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Episode:37
Title:Anniversary
Original Air Date:August 8, 1997
Guest Stars:Judy Tenuta, Bobcat Goldthwait

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BEGIN TRANSMISSION
(Opening theme & titles)
Tansut (T):
Greetings, this is Tansut, welcoming you to the first ever Space Ghost Coast to Coast 37th show anniversary celebration spectacular-mathon. Tonight, funny man Bobcat Goldthwait, and funny woman Judy Tenuta. And now, your friend and mine, that ghost host with the most, Spaaace Ghooost!
Space Ghost (SG):
(invisos in, coughing) Greetings, TV-watching citizens! I am Space Ghost, and I'm tickled pink to be here!
Zorak (Z):
Tickled stupid, you mean.
SG:
(stares at Zorak, sniffs) Before we begin, let me introduce you to the director of tonight's festivities, that fabulous hot rock himself, Moltar!
Audience (A):
(applause)
Moltar (M):
Hey, don't get up, really.
SG:
And, over here, we have my band leader, and indentured mantis-servant, Zorak, and the Original Way Outs! (Way Outs play a synthesized excerpt from "William Tell Overature") And we'd like to welcome you to... (takes deep breath) The first ever Space Ghost anniversary spectacular-mathon, uh, show.
Z:
Whoop de doodle do!
SG:
You know, kids, tonight is a special notch in the belt that is the Space Ghost saga.
Z:
Ehhh, Space Ghost, what anniversary is this, anyway?
SG:
Weren't you listening, Zorak? It's my 37th show anniversary! (smile sparkles)
Z:
I never heard of anybody celebrating their 37th anniversary before! It's dopey.
SG:
It's not dopey! It's our 37th show! That's an anniversary, right? Darn tootin' it is! So, hap-hap-happy anniversary it is, and shut up Zorak, because you're not gonna rain on my charade.
T:
Well, I don't know what I'm doing here, either.
Z:
(looks around)
SG:
(looks around)
T:
(in recording booth, behind a window) They called me twenty minutes ago, shoved these notes in my hand, what do they expect? (microphone feedback increases in volume) Buncha morons!
M:
Uh, Tansut?
T:
Let 'em fire me, I don't care.
M:
Tansut?
T:
What?
M:
Uh, your mike's on, man.
T:
Ohhhhh, fluff! Nobody showed me how to do this! (feedback increases again) (finally turns microphone off)
SG:
Oh-kay! Let's get on with it, shall we? (invisos to desk, with new music) (Ding dong!) Say, I wonder who that could be?
M:
It's your first anniversary guest, Space Ghost, funny lady Judy Tenuta (she appears on control room monitor)
Judy Tenuta (JT):
I'm ready, honey!
SG:
Judy! Welcome back to the show!
JT:
Oh-h-h-h-h-h! Space Ghost! I'm so excited!
SG:
Me too!
Z:
Oooh! Me too!
SG:
So, Judy gal, what have you been doing since I last saw you?
JT:
Oh! Space Ghost, as you know, I rule the western hemisphere!
SG:
That's nice, must keep you busy.
JT:
(plays accordion and sings) I rule, I rule, I rule.
SG:
Uh, Judy...
JT:
Yeah!?
SG:
Stuff a sock in it, Tenuta.
JT:
(dances with accordion, to weird background sound)
SG:
Judy, I've asked you to come back to celebrate my anniversary with me! Now, celebrate!
JT:
Ohhh...
SG:
Don't sing, Judy.
JT:
(plays accordion and sings) Happy anniversary, happy anniversary, happy anniversary, Spaaaace Ghost! Oh-h-h-h-h-h! (spins around)
SG:
(grimaces)
JT:
Look at this! (swings her accordion up with her chest, then sits down)
Z:
Must I?
JT:
I can make myself invisible. You cannot see me now! (puts her hands in front of her face)
SG:
Uh, yes I can.
JT:
No-o-o-o-o! You cannot...
SG:
Yes I can! (aims his power bands at monitor)
JT:
No! His rays cannot harm me, no-o-o!
SG:
(lowers his power bands, sighs)
JT:
(shaking her head back and forth, singing) Hair dance, hair dance, don't be a square, dance! Hair dance!
SG:
(stares back silently)
JT:
(full face on monitor, puckering for Space Ghost) (Smoooooch!)
SG:
Hmmm. Okay, I think it's time for Judy Jetson here to blast off.
M:
Gotcha. (throws lever to send her away)
JT:
(still on studio monitor) Oh, you pig!
SG:
Aaah! Moltar!
M:
I know, I know. (throws more levers, control room monitor changes several times, finally shows Tansut's booth)
T:
Uh, excuse me. Are we going to commercial now?
SG:
No!
T:
Oh, sorry, don't mind me. (Moltar throws lever, control room monitor shows static)
SG:
(Ding dong!) Aha! Our next guest! (sniff sniff sniff sniff) Hey! I smell evil!
M:
Space Ghost...
Chad Ghostal (CG):
(evil laugh)
M:
... It's your evil twin brother.
SG:
Aaaaah! Can't talk, Chad, I have a hernia!
CG:
Hey hey, relax, baby, like, I'm not here to spread terror.
Z:
Rats!
CG:
I just wanted to swing by and check out the old Ghost Pad. You know, I had a real blast the last time I saw you, Taddles. A real blast. (evil laugh)
SG:
Yeah, I bet you did. You and that creepy Elvira woman, pawwing each other. Yuck!
CG:
Oh, forget that chick, Taddy Bear, I already did. I'm looking for some new action, you dig? Some new kicks, know what I mean, butterbean?
SG:
Not a whiff, Chad.
CG:
Then let me clue ya, Tadville. I want to host the show again. (evil laugh)
SG:
Oh no, no no no no no!
CG:
Okay Tad, be that way. Now I'm glad I left that surprise for you in your futon this morning. (evil laugh) B'da b'da! (evil laugh)
SG:
Oh, that was you, huh?
CG:
Well, I'll be in touch. Later, cats 'n kittens! (purrs) (barks)
Moltar & Zorak (M&Z):
(in unison) Bye, Chad!
Z:
I like your brother.
SG:
You do not!
JT:
(reappears on monitor) Look at my cheekbones!
SG:
Aaaaah! Moltar, break!
T:
(groans) Ten pounds of sausage in a five pound sack!
M:
Tansut!
T:
Oh, uh, coming up next, more stuff!
INTERRUPT TRANSMISSION
RESUME TRANSMISSION
T:
(sings) Welcome back! (normal voice) Oooh! Hey! I nailed that one!
SG:
(Ding dong!) What now, Birdman?
M:
Relax, man, it's Bobcat. He's cool. (Bobcat is on control room monitor, waves at Moltar)
SG:
Ladies and gentlemen, it's special anniversary guest Bobcat Goldthwait.
Bobcat Goldthwait (BG):
I tell ya, it's really been great here, to be back here, Space Ghost.
SG:
It's great to have you. So, it's my 37th show anniversary, Bobcat.
BG:
You should slap yourself on the back.
Z:
He should slap himself in the face.
SG:
(slaps himself in the face)
BG:
(laugh, then shrieking laugh, then starts to cry)
SG:
So, Bob-a-rella, did ya bring me anything special for my anniversary?
BG:
Oh, I brought you many things. (pause)
SG:
(smiles at camera)
BG:
I'm lyin', man, what can I get ya, you don't even wear slacks or trousers or pants, you know...
SG:
Oh, that's okay, just as long as you don't sing me a stupid song or anything.
BG:
(starts making gibbering noises, shaking his head back and forth)
M:
Look out, I think he's gonna sing!
SG:
He's not gonna sing, Moltar. You're.. not gonna sing, are you, Bobcat?
BG:
Yes I am.
SG:
Ohhh brother.
Z:
Sing! Sing, you fool! Sing like a maniac! (shakes his arm)
BG:
Okay. (takes a deep breath, then shouts) SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST, SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST, SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST, AGH AGH AGH AGH AGH!
SG:
(sighs)
BG:
Could you buy the sincerity of that? Yeah, I, it really worked for me.
Z:
Hmmmm, it had a good beat, and I could kill you to it. I give it a 75. (holding a sign with "75")
BG:
I'm tellin' ya, I'm gonna get up, and I'm gonna dope-slap that bug.
M:
Fine! Fine!
SG:
Be my guest, Bobcat! Dope-slap away!
BG:
Zorak, I'm gonna dope-slap ya!
Z:
(mocking) O-o-o-o-h, I'm so frightened!
BG:
(makes face at Zorak) (to Space Ghost) How did you get a show with a cricket?
Z:
I'm a loc-, er, mantis!
BG:
Apparently, in, somewhere in show business, you shoulda went paper instead of scissors.
Z:
Yeah, look who's talking, the talk show arsonist!
BG:
I'm serious, I will, I will clean that bug's clock so fast!
SG:
Zorak!
BG:
You just tell him that, I, I, I personally put two of the Bugaloos in the hospital.
SG:
I think he heard you.
BG:
(exaggerated wink)
SG:
Um, look, Bobby-cat, I apologize about the bug.
BG:
Alright. Yah-yah-yah-yah-yah-yah-yah!
SG:
I try to make him behave, but...
BG:
(looks to his right) Am I done, is that enough community service? (looks front and nods)
SG:
(sighs) Any last words of anniversary wisdom for the little people at home?
BG:
Yeah. (pounds fist into his palm) You gotta make your own fun, Space Ghost.
SG:
Great.
BG:
You gotta make your own fun.
SG:
I tried to make my own fun, look what it got me! Happy anniversary to me!
BG:
(sticks his tongue out at Space Ghost)
SG:
Whoop de doo. Moltar, are we done?
M:
Uh, we still got that cheap clip thing.
SG:
That's right! This should be great, folks. It's a sparkling career retrospective to me! Space Ghost! Roll 'em!
M:
(throws lever, countdown begins)
(Title screen shows: "OUR MAN SPACE GHOST / THE DIRECTOR'S CUT", followed by numerous "Space Ghost" cartoon clips of him getting blasted, pounded, frozen, slammed, by numerous enemies)
M:
(laughs)
Z:
(laughs)
SG:
That was no sparkling tribute! That was terrible! That was... yuck! What in the name of Vic Tayback was that?
M:
A montage.
SG:
(French voice) Montage! French, hah? Well, that explains that, no, Moltar? (normal voice) Those French, they ruin everything! I mean, you give them an entire Disneyland, and they can't even make a dime off it. Even purple-butted baboons couldn't screw up a Disneyland! Hmmm! I tell ya, one day I oughta do somethin' about them French.
Z:
(French voice) I dare you! I double dare you!
SG:
Okay, I will! See if I don't! (flies off)
BG:
(still making faces on the monitor)
(Phantom Cruiser flying in space)
SG:
(in cockpit) Ruin my anniversary, will ya?
(Night scene of Paris, Eiffel Tower in center)
Voice (V):
(with French accent) Look out! It is zee Space Ghost! (Phantom Cruiser ray blasts city)
SG:
Take that, you cheese eaters!
(Blasts city again, crisps Eiffel tower; blast city around Arc de Triomphe, city is in flames, people are screaming)
Z:
(French voice) Well, zat ees zat! Au reservoir, mon-sewers!
M:
Bon soir! (throws lever, clip of Space Ghost being pounded into the ground reappears on monitor; title: Fin)
(Credits roll)
(French accordion music in background)
T:
(in French voice) You've been watching the Space Ghost Anniversary Spectacular-mathon, celebrating thirty-seven or so episodes of talk show whatchamacallit. From all of us here, to all of you, bon oui, what you say, a good night.
BG:
(shrieking laugh)

GUEST STARS
Judy Tenuta
Bobcat Goldthwait
WRITERS
Evan Dorkin
Sarah Dyer
EDITORS
Bill Wilner
(inverted) Tom Roche
MUSIC
Sonny Sharrock
Eddie Horst
Man...or
Astroman?
MUSICIANS
Sonny Sharrock
Lance Carter
Eddie Horst
Alfrieda Gerald
Man...or
Astroman?
VOICES
George Lowe
C. Martin Croker
Don Kennedy
Brad Abelle
DESIGN COMPANY
Big Deal Cartoons
ANIMATION DIRECTOR
C. Martin Croker
3D ANIMATOR
Derald Hunt
ART DIRECTOR
Randall Lane
RE-RECORDING MIXER
Roy Clements
DIGITAL COMPOSITORS
Butch Seibert
INK & PAINT
Paul Markowski
Chuck Brock
ON-LINE CONFIRM
Dave Sillman
EDIT ASSIST
Tim Schnack
Don Bowens
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Kaili Rubin
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Vishal Roney
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Gill Austin
Gus Jordan
Maya McClure
TALENT COORDINATOR
Isabel Gonzalez
SPACE GHOST'S MALE SECRETARY
Nathan Cook
SPECIAL THANKS
Hanna Barbera
Carolina Pictures
Monika Nikore
Lori Erwin
ORIGINAL SPACE GHOST DESIGN
Alex Toth
LINE PRODUCER
Greg Harrison
LINE PRODUCER
Jim Fortier
PRODUCERS
Pete Smith
Andy Merrill
Chip Duffey
SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Dave Willis
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Keith Crofford
HATS
Michael Lazzo

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Animated Characters TM & © 1966 Hanna Barbera Productions, Inc.
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