Space Ghost Coast to Coast (often abbreviated SGC2C) is an American animated parody talk show hosted by the 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Space Ghost. The show premiered on April 15, 1994 on Cartoon Network. Though originally intended to cater to a wide audience of children, teens, and adults, Space Ghost Coast to Coastbecame more offbeat and edgy in its direction, and transformed into the launchpad for what would become the Adult Swim network. Space Ghost Coast to Coast had a TV-PG rating on Cartoon Network but then changed to TV-14 when the series was moved to Adult Swim.
In 2000, the show either spun off or directly inspired the four original cartoons that constituted Adult Swim's comedy block. Sealab 2021, The Brak Show, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force (later titled Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1). All four shows originally used the same limited animation style as Space Ghost Coast to Coast. The Brak Show included the characters Brak and Zorak, recurring characters on Space Ghost Coast to Coast.
The original writers and staff of Space Ghost Coast to Coast now continue to make up the backbone of Adult Swim. Show creator Mike Lazzo currently serves as senior executive vice president of Adult Swim. Writer Dave Willis now continues to write and voice characters for Aqua Teen Hunger Force, as well as characters for 12 oz. Mouse, Squidbillies, and Perfect Hair Forever. Matt Harrigan became the head writer of the popular MTV series Celebrity Deathmatch from 1998 to 2002 and had written and voiced characters on the shows 12 oz. Mouse and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He also created the show Assy McGee. Likewise, Matt Maiellaro currently writes and provides voices for several Adult Swim series including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Perfect Hair Forever, Squidbillies, and 12 oz. Mouse, which he created.
Four rocks found on the planet Mars were named after Space Ghost, Zorak, Moltar, and Brak. In January 2009, IGN namedSpace Ghost Coast to Coast as their 37th favorite animated TV show in their Top 100 Best Animated TV Shows article.