YMMV: Space Ghost Coast to Coast

  • Adaptation Displacement: Wait, Space Ghost used to be an actual show?
  • 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 recent 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.
  • 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...
    • The episode "Curses". Everything about it.
    • 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).
  • 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.