the re-enactments are word-for-word. Now to be fair, he's mostly right, but there are still some discrepancies between the original episodes and the re-enactments. For instance, in "Girlie Show", Zorak says "He can't fire me; I'm the hardest working mantis in showbiz! Yow!" But in the re-enactment, Zorak ends with "Hi-yo!" And in "Freak Show", Bill Manspeaker says "And I'd say 'Stop hittin' me, who's talking to me? Stop it!'", while in the re-enactment, he says "And I'd say 'Stop hittin' me, who's hittin' you? Stop it!'" And Weird Al belts out a different note in the re-enactment than in "Banjo".
* BlessedWithSuck: When Space Ghost asks his guests if they have any superpowers, he always gets answers that don't impress him.
--> '''Penn Gilette''': My superpowers are, I don't have to sleep, and I can control the minds of water fowl.
* {{Blipvert}}: The ending montage of clips in "Joshua", where each clip is only about two ''frames'' long.
** Space Ghost's "tribute to women" in "Girlie Show" is cut the same way.
* BodySnatcher: The episode "Snatch", which involves the studio being invaded by alien pods that [[strike:keep you up all night with their coughing]] kill and replace their victims.
* BondOneLiner: Alongside the ridiculous PreMortemOneLiner mentioned below, Space Ghost also has ''two'' back-to-back after he kills C. Ling Tile in "Curling Flower Space".
--> '''Space Ghost''': Well, it looks like C. Ling will fit in perfectly. On the roof. ''In jail''.
--> '''Space Ghost''': Moltar, that's one tile that needs to be replaced.
* BookEnds: Susan Powter was the very first guest on the show, and "Live At The Filmore", the last episode of the series (before the move to [=GameTap=]) reuses the exact same interview footage.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Joel Hodgson refuses to pretend that he is being interviewed in [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 outer space]].
* BreakoutCharacter: Andy Merrill's dumb-but-cheerful portrayal of Brak (Created for ''[=SGC2C=]'' and refined on ''WesternAnimation/CartoonPlanet'') would eventually be given his own show to headline, ''WesternAnimation/TheBrakShow'', with Zorak along to play off of.
** Birdman's appearances on the show most likely led to ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' (Birdman even has the same first name in his appearances on Space Ghost.)
* BrickJoke: In "Sweet for Brak", Zorak talks about trying to launch his own show, ''Blood Dumpster''. Which, according to SG, is twenty-two minutes of a guy being chased down a tunnel by a Zorak playing a KnifeNut. [[spoiler:After SG makes a deal with Yogi to get on a sitcom, he ends up on an episode of ''Blood Dumpster'', pursued by Zorak. Who took his advice about putting his character in a wheelchair to make him "sympathetic"]].
* ButtMonkey: The aforementioned Tansit.
** And of course, Zorak.
** Moltar becomes one depending on the episode, and when he does even Zorak turns on him.
** Birdman is possibly even more put-upon than Tansit.
* ButWaitTheresMore: In "Joshua", the announcer says that if you take advantage of the power of the Space Ghost, you'll receive a deluxe canister set. But wait, there's more! You also get a shiny object!
* CallBack: In "Spanish Translation", Zorak says "I must go to the store to get butter and cheese." Later, in "Batmantis", Zorak says "I must go to the store..." Space Ghost asks: "...To get butter and cheese?" This is also revisited in "Urges".
** "Spaceman? Space Master?"
** In "Bobcat", Space Ghost said that Bobcat Goldthwait reminded him of Judy Collins. Bobcat replied with "Wow, Space Ghost, man, crack a window, will ya?" Much later, in "Kentucky Nightmare", Space Ghost says to crack a window when Zorak lets off a stink. He immediately flashes back to his interview with Bobcat.
** Zorak's gum obsession gets called back quite a few times, which only makes you wonder even more why the episode it came from wasn't released on DVD.
** In "$20.01", there's a callback to the very first episode when Space Ghost introduces MOE 2000 by saying, "He doesn't eat, doesn't sleep, and doesn't book guests like those awful Bee Gees."
--> '''Moltar''': So sue me.
** "$20.01" also includes one to "Hungry" where Space Ghost interviews Lassie and tries to make out what she's barking about, saying "What's that? Is there trouble at the farm? Farms have chickens!" Only this time he uses it when talking to [[TheSilentBob Teller]].
** "Telethon" includes a reference to the planet Rumyungyunsonson from "Switcheroo"
** "Curling Flower Space" takes place after the filming of the non-existent "Brilliant Number Three".
** "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" revisits Space Ghost's "Why do we always hurt the ones we love?" speech from "Banjo", this time with Banjo substituted with a repair guy Space Ghost had just killed.
* CallingShotgun: In "Warren", Moltar calls it when Space Ghost announces they're going to see Warren.
* CannotTellAJoke: Space Ghost in [="BooBooKitty"=]:
-->'''Space Ghost''': There's this guy, see, he's from Alabama. And he gets busted for tryin' to smuggle books, into Kentucky!\\
'''David Lander''': ({{Beat}}) That's good, it has some... I guess it loses something in the, the translation, you know.\\
'''Space Ghost''': Did I mention that the guy from Alabama was my mother-in-law? (laughs) Hey, good night, everybody!\\
'''David Lander''': You might wanna, the next time you tell a joke, you might wanna say "And now the joke is over," and then the person can laugh, 'cause I think that's, that helps so much.
* CaptainObvious: In "Warren":
-->'''Warren''': The past is just the future that already happened.
* CatchPhrase: Space Ghost, to his guests: "Are you getting enough oxygen?"
** Tansit in early appearances would shout "Predicate!" at the end of his sentences.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the very first episode Space Ghost is quite smitten with guest star Judy Tenuta. In the anniversary episode she quickly grates on his nerves and he orders Moltar to shut off the screen.
** Brak's very first appearance has him playing Beavis as part of a ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' reference, sounding nothing like his modern self.
** Tansit's first appearance gives him a far more gruff, evil-sounding voice, and he's far less of a loser than he is in later appearances. In fact, his later voice actor also appears in the same episode as a disembodied announcer.
* TheChewToy: Poor, poor Tansit.
* ChristmasEpisode: "A Space Ghost Christmas". Also ostensibly "Boo Boo Kitty", since Space Ghost wishes everyone a merry Christmas at the end.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Anyone remember Tansit? Or Lokar?[[note]]Andy Merrill used in-character DVD commentary to provide WordOfGod that Lokar simply died at some point and the other characters literally forgot Tansit existed at all.[[/note]] Or Christy (the band's drummer)?
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Space Ghost himself. A shining example is the episode "Brilliant Number One", which also paints guest Peter Fonda as one.
** He does this to Music/{{Bjork}}, too, although some would say this is TruthInTelevision.
** Pretty much everyone has at least a few traits of this.
** The show has a tendency to turn its ''guests'' into these; see the {{Redubbing}} entry. The results often make the people Space Ghost interviews seem a bit...off (especially in "Knifin' Around", where Bjork thinks packets of cream cheese are "children" and apparently doesn't know the difference between a couch and a toilet).
* ClumsyCopyrightCensorship: The DVD version of "Glen Campbell" removes the audio of the ''Simpsons'' clip Space Ghost and Zorak watch at the beginning (as well as removing Space Ghost calling Moltar to watch the show and asking which character was Homer), but if you listen carefully, you could still hear the Simpsons audio whenever Space Ghost speaks.
* ColdOpen: Occurs frequently. It would actually be easier to list episodes which ''didn't'' use a cold open.
* ConfusingMultipleNegatives: In "Needledrop", Space Ghost says:
-->'''Space Ghost''': There's only room for one ghost in this studio, and it's not the ghost that's not me!
* ContinuityNod: One of the charges Space Ghost is threatened with in the episode "Lawsuit" is devastating Paris (see DisproportionateRetribution), which happened in an episode from the previous season.
* CountingToThree: In "Jacksonville", Space Ghost does this to Tansut to make him spill the beans concerning Moltar's location.
* CoverVersion: Space Ghost sings [[Music/SteveMillerBand "The Joker"]] (extremely badly) in "Kentucky Nightmare". Actually, he really only sings one line of it and then makes up a second. All accompanied with Zorak merely pounding on the keyboard, not producing any discernible melody.
* CrackIsCheaper: In-universe: The "Zorak and Moltar Sing Nursery Rhymes and Other Favorite Lullabies" CD is '''$94'''.
* CreditsGag: Editor Tom Roche's name is always upside down since some scenes from early episodes were handed in to him upside down; it was his job to flip them back.
** In "Mayonaisse", Space Ghost sings Erin's Isle over the credits, and during the part of the song where he rattles off name after name, the names appear on the screen under "Special Thanks".
** The credits for "Glen Campbell" list the various positions as sequential numbers, rather than the names of the positions.
** "Brilliant Number One" lists Jim Fortier as "Angel of the Morning", Pete Smith as "Average American", and Andy Merrill as "Hootie Ann Debloufiche".
** Many episode list Nathan Cook as Space Ghost's Male Secretary (and later, Former Male Secretary).
** During the 1997 season, Mike Lazzo is listed under a different article of clothing in each episode. (e.g. "Shoes: Mike Lazzo")
* CurseCutShort: From the other direction in "King Dead", which opens with Space Ghost shouting the title at Zorak and Moltar from outside the studio for locking him out.
** "Boatshow" has a number which averts the word "dick" several times. Unsurprisingly, it occurs during the interview with Andy Dick.
* DancePartyEnding: Played with in "Needledrop". Space Ghost orders Moltar to hit him with another of those "block-rocking beats" and proceeds to dance, but he's the only one who does so, and guest Fred Willard looks a bit annoyed at his dancing. Even Space Ghost begins to tire of chanting "Hey! Ho!" to the beat of the dance music halfway through the credits.
** "Sharrock" is a half-example, as one section of the credits includes Space Ghost dancing along to the Ghost Planet National Anthem.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Not so much darker, but definitely edgier when it hit Creator/AdultSwim. Suddenly swearing was allowed, there were some innuendos, and there was more violence.
** The series had already started going into this sort of direction by 1998. Only a year later, the series had gotten even stranger. A lot of episodes from this period have a very proto-Adult Swim/Aqua Teen Hunger Force feel to them.
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:"Sweet for Brak" ends with Space Ghost making a deal with Satan!Yogi to get on a sitcom. As you'd expect of the trope, said sitcom involves Zorak pursuing him with all manners of blades]].
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: "Brilliant Number One" starts out normal for the first few seconds, then inexplicably turns black and white and drops letterboxes on the top and bottom for the rest of the episode.
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in "Zorak" during the ending:
--->'''Zorak:''' Hey, what's going on? Is Turner de-colorizing now?[[note]]At the time, Ted Turner had gotten quite a bit of bad press from cinephiles and others who didn't like how he colorized old black and white movies (particularly after the launch of Creator/{{TNT}}); by the time Creator/TurnerClassicMovies was launched in 1994, however, he had reversed his policies (partially due to the bad PR, but also due to high costs), so Zorak's remark was correct in a way[[/note]]
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Living with you is like living in a living nightmare!"
** "Americaners don't like foreigners... especially when they don't live there."
** "Greetings, I'm Space Ghost, and I have an important announcement concerning my death. I, Space Ghost, am dying."
** In "Needledrop", Space Ghost tries his hand at a rap:
--->'''Space Ghost''': Well I'm S.G. and it's plain to see that I'm S.G., and my name is S.G.!
** "I'm not sure if I remember how to behave around women of the opposite sex."
** "Le Livre D'Histoire" ends with "America's Funniest Funny Videos".
** In "Lovesick":
---> '''Space Ghost''': (depressed) Greetings. I'm Space Ghost. On tonight's show, we have comedian Carrot Top... and comedian Carrot Top.
** Space Ghost introduced Pat Boone in this manner: "My first guest is my all-time favorite recording artist of all time!"
** In "Jerk", we have, "For starters, we have a live studio audience here in the studio; completely live! We'll also be taking your live calls and questions here at the Ghost Planet ''live!''
* DisproportionateRetribution: Space Ghost devastates France in the episode "Anniversary" for inventing the word "montage" (this came after Space Ghost was shown a montage that appeared to be celebratory at first, but turned out to full of his embarrassments).
* {{Dissimile}}: "Dames are like mustard. They taste great on a sandwich, but when you're not eating a sandwich, they just sit there in your refrigerator... on a shelf... in a jar... labeled... mustard."
* DistinctionWithoutADifference: In "Bobcat":
--> '''Bobcat Goldthwait''': Well, I think Moltar's giving us the signal to wrap it up, huh, Space Ghost?\\
'''Space Ghost''': No, Bobcat, that's just his way of telling us to finish the interview.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: "Curling Flower Space" has Space Ghost talking about the time when bugs "wore suits", "opened doors", and "were obedient to Man". Zorak, understandably, has no idea how to respond to that.
* TheDogBitesBack: Zorak and Moltar don't hesitate to take vengeance on Space Ghost for his abuse.
* DomesticOnlyCartoon: Not surprising, considering most of the animation is recycled from the '60s TV series.
* DoWrongRight: "Oh, I see what you're doing! No no no. If you want to control my mind, your eyes need to spin COUNTER-clockwise."
* DownerEnding: The last episode atmosphere in "The Justice Hole" makes you feel a bit sad for Space Ghost.
* EarlyBirdCameo: WesternAnimation/{{Birdman}} makes two oddly contradictory appearances[[note]]One episode is filmed to look like Space Ghost's pilot, with the producers vaguely threatening that if he doesn't shape up, they'll replace him with Birdman. However, the second is set up to be ''Birdman''[='s=] pilot and ends with them letting him go (he can't host a late-night talkshow because of his solar powers) and hiring Space Ghost to replace him (to Zorak and Moltar's horror).[[/note]] before getting [[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw his own show]].
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: During the show's first episodes, Space Ghost, Zorak and Moltar's voice actors tried to imitate the characters' original voices and they sounded more stilted because of it. Also, Space Ghost interviewed his guests as if they were also superheroes.
** Brak and Sisto were originally imitations of [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead Beavis and Butt-Head]].
** "Baffler Meal" features the prototypes for what would become the main trio of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', and they're quite a bit different. Master Shake acts as the leader of the team, rather than Frylock, has no hands, and his voice sounds a lot more like Ignignokt. Frylock is the most different, having a high-pitched voice, crinkle-cut fries for arms and legs, and his amulet is hanging from his "neck" (or rather his waist, since his arms are above it), rather than being embedded in his back. Personality-wise, he's also a complete pushover. Meatwad is the most similar to his final design in terms of looks and voice, but unlike the modern Meatwad, he's depressed and suicidal.
* EpilepticFlashingLights: Parts of the intro could certainly count. Also the barrage of previous episode clips at the end of "Joshua". Each clip is only a frame (two at most) long, leading to an almost epileptic flash effect.
* EpisodeTitleCard: In an unusual twist, the episode title card (always text on a single color background) is displayed at the end of the episode, sometimes after the credits! An exception is "Knifin' Around". Also, "Boatshow" features the title "O Coast to Coast!" at the beginning.
** A bizarre subversion, at the end of "Kentucky Nightmare", the title card, credits, and logos all air in less than a few seconds total, with strobe lights over them making it hard to read. However, these are reused in the series finale, "Live At The Fillmore", complete with the title card still saying "Kentucky Nightmare". This may be attributed to the fact that it was allegedly originally aired in an unfinished state.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Zorak and Moltar express their disgust with Space Ghost's blatant, shameless pandering in "Telethon".
--> '''Zorak''': This is shameful, even to me.
--> '''Moltar''': It's just so...wrong.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: Seen in Space Ghost's flashback to last week's show in "Curling Flower Space". Also done in "Urges".
** "Hungry" has a variant: Mujibur & Sirajul, who stole Space Ghost's pizza, laugh derisively at Space Ghost, which continues through the credits.
* EverybodyMustGetStoned: Natural gas in "Flipmode", alcohol in "Idlewild South".
* EvilLaugh: Zorak has the classic Muhahahaha down pat.
* EvilTwin: Space Ghost's evil brother, Chad
** Also, "Gary" (as in Creator/GaryOwens, [[CastingGag the voice of Space Ghost in the original cartoon]]), the evil "impostornator" created by Space Ghost's mentor, Warren. Both he and Chad are greatly preferred by Zorak and Moltar over the real deal.
* EyeBeams: Robin Leach [[spoiler:(who is possessed by Moltar's brother-in-law, Zoltran)]] fries Space Ghost with one of these. Preceded by a very [[LargeHam hammy]] PreAssKickingOneLiner.
-->'''Robin Leach:''' And now, in very quick order, I will raise my arms, cover myself in black magic, and you are history!
* EyeCatch: "Jacksonville" had the title card spoof of ''Series/CharliesAngels''. Subverted in that it appeared ''nine times'' in the episode, instead of being reserved for a commercial break.
* FacePalm: Charlton Heston's reaction when Space Ghost responded to "Do you know Shakespeare?" with "[[LiteralMinded Not]] [[TooDumbToLive personally]]".
** The episode spoofing the live studio audience (as the audience is full of mantises [read: Zorak recolors]) and things get out of control.
-->'''Space Ghost''': Let's just go to a break...\\
''(The guest monitor goes static)''\\
'''Brak''': [[IncomingHam HAIL BRAAAAAK]]!\\
'''Moltar''': Hail Brak!\\
'''Studio Audience''': Hail Brak!\\
'''SpaceGhost''': ''(FacePalm)'' No! Not Brak, ''break!''
* FastForwardGag: In "$20.01", Space Ghost asked Joel Hodgson to describe ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' in five seconds, to which Joel spoke in fast forward, chipmunk mode.
--> '''Space Ghost''': Uh, can you repeat that? I don't think ''MOE'' caught it.\\
'''MOE 2000''': Joel said that ''Mystery Science Theater'' was obviously a simple idea that was based on people making fun of movies at home.
* FearOfThunder: Space Ghost in "Cahill."
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Zorak does this to Space Ghost in "Chambraigne".
** Averted in "Toast" when Space Ghost tries to finish Merrill Markoe's sentences, but she says the opposite of what he wanted to hear:
--> '''Space Ghost''': Come over here and give me a kiss. Plant one on me. You know you want to.\\
'''Merrill''': Oh, don't you start. Don't you even try.\\
'''Space Ghost''': Yeah, right. Now come on!\\
'''Merrill''': I would find that...\\
'''Space Ghost''': Delightful?\\
'''Merrill''': ...Dangerous and repellant. Don't, don't mess with me that way.
* {{Flashback}}: "Curling Flower Space" is all about the flashbacks to last week's show.
* FollowTheBouncingBall: Demonstrated in "Chinatown" when Zorak sings about Moltar.
* FunnySchizophrenia: shown in the episode "Self Help"
* GagDub: The ColdOpen to "Piledriver" features Space Ghost, Zorak and Moltar dubbing an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou''.
--> '''Velma''' ''(with Moltar's voice)'' Well. I've seen a wallflower before, but this is ridiculous!
* GainaxEnding: Several episodes end in this way.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "Warren": "...this set of auxiliary power bands that I had hidden in my ''space cavity''."
** Lampshaded in "Intense Patriotism": after Space Ghost says "Open wide," he mutters "That's gonna slide right past the censors." And in the same episode, the subplot of Zorak "dropping his kids off at the pool". Kids might not realize he's using a euphemism for [[ToiletHumour taking a dump.]]
** In "Curses": Space Ghost tells Moltar to go grapple with his lever.
** "Gallagher": If Bob Odenkirk's reaction is anything to go by, getting blasted by Space Ghost's rays is the equivalent of an orgasm. Driven home by Odenkirk saying "Oh, I love you, I love you..." after one such instance.
** "Curling Flower Space" is the first notable episode to have the word "damn" said, and the word "sex" is said quite a few times.
** For that matter, all the 1999 episodes (and to a lesser extent, "Kentucky Nightmare" and "The Justice Hole" since they aired before Creator/AdultSwim got established) could count.
** In "Dreams": when Moltar tells Space Ghost that he isn't allowed to say "bang a dog up the ass" on TV.
-->'''Space Ghost:''' Oh come on, Moltar, it's not like it was alive or anything.\\
'''Moltar:''' You can get taken off the air for that kind of shit. ER-AHEM-I mean...stuff.
** The episode "King Dead" gets its name from some dialogue in the episode, where Space Ghost orders Zorak and Moltar not to harm his TV, or they're "''(megaphone cuts out)''-king dead!"
* GoshdangItToHeck: In "Curses":
--> '''Zorak''': Hey! Biscuit! ''Biscuit!''
-->'''Space Ghost''': Not now.
-->'''Zorak''': ''Stuff'' you!
-->'''Space Ghost''': Stuff you, too!
** Later on, in the same episode:
--> '''Emo Phillips''': Zorak? Zorak, you're an intelligent being; do you like riddles?\\
'''Zorak''': ...''Stuff'' you!\\
'''Emo Phillips''': I-I'd rather do a riddle.
** In "Untitled", after Space Ghost and Moltar make up, Zorak shouts "FRACK!"
* GrammarNazi: In "Pal Joey", Space Ghost contests that Michael Moore's film should be called "Roger and I", not ''Roger and Me''.
* HappilyMarried: Moltar and his [[TheUnseen oft-mentioned but never seen]] wife, Linda.
** Linda was actually seen on the pre-Adult Swim ''Space Ghost'' Web site. She used the alternate Moltar character design from the original series.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: In "Girl Hair", Space Ghost killed Hanson after they witnessed him hitting the Tooth Fairy with his Phantom Cruiser.
* HeliumSpeech: Heard for long periods of time in "Flipmode" due to the gas leak.
* HeroWorshipper: Moltar loves Creator/ErikEstrada. When Erik finally appears on the show, Moltar is ecstatic and a kiss-up:
--> '''Moltar''': Oh, and, and remember the time when the skateboarder grabbed onto the back of that Chevy Malibu?\\
'''Erik''': Right, right.\\
'''Moltar''': And kept on skating? That was so cool!\\
'''Erik''': That wasn't very smart, that wasn't really cool.\\
'''Moltar''': Well that's what I meant. That was ''totally'' uncool!
* HostileShowTakeover: The WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce do this to Space Ghost in "Baffler Meal".
** Comedian Dave Thomas (of ''{{Series/SCTV}}'', Not to be confused for the late fast-food baron) pulls this as well. Moltar and Zorak give their full support.
** Zorak and Moltar have also attempted this when Space Ghost off being distracted by something else. "Freak Show" is about the interview feed being hijacked by a LoonyFan, "Switcheroo" features Chad Ghostal pulling Space Ghost away from the set so he can take over, and "$20.01" ends with MOE 2000 attempting to seize control of the show after deeming Space Ghost unfit to be the host.
* HypocriticalHumor: In ''Curling Flower Space'', [[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]] accuses ''[=SGC2C=]'' of being an "ambush show."
** In "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", when William Shatner reminds Space Ghost that he played [[StarTrek Captain Kirk]] at the start of the interview, Space Ghost declares, "Outer space shows are for children and stupid people."
** In "Fire Ant" Space Ghost declares that ants are stupid... while he's crawling after the ant on his knees like an idiot.
** A RunningGag in "Boatshow" is Zorak and Space Ghost calling Moltar "stupid". After the commercial break, Moltar finishes a song and asks, "Uh, isn't anyone gonna tell me to shut up?" Zorak says, [[HiddenDepths "You don't deserve it."]] A minute later, after Moltar's next song is interrupted, Zorak says, "Shut up!" and "We hate you!"
* IDontPayYouToThink: A variant occurred in "Pal Joey":
--> '''Zorak''': And how about a piano bench? I've been squattin' for ''four years''!\\
'''Space Ghost''': Sit down on your own time. I don't pay you to sit.\\
'''Zorak''': You don't pay me ''at all''!\\
'''Space Ghost''': You'll get what I give you and like it!
* IllTellYouWhenIveHadEnough: A variant occurred in "Curses" after Space Ghost ate two guests and rejected a third for not being meaty enough:
-->'''Moltar''': Haven't you had enough, Space Ghost?\\
'''Space Ghost''': More guests. MORE GUESTS.\\
'''Moltar''': Space Ghost-\\
'''Space Ghost''': Bring me more guests!\\
'''Moltar''': Space Ghost-\\
'''Space Ghost''': More guests!\\
'''Moltar''': You're out of control!\\
'''Space Ghost''': More guests!\\
'''Moltar''': You have a problem.\\
'''Space Ghost''': I'll tell you the problem. The problem is the ''crummy service'' in this place! (burps) I'm never eating here again! Come on, Zorak, we're leaving!
* ImAHumanitarian: In the episode "Curses", Space Ghost is infected with the vapor of a vengeful demon that forces him to eat humanoids for sustenance. He eats his guests and [[ExtremeOmnivore eventually Zorak and Moltar]]. It turned out to be [[AllJustADream a dream of Kirk the Storyteller, though.]]
* InnerMonologueConversation: In "Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite", Space Ghost and guest Pat Boone engage in this with each other:
-->'''Space Ghost''': (Then strap on your bib, Space Ghost, and saddle up to a heapin' helpin' of Sugarman's Bovine Flavored Potted Meat! Have a cow, man, a Sugarman cow!)\\
'''Pat Boone''': (You certainly, hey, that could be our slogan.)\\
'''Space Ghost''': (Whoa! Hey Pat, we're reading each other's heads!)\\
'''Pat Boone''': (I know, see, and I'm enjoying it!)\\
'''Zorak''': Hey... [[LampshadeHanging why are you guys just staring at each other, huh?]] (Space Ghost and Pat Boone share a laugh)\\
'''Space Ghost''': (Zorak has a tiny brain.)\\
'''Pat Boone''': (Yeah, well, maybe you've got a point.)
* InstrumentalThemeTune
* IntoxicationEnsues: A gas leak makes the characters high in the episode "Flipmode". Sort of subverted in that Space Ghost deliberately caused the gas leak.
* IronicEcho: MOE 2000 attempts this in "$20.01" when he cuts the life support to the studio, quipping "So Tad, are you getting enough oxygen?" Space Ghost replies that he doesn't need air to survive (Zorak, on the other hand...)
* IsThatWhatHeToldYou: In "Urges":
-->'''Moltar:''' The female typically eats the head and brain of the male.\\
'''Zorak:''' You're kidding.\\
'''Moltar:''' You didn't know that?\\
'''Zorak:''' That's not what my mother told me.
* ItsAWonderfulPlot: The very end of "Zorak" features one of these. Among the things that would've happened if Zorak was never born: Series/DiffrentStrokes would still be on the air, Lokar would have Zorak's job, Space Ghost's show would be a huge success, and Space Ghost would also be governor of California and president of the whole universe.
* JerkAss: '''Everyone'''. Zorak is a CardCarryingVillain who eats his nephew off-screen and likes to KickTheDog whenever possible. Space Ghost is a supremely insecure SmallNameBigEgo whose self-absorbed paranoia leads him to callously disregard basically everyone else around him, and takes it UpToEleven in the episode "Pavement", in which he is allowed to write the script, to the point of plainly declaring that ViewersAreMorons. Moltar is probably the ''least'' assholish of the three, approaching OnlySaneMan, but he still enjoys seeing Space Ghost suffer and laughs at violent TV
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:"Lawsuit" ends with Space Ghost getting out of being sued and having to pay up for the abuse and neglect he heaped on Jan and Jace, because of his connections to Ted Turner. (It helps that Turner turns out to be the father of Dr. Nightmare, Attorney at Law.) However, this is hilariously [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] at the end, when Moltar gets SG arrested for attacking Zorak]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch: The mutual abuse between Space Ghost and Zorak (and occasionally Moltar) is fairly well-deserved on all accounts.
* KillEmAll: "Untitled" ends with the cast ''exploding.''
* LackOfEmpathy: Space Ghost to a T. Heck, in one episode, he kills an intern, Joey, for annoying him and all he can think about is how it will affect his career.
--> '''Space Ghost''': Way to go, Joey!
* LargeHam: Master Shake in "Baffler Meal".
--> '''Space Ghost''' ''(in "Chambraigne")'': YOU WANT A PIECE OF THE KING?
* LampshadeHanging: The "Zorak" episode probably has the most instances of this in a single episode:
** After an exchange between Space Ghost and an entomologist regarding the number of limbs a mantis should have, the entomologist suggests that Zorak could have another pair of arms under his red vest. It cuts to Zorak in a blue vest, the 'red vest' snippet is played again and then shows Zorak in a red vest.
** The entomologist says the mantis can stay still for motionless for hours, it then cuts to a prolonged still of Zorak who breaks out and remarks 'actually, nobody moves much in a Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon'.
** During a clip of Zorak's first appearance in the original series, Space Ghost asks Zorak what was up with his voice. Zorak answers back asking the same.
* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: The show changed greatly when it moved to the newly-created Creator/AdultSwim. The show's humor became a lot more random, there was a lot more swearing, {{Vomit Indiscretion Shot}}s started to appear, and one episode (Idlewild South) even had Zorak and Moltar smoking weed on camera. The show had already started to go in this direction with episodes like Warren and King Dead, but the transition to Adult Swim was when they committed to it.
* LaughablyEvil: Again, Zorak and Moltar.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: During "Sharrock", there's a segment that consist almost entirely of the camera slowly zooming in on Space Ghost's face while Zorak and the Original Way Outs play "Fear of a Ghost Planet".
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: In "Terminal", Space Ghost makes a long speech but is gradually drowned out by the background music. It's revealed that the music is coming from Zorak's boom box, who shouts "I LOVE THIS SONG!"
* LighterAndSofter: In "Chinatown", Zorak sings about the recently-replaced Moltar, to which Space Ghost replies: "You're losing your edge."
* LimitedAnimation: Animation of a character walking is performed by bobbing a still frame up and down as it moves across the screen. Lampshaded in "Zorak".
--> '''Maxcy Nolan''': One thing that I find just...most absolutely fascinating about the mantises, is the fact that they can stand motionless for hours. Literally not moving any body part that is visible.
--> '''Zorak''': Actually, nobody moves much in a Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon.
* LimitedWardrobe: SG is always in super-hero apparel, Moltar is always in his containment suit... but Zorak ''does'' have a modest selection of differently-colored space vests.
* LiteralMinded: In "Fire Ant" Space Ghost and Conan O'Brien argue about how literal Space Ghost's name should be taken.
-->'''Conan''': FACE IT SPACE GHOST!
-->'''Space Ghost''': No!
* LittleNo: When Space Ghost asks Michael Stipe to sing [[CreatorBacklash "Shiny Happy People"]], he just responds "No. [[{{Beat}} *awkward silence*]]"
* LivingProp: To varying degrees, the members of Zorak and the Original Way-Outs who aren't Zorak. Christy (the drummer) gets a few close-ups while playing the drums and of course an actual name, and the guy with the trumpet gets to say a couple of lines, but the guitarist does nothing but stand around throughout the entire series.
* LoadingScreen: A rare non-video game example, and a rare example done on purpose. "Waiting For Edward" opens with nothing but a black screen, some easy listening music, and the word "Waiting" for over a minute. Suddenly, we catch a one second glimpse of the show already in progress, with Zorak riding on Space Ghost's shoulders ("Hang on Zorak! Hang-"), before quickly going back to the "Waiting" screen for a few more seconds, and finally to the actual start of the episode.
* LongList: In "Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite", Space Ghost lists every single ingredient used in Sugarman's Potted Meat Food Product, which he endorses:
-->'''Space Ghost''': That's right, 2% real meat to go along with superhero-sized portions of sodium nitrate, potassium bicarbonate, pyrodoxine hydrochloride, biotin, cobalt iodate, thiamine mononitrate, thenadiol bisulfite, sodium selenite, D-L-alpha-tocopperal acetate, glucaronalactone, lanacetol, pantothenic acid, and maltodextrin!
* LongRunner: It aired between 1994 and 2004; it was the longest-running show on Creator/CartoonNetwork until ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' passed it in 2009 (though, "Coast to Coast" technically ran longer, if you count the GameTap-produced webisodes).
** One of the promos listed all the "real" talk shows that Space Ghost outlasted, and there were quite a few.
* LoonyFan: Commander Andy, who hijacks the interview feed in "Freak Show" and annoys Space Ghost with references to past episodes and insane demands.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Comedian Creator/StevenWright discovers that Space Ghost is his real father.
* MagicTool: Moltar carries out all of his duties with a single lever.
* MandatoryLine: In "Boatshow", during the final number, Lokar's one line is: "I didn't have any lines today!" Zorak replies: "That made some people glad!"
* ManipulativeEditing: See {{Redubbing}}
* MaximumFunChamber: In "Intense Patriotism", Space Ghost threatens to put Zorak in "The Box." Zorak is completely terrified by this threat and quickly does what he's told.
* MediumAwareness: When Zorak complains about how he always explodes but Brak is never touched, Brak responds with "I'm not animated to blow up!"
* MediumBlending: The whole concept of an animated character interviewing real people. But aside from that, there are other instances where Space Ghost or other characters are superimposed over live action backgrounds. Two episodes, "Chinatown" and "Pal Joey", feature a real dog and a guy in a Space Ghost costume, respectively, interacting on the cartoon set.
* MediumShiftGag: In "Pavement", when Space Ghost flies to Jupiter to battle Fidor, he becomes an action figure, filmed in live action.
* {{Mentors}}: Warren was this to Space Ghost.
* [[invoked]]MilestoneCelebration: Parodied in "Anniversary", where Space Ghost arbitrarily decides to celebrate his 37th episode.
* MortonsFork: Played for laughs in "Gallagher" with the "Space Time Quiz Fun 9000" game. The rules are: Space Ghost asks David Cross and Bob Odenkirk a question; if they get it wrong, they get blasted. If they get it right... they get blasted.
* MusicalEpisode "O Coast to Coast!", aka "Boatshow". Program is [[http://www.snard.com/sg/ghostbill.html here]].
** "Sharrock" is an InMemoriam episode for Sonny Sharrock (who performed the opening and credits themes for the show) and consisted mainly of his music.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Space Ghost says a variant of this in "Edelweiss" when he thinks he killed Zorak by blasting him too many times:
--> '''Space Ghost''': Heaven help me; WHAT HAVE I DONE?! (beat) Oh well.
** Another variation of this from "Baffler Meal":
--> '''Space Ghost''': [[ItMakesSenseInContext What have I done to the future of classic rock?!]]
* NegativeContinuity:
** "Idlewild South" ends with [[spoiler:Space Ghost dying in a car wreck, and Space Ghost's ghost getting shot by a ghost bear]]. Don't ask.
** A bizarre [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]: "Lawsuit" ends with [[spoiler:Space Ghost in prison]]. [[SnapBack Everything is back to normal]] by next week, but 10 episodes later, "Sequel" picks up where "Lawsuit" left off, which is a bit odd considering early on, the show had some form of continuity (for example, Zorak's cannibalization of his nephew, Raymond, was referenced in episodes beyond "Hungry", the only episode where Raymond was shown alive; the subject was dropped after Raymond became an angel).[[note]]This can be explained by the show having multiple writers, some of whom didn't work with others or were just temps. Episodes penned by Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer are all pretty much tied together (e.g. Chad Ghostal appears in many of them, both "Lawsuit" and "Sequel" were written by them). In other episodes, Moltar occasionally mentions having a wife named Linda, which is something Matt Maiellero (who either wrote or co-wrote nearly every episode during the first season, and became heavily involved with it again starting with Season 5) hated and ignored. The show as a whole is so ridiculous and bizarre that nobody should really care about it having any continuity despite the attempts made at it. It's all just apart of the show's charm, really.[[/note]]
* NeverMyFault: Space Ghost always refuses to admit he's wrong. This is especially seen in "Brilliant Number One" (and "Two") when he keeps blaming his mistakes and clumsiness on fictional entities like "impostornators" and "The Polisher".
* NoEnding / LeftHanging: An odd variation: The episode "Snatch" ends with Space Ghost, Zorak and Moltar about to be devoured by replicating pods. That may seem like a solid enough ending (even if it is a bit of a [[DownerEnding downer]]), but the script for the actual ending was auctioned on eBay, and to this day has not surfaced anywhere online.
** "Fire Drill" ends abruptly due to...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, a fire drill.]] "Speck" ends with Space Ghost suddenly ending the show because he has something in his eye. "Freak Show" ends with Commander Andy [[LampshadeHanging calling out Space Ghost for his abrupt endings and getting cut-off mid-sentence by the credits.]]
* NoodleIncident: At the beginning of "Pal Joey", Space Ghost is being timed by Moltar to see how fast he can inviso onto the set. Space Ghost is repeatedly dissatisfied with his times, and even leaves guest Michael Moore waiting, because if he doesn't get his time down to 3.5 by 6 o'clock Sunday, he's a dead man. We never do find out the details of that comment.
** How Space Ghost became a ghost is simply explained as a "fishing accident."
* NoPronunciationGuide: Simultaneously played with and averted in an episode featuring guest Creator/MattGroening of WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons.
--> '''Space Ghost''': Greetings citizens! My guest tonight will be cartoonist and creator of the popular "Simpsons" TV franchise empire, Matt Groening.
--> ''(Note: Space Ghost has pronounced Groening's often mispronounced surname "GRAY-ning" correctly)''
--> '''Zorak''': ''Groening.''
--> '''Space Ghost''': What?
--> '''Zorak''': It's pronounced ''Groening.''
--> '''Space Ghost''': That's what I said.
--> '''Zorak''': No you didn't. You said ''Groening.''
--> '''Space Ghost''': I know, I said- I SAID GROENING!
--> '''Zorak''': ...What?
--> '''Space Ghost''': I said: I said Groening!
--> '''Zorak''': Oh...well...[[AdoptionDiss you're adopted]].
* NoThemeTune: Starting in season five, the theme song was dropped in favor of a black screen shot with the word "Waiting" on it that would last for a few seconds at most (it was extended in the season finale "Waiting for Edward"). Anything resembling an intro was dropped starting in season six; the original intro was brought back for most of the eighth and final season.
* NotInTheFace: At the end of "Cookout", Brak is about to be blasted by Space Ghost and pleads that SG not shoot him in the face. Space Ghost ignores it and shoots him in the face anyway.
* OffModel: Happens on occasion due to the use of StockFootage, the most obvious examples being Zorak's vest (which regularly changes from red to blue) and Moltar's control room, which changes depending on the camera angle. The vest gets lampshaded in "Zorak", where Maxcy Nolan specifically mentions Zorak's red vest, only for the show to cut to him wearing a blue vest, then quickly cut away and return to him wearing the red vest.
* OffTheRails: The show's general idea is that it's a talk show. Despite doing talk show interviews, the show inevitably gets derailed by the bickering, SeinfeldianConversation, and antics of Space Ghost, Zorak, and Moltar.
* OnceAnEpisode: Space Ghost blasting Zorak. Space Ghost inviso-ing to the desk to Zorak's music (with a few exceptions, like "Kentucky Nightmare" when he claimed they've never done that).
* OneShotCharacter: Many:
** "Spanish Translation": Sisto, who would later get a (slightly) larger part on the spin-off ''WesternAnimation/TheBrakShow''.
** "Batmantis": Your Mother
** "$20.01": MOE 2000
** "Freak Show": Commander Andy
** "Zoltran": Puff the Magic Dragon
** "Piledriver": Grandpa Ghostal
** "Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite": The Rappin' Space Goblin
** "Lawsuit": Dr. Nightmare ([[RunningGag ATTORNEY AT LAW!]]), although he has an off-screen cameo in "Sequel".
** "Warren": Warren
** "Pal Joey": Joey the intern
** "Curses": Future Man
** "Sweet For Brak": Satan/[[spoiler:WesternAnimation/YogiBear.]]
** "Girl Hair": The Tooth Fairy and Bizarro Santa Claus
** "Curling Flower Space": C. Ling Tile
* OnlySaneMan: Moltar is usually the voice of reason and the straight man bullied by Space Ghost.
* OurSloganIsTerrible: In "Joshua", the narrator says that Space Ghost: Coast to Coast is "a solution with real value". Not so bad, but he makes a confusing second slogan later on: "A valuable solution with real."
* OutOfCharacterMoment Zorak in "Rio Ghosto":
-->'''Space Ghost''': So, Zorak how was your weekend?\\
'''Zorak''': I did some volunteer work over at the orphanage.\\
'''Space Ghost''': Well I was- [stares blankly at Zorak] ...yeah.
* OverlyLongGag: The second half of the "Fire Ant" episode, in which Space Ghost follows an ant. For ''10 minutes''. There's a shortened version for the quarter-hour slot that reduces this to 15 seconds, but is otherwise identical to the original.
-->'''Space Ghost.''' [[DisproportionateRetribution I'm gonna follow him home. Kill his whole family.]]
** The original version of "Warren" looped three times in a bizarre FramingDevice that had Space Ghost and company watch the events of the episode from his TV, only to start them again when Space Ghost asks "That was good. What else is on?". The shortened version shows only one iteration.
** The episode 'Sharrock' from the second season is basically just three of overly long gags placed side by side. First, Zorak plays Space Ghost to the desk with some unruly noise rock, while the camera slowly zooms closer and closer toward Space Ghost for several minutes. Then we cut to an [[WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties Indian Head test card]] while the show is 'under attack,' set to a similar sample of rock music. Finally, even the credits are something of an overly long gag, going on for longer than usual and playing the 'Ghost Planet national anthem' (again, loud rock-like music with strange vocals and feedback). The music is loosely explained as a tribute to the deceased Sonny Sharrock.
** The opening to "Speck", which is just Space Ghost humming "Sweet Home Alabama" to himself for thirty seconds.
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: "Overruled! I am the undisputed breakfast master!"
* PissTakeRap: Space Ghost. (see DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment)
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: The opening of "Mayonnaise" has Zorak and Moltar ribbing Space Ghost for a terrible one-liner he used against Grimlock the Toymaker, while coming up with a couple of better ones themselves. When Space Ghost attempts to come up with better ones (which are predictably lame,) Zorak and Moltar end up leaving in disgust.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In "Warren", Space Ghost delivers one before zapping Warren's monitor:
--> '''Monitor''': You've destroyed Warren, I'm tellin'. You've destroyed Warren, I'm tellin'. You've destroyed Warren, I'm tellin'.
--> '''Space Ghost''': Tell 'em THIS! (zaps monitor) When you see 'em in Poland / Pelham / Conyers!
** Space Ghost also deliver one to C. Ling Tile before killing him with "medical school" in his flashback to last week's episode in "Curling Flower Space"
--> '''Space Ghost''': May cause drowsiness! From your coffin! Because you're dead!
* PrecisionFStrike: "Dreams" has Mortar saying the "s" word (somehow) uncensored.
* PreviouslyOn: "Jacksonville" features this. In a subversion of this trope, nearly all the clips displayed never actually occurred in the episode before this, "Glen Campbell". Some of the footage was actually from "[=CHiPs=]".
* ProBonoBarter: In "Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite", Space Ghost reveals that when he was making the commercials for Sugarman's Potted Meat Food Product, he was paid in sandwiches. He didn't seem to mind, though.
* ProductPlacement: Parodied in "Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite" when Zorak repeatedly plugs an ointment. After Space Ghost chastises Zorak for this practice, [[HypocriticalHumor he starts plugging Sugerman's Potted Meat Food Product.]]
* PromotionalConsideration: Parodied in "A Space Ghost Christmas":
--> '''Tansut''': "A Space Ghost Christmas" has been brought you by... by some things! Right-right over there! Good night, everybody!
* PsychicNosebleed: In "Baffler Meal", Space Ghost gets these when he lies about his involvement with Burger Trench and when he does not punish Zorak properly for eating Frylock's eye.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: "A Space Ghost Christmas" features a number of public domain Christmas songs, with new lyrics.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "I! AM! BATMANTIS!"
** From "Pavement":
--> '''Moltar''': This just bites, is all...
--> '''Space Ghost''': What did you say?
--> '''Moltar''': I SAID: THIS. JUST. ''BITES.'' IS ALL.
** From "Flipmode":
--> '''Space Ghost''': Do NOT... (hits Zorak with a wrench) DISTURB... (hits him again) THE JUDGE!
* PunishmentBox: In "Intense Patriotism":
--> '''Space Ghost''': Everything's free in America, Moltar. (...) It's the land of the free, and the home of the free.\\
'''Zorak''': So I get to go free?\\
'''Space Ghost''': [[HypocriticalHumor No]], now play me to the desk or I'm puttin' you in The Box!\\
'''Zorak''': (frightened) The Box?\\
'''Space Ghost''': That's right... The ''Box''.
* QuarterHourShort: Although a handful of episodes fill the half-hour slot.
* RapidFireComedy: In one episode, Zorak pulls a HostileShowTakeover and becomes host. He has a slew of guests come on before blasting the TV monitor they're showed on; most if not all guests last on screen for ''a fraction of a second.''
* RashomonStyle: "Curling Flower Space".
* RealityEnsues: The "Flipmode" episode is a frequently manic and ridiculous episode, brought on by a gas leak that makes everyone high and helium-voiced, complete with guest Busta Rhymes regularly breaking out into uncontrollable peals of giddy laughter. Then in the middle of all the nonsense Space Ghost suggests they "go outside and do the show in the woods." Cut to Space Ghost, Zorak, Moltar, and Busta Rhymes awkwardly standing around a campfire, looking dejected and miserable.
--> '''Busta Rhymes''': I just think that this is, this... this, you know, this, the way the events have occured in the last year has been really disasterous for, not just people, but, you know, enertainment and, you know, many other things on the whole, and...I think that if we don't start...
--> '''Space Ghost''': (talking over Busta Rhymes) I'm not getting a single good idea...let's go back inside where the gas is!
--> ''Cut to Busta Rhymes, back inside, giggling uncontrollably.''
* RecapEpisode: "Story Book" and "Woody Allen's Fall Project" are a variation, both hosted by James Kirkconnell (aka Kirk the Storyteller, the host of an obscure Canadian public access show) and retelling certain episodes in styles such as a live-action theater recreation, or Kirk narrating an episode with accompanying on-the-spot marker illustrations. "Banjo" was revisited twice over in these formats.
* {{Redubbing}}: In the early episodes, the interviewees would be given one set of questions, their answers would be recorded, and then these answers would be juxtaposed against questions invented after-the-fact for comedic effect. Later episodes had the guests directly interacting with Space Ghost and friends.
* {{Retcon}}: Zorak had repeatedly explicitly stated in the first few seasons that he was a locust. Later on they realized he was supposed to be a mantis and retconned him as one.
* RevisedEnding: "Snatch" originally aired with a colonial man telling the viewers they can bid on the ending on [=eBay=]. On all repeat airings, this scene was simply replaced with "The End".
* RewindReplayRepeat: In "Urges", Moltar asks Space Ghost if he remembers his explanation of mantis mating habbits earlier in the show. Space Ghost promptly heads into the "little ghost's room" to replay it. "...the female typically eats the head and brain of the male... (rewinds) the male... (rewinds) the head..."
* RunningGag: In "Curling Flower Space", Space Ghost threatening to Zorak or Moltar that he'll spin their head so fast it'll travel back in time.
** In "Jacksonville", various characters announcing they're pregnant, followed by dramatic sting music.
** In "Woody Allen's Fall Project", James Kirkconnell saying this phrase (or close to it): "And now, our word for word reenactment of a conversation that took place at a certain time, in a certain dimension, somewhere deep in space..."
* {{Satan}} [[spoiler:turns out to be WesternAnimation/YogiBear.]]
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: In "Switcheroo", the usual sound effect of Space Ghost taking off is replaced by a guy saying "Whoosh!"
* SayMyName: "Banjo! Banjo!! ''[[SkywardScream BAANJOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!]]''"
* TheScrooge: In "A Space Ghost Christmas":
--> '''Zorak''': Christmas is cancelled. Go to bed.
* SeinfeldianConversation: The ColdOpening to "Sharrock" features Space Ghost complaining about having to pick Zorak up and telling him to get a part-time job, all while Sonny Sharrock's music plays in the background.
* SelfDeprecation: Among other things, the second season's DVD box cover features such critical blurbs as "Needs some work." and "Jarring and unpleasant."
** From the intro to "Woody Allen's Fall Project":
--> '''Announcer''': And now, in case you haven't already changed the channel...
** From "Joshua":
--> '''Announcer''': Welcome to Ghost Planet Industries, gateway to humor for literally ''hundreds'' of television viewers!
* SeriousBusiness: While interviewing Bob Odenkirk and David Cross:
--> '''Space Ghost''': I save entire planets.\\
'''Bob Odenkirk''': God bless you, man. If we could, we would, but all we can do is make one or two people giggle a little bit.\\
'''Space Ghost''': And those one or two people will be giggling their way to Armageddon while you two jokers do your little "ha ha" act!!\\
'''Bob Odenkirk''': ...What did I do? ''You'' invited ''me'' on this show!
* ShoutOut:
** In "Snatch", Space Ghost tells Moltar "Please don't tell me how to do it. It sickens me.", a nod to Creator/WilliamShatner.
** In "Explode", Moltar claims his agent is Series/UltraSeven.
** When Zorak proceeds to antagonize Space Ghost's mentor and mentally unstable bush Warren, Warren threatens him saying "I can '''[[KillItWithFire burn you]]''' like [[Music/ArthurBrown The Crazy World of Arthur Brown]]!"
** "$20.01" is a WholePlotReference to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.
** Zorak's family portait in "Zorak" includes a deceased older brother dressed like WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck.
* SlowMotion: Demonstrated in "Cahill" when Zorak blasts Space Ghost with his laser gun.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Space Ghost.
* SoapOperaDisease: Space Ghost's unknown disease in "Terminal". Though being a ghost, he's already dead, so at the end after he "dies", he opens his eyes and says "Huh, this isn't so bad."
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The "Sharrock" episode, which is really a tribute to the music of Sonny Sharrock and Lance Carter. They even featured Thurston Moore, guitarist for the alternative rock Music/SonicYouth, under the pretense that it's Fred Cracklin.
** The episode "Table Read", [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin which consists entirely of the voice actors (in live-action) rehearsing the script at a conference table]]. The script was an early draft of the very next episode.
** "Brilliant Number Two" is literally a re-airing of "Brilliant Number One" but with different subtitles and audio mixing.
** "Joshua", which is a mock infomercial for how to "take advantage of the power of the Space Ghost". It also includes some fake behind-the-scenes footage.
** "Warren" completely forgoes the talk show format in favor of Space, Zorak and Moltar going on a trip to investigate the existence of a Space Ghost replicant.
* SoundEffectBleep: From "Flipmode":
--> '''Moltar''': Well you're just making all this (bleep) up! Oh what, you're the only one who gets to make (bleep) up?!
* SpecialEditionTitle: For the episode which parodied the ''Late Show with Creator/DavidLetterman'', a new title was commissioned panning the galaxy in the manner the ''Late Show'' titles pan around New York. It was used on other episodes in order to amortize the cost of the titles on to the budgets for them. There was also a special opening for the MusicalEpisode, and "Sharrock" features a ThemeTuneExtended version of the opening in tribute to Sonny Sharrock.
* SpecialGuest
* SpinOff:
** ''WesternAnimation/CartoonPlanet'', which was pretty much ''Space Ghost Coast To Coast: Lite'' with a greater emphasis on sketch comedy (including footage recycled from other shows in the Turner library), Creator/{{Toonami}}, CN's longtime action block which was "hosted" by a CGI Moltar for its first two years (and outlasted [=SGC2C=]), and ''WesternAnimation/TheBrakShow'', an AffectionateParody of sitcoms.
** ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' was intended to be a spinoff of [=SGC2C=], but then they sat on [[BackdoorPilot the episode that introduced the Aqua Teens]] until after the series started. They wound up retooling the episode into fan-favorite ''Kentucky Nightmare'' anyway.
** ''Coast to Coast'' could be argued to have spun off the two ''very'' different things Creator/CartoonNetwork is best remembered, and watched, for: its other original cartoons, including ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', through its "World Premiere Toon-In" kick-off special (which was simulcast across CN, Creator/{{TBS}} and Creator/{{TNT}}), and Creator/AdultSwim as a whole (which launched with almost entirely Williams Street productions, including ''[=C2C=]'' and ''The Brak Show''). That's before you even get to Toonami.
** ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' could be considered an example, as Birdman retains the same full name as he does in ''Space Ghost'', though the show takes place in a completely different continuity.
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''WesternAnimation/TheNewMrPeabodyAndShermanShow'', another comedic talk show hosted by animated characters.
* SpitTake: Done often, one time Space Ghost does it three times in a row (the third is bloody).
* StartMyOwn: Before the start of the episode "Switcheroo" (with Mark Hamill and Bill Mumy), Zorak and Moltar attended Sci-Fi Con '97 behind Space Ghost's back. Space Ghost attempts to open Space Ghost Con '97 in bitterness.
* {{Sting}}: Used in numerous episodes, including "Batmantis" and "Lawsuit".
* TheStinger: Nearly every episode featured a brief vocal clip after the credits. In one of them, Space Ghost flat out says: "This is the end of the show."
* StockFootage: Occasionally, the 1966 ''Space Ghost and Dino Boy'' clips are shown. Even besides that, the vast majority of the animation in the show was recycled from the old series into the new setting (with some exceptions, like drinking a mug of coffee). This practice was also carried over to ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021''.
* StockScream: When Santa transforms into his true self in "Girl Hair", the Howie Scream is heard.
* TheStoner: The premise of [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5ikz1_space-ghost-coast-to-coast-flip-mod_people "Flipmode"]]. There's a gas leak inside the ship, and it gives Space Ghost several [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime "good ideas"]].
* StonersAreFunny: What makes "Flipmode" so hilarious.
* StrawFan: Moltar was one of these when Creator/ErikEstrada, Creator/MikeJudge and Creator/WilliamShatner appeared on the show.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Zorak [[LampshadeHanging remarks]] that Space Ghost's grandfather "sounds like Randy Savage" and "looks like [him] with a pasted-on beard."
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Lokar and Tansit are a part of the Council of Doom now that Zorak and Moltar are otherwise occupied.
* StylisticSuck: It's made pretty clear that if the animators wanted to, they could've made the show fully and lavishly animated. It's just funnier this way.
* TakeThat: Jeff Foxworthy is on the show after [[Series/TheJeffFoxworthyShow Foxworthyís sitcom]] didnít work out, but before Series/BlueCollarComedy. He has issues with how Space Ghost treats his underlings and points out that he once had a show, but didnít treat anyone as badly as Space Ghost.
-->'''Space Ghost''': But the difference between your show and my show is that mine is still on.
* TakeThatAudience:
** In "Pavement":
--> '''Space Ghost''': Welcome back, stupid viewers! You'll watch anything! Go ahead, change the channel, you'll be back!
** Also, in "Mommentary - Jellybean": "If you're still watching, you're an idiot!"
* TalkShow: A send-up of the genre.
* TheTalkShowWithHostName
* TastesLikeChicken: Guest Emeril Lagasse objects to people who use this phrase, as he thinks each food has a distinctive taste, and to compare everything to chicken is inaccurate. This becomes a BrickJoke when guest Martin Yan cooks a chicken and Space Ghost fondly remarks "''Chicken'' tastes like chicken!"
* TechnicalDifficulties: During "Sharrock", Space Ghost and the crew pretend that Ghost Planet is under attack, and Moltar activates a "UNDER ATTACK: PLEASE STAND BY" screen that plays "Rocket #99".
* TechnoBabble: Zorak delivers some in "Snatch" in his plan to get rid of the replicating pods.
** Moltar in "Cahill":
--> '''Moltar''': It seems the the static electricity from the oncoming storm is triggering a... uh micro inductor dilfrobrah... dioptiloid. Microinductor diloptiloid. Not a word I use every day.
* {{Telethon}}: In the episode of the same name.
* ThatLiarLies: In "Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite", Space Ghost tells Pat Boone that he invented the cotton gin:
--> '''Zorak''': Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin.
--> '''Space Ghost''': Lies! Stop with your slanderous lies! Just because you've never done anything, you lazy piece of space garbage! The look, the feel of cotton, ''that's all mine!''
** In "$20.01", Penn Jillette admits that magic is fake, and is another word for lying.
--> '''Space Ghost''': So... you're not really a magician?\\
'''Penn''': ....No.\\
'''Space Ghost''': You're a liar!\\
'''Penn''': ...Yeah.\\
'''Space Ghost''': Liar liar, pants on fire! My apologies, folks. Goofy guest.
* ThatsWhatSheSaid: In "Boatshow", Steve Allen and Brak engage in a discussion in Brak's lanaguge, and after Steve said a line, Brak replied with "That's what ''she'' said!"
* ThirdPersonPerson: Space Ghost interviews Beck in the third person.
* ThoseTwoGuys: After 32 million years of service, Space Ghost plays this trope straight with Jan and Jace. No wonder why he gets sued.
* ThrownOutTheAirlock: PlayedForLaughs on a few occasions, perhaps most notably in "Jacksonville" with James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett from Music/{{Metallica}}.
--> '''Announcer''': Zorak eventually led Metallica to the outer airlock, where members of the band were heard to say "Shouldn't we put on a suit or something?" [{{beat}}] Metallica exploded in deep space.
* TimeOut: In "Untitled", Space Ghost gives one to Moltar when Moltar refuses to send George Clinton back out.
--> '''Space Ghost''': And you will ''stay'' in Time Out until I'm done with The Funkmaster.
* TimmyInAWell: When interviewing Franchise/{{Lassie}}, Space Ghost naturally resorted to this when Lassie barked.
--> '''Space Ghost''': What is it, girl? There's trouble at the ranch? Hmm... trouble at the farm. You say Brak was bitten by a rattlesnake?
** Also done in "$20.01" when Teller, as per his on-stage persona, didn't speak:
--> '''Space Ghost''': Look, MOE, he's trying to tell us something. What is it, boy? There's trouble? Trouble at the farm? Farms have chickens.
* ToiletHumor: In "Intense Patriotism," Zorak took a dump in his pod and invited Space Ghost to say hi to his kids, whom he dropped off at the pool.
** Space Ghost once said the Indians called him "[[{{Gasshole}} Breaking Wind, Claps Like Thunder]]".
* TokenGoodTeammate: Of the main trio, Moltar is nicest person on Ghost Planet due to being the OnlySaneMan. Of course that doesn't prevent him from having some {{Jerkass}} moments of his own.
* TooAwesomeToUse: At the end of the Space Ghost-penned "Pavement":
--> '''Space Ghost''': This show is ''so'' good, I'm thinking about not even airing it.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Bob Odenkirk enjoys getting blasted. A lot.
* TranquilFury: Space Ghost opens Edelweiss by cheerfully informing the audience that Zorak was destroying his apartment. He doesn't really seem to mind until Zorak informs him that he smashed his US Presidential figurine collection. At which point Space Ghost tells Zorak that "you know I'm going to have to do something about this, don't you?" And then proceeds to blast Zorak 45 times.
* TwoForOneShow
* UnreadablyFastText: Demonstrated at the end of "The Justice Hole", where we're informed to "stand by for super credits", at which point the end credits scroll by in less than a second.
** In the "Batmantis" episode, Space Ghost's ray fires words in a parody of the written sound effects from the [[Series/{{Batman}} 1960s Batman series]]. Zorak tells him to shoot the theory of evolution and Space Ghost fires a shot that is accompanied by three paragraphs of text humorously explaining Darwin's theory of evolution that only remains on the screen for about one second.
** "Switcheroo #2" opens with the ''Film/StarWars'' text-crawl, made up of several paragraphs of rambling text that scrolls faster and faster until it's impossible to read.
* VocalEvolution: At the beginning, Space Ghost and Zorak sound more like their original incarnations than they do over time; their voices deviate from the originals by the second season.
* VoiceChangeling: Space Ghost demonstrates this in "Telethon":
--> '''Zorak''': Telethons don't have commericals!\\
'''Space Ghost''': And bugs can't talk Zorak, (in Zorak's voice) so welcome to the asylum! (Zorak looks surprised)
* WebGames: [[https://web.archive.org/web/20000510031145/http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/spaceghost/games.html Three Flash-based games]] were released during the show's time on Cartoon Network: ''Brak's Bean Chomber'' (a ''VideoGame/PacMan'' clone starring Brak), ''Blast Zorak'' (a LightGunGame where Space Ghost blasts Zorak, who keeps popping up all around the set), and ''How Zorak Stole X-Mas''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In-Universe example. Birdman was almost the host of the show with Lokar as his insect bandleader. However, Lokar was mauled by Birdman's pet eagle, Avenger, opening the door for Zorak. Birdman was fired when he revealed that he could not function without energy from the sun and passed out on set.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Invoked in "Telethon":
--> '''Moltar''': I rented ''Film/BarbWire''. I hear it's awesome.\\
'''Brak''': Ooh, I wanna see that!\\
'''Moltar''': It's rated ''R'', Brak!\\
'''Brak''': Aw, poop.
* WhatIsGoingOn: Space Ghost asks, "...What happened?" at the end of "Girl Hair" while Bizarro Santa and the Tooth Fairy are fighting. In a subversion of this trope, Space Ghost was involved with the plot the whole episode; he just doesn't understand it.
* WhatTheHellHero: Jeff Foxworthy called out Space Ghost for abusing Zorak and Moltar, though Space Ghost didn't take it very seriously.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Parodied at the end of "Jacksonville", which includes a section for a random bystander on the bus that Moltar was riding, guest-of-the-week Music/{{Metallica}} getting lured out into space without suits by Zorak and exploding, and Mettalus' section being [[TheUnintelligible just as unintelligible]] as Mettalus himself, ending with the narrator going off on a tangent about his cat.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: "Urges" has Zorak driven to return home for mating season, despite the fact that [[OutWithABang female locusts devour the head of the male while mating.]] When he finally hooks up with someone, they turn out to be a crossdressing male locust who's part of an underground support group and keeps Zorak occupied until his urge to mate passes.
* WhoWritesThisCrap: Subverted in "Pavement"; Space Ghost openly announces at the start that he wrote the episode. What follows is a ''very'' disorganized series of guest star interviews (for instance, Space Ghost trying to interview Creator/GoldieHawn while indie rock darlings Music/{{Pavement}} play loudly in the background, or defiantly eating chocolate ice cream throughout his interview with [[Series/TheRedGreenShow Steve Smith]]) and plots that go nowhere (such as Zorak and Moltar in Space Ghost's prison).
** In "Flipmode", Zorak openly declares that the script sucks right at the start. Space Ghost forces him to participate, though.
* WrenchWhack: Done repeatedly to Zorak in "Flipmode".
* YankTheDogsChain: Also counts as HypocriticalHumor:
-->'''Space Ghost''': You see, Mike, here in space, we're all equals. Except for Moltar and Zorak.
* YourMindMakesItReal: Chambraigne, an intelligence-enhancing shampoo that turns out to be a placebo, does this to Space Ghost.
* YourMom:
** One of the techniques that Space Ghost tried on the blob in order to make it attack the replicating pods in "Snatch".
** The villain in "Batmantis" is "Your Mother".
--->"Not ''my'' mother. Someone else's mother. Someone's sick, ''deranged'' mother."