The Venture Bros.
Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 4:01 PM
It's kind of a spoof on the old Jonny Quest cartoon, and it's look is very similar. It's about Doc Venture, his two less-than-wordly sons, and the unbalanced Race Bannon-type character of Brock Sampson (voiced by Patrick "Puddy" Warburton).
I really loved it. Has anyone else had a chance to catch it?
Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 6:45 PM
To the best of my knowledge, this was a pilot, and new eps air in March. Yes, it's JQ on crack, but it does show promise. "Quick, Dean! Let's deploy the J-U-D-O!" Cue ineffectual karate chops.
The one potential drawback? Using JQ to spoof might work in the short term...like the pilot for "Harvey Birdman" and the custody battle. Long-term? I don't know...
ETA: "She touched me where I make sissy!" "Super run-away!" Maybe this show's got legs after all.
Edited by Lantern7, Jan 6, 2004 @ 3:17 AM.
Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 12:15 PM
Posted Jan 17, 2004 @ 3:35 AM
Anyone else notice Dr Venture pitching a tent in the hotel room?
Posted May 22, 2004 @ 9:23 PM
Posted Jul 21, 2004 @ 10:26 AM
Posted Aug 6, 2004 @ 12:03 PM
It airs this Saturday at 11:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m., and repeats on Sunday night at 12:30 a.m. I am not missing this series!
Posted Aug 6, 2004 @ 1:15 PM
I saw Adult Swim's other new show, Stroker & Hoop, meh. I wasn't that impressed, but Venture Bros, this one is a keeper in my opinion.
Posted Aug 7, 2004 @ 11:54 PM
In brief: adventures in Mexico. Dr. Venture makes an ass out of himself and loses both kidneys. The Monarch (formerly Monarch Butterfly) kidnaps the boys and relates his origin to the husky-voiced Dr. Girlfriend. And Brock (dubbed "the Swedish murder machine" by Monarch) gets to beat and run over various henchmen.
Damn, this whacked-out "Jonny Quest" retread is gonna be around for a long time.
Posted Aug 8, 2004 @ 12:48 AM
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Posted Aug 8, 2004 @ 1:12 AM
Why isn't this on Sunday nights? Must be because it takes the whole 30 minutes.
A repeat will air 12:30am, in Baby Blues slot. Plus, AS inserted a comedy infusion in the Action Block, GRR.
Posted Aug 8, 2004 @ 1:27 AM
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Edited by VWBug82, Aug 8, 2004 @ 1:52 AM.
Posted Aug 8, 2004 @ 4:14 AM
But Brock, he's pretty damn near indestructible. When I see Brock taking all those damn tranq darts and not go down, I'm reminded of a very funny line Cobra Commander said about Sargent Slaughter from the G.I. Joe cartoon...
"That man has the constitution of a Vending Machine!"
As long as the show focuses on Brock's over-the-top violence and the Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend, I'm totally on board with this show.
Posted Aug 9, 2004 @ 12:49 AM
(And not just because of Puddy.)
I loved it. My son Tivo'd it, and after we watched the intro I made him stop so we could call in the rest of the family to watch.
What did Dr. Venture call the Day of the Dead? "Your Crazy Christmas Dead People Day"? That really made me laugh, because I work in a school library, and every year I put up a Dia De Los Muertos display and carefully explain its significance. Mebbe this year I'll just go with Dr. Ventura's shorthand.
Posted Aug 9, 2004 @ 1:21 AM
Posted Aug 9, 2004 @ 1:27 AM
I'm also guessing that Dr. Venture originally found Brock in the Yellow Pages under "Escorts," but Brock was actually a bodyguard. Doc pays Brock, Brock takes the money and deals instant deal to anybody who harms Hank and/or Dean.
I think "going sickhouse" should be an everyday expression. Ditto with "Walking Swedish murder machine." Is "Samson" a Swedish name?
Posted Aug 9, 2004 @ 2:57 AM
Edited by Skyblade, Aug 9, 2004 @ 2:57 AM.
Posted Aug 9, 2004 @ 3:47 PM
Posted Aug 10, 2004 @ 8:51 AM
"What was that?!" "El Chupanebre. Those things are all over Mexico. Quit screwing around." Awesome!
I thought the henchmen were great, and I love that they put Speedy out of his misery.
How great was Monarch's flashback? "The Summer of the Monarchs!" It was all so overblown. "New Jersey's famed Pine Barrens." As it's mostly made up of PINE, you can see why the leaves wouldn't be turning orange in the fall. That's just excellent. Oh, and the fact that they were flying out of Newark? It's the little details that made it so priceless. "It was like losing my parents a second time! Only quieter. So I walked to the nearest highway, caught a bus back to New York City, and collected a huge inheritance."
Monarch trying to love the boys ("Which one of my special boys wants fresh, hot cookies?") was awesome, as was his insistence on being Dr. Venture's arch nemesis. "Under-Bite"? Hee!
Helper didn't add much to the episode. I don't think it was in the pilot, so I hope they find a funny way to use it in other episodes.
Edited by cinaea, Aug 10, 2004 @ 9:15 AM.
Posted Aug 10, 2004 @ 9:43 AM
The first scene of the show has got to be the gayest thing I've ever seen on Cartoon Network.
More like the gayest thing you've ever seen in a cartoon.
This didn't have a lot of jokes, but the jokes that were there were fine. Nothing rolling on the floor worthy, but still good. I loved Doctor Girlfriend (her deep voice cracks me up) saying,"We agreed when we went into this relationship we didn't want kids." Is she Monarch's girlfriend or his wife?
Posted Aug 10, 2004 @ 6:02 PM
Posted Aug 10, 2004 @ 8:27 PM
I don't know wheter to cringe or laugh at Brock's randy West perm/mullet.
The scene that sold me on the pilot was Brock urinating on the Mummy, just so twisted.
Dr. Venture losing his kidney was a great plot twist.
Posted Aug 15, 2004 @ 12:46 AM
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Posted Aug 22, 2004 @ 12:14 AM
Does it get any better than Lee Majors explaining his love for the female Bigfoot? And for Brock to be repulsed in shaving her hair for a disguise?
Posted Aug 22, 2004 @ 1:08 AM