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‘Oh My God!! I Nearly Fucked
A Wereodile!!’ VENTURE 3.6!!

Published at: July 4, 2008, 9:03 p.m. CST by hercules

I am – Hercules
Team Venture meets its distaff counterpart in the Amazon jungle, Dean discovers Werner Ünderbheit and Triana Orpheus may not be the only ones eager to bone him, and the whole crew keeps a lookout for fearsome local wereodiles. It's Monarch-, Girlfriend- and Quizboy-free. Catch it 11:30 p.m. Sunday on the Cartoon Network or just watch the whole thing now by clicking here. And if you want to hear creators Christopher "Jackson Publick" McCulloch and Eric "Doc" Hammer talk about last week's episode with Dermot and the daycamp, find the "extras" buttons on this page.

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  • July 4, 2008, 5:26 p.m. CST

    OO I liked this episode

    by Rumpel Tumskin

    This season has been great

  • July 4, 2008, 5:43 p.m. CST

    And the long wait for the Canadian airdate continues...

    by Gearfree

    Till January at least. Otherwise, last episode wasn't bad, this one can't go wrong. Its got Wareodiles!

  • July 4, 2008, 6:14 p.m. CST

    The best episode so far.....

    by woggerman

    ....this season! "how ya doin' Broken Arrow?" Absolutely hilarious!

  • July 4, 2008, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Does every episode have these "Extra" things online...

    by DanielKurland

    I tried changing the url to "ep29" etc., but it didn't work. I enjoyed it a lot and would like to see more of it, but was it only done for this episode, and if not, where can I find the others.

  • July 4, 2008, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Last weeks wasn't to good. Hated the "new" character...

    by JKrow21

    I hope that doesn't turn out to be Brock's kid.

  • July 4, 2008, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Simpsons has become funny again.

    by JKrow21

    Suprisingly.

  • July 4, 2008, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Current Simpsons is hard to judge...

    by DanielKurland

    I'll admit that the latest season and the one before have actually made me laugh, and I think the writing is pretty good. It's hard to assess if these episodes are "good" though because it's good writing paired with shit plots because literally everything has been done at this point. If you had current writers doing old plots, I think they'd still be good, but again, you think an episode is bad because "Homer becomes a Youtube phenomenon" IS a shitty idea for a story, but when you actually look at the dialogue, you see it's pretty funny in fact. It's no King of the Hill or Venture Bros. though.

  • July 4, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST

    who is going to comic con?

    by bacci40

    because i have an assignment for you...grab every suit you can find (especially tim kring) and drag their asses to the venture bros seminar...force them to sit and listen to the masters talk about how to make a story arc that works over a 3 season period...i shall be forever grateful

  • July 4, 2008, 10:59 p.m. CST

    I don't think this season's that bad

    by Mr.M.

    Really? Who can complain about the third season? It has had some of the best lines and scenes of the entire series. Last week's exchange between Brock and Dermott was hilarious. This week's pretty good, too. While it lacks the linearity and continuous from the second season, this season's better than anything else on TV. Also, I agree with DanielKurland. I want more Extra sessions.

  • July 4, 2008, 11:05 p.m. CST

    A lot of almost sex in this episode

    by Mockingbuddha

    The first time I watched the series straight through, I primarily identified with T.S. Venture, which is a painful process as most of you probably know. I am currently re-watching the whole series as well as keeping up with the new eps, but this time I'm mostly identifying with Dean Mark 16 or whatever number he is. So this episode was super cool what with the putting sleuthing above all else attitude and the chicks throwing themselves at him. However, the best line comes from T.S. "Now if only I could bottle that ass." Also, does anyone else think Brock was totally ready to go with that lady bodyguard if she would've just shut up and let him do his thing? This show is like night swimming in blood temperature water while you're girlfriend and the girl you're secretly into tread compare breast sizes on the dock while you float under a gazillion stars and you can hear The Beatles "Day In The Life" playing in someones backyard a few houses over.

  • July 4, 2008, 11:58 p.m. CST

    That was fuckin awesome

    by BrainFart

    Best show on tv thats for sure. Dean almost made extra retard babies.

  • July 4, 2008, 11:58 p.m. CST

    That was fuckin awesome

    by BrainFart

    Best show on tv thats for sure. Dean almost made extra retard babies.

  • July 5, 2008, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Great episode.

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    Anyone catch the Rick Astley poster in Nancy and Drew's room, hahaha

  • July 5, 2008, 1:46 a.m. CST

    The last bit of business made the whole episode.

    by LordEnigma

    The two natives bitching at one another was classic. That aside, this episode once again demonstrates that Doc and Jackson are not dicking around. They are expanding this universe, adding more and more backstory, and gearing up for a kick-ass fourth season. Who knew preamble could be this good?

  • July 5, 2008, 2:32 a.m. CST

    best epi this season

    by bacci40

    im still laffing

  • July 5, 2008, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Live Action Venture Brothers

    by InActionMan

    I don’t think the suits at Warner’s actually know what they have lucked into. Public and Hammer are true artists and geniuses. There must be a VB live action movie. I think this could be a tremendous money maker for them. This flick could be made for less than 50 million dollars. You don’t need big stars. Most of the voice actors are good actors period. You could also film it “Monty Python Style” with cast members taking on multiple roles. You may have to do a little stunt casting for media attention like having Angelina Jolie play Molotov Cocktease but other than her and Dr. Girlfriend most of the existing cast is good to go. In keeping with the overall theme of failure the special effects could even be relatively inexpensive, Use matte painting instead of CGI and some fake looking models for the X-1, X2, Monarch’s cocoon etc to give it that retro feel. Have Public and Hammer team up to direct the movie with someone like Robert Rodriguez who has show that he knows how to bring a film in on-time and on-budget. Rodriquez has also demonstrated that he can collaborate with another artist and have respect for the original material. A funny action picture with three dimensional characters the audience can actually care about is a guaranteed money maker. GO TEAM VENTURE!!!

  • July 5, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Glad to see a Venture-centric episode

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    I LOVE the auxiliary characters in VB, but I was getting a tad bit worried the guys were straying too far from the core of the show. Then they go about bringing a classic episode like this. I just love listening to the Hank and banter ("Now you're all about--Go Team Boobies!") Furthermore, I love that Doc and Jackson use "failure" as a key theme to their show. But they really need to throw Doctor Venture a bone once in a while--he's not THAT bad a guy (and seemed to be a very likable child). In the long run I will be interested to see if the guys' themes on failure lead to a nihilistic conclusion or a more positive one a-la Job.

  • July 5, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    And by the way

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    if you haven't noticed by my weekly "diatribes" in this talkback, I LOVE discussing this show. Personally, this is the first thing in ages I've truly been a nerd over since I was a teenager. And after so many years of fairweather interest, it's fun to be a true fan of something again.

  • July 5, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    InActionMan

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    I don't know if the show needs to go THAT kitsch, but I think a somewhat retro feel would work. Maybe something along the lines of Sky Captain as a compromise? Or, maybe even Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (as I feel it was too CG-heavy for an Indiana Jones film, but might work for a piece like this.)

  • July 5, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Why a live action movie?...

    by DanielKurland

    Sure, the material is epic enough to warrant one, but it's not at all necessary. Watching a two hour animated Venture Bros. movie in theatres would be wonderful, if not better.

  • July 5, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    ah, that's more like it

    by necgray

    I've enjoyed the third season so far, but it lacked that certain "what the fuck???" of certain eps from the first two. THIS ep, this was a nice blend of the current backstory building AND the balls-out crazy of the best S1 and S2 episodes. I laughed almost the entire time. If continuity weren't such a bear, it'd be interesting to see how Triana would react to hearing about the twins...

  • July 5, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    great choice of line, btw, Herc

    by necgray

    I knew the line was coming from this TB title (I visited AICN before watching on Adultswim.com), but it was so beautifully set up I still laughed out loud.

  • July 5, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Hey Donny...

    by KCViking

    I tried to rent season 1 @ blockbuster only to be told they don't carry it.wtf? Don't have netflix...any idea if it's available anywhere for rental? Hate to put out the $$ for it only to find out i don't enjoy it( I'm kind of a cheap s.o.b. sometimes).

  • July 5, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Now you're all... Go team BOOBIES!

    by coolhanderik

    This episode was exactly what I've been wanting a season. A Venture bro's focused ep where they get out of the compound. I thought besides some really great lines, there was really really good line DELIVERY this episode. When Dean came up the ladder and Brock was like "Oh it's... DEAN... hey dean" like he was actually a little excited that Dean was there to hang out. Fantastic.

  • July 5, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    KCViking, Aiee!

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    I'm almost tempted to buy it for you and mail you it myself. You should not be deprived of such wonderful things. I remember at one point Adultswim.com had all the first season online for viewing, but that was around when season 2 came out and they wanted to get more exposure for the show. To be honest, I have no idea where you can rent it as I bought my copies the day they came out.. :-/ Maybe Herc will eventually post a link to a heavily discounted Season One Sale or something..

  • July 5, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Coolhanderik

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    I think one reason the line delivery is so strong is because Doc and Jackson actually respect the guys they're working with. For example, Patrick Warburton is so typecast for his monotone beefy voice he rarely gets a chance to vocalize any nuance in his characters. But when you listen to him in VB you can almost tell he's having a blast doing it, because he gets that opportunity to add some layer to what could be another two-dimensional beefy character.

  • July 5, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Forget my previous post...

    by KCViking

  • July 5, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Damn enter button

    by KCViking

    I found season 1 on sale for 14.99 so I'm jumping in this weekend! If I don't dig it at least I didn't spend 25 or 30 bucks! God, I'm a cheap bastard. :)I'll let ya know what I think soon.

  • July 5, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST

    StFuD

    by coolhanderik

    I agree, I mean I know the voice acting for this show is always top-notch. And that's because you can tell everyone is doing this because they enjoy it, not just for a pay check. That's half of the humor of the show, not just the great lines, but how well they are said. All that being said, I thought this episode had the strongest readings this season I think, Possibly everyone was really getting back into their characters? Monarch has been great the whole season though. Or maybe it's just that we haven't gotten a lot of focus on Brock and the boys till recently.

  • July 5, 2008, 4:33 p.m. CST

    And for the old folks...

    by Napoleon Park

    the opener with Rusty Venture pursued by blow-gun toting spear-carrying natives was right out of the opening sequence from Jonny Quest.<p>Actually, legend has it, from the prototype series that pre-dated Quest and was the only scene in the opening credits sequence that was never actually used on the actual show. Nice to see it wind up somewhere. Even if what would have seemed racist during the civil rights movement now reads as parody in this supposedly "PC age".

  • July 5, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Dr. Quymn...

    by wyvern

    Another great episode.Anyone else think that Dr. Quymn could be be Dr. ventures sister?They just looked alot alike during the flashback. Maybe thats why they had a flashback during a key party?

  • July 5, 2008, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Episode 30 extras & the Quyum twins

    by JohnnyFriendly

    are excellent. Here's hoping that they do these for all eps from here on in -- maybe even include them when future seasons come to home video. Much better than the barely audible commentaries from season 1 & 2. Did anyone else think that maybe "Nancy" and "Drew" are brother/sister twins ? I'm still not sure -- if that was Drew on top of Dean ... with a stuffed bra ... As if Dean wasn't messed up enough as it is.

  • July 5, 2008, 6:30 p.m. CST

    This season

    by shodan6672

    I don't understand the criticism of this season's episodes.The show is as funny as it has ever been. The crucified skeleton in the "E-den" almost made me piss myself.

  • July 5, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    God I love this show! Good point JohnnyFriendly.

    by SID 8.0

    What did Dean see on the bed when Drew took her top off. This was Dean's episode. Just the look on his face when he was backing into the jungle with a machete, priceless. Poor Doc always so close then has it yanked away at the last second. the orangautan beating the hell out of Hank and the wereodile just to funny.

  • July 5, 2008, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah Hank being circumcised.

    by SID 8.0

    That was funny as hell. Brock finally getting excited about Ginny when he had to fight her was great too.

  • July 5, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST

    wtf?

    by wyvern

  • July 6, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST

    shodan re: prior episodes

    by necgray

    I've liked them all, but I have felt that they've been very backstory-heavy. Which is good for the narrative aspect of the show, but those episodes have lacked a certain "go for broke" undercurrent. This last episode was brilliant in that it gave us backstory, planted potential future seeds, AND went for big laughs. Maybe it's that there was more overt parody in this ep versus the prior eps, which have felt more like sitcom episodes. I think you need to calm down and recognize that not everyone who loves the show thinks every episode is the bee's knees...

  • July 6, 2008, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Who wouldn't want a VB movie?

    by one_crazy_nagger

    I want to see Warwick Davis and Tony Cox play moppets Tim-Tom and Kevin.

  • July 6, 2008, 1:23 a.m. CST

    movie?

    by wyvern

    but who would play dean,hank, and Dr. Venture???plus the monarch would look ..well pretty fucked up in real life.

  • July 6, 2008, 2:36 a.m. CST

    "getting my ass handed to me..."

    by stickmangrit

    "by a fucking orangutan!!!" this series just keeps getting better by the episode. can't wait for more Guild stuff, or the return of Phantom Limb. also, i'm amazed we've gotten this far in a discussion of the ep. with geeks without a mention of the obvious Lara Croft reference that is Dr Quimn.

  • July 6, 2008, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Ben Kingsleyas the Monarch.

    by Napoleon Park

    David Spade as Rusty Venture. Kevin Durand (Lost's Martin Keamy) as Brock Samson. Shannon Doherty as Dr. Girlfriend. John Lithgow as Dr. Orpheous. Uma Thurman as Molotov Cocktease. William H. Macy as Billy Quizboy. Christina Ricci as Triana. Richard Roundtree as Jefferson Twilight. Sammo Hung as Kano. Sean Connery as Colonel Horace Gentleman. Ray Romano as 24 and Kevin Smith as 21. Steve Buscemi as Jonny Quest.<p>As for who should play Hank and Dean Venture, do I seem like someone who has any idea of who todays crop of 16 year old actors are? I don't watch that Disney channel shit.

  • July 6, 2008, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Live Action? Hell No!

    by OswaldWasAPussy

    As much as I would pay money to see Kevin Smith in a bee costume bantering with Jay who is also in a bee costume (It has to be Jay! Ray Romano?!?!), a live action version of Venture Brothers would be fucking horrible. This works precisely because they have the freedom to be absurd and riff as they want and on what they want. The only way these characters should ever see the big screen is as an animated movie that isn't expected to make a shit-load of money. Otherwise the pressure of the other option would kill this delicate butterfly.:D

  • July 6, 2008, 6:45 a.m. CST

    wyvern: Dr. Venture and Dr. Quymn = siblings?

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    Whoa, I hadn't considered that, but it would make sense. The key party was a funny joke, but maybe it suggested the origins of a familial connection between Venture and Quymn. They may share the same father.

  • July 6, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Dr. Venture and Dr. Quymn = siblings?

    by Mr Incredible

    Wow, never considered that until it was brought up, but it makes sense. It would messed up; as if Dr. Venture doesn't have enough problems as it is.

  • July 6, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST

    sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

    by necgray

    I wouldn't put it past the guys to make Quymm Rusty's illegit sister, but at least for the moment let's just assume that the key party joke was just a key party joke. Nothing awkwards up kissing a girl you like than having your dad and her mom bust into the room in the middle of a freaky makeout session.

  • July 6, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    oh nap, I know we love Lost, but...

    by necgray

    There's no reason to think of anyone as Brock Sampson when Warburton fits the bill already. Sure, Durand's a good psycho, but why replace the voice actor when he looks the part? Brock blond wig on Warburton's head and there you go. Ricci's too old for Triana. You'd need one of those aforementioned Disney actors. And I don't particularly like Doherty, so I'm going to recast with Jennifer Connolly. Though I'd have some doubts about her comedy chops. I'd say Parker Posey since I know she can do comedy AND she's already done the Jackie O outfit (House of Yes), but I don't know if she's voluptuous enough.

  • July 6, 2008, 12:13 p.m. CST

    where's all the talk coming from about a live action movie?

    by ampersand110

    I know there is a extra on the season 1 dvd that had the voice actors dress as the characters and talk like they are filming a movie.

  • July 6, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Wyvern

    by Laserhead

    Have to give you credit-- I think you're right about Quymm and Dr. Venture being siblings. The more you look for it, all the signs pointed there: Quymm's mother is with Colonel Gentleman, a homosexual, and says that he's not her child's father. She has the Venture hair, and Doc Venture and her mother got it on during the party and fell on the kids while making out-- a kind of glaring physical clue. I hadn't even considered it, though, till you mentioned it.

  • July 6, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Live action movie = Brilliant Mistake

    by JohnnyFriendly

    Doc and Jackson are such excellent writers I'd put down my 10 bucks NOW for any movie they'd write -- but part of what I like so much about their work is that it's so extreme it really wouldn't work live action. Whether a new concept (in live action or animated) or an animated Venture Brothers movie (Hell, if Aqua Teen Hunger Force get one ...) the big screen is waiting for Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick.

  • July 6, 2008, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Holy Frith!

    by Doc_Hudson

    That's goood soup! Another winner... Glad they are breaking the soap'ish backstories up more....these one offs are still a shade better IMHO.

  • July 6, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST

    ampersand, it's just shootin the shit

    by necgray

    Nothing official. Just talking "ifs". Speculating. I think most of us are of the opinion that live action would be a mistake, if only for the fact that you'd lose some of the effectiveness of the parody. BUT never say never, ya know?

  • July 6, 2008, 7:10 p.m. CST

    I agree, necgray

    by Napoleon Park

    a live action flick would probably be a goof. my casting suggestions were pretty much all off the wall and so many of the characters on this show are so distinctively not quite normal looking that going live would lose a lot.<p>That said, a Ventures movie - animated or live action - just might get me back into the theaters again. And I haven't gone to see a movie since Rocketeer.

  • July 6, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Live Action

    by InActionMan

    I obviously don't think that live action would be a mistake. The quality of any end product follows directly from the quality of the execution. Ang Lee Hulk movie poor execution (director did not understand the material or did not want to understand it.)vs. 2008 Hulk movie. If the budget is kept down and given a February or other low preassure release date the studio will not expect it to be a big summer or holiday tent pole and the suits will probably leave Public and Hammer alone to do their thing. With a live action "Jonny Quest" movie and all the other super hero flicks of late the genre is ripe for parody. The recent "Superhero Movie" did not fit the bill. The super hero genre needs to be parodied by people who know and love it like Public and Hammer. The already established "Ventureverse" would be a great way to do it. As long as the Venture Brothers isn't handed off to some hack like Akiva Goldsman and they stick with the original cast I think we have a winner.

  • July 6, 2008, 10:58 p.m. CST

    This episode was amazing

    by kyle051554

    Dean is my hero. He had near-identical twins all over him.

  • July 6, 2008, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Dr. Quymn and Dr Venture related!

    by fiester

    Totally. The red hair? The fact that Rusty's Dad was putting it to Dr. Quymn's Mom? And the fact that her husband was only interested in other men? Just like them to pull a Luke/Leia. Heh. <p> Also, I don't think they've ever shown Dr. Venture's Mom, have they?

  • July 7, 2008, midnight CST

    The parentage of the characters...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    The common theme appears to be who the mother of the Ventures. Who is Dr. Venture's mother? Who is the mother of Hank and Dean?<p><p>It's been implied that the female bodyguard (I forgot her name) is the mother of Hank and Dean. But we also know that the Venture Bros. have been repeatedly cloned. So consider this: Maybe Dr. Venture and Brock are the parents of Hank and Dean... that is, Hank and Dean were created by Dr. Venture from the combined DNA of himself and Brock.

  • July 7, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Clarification: The female bodyguard who worked for Venture befor

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    What was her name? The one who became obsessed with Dr. Venture.

  • July 7, 2008, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Prof. Pop-Cult, Brock's not involved

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    Jackson Publick has said NUMEROUS times that Brock is not involved at all with Hank and Dean's parentage. Plus, it's been established that Brock wasn't even introduced to the Venture family until after Hank and Dean were born.

  • July 7, 2008, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Brock + Venture doesn't add up.

    by Saluki

    Brock didn't even know Venture before Hank & Dean were born. Remember how the female bodyguard was being escorted away and then we pan over to Venture with the babies?

  • July 7, 2008, 12:23 a.m. CST

    It's "Dr. Mrs. The Monarch"...

    by Bill Clay

    Kind of sad that I have that memorized.

  • July 7, 2008, 1:49 a.m. CST

    STFU Donny...

    by KCViking

    just finished watching the first 10 episodes of season 1. Thought the first few were okay.Then I watched the ep. with the yard sale and it rolled from there. Another fine recommendation from the aicn talkbacks! Still kinda pissed they killed Race Bannon,but,I saw him in a teaser for season 3 so i hold out hope.I'm off to watch more...thanks again!

  • July 7, 2008, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Saluki

    by cripeman

    In "Past Tense" it showed how all the main Venture characters went to the same college...Brock was Rusty's roomate. <p> I think Dean is Dermott's dad. Or maybe a stolen Dean clone. <p> "Supercuts; you got first watch." <p> Funny Stuff

  • July 7, 2008, 6:49 a.m. CST

    "How ya doin there, broken arrow?"

    by Wil2631

    Classic. Fucking. Line.

  • July 7, 2008, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Holy shit

    by David Cloverfield

    This was great. There are enough great characters in here to populate three spinoffs. (Not something I suggest, just saying). This thing can go on forever. I hoped they'll have some "fame is good for you" Lindsay Lohan effect on young girl adventurers, Nancy and Drew came pretty close to it. Hope we'll see them more.

  • July 7, 2008, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Hank and Dean's genes

    by OswaldWasAPussy

    You can see Rusty in Dean's features and characterization and the mom's features in Hank. I'm not convinced of the Nancy and Drew thing about Drew being a boy, although it would be pretty fucked up which is right down their alley. BTW, did Dr. Quymn have multiple personalities, she seemed to flip-flop through that episode. Perhaps it was the need to fit a character arc into 22 minutes.

  • July 7, 2008, 7:10 a.m. CST

    I meant Hank...

    by cripeman

    ...damn twins hard to tell apart...

  • July 7, 2008, 9:03 a.m. CST

    That was freaking hilarious!!

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Man, how do they keep doing it? <p> Loved the bit after the credits "Man, I thought they'd never leave!" lol <p> Genius, fellas!!

  • July 7, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Brothers and sisters in this ep.

    by Lingerdog

    My wife pointed out to me that Quymn and Rusty looked alike, and I do believe that they were brother and sister, and I believe that they have already made the beast with two backs and Nancy and Drew are Rusty's other children. therefore Dean was about to get it on with his own brother/sister. Also to me the female bodyguards voice reminded me of the mother of the big kid from last weeks ep., but maybe it was just my ears that made them sound alike.

  • July 7, 2008, 9:29 a.m. CST

    We love our Venture Brothers

    by skimn

    and a live action or full length animated feature would have to be watered down to bring the general viewing public up to speed. There is too much back story. This is no Simpsons with a well known cast, back story and 17 year old history. I know that ATHF did the feature thing, to a limited audience, but I think it would be just as well for Cartoon Network to air an expanded episode on air. And NO live action, please. That never translates well (ie The Flintstones).<p>And I'm showing my video game geekness here, but did anyone catch the Lara Croft move (forward cartwheel) on the tree branch by Dr. Quymn? Followed by the lovely "leech kiss".

  • July 7, 2008, 10:55 a.m. CST

    "Go Team Boobies" ripped off my slogan

    by BonafidePaterFamilius

    I thought for sure the 'Wereodile' was going to be Crime-o-dile contracted out to scare off the natives. So disappointed there, but the episode was hilarious. They even brought back Brock's super-short cutoffs, and loved the scene mentioned earlier about Brock being happy at the thought that Dean showed an interest in what he was doing. Didn't think about Dr. Qyumn being Rusty's sister, but it makes sense. Between her and Jonas Jr. it seems like all of Jonas' offspring got the great genes except for Rusty.

  • July 7, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Dr. Guym

    by sevenrivera

    Could easily be Rusty's sister, i think there were a lot of clues there, but you're wrong Skimn, I do not think that the twins are Rusty's. He said himself that he hadn't seen her since they were 10 years old. My bigger question, the tribe gave Hank a circumscision, but wasn't he already circumcised? Remember when Quizboy had to operate on Deano's sack and Hank said, "Gross, did he see that hideous dog dork of yours?" and Rusty yells, "Hank! Don't brag about your circumcision."

  • July 7, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST

    sevenrivera

    by BonafidePaterFamilius

    Ah, yes, but don't forget the boys have been cloned since then. They'd have to be re-circumsized.

  • July 7, 2008, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Best episode since the premier

    by Raymar

    Classic VB! Poor Dean, you could have had it all and who knew Thadeus Venture was such a cad!

  • July 7, 2008, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Nice Call

    by sevenrivera

    You're right, the cloning works. Poor Broken Arrow. I also loved that they released the Orangutan back to the wild, but he's still wearing his boxing gloves.

  • July 7, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    KCViking, as you'll see the ensemble episodes

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    tend to really showcase the talents of the creators: Tag Sale, Past Tense, the Season 2 season finale, etc. They operate really well with quick scene bursts that jump from group to group or character to character--which usually accumulate to a larger cumulative pay-off. In that sense, I see it as having that Arrested-Development vibe to it at times (which is also very good and greatly under-appreciated). So if you dig those types of episodes, you're going to LOVE season 2--but I won't spoil it for you.

  • July 7, 2008, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Hank

    by sevenrivera

    "And I've got a huskier build. That's admitted."

  • July 7, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Best Show On TV (That Isn't THE WIRE)

    by LaserPants

    And I think this one may have been the best of this season thus far. Although the O.S.I episode was pretty awesome too.

  • July 7, 2008, 3:54 p.m. CST

    How are the ratings?

    by David Cloverfield

    Is this the most watched "Only Adult Swim" show? I want to see a lot more of VB. It's the only thing worth watching this summer. It's the show I love to watch, but now nobody else would get from my circle of friends. I watched this right after the Doctor Who finale. I had a huge smile on my face during both of those and my gf thought I'm nuts. She just couldn't get something like this. And that makes me feel ever so special.

  • July 7, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield, unfortunately it's Family Guy

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    that is the most watched Adult Swim Show. Even during the season opener a few weeks ago a Family Guy re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-run beat it in the ratings. However, VB had a very good (albiet distant) second place. However, I think the show is getting a HUGE amount of people watching it on Friday on The Fix. I know they keep an eye on those numbers, but they don't report those at AS in the bumps or anything.

  • July 7, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST

    ratings

    by wyvern

    I'm sure are huge on the friday fix.Wish they would say what they were but oh well as long as the show does better then assy mcgee and squid billes on sunday.If it doesn't then ...well I will lose more faith in humanity

  • July 7, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    this talkback...

    by menstrual_blitz

    ...is still not big enough. I'm going to do this until the population in here rises a bit. Did Brock give Hank that bass? Does anyone recall where the bass guitar came from?

  • July 7, 2008, 8:10 p.m. CST

    no it isn't big enough

    by wyvern

    Thats what she said...wait nevermind.The tb does seem bigger then it has been lately.So thats at least something.No I can't recall a guitar before.I do think Hank and Dean are brothers and are most likely both Dr. Ventures.Especially after last weeks episode with Dr. venture saying he took the cancer out of billy's clones DNA.Also after sixteen or so clones he should have noticed different dna.

  • July 7, 2008, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Yes, JohnnyFriendly...

    by digitalcos

    Pretty sure the one on top was a dude. Poor Dean...<p>"I say follow your dreams. Even if they are about a giant spider with your father's head and he's always trying to steal your penis."

  • July 7, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Demi Moore as Dr. Girlfriend

    by Chief Joseph

    She's even got the voice already! And I second Ray Romano. (Of course, a live-action VB movie would probably be a disaster like Aeon Flux was.)

  • July 7, 2008, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Drew

    by wyvern

    She/he might have been a dude with alittle hair on the chest...thats why dean said he/she was the weredile

  • July 7, 2008, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Not a dude

    by Chief Joseph

    Where are you guys getting that from? Just because she stuffed her bra?

  • July 7, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Well...

    by digitalcos

    -The stuffed bra<p> -The man-hate in the camp<p> -The mysterious "semi-identical" twin reference<p> -The general creepiness of the whole situation<p> -Because, wouldn't that be Dean's luck?

  • July 7, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    joseph

    by wyvern

    probably not just speculating and trying to keep this tb somewhat alive.

  • July 7, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST

    @digitalcos

    by Chief Joseph

    The stuffed-bra thing is just a visual joke on teenage girls. Semi-identical twins are a real thing, BTW. I think it's much funnier that Dean freaked out because his naivete made him believe the attempted seduction was an "attack".

  • July 8, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Freeze Frame is Your Friend

    by lagomorph

    There was side boob on Drew. Not a dude. Just a joke that she wasn't what "she appeared to be" and that this was probably Dean's first boob. Also, all chicks are wereodiles.

  • July 8, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Female Mirror Image = Sister?!?!?

    by MGTHEDJ

    I laughed so hard watching this one. And nobody has mentioned the aircraft! Quymm flies an SR-71 (and it's pink too.)<p>KCViking: the line from the yard sale episode about Depeche Mode is a CLASSIC!!!<p> Now about Dr. Mrs. Monarch's voice, it is based on Tony Curtis, who was in "Some Like It Hot."-----later-----m

  • July 8, 2008, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Bang Clyde!

    by sevenrivera

    Good one Hank.

  • July 8, 2008, 9:28 p.m. CST

    MGTHEDJ

    by KCViking

    Crap! I completely missed the Depeche Mode line.I think I missed about 10 minutes of every ep. 'cause I was laughing... I've gotta go back and watch season 1 again! I had it on good authority(stfuDonny & harrys_site_sucks) that this was a well written show, but , no one mentioned how fuckin' hilarious it was! I'm off to watch again before this t.b. becomes too spoilerific for this V.B. newbie.

  • July 8, 2008, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah...

    by KCViking

    could someone tell me how break up my posts into paragraphs? Can't seem to figure it out...not the sharpest tool in the shed. Thanks in advance.

  • July 8, 2008, 10:14 p.m. CST

    KCViking: paragraphs

    by MGTHEDJ

    It's old HTML. Type < p > but with out the spaces. And don't put a space between the period and the next sentence.-----later-----m