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Jun 30, 2008, 01:40 PM
 
I've never been a fan of them. At least when Brock was talking to them it was slightly more bearable.

Last night's episode was the best so far, I was pretty sleepy when it aired so I'm gonna watch it again on Adult Swim.com today to refresh my memory.

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Jun 30, 2008, 01:41 PM
 
I rationalize such a thing that it's the Onassis thing.
     
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Jun 30, 2008, 01:42 PM
 
I like the Moppets. Not a ton, but enough to justify the amount of screen time they have been getting.

I want to see more new characters.

And what was the deal with the teen in the last episode. I'm guessing it's Brocks kid, right? But who is the mom? I feel like I missed some clue.

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Jun 30, 2008, 01:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
And what was the deal with the teen in the last episode. I'm guessing it's Brocks kid, right? But who is the mom? I feel like I missed some clue.
That's the predictable implication they went with.

I haven't rewatched the episode, but the voice reminded me of Manstrong's mom. Not saying it's her, just who it reminded me of.
     
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Jun 30, 2008, 02:04 PM
 
I love how Dean beat the crap outta that kid. Looks like he might get Triana after all.
     
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Jun 30, 2008, 02:07 PM
 
I'm waiting for Trianna's friend to show up as a villain. We need more Hank and Dean.

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Jun 30, 2008, 02:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I love how Dean beat the crap outta that kid. Looks like he might get Triana after all.
They totally hinted at that when she told him he was cute sometimes.

Loved the Suicidegirls comment, BTW.


Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
I'm waiting for Trianna's friend to show up as a villain.
That would be kickass.

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We need more Hank and Dean.
Well maybe one day when they get their own show...
     
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Jun 30, 2008, 11:00 PM
 
I dunno. This episode was probably the best this season, but nowhere near as good as something like 'Tag Sale, You're It.'

This season is really killing my perspective on all the characters. I used to think Brock was a well-traveled super spy, Thaddeus was (at least partially) a super scientist and supervillains like the Monarch and Sgt. Hate were actually villainous. Now it just seams like these are all just regular people with bad jobs and strange costumes. Where are the capers? The intrigue? The save-the-world adventures? I'm getting tired of wading through backstory. I want to see some action that's bizarre on different levels, like the Bowie-laced 'Ghosts of the Sargasso.' Or are we just going to watch the same eight characters rub up against each other all season?
     
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Jul 1, 2008, 09:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by KeyLimePi View Post
I dunno. This episode was probably the best this season, but nowhere near as good as something like 'Tag Sale, You're It.'
Funny you should mention that, as I felt compelled to rewatch that yesterday, Probably one of the best episodes as far as the Monarch's dialogue goes. You see the full spectrum of mundane to villainy.

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This season is really killing my perspective on all the characters. I used to think Brock was a well-traveled super spy, Thaddeus was (at least partially) a super scientist and supervillains like the Monarch and Sgt. Hate were actually villainous. Now it just seams like these are all just regular people with bad jobs and strange costumes. Where are the capers? The intrigue? The save-the-world adventures? I'm getting tired of wading through backstory. I want to see some action that's bizarre on different levels, like the Bowie-laced 'Ghosts of the Sargasso.' Or are we just going to watch the same eight characters rub up against each other all season?
Now you're speaking my language. It seems like every episode they're forcefully adding backstory and promoting a story arc, things that they did well in Season 1, partly because it was limited in scope. Now, it seems like backstory and story arc is their only goal, instead of the crazy situations and awesome fights (punctuated by moments of the ridiculously mundane).


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Jul 1, 2008, 11:04 PM
 
Agreed.

And damn! When did you create that sig. I swear I don't remember it (sigh...off to create yet another sig).
     
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Jul 2, 2008, 09:08 AM
 
Originally Posted by KeyLimePi View Post
Agreed.

And damn! When did you create that sig. I swear I don't remember it (sigh...off to create yet another sig).
I create like 30 sigs a week. I probably used it in the first half of '07.

Anyway, keep yours. No one knows (or cares), and it's technically more accurate.
     
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Jul 7, 2008, 09:41 AM
 
Now that's more like it.
     
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Jul 7, 2008, 11:13 AM
 
Yeah, that was my favorite so far. The last three have all been great.

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Jul 7, 2008, 11:46 AM
 
Indeed, great episode.

Native #1: "I was putting fake blood all over my costume, where were you?"
Native #2 "I was getting my ass handed to me by a f**king Orangutan!"

Also, Dean almost getting double-teamed by British twins? What's going on here?

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Jul 7, 2008, 11:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Indeed, great episode.

Native #1: "I was putting fake blood all over my costume, where were you?"
Native #2 "I was getting my ass handed to me by a f**king Orangutan!"
Yes, I thought that was one of the strongest endings I can remember.

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Also, Dean almost getting double-teamed by British twins? What's going on here?.
I think our Boy Adventurer will soon be a man.


I was struck by what to me would be the first use of CG for the planes at the end.
     
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Jul 7, 2008, 11:53 AM
 
Yeah, when they turned in opposite directions it had a very "futurama-esque" feel to it.

Also Brock got a new nickname.... "Supercut" (or Supercuts? can't remember)
     
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Jul 7, 2008, 11:57 AM
 
So, who else thinks that Dr. Qwuen (sp?) is Ventures half-sister? I thought it was pretty obvious, but I've read some other comments and no one else seems to think so. I mean, she has the exact same hair color and we see her mom shagging Jonus Venture and hints that Colonel Gentleman is gay... so...

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Jul 7, 2008, 12:00 PM
 
Could be, which might explain why the writers didn't allow Rusty any boot-ay in that episode.
     
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Jul 7, 2008, 12:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Yeah, when they turned in opposite directions it had a very "futurama-esque" feel to it.
I thought it was extremely well done.

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Also Brock got a new nickname.... "Supercut" (or Supercuts? can't remember)
****, I missed that. I think it was a moment where I lost what she said thaks to traffic outside.

Let's hear it for the accurate but awful saggy boobs.

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So, who else thinks that Dr. Qwuen (sp?) is Ventures half-sister? I thought it was pretty obvious, but I've read some other comments and no one else seems to think so. I mean, she has the exact same hair color and we see her mom shagging Jonus Venture and hints that Colonel Gentleman is gay... so...
Yeah, it crossed my mind. For a second a thought there might be a connection between her and Dean as well.
     
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Jul 7, 2008, 12:14 PM
 
Supercuts... yeah, that was it. I about died. I loved that character. Ginny or whatever her name was. She was so all over the place.

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Jul 7, 2008, 12:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Could be, which might explain why the writers didn't allow Rusty any boot-ay in that episode.
With them beating the pedophile thing to death, I don't put actual incest past them, especially with a half sibling. Hell, Dean saw second base.
     
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Jul 7, 2008, 12:19 PM
 
I have to admit that I kind of bit my tongue when they flashed back to Venture's swinger party, luckily it was short and sweet and not another episode full of backstory.
     
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Jul 7, 2008, 12:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I have to admit that I kind of bit my tongue when they flashed back to Venture's swinger party, luckily it was short and sweet and not another episode full of backstory.
Yeah, thankfully it was more Ghosts of the Sargasso style: brief and regarding the old generation.
     
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Jul 8, 2008, 08:10 AM
 
"Go Team Boobies!"

I, too, agree that the ending was the funniest yet. I LOLed.

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Jul 9, 2008, 02:42 PM
 
Do you think Dr. Venture's revelation of how long it's been since he's had sex is an indication of the boys' true age?
     
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Jul 9, 2008, 02:45 PM
 
It's been hinted before that their age doesn't line up right with their actual birth date.

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Jul 9, 2008, 02:51 PM
 
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Do you think Dr. Venture's revelation of how long it's been since he's had sex is an indication of the boys' true age?
I thought he meant the time since he met that girl last and kissed her in the doll house. He had a major crush on her.
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Jul 9, 2008, 02:51 PM
 
The boys have been around since the 1970s, if the flashback death montage is to be believed.

He was referring to the time since he last got some. If he had been counting since that kiss it would have been longer than 19 years.

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Jul 9, 2008, 02:52 PM
 
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Do you think Dr. Venture's revelation of how long it's been since he's had sex is an indication of the boys' true age?
How long did he say? I thought I heard him say 11 years...
     
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Jul 9, 2008, 02:57 PM
 
So are they splitting this season up or are we going to get all 13 episodes in a row? (or close)

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Jul 9, 2008, 03:52 PM
 
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The boys have been around since the 1970s, if the flashback death montage is to be believed.
Which one was that?

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How long did he say? I thought I heard him say 11 years...
I thought it was 19. I can re-check once I get home.
     
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Which one was that?
First episode 2nd season. It also reveals that the boys think they're 16, but in actuality they are..
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I thought it was 19. I can re-check once I get home.
That's their age.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
First episode 2nd season. It also reveals that the boys think they're 16, but in actuality they are.
I vaguely remember something about Brock giving the boys driver's licenses and them commenting on the year of birth.
     
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Jul 9, 2008, 07:05 PM
 
That was their compound ID cards (which were all charred) in the second episode of season 2.
     
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Jul 14, 2008, 04:46 PM
 
Well, what did you guys think of last night's episode?

I found it very dark, one of the darkest episodes of the show yet.

Some of the dialogue between Brock and the tiny man was hilarious. Tiny man: "So is that the way people are wearing their hair now?" Poor Brock.

Another good line was from Jefferson Twilight: "You just gonna let some ATARI bitch tell you 'GAME OVER?"

Not overtly hilarious, but entertaining nonetheless. Especially the poop rocket at the end.
     
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Jul 14, 2008, 06:44 PM
 
I liked it. Took a while to payoff, but it was great when it did. Will probably be better with repeat watching.

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Jul 14, 2008, 06:56 PM
 
I watched it first at Adult Swim.com yesterday afternoon and I watched it again when it aired last night. The second viewing was indeed more enjoyable, losta stuff to miss.
     
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Jul 15, 2008, 01:11 AM
 
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Jul 15, 2008, 07:18 PM
 
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Jul 21, 2008, 03:33 AM
 
Has anyone else noticed they've done away with a long opening in the last few episodes?

Tonight's show was funny, but I really am not enjoying what they've done with the Monarch so far. Though the star wars scene was great.
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Jul 21, 2008, 03:13 PM
 
Good episode, from what I remember. I was half-asleep at 10:30...

Gonna have to watch it again today on AdultSwim to get the full effect.
     
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Has anyone else noticed they've done away with a long opening in the last few episodes?
I was going to mention that too. It's sooo much better than the 50 second long intro-a-thon that season 1 had.

Great episode.

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Jul 22, 2008, 07:44 AM
 
That was an ace episode. Not much in the way of plot, but very entertaining. Even though the Casio beat did get on my nerves.

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