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Nov 23, 2009, 10:44 AM
 
I don't know if one can say The Monarch has eased up - he's still pursuing Dr. Venture pretty vigorously. I'm really liking 21's new dynamic, including the fact that he can work with the boys while still carrying out The Monarch's overriding goals. We haven't seen enough Orpheus, and what's happening with Triana? Of course, it goes without saying we need Brock back ASAP.

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Nov 23, 2009, 10:50 AM
 
Yeah, Triana is a definite question mark. But with regards to the The Monarch, last season, could you have envisioned him snatching Doc V ad then letting him go for a doctor's appointment? That's what I mean. I guess the best way to sum it up is: He's playing by the Guild rules.
     
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Nov 23, 2009, 06:25 PM
 
This was the best episode this season! The dialog was great. The story was solid!

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Nov 24, 2009, 12:20 AM
 
Well I guess we now know the answer to the age old question "Which person in the Scooby Doo gang has herpes?".

I can sleep soundly now that I know.
     
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Nov 24, 2009, 10:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Yeah, Triana is a definite question mark. But with regards to the The Monarch, last season, could you have envisioned him snatching Doc V ad then letting him go for a doctor's appointment? That's what I mean. I guess the best way to sum it up is: He's playing by the Guild rules.
The whole technicality within the guild rules thing is a bit overplayed at this point, but they paid off the gag at the end by having the Monarch be responsible for the shrink's death.

I do think this is the best episode of the season by far. It felt very old school in what has been a kind of weird season so far.

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Nov 24, 2009, 11:09 AM
 
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Well I guess we now know the answer to the age old question "Which person in the Scooby Doo gang has herpes?".

I can sleep soundly now that I know.
Hmmm? Unless you're talking about Johnny Quest, I missed the Scooby-Doo reference.
     
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Nov 24, 2009, 01:03 PM
 
It was a conversation they were having in the car when they pulled up to the strip club.

Action Johnny was talking about easy Velma was and that he had the Herpes to prove it.

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Nov 24, 2009, 01:08 PM
 
Thanks, totally missed Velma. Loved the lines though.
     
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Nov 24, 2009, 02:34 PM
 
...but the valley below is quite barren.
     
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Nov 24, 2009, 04:16 PM
 
Also, pedophilia.
     
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Nov 24, 2009, 04:20 PM
 
I'd like Hatred more if they didn't feel that was his most compelling aspect.
     
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Nov 25, 2009, 07:23 AM
 
Yea, he and his 'condition' are a guilty-chuckle at best. Building a whole episode around it is too much for me (haw haw, that 280lbs man likes to rape & torture little boys...haw haw. WTF?) Good dialog. Good casting, but I'm not crazy about the Monarch's yo-yo attitude toward Guild rules. It was funny way back when Dean got testicular torsion, but I liked him better when he was more compulsive about Venture. When the whole 'arching' thing seems like just a job to all the characters then it loses something for me.
     
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Nov 25, 2009, 09:07 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Moving along, I really enjoyed it. There's something very weird about Seth Green playing Hodgman's older brother.
Weird in a good or bad way? I'm not sure that I like him in that part.
     
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Dec 15, 2009, 10:44 AM
 
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Weird in a good or bad way? I'm not sure that I like him in that part.
It was Hodgman who seemed more out of place. He was too low-key for that group.
     
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Dec 15, 2009, 10:46 AM
 
So, I loved the mid-season finale. Overall, I've been blown away by this season so far. They've done an amazing job of reinventing the show without losing too much of its original appeal. Loved the callback to "Tag-sale – You're it!" in the build-up to the fight with Brock and 21.

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Dec 15, 2009, 11:20 AM
 
Yeah, finished very strong.

It's also frustrating, because right as it was getting really interesting they stop. I guess that's the point though.

I love the ghost 24 guiding 21.

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Dec 15, 2009, 12:19 PM
 
Or maybe he is just a figment of 21s imagination?

Anyways, awesome pseudo-finale.

Shore Leave had some excellent lines.

"If you could pull that trigger you totally wouldn't wanna"

"Don't worry, that's why we got Brock Lobster on it."
     
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Dec 15, 2009, 12:23 PM
 
Without talking about BSG (because you know, I haven't finished it), there's mild shades of Gaius and Imaginary Caprica 6 in the 21 and 24 dynamic.
     
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Dec 15, 2009, 12:25 PM
 
21 is the Final Cylon.
     
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Dec 15, 2009, 02:08 PM
 
Great episode. Loved it.
     
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Dec 17, 2009, 08:28 PM
 
Yup, great episode. So is Brock back to bodyguarding the family full time now?

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Mar 31, 2010, 11:47 AM
 
A Delicious Peek at Venture Bros Season 4.5 - venture bros - io9
Over on his blog, Publick drops a whole mess of science. Namely that the show will be back at some unspecified date in August — which he knows sucks. "Don't blame the network," Publick writes. "They couldn't get it on much sooner than that if they tried. Why? Because we suck."

He adds, "we think you're going to really dig these next eight episodes. We seem to have re-embraced the show's sci-fi/comic book/adventure roots, and as much as it was a struggle to write them, they're a whole lot of fun. Lots more development of Hank and Dean, lots of new characters, and lots of old faces returning both triumphantly and trivially."

Oh, and the season finale is gonna be an hour long: "We are currently editing the animatic for what will be a Very Special Venture Bros. Season Finale Hour-Long Extravaganza. Which is another reason why we won't be premiering until August. And why the finale probably won't air until December. But hey — that's an extra half an hour of Venture-y goodness for your patience, right? What we take away with one hand, we give back with the other..."
So, "season finale" implies another season after this? Awesome.
     
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Mar 31, 2010, 12:58 PM
 
I noticed that as well, a little later than I would have hoped but at least we get new episodes before fall.
     
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Jul 26, 2010, 02:06 PM
 
http://io9.com/5595647/jackson-publi...the-new-season

Has Adult Swim ever said to you, "This parody is playing it a little too close. Folks will get litigious?"

Adult Swim will sometimes say "You can't do that," but it's very rarely with characters or other pop cultural allusions. Sadly, it's stuff like, "You have to take the fake UPS logo off the fake UPS guy's hat." We did have a problem with the Batman outfit – we couldn't call him Batman when Hank was wearing it. We also have to be careful with David Bowie [the leader of the Guild of Calamitous Intent].
     
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Aug 5, 2010, 12:09 PM
 
At last, a trailer for the new, blissfully insane season of Venture Bros.

I didn't watch it because, you know, spoilers, but in case anyone else is curious.

Also, I didn't realize the new season was just a month away!
     
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Aug 5, 2010, 12:09 PM
 
Also not watching.
     
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Aug 5, 2010, 12:22 PM
 
Will someone watch and tell how awesome it is?

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Aug 5, 2010, 12:22 PM
 
And use spoiler tags where appropriate.
     
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Aug 5, 2010, 12:24 PM
 
Side note - I would give someone's left and right testicles for another t-shirt club. Just got the monarch shirt from adult swim shop. Ink faded after first wash. Cheap Mexican Apparel shirt too. I need 6 more Dr. Girlfriend shirts to last me through the next decade or so if anyone has extras they're hoarding. Large please.

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Aug 5, 2010, 12:25 PM
 
I wash those things like they're the shroud of turin. It's pathetic, really.
     
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Aug 5, 2010, 12:33 PM
 
I watched. It sucked.

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Aug 5, 2010, 06:25 PM
 
New Venture Brothers is better than NO Venture Brothers.

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Aug 5, 2010, 06:55 PM
 
I watched the vid and I have a massive boner.
     
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Aug 8, 2010, 09:57 PM
 
My DVR has been recording the reruns and the first two seasons were the sh*t (they rocked).

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Sep 12, 2010, 06:57 PM
 
Yeah, I just realized it premieres tonight.

Friendly reminder for the rest of the forum.
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 09:15 PM
 
Based on the previews it looks like Hank is going back to his old look. :/
     
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Sep 12, 2010, 10:19 PM
 
Zuh?

Looks like I'm not getting to sleep early.
     
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Sep 13, 2010, 10:33 AM
 
I missed the first minute or two. Turns out Adult Swim has massively reshuffled its West Coast reairings, and VB comes back on at 4 am. Yikes.

Anyway, nothing mind-blowing to kick start the second-half of the season.
     
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Sep 13, 2010, 12:02 PM
 
Nah. A few good jokes though, like the second submarine in Dr. Venture.
     
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Sep 13, 2010, 12:04 PM
 
Anything that involves the past deadly misadventures of Hank & Dean kills me.
     
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Sep 13, 2010, 01:07 PM
 
I loved when they were clamoring with their own skeletons during the escape.

Also the huge Dr. Venture warranted an actual belly laugh from me, that and seeing the huge Dr. Venture shaped crater in the compound too.
     
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Sep 13, 2010, 01:46 PM
 
Any way to watch the episode online yet? I don't see it up on Adult Swim's site yet.
     
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Sep 13, 2010, 01:47 PM
 
Not from what I saw. Which is surprising, didn't they used to put the up Fridays before air?
     
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Sep 13, 2010, 02:46 PM
 
The only part that got me to literally laugh out loud was that bit in the end involving Pete White and a bottle of lotion.
     
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Sep 13, 2010, 02:51 PM
 
I enjoyed the Past Tense callback between the Monarch & White.
     
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Sep 13, 2010, 08:50 PM
 
A good episode. Glad to see Brock back.

And I give it to Jackson...I think he's pretty aware about the show's tenuous success. "I say jump, and they say 'which shark.'" I thought that was pretty funny.
     
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Sep 14, 2010, 01:48 PM
 
Pretty middle of the road and forgettable episode.

Not bad, nothing in it was weird or annoying... it just wasn't especially funny or interesting in the grand scheme of things.

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Sep 20, 2010, 03:11 PM
 
I really have no understanding of the Phantom Limb storyline past the finale of season 2.
     
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Sep 20, 2010, 03:32 PM
 
He seems to simply be a wrench in the works so to speak. Though I like how this season is shaping up with the 'new' guild of Limb, Impossible and Underbheit. I guess Limbs main drive is to tear down the institution that ruined him. The Orb episode with Limb was entirely confusing, and even to this day I am not sure what to make of the last 5 minutes of that episode.

Highlights of last night for me was the Vatican Karate Gorillas, and when Hunter winds up and cranks the phone against that guy.
     
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Sep 20, 2010, 04:07 PM
 
Looks like Adult Swim is running a one week delay on posting episodes online.
     
 
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