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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Episode complete credited cast:
Dr. Venture / Dr. Jonas Venture Jr. / Young Rusty (voice)
Brock Samson (voice)
Michael Sinterniklaas ...
Dean Venture (voice)
Christopher McCulloch ...
Hank Venture / Pirate Captain / The Grand Inquisitor / Ned / Colonel Gentleman (voice) (as Chris McCulloch)
Sally Impossible / Jonas Jr.'s Ibezan Houseguest (voice)
Dr. Jonas Venture Sr. / Subway Bum / Taxi Driver / Impossible Computer (voice)
Brendon Small ...
Jonny Quest (voice)
Doc Hammer ...
Impossible Security Guard (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Soul-Bot ...
H.E.L.P.eR. (voice) (as 1.5 Tons of Soul-Bot)


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 {}

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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).


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