YMMV / Space Ghost Coast to Coast

  • Adaptation Displacement: Wait, Space Ghost used to be an actual show?
  • Awesome Moments: "Untitled" features Moltar fighting Space Ghost and keeping up with him as they exchange blows.
    • Space Ghost gets one in "Warren", when he blasts the titular character. True, Warren was a sentient potted plant, but considering he tried to steal SG's show and was implied to have done terrible things to him, it works.
    • Birdman manages to get a couple in "Pilot" and "Sequel". In the former, he sics Avenger to maul the crap out of the constantly berating Lokar. And in the latter, he dukes it out with Space Ghost without getting curb stomped.
    • The fight between Zorak and the laser-visioned crow in "Eat a Peach" (and the fact the crow held up as long as it did) bears mention.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Zorak eating his nephew Raymond, and Space Ghost's reaction.
    Space Ghost: That's barbaric! ...Is there any left?
    Zorak: Lemme check...Nope.
    Space Ghost: I'm gonna miss that little guy.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Has its own page.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The theme. IT'S AWESOME!
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Brak
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In the episode where Susan Olsen was being interviewed (circa 1996), Space Ghost's evil twin, Chad, asks Susan whether she's related to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. He then goes on about how freaky-looking they both are. In 2004, Mary Kate entered rehab for anorexia.
    • This hilarious promo has Space Ghost yelling at some executives over having him engage in unpopular and illegal activity (stalking The Pound Puppies). Nowadays, he is no longer in any position to do such a thing, since Cartoon Network's Senior Vice President Mike Lazzo considers him and the show to be an Old Shame.
    • Space Ghost blowing up France at the end of "Anniversary" has become this after the November 13, 2015 Paris attack by ISIS.
  • Growing the Beard: The first few episodes sounded incredibly stilted and odd. It isn't until later in the season that the dialogue began to sound more natural, and vastly improved by the second season.
  • Heartwarming Moments: The Captain and Tennille manage to pacify Space Ghost and Birdman, in the midst of a vicious fight, with a performance of "Muskrat Love". Which brings everyone together to sing in harmony.
    • "The Justice Hole" has Dave Thomas giving some encouragement to Space Ghost and acting as a conselor, in wake of his Hostile Show Takeover. Of course, this is then subverted when Zorak, Moltar, and Dave ditch Space Ghost.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The rumbling feedback noise in "Brilliant Number One".
    • The breathing noise coming from the shark in "Kentucky Nightmare".
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Craig McCracken "beating" other Hanna-Barbera animators in a swimsuit contest (the other animators refused to participate) years before his creation would spawn a show that outlasted all of their projects as well.
  • Ho Yay: Has its own page.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Space Ghost. He's a total jerk, but he's also a socially awkward mess and the butt of Zorak's cruelty. "The Justice Hole" also shows that he desperately craves acceptance from other superheroes.
  • Narm: Birdman's cameo.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Bizarro Santa.
    • And the Burger Trench commercial from "Baffler Meal".
    • Heeeellooooooo, Tad... Bwahahahahahahaha...
    • "Curses" has Space Ghost cursed by one of his foes to devour humanoid beings to survive. The episode begins with him having eaten one guest, and then proceeding to devour Moby and Emo Phillips, onscreen. Despite the Limited Animation, it gets really creepy with his glowing red eyes and menacing demands for Moltar to bring on more guests. He eventually devours both Zorak and Moltar. It turns out to be literal Nightmare Fuel, given it's a dream of Kirk the Storyteller.
      • Another aspect that makes it especially creepy is Space Ghost's Villain Teleportation in this episode. Moltar attempts to flee at the end, only to get caught by SG manifesting in his control room.
    • "Snatch" also has a pretty disturbing premise, where replicating pods invade the station and steadily grow. When Space Ghost attempts to flee, a giant, disgusting blob engulfs the entire planet, entrapping them. One opens, revealing a vicious mouth that murders Steven Wright (off-screen). And the episode ends with the replicating pods advancing on the three...
    • That freakish eye on the monitor that unexpectedly shows up after the commercial break of "Switcheroo" (season 2).
      • A few episodes later in "Cookout", it appears again (thankfully it's only for a second).
    • Warren's...behavior towards Space Ghost. It Crosses the Line Twice, considering Warren is a sentient potted plant, but it's still unsettling to hear Warren's wheezing and attempt to assure Space Ghost that "love and fear are often the same thing".
  • Recycled Script: "Kentucky Nightmare" and "Baffler Meal" are virtually identical in concept: Space Ghost sells out to a fast food company, which injects obnoxious advertising into the show, and Willie Nelson is the guest. However, it's justified in that "Kentucky Nightmare" was intended to replace "Baffler Meal", which the creators never intended to air (but several years later did).
    • Very noticeable during "Baffler Meal", where Willie Nelson only gets 4 or 5 lines, all recycled from "Kentucky Nightmare".
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: This show was unlike anything else on the air in 1994 and only got more "out there" as the series progressed. Now almost the entire Adult Swim lineup has taken some cues from Space Ghost Coast to Coast and it's more difficult to see what made it so special.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: A few examples:
    • "Batmantis" features a parody of the Batman theme. Not surprisingly, it's a stock music piece called "Gotham City Hero".
    • "Urges" features a parody of the theme to That Girl. Again, it's a stock music piece called "Which Girl?".
    • The episode "Lawsuit" opens with a musical parody of the opening theme to My Favorite Martian. It's a stock music piece called "The Goofy Alien".
    • "Sweet for Brak" briefly features a sound-alike to the I Dream of Jeannie theme. It's called "Genie in a Bottle".
  • Tear Jerker: "Sharrock" (titled after and dedicated to Sonny Sharrock, who composed the opening, closing and some incidental music). The song that sounds near the ending of the episode (the "Ghost Planet Anthem") was recorded on one of his final jam sessions before passing away.
    • Birdman. When he tries to run the show, on two occasions, he's portrayed as a very broken man who receives No Sympathy from anyone and breaks down from the pressure of failing.
  • "Weird Al" Effect: Most cartoon fans these days would be more familiar with this incarnation of Space Ghost than the classic cartoon version. In fact, some might think Space Ghost only exists as a talk show host and a superhero parody! It didn't help that these incarnations were the ones featured in Cartoon Network advertisements in the 90's and early 00's.