Space Ghost Coast to Coast

TV review by
Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kidsParents recommend
Off-beat animated talk show isn't for little kids.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 16 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Characters are nasty to each other. Violence is used to solve conflict.

Violence

Frequent cartoon violence. For example, one episode shows a bird violently attacking a grasshopper.

Sex

Some references to sex and sexual issues, like virginity.

Language

Occasional "ass" and some derogatory terms like "sissy" and "cream puff."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Occasional references to alcohol use. Some characters deal with drinking problems.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this cartoon -- which was inspired by a much-more-innocent 1970s Hanna-Barbera show -- is meant for a mature audience. It includes edgy jokes about the overweight, people with mental illness, sex, criminal activity, radiation and cancer, drinking and drugs, and a host of other titillating subjects. Episodes often involve violence, such as when a monster attacks the compound and kills most of the crew. Most of the violence is off screen, but descriptions of blood and gore are vivid.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byLowe's man November 28, 2017

appropriate for its target audience

While the topics discussed in this talk show would make me inclined to recommend it for teens and up, this show does it in a way that's neither too explici... Continue reading
Adult Written bydanny 7000 August 30, 2017

space ghost coast to coast is not for kids

i think space ghost coast to coast is a amazing show but its not for kids because it has a talk show theme to it and space ghost talks to some guest stars that... Continue reading
Kid, 7 years old March 18, 2020

Man it seems boring

It seems even worser than Teen Titans go but its rated G, PG should be the rating
Teen, 13 years old Written byKoboChat November 21, 2012

Being specific always helps.

(I know that most people won't trust this due to the fact that many kids like to write reviews for horribly inappropriate things saying "THIs iS GUD 4... Continue reading

What's the story?

SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST is a mock talk show starring Space Ghost, an animated 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon character. Space Ghost (voiced by George Lowe), sits behind a desk in an animated studio and interviews real, non-animated celebrities who appear on a TVscreen beside him. Joining Space Ghost on the show is his evil praying-mantis bandleader Zorak (C. Martin Croker), and the show's producer, Moltar (also Croker), a man made of lava. Both of them disdain Space Ghost; they regularly complain about him and often insult him directly. As for Space Ghost himself, he's not terribly bright, often arrogant, and rather oblivious to those around him -- he regularly ignores his guests, who don't usually seem to even notice.

Is it any good?

Though animated, Space Ghost Coast to Coast isn't intended for kids (it airs as part of the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim line up for a reason). Jokes about being depressed because of a failing marriage, constantly throwing around insults (which include jokes about being a "sissy" or "cream puff"), and references to being drunk or wanted for murder make this edgy show a better fit for teens and adults. The disjointed relationship between the animated and the real only adds to the show's bizarre, surreal humor.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why children's cartoons are sometimes made for adults. Can you think of songs, other TV shows, or anything else that's been transformed from kid fare to grown-up material? How do you feel about these types of transformations?

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