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‘This Is What
You Call Vengeance???’
A Colbert-Free

I am – Hercules!!
“That’s for calling Ook-Ook a monkey!!” We learn how Jonas Venture captured Spider-Skull Island in a prologue that roundly mocks “You Only Live Twice.” Billy Quizboy meets The Action Man and the rest of Old Team Venture. And Dick Cavett turns up! Hear Not-Stephen Colbert play Richard Impossible! Wait till 11:30 p.m. Sunday to watch it on Cartoon Network, or just watch it now with fewer commercials here.

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  • July 25, 2008, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Not Stephen Colbert

    by conniebrean1

    How Sad. Did he leave at some point? I haven't followed the show since Season 1.

  • July 25, 2008, 4:39 p.m. CST


    by thelivingsunset

    One of the creators' blogs said that He wasn't interested in the role any longer.

  • July 25, 2008, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Didn't realize he did the voice

    by Heckles

    ...and don't much give a squirt. Venture Bros. rules.

  • July 25, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Blasten mallowmares ...My man Tits are back!!

    by wyvern

    Another great episode.Fave stuff for mewas the pirate not covering up his one eye till sally went "invisible".The workers having a muntiny.Action Mans entrance and being told to "Tone it down a notch".Also Rusty's "compassion" towards his brother and Brocks reaction.

  • July 25, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Blasted mallowmars

    by wyvern

    Damn typos and improper spacing.

  • July 25, 2008, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Can't watch it outside of US?

    by deadnotsleeping

    This is complete spamming, I know. But when I was having trouble watching Dr. Horrible, people put me on to "hotspot shield". Eventually I did not need it for that viewing but I found I could *finally* watch Venture Bros eps with it and that made it some valuable information passed on. I appreciated it a lot, so I'd thought I'd do the same. Not going to link it but google it, if you like. I won't post this again, sorry.

  • July 25, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Another hilarious episode.

    by fiester

    So much good stuff in there.

  • July 25, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST

    So who does the voice??

    by skimn

    Does it come close? With his work on Venture and Harvey Birdman, Colbert's voice is pretty distinctive.

  • July 25, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST

    cant wait for their take on watchmen

    by bacci40

    next season...cuz its gonna rock...and fuck colbert...he wins a peabody and thinks his shit doesnt stink anymore...well it does, cuz i smelled it

  • July 25, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST

    If I recall, Jackson never actually talked to Colbert

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    but was merely contacted by one of Colbert's assistans who said Colbert wasn't interested. Jackson seems pretty cool about it and just assumed the assistant in question probably never heard of Venture Bros and preemptively declined. Be that the case or not, Jackson's a class act for not making a feud out of this. And the guy who did Colbert's voice did a pretty good substitution.

  • July 25, 2008, 6:08 p.m. CST

    I was hoping the Monarch would crash the party

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    based on the end of last week's episode. But, I suspect the shows are still being aired a little out of order this season, and thus explaining why there's no mention of the Monarch trial-henching Jonas Jr. at this point.

  • July 25, 2008, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Bah, americans hate foreigners..

    by DarthScotland

    ..cant watch coz im international like... booo i say boooooo. And there is no region 2 dvd of seasons 1 and 2, suckage. I'll have to download it then, the horror.

  • July 25, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST coverage of the torchwood panel?

    by bacci40

    just curious if aicners went

  • July 25, 2008, 7:15 p.m. CST

    dont blame adult swim

    by bacci40

    blame wierd copyright laws...i cant watch the bbc or ctv online i gotta wait till who and degrassi hit the torrents

  • July 25, 2008, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Chris McCulloch = Richard Impossible

    by cripeman

    Another awesome edition of VB. Glad Col.Gentleman is still alive and kicking yam sacks.

  • July 25, 2008, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Richard Impossible sounds pretty much the same.

    by fiester

    It's too bad they lost Colbert, but they managed it just fine.

  • July 25, 2008, 7:57 p.m. CST


    by fiester

    Did you notice he sucker-punched Rusty and said it was for breaking his "step daughters" heart? <p> So I guess he knows he was not the father of Dr. Quymn?

  • July 25, 2008, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Did you notice

    by BrainFart

    how they bleeped out what decade they were in. ninteen-bleep-nine. weird. maybe rusty is a clone too, cuz it shows him at about age 13 or so. we could do the math so it doesnt make much sense to bleep out the year.

  • July 25, 2008, 8:19 p.m. CST


    by Rumpel Tumskin

    JJ was kind of a dick in this episode. I liked him better being totally superior to Rusty in every way. I hope it was just the stress of the opening.

  • July 25, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Jackson did the voice

    by Chief Joseph

    Jackson Publick did the voice himself and was just as good as Colbert; I wouldn't have noticed he had a different voice if it hadn't been pointed out here. Fuck Colbert.

  • July 25, 2008, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Tell The Truth...

    by Resurrected

    ...You were just trying to kill yerself weren't you? ANOTHER fantastic ep., OG Team Venture action (didn't think Gentleman's gay ass would make a comeback, guess there's too many people who need a "Smack in the mouth" to let hoim go) Also shocked & glad to see Action Man still kickin'

  • July 25, 2008, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Nipple slip

    by coolhanderik

    I could've sworn I saw a little bit of sally nip. Loved the moment at the end on the plane between Rusty and Brock. Also, I'm pretty sure I heard them say it was 1969. Did anyone think JJ's voice sounded kind of different this episode?

  • July 25, 2008, 10:03 p.m. CST

    JJ's voice

    by fiester

    Has been the most inconsistent in the show. Initially he sounded pretty much exactly like Dr. Venture only more evil. Then they seemed to be trying to make him sound like Charlton Heston. Now I don't know which direction they're going with his voice.

  • July 26, 2008, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Harry and Dean poking impossible

    by kungfuhustler84

    and giggling. so funny to me

  • July 26, 2008, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Did anyone else see it as well ?

    by clever

    Did anyone else notice the picture that Richard Impossible is looking at ? It has him, Jonas Sr., a man I think is Major Tom, and the members of the Venture Boy Brigade ( not sure of spelling the words are hard to make out ) .... Phantom Limb and the Alchemist !!!

  • July 26, 2008, 9:01 a.m. CST

    I Think It's in one of the Top 3 Episodes

    by Aquatarkusman

    For the three-way between Colonel Gentlmen, Gore Vidal, and Wally Schirra alone.

  • July 26, 2008, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Great episode but

    by Laserhead

    does anybody notice the animation looks a lot looser? The characters faces and expressions became more exaggerated and not as tight or classically rigid as designed.

  • July 26, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Colbert Schmolbert

    by Nohomo

    He was unnoticeable in the previous episodes and he's not missed now. Good episode, even though I secretly hate JJ.

  • July 26, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    I hate this show

    by kenjinattix

    Get the fuck out of here. Had you going though. Huh? Had you going.

  • July 26, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST

    I didn't even notice it was't him at first...

    by DanielKurland

    Really loved this episode and the return of Richard Impossible. I would have liked to have seen the island explode at the end or for Richard to have killed himself, just because the show has the courage to do stuff like that. Was Jonas Jr.'s voice different too?

  • July 26, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Bacci40, about season 4....

    by DanielKurland

    Has it been confirmed that season 4 is influenced by the Watchmen, or are you just making a guess based on how much of this season has been flashback/backstory?

  • July 26, 2008, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Alchemist and Phantom Limb in photo...

    by DanielKurland

    How the FUCK did you catch that? We've never seen either of those characters from that particular age, but you can just tell by their faces that it's them. Ridiculous.

  • July 26, 2008, 1:40 p.m. CST

    S.T.F.U. Donny...

    by KCViking

    Re-watched Season 1 last week...funnier the second time! Buying Season 2 tomorrow. Hope to be caught up by next week so I can jump into the t.b's w/out fear of spoilers or looking like a complete idiot(oops,too late for that,I suppose). Later.

  • July 26, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST


    by TheAllSeeingEye

    Knows Col.Gentlemen isn't her father. In her flashback she called him Horace.<br><br> Anyways, that was a funny episode although I thought last weeks was better. I want the Monarch to get his own show.

  • July 26, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Proxy, proxy, who has a proxy...

    by Kelvington

    For everyone outside the US who wants to watch these, or vise-versa, you might try or you could buy, a program called "Hide My IP", and using the premium service pick the country of origin you want your IP to come from.<P><P> I've used both from time to time with great success. <P><P>On the show front, another great episode. I would like them to add some more voice talent though, I'm sure the budget is tight, but the only quibble I have with the show is too many times the voices sound too close to each other. And can't Warburton do more voices than his own? I mean come on, even Yeardley Smith has done more than one voice, once in a while. Other than that, great show!

  • July 26, 2008, 8:09 p.m. CST


    by neglekted

    You've taken the words from my mouth. The voice talent is stretched too thin. Urbaniak is probably their best voice actor, and he does like three characters. They should get Brendan Small to do more voicework, like he did in season two. Major asset to the show, they should try their utmost to work around his busy Metalocalypse schedule. I'm missing him far more than Colbert.

  • July 26, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST

    KCViking, good man, put all other priorities aside

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    and get your ass to Mars..err..I mean caught up. I think you'll REALLY enjoy season two as the guys realized they weren't working with one season and were going to have some breathing room as far as expanding their boundaries. This is where I feel they really take off with creating fun story archs and honing their skills creating group dynamic "Victor Echo November" MAY be my favorite from Season two as I feel it best displays those very qualities I speak of.

  • July 26, 2008, 8:25 p.m. CST

    The Alchemist and Phantom Limb catch

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    was amazing, and I bow down to those who caught it. It puts my fandom to shame. Heh. But that still leaves one character in the photo unaccounted for: the beefy guy in the V sweater.

  • July 26, 2008, 8:27 p.m. CST

    In regards to the original Team Venture

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    I was amazed to notice Kano(sp) would "speak" whenever they went "Go Team Venture." I wonder if that's an animation error or if he would mouth it with the team as a symbol of unity. Also, I miss the other Old Team Venture logo from season 1/2 as opposed to the one used in this episode. I wonder the reason for the change...

  • July 26, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST

    great timing putting this out during the weekend of the con

    by bacci40

    great epi...go team venture

  • July 26, 2008, 10 p.m. CST making a huge guess

    by bacci40

    and some huge wishing...and did everyone catch the omen reference?

  • July 27, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Does anyone else suspect that perhaps...

    by fiester

    Jonas Venture Sr. is not actually dead and will be reappearing in the cliffhanger ending of Season 3? Hmmmm?

  • July 27, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST

    The other guy is Col. Manstrong

    by chiggs598

    The guys in the picture are Richard Impossible, Phantom Limb, the Alchemist and Col. Manstrong, the astronaut from the space station.

  • July 27, 2008, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Also a Watchmen reference

    by chiggs598

    You catch Jonas Venture, Sr.'s picture with Kennedy, shaking hands, surrounded by the other heroes and stuff. Kinda like that panel from Watchmen.

  • July 27, 2008, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Gore Vidal and Wally Schirra

    by shermanium65

    wow. best line ever.

  • July 27, 2008, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Oh and what has become of the Human Torch guy?

    by fiester

    He has not been seen since the "IGNORE ME!" episode.

  • July 27, 2008, 6:04 p.m. CST

    The Gentleman...

    by Chief Joseph

    I kind of wish he'd stayed dead, because he had the most hilarious death ever and this retcons it.

  • July 28, 2008, 12:10 a.m. CST

    I love this show!!!!

    by sassycal20

    My favorite character has got to Brock Sampson because he is one tough mofo on that show. I still don't know how many times Dean and Hank have died and how the hell did Dr. Venture make copies of them. But the guys who make the show good have got to be the two henchmen of The Monarch, they are hilarious. lol Hey, do you guys know what tonight's episode was talking about?! I missesd the beginning of it. Please fill me in and I need some details too. Thanks! ;)

  • July 28, 2008, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Also, A Subtle Call-Back to the Tag Sale Episode

    by Aquatarkusman

    With Brock and Doc's exchange about the situation being a powder keg ready to explode, and the beatnik/hippie guy in a turtleneck (whose fat behind Baron Underbheit kicked to precipitate the tag sale melee) making a re-appearance in the background characters at Jonas Jr.'s party.

  • July 28, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST

    "Action, action, action!"

    by Raymar

    Whenever the Action man killed someone, hilarious! But why was Brisbee still alive?

  • July 28, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    "Jonas Venture Sr. is not actually dead"

    by PensiveWombat

    I can't believe no one else has noticed this. It's not even all that hidden:<br> First episode of the season: The Guild quickly changes the subject when Monarch asks them if they killed Jonas Sr. I.e. he's not actually dead.<br> Third episode of the season: The Guild assigns a way too competent Brock to guard Rusty. Why would they do that, unless they want Rusty alive? I.e. not only is Jonas Sr. alive, but he's in The Guild!<br> Previous seasons: Remember, The Guild never cleared Monarch to arch Rusty, and they made Dr. Mrs. The Monarch make Monarch give up arching Rusty as a condition to marry her. Why would they continue to want to keep him alive?<br> Therefore: Jonas Sr. is alive, and is in The Guild. Bank on it.<br> P.S. Anyone have a rip of the season opener to compare The Guild's outlines? Given some of the ridiculous hats they wear, and the ridiculous hats the original Team Venture wears, I'm surprised no one has tried giving it a whirl to see if anything matches up.

  • July 28, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST


    by MCVamp

    I'm not so sure Jonas Sr. is alive, but with all the face time he's gotten this season I wouldn't discount it either. Before Brock, Myra was pretty damn competent as well before going nuts. Jonas definitely had ties to the Guild we haven't seen that tie into Rusty's Blanket but I don't think he's IN the Guild, at least not as David Bowie's subordinate. David Bowie was at that key party in the Dr. Quymn episode, dammit (the "pretty thing" Colonel Gentleman was lusting after.) There's a link in there somewhere. God I love this show.

  • July 28, 2008, 7:02 p.m. CST

    **Looks Up**

    by Resurrected

    If that's so then this is all leading up to an Original Team Venture vs. "New" Team Venture/Triad faceoff finale?

  • July 28, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    OTV vs TV would be hella cool...

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    The season finale ("The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together") is apparently a two-part episode...

  • July 28, 2008, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Dr. Henry Killinger is the Key

    by Mixiboi

    If Jonas Sr is alive, and is behind the Guild, then Dr. Henry Killinger trying to turn Rusty to the dark side is alot deeper then we thought....

  • July 28, 2008, 11:58 p.m. CST

    next episode

    by wyvern

    Just saw the preview and it looks like it continues from last weeks episode of the monarch attacking jonas jr.Looked pretty good.

  • July 29, 2008, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Genius, genius, genius!

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    That was SO good! One of the best episodes ever. Well done!!