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Jun 9, 2008, 01:28 PM
 
I liked this one a lot more then the first one too. Not that the first one was bad... this one was just better.

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Jun 9, 2008, 01:37 PM
 
Huh, weird. I thought the first one was funnier.

I am highly amused by the Monarch, though.
     
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Jun 9, 2008, 10:08 PM
 
It was a good episode, but I thought it ended abruptly. Thaddeus' flashback of his father's...
 


Overall, I guess the first episode an 8.5 and this one a 7.5.

Oh yeah. "I love mein job!"

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Jun 10, 2008, 09:29 AM
 
Damn you. Goodbye $25.

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Jun 10, 2008, 11:24 AM
 
And now I'm pissed that I missed the chance to get a guild of calamitous intent shirt.

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Jun 10, 2008, 01:17 PM
 
It saddens me to actually say that I've been disappointed by this new season. Barely cracked a smile with these latest episodes - which makes me very sad as I've held VB as one of the best shows ever made. I really, really, really want to keep loving it...
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Jun 10, 2008, 03:34 PM
 
Really?

It seems right in line with the second season to me... which I felt was slightly worse then the first, but still great.

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Jun 10, 2008, 04:00 PM
 
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Really?

It seems right in line with the second season to me... which I felt was slightly worse then the first, but still great.
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Jun 10, 2008, 10:27 PM
 
I know what you mean, but I wonder if it's fair to say 'worse.' The first season was unlike any other show out there, and it was a great show. The second season wasn't unlike any other show, since we had come to know what to expect from VB, but it was still great. It's not VB's fault that the element of uniqueness was gone, but it's still hard to compare with that first season.

It's still like the best show, tho. seriously.
     
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Jun 10, 2008, 10:33 PM
 
I vote season 2 over season 1.

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Jun 16, 2008, 06:56 AM
 
So, I'm not a fan of all these backstory episodes. Leave a little to the imagination, please.
 
     
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Jun 16, 2008, 09:07 AM
 
I like them, but I agree, let's have some real-time episodes now.

I think they're trying to re-introduce most of the characters differently since it's been such a large gap since the last season.

It had me laughing several times. I enjoyed it.
     
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Jun 16, 2008, 11:05 AM
 
Pathetic episode. I said after the first episode not to over-do these history episodes, and it took them all of two episodes to do it again -- and it wasn't even that great because even if the backstory was good, there was next to no laughs. Other than the S.P.H.I.N.X. thing, (which had more pop-culture references in a single scene than a Family Guy episode, and twice as artfully done) it was a snore-fest.

Seriously, I thought backstory was shown because it was needed or funny. This was neither. And it ruined the great urban legend they weaved in Victor. Echo. November. last season.
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Jun 16, 2008, 11:06 AM
 
Oh, this week's shirt sucks, too.
and i haven't received my first one yet
     
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Jun 16, 2008, 11:15 AM
 
I agree. It didn't make me cringe.... but was almost completely without laughs. I liked seeing just what the hell was up with Quizboy and Mr. White, but their tale was not very funny.

The G.I. JOE spoof was the best part by far, and I had already seen it in the preview.

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Jun 16, 2008, 01:39 PM
 
Well, here's hoping next episode won't take place entirely in the past.
     
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Jun 16, 2008, 01:43 PM
 
**** that, here's hoping none of it takes place in the past.
     
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Jun 16, 2008, 01:51 PM
 
Easy there, muchacho...
     
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Jun 16, 2008, 01:55 PM
 
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Easy there, muchacho...
     
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Jun 16, 2008, 02:00 PM
 
Well, flashbacks to the past have always been an important part of the show... so I don't think they need to get rid of the flashbacks altogether... but they really need to get back to some good old Venture family action. We're three episodes in and we have yet to see much of Brock, or the twins, or Doctor Orpheus.

I have a feeling that we'll see a series of episodes that gets the Monarch back as Dr. Ventures arch enemy, so we do have that to look forward to.

They also haven't added any real new characters yet. Enough with the explanations of the old ones.... we want some cool new ones. Wacky characters are one of the key draws of the show.
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Jun 16, 2008, 02:07 PM
 
I need to see some "Dia de Los Dangerous!"-like ass kicking.
     
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Jun 16, 2008, 02:10 PM
 
I know us Venture-heads expected the new season to have us in stitches already, and the long-ass wait certainly didn't help things, but we must remain confident that it's former glory will return!

Edit: From Jackson Publick's blog about last-night's episode.

For the record, I wouldn't have aired this one third in an ideal world, but production deadlines forced our invisible hand. While I'm quite proud of the episode, I worry that throwing another secondary character/flashback-heavy episode at you guys so soon after our Monarch-centric premiere could be a bit confusing--or, worse yet, kind of disappointing--and the episode mightn't get judged fairly on its own merits. But whatever...hopefully you're all into it. And if you're not, there's always next week's episode, "Home Is Where The Hate Is," which is a super-hot Doc & Jackson joint script (and, for no particular reason, probably the most beautifully animated episode of The Venture Bros. ever) and would have aired third if not for the fact that we're still mixing it!
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Jun 16, 2008, 02:43 PM
 
Nice insight. I did think this seemed uncharacteristically dumb.

If they're still mixing episode 4, I wonder what that means about the other ones? Are they going to split up the season?

BTW sek, as cool as The Nozzle gag was, it reeked of the "Ignore me!" one from last season.
     
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Jun 16, 2008, 02:52 PM
 
What made the scene for me was when Col. Hunter said he had no idea what the hell it was.

"Just a standard, uhhh..."

I get what you're saying though, very similar jokes.
     
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Jun 16, 2008, 02:56 PM
 
Sadly, that part reminded me of the of Victor. Echo. November.

"Billy how did you get that hand?"

"That's a good question.
I have no idea."

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Jun 16, 2008, 02:59 PM
 
I have to say that now I know
 
I'm less happy than Billy not remembering at all.
     
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Jun 16, 2008, 03:06 PM
 
Exactly. The mystique of the urban legends should have been preserved for at least another season.

I really hope this isn't a case of Jackson Public giving in to a few curious fans.

Edit: The episode also went into overkill mode once it started mentioning Sorayama and Sheila. And Doc Venture's appearance seemed to be for the mere purpose of keeping the show namesake from being AWOL.

Sorry, Jackson. The problems are worse than a premature release.
     
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Jun 16, 2008, 03:16 PM
 
Agreed, mentioning Sorayama and having Dr. G in Phantom Limb's office was total overkill.

I still laughed at the Guild of Collegic Investors line by Limb, though.
     
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Jun 16, 2008, 08:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Oh my God. I paused at this exact frame last night while watching Dia de Los Dangerous! with my girlfriend. Freaky.

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Jun 17, 2008, 11:38 AM
 
I had to rewatch that episode as soon as I mentioned it here. Thank god I keep it on my iPod.

So Erik, were you anywhere near as pessimistic about the last episode as some of us?
     
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Jun 17, 2008, 11:49 AM
 
Yeah, it was weird having Brock go right out from under Hunter to the Venture family.

I thought he was supposed to be this big legend? How would that happen if he never even worked alone?

That was a lame retcon.

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Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
The G.I. JOE spoof was the best part by far, and I had already seen it in the preview.
Hey! The Village People called... I LOLed.

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Jun 17, 2008, 03:17 PM
 
From tv.com
Jackson Publick had originally planned to air this episode as the penultimate episode of season 2, before "Showdown at Cremation Creek" was expanded to a two-parter. The episode was then bumped to Season 3.
That would have been even worse.
     
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Jun 17, 2008, 09:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Nice insight. I did think this seemed uncharacteristically dumb.

If they're still mixing episode 4, I wonder what that means about the other ones? Are they going to split up the season?

BTW sek, as cool as The Nozzle gag was, it reeked of the "Ignore me!" one from last season.
One of my favorite gags ever.

     
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Jun 18, 2008, 09:50 AM
 
Particularly when he does it to the baby.
     
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Jun 23, 2008, 02:49 PM
 
*Doesn't know what to say*
     
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Jun 23, 2008, 02:52 PM
 
Don't know what to say about what?

Last nights episode?

I loved it myself. My favorite of the new season by far.

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Jun 23, 2008, 03:35 PM
 
The Ray Romano comment was classic.

**** this ****ing time travel.
     
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Jun 23, 2008, 03:36 PM
 
Same here, I knew Sgt. Hatred was creepy, but man....he's creepy.

The back and forth between Hatred and Dr. Venture was classic, Brock watching a PBS special about a giant crossbow (which I've seen) "I wanna see them fire this thing, it's HUGE!"

Not hilarious by comparison to the best of the previous season but back on track nonetheless.

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Jun 23, 2008, 08:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
The Ray Romano comment was classic.
My favorite part.

Best of the season by far.
     
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Jun 23, 2008, 09:14 PM
 
I personally hope they have a Jonas Venture Jr. episode soon - we haven't seen much of him so far this season, and episodes involving the other Venture brother are always quite good IMO.

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Jun 26, 2008, 11:11 PM
 
Heh, badass.

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Jun 26, 2008, 11:12 PM
 
So jealous. Oh well, Killinger shirt will suit me fine.

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I thought the tag would be yellow?

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It's actually a metallic gold, but the iMac camera and poor lighting negated that.
     
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Jun 26, 2008, 11:25 PM
 
More likely the built in auto-wb got confused

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Jun 26, 2008, 11:33 PM
 
Is there an option to turn off the screen flash? That's half the problem.
     
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Pretty good episode last night. Loved Dr. Girlfriend's crazy outfit. Hated the obvious/predictable ending to the episode.
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