Cartoon Planet

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It Smells Like Cartoon Planet!


"One day I ran into this big shot TV guy I know/He says I'm really desperate, would you like to host a show?"
—Space Ghost in the show's Expository Theme Tune.

A Spin-Off of Space Ghost Coast to Coast, or, what happened when the creative team behind said show was given free rein with the Turner cartoon library. Cartoon Planet was a mix of songs, sketches, and clips of older shows, described by head writer Pete Smith as "a cross between The Sonny and Cher Show, The Electric Company, and recess at the Richard M Nixon School for Wayward Boys". The show starred Space Ghost, Zorak, and Brak in the same character interpretations shown in Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Space Ghost as the egotistical blowhard host, Zorak his long-suffering (and evil) foil, and Brak as a loveable "half-lobotomized" simpleton. The characteristics of Brak in Cartoon Planet and banter between him and Zorak were the inspiration for their portrayal on The Brak Show.

An example of Too Good to Last and Keep Circulating the Tapes, as it lasted only 22 episodes and due to copyright hangups will never be released on DVD.

In 2012, Cartoon Planet was relaunched on Friday night, playing some of Cartoon Network's original "classic cartoons" as they call them, as a part of the network's 20th anniversary. Zorak and Brak return as hosts.


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Brak: "Hey, what's the big deal? So a few people got a tummyache!"
Space Ghost: "Tummyache? The whole crew lost all feeling in their arms and legs!"