My favorite tv show of the 90′s featuring my favorite game of the 90′s, it’s a match made… in space! On the November 11th, 1994 episode of Cartoon Network’s Space Ghost Coast to Coast, upon returning from commercials Space Ghost is caught up in a game of Sonic and Knuckles. It must have been a long commercial break, as Space Ghost has reached Hidden Palace Zone. Before cutting to Space Ghost, Zorak dances to the Sonic and Knuckles title screen theme. Just as Space Ghost is about to defeat Knuckles, he is interrupted by the guest and continues with the show.
The episode, entitled “Gum, Disease”, was released during the first season but failed to appear on the first season DVD release due to rights issues. Cartoon Network was unable to get approval from SEGA to include the Sonic scene, and guest Branford Marsalis’s contract won’t allow his face to be distributed or licensed. The episode is available to view online, however, and via a legal loophole can be bought via Adult Swim’s DVD on demand service. The scene begins at the 5:15 mark.