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December 25, 2010 6:23 PM   Subscribe

It just isn't Christmas without Space Ghost.
posted by JHarris (27 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
click click click
posted by xbonesgt at 6:25 PM on December 25, 2010 [5 favorites]


A big part of the joy (yes, joy) I get from this show is Don Kennedy's kindly voice opening and closing it. The man has the friendliest possible voice!
posted by JHarris at 6:33 PM on December 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


barely could stand it, listening to that butchered awful christmas song was hard on my ears.
posted by tustinrick at 6:44 PM on December 25, 2010


tustinrick, I wouldn't doubt at all that that was what the Space Ghost guys were going for.
posted by JHarris at 6:48 PM on December 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


why was Brakk so funny until he got his own show?
posted by Redhush at 6:58 PM on December 25, 2010 [5 favorites]


Chrimbus kills Space Ghost.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:05 PM on December 25, 2010


Redhush, The Brak Show was actually the third show devoted to Brak. Cartoon Planet is arguably about Brak. The second, "Brak Presents The Brak Show Starring Brak," is genius from start to finish (IMO), but it only got two episodes.

The Brak Show was actually the sanest of the Adult Swim productions of the time, but it didn't use Brak very well.
posted by JHarris at 7:09 PM on December 25, 2010


Not the best that Cartoon Network has to offer.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:17 PM on December 25, 2010


I should probably explain... for a long while, watching this was the high point of the holiday season for me. Still is if I can catch it, but I don't think Cartoon Network airs it anymore, although with the Adult Swim guys who knows.
posted by JHarris at 7:29 PM on December 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


To this day, every time I hear "Deck the Halls," I still sub in Zorak's "gabba hey gabba hey HEY HEY HEY."

click click click
posted by bakerina at 7:38 PM on December 25, 2010 [3 favorites]


This is OK.

My favorite episode of Space Ghost ever ever ever ever is the one with Bjork and Thom Yorke.

My friends and I still quote it constantly.

"It's a mouth, Thom" is an acceptable answer to most questions.
posted by kbanas at 8:22 PM on December 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh, 1997, come back; all is forgiven.

I loved Brak, but possibly loved Locar more; he was almost never on, though. <3 Andy Merrill.
posted by Countess Elena at 8:31 PM on December 25, 2010 [2 favorites]


To be honest, I thought Cartoon Planet was the best of the of these shows, simply because they were sneaking some of the most insane stuff into the middle of a clip show made for children. SG:CTC and The Brak Show, while they had some high awesomeness at times, some of the charm was lost because they were deliberatley targeted at an older audience. Sometimes I felt like they were trying a little too hard to be absurdist at times You can't force Weird. It comes off as Ironic-Hipper-Than-Thou when you do.
posted by KingEdRa at 8:39 PM on December 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


I agree KingEdRa, I think Cartoon Planet was the apex not just of the Space Ghost stuff, but of the Adult Swim hyper-non-linear thing as well. Aqua Teen, Sealab, Harvey Birdman, none of those shows that followed it have measured up. Some of the outside shows like Venture Bros. are great, but they seems like outsiders.
posted by JHarris at 8:42 PM on December 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


. . . they were sneaking some of the most insane stuff into the middle of a clip show made for children

"Oh, he'd love to blast me, wouldn't you, Space Ghost? But he can't, you know why? Because I'm not animated to explode!"
posted by Countess Elena at 8:46 PM on December 25, 2010 [6 favorites]


sanity eats humor yet again
posted by Redhush at 8:55 PM on December 25, 2010


On Don Kennedy, it turns out he has a radio show dedicated to big band music, Big Band Jump, that plays on some NPR stations. Imagine how surprised I was to turn on the radio a few months back and hear the voice of Tansit telling me about the likes of Count Ellington.

Made him even more awesome in my book.
posted by JHarris at 9:05 PM on December 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


S'about time we had a himynameisbrak tag on the blue.
posted by Spatch at 9:30 PM on December 25, 2010


This is what Christmas in space is all about.
posted by millions at 9:34 PM on December 25, 2010


My favorite episode of Space Ghost ever ever ever ever is the one with Bjork and Thom Yorke.

Me too. With "Kentucky Nightmare" a very close second. "Oh, so now there's a liquor store involved."
posted by Lazlo at 9:49 PM on December 25, 2010 [2 favorites]


The best of Adult Swim produced in-house was the Sealab 2021 episode "Splitsville"

Do I not rival Ronnie James Dio in my rock ability?
posted by Quonab at 12:47 AM on December 26, 2010


My favorite episode of Space Ghost ever ever ever ever is the one with Bjork and Thom Yorke.

>Me too. With "Kentucky Nightmare" a very close second. "Oh, so now there's a liquor store involved."


Those episodes that trickled out in 2000-2001 after the series proper had ended were some of the best.

"Moltar, are you aware of the health risks caused by tallboys?"
posted by anazgnos at 9:47 AM on December 26, 2010


JHarris, that's a nice surprise, because I find myself listening to Big Band Jump on a jazz internet radio station at least once a week. I knew there was some reason I recognized that kindly voice.
posted by Countess Elena at 12:00 PM on December 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Shit. I can't stop singing click click click...
posted by Kloryne at 3:30 PM on December 26, 2010


Brak sings "I Like Hubcaps"
posted by spoobnooble at 4:50 PM on December 26, 2010


I was a huge Cartoon Planet fanboy. Loved Brak, loved everything about it and all of the nonsense. Several years ago, I had the chance to interview Andy Merrill for my radio show. And in the course of the interview, I explained to him how "I'm a sock that's dirty" was such an incredible piece of genius and how all of my kids know all of the words to it because their daddy has sung it around the house, usually while doing exceedingly stupid dances, and how did you come up with it and can you sing us a bit of it right now?

And of course, he replied something like, "Dude, I don't really know, I made it up, I don't really remember what it was."

So, then, here for posterity, is "I'm a Sock That's Dirty" by Brak:

I'm a sock that's dirty,
So I jump into the washing machine
where I tumble, around, and round!

And now I'm clean and dry,
but all alone am I ...

Where is my other sock?
Where is my other sock?
I don't want to be all alone.
(No oh oh oh.)

Oh look! He's over there!
Once again we are a pair!
And now it's into the sock drawer we go!

Where tomorrow we will meet ...
... your stinky feet!
posted by jbickers at 6:30 PM on December 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Someboddddyyyy left a cake out in the rainnnnn. OHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOO
posted by fusinski at 11:44 AM on December 31, 2010


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