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The Venture Bros. 

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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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Series cast summary:
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 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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16 February 2003 (USA) See more »

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

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Redneck #1: Hey boy... why don't you git a haircut?
Redneck #2: You hear my boy? Are you deaf, or are you just a faggot?
Dr. Byron Orpheus: May I suggest that you two gentlemen take your local color elsewhere? You're drawing undesirable attention to my presence.
Redneck #2: What are you gonna do about it?
Redneck #1: You're wearin' panty hose!
Redneck #2: Whut?
Redneck #1: He is... 'cause he's a gay boy!
Dr. Byron Orpheus: [dramatic music starts] Consider this your final warning! You do not know the risk you are taking! A whisper from my lips will open your mind to a world of ARCANE TORTURES!
Redneck #2: [...]
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Written and Performed by J.G. Thirlwell
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Adult Swim Redeemed
5 July 2006 | by talkstickSee all my reviews

Adult swim's shows have gone off the deep end of fairly entertaining nonsense to just pure absurdity. I do not see the appeal to any of them anymore and I do not often watch the programming block anymore.

Venture Bros. However stands apart from the rest and provides truly intelligent, well thought out, over-the-top and hilarious entertainment. The show is a perfect balance between tasteless humor and really clever subtleties. The homage/lambasting of early adventure animation/comics is spot on. The characters are full of depth and they're engaging. Brock Samson could pwn Chuck Norris any day of the week. What more could one want?

When I first saw this show I thought it was one of the more ******* up shows I'd ever seen. I was surprised just how graphic it was with particularly disturbing images(guy getting his eyes gouged out, watching a henchman struggle with his last breaths as he's strangled to death by Brock, poll vaulting off henchman's jugular...etc.)

I was not turned off though because aside from the surprising imagery, the jokes and references were all spot-on. I was laughing the whole way through and intrigued around every corner.

Truly, my only real gripe with the show is that it has a hard time taking itself seriously and often resorts to fairly flippant endings and/or resolutions that sometimes I feel aren't necessary. I think the show could support itself just fine with a persistent story arc, which I think we are starting to see more of in the new season anyway, so that's good.

And again, Brock Samson, there could hardly be a better cartoon character.

Check out this show, it's well worth it. I hope that it continues for a long time.


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