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|Original Air Date:||April 15, 1994|
|Guest Stars:||Susan Powter, Kevin Meaney, The Bee Gees|
|Synopsis:||After declaring his fondness for Mexican food, Space Ghost asks diet guru Susan Powter what super powers help "stop the insanity." Comedian Kevin Meaney discusses the virtues of wearing tight pants and the Bee Gees stop by for a short, bizarre visit.|
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(Opening theme and titles)
Space Ghost (SG): (invisos in to set) Hello! I am Space Ghost. Welcome to my show. (waves) Joining us on this program will be motivational speaker and talk show host, Susan Powter, and comedian Kevin Meaney. Please say hello to the band, Zorak and the Original Way Outs!
(The Way Outs play Space Ghost to his desk)
(The Ghost Planet is small in the distance and grows larger as it approaches the windows behind Space Ghost.)
SG: Aaah! Sorry. (invisos to desk) Before we begin, I'd just like to point out to our viewers that although it may seem like the Ghost Planet behind me is really close, it's actually millions and millions of miles away. So, don't worry, we're not going to run into it or anything.
(The set shakes as the Ghost Planet hits the studio. A siren begins to wail, the shaking continues)
SG: Moltar! Damage report?
Moltar (M): (as Star Trek's Scotty) She's breaking up! She's gonna blow, Space Ghost!
Zorak (Z): (as the "Lost in Space" robot) Danger! Danger!
SG: Got... to do... something...
Z: (as Ren) Space Ghost, you eediot!
SG: (as Homer Simpson) D'oh!
(Picture dissolves into a series of static and test patterns, including one from TV-JAPAN and a hand-written sign that says "Accom", finally ending up on a clip from the Zorak & Moltar nursery rhymes, from later in the episode. The camera pulls back to reveal Brak and Sisto watching on a monitor.)
Brak (B): Aagh! Change it! Aagh! Aagh! This sucks!
Sisto (S): (changes channel) Uh huh, uh huh huh, this is cool. Uh huh, uh huh huh.
B: Yeah, heh heh heh, they're gonna die, heh heh, heh heh. Fire! Fire! (pause) Aagh! (changes channel again)
(Back in the studio)
SG: My first guest is on a mission to stop the insanity, please welcome Susan Powter.
(Monitor lowers, Susan appears, eating a bowl of pasta salad)
Susan Powter (SP): (to person off-camera) Yup... a little salt would be good. (stands up and walks off camera)
SG: Hello Susan. Susan? Moltar, what's she doing?
(Cut to control room. Monitor shows Susan getting out of her seat, with following text:
Surplus Cheese: 4.5
M: (in control room) She's eating pasta salad.
Z: Perhaps she saw your face and decided to split, Space Ghost.
SG: Zorak, just remember who has the Orkin man on their speed dial!
Z: Oh yeah?
M: Enough! Susan's back!
(Susan is back on the monitor)
SG: Susan, welcome to the show. I take much pleasure in knowing you.
Spanish Translator (ST): (with subtitles) Mucho gusto en conocerte.
SG: Tell us, who are you really? What's your secret identity?
SP: My secret identity? Um, well, I may as well, I may as well tell you here, sitting here with you, Space Ghost. I'm really a transsexual, actually. I'm not a woman at all.
SG: (blinks) Really?
SP: The real identity is me. It's, uh, about as much me as you can get, when I'm up on the stage.
SG: So, do you have any super powers that you use to stop the insanity?
SP: Yeah, female intuition, the most powerful thing in the universe.
SG: Yeah, right. You talk about women taking over the world. Is this something that I'll be forced to stop in the near future?
SP: (Laughs) Yeah, we're going to take over the world, so you're gonna have to battle us.
SG: (slouch position, nodding) Susan, you have some food in your teeth...
SP: (cleans her teeth with her finger)
SG: That's better. You were born in Australia, have you ever been snatched away by a pack of wild dingoes? (wild dingo howling sound)
SP: No, I, I, I escaped the bush narrowly. Narrowly escaped the bush.
SG: I think we have some footage of you escaping the bush. Roll that clip, Moltar!
(Film clip rolls, from a Japanese "Ultra 7" movie; silhouettes of Moltar, Zorak, and Space Ghost in movie theatre seats at bottom of screen, a la MST3000. Zorak coughs throughout the clip)
Narrator (N): People are afraid to leave their homes. They cringe behind locked doors, trembling with fear! Wondering who the deadly 'bush' will strike next! Meantime, the hideous creatures are multiplying fast!
Z: This actually isn't too bad. (clip ends)
SG: My, that's frightening. What do your arch enemies look like, Susan? What scares you?
SP: Any freeze-dried yogurty, malty lookin' thing. Anything white and creamy freeze-dried, stay away from it.
SG: Yes! I certainly will. You must be in awe of my super colossal strength!
SP: I'm in awe of any man that wears wristbands like yours.
SG: Can you see every painful detail of my muscular physique?
SP: (laughs) You are a specimen! (laughs) In more ways than one.
S: She said 'specimen', huh, huh...
B: Yeah, heh, heh... heh, heh. I'll get it.
SG: Thank you. Say, I was thinking of coming out with my own diet plan, do you have any advice for me to follow?
SP: Fly fast, and uh, whatever it is ya eat, make sure it's high volume, low fat. (laughs) What do you eat, anyway?
SG: Chemicals, tacos, fajitas, chimichangas, quesadillas, burritos, refried beans, flan, sopapillas, cheese dip, the speedy with beans, hot tamales...
SP: Well, that's what we eat too. Hey, it's the same thing. We're all eating chemicals.
SG: Yes, they help me do my job.
SP: And what do you do?
SG: I fly and save planets from peril.
SP: Why doncha come on down and help us here, 'cause we're dying! (camera zooms in at end of sentence)
SG: Will do, Citizen. Thanks for being on the show, Susan, and good luck stopping the insanity.
SP: Well, good luck saving the planets, and please help us here, 'cause we really do need your help.
SG: Okay! Don't go away, we'll be right back.
(Moltar watches Zorak on monitor; various satellite coordinates are displayed on the screen)
SG: Alrighty! My next guest is from Los Angeles, he is a stand up comedian, please welcome Kevin Meaney.
(Kevin appears on the monitor; Zorak and the Way Outs play, Kevin stares in disbelief)
Kevin Meaney (KM): (to Zorak) What is wrong with you?
Z: Does my music frighten you?
Z: (laughs, a la Beavis and Butthead)
SG: I'm terribly sorry. Welcome Kevin, I trust the particle transformation was comfy, do you have enough oxygen?
KM: Absolutely, Space Ghost, I couldn't be more comfortable, thank you for asking.
SG: You're welcome. Tell us, are you keeping busy?
KM: I certainly am, uh, I travel all throughout the galaxy, uh, you know, doing my comedy. (laughs)
SG: (laughs) Say Kevin, what would your mother think of you being on my show?
KM: (imitating his mom) Oh my God, we turned on the TV this afternoon and guess who we saw? Space Ghost!... Interviewing Kevin! It was crazy! I don't get it. Are you involved with the FBI or something? Mmm-mm-mm!
SG: Kevin, I have many super powers and a colossal bulk that frightens evil villains, what do you have that will impress us?
KM: Well, Space Ghost, I have an incredible head of hair.
ST: (with subtitles) Tengo un peinado increible.
Z: (not impressed) Astonishing. (laughs)
SG: (Grits his teeth, aims a ray at Zorak)
KM: Oh my God! Space Ghost! Don't do that!
(Space Ghost blasts Zorak with his ray)
SG: Already done!
KM: I... think you've crossed the line here.
SG: Yeah, whatever.
KM: Space Ghost!
SG: Kevin, I wear a pantsuit and a cape.
ST: (with subtitles) Me visto con ma yas y capa.
SG: I wear a pantsuit and a cape. So what do you think of my tight pants?
KM: Well, let me tell you something, Mr. Tight-Pants-wearing Space Ghost! (imitates his mother) I don't like them one bit! Walking around the universe with tight pants on, it's not right! You're like a crazy person! What's wrong with you? What if President Kennedy finds out about this? He'll think the school has been infiltrated by Communist spies. And the Monsignor will be black-listed, and the Pope...
SG: It's been a thrill having you on. Come back and see us again. (:INTERRUPT FEED)
KM: What do you mean, (:INTERRUPT FEED) you can't hear, I (:INTERRUPT FEED) Space Ghost.
(battle scenes from old "Space Ghost" cartoons)
Male Announcer (MA): You've seen 'em outwit Space Ghost in horrendous space battles, now, hear 'em sing your favorite nursery rhymes and lullabies! It's Zorak and Moltar! (picture of record album flies up on screen) Just listen...
(Inset of Zorak singing, with song titles scrolling)
Z: (sings, sort of)
Rock a bye Space Ghost
Say your prayers,
My Locust ship is arriving
and I will conquer you!
And the universe will be
MINE! MINE! MINE! (evil laugh)
|BA BA BLACK SHEEP OF THE FAMILY|
ROCK A BYE SPACE GHOST
MOLTAR HAD A LITTLE LASER
GOODNITE, SLEEP TIGHT, LOCUST BITE
MA: Like angels! Never before has such evil villainous scum recorded such a masterpiece, one the whole family can enjoy! Here's another favorite...
(Inset of Zorak and Moltar singing, with song titles scrolling)
Z: Twinkle, twinkle, little...
Z: We know exactly where you...
Z: You can't run and you can't...
Z: Because we'll find you, Space Ghost, and the universe will be...
Zorak & Moltar (Z&M): OURS! OURS! OURS! (evil laugh)
|LITTLE BOY BLUE COME CONQUER THE WORLD|
WE'RE COMING 2 GET U
ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI
LA LA LA LA LOCUST
SHARING MEANS GIMME!
GET TO BED NOW!
EENIE MEENIE MINEY MOLTAR
IT'S NOT EASY BEING MEAN
IF YOU SEE KAY TELL HER I CALLED
MA: Yes, just imagine... You'll be the envy of all your friends when you order this collector's item and play it really loud! Just send ninety-four dollars to the address on your screen.
(Screen graphic during voice-over)
|JUST SEND $94.00|
(PLUS $39.95 S & H TO)
ZORAK & MOLTAR
Sing the Nursery Rhymes and Favorite Lullabies
P.O. BOX 18748765122009
SPACE, THE UNIVERSE
Satisfaction Guaranteed or nearly all of your money back. Please
allow 3 to 4 millennia for delivery. Sharrock Records is a division of
Cogswell Cogs, Inc. Offer not available after curfew in sectors R or N.
MA: (reading really fast) Zorak & Moltar sing the Nursery Rhymes and Favorite Lullabies, P.O. box one eight seven four eight seven six five one two two zero zero nine, space, the universe, six six eight zero zero zero one one two. Order now! That's right, only ninety-four dollars!
Female Announcer (FA): Available at Murray's.
SG: (at desk, watching commercial) Hmmmmm. That's expensive.
M: How could this be? There's three of them!
SG: Moltar! What is it?
M: It's the blasted Bee Gees! (more satellite data is displayed on the monitor)
SG: What? How can this be?
M: They say you called them to be on the show!
SG: Why, I never called... Zorak!
Z: Uh, I must go to the store to get butter and cheese.
ST: (with subtitles) Tengo que ir a la tienda a comprar mantequilla y queso.
Z: I must go to the store to get butter and cheese.
M: Standby, Space Ghost!
SG: Hello, Bee Ghees, are you in good spirits?
Bee Gees (BG): It depends on what we've been eating, Space Ghost, it depends on the food. Come on, Space Ghost, come on! (they all talk & laugh continuously)
SG: (to himself) This is the Bee Gees, boy, if only we could really, just, fry them.
BG: (continue to laugh)
SG: (zaps the Bee Gees) Hey fellas, I know a great Polynesian restaurant up the street.
Z: I could go for a pu pu platter.
|DESIGN & PRODUCTION COMPANY|
C. Martin Croker
|DIGITAL COMPOSITE ARTISTS|
C. Martin Croker
C. Martin Croker
|ORIGINAL SPACE GHOST DESIGN|
Margo de la Cruz
Original Way Outs
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© 1994 Cartoon Network, Inc. All rights reserved.
Animated Characters TM & © 1966 Hanna Barbera Productions, Inc.
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