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The Venture Bros. 

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The bizarre escapades of pseudo-heroic scientist Dr. Rusty Venture, his competent, high-strung bodyguard, and his two overenthusiastic sons.
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Christopher McCulloch Christopher McCulloch ...  Hank Venture / ... 86 episodes, 2003-2018
James Urbaniak ...  Dr. Venture / ... 83 episodes, 2003-2018
Doc Hammer ...  Billy Quizboy / ... 77 episodes, 2004-2018
Michael Sinterniklaas ...  Dean Venture / ... 76 episodes, 2003-2018
Patrick Warburton ...  Brock Samson / ... 71 episodes, 2003-2018
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The warped misadventures of a former boy adventurer 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 sounding paramour, Dr. Girlfriend. Written by Jojo Mac

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Cockpits! Booby Traps! See more »


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The character Hunter is based on famous gonzo writer Hunter S. Thompson. See more »

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[Baron Ünderbheit offers a "parting gift" to his traitorous minions]
Catclops: Tiger balm. I don't get it.
Girl Hitler: Oh, maybe he's saying he's sore at us, and so he's giving us balm to soothe.
Catclops: That's retarded. Sir, what exactl...?
[Baron Ünderbheit is nowhere to be seen.]
Catclops: Where'd he go? I knew it, I knew it! He's gonna kill us, isn't he?
[Tigers emerge from the walls and attack the minions]
Catclops: Aw, crap!
Manservant: [outside in the hall] Shall I have the maintenance crew clean the room, my master?
Baron Ünderbheit: No, not yet, Manservant.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2012) See more »

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No Vacancy
Written and Performed by J.G. Thirlwell
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My Favorite Adult Swim Original
6 June 2005 | by handy_can_openerSee all my reviews

This action-comedy spoof of sixties Johnny Quest-style super-science, evil nemeses, and supernatural happenings is by far, the best original Adult Swim program to date. The story follows The Venture family, Dr. Venture, a forty-something pill-popping scientist who never managed to step out from his father's shadow, his two sons, Hank and Dean (both rather Leave it to Beaver-like in their refusal to swear and constant wearing of sweaters and pants), Brock Samson, their James-Bond-on-steroids bodyguard who apparently works part-time for the office of secret intelligence and refuses to carry a gun, favoring of his serrated bowie knife. Most of the hilarity stems from The Monarch, the self-declared arch-nemesis of the Venture family, a weaver of ridiculously circuitous plans against them, an employer of hilariously incompetent henchmen, and a man who harbors an unhealthy obsession with monarch butterflies and an over-wrought sense of self-importance. His melodrama usually falls on the deaf ears of his girlfriend, Dr. Girlfriend, who, in complete contrast to the Monarch, is professional, take-charge, and inexplicably husky-voiced. The cast of supporting characters is of equal quality, including a well-meaning but dim-witted robot named Helper, a necromancer renting out the Venture family's garage apartment named Dr. Byron Orpheus (doctorate in communications, minor in women's studies), whose propensity towards unnecessarily dramatic changes in pitch and dire warnings of disruptions in the spirit world offer the Monarch's only competition in the melodrama department. Baron Underbheit, the tyrannical and oppressive ruler of Underland, who sports an Arnold-like accent, enormous (and anatomically complimentary) armor, and a metal lower jaw, is another arch-nemesis of the Venture family, blaming Dr. Venture's inattentiveness when they were college lab partners for the loss of his jaw. There's a myriad of others, ranging from fake ghost pirates to the forbidden love of a fugitive and a sasquatch. Check it out; you won't be disappointed.


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16 February 2003 (USA) See more »

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