The Venture Bros. (2003– )
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Twenty Years to Midnight 

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 »

Director:

Christopher McCulloch (as Jackson Publick)

Writers:

Christopher McCulloch (as Jackson Publick), Christopher McCulloch (creator)
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Cast

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

6 August 2006 (USA) See more »

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Williams Street See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The immense statue of Dr. Jonas Venture and Rusty, which was decapitated in the last episode, shows no sign of damage. See more »

Quotes

The Grand Inquisitor: [shouts] Earthman! I have traveled from an incredibly distant star to observe the ways of your planet!
Hank Venture: [about the volume of the Inquisitor's voice] Aw, I can feel it in my Joanies!
The Grand Inquisitor: [shouts] You have the honor of representing your entire race as my sample subject!
Dr. Venture: Brock? There's a twelve-foot man in our pool pointing a beam at my head. Do something?
The Grand Inquisitor: [shouts] Whispering is futile! The Grand Galactic Inquisitor hears all! Sees all!
Dr. Venture: Look, we don't have time for this, okay? We're on a very tight...
The Grand Inquisitor: [...]
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Crazy Credits

End credits include "Title Sequences & Smiles for Everybody by Astro-base Go" See more »

Connections

References Jonny Quest (1964) See more »

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An episode "impossible" to not enjoy...maybe...or you could just IGNORE ME!
3 September 2007 | by mcelhaneySee 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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