Tad Ghostal Gone Postal
Don’t ask me; there was just something funny about seeing Space Ghost zap Zorak with his destructo ray on Coast to Coast and especially Cartoon Planet. It became a running gag, and almost the high point of the show. Space Ghost had basically been made into a dopey talk show host on these shows, with Zorak, a villain from the original cartoon, grudgingly there as one of his prisoners; being cynical, and always dissing Space Ghost. So eventually he crosses a line where SG retaliates. Then, you have fan-mail readings where they ask him to blast Zorak. So this pun just came to my mind. It was so obvious. SG quite literally “goes postal“ on him!
Here’s another idea I had. I would love to see a similar setup done with Ed, Edd & Eddy. Call it “Edtoon Planet”! Eddy, the frustrated leader would fill Space Ghost’s role as the frustrated host, with the similarly cynical Kevin in Zorak’s place. Couldn’t you just imagine big, doofy Ed singing all of Brak’s silly songs, such as “What Day is It?”, and “I Love Beans”? Those three characters would fit perfectly. Brainy Edd could be the technician (Moltar, though he was usually on Coast to Coast, not Cartoon Planet). He could also be Lokar, who also appeared occasionally on Coast to Coast, and was changed into this bookish type character, almost like Edd. I could see Sarah filling in Zorak’s place on some songs such as “What Day is It” instead of Kevin. (“…is it Monday? No!, Tuesday? NO!…”, etc.) Maybe the others could be the “Council of Doom”? Eddy would then get to “zap” Kevin with something. Perhaps those water shooters Edd designed for a battle with the Kankers, once. That would be good!
In any case, 2012 has seen the rebirth of the venue, with new Cartoon Planets! These simply feature Brak and Zorak hosting old “Cartoon-Cartoons”. I think Brak might do a skit inbetween.