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Discussion: Every Any Which Way But Zeus

Why hello! Fancy seeing you here! This is your weekly Venture Bros. discussion thread with this week's episode being the hilariously named "Any Which Way But Zeus". As you might expect, the comments will contain spoilers so enter at your own risk. Also feel free to rate the episode on the capsule page after you've seen it.

And don't forget you can still win a season two DVD and also check out my interview with Jackson and Doc if you haven't already!
  • by eNO
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Five minutes left, I cant wait!!
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Sep. 26, 2010, 11:26pm
  • by mikeybot
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That was the most hilarious discussion of awful strippers ever.
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Sep. 26, 2010, 11:39pm
  • by Jory
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God, I can't believe how long that conversation was.
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Sep. 26, 2010, 11:42pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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And yet, they could have gone on.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:14am
  • by Sid
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Best thing ever.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:41am
  • by eNO
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Agents Keenan and Kell!
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Sep. 26, 2010, 11:49pm
  • by mikeybot
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Agent Topanga Lawrence!
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Sep. 26, 2010, 11:57pm
  • by GambitRF
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We just want to go on record as saying we don't like our codenames!
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:02am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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I was the biggest Boy Meets World fan. I'm not afraid to admit it.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:52am
  • by James Mandible
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If this was facebook I'd have just clicked 'like' on that post
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:57am
  • by Hardy
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I was young when Boy Meets World was on...I thought Topanga was hot!
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:05pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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She was. There were a lot of hot girls on the show, with good reason.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:21pm
  • by spikey
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Agent Kelly Clarkson (Hunter)
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Sep. 27, 2010, 10:57pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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And Richard as Agent Matthew Perry.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 1:34am
  • by spikey
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Agent Kelly Clarkson (Hunter)
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Sep. 27, 2010, 10:57pm
  • by Hayes
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Good episode. Kinda busy, but good episode.
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Sep. 26, 2010, 11:58pm
  • by Hardy
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Scott Hall lives!
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Sep. 26, 2010, 11:58pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Not anymore.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:01am
  • by Hardy
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Oh he died in this episode just as much as he died in The Lepidopterists.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:03am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Well, I imagine they made sure, unless he pulled a Blofeld.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:13am
  • by donkiku
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We didnt see them kill him/
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Sep. 27, 2010, 5:20pm
  • by Mike T.
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Well that was a throughaly awesome episode, poor Ghost Robot.
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Sep. 26, 2010, 11:58pm
  • by Doctor X
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If only Henchman 21 had played by the rules . . . the Ghost Pirate Rules!

--J.D.
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Sep. 30, 2010, 8:35am
  • by Jory
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A pretty so-so 'sode, if you ask me, but it still had its moments. Was super-glad to see Treister again, and Hader's pulling off a pretty good Colbert. Sorry to see Ghost Robot go. Wasn't expecting Scott Hall, I guess, but the reveal was pretty lame.

Next week looks like a hoot, though.
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Sep. 26, 2010, 11:59pm
  • by ZJS
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Man, this post really typifies the Venture fandom; unable to get a general consesus on anything, ever.

IMHO, best episode of Season 4, hands down. Gutbustingly funny, extremely busy, oozing with past references and characters. If I didn't have to get up at 6 I'd write more, but damn. Great half hour.

The Kenan & Kel reference made my night, as I'm sure it did for any child of the 90's.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:02am
  • by Jory
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I'd say it typifies any fandom of anything, ever, because people have differing opinions. Although I was a Season Three dissenter, so who am I to speak?
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:07am
  • by ZJS
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Whereas I feel that Season 3 was, by far, the show's best season.
Point made.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:16am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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I think Season 3 had some of the best eps but some of the weakest as well, so make of that what you will.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:21am
  • by Jory
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I do love "Now Museum, Now You Don't."
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:26am
  • by Soho
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That was just wonderful, 21 is so dope!
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:01am
  • by jjjj
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docs comments about hank and dean make sense and yet at the same time, Doc has always seemed far more invested in dean than he is in Hank. Could somebody explain to me the lecture he gave, cause I sorta missed it.

Thanks in advance.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:07am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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He respects Hank so he doesn't coddle him. Dean is a crybaby so he has to give him special attention.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:12am
  • by Mogo
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It's fairly simple:He's always favored dean because he felt he should have been rusty boy adventurer, the wide eyed idealist that could do what doctor venture can't now. But he actually feels bad for hank cause hanks the bad parts of him:The wannabe with women, the guy always trying to be better but failing. that's why he heaps stuff on hank:Cause while he wants dean to be what he never could be, he knows hank can make it.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:14am
  • by Soho
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Can anyone tell what the sign Rusty's holding says?
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:09am
  • by Bill
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Something like "Dr. Thaddeus Venture, star of the Rusty Venture Show"
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Sep. 27, 2010, 3:40am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Uneven but still great. The sheer number of callbacks is mind-boggling! The 80's and 90's ruled this episode. Teddy Ruxpin, Optimus Prime and was that Roger Ebert that Doe and Cardholder shot? Glad to have Toby Huss back. The Doctor Venture subplot sort of fizzled and the ending was a bit sappy.

I'm super excited about next week though. Nikki Nightgown!
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:10am
  • by Jory
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I was surprised with the volume of 90's references, myself.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:28am
  • by Kenan w/o the kel
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I guess Brock never got around to getting that tattoo finished.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:12am
  • by Mogo
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Wow. Just wow. I was wrong. Now while this counts as a semi-tag sale, it's still pretty good. But boy was that one dark. I mean really dark. But also really good, with Hank finding out his dad actually does love him(I was shocked too) and an interesting comparison. As for Scott Hall returning I did not suspect that at all, or sunshines man servant being the golden age equivelent. A very dark, very impressive episode and traster just stole the show. And as for next week, while I think it will be part fantasy, the film noir aspect, I think it will still be fully in contiuity. Kinda like tracer bullet.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:18am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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I don't see it as dark at all. What was so dark about it?
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:23am
  • by Jory
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Yeah, it was actually pretty silly for the most part. Doc's spiel about Hank was pretty heavy and Ghost Robot bit it, but that's about all I can think of.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:29am
  • by Mogo
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FUCKING SUPER VILLANS AND HEROS ARE PITTED TO THE DEATH, BILLY TALKS ABOUT AN 8 YEAR OLD BEING MURDERED. But I will admit that everything else was fairly light but even the inhibiting scene, played for laughs, was cruel and disturbing.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:35am
  • by Jory
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God damn did Treister steal the show! He was amazing. Toby Huss is the shit.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:28am
  • by Soho
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I wonder what other loathsome things Rusty has done for his kidnappers in the past? I mean he was pretty quick to offer
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:27am
  • by CandyCorn
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Anyone can offer you sex, drugs or money...whether they keep their word after you let them go on the other hand, is a whole 'nother matter.

Knowing Rusty, I think it's pretty obvious he was just using it as a means of escape.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 3:46pm
  • by knady pants
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If White would have just kept his mouth shut he Zeus would have left him
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:36am
  • by Mifune79
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Can you really kill a ghost living in a robot? I think not. : )
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:42am
  • by I am the Pan
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ghost robot could still be okay, I mean maybe the ghost part of him made it out before 21 K.O him?
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:46am
  • by Nocturnal
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Maybe 24 could take possession of the robot.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 2:49am
  • by kirk
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I got the impresion that ghost robot was "lying" about being a ghost in a robots body but belived it was true
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Sep. 27, 2010, 8:10pm
  • by Pvt. Schwa
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There is no ghost in the machine!
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Sep. 27, 2010, 10:13pm
  • by Sid
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A) Mournful tits
B) So glad (the new) Captain Sunshine didn't get any real screen time. I hate that guy.
C) Venture Hover Tank
D) I'm going to give them a proper funeral.
E) Best episode of this season and quite possibly any season. Episode call backs, Scott Hall lives, Billy and White bickering... I have to watch it again
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:46am
  • by Sid
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Hunter: Oh, that poor woman has the SADDEST tits. They're damn depressing.
Brock: Right? Yeah. They're like, the notebook sad.
Hunter: Tits are like "coming home from school and finding out your old man ran over your cat" sad.
Brock: Mournful! She has mournful tits. They're like two suicide notes stuffed in a glitter bra.
Hunter: Those things are like a little kid with Progeria cracking all his ribs trying to catch a Nerf ball. Just sad, dammit she has gloomy tits.
Brock: It's like she put a dollars worth of change in some old socks and then taped them to her chest.
Hunter: I want to build two little caskets and give her tits a tasteful dignified funeral.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 12:55am
  • by Doctor X
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Thank you! Soon-to-be-Classic Venture Dialogue. I had to watch it twice since I was laughing so hard at the "two suicide notes stuffed in a glitter bra" to catch all of the "little kid with Progeria!"

Disagree with you on Capt. Sunshine--he is awesome!

But . .. you know . . . keep him away from my kid!

--J.D.
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Sep. 30, 2010, 8:29am
  • by Sid
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Anyone catch what Hanks name tag says? Pretty sure it says Hankinator but I can't tell...
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Sep. 27, 2010, 1:18am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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I think it's just 'Hank'.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 1:20am
  • by Sid
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I swear there are more letters though!!
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Sep. 27, 2010, 1:21am
  • by super fan
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I went back to it, it says "H Venture" on Hanks nametag.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 7:45am
  • by Sid
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God, PLEASE let Scott Hall join the Revenge Society.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 1:21am
  • by Patty C.
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WOW, last weeks episode, and now this one... amazing. FUCKING AMAZING.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 2:01am
  • by Vic ToMorrows Flying USPS Head
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How does one actually kill a robot?


Or a ghost?
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Sep. 27, 2010, 2:01am
  • by Sid
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Robot: EMP.
Ghost: Ghostbusters.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 2:08am
  • by Bill
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Was the map in the OSI room backwards in one scene?
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Sep. 27, 2010, 3:44am
  • by Rusty Shackleford
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Bill, I did not notice the maps in the OSI room being backwards, but instead noticed them actually depicting a radically different United States with various strange-sized states. I'm going to have to check it out again on the iTunes tomorrow morning but I haven't noticed anything like that before in past episodes.

Over all this is probably my favorite episode from this season (though I've liked most of them a lot anyway) and is one of of the better episodes of the series overall, considering the huge amount of shoutbacks to past episodes and old characters, as well as overall humor.

Long live Scott Hall and FRUIT PUNCH!.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 4:00am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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How disappointing was it that it wasn't Ecto Cooler, considering all the 80's and 90's refs?
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Sep. 27, 2010, 4:13am
  • by Jory
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I shudder to think that people may still have old boxes of Ecto Cooler lying around, waiting for the right moment.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 3:23pm
  • by Kub
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ha wow that would have been epic. I cant believe I didnt think of that. I wonder if there would have been some copyright hoops to jump through, I dunno.
But damn was Ecto Cooler the shit
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Sep. 28, 2010, 11:30am
  • by Chris98vf
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Speaking of iTunes, you able to download it yet? It's still not up for me. Latest ever...
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Sep. 27, 2010, 5:30pm
  • by Chris98vf
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Nevermind... Just got my notice in my inbox, still so late :(
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Sep. 27, 2010, 5:41pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Even better on the rewatch.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 4:12am
  • by Donkiku
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I really enjoyed this episode. Scott Hall!
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Sep. 27, 2010, 1:18pm
  • by Red Menace
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Lets hear it for Toby Huss. If you don't have his album as Rudy Casoni, I cannot recommend it enough. The best holiday album ever.
http://www.amazon.com/Rudy-Casoni/e/B001LICYYK
My favorite line from his MTV promos
" Ya killed the old man, butcha won't kill me, Boozarini!"
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Sep. 27, 2010, 6:39pm
  • by Chris98vf
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So here I am sitting on the toilet thinking about the episode I just watched for the 2nd of many times to come and it dawned on me. Scott Hall killed 24! I don't n ow if it's Ben posted by anyone else yet because I did t take the time to read the new posts since my last review of the site. It makes sense though. He just tried to kill 21 personally so why wouldn't he of hit the button last season?
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Sep. 27, 2010, 6:40pm
  • by Chris98vf
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Before I get flamed for typos galore I typed this on my iPhone quickly with autocorrect on. Anyone out there with one knows my pain.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 6:41pm
  • by Mogo
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Two things:
1)I highly doubt it. It would have been easy for him to get into the cocoon but.... there was nonone else in there except the moppets. But it's still highy posisble.
2)did toby huss voice cotton hill from king of the hill? it sounds like it. I'm gonna find out.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 7:05pm
  • by Mogo
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yup I was right, he was the voice of Cotton. nice.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 7:06pm
  • by Doctor X
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We are more upset you typed it on the toilet. . . .

:P

--J.D.
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Sep. 30, 2010, 8:26am
  • by kirk
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P.ermanent
R.emoval
O.f
M.oppets
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Sep. 27, 2010, 8:14pm
  • by Hardy
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Moppets rule. You'd immediately miss them once they were gone.

What the show really needs is more Dermott. He needs as much face time as Billy.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 9:38pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Well, you're in luck ...
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Sep. 27, 2010, 9:57pm
  • by Mogo
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Your getting it next week with dermott apprently fianlly revealing he's brock's son to hank, and billy showing up in hanks fantasy. And while I don't hate the moppets, they killed 24(or they might not of). But if they did, they deserve to pay.
He may have been a bit of a jackass at times but he was pretty cool and didn't deserve that, and then poor helper was turned into that, admitditly awesome, abomination and brock got injured.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 9:59pm
  • by Chris98vf
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They are innocent! Scott Hall Killed 24, he had the motive and the ability. He hated lazy henchmen and 21 & 24 were hiding during a major battle, what more reason for them to be killed by him??
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Sep. 27, 2010, 10:15pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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It's not a cliche enough thing for him to do.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 1:36am
  • by Mogo
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Exactly. Knowning jackson and doc we might never know and if we do it might not be the moppets, but Scott is still a vallad option, after all 21 and 24 did spend his entire episode making fun of him and telling him he was going to die.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 9:25am
  • by Chris98vf
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We'll see, well... knowing Jackson and Doc we won't see for at least another season but I think it will end up being Scotty
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Sep. 29, 2010, 8:33pm
  • by HEARTATTACKJACK
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These episodes are confusing as all hell. I like them but i think they neeed to slowwww down just a bit.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 10:09pm
  • by Boradis
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In season 4.1 I thought 21 had really come into his own, but this proves he's genuine grade-A bad-ass. Aside from working for a villain, he's the one I most identify with and admire. Maybe Shoreleave's right that he'll never "really be cool," but who cares? Speaking of Shoreleave, I love his trash-talking gay pride fearlessness. If they wanted to do a spin-off starring them and Brock I would so totally watch it.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 10:17pm
  • by Pvt. Schwa
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I do hope the two of them get an episode more or less to themselves.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 11:03pm
  • by Pvt. Schwa
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Also, 21's nerd-badassery makes him the perfect addition to this show's cast. Why? Because, admit it, he's totally the guy you think (wish?) you would be if you were in the Ventureverse.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 11:05pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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I'd like to be General Treister, actually.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 1:37am
  • by Dylan
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I'm the only one that hated the sad tits back-and-forth with Hunter and Brock, aren't I?
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Sep. 27, 2010, 10:17pm
  • by Hardy
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I didn't like it. I don't think it played NEARLY as funny as it must have when they were writing it.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 11:20pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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It wasn't funny but the truth often isn't.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 1:38am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Well, it was sorta funny but, like the Operation jokes in DB v. BG, it'll come back around eventually.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 1:40am
  • by tsox
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I thought it was funny but then didn't like the real doll joke a couple minutes later. That was just too much conversational perversion from Brock in a very short span of time.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 6:40am
  • by Dormammund Dumber
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The real doll joke seemed like a distraction so they could get thru the screening area faster. When you cant use your fists, gross 'em out with real doll functions.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 11:16am
  • by Sid
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Best conversation in all of the Venture Verse.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 1:10pm
  • by Pecktaculat
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It was hilarious.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 10:35pm
  • by Mogo
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No not at all. It was gross and unesccesarry. I could have let it pass if it didnt' go on for almost TWO MINUTES!!! Which doesn't seem that long until you consider the show is 22 minutes.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 9:23am
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I checked Past Tense and Pete White is wearing a pink shirt in college. What that means, I do not know.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 10:54pm
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I have shirts from back in college (10+ years) I can't wear anymore but I still have them
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Sep. 27, 2010, 11:00pm
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I have t-shirts I still wear on the weekends that I had in 8th grade. And that was 14 years ago. I can't come even close to fitting in pants that old though.

Pete should have just admitted that pink shirts is just part of his style, instead of digging himself into a hole.
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Sep. 27, 2010, 11:23pm
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I have ragged shirts from '80 that I still wear, polyester/nylon unbiodegradable war on Earth survivers. Cockroaches will be wearing parts of my clothes in the next hundred years when we are all gone.

Ok, so that back ground guy who is like the version of The Penguin if he joined the Seeds and got into record collecting (Tag Sale) with the dutch boy cut, he has a hench? Who ran to him? Happened pretty fast and that guy, he intrigues..

Also: Is Truckules a henchman? The Zero chase, he's in the gaggle of goobers running down the race track. He's maybe hencher and villain slash odd truckman more interested in gas stations bug out? A total cipher. I'm sure someone here knows the answer. I wont sleep until I can figure this one out. It's been a few days, and I thought perhaps I might have a conclusion by today. Another thought is he has some other parts to him like spare henchware that can be tossed out under duress. Maybe he was housing Tricyclops and the Watchmaking Kamakazi Frog Squad who were forced out in his inprisoned state of lock down.

Also: Pete White was out in the sun for a while, is he going to be able to function for the rest of the season? Explain his pink lucky pants. Were those red too at one point?

Loved this episode, so many characters, lot of time put into each fleeting scene. Shark skin is very rough, like sandpaper, and you would think a well educated Canadian would know this even in the heat of verbal riposte.

I have more questions, but unlike all of you I don't have a recorder, will have to rewatch when its not the witching hour and hopefully you will be able to ignore me properly (some of the things I thought I saw does not make sense in cartoons even, lack of sleep is a giddy thing).
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Sep. 28, 2010, 11:38am
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One of the arches Dr. Girlfriend #2'd for is Truckulese, so at some point he was a main bad guy. Realistically they probably just used his model in there because it was hilarious to see (especially Billy riding on him towards the end) but it can be explained away pretty easily by just saying Henchman 1/Zero/Scott Hall wasn't overly thorough and accidentally grabbed a few main guys instead of all sidekicks. Or maybe he's trying out being a #2 or something.

Regardless the plot of stealing all the second fiddles didn't make a whole lot of sense if you think about it. I'm still not quite sure what his motivation was (I mean, I know what he said, but it seemed like a flimsy pretense to have a bunch of dudes together) or where he got his funding for the whole ordeal but I guess he could have borrowed it or maybe he's independently wealthy or something. I think Doc Hammer just really likes Henchman 1.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 12:42pm
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I got the whole 'grabbing sidekicks' thing. He was a henchman who supposedly went the cliche way, so he's got an inferiority complex. By making other sidekicks/henchmen fight, he could say, "I'm the best henchman/sidekick because I control all the henchmen/sidekicks." As for funding, he has some mad henchman skills (falling victim to cliches notwithstanding), so he could have pulled off some heists once he went AWOL.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 12:51pm
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My real problem is that 21 was so insistant about the whole hoplite/centurion thing. Gladiators are Roman, not Greek, so they're mixing up the mythology anyway.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 4:12pm
  • by ghost of speedy
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original captain sunshine/the butler said that they had a plan to reward henchmen but henchman one had gone mad, maybe they rented out the space to throw a party. The butler probably has access to plenty of money, based on the mansion he lives in.
Which is another thing: did the butler cede the captain sunshine identity to the original wonderboy based on his activism for henchmen and sidekick rights? Did he become a servant to make up for his time as a protagonist?
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Sep. 28, 2010, 7:28pm
  • by IconoclastX
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The thing is, it's not just his shirt; it actually looks like he's just wearing a white jacket over a full-body pink leotard, set with a diamond brooch. Not exactly standard masculine attire...
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Sep. 28, 2010, 11:46am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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It fits him, being an albino. If he wore a lot of dark colors it would look weird. It's sort of a Miami Vice look, and that's a somewhat masculine show.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 12:45pm
  • by Dormammund Dumber
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The red attire is supposed to match his eyes.

Can't the Monarch's cocoon be looted now that he's a stiff mummy in some Utah hospital in the middle of nowhere (presumably). Could explain the money roll.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 1:12pm
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I'm surprised no one's mentioned that sometimes the men who defend themselves most fiercely against being called gay ARE actually gay and are just afraid of what will be thought of them if they're open about it. (Personally, I'd believe White is bisexual, but I'm not here to argue about it.)

Also, pink teeshirt in Invisible Hand of Fate as well as two nicknames (off the top of my head) that he hasn't argued against: "Pink Pilgrim" and "Pink Phantom". Clearly, White has no problem with pink so I would believe that he made excuses about his shirt just to defend himself from gay accusations.
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Sep. 28, 2010, 11:28pm
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Well, I'll throw it out there.

What did Dr.Mrs.The Monarch say at the end of Season2 when She and the Monarch where in the escape cocoon?

Yeah, so, about those Loose Ends....
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Sep. 29, 2010, 1:56am
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She told the Monarch that she applied for Dual Villainy under the Guild.
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Sep. 29, 2010, 8:31pm
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best on-screen action was Hunter again "CAVITY SEARCH MY ASS!! - umm ... you know what I mean!!" great character. all in all a pretty busy episode, need to rewatch a.s.a.p. thought the "sad titties" dialogue was a bit over the top, but pretty funny ... unlike Rusty's reveal what he would od to his kidnappers. that was just kinda ... uncalled for.

I agree that they could slow it down a notch or two ... what happened this week was action worth of two or more episodes.

also: SCOTT FREAKIN' HALL!!! maybe not the show's greatest reveal, but certainly an interesting character to bring back ... well played
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Sep. 29, 2010, 9:55am
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can someone explain to me what the joke White said about Zeus meant? "Thats Why you should eat more fiber"
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Sep. 29, 2010, 11:15pm
  • by GrimGravy
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White was actually talking to Billy. He thought "being kidnapped by Zeus" was a metaphor for being constipated.
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Sep. 30, 2010, 9:17am
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waitaiminnit: if Hall never actually died ... does that mean The Monarch is still illegally arching Dr. Venture? I mean ... wasn't Hall's death sort of the linchpin of The Monarch's plan?
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Sep. 30, 2010, 5:22am
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I don't think so. I don't think that was any part of why he could now arch Dr. Venture.

The plan was for Jonas to use extreme weaponry (The Death Ray that he used to shoot the Mirage Cocoon)...once that Death Ray was used, The Monarch could now go after Jonas's family...like Rusty.
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Sep. 30, 2010, 11:27am
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I think Hardy is correct. I would have to pull out the DVD, but I believe The MONARCH [!--Ed.] explains that he made Jonas reply with a "something-something" level of force that was so much greater than his attack he could now extract vengeance upon his family.

--J.D.
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Oct. 2, 2010, 5:22am
  • by Hardy
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I don't have a DVR, but wasn't Omega Ape also captured? Didn't see that in the capsule.
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Sep. 30, 2010, 11:32am
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Omega Ape isn't a hencher either. Scott Hall should call himself Col. Fcukup Zero.


What happened to my "hoplites are cheap on weekday racetracks" post? Did I go outside the guidelines?
Hope Phineas Phage has more screentime. Theres a world of bacteria oddities waiting to be exploited!
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Sep. 30, 2010, 1:23pm
  • by Mike
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Are you sure you made that post here? I only killed like three posts in this thread, two of them were accidental double posts and the other was some chucklehead linking to a download of the episode. None of them were yours.
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Sep. 30, 2010, 1:43pm
  • by Mike
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Oh is that who that guy was? Where is he from anyways? I remember him from a thing Jackson released but I honestly don't remember him being in the show until now.
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Sep. 30, 2010, 1:41pm
  • by Dormammund Dumber
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Omega Ape was hangin at Hatred's for the neighborhood get together, pretty sure....

Thought I looked at the post after iI posted it. I basically backwalked into a new train of thought about the "costliness" of the kidnappings. Hopelites are cheap, weekday racetrack rentals are cheaper, hologram and zap boxes are probaly stoen aka free.

If Scott Hall was the lock expert in Pomp and Circuitry then that could explain how he got into the SPHINX hq so easily, and boom shaka lakka.
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Sep. 30, 2010, 2:20pm
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Hoplites, not HOPE Lites! Those guys steal xmas tree lights for the Hopei Indians.
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Sep. 30, 2010, 7:53pm
  • by Hardy
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Omega Ape was in several episodes...Home is Where the Hate Is, The Diving Bell vs. The Butter-glider, Shadowman 9: In the Cradle of Destiny, Now Museum..Now You Don't!...and I think The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay too.

I don't think we know anything about Omega Ape besides his name...so I don't know if he works (worked?) for a larger unit (was there an Alpha Ape he was teamed with and they both worked for a super villain?? I don't know).

I'm not saying Zero messed up at all. Just because we know Truckules used to be a #1..doesn't mean he is now. I don't think it's unreasonable for aging Super Villains to team up or work under another SuperVillian. Similar to the original Captain Sunshine or Sgt. Hatred saying there isn't as much hatred in this ol' Hatred and joining Venture.
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Sep. 30, 2010, 2:33pm
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Omega Ape may be the end result of a tested insane brain eating ape (Alpha -Beta Ape) that evolved into an orangutan with some Planet of the Apes Dr. Zaius trick or treat costume, He may have been built (or evolved) to defend some greek faith, like Zaius had to defend the anti science, ape law-faith.

Both Truckules and Omega Ape might have some ties to the gathered gaggle of henchers via easily being duped by Zues. Truckules as it's his heritage to be tapped by gods to do stupid things, like clean a giant stable (look it up!), and Omega Ape because his call letter on the front of his trick or treatsy has a big greek symbol on it. "I have to do this for the team, and the memory of Lambda-Upsilon Ape." Long shot but I'm gonna go with it my toilet paper roll sword raised high.
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Oct. 1, 2010, 11:39am
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Is the Peter White character loosely (I mean really loosely) based on the albino in Animal Man the old DC comic? They have the same white suit. Not sure if Peter White has forceps like the character in the funny book. Missed some of season 3. Am interested in connections between other comics and thought I would start with the one guy that is dear to me (besides Grant Morrison).
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Sep. 30, 2010, 6:17pm
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Doubt it. I think Jackson and Doc were just having fun putting (at the time) background characters in stupid looking outfits (though Doc has admitted he thinks White looks spiffy). Ultimately, I think White, as a fashion plate, is just supposed to be a throwback to the 80's. Pastels, effeminate, single pierced ear, new wave.
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Sep. 30, 2010, 9:59pm
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Not one mention of the Omega Ape appearance? Come on!
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