[THIS IS JUST A LITTLE QUOTE FROM THE END OF THE “REHEARSAL” EPISODE OF SPACE GHOST: COAST TO COAST. I FEEL LIKE POSTING IT BECAUSE 1.) VOICE ACTOR GARY OWENS, WHO PLAYED THE ORIGINAL 60S SPACE GHOST, DIED. AND 2.) THE WORLD OF LATE-NIGHT TALK-SHOW COMEDY IS GOING THROUGH ANOTHER GIANT RESHUFFLING. FALLON IS SOMEHOW HOSTING “THE TONIGHT SHOW”, COLBERT IS TAKING OVER FOR LETTERMAN, JON STEWART IS LEAVING “THE DAILY SHOW”, LARRY WILMORE IS HOST OF HIS OWN SHOW, SNL IS CELEBRATING 40 YEARS, AND THE ERIC ANDRÉ SHOW RECENTLY FINISHED ITS THIRD SEASON.]
SPACE GHOST: (sighs) Thanks, Moltar, but Zorak’s right. The only thing to do right now is put out the best darn talk show we can. Arsenio, Dave, Leno… You know, maybe it’s time you fellas took a step back from the fleet lights of adulation, and took a good look around. There’s a distant thunder drawing near, rolling in across the vast wasteland of popular entertainment. Maybe you can’t see it coming because your view is blocked by cheap façades of skylines and cityscapes. But you’d better make ready, my friends, because this thunder is preparing to rain down fear and terror on your gilded houses of complacency! Mark my words, big shot late night gab-fest mavens, you’re about to tangle with a one-dimensional caricature, and his long-forgotten arch-nemesis pals, a bug, and a… what are you anyway, Moltar?
MOLTAR: I’m a poorly drawn lava kind of a molten man.
SG: … and a poorly drawn lava kind of a molten man! There’s a new player in this late night talk show war, and his name is -
BOB: Space Ghost?
SG: (pause) Yeah, Bob?
BOB: Uh, we, we need to book, man, the Snorks are in here for a promo or somethin’ at 4, okay?
SG: Oh, uh, right, right.