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The bizarre animated escapades of pseudo-heroic scientist Dr. Rusty Venture, his competent, high strung bodyguard, and his two over-enthusiastic sons.
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Christopher McCulloch ...
 Hank Venture / ... (71 episodes, 2003-2016)
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 Dr. Venture / ... (68 episodes, 2003-2016)
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 Dean Venture / ... (65 episodes, 2003-2016)
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 Henchman 21 / ... (63 episodes, 2004-2016)
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 Brock Samson / ... (58 episodes, 2003-2016)
Steven Rattazzi ...
 Dr. Orpheus / ... (31 episodes, 2004-2016)
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The warped misadventures of a former boy genius turned washed-up, middle-aged mad scientist Dr. Rusty Venture; his moronic teenage sons; their maniac bodyguard; and the Doctor's arch-nemeses, incompetent super villain The Monarch and his masculine paramour, Dr. Girlfriend. Written by Jojo Mac

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The creators describe the main theme of the show as failure: "This show is actually all about failure. Beautiful sublime failure. Every character is not only flawed, but sucks at what they do, and is beautiful at it. Even in the design, everything is supposed to be kinda the death of the dream world, the jet-age promises. It shows that failure's funny, and it's beautiful and it's life, and it's okay." See more »

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Baron Ünderbheit: Catclops! What have you to report?
Catclops: Tourism has skyrocketed at the Well of Bitter Sorrows and the Ünderbheit Birth Crevasse since you enacted the mandatory attendance edict.
Baron Ünderbheit: Told you. Girl Hitler?
Girl Hitler: Benzene chewables have doubled production in ze child slave mines. Dilly-dallying saw a brief spike, but ve stabilized it by removing ze feet of the alpha males, UND DE POPULAR GIRLS!
Baron Ünderbheit: Good! Good!
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The opening credits has Hank and Dean running across the screen. See more »

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Written and Performed by J.G. Thirlwell
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Best cartoon I've seen in years.
8 December 2004 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

This cartoon blasts every other modern cartoon right out of the water. It's even better than Family Guy (another great show, but which tends to get too sporadic, and even just plain dumb at times). It has hilarious characters and plot lines, and a razor wit. I love how the characters get put into all these horrible situations, and they each react in their own unrealistic but hilarious way.

The jazzy music and voices are also top-notch. Unlike many other cartoons, the voices are funny without getting unbearably grating. Speaking of which, when I first saw this, Brock Samson sounded really familiar... turns out he's none other than Patrick Wharburton (aka David Puddy). They could not have picked a better actor for the part.

If you like dark humor, satire, and overall zaniness, it doesn't get better than this.

9/10 stars.


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