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"Rapacity In Blue" Discussion

It's time for the weekly Venture Bros. season six discussion! This week we have the fourth episode of the season, titled "Rapacity In Blue". Use the comments to talk about anything in the episode or show in general, including (but not limited to) speculation, deep thoughts, conspiracy theories or just talking about how funny the jokes are. If you haven't watched the episode yet, be warned, spoilers are probably contained within these comments. As always, have fun and enjoy the episode! Once you've seen it you can head on over to the episode page and rate it.

This week's Shirt Club shirt will also be up on the Titmouse Store after the episode airs, or you can check it out on the Mantis-Eye Shirt Club page, though I don't sell it on account of... not being a store of any kind... or owning any sort of license to the intellectual property... but that's okay!
How much you want to bet that Hank asks for a "Rusty Venture" on his date?
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:11am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Hank is too much of a gentleman to do that.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:34am
  • by Captain V
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Hank is wild and free!
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Feb. 22, 2016, 6:22pm
  • by Captain V
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Oh, and a user named Hank spotted an official poster set for sale.

https://asseenonadultswim.com/

Two stylish Venture Bros. posters for only $7.50 shipped!

And yes, Paypal works even if you don't have an account, you just need a credit/debit card.

Yeah! *High-fives 21*
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Feb. 22, 2016, 6:48pm
The history of religion by mice alone was worth the price of admission.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:18am
  • by Captain V
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Definitely, RIP little lab mice.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 6:22pm
OMG, The Monarch re-styled his beard! I can't handle all the changes this season, they've gone too far!
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:23am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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He really does look like Rusty with the shorter beard and the hat on his head. I buy Billy mistaking them even without the LSD spray.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:35am
If they end up being brothers?

Nyaah! We have to explain the eyebrows!
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:45am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Could be a mother thing- we've never seen Rusty's mom other than her womb.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:50am
Yeah, I am wondering. Clearly Jonas Sr. and the rest of "Team Venture" liked to swing. So do they have the same mother? I do not know!
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:58am
I still think there was something intentional to Jonas calling his son his greatest invention back in the JVJrMofJV film footage. It's too sappy for a guy like him. Rusty's just the antithesis of Jonas. I vote for created. He's all momma. Probably all Malcolm's momma, too.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 2:10pm
Crazy episode! I feel Monarch going through a huge change like this is a few seasons overdue. I am loving him as Blue Morpho.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:25am
I will say "Malcolm" seems rather calm with all of the revelations of his father's close relationship, as it were, with Dr. Jonas Venture.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:28am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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"You're not my mommy!"


Hilarious, and so typically Jonas.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:36am
  • by Captain V
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Crazy episode is right! Even 24's 'ghost' had dialogue again!
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Feb. 23, 2016, 11:50am
  • by Captain V
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The Blue Morpho has risen!!!

The episode started out fairly slow... but it just got better and better and better.
I didn't laugh much at the beginning, but it got absolutely hilarious by the end.

Billy wasn't the only one who got confused... see my Blue Morpho comments from last week.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:27am
  • by Captain V
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This citizen is very pleased.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:28am
So now I guess we know where that image of "Dr. Venture" in the Season 6 teaser came from. What a great surprise! Billy thinking it was Dr. Venture was icing on the cake.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:27am
Do you think the 'Guild Alert' we saw a year ago will show up in the coming episodes in some form?
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:29am
  • by Captain V
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My previous comment:
Anyone else remember that the first promo image of season six was Rusty Venture dressed as the Blue Morhpo? And we had that video with Watch & Ward discussing him as a highly dangerous and wanted operative.

Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WL4XfBTCe0

Because I do, and it makes me wonder.

-They got me... the beard triming confused me just like Billy!-
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:31am
Remember: If you SEE something...SLAY something!
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:31am
Sonsobitches!

I've been dying to work in an Agrocrag reference in my own videos for weeks! Beaten to the punch yet again.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:27am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Have some fruit pies, citizen. All will be well.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:37am
It will NOT be well! I'm down to "Figure It Out" and "Nick Arcade" now!
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Feb. 22, 2016, 1:02am
  • by AntonSolo (log-in troubles)
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FEEEENY!!
FEEEE-EEEE-EEEE-NNNNYYYYY!!!
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:28am
  • by Mark A
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This was the first NYC episode I've really enjoyed, hope there are more like this. It literally dismissed the thing that's been driving me crazy about the show for awhile (too much Guild politics)
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:42am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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That was pretty nice, although it felt more bridging than previous episodes did. I foresee a bunch of new plotlines being opened- Billy trying to prove Rusty is Blue Morpho/catch him in the act, Brock getting into some submission stuff with Warriana, Monarch enjoying the antihero stuff too much and questioning his antagonist role, plus the Dean college and Hank dating stuff that was already set up.


One other thing- did anybody else think the orangutan villain guy (forget his name exactly) was going to turn out to be that monkey thing from the Halloween special somehow evolved?
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Feb. 22, 2016, 12:49am
  • by LL
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Yeah, it was an episode meant to bridge gaps/advance the season's major plotlines. Doc's jokes and references made it enjoyable enough--there really is no bad episode of the Venture Bros.--despite the lack of momentum.

My favorite line: "I'm a villain. I shower in this cowl. I laugh at regular jokes like this--AHAHAHAHAHA!"
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Feb. 22, 2016, 4:27pm
  • by Gene Phage Jesus & Kambuncha Jerks
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The Jonas Jr alarm was perfectly annoying along with the minimal art on the wall. Kicked off great. "Have a Scientastic Day!"
D20 Tshirt 21 is wearing makes me think I actually know this guy, have gamed with this guy...
'Die!' -21 next t shirt possibly.
"Giving fruit pies to troubled teens!" like all those heroes ending up in an ad taking on Galactus, or roller skate disco gangs with hand pie. HILARIOUS writing.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 6:37am
The T-shirt club design this week is classic!
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Feb. 22, 2016, 8:47am
Nice nod to the Boom Broom!

I had a thought that Haranguetan was a suped up orangutan from Season 3 Dr. Quymn...he is very into physical fighting (Strike me!) and hates guns....Dr. Venture made him box in the jungle, so he'd hate him.

"To the egg sac!" Oh man, I love that.
Also great how Monarch said "I'll donate it to Locks of Love!" all evil with the raised fist.

Warriana's geese, Pyrois and Aethon, are named after steeds of Helios, Greek sun god that made the sun rise every morning.

I knew this was a Doc ep just from the title, and it really felt like his style.

Blue Morpho has metamorphosed!
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Feb. 22, 2016, 1:34pm
  • by LL
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Is it just me, or did the little guy in White's "Shuffle Dynamism" presentation look like one of the characters in the old Pink Panther cartoons? You know, the little inspector or the little painter guy? I loved the design.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 4:32pm
"Kano! Use your...karate stuff on him, whatever."
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Feb. 22, 2016, 5:04pm
What's up with Amazon? I bought the season pass and the new eps are usually up on Monday by the time I get home from work. I just checked and it's not there. Anybody else have this problem? I'm gonna try AS and see if I can watch it there.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 5:58pm
  • by Captain V
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Yeah, I used to buy Venture Bros. digitally in 2009/2010 but... then I lost them all.

The Blu-rays are tangible and I never lose them. I don't care what magical back-ups are offered either.

Anyway, I would just contact Amazon and tell them you want your sweet, sweet V. Bros. fix. It's really good to let them know how popular something is and how demanded it is.
Shit, they'll probably give you something free, they always give me $5-10 credit when I have any minor issues or actual problems. You just gotta sweet talk 'em.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 6:55pm
Okay. NOW it is up. I'm good now.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 7:33pm
  • by Captain V
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My guess on the next two:

Tanks for Nuthin' - Based on the synopsis... Think Tank (from the trailer) finally debuts and causes serious trouble for Rusty Venture. Meanwhile, Dr. Mrs. gets the spotlight as she has her hands full with that female supervillain that drives the RV (from the trailer) and wants to arch Venture.

It Happening One Night - That bald artistic villain (from the commercial) will attack the Venture's with his fellow artistic villainous comrades in very experimental and unorthodox methods. It will also be filled with art references and will be written by Doc Hammer.
And zhe bad grammar used in zhe title es how ze villains vill talk.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 6:34pm
  • by Captain V
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Oh, and we'll obviously see Hank on a date and more of Dean at college.
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Feb. 23, 2016, 11:53am
Okay, here is a possibility as to where things are going with Doc and Malcolm. Many of us are now assuming they are half-brothers, or even full on brothers, but I now have another theory. It looks like Ol' Jonas has corrupted Blue Morpho and either through some swinger's party or a wife / partner swap Doctor "Venture" is actually the son of the Blue Morpho and Malcolm, aka The Mighty Monarch, is actually the son of (Dun, Dun, Dun) Jonas Venture! How f'd up would that be? Would that mean that Malcolm would be entitled to Ven-Tech Industries?
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Feb. 23, 2016, 8:55pm
But then what about JJ? He's pure Jonas. I like the twist and how it would mess up these fragile souls, though.
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Feb. 23, 2016, 9:02pm
Maybe both Jonas and B.M. got the same woman pregnant, then JJ got absorbed in the womb by Rusty. Wouldn't it be funny if one of those actresses turned out to be Doc's Mom?
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Feb. 24, 2016, 9:04am
Ah, so the real "Rusty Venture" is when your dad and his BFFrenemy have a menage a trois, simultaneously impregnating the same woman with triplets, you absorb one of the other embryos, and you and your other brother get traded to the wrong dads and become mortal enemies, plagued with tragedy and failure. And after a lifetime of daddy issues, your absorbed brother emerges from your frail body as a handsome genius, embodying every Venturtastic characteristic your super scientist dad could have passed on to you, but didn't. Not to mention the copious amount of offspring clone slugs you blaze through yourself with wilted pride in the name of atrophied fatherhood.

Ha ha! Superscience!
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Feb. 24, 2016, 11:38am
  • by Captain V
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I truly believe that something crazy like that will actually happen.


AND-

Dr. Mrs. will be revealed to be the Monarch's long lost sister!
Big Star Wars esque twist, and then they'll divorce!

THEN-

The series finale will end with Rusty becoming a costumed evil doer and arching Malcolm... and Malcolm will become a hero and a successful scientist, taking up his rightful birthright! And then Sheila will marry someone else... 21 maybe.

FIN
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Feb. 23, 2016, 9:06pm
  • by Captain V
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Oh, and Hank and Dean's mother... probably totally created in a laboratory... with Sheila's eggs and Rusty's sperm!
Because she sold some eggs in college before meeting Limb to pay for her schooling... or something.
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Feb. 23, 2016, 9:10pm
  • by Captain V
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I'm just kidding... by the way.
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Feb. 25, 2016, 12:12am
  • by Rented Mule
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I liked that the video tape that The Monarch watched showing his father and Jonas dropping their pants with the girls was a call-out to Auto Focus, the movie about Bob Crane from Hogan's Heroes.
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Feb. 23, 2016, 9:58pm
  • by Captain V
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I didn't even assume it was a reference to that film, I just took it as a straightforward reference to Bob Krane's actual life.
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Feb. 23, 2016, 11:04pm
  • by Rented Mule
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The part at the beginning of the video where Monarch's dad is discussing the technical specs of the videotape recorder is right out of Auto Focus with Willem Defoe's character.
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Feb. 23, 2016, 11:35pm
  • by Captain V
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Cool. It's been awhile since I've seen that film.
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Feb. 23, 2016, 11:45pm
  • by Captain V
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Random Final Observations:

- Why didn't they just present the nano-bots from the previous episode at the Science Now Conference?

- Manolo and his crew are always working, yet... nothing is seemingly getting fully done.
And their work van is STILL smashed.

- Dr. Mrs. has a box labelled 'knick knacks' in her bedroom.

- 21 has a 20 sided die t-shirt, an unmistakable D&D reference.
21's real first name could be a reference to the co-creator of D&D, the late Gary Gygax.

- Dr. Mrs. must've been talking to nobody for several minutes in the shower... the Monarch is allll the way in the secret basement before she realizes he's gone.

- Manolo has acute hearing, he knew she was coming down the stairs instantly.

- It pleases me that the Monarch still hates Phantom Limb, Dr. Mrs. the Monarch's and Red+Dragoon's complete re-acceptance of him... still feels odd.

- Hank just needs his special hat if he wants to be a lady-killer again.

- Dr. Venture apparently carries numerous STD pamphlets at all times.

- The silent washing machine is the most reasonable invention pitched, even if it likely already exists in real life in some capacity.

- Billy and White's presentation slides flow seamlessly at the exact perfect timing of the natural conversation happening without any apparent operation... that's an invention worth pitching!

- Billy foreshadows that the mind control gas will go horribly awry.

- 24's momentary dialogue 'return' was perfect.

- Those old Blue Morpho sex tapes were definitely filmed in the Monarch's childhood home in his fathers study. The butterfly collection is a dead giveaway.

- There appears to be a running joke of Hatred getting severely beaten up this season.

- Billy gets gassed briefly by White during testing before the insanity with the gas later on. I wonder why he didn't trip immediately?

- The space suits were a nice touch, it made it actually feel like space travel.

- 1.075 million people watched this episode live.

- The aggro crag was a obstacle course/mountain from the show Nickelodeon Guts.

- Let Hatred get hospitalized. LOL!

- "Here's my plan.. I'm going to rocket that TOOL behind us!" - the Blue Morhpo

- Took him twenty years to grow it... now it's to trendy... he'll donate to locks with love. Totally hilarious!

- 21 has some badass ninja moves.

- Billy getting the short straw again is a reference to previous episodes.

- The Monarch and 21 save Billy... but you could argue they helped save everyone since Brock ran off.

- 21 definitely punched him to death, his skull was completely busted open.

- "Your secret is safe with me... Blue Morpho." - Billy

- 21 and the Monarch got their sweet retro ride towed, damn.

- The Monarch is slowly ruining his marriage more with every new episode.

- Always fun to see the Monarch without his cowel.

- Blue Morpho's basic initials are B.M.

- The hat hides the Monarch's signature eyebrows, hence why he only shaved his beard.

- Steve Rattazzi voiced the villainous Haraguetan. A clever play on the words harangue and orangutan.

That's all citizen's.
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Feb. 24, 2016, 12:40am
  • by Captain V
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Oh, and two more notes.

- Kate McKinnon has been in every episode this year (so far), as have many other cast members like Hal Lublin, who is new this year. The cast list is big on every episode and it shows, this is an insanely great season partially b/c of all the new characters.

- Warriana definitely lives in Wide Wale's building. This is situational irony, as she royally bad mouths the tower during her series introduction.
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Feb. 24, 2016, 2:20am
  • by AntonSolo (log-in troubles)
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Let's not forget the Citizen's Action League, or whatever they're called, are a front group for Wide Whale's extortion racket. Which brings up another thought. We know the O.S.I. acts as a sort of "super Villain interdiction force," dealing with those who aren't Guild members. But what about the other end of the spectrum? Is there some kind of similar organization for Superheroes? Granted, we've only rarely seen non-OSI heroes, i.e., Captain Sunshine and his "Action News" team. Or, to borrow a famous quote, " Who watches the Watchers?"
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Feb. 24, 2016, 6:34am
Here's a question: If Wide Wale has "exclusive arching rights" on Dr. Venture then why are these other clowns trying to menace him?
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Feb. 24, 2016, 9:13am
Wide Wale is a kingpin. His reach is far. He probably allows these shmos to give Rusty as much grief as possible so he doesn't need to waste his own time. Possibly hires them/tips them off. He'd certainly hear about it and if he had any issue, stop it himself.
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Feb. 24, 2016, 12:03pm
That is likely so. Sorta like how sometimes The Monarch would send his henchmen to arch Doc while he remained back at the cocoon. Hopefully these shmos will be more competent and / or menacing than the likes of Manosaurus and the Sri Lankan Devil Bird (R.I.P.)
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Feb. 24, 2016, 2:38pm
"- Dr. Venture apparently carries numerous STD pamphlets at all times." - That was a great callback to Assisted Suicide where Pete / Thanatos says the reason he made Rusty quit match.com was that "many of those women could be murderous gold diggers (like Doc was rich or something), or carries a chlamydia".
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Feb. 24, 2016, 2:42pm
One last (for now) observation: The tint on the windows in Rusty's bedroom rising at the start of the episode is likely a nod to the scene in Bladerunner where Decker is preparing to give Rachel the Voight-Kampff test at the Tyrell Corporation building. "It's too bright in here."
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Feb. 27, 2016, 12:08pm
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