The Venture Bros.: Season 2, Episode 5

Twenty Years to Midnight (6 Aug. 2006)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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While a mysterious extra-terrestrial Inquisitor evaluates human culture, Dr. Venture discovers an old video recording from his father informing him he must, before tomorrow night, locate ... See full summary »

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Dr. Venture / Dr. Jonas Venture Jr. / Young Rusty (voice)
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Brock Samson (voice)
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Dean Venture (voice)
Christopher McCulloch ...
Hank Venture / Pirate Captain / The Grand Inquisitor / Ned / Colonel Gentleman (voice) (as Chris McCulloch)
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Sally Impossible / Jonas Jr.'s Ibezan Houseguest (voice)
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Brendon Small ...
Jonny Quest (voice)
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While a mysterious extra-terrestrial Inquisitor evaluates human culture, Dr. Venture discovers an old video recording from his father informing him he must, before tomorrow night, locate and assemble the hidden pieces to a device that will save the Earth from certain doom. Written by Leo L. Schwab {ewhac@best.com}

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The Grand Inquisitor: [cab pulls up] GOOD NEWS SAMPLE SUBJECTS OF EARTH! THE GLORIOUS MOMENT OF JUDGMENT IS UPON YOU!
Taxi Driver: Hey stretch, it says 20 on the meter!
The Grand Inquisitor: IGNORE ME!
Dr. Jonas Venture Jr.: Who the hell is that?
Dr. Venture: [groans] Just... just ignore him.
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An episode "impossible" to not enjoy...maybe...or you could just IGNORE ME!
3 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While I won't go so far to say this is the best episode, it can certainly be considered the prototypical one in which to convert those who haven't heard about this most excellent series.

The plot? Well...

(deep breath) An "extra-galactic" Observer drops in on the Ventures as they discover an old tape of their father informing them of a special device he created and separated into four parts. In finding the parts, the Ventures run across some old friends, some old foes, & one deranged, drugged out Jonny Quest living in a bathysphere.

This is very funny stuff, particularly the "Observer" who stands 20ft tall and keeps screaming with his amplified voice, "IGNORE ME!!". Also, it appears that Doctor Venture's brother is doing quite well for himself judging from the first time we see him pop his head up.

I would recommend showing this one to your friends if they've never seen it before (though it does not have series regulars "The Monarch" or the husky-voiced Dr. Girlfriend).

Ken


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