Nov 28th, 2003, 04:51 AM
The episodes missing are
Episode 9: Self Help (Dr. Joyce Brothers, Rich Hall, Anka Radakovich) I wanted this on DVD because Anka Radakovich is a fox. I hope SHES not the one keeping the episode from appearing on DVD. But I have a feeling it was Dr. Joyce.
The Mask (Jim Carrey, Charles Russell) This was created for the Mask home Video. Before the movie there is a ten second clip of Space Ghost, telling everybody to watch his interview with Jim Carrey and the director Charles Russell after the movie. The interviews last about 6 minutes long, and Space Ghost mostly just promotes his show on Cartoon Network (which was very new at the time). Jim Carrey undoubtly asked for a lot of money for this to be on the DVD.
Episode 10: Gum, Disease (Branford Marsalis, Danny Bonaduce) I wanted this on DVD because I've never seen it, ever. You can pretty much guess who held up the episodes from appearing on DVD by picking out who is most famous. (Danny Bonaduce)
A Space Ghost Christmas (Kevin Meany) Kevin Meany appears, but it's just footage from the episode he was in, which IS on the DVD anyway. So we can conclude that it's not a LEGAL issue as to why this episode isn't on DVD, but it's a matter of logic. This episode wasn't really a REAL episode, but it was a collection of Christmas themed bumpers, that framed 3 "best" episodes. They show this usually yearly, and they show different episodes each year. The bumpers with commercials and episodes cut out are about 9 minutes long in lenth. They included ONE of the bumpers on the DVD, and called it a "Cartoon Planet" sketch, which it's not.
President's Day Nightmare (Craig McCracken, Pat Ventura, Van Partible, Eugene Mattos, Genndy Tartakovsky, Dian Parkinson) I can't be sure if they just felt it was unessesary to include this on the DVD, or if it was a legal issue. What this was was a special where 5 people showed part of their cartoons, and the winning cartoon got their cartoon showed at the end. Craig McCraken won, and the very first episode of "The Powerpuff Girls" debuted on this show. This show was simulcast on TNT and TBS along with Cartoon Network. It also featured the very first glimpses of Johnny Bravo, and Dexter's Lab.
Episode 11a: Le Livre D'Histoire (Jim Carrey, Charles Russell, James Kirkconnell, Carl Clark) This episode was basically just a clip show, featuring Lokar showing clips of past episodes ("The Mask" and "Story Book House"). Since "The Mask" couldn't be cleared, neither could this episode, obviously.
Also missing: The "Contact Ghost Planet" thing that used to show up at the ends of the episodes (this can be understood, contact information like that can become outdated very quickly), The screens showing the episode numbers, the "Ghost Planet" logo, and also on the "Sleeper" episode, they cut off an after credits bit where Space Ghost is alone in the studio, asking if anybody is there, and at the end of "Explode" they cut off ANOTHER after-credits bit where they do a mock BBC screen/annoucement (like on Monty Python's Flying Circus) where a voice over says something like "on BBC 2, Ghost Planet explodes." That's just sloppy DVD production.