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Episode:25
Title:Freak Show
Original Air Date:May 22, 1996
Guest Stars:Wylie Gustafson, Bill Manspeaker (of Green Jell├┐)

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:WAITING
(Brief glimpse of Commander Andy during static-filled screen)
Space Ghost (SG):
(to Wylie on monitor) It's the oldest thing in the universe, man. I'm working in a vacuum for the better part of three years, who tells me anything except the audience... (Wylie disappears from monitor)
Commander Andy (CA):
(appears on monitor) Mr. Ghost, Mr. ...
SG:
Moltar, what happened to Wylie?
Moltar (M):
Not my fault.
SG:
But I wasn't finished talking to him.
M:
(on the monitor) It's not my fault!
SG:
Did I say it was? Man, you don't have to get huffy with me!
CA:
(replaces Moltar on monitor) nuqneH, Space Ghost, prepare yourself for a dose of my spank ray! I'm your worst nightmare! Warp factor nine and prosper! I'll be back! (image disappears from monitor)
Zorak (Z):
(stares in shock) Whoa!
(Opening theme & titles)
SG:
(invisos in to set) Greetings there, o people my people! Tonight, we've got a really fun show lined up for you that we think you be just tickled about! Wylie Gustafson of "Wylie and the Wild West Picture Show" is here, and he's going to yodel for us! (short pause) Isn't that grand? (short pause) Please say "hey now" to Zorak and the Original Way Outs!
(Way Outs play Space Ghost to the desk with western saloon-type piano music)
SG:
(invisos to desk) Please welcome Wylie Gustafson! (Wylie on monitor lowering from the ceiling) Hello, Wylie, welcome to the show!
Wylie Gustafson (WG):
Alright, thank you.
SG:
Wylie's gonna yodel for us, right, Wylie?
WG:
Yeah! I can do that. Uh ... (disappears from monitor, replaced by Commander Andy)
CA:
Be-de-be-de-be-de-be-de-be-de, I'm back, buck! (laughs)
SG:
Aw, crimony in the bucket! Moltar, are you behind all of this?
M:
I didn't do it, it's some kind of pirate channel!
SG:
Well, can't you trace it?
CA:
Tracing will do you no good, Space Ghost. I am on an undetraceable sub-space frequency that is carried on a carrier beam that is disguised as a normal holiday Romulan holiday greeting.
SG:
Uh-kay. Sparky, I don't know what you did to the yodeler, but when I find out where you are, I ...
CA:
Silence! I want to talk to Zorak.
Z:
(looks back)
CA:
Hi, Zorak.
Z:
What!?
CA:
Gimme some gum! (laughs)
Z:
Geek!
SG:
Yeah, geek. Release your satellite transmission this instant!
CA:
Oh, but that would go against my prime directive, Space Ghost. You see, my ultimate plan is to ... (he is interrupted by his mother, off camera) (shouting) What? ... No, I'm not, I'm not doin' anything... no, I did... I did that already... I said, I already did the dishes...
SG:
Look, Moltar, he's distracted.
CA:
(in background) I did... No! You didn't say you wanted them dried...
M:
Let's see what this scrambler blast does. (throws lever) (Wylie returns to the monitor, playing his guitar and yodeling)
SG:
(after song finishes) Ahhhh, now that was soothing! Er, sorry about the interruption, Wylie, some nuthead from... Er, where was he from, Moltar?
M:
Ah, the trace only got as far as Rigel IV.
SG:
Well, wherever he was from, he interrupted our feed! And that's why, er, we, you know, he, um... (short cough) Hey, Wylie, how about doing a yodel for me?
WG:
(singing and playing guitar)
He did the Space Ghost yodel, (yodels)
The Space Ghost yodel, (yodels)
The Space Ghost yodel, (yodels)
(longer yodeling, big finish)
SG:
Now Wylie, have you ever been to the Grand Old... (clears throat) excuse me... Have you ever been to the... (coughs loudly) Zorak, be a dear and get me some water.
Z:
Is that my only part in this show? A water bug? (Space Ghost coughs loudly in background) Look, I'm a mantis, not a silverfish!
SG:
(stops coughing) Huh?
WG:
Uh...
Z:
You know, silverfish. A tiny active fresh water crustacean, found mainly in the southwestern United States.
M:
I think you're describing a water flea.
SG:
Yup, I think that's a water flea. How 'bout it, Wylie? Water flea or no?
WG:
I'll, I think so, yeah.
Z:
Well, it all winds up meaning that I have a crappy part in this week's show!
SG:
Mantises, eh, Wylie?
:INTERRUPT FEED
:START FEED
WG:
When I was in college, I was in a, a rock band, but then after playing rock for a while, I went back to country, because, you know, you can't yodel in rock and roll. (starts playing his guitar)
SG:
Oh, I know, tell me about it! (to audience) We're back with Wylie Gustafson of "Wylie and the Wild West Picture Show". He's a yodeleer. Now tell me, Citizen, how big of an influence was "Hee Haw" on your career?
WG:
A huge influence. Uh, "Hee Haw" was probably my most watched show, when I was a kid.
SG:
Hey Zorak, do you remember Junior Samples, that lovable fat used car dealer?
Z:
(banjo music in background) (with hillbilly accent) Jes' call B R five four nine! (holding sign which says "BR-549")
SG:
So, do you remember him? (Wylie disappears from monitor, replaced by Commander Andy again)
CA:
(Minnie Pearl style) How-dy! "Lombaak ecree oplom ah-plee ozona ah-ah."
Z:
(stares in shock)
SG:
(sarcastically) Can I help you?
CA:
That's what Zorak said when he controlled your brain, in Episode 6, the "Banjo" episode. 'Member?
Z:
What a maroon!
SG:
You know, you're only amusing yourself, son.
CA:
"Why do we always hurt the ones we love? Banjo! Banjo! Banjo!"
SG:
By the way, mister, for your information, the "Banjo" episode was Episode number 7, not 6. You're busted!
CA:
Oh, that's right! I'm so stupid! I'm so stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid...
SG:
You know, you just think about that, son, maybe you'll be a little more careful next time. (makes "power band" moves) Now release the dang feed!
CA:
Ah! (makes his own power band moves) testy, testy! Got a few demands that need to be met before I relinquish my control.
SG:
Moltar, what is going on with the feed?
M:
It's not my fault!
CA:
Alright, here are my demands, Space Man, Space Master. Get it? The Professor! (laughs)
SG:
Yeah. Moltar!!
M:
I'm working on it!
CA:
Moltar cannot help you anymore, Space Guy. 'Cause my power's much too strong for that molten man.
SG:
Who are you?
CA:
I am Commander... wait, hold on... (goes off camera)
M:
Stinkin' pirates! (throwing lever, trying to break the feed)
CA:
(returns with paper towel tube with one sheet still attached) I'm back. (tears off the last sheet and talks through the tube) I'm Commander Andy of the Cosmos! I've come to take over your show! (talks normally) I'm a big fan!
SG:
I believe you had some demands?
CA:
Oh yeah, I want some free stuff. I want free coffee mugs like you have in the commissary. I want free T-shirts, the kind that don't shrink. And I want a free replica of the Phantom Cruiser, not the crappy 80's version. (Herndon's face appears on screen as he talks)
SG:
(smugly) Uh huh. Is that all?
Herndon (H):
Want an autograph.
CA:
Oh, yes, and my cousin Herndon wants an autograph.
SG:
Well, aren't you sweet! I'm sure I'd be happy to...
CA:
(Herndon whispers to him) No, he wants Zorak and Moltar's autograph. And some gum. (laughs)
Z:
Dorkly.
CA:
Hey! I want to know what the deal was with Episode number 11. The one with the storyteller guy.
SG:
I don't know what you're talking about.
CA:
You know the one! Uh, I had a party over here, at my place, to watch a whole new episode of Space Ghost, like they advertise, but really it was this crappy rehashing of two old episodes.
SG:
I'm afraid you'll have to direct those questions to our friends in programming. They can be reached at area code...
CA:
'Cause you really disappointed me when... (his phone rings, he answers it) Hello? ... Oh, it's you, Scully... Is Mulder investigating the disturbance in Roswell, New Mexico? ... Yeah? ...
SG:
Pssst! Quick, Moltar! Now's our chance!
M:
Ah, I wonder what this lever does? (throws it, all power dies, screen goes blank, test tone is heard) Whoops!
SG:
(inviso sound) Did you get it?
M:
Hey! Don't sneak up on me like that!!
SG:
Did it work?
M:
Uh... I don't know. (turns power back on, Space Ghost and Moltar are in control room)
SG:
Well, at least you got him to shut up. (invisos back to desk) So, is the yodeler totally gone? Sayonara?
M:
He's gone. And it's not my fault!
SG:
Eh, anyone else for me to talk to?
M:
Well, uh, maybe... let's see here (throws lever, weird character appears, with makeup, costume and fake hands)
Bill Manspeaker (BM):
Hello, Mr. Space Ghost, where are you?
SG:
And just who are you supposed to be?
BM:
I'm 100% stupid.
SG:
(pause) Moltar, do you have any non-freaks to put in my monitor?
M:
Well... uh... no.
SG:
Oh, well that's just great!
BM:
Where's Space Ghost?
SG:
Oh, shut up!
BM:
I want Space Ghost now, where is he?
SG:
(stares back)
BM:
Are you like Jeannie or Bewitched?
SG:
(stares back)
BM:
First we start it off with a little guitar (plays air guitar chord) And then I go, "Yeaaaaaah!" And then the girls go, "Woooooo!" And then I go, "Hot mamas!" And then they go, "And here's a whole bunch o' money!" And then I take all the money and then I go out and I try to buy Apple Jacks, but do you know what, the secret service is coming, and they start hittin' me, and they're hittin', stop hittin' me, who's talkin' to me, stop it!
SG:
(stares back)
BM:
You look like a woman on the TV.
SG:
Okay, that's it. I can't take this anymore.
BM:
Space Ghost, no, don't leave me!
SG:
(zaps the monitor with his destructo ray) Anybody have any idea who that was?
Z:
Some lost soul, cowering behind a cheap costume, afraid to reveal his true identity.
SG:
(glares at Zorak) (Commander Andy reappears on monitor) Aw, for the love of Don Bohannon! What now?
CA:
I am not amused. If I was in the same room with you right now I would give you the Vulcan nerve pinch and knock you out.
SG:
Uh-kay. I've had all I need out of you, mister house-breaking wee-wee pants. (zaps the monitor with his destructo ray, but ray bounces back) Aaa!
CA:
(laughs) You see, I've installed this in-, this new ultra-galactic spheroidal backlash wompoma. It, it prevents you from harming me or any of my equipment through reverse transmission. Oh, and I have one more demand.
SG:
What do you want?!
CA:
Actually, it's two more demands. I want a jump rope, with, with the wooden handles so, like, it's easy to turn. I want Super Elastic Bubble Plastic.
Z:
More lines for Zorak.
CA:
Lines for Zorak, yes, some more of those. A lockable diary.
SG:
Aaargh! Anything else?
CA:
Yes. I want a little brother. (pause) And that's it.
SG:
(deep sigh)
CA:
Oh yes, and one more thing. I want at least one episode of Space Ghost to have a decent ending, not one that just is abruptly interrupted by the theme
(Credits roll)
CA:
Cop out, cop out, cop out!
(Credits finish)
CA:
Ohhh, oh, oh, whoa, just one more thing. One! (laughs)

GUEST STARS
Wylie Gustafson
Bill Manspeaker
(of Green Jell├┐)
VOICES
George Lowe
C. Martin Croker
COMMANDER ANDY
Andy Merrill
HERNDON
Dave Willis
WRITER
Andy Merrill
EDITORS
Bill Wilner
Jay Edwards
(inverted) Tom Roche
MUSIC
Sonny Sharrock
Eddie Horst
MUSICIANS
Sonny Sharrock
Lance Carter
Eddie Horst
Alfrieda Gerald
CAMERA
Don Bohannon
AUDIO
Michael Reff
DESIGN COMPANY
DESIGNefx
ANIMATION DIRECTOR
C. Martin Croker
SOUND DESIGN
Roy Clements
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Kaili Rubin
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Gus Jordan
TALENT ASSISTANT
Isabel Gonzalez
SPECIAL THANKS
Bill Chapman
Hanna-Barbera
ORIGINAL SPACE GHOST DESIGN
Alex Toth
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Dave Willis
PRODUCER
Matt Harrigan
PRODUCER
Keith Crofford
PRODUCER
Michael Lazzo

© 1996 Cartoon Network, Inc. All rights reserved.
Animated Characters TM & © 1966 Hanna Barbera Productions, Inc.
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