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"Tanks For Nuthin" Discussion

Here we are again! Another week, another episode of Venture Bros. This week's episode is called "Tanks For Nuthin" and it's sure to be a real crowd-pleaser. Well, I assume it will be at any rate.

As per usual, use the comments here to talk about the episode, including all the stuff that happened, all the stuff you think might happen and whatever other stuff you want to talk about. There will be plenty of spoilers, so enter at your own risk. After you've watched the episode you can head over to the episode page to rate the episode. Enjoy!
Billy having the David Hasselhoff meltdown then getting made fun of by the original team Venture was good.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:10am
Including his mom!

"Cookie? There's a Nazi lady to see you!"
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:52am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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I think the was some 'David After The Dentist' there as well.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 4:39am
  • by The Blue Morpho
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Seeing Original Team Venture is one of my favorite parts. And they didn't fail to deliver in the finale, either.
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Mar. 21, 2016, 2:21pm
Lovin' the guest voices used in this episode so far! I like where story is headed (not just this episode, but this season). Looking forward to more!
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:11am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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It's amazing how they're tying everything together so well. Good job Jackson and Doc.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:27am
Yeah, I waited a few minutes so I would not vomit a long commentary on what everyone has already seen. I am stunned at how well they constructed the different plot lines and keep them going along with some great new ideas like the Irish Battle Axe and Think Tank.

Even having Brock submissive to Not Wonder Woman--sorry, blanking on character name--is a nice new turn. Now when does Molotov find out and become jealous.

Alright, will stop there!
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:54am
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Warriana.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 4:40am
Alexis Warriana is her screen name.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 3:56pm
Belated thanks and check marks!
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Mar. 12, 2016, 5:43am
I was thinking that the CCTV would come into play from last episode! Loling at Brock's uh, confession at the end!!
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:24am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Definitely. Loving how they're handling that relationship.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:25am
  • by LL
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Yeah, it's a brilliant plot device. Because the boys are growing up, they can't simply use Brock as the nanny anymore. Sure, Brock can be Dean's study buddy and can coach Hank about dating, but Brock now needs more than just a few domestic duties. Making him the more submissive partner in a new romance is a great--and hilarious--new development.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 10:15am
I love that Rusty is getting unintentionally framed for being the Blue Morpho.

The turd is the pool was great, as was Brock enjoying the "butt stuff".
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:26am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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It's the beard- there is definitely something going on beyond just the physical resemblance.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:28am
Yeah. I think it will come out that they are either brothers or half-brothers.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:32am
Funny, I wonder how much of that is intentional or it is just they look similar because they are drawn similarly. Sort of like how they used a random female character for the silhouette of Dermont's Mom--Rusty and Malcolm just happen to look similar . . . unless . . . it WAS all part of Their Plan?!
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:57am
I'm convinced it's all part of the plan. Hence several characters' confusion over who they are seeing.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 4:19am
This season is gonna be great to rewatch in one sitting! Especially whenever the next finale special happens in 2017 or whenever (since they've said this season doesn't really have a finale, similar to Season 5)
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:27am
  • by Captain V
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Hopefully the penultimate ep. works really well as a pseudo finale again. Devil's Grip previously serviced that need to deliver big, it definitely worked well as a finale.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:32am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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It's like one long episode at times. I wonder how much Doc and Jackson decided on before writing this season and how much happened organically in the writing process.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:32am
  • by Captain V
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Exactly, this season especially just feels like one huge movie!
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:36am
A story arc! Yes! Working great so far I must say.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 6:45pm
  • by Captain V
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I saw Think Tank's inevitable death a mile away... pun intended. I wonder why he didn't see that coming?

Excited to watch this one again, it was very dense... just like that flying poop into the pool.

Dr. Mrs. seemingly wants Rusty dead now too. Everyone is confused by that beard trimming!
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:28am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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He didn't factor in an unsanctioned team-up or old Battleaxe (that was a great pun, actually) into his strategy. Wondering if that's how they're going to get rid of all of Rusty's attempted arches. Interesting how the original assumption about the teaser promo with Blue Morpho is turning out true- the Guild probably assumes Rusty is the Blue Morpho and is killing his arches on purpose.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:38am
  • by Captain V
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Only three episodes left this season... and it's about to get insane!

On Blue Morpho's pyramid of peril you can see pictures of the seven upcoming villains: that bald avant-garde villain, an eyeball villain, a goat like villain, an ant villain, a walrus villain (maybe), and a dude with spiked hair, goggles, and is wearing a classic superhero costume.

Should be interesting, especially considering that everyone is probably going to go to war with Venture falsely b/c he's accidentally being framed by the Monarch.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 1:07am
  • by Captain V
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Oh, and... Dr. Mrs. must meet up with Hunter to discuss the Blue Morpho once things really heat up with regards to all the public and brutal villain murders. Perhaps they agree that it's Rusty pretending to be the Blue Morpho and mutually decide to terminate Dr. Venture!!

It could definitely happen now. Wow.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 1:25am
The Eyeball villain's name will no doubt be The Hairy Eyeball. It's a phrase. "Man, ever since I drank his juice box he's been giving me the hairy eyeball all day."
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Feb. 29, 2016, 8:39pm
I think it's funny / interesting how some of the villi... er, antagonists show some concern for Hank and / or Dean such as Dr. Nidada aka Think Tank advising Dean not to be home during his scheduled arching of Dr. Venture. So thoughtful.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 6:58pm
Wolves after me - please advise
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:38am
  • by Rented Mule
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We are out of TP - please get some on the way home

Is that why the Monarch had the deuce available to drop into Venture's pool?
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Feb. 29, 2016, 1:01am
  • by LL
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Those were the greatest things ever. I also loved how Dr Mrs the Monarch had marked Copy Cat's messages as SPAM. Attention to detail!
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Feb. 29, 2016, 10:18am
Jackson and Doc like their poop jokes:

"I'm not even going to flush! GAZE ON THE WRATH OF THE MONARCH!"
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Feb. 29, 2016, 1:10am
Have you seen Doc's twitter feed?
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Mar. 4, 2016, 9:35pm
Was that a Grampa Simpson reference? "I'm cold and there are wolves after me". Dragoon is definitely getting a bit senile.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 7:00pm
Now here is a question: Sheila--aka Dr. Mrs. The Whatever She Calls Herself These Days is attracted The Monarch, particularly when he is decisive and all of that.

So . . . when she DOES find out who Blue Morpho is, how will she react?
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Feb. 29, 2016, 1:14am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Pretty well, I'd think. She's been after Monarch to take some initiative since he got all lazy and gadabout-ish.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 4:42am
  • by LL
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Maybe, but it could easily go the other way. She's so by-the-book these days. She might be pissed that the Monarch has committed so many Guild violations, all while she is trying to re-establish the Guild as a stable institution.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 10:21am
After my second viewing, there was one line in it that confused me greatly.

"The poison in those darts is from the '70's."

Until this episode, I had The Monarch's DOB at September of 1961. In "Dia de Los Dangerous" we know that The Monarch "was a mere eight years old" when his parents plane went down and later in that same flashback that his birthday is in September (or perhaps October,) and that The Monarch's parents were alive to attend the Onassis Wedding in October 1968 ("Spanikopita!"). Because the plane went down in the summer, we can deduce that that happened at least one calendar year later.

If The Monarch's father was still alive in the 70's (and indeed the same Blue Morpho,) then that puts The Monarch's DOB even later.

Here's the trouble with that: How many years have to go by before you start referring to it as a decade? At the least, I would say two (seventies, plural). And in thus case, no more than six if we're working under the assumption that The Blue Morpho and Vendata are one in the same as Vendata was build probably no later than July 1976 (O.S.I. Love You). This is all important because both The Monarch and Dr. Venture attended State University at the same time. The younger we make the Monarch, the more improbable that happens.

We could make Rusty younger, but that gets hairy, too. We know his grandfather, Col
Lloyd Venture was already an established adventurer in perhaps his 30's or 40's no later than November 30, 1900, as he was on the same airship as Oscar Wilde (Orb). This puts his DOB in the 1860-70's, or early 1880's at the absolute latest. It's simple arithmetic from then on. We know Old Jonas died (or did he) in the mid 1980's. Assuming Col. Venture fathered late in life, the latest I can reasonably pin Jonas' DOB is the 1920's, which seems to fit as he seemed to be at least 40 or 50 in the 70's when most of Rusty's flashbacks begin.

Dr. Venture would've been born in 1960-61, as he was in his "44th year" in 2004. We know it was 2004 because it was a leap year like this year (Assassinanny 911) and an election year (... State Dinner?). Unless those events happened in 2000 (which is totally out of the question now) or 2008 (which also doesn't fit for a myriad of other reasons).

So, after all of that, if the Blue Morpho was around in 1971, that puts The Monarch's DOB at 1962, any later than that, and we run into some other problems.

That damned photograph. In it, Rusty and The Monarch appear to be not only around the same age, but at that age where kids that are a couple years older or younger are *clearly* older or younger.

Assuming The Monarch knows when his parents died (he would know, right?) We're getting pretty close to breaking continuity, here.

Or I'm over thinking it.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 2:01am
You probably are for I do not know how far Jackson and Doc think ahead. It seems, to me, they leave things open--like who Dermont's dad actually is--so they can create in the future. For example, I am not sure they ever started with a "reason" for The Monarch [!--Ed.] to arch/hate Dr. Venture. They may have one now. My suspicion--which is mine--is that Rusty laughed at Malcolm's creative writing in class. Who knows.

So they may have some continuity flaws here and there which they are willing to deal with just to have a better story.

Nevertheless, compliments on knowing all of that!

I do suspect they have fleshed out a "back story" or something involving Dr. Jonas Venture and The Monarch [!--Ed.]'s parents. Though sometimes I suspect it is something Malcolm latch on to and without it he does not feel he has a purpose. I expected him to be jealous of his wife's success and all of that, but he does not seem to care. He only cares about arching Dr. Venture.

And, you know, we still have no idea who the Venture Brothers' mom is. I would not be surprised if Doc and Jackson never bothered to work it out since it is such a great "question" to leave open.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 3:02am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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My guess is that it's much simpler than that- he was exaggerating or bought some second-hand darts.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 4:46am
  • by Chebghobbi
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Team Venture had to have met Morpho prior to them taking Spider-Skull Island for themselves in 1969, as Kano was a member at that point.

Also, according to the memorial outside Chuck Scarsdale's mansion, Wonder boy III died in 2006, and that was before the end of Season 1.

I think they're retconning the timeline so they don't have to age the boys two years every season. Remember they were biologically 16 in Hate Floats and Hank wasn't yet 18 in Pomp and Circuitry.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 9:35am
I'm very aware of that, my contention is that the entirety of the series, even up to this point takes place between 2004 and maybe 2008. The boys were still 16 (going on 17) in "Home is Where the Hate is," which puts at least a portion of season 3 in the same year as as season 2 (depending on the actual birthday of the boys) and most of, if not all of, season 1.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 1:08pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Not likely though- there are references in later seasons to pop culture that happened within the last five years.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 6:04pm
  • by TheSingulatarian
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I'm 51 (pretty close to Rusty's age), My father was born in 1924, My Paternal Grandfather was born in 1881.

Rusty's family tree is possible.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 12:07pm
That's actually very conforting to me, it means that the time line in my head is all very plausible. Where I'm a little leary is that I'm thinking Lloyd Venture would've been born about 10 years before your grandfather, but it's not unheard of for men to father children in their 50's or even 60's.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 1:12pm
Very possible. I have a friend who is 30ish, his father is almost 90. His grandfather was a very late father, too. Unlike women, men can father children until they die at any age. Over 50, the risk for your offspring to have mental health issues such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia is exponentially increased. My friend struggles with that, as does his father.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 1:20pm
Which would also help to explain how old Jonas could switch from intense to jovial back to downright murderous so quickly as we've seen in various flashbacks.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 1:24pm
  • by Flat Gordon with Freida Mercury
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i love Think Tank and Battle Axe! fave new characters!
a game of chess...


oh...oh no...ohhhhhhhhh.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 2:44am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Too bad you won't see any more of them.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 4:54am
(I was looking at it wrong)

I definitely feel this is the strongest season since s2!
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Feb. 29, 2016, 7:07am
Second worst episode of the season. Think Tank and Battleax (is that her name) were boring. The only good to come from them was dying in the giant hole in the lobby of the Venture building. The hole being the only successful killer of villains in the show.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 8:14am
  • by LL
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Sorry you didn't like it. I thought it was perfectly fine, even if the villains were a bit dull. I loved the Blue Morpho flying car, Dr Mrs the Monarch's action sequence, and the classically ridiculous "it all comes together" ending. And it was funny! But we all have episodes that we connect more or less with.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 10:30am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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The flying car was great- finally explained how you can drive a car to Spider-Skull Island.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 6:05pm
I bet Monarch HATES that Modern Enemy Monthly tshirt.

Wasn't it stated that we wouldn't see Brick Frog show up? Because he was totally in Battleaxe's bar.

Really enjoying how condensed this fast narrative is. So much is happening and it's only been under two weeks(?) I think. Need to check the first eps to see exactly, but these most recent ones were over a couple of days.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 10:07am
Speaking of the bar scene here's a name for a new villain; Jaegermeister the guy with the horns next to Brick-Frog.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 3:54pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Brick's been in the background of a couple episodes this season.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 6:06pm
Totally missed that! Where else has he shown up?
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Mar. 3, 2016, 2:41pm
In ep 1 he was in the audience DMTM was talking to.
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Mar. 4, 2016, 5:51pm
Ah, you're right. Thanks! I really want to see him in action. I love his costume dedication, always with the satchel of bricks.
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Mar. 4, 2016, 7:34pm
  • by LL
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So far, nothing that's been physically damaged has been magically fixed through the magic of television. The hole created by Wide Wale is still there, obviously, and Manolo's van is still crumpled from its collision with Warriana. I guess that means there will now be a giant, gaping hole in the glass wall of the Ventures' living area. I don't know how Brock will defend the family with that kind of wide-open scenario (not that he was doing so well prior to this episode).
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Feb. 29, 2016, 10:27am
The glass has been broken a couple of times already, but glass is (comparatively) easy to fix and Doc has the cash to do it (for now). The hole in the lobby is a major construction project and since Doc has all of three employees (assuming he pays Hatred) he's probably not in a rush to fix it. Plus I'm guessing it's going to become a running gag (if it doesn't already qualify as one).
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Feb. 29, 2016, 4:31pm
Along the lines of the above posts, have we seen J-bot after H.E.L.P.eR. pushed him off the roof at the end of Hostile Makeover? That quick gag gives me a huge fit of hysterical larfs.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 4:46pm
Was I the only one bothered by how Think Tank had a secret chamber in a classroom? I work at a university, and professors here have no control over which rooms their classes take place in.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 4:20pm
A super villain mind would have no trouble with this power of persuasion.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 4:44pm
just me, then
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Feb. 29, 2016, 4:47pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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I'll admit it's weird but it's definitely explainable. Besides the whole power of persuasion argument, Stuyvesant seems to be a big place for supers of all alignments. Wouldn't be surprised if the Group of Collegiate Investors was involved there, which would give Guild members on staff special room privileges.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 6:11pm
  • by Flat Gordon with Freida Mercury
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you can hide a sex, hazing ritual dungeon in a University, one could possibly be intelligent enough to have a secret panel built, by well paid workers, for your villainy right?

also, he drove a tank straight up a skyscraper. that should tell you something about TT's abilities riiiight?
this is definitely my favorite so far.
& one of the Residents relatives is a villain apparently.
anyhow-
we all miss Vatred's moobs this season....riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii?
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Mar. 1, 2016, 7:46am
  • by Destroyo
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They would if the college is actually a front for the guild. Someone has already mentioned the school's colors are the same. Also, TT seems to have been based on Marvel villain M.O.D.O.K.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 8:41pm
In the credits The Action Man and Col. Gentleman's names are not listed under the voices provided by Chris McCulloch.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 6:54pm
This thread has more comments in less than one day than Rapacity garnered in over a week. It's also one off of Maybe No Go. It seems there are alternating weeks of heavy activity...interesting.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 7:36pm
  • by mr grad student
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that was awesome. I was little underwhelmed by last week's ep. Totally back on board after today's show. Man do I ever wish there was more than three episodes left.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 8:19pm
You can really tell that Doc Hammer and Jackson Public love the venue change to... New York City (hear it in your mind like Dean says it in The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay). I'll bet a lot of what we're seeing in the street scenes are what they see all the time. I love the little touches like the church converted into a store, Limelight, with the 60% off banner hanging out front. I'll re-watch episodes a few times to catch everything I can and one of those extra viewings is to take in all the animation details. Now that's craftsmanship!
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Feb. 29, 2016, 8:50pm
I suspect that Doc and Jackson felt they had to reboot the series in New York because it had gotten stale where ever the old Venture Compound was located at. (I've always thought California). Season five seemed so weak I never bought the DVD. There is a lot more energy in New York, a lot more new and interesting characters.
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Mar. 4, 2016, 5:58pm
The old Compound was clearly in Colorado Springs!! ;)
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Mar. 5, 2016, 3:10pm
  • by Destroyo
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Future predictions: Rusty's early visit to the shop that specializes in costuming will figure into Sheila's investigation. Once the evidence is confirmed, the Guild is going full-lethal on Doc. Hatred is out of commission and Brock is otherwise distracted. This leaves only one one character who would want to keep Venture breathing, who is also able to stop the onslaught: The Monarch.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 8:55pm
This theory sounds awesome.
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Mar. 4, 2016, 10:01pm
Seems like you may be correct with now two episodes to go!
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Mar. 12, 2016, 5:52am
Nidaba was the Sumerian goddess of writing, learning, and the harvest.

And I love how you can see several other hero and villain mobiles in the impound garage like it's nothing out of the ordinary. The one with the horns on the front might be from Manotaur. If so, it's been there for awhile. Nice touch as when we last saw him he was wearing a NY transit authority uniform when Phantom Limb... scratched him off his sh*t list.

Also, the "black man not able to catch a cab in certain parts of town after dark" joke near the end of the episode?

Why does Dr. MtM have that special outfit yet all the other council members are still in their usual attire?
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Feb. 29, 2016, 9:09pm
Has anyone else noticed that Sheila's costume is eerily similar to Girl Hitler's?

Also, when Think Tank was spying on Brock, the screen listed
"License to Kill"
AKA

Goldilocks, Jesus Tralfaz, Ape Drape, Captain Mullethead, Frankenmullet, Brock of the Ages, Thinkulese, BrockLobster, Brockodile, Pop 'n' Fresh, Babe Ruthless, Brock Ness Monster, Agent Topanga Lawrence, Hockey Hair.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 11:28pm
  • by Captain V
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Seemingly, my predictons for the final two episodes have achieved fruition!

"A Party For Tarzan" - The Guild targets Dr. Venture for assassination, which ruins a party thrown for his fancy new friend.

"Red Means Stop" - The Guild of Calamitous Intent and the O.S.I. join forces to eliminate a threat, using Dr. Venture as the bait.
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Mar. 1, 2016, 6:24am
  • by Captain V
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Those are official the synopsis for the final two episodes of this run.
I guess that episode where everyone is in disguise as someone else is obviously the finale.
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Mar. 1, 2016, 6:27am
  • by captain midnite
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I'm a little verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves. I'll give you a topic: Battleaxe is based on the mother in "So I Married an Axe Murderer," played as by Oscar winning actress Brenda Fricker. Discuss.
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Mar. 1, 2016, 5:58pm
I'm not at all certain if you right or not, but gathering information like this (and roughly validating it) is what I have always liked about the episode notes on this site. I hope someone else takes up that mantle now, but I'm not sure if anyone will step forward.
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Mar. 2, 2016, 11:55pm
  • by Captain V
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Random Final Observations:

- Second lowest rated episode of the season with a 0.986 rating.

- The episode begins with the Monarch comfortable in his bed and ends with him shaking in his bed.

- Reoccurring jokes about free ink pens are a staple this season.

- When Doc mentions to Brock that he doesn't need another 'Olestra' on his hands, this is a reference to the food additive from 1996 that was initially used in Lay's potato chips and caused controversy and anal leakage.

- There was a ton of ketchup in that burger Billy was Hasselhoff-ing around with.

- Besides that "Red Reaper" villain I forgot to mention previously, all the other villains on the Monarch's hit list I listed descriptions of correctly... except nix the walrus villian. It looks like a spider villain actually, as I can now confirm he has multiple eyes.

- Manolo really fixed the Morphomobile, I mean... it flys just fine now and before it wouldn't even start normally.

- The Morpho Scooters look like they are actually hovercrafts... ermm, or something like personal airboats.

- Even though it rarely appears in shot, Wide Wale definitely has a blowhole on the top of his skull.

- Hank intelligently wears a moustache while working at the pizza parlor now, the ultimate (and comedic) disguise from villainy.

- Great observational humor with the line: "Why didn't anyone tell me we could just hologram in?" - Red Mantle

- The sheer amount of visual/sight gags in this episode are impressive, there are so many things to read and catch it's almost daunting.

- Ye Old BattleAxe, XXX Video, Stationary Cigars Candy Toys, OTB, Liquor, S'trokey's Totally Nude Full Bar, and Laundromat. Just a few of the buildings/signs in that rundown neighborhood.

- A bad animation error occurs almost immediately in the bar when Jagermeister's brown antlers pop-off and duplicate momentarily against the brown brick background.

- Billy probably would've loved Think Tank too, it's the giant head thing. Giant craniums are a reoccurring trope in the Venture universe. Think Tank is also a college professor, a classic trope of Marvel super villainy.

- All twelve of Dr. Mrs. the Monarch's visible e-mails are basically text gags. The Monarch wants TP, PL is dishing out another recipe, Watch wants his juice box, Dragoon is trolling with wolves, and Meteor Majeure has scheduled maintenance... just to name a few.

- The previous episode took place on October 7th according to the tapes, and the entire season seemingly takes place over the course of one week from Rusty's comments.

- Pirate Captain is pretty much running the whole company at this point.

- I'm happy someone else listed all of Brock's numerous nicknames from Think Tank's data screen.

- A van with a serious bull motif going on is seen briefly in the impound lot, a Manotaur reference perhaps?

- Instead of a gross made-up drink, Venture appears to be enjoying a regular cognac.

- Brock is once again rescued from falling to his death by happenstance.

- The big red button was the activation switch for flight mode in the Morphomobile.

- Venture purposefully was given a bad pen so it's leak on him.

- All the parking tickets obstructively blocking her view... probably didn't help BattleAxe from crashing. But was a nice animation touch seeing as where they just were. Anyway, she died in the same hole as her husband, almost poetic.

- Jackson's voice credits are screwed up. He didn't voice Hatred in this one but is listed as so, and several characters actually voiced don't get listed. There was probably a deleted scene of Hatred and Dean at the hospital... but it doesn't explain the errors.

- Brock continually fibs to Warriana yet he knows about her lasso... he must like being tied up as well.

- Warriana's full name/alias is revealed in this episode: Alexis Warrington.

- Hank now knows about the bugs Wide Wale hid... interesting, that'll probably come up again.

- Jeffrey Wright voiced Think Tank, what's funny is he actually looks a bit like the character.

- And lastly, who can blame Monarch for wanting to kill Manolo... this is the first episode any construction actually gets completed. But... you do pay for the quality.

That's it. Bring on the final three episodes.
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Mar. 3, 2016, 6:30am
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Addendum:

- Billy and White have officially moved in with Rose, the Action Man, and Colonel Gentleman.

- Think Tank is a parody of Marvel supervillain MODOK.

- The long-running joke of Rusty hitting on Dr. Mrs. resurfaces.

- The direct phone line to the mayor hidden in the bust is a reference to countless superhero programs and comics from decades ago.

- Think Tank appropriately has a very similar moustache to Friedrich Nietzsche. Perfectly fit for a villain whose beyond good and evil.

- Ye Old Battleaxe has so many axes for decorations... it is beyond hilarious. A few outside, some above the bar, one on the bathroom door, and some paintec on the logo sign.

- Pirate Captain is officially the C.O.O. of Ven. Tech. Industries.

- Warriana has a W on her coffee mug.

- Brock's OSI clearance level is only at 8 and his urine temperature is .98.

- Think Tank avoids Brock at first but... obviously the only fun he has during the home invasion is fighting with Brock.

- For some reason I really like Think Tank's magical tank treads. To scale a building so effortlessly with a big tank/mech suit is quite impressive. It was done for comedic reasons... but I thought it was pretty neat and unexpected. And I enjoyed how it was never addressed or explained furthermore. Just one of his special powers, like his energy shield.

- White just keeps pushing for them to STILL take god gas to Science Now. Hilarious.

- Brock's metal plate likely helped save his life fro the cannon blast.

- Think Tank ditches his purple cowel by the time he leaves the Venture's.

- Watch and Ward just toss the cellphone in the back when they takeoff after Battle Axe, it's incredibly brief and funny.

- Dr. Mrs. the Monarch has official GCI digital binoculars.
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Mar. 3, 2016, 7:27am
Way to take on the mantle! You're slaying it.
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Mar. 3, 2016, 2:56pm
If Wide Wale bugged the Ven-Tech video surveillance system then HIS henchmen must know what a Dark S-7 maneuver is.
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Mar. 3, 2016, 7:41pm
When did the Action Man, Rose and Mr. Gentleman move to New York? When did they move in together?
"- The direct phone line to the mayor hidden in the bust is a reference to countless superhero programs and comics from decades ago." -- but most visibly in the Batman show.
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Mar. 4, 2016, 6:02pm
At the end of The Devil's Grip. Col. Gentleman mentioned to Rodney and Rose that he was now living in a brownstone on Christopher Street in NYC and invited them to move in with him.
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Mar. 5, 2016, 4:52pm
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Captain V, you are amazing!
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Mar. 4, 2016, 8:28am
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Thanks everyone!

News: I just saw a promotional spot and noticed that the new grim reaper esque villain is actually named Red Death.
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Mar. 6, 2016, 6:50am
Hmmm. That could be from this Edgar Allen Poe story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Masque_of_the_Red_Death

Or from this NY Extreme Metal band:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Death

Or maybe some combination thereof.
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Mar. 6, 2016, 7:42am
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