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"Momma's Boys" Discussion

Welcome back, friends. Our weekly thread of the week this week is about the Venture Bros. episode entitled "Momma's Boys", which I'm sure you agree is an excellent title for an episode! As always, discuss whatever you want about this episode and how it ties into the series in the comments here. However, to those who have not seen the show, beware spoilers, since the comments will be full of those things. If you like spoilers then feel free to poke around, but otherwise you might want to wait until you've seen the episode. Enjoy!

Shirt Club: This week's shirt is a Shallow Gravy shirt, as seen in the show!
  • by Blixa Barfgold & Homeless Travel Pillow Patsy
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Laughing & laughing...then Benny Hinn ("I've heard the voice of god") shows up...http://isachar-photography.photoshelter.com/image/I0000e7jCJWIdVb0
Pink Floyd quote. Oh maaan..

The escape was completely amazing with all the goofballs. One flew over the cuckoos nest.
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Jul. 7, 2013, 11:55pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Glad they got some use out of the Apache Chief guy from 'Bright Lights, Dean City', I'll say that.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:50am
  • by BENJI
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also known as "Big Chief Sometimes small"
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Jul. 8, 2013, 2:30am
  • by Sphinxter Magma
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Anyone catch the Murderface drawing on the wall during the breakout?
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:51am
  • by Ghobbi
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Ha! I just spent the last ten minutes watching that scene and looking for a picture of Killface. D'oh.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 2:19pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Insane criminals yes, effective no. I'm liking this so far. Dean's stuff intrigues me most. Crimerobot's pretty great though.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:13am
"He's Crime Robot!! Who acts as . . . a crime robot!"
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Jul. 8, 2013, 4:21am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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"We programmed him to only think of crime!"
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Jul. 8, 2013, 8:57pm
Hank armed with a "hank of yarn"....great!
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:14am
Dunwich Asylum is terrific. Batman reference and Lovecraft reference in one fell swoop.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:17am
That was great: taking the name of another of Lovecraft's fictional towns.

In the establishing shot of the Asylum, you can see the name over the gate is spelled DUNWITCH. It might be reading too much into it, but it could be that Hammer & Publick are taking a stance on the pronunciation of everyone's favorite crumbling New England hamlet filled with fish-men: Lovecraft fans are divided over saying it DUNNICH and DUN-WITCH.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:53pm
  • by Justin
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Only there are no fish-men in Dunwich, that's Innsmouth.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 8:31pm
...i am mortified to have made that mistake. Dunwich is a crumbling hamlet filled with inbred yokels and sorcerers, not fish-men!
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Jul. 10, 2013, 6:55am
Indeed! Your error was . . . unnameable!!!

Wait . . . that sound behind me! HAS ME BY THE TENTACLES!

I"M DRAGGED DOWN THE STAIRS . . . THE THREE-LOBED EYE!!
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Jul. 11, 2013, 4:29am
I did love the design of the asylum's exterior. It was one of the better "establishing shot" backgrounds of the season, I think.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 1:13pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Myra looks ... different. Knew she wasn't the real mom. Love Radical Left and more Orpheus!
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:24am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Wow, Dermott actually did cool. Loved the end credits song 'DIE-heria'. This was a good episode. Felt a bit short for some reason though.

In other news, looks like it is the robot suit guy for Bot Seeks Bot. That looks like a good one too.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:30am
Yeah, the pacing was a bit odd. Loved it doe
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:33am
  • by Ghobbi
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Is the Bot Seeks Bot trailer available anywhere? I'm watching across the Atlantic so I have to wait for people to upload it places.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:09pm
Wait...so does this mean that Nikki is Hank & Deans mom? And Hank had sex with her?!? If that's true then it's a good thing he wiped his memory.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:30am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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I don't think so. Hank and Dean were about 20-22 years ago and Dermott's only 17-18. Leaves the question of who open though. Probably no one consequential though.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:32am
Indeed. Would not be surprised if The Powers That Be have not decided themselves. Sort of one of those fun things to leave unanswered. Hence why in that episode long, long ago, Doc starts to muse, "that's right, I never really did tell you about your mother," then gets interrupted. It is a "fun" thread to leave hanging.

And I think they do this simply to allow further ideas. They did not map out the plots for--what?--ten years? In the commentary for I think the same episode, then noted how they used a generic character for the shadow of Dermott's Mom--some woman they use in a crowd or something--and then noted how people tried to figure out the identity based on the shadow! They had not really decided themselves.

Anyways, half-way through the show I was thinking "Great separate episode that does not have to advance the overall story arcs" . . . then felt "wrong!"
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Jul. 8, 2013, 4:28am
"They grow up so fast. Well, if you let them."
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:54pm
Rusty sucks at science, so we know he didn't clone anybody. The boys are leftover bits from something Jonas Sr cooked up ages ago, I'm betting. 'Ever notice how many OSI agents look like Hank? Maybe he's another Super Soldier experiment Rusty got attached to, or made to keep Rusty 2.0 (aka Dean) company.

Or maybe I dreamed this up to make the whole "boinking dad's ex who happens to be my half-brother's mother" a little less creepy. :)
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Jul. 9, 2013, 1:43am
Not so sure Rusty had nothing to do with them. Remember, Ben told Dean that he, Jonas Sr, "and yes, your father" perfected cloning technology after they had been *given* a perfect genetic map. When are we going to see "Old Man Potter" again anyway?

I now suspect Hank and Dean have no mother: that they are genetic constructs. A bit of Rusty, a bit of Jonas, perhaps a bit of Col. Gentleman, Action Man, et al.

Whatever happened to RUSTY's mother? And is The Monarch Rusty's brother/cousin/clone as well? Look at their noses. Their red beards. Sorry if this is old speculation, i have been obsessed in solitude since being Venturized only four years ago.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 7:57pm
  • by Jerr
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I must have missed something during the riot, because I am uncertain how Hank ascertained that Myra wasn't their real mother... :/
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:33am
Myra was going to try to shove Dean back into her, so she could truly give birth to him, implying that she didn't really do so in the first place. Also, heck yeah, Pink Floyd reference. Totally awesome.

As a side note, I missed like the first half of the episode, so I had no idea what was going on. I didn't miss anything too important, did I?
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:37am
  • by Jerr
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Thanks, so it was semantic issue I wasn't picking up! :) First half I preferred.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:41am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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You can probably figure it from the second half. Dermott and Hank had been using the talking teddy bear via cell phone to keep Rusty occupied while they played gigs. When they stopped using it, Rusty suspected the worst so he and Hatred went searching for By Golly Gulch. Dean had been talking to a girl a lot on the phone (turned out to be Myra, as you saw). To stop Rusty's obsession, Hank and Dermott pretended to be crazy villains to get locked in Dunwich and find the voice of Ted, who'd gone crazy and went supervillain.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:44am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Oh, and Gary was there for exposition and an extra crazy guy.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:45am
Gary's lost a lot of weight. Last season he bulked up but was still fat rather than just completely fat. Kind of living his dream more properly.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 4:20am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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He's grown into that armor.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 8:59pm
  • by Jerr
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Also, I've been waiting all season for Dr. O, was not let down!
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:37am
  • by Great Lincoln's Ghost
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Definitely not enough Dr. O this season
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Jul. 8, 2013, 6:26pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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She said she "finally" wanted to birth Dean, which means she never got to in the first place. Maybe she thought it was some sort of immaculate birth but without the mother instead of without the father, hence the Virgin Mary get-up.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:37am
  • by Captain V Bro.
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The reveal at the end by Dermott is was what made it truly great.

That and Ted!
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:35am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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That guy is way too nice to have been a villain. I mean Ted, not Dermott. Dermott probably wouldn't become a villain either.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:39am
Yeah, but his story is that he accidentally hugged Ronald Regan too hard. He is a nice guy...but that's also easy to interpret as villainy. I don't think he actually did anything maliciously, it was just interpreted that way.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 11:32am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Isn't that a John Hinckley reference though? Technically, he only shot Reagan so Jodie Foster would love him. I guess villainy and insanity are two sides of the same coin.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 9:44pm
  • by Unkiedev
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One of the best episodes, IMHO. Really top notch stuff here. I love Cuckoo Clock!
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:43am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Are you one of Momma's Boys?
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:48am
  • by Dinobot 2
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Dermott 'Venture' has a nice ring to it!

GO TEAM.. IT'S GETTING WATERED DOWN, ACCORDING TO HANK!
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:44am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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It feels like forever since they did one though, so I don't know what Hank's talking about.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:45am
I thought that was a reference to Hank not being there. He, Hank, and Dermott did it at the end of season four, but I don't think Hank's ever done a "Go, Team Venture!" without his brother. I found it kind of touching. But my interpretation could be totally wrong.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:54am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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I can see that too.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 2:18am
Actually Hank did a "Go, Team Venture" without his brother in the Halloween episode. And when I say 'without his brother' I mean without Dean. Technically he did do it with his brother, Dermott.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 5:57pm
Such a good episode. Along with last week's, probably my favorite so far. Love the ones that pick up on plot threads from seasons past. Especially love when A and B (and in this case C) plots merge at the end. I was confused for a minute though, because at first I thought Orpheus knew about Dermott being Doc's kid because he helped the Alchemist see the past with the spell on Dermott's house key, but I guess if Al didn't fill him in on the whole story he had no way to connect the pregnant Nikki in the vision to Dermott.

The Dermott stinger was pretty great too. Now Hank just needs to learn of his clonage and everyone will be on the same page. :-P

And has everyone checked out the shirt for this week yet? Probably the one I'm gonna end up wearing the most.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:44am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Rockin! Who's wearing it, though? I feel like I should recognize her, since she's so attractive.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:48am
Yes, they left out who she is unlike the other models; I shall call her Smokin' Hot!
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:50am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Hold on a sec- is that Paget Brewster? The image is a bit grainy but when I compare the photos, it's close enough to make that guess.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:01am
I believe that's her. And it looks like she's reprising her role as Amber Gold next week. That looks like a great episode. I can't wait.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:07am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Yup, O.S.I.'s been on target this season.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:10am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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It occurs to me- Maculauy Culkin modeled the shirt club shirt a few weeks ago. Everybody else who's done a shirt has guest voiced. Anyone else think this means we'll be hearing Mac in one of the eps this season?
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:16am
I've wondered about that, too. I don't know why he'd be modeling a shirt, otherwise. I guess it's possible he's just a fan, but my guess is that he's going to be doing some voice work.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:40am
Doc said on his Facebook that he is a friend, though I don't know the capacity of it beyond that. He also didn't reveal if he had done an voice or anything, but yeah, seems somewhat likely.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 2:45am
  • by Ghobbi
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Makes me wonder what Culkin reckoned to the obvious Michael Jackson-inspired aspects of Handsome Ransom...
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:22pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Wouldn't it be hilarious if Mac was voicing the new Wonderboy from the trailer for next week's episode though?
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Jul. 8, 2013, 9:02pm
  • by Ghobbi
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Brilliant! Although the new Wonderboy looks remarkably Deanish to me. I hope you're right and I'm wrong.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 3:56am
  • by Ghobbi
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Brilliant! Although the new Wonderboy looks remarkably Deanish to me. I hope you're right and I'm wrong.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 3:56am
I think he either had his memory wiped along with Hank in Season 4, or he wanted to tell Dermott but was waiting for the right circumstance to spill the beans. The only other way would be that the Alchemist never told Orpheus that they were trying to find Dermott's father, and Orpheus probably thought the woman was pregnant with Hank and Dean.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 6:10pm
  • by Tina
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I can't believe Dr. Orpheus showed up and saved Dermott like that.
And that he pretty much told Dermott the truth about his father.

Crazy, crazy, and a damn good episode.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:52am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Orpheus is cool like that. Though how did Helper know that'd work? I didn't think he knew about the whole Dermott's lineage thing.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:56am
He was an actual character this episode! I don't think he's been like that since, well, the last Myra episode.

Ever since Hatred showed up, I'd been really wanting to see him meet Myra, since it was suggested she was a semi-recurring problem for the Venture clan, and actually almost-sorta held up against Brock. This played out so much better, though.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:03am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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What did end up happening with Myra? I know they abandoned her once Hank undid the brainwashing but is she alive or did they kill her during the asylum break?
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:09am
They probably just locked her up again. I'm sure she'll be back again at some point.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:28am
Androids in this show are like dogs - they pick up on that sixth sense stuff.... even sort of looked down on as 'needy' - when Billy told White in the premiere "no more androids get a cat!"
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Jul. 8, 2013, 10:11am
I'm with you about Orpheus. He's great, and I wish he and the Triad were in more episodes. I thought his role in season four's "Assisted Suicide" deserved more love.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:37am
I have always suspected that Dr. Orpheus moving into the compound was not by chance. His comments to Dermott about sensing when a Venture was in trouble reinforces this in my opinion.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 6:08pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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It was in the cards, you mean? Considering his first episode had him stopping an infernal device and how many other unholy experiments must have happened at the compound, that makes a lot of sense.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 9:05pm
  • by Frostly
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Weird thing with H.E.L.P.E.R. Dermot can understand him now? Does that mean that it takes awhile to understand Helper or is it like a genetic thing?
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:04am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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The first one, I believe. I can get the general idea with what Helper says, though his idea to call Orpheus I couldn't understand.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:08am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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I saw Hodgman's name in the credits but they went by too fast to see who he voiced. Anybody catch that or recognize his voice in the episode?
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:12am
was he the voice of Big Time?
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:46am
  • by Anthropomorphic Cow Named Stan
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it said "Guard", "Maybe Man", and "Cop 2"
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Jul. 8, 2013, 2:07am
I'm re-watching the episode since my just got home from work, and we are laughing over Gary wearing Ninja/Jedi getup. He also almost choked on some soup during the bank break in scene.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:14am
I don't expect agreement about this, but I hated that episode. I found it to be the one real disappointment in an almost flawless season. I know I'm inviting hateful responses, but here were my problems with it:

First, I love Shallow Gravy and would have loved another half-hour about Hank's and Dermott's delusions of grandeur. Instead, we get a farce about Hank and Dermott teaming up with Gary to spring the voice of Ted out of an asylum. As if even those jackasses couldn't come up with a better way to calm Doc about Ted's disappearance.

Second, I know Doc is often clueless, but his behavior in this episode strained credulity beyond its breaking point. The stuff about Grumpy Bandersnatch and By-Golly Gulch and whatnot--it was just too ridiculous. Doc isn't the world's greatest super-scientist, obviously, but he's smart enough to clone copies of his sons and bring dead henchmen and congresswomen back to life. He's not mentally handicapped.

And finally, the resolution was just insane. Hatred crashes his jeep in a gulch that just happens to be a few feet from the asylum to which Dean and Gary have been committed; things in a riot from which Hank, Dean, and Gary just walk away; etc. I know Doc Hammer rarely wraps things up in a neat package, but I thought the ending here was just plain lazy.

Anyway, there were things that I liked about the episode (e.g., Orpheus, who should be utilized more, in my opinion), but overall, I didn't care for it.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:31am
  • by beb off-site
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Actually I agree with you, except I've found this to be a troubled and troubling season where Jackson and Hammer seem to be rewriting the Venture-mythos and usually for the worse.

Myra as the boy's mother made a lot of sense when first introduced - prior bodyguard, gets a little too close, has babies and goes insane (possible from when Doc presents her with live copies of her death-prone babies). Now Myra's out and there's some other woman (besides Nikki) whom Doc had sex with. Or did he clone the boys from his own DNA and never involved a mother? No, he had a story about their mother that he didn't get around to telling. In any case it's beginning to look as if Doc had had a lot of sex in his mid-20s even though he goes on (and on) about how little sex he's had in his life. It's a total cock-up.

On the other hand, if she knows that Hank and Dean are clones of her original babies then technically she never gave birth to this Dean and her statements in this episode are true if misleading.

Then, of course Dermott had to have known that Docwas his father all along. When he was introduced in the Buddy System he was taken to the Day Camp specifically to meet his father and afterward was asked what he thought of him. That only makes sense if Dermott know which adult at the camp was his father. Now Dermott does says "Are you sure he's my father." And in Dermott's subsequent appearances he acts like a guy who bonded with Hank and doesn't know anything about being Hank's half-brother. But he had to have known.

And while the Teddy Ruxpin gag was cute in "Every which way but Zeus" it really didn't deserve a callback.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 8:24am
When Dermott was first introduced, he spent the entirety of that season thinking that he was Brock's son until Brock told him otherwise. After that, he honestly didn't know who his dad was.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 10:49am
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Yeah, we didn't even find out until "Everybody Comes To Hank's".
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Jul. 8, 2013, 9:08pm
"[I]t's beginning to look as if Doc had had a lot of sex in his mid-20s even though he goes on (and on) about how little sex he's had in his life."

This wasn't one of my initial problems with the episode, but it's more bothersome the more I think about it. In "Assisted Suicide," we meet The Rusty's id, who hangs out next to a rotating bed containing all of Doc's conquests. And by "conquests," I mean any woman who's ever given Doc the time of day: Tara Quymn, Sally Impossible, Dr. Girlfriend, Myra, the pornstar from "Cupcakes" magazine, Lindsey Wagner . . . . That may be the full list. In any event, the implication is that Doc is VERY sexually inexperienced. Maybe Jackson and Doc can ret-con their way out of this, but it's going to be difficult.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 11:09am
  • by bfunk
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It's still entirely possible the boys have been clones from the start. All we really have to go on about the boys having a mother that Doc had real life sex with is that "I never told you about her..." line. For all we know he had someone donate eggs and used those to "make" the boys without ever having sex. Knowing Doc it could've started out as a cloning experiment that he couldn't sell once Congress banned the research.

As for Doc being so ridiculously naive...you're not wrong, but then again, as Doc sort of alludes to at one point in the episode, he's seen some weird shit. It's pretty difficult to create an implausible situation for a guy who spent his entire life being chased by dinosaurs, mummies, lunatics in butterfly suits, etc.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:29pm
  • by Ghobbi
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It's never said that the women in Rusty's Invisible Harem are *all* of Doc's conquests (or rather all the women who've given him the time of day, as you say). It could just be that those are the women who are on his mind. Aside from Lindsay Wagner he's met all of the others in the last few years of his life.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:37pm
Yeah, I guess that's true. If it were all of Doc's conquests, then Nikki would be included. Still, we're meant to understand that Doc is sexually inexperienced, so the list of potential mothers of the boys can't be that long. My guess--based on nothing more than a gut feeling--is that we've already been introduced to the mother at some point.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 6:06pm
  • by Ghobbi
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Agreed, although I at least laughed at this one, whereas I thought S.P.H.I.N.X. Rising wasn't funny at all after the acid magnet joke. Both episodes contained gaping plot holes (how had Myra managed to start a cult among the inmates with herself at the centre? If Dr. Mrs. The Monarch knew that Hatred had found the explosives under the compound, why did they still try to activate them?). Also I'm pretty sure Orpheus should know about Dermott being Doc's son, but I'll probably have to watch Everybody Comes to Hank's again to be sure.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:00pm
  • by Ghobbi
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I suppose it's acceptable that Orpheus didn't know the key he and Al used in their spell at the end of ECtH had come from Dermott, but I do find that fairly far-fetched. I can live with the idea that Al didn't tell him the whole story though; it seemed that he didn't want to know it himself. But then at the end of the episode it's clear that Brock and ShoreLeave know the full story too...
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:32pm
  • by Great Lincoln's Ghost
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I'm fairly certain Dr. o knows the whole story. I think he was just trying be subtle 'cause he probably didn't feel it was his place to just tell that big a secret to Dermott.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 6:31pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Yeah, it might blow his mind to get that info all at once. He drops hints here and there and eventually Dermott will pick up on it.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 9:09pm
  • by superduperlooper
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I thought it was pretty obvious in the taxi ride home how Orpheus was slowly explaining it like Dermott was five, so he could sort of come to the conclusion himself.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 11:53am
  • by Eartha Kite & Dismalicious Winds from Provo
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"how had Myra managed to start a cult among the inmates with herself at the centre?"

If you go to a loony bin, some of the folks in there are pretty malleable. If you are having sex in the restroom 2xs a day with all of them you might end up a cult figure (or if you have a great speaking voice, touch the arm while talking, making eye contact promising treats with a recruiter cooter).
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Jul. 8, 2013, 9:44pm
  • by Ghobbi
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Speaking from experience there?
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Jul. 9, 2013, 9:42am
  • by Ghobbi
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Speaking from experience there?
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Jul. 9, 2013, 9:42am
this one was so out of the box! with some questions answered, new ones spring up. who is the real mom? will dermott now be included in family adventures? is gary starting to miss henching for monarch? did hank knit his hank all by himself?? i love how the episodes written by doc make you scratch your head and force you to rewatch. major plot points are always inserted into the dialogue in a subtle way. also this was hands down the silliest episode. probably written very late at night. hilarious!
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:40am
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Lot of single moms in the Ventureverse. Anyone think Jonas Sr. is a sperm donor to almost everyone's mother in the series? Maybe anyone with red hair can call him 'father'.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 1:52am
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The Heist scene was probably one of the greatest things I have ever seen!
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Jul. 8, 2013, 2:10am
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And yet not enough Dog Day Afternoon.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 2:20am
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I loved this one!
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Jul. 8, 2013, 2:42am
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One of Doc Hammer's best.

The song during the end credits is called "DIEarrhea" written by Hammer and performed by SG!

Also I loved that Dermott said 'douche' at the end instead of 'chirp'.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 2:53am
The song was great. I'll take as much Shallow Gravy nonsense as Jackson and Doc want to throw at us.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:22pm
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the episode seem a bit slow, but ahhhhhhh loved the ending, the look on everyone's faces qhen Dermott called Dr. Venture Dad, greatest family moment
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Jul. 8, 2013, 3:26am
You thought so? I thought Dermott's reaction to learning he's a Venture was really out of character. Dermott seems to hate Doc, what with Doc's constant attempts to teach him manners, make him do chores, etc. And Dermott clearly clashes with Dean. The prospect of being related to Doc and Dean should have driven Dermott crazy, but he didn't act like it was a big deal, at all.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 3:39am
Dermott has been looking for a Dad. As you remember, his "Mom"--Grandmom--told Dermott who his Dad was. Unless she lied and said it was Brock, but that would not make sense.

Dermott probably did not believe it, and Doc certainly tried to hide it. He received proof from DoCTOR ORPHEUS!!!1!!

What brother does not fight with his brother.

In other words, great episode. You must now stand in the corner while we throw fish at you.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 4:01am
"Unless she lied and said it was Brock . . . ."

I think that's exactly what happened. In "Tears of a Sea Cow," we get the scene where Hank and Dermott are camping on the lawn and listening to music. When Dermott finds out that the casette they're listening to is Brock's, his demeanor suddenly changes, and he asks if he can have it. Then later, when he and the Monarch's henchmen confront each other, he says, "Would you believe I'm Brock Samson's long-lost son?" I don't think there's any question we're meant to believe that Dermott has been told Brock is his father, or at least that he has misinterpreted his mom's "You wanna meet your daddy, he's right up the road" to mean that Brock is his father.

And as someone who has brothers, I know that brothers fight. It's different, though, when you don't KNOW the person you're fighting with is your brother. I just think a real reaction would have been surprise or denial or something.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 10:31am
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She told Dermott that his dad could be found at Rusty's Day Camp, but didn't name him, expecting him to meet Doc and realise that he was his father, and instead he got it wrong and assumed it was Brock. Then in Everybody Comes to Hank's he told Hank (off-camera) that Brock was his father - he wasn't lying, he was just genuinely mistaken.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:03pm
Right, the misinterpretation possibility. Either way, Dermott really believed Brock was his father. That's why I think the reveal that he's a Venture--that Doc is his father--should have been more jarring.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:15pm
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My interpretation of the whole Dr O/Dermott reaction thing...

I am pretty sure that Dr. O remembers the whole truth - he saw the whole thing through the key, if you recall. He probably came when summoned by a Venture brother without realizing it was Dermott, then made a decision on the spot to reveal the truth to him (in his canny magic way). Dr Orpheus is one of the most stand-up characters on the show - he may have figured it was time already for Dermott to know the truth?

And as out-of-character as it seems for Dermott to take all this so calmly, upon further thought it makes a lot of sense. Dermott is desperately searching for his identity through the figure of his missing father - that's been his entire arc. At first, he was told it was Brock, but Hank and Al informed him he was mistaken during the Everybody Comes to Hank's episode. I think it might have been a relief in some ways...? I mean, they did absolutely hate each other during the one episode they interacted in.

Whereas on the other hand, to take on the identity of a Venture Brother means not only to be the literal brother of his best friend in the entire world, but also to be an heir to this awesome (in Dermott's eyes) world of super science and heroes and bad guys. And Doc has already been acting more fatherly toward him than any other man in his life. Frankly Dermott might be getting the best of him in that regard. Dean is... he's hiding in his room all the time so who cares.

Lastly (why do I always do 1000 word comments?), I think that the theme of the episode - mothers - also resonates in this sub-story too. Dermott and Dean are sharply contrasted in their reactions to life-changing secrets being revealed. Dean has been moping and floundering about for this entire season, making worse and worse life choices. Calling up Myra is arguably the nadir, at least at this point. But it's also very illustrative. He took a potential risk with his life - cautious Dean! - because of how much he wanted a mother figure. Whereas Dermott casually accepted the news from Orpheus as a good thing, and a step up in life. Reason being: He already *has* a mother (really his grandmother, but), an involved mother, who loves him and supports him. He even comments off-handedly that she made him sign up for some sort of anti-alcohol thing, which is not something a hands-off parent does. She also picks him up whe he needs a ride, and probably helped him get his job. Dermott has a secure base already, which isn't quite enough, but it's worlds beyond what Dean has. Dean and Hank may be the "heirs" to the world of Venture, but Dermott has the most important thing already... at least from Dean's point of view. Hank is blissfully happy right where he is :)
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Jul. 8, 2013, 7:45pm
I think it helps to keep in mind just how full of shit the average Dermott really is. Not just about judo or guitar skills, but his overall demeanor.

Consider the way he acts around Hank, and the fact that he actually manages to hold a job, and follows his (grand)mother's curfew. Deep, deep down, there's a sweet little kid in there.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 4:10am
That and I think the Powers That Be modify, adapt, expand characters as they need. For some reason, they loved the Moppets and promoting Sgt. Hatred's pedophilia--they listened to the fan response and diminished both. So Dermott just may have started as the stereotypical neighborhood douche who always has a story and an excuse and found him a useful addition.

Or I am over thinking this again. This is a very nice wine. . . .
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Jul. 8, 2013, 5:10am
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If they were listening to the fans I think Sgt hatred would have disappeared half way through season half. As for downplaying his pedophilia I suspect the network was involved in that.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 10:10am
That's a fair interpretation. I'm just saying that, for me, Dermott's reaction read as false. That would be a big reveal for any kid, but it would be particularly huge for someone who--as someone pointed out above--is looking for a father. No matter how full of s#!t, I can't imagine a real kid taking things so calmly.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 10:35am
It's possible that Dermott already knew and this was just him finally confirming it. He may have just idolized Brock because Brock is cool as an unrelated thing (that also happened to be misdirection).
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Jul. 8, 2013, 11:18am
I guess that's possible. But it sure seems like Dermott believed Brock to be his father. In addition to the stuff from "Tears of a Sea Cow," there's "Everybody Comes to Hank's," in which he tells Hank that Brock is his father. It just seemed that Dermott's belief was real, at least initially.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 11:37am
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It may just be that Dermott now realises he has leverage with the Ventures - he's the oldest brother and the son that Doc abandoned, and if he wants to be selfish about that and milk it then he now has the opportunity. He could even blackmail Doc - I don't know about the statute of limitations in Ventureverse Colorado but is there still a possibility Doc could go down for statutory rape? There's probably still a fair amount of value in the Ventures' land and Jonas Sr.'s legacy.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:41pm
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Plus Dermott isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. He may have just realised how much of a shock his big revelation would be to his father and brothers, and not considered the blackmail possibilities. Evidently I'm a much more devious b**tard than he is...
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:42pm
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Dermott was messing with Doc's head, jaw drop moment. "You bonked my mom, she was 15, douche". They all treat Doc like a jerky authority figure more than a dad at this point. He's now acting like a dad, before it was the nanny-men doing all the work.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:08pm
I'm with you in that Dermott was messing with Doc's head in the post-credits scene. My problem was with the actual reveal (i.e., the Orpheus scene). Dermott barely reacts to the news.

Oh, and I don't think Dermott knows Nikki is his mom. We haven't had any indication that he's learned the truth about that. I'm sure he still thinks his grandmother is his mom.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:19pm
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Oh yeah...and Hank and Dean don't know Nikki is Dermott's mother either. So now everyone thinks Doc slept with Dermott's 'mom',,,Dermott included. He probably thinks he's really embarrassed Doc with his revelation, not realising the truth about his own lineage.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:45pm
Anybody else notice Hank's reference to an old AT&T commecial, Bula Vinaka, Beachside...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECukqY7RaIA
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Jul. 8, 2013, 8:41am
Totally. Until now, though, I never understood what they said in that damn commercial. Thanks for the translation!

This was the second 80s commercial reference of the season. Did you catch the "they don't take American Express" line from Spanakopita?
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Jul. 8, 2013, 10:57am
Yes and they don't take travelers checks either!
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:15pm
Completely did, but I couldn't remember what commercial it was.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 3:15am
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Just realised that the satnav on Hatred's vPhone speaks with JJ's voice.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:18pm
Can't believe JJ invented both the vPhone and jPad. Terrible brand consistency there. Tsk tsk.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 4:57pm
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True. Even the Ventureverse's Steve Jobs is a failure of sorts...
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Jul. 8, 2013, 6:01pm
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"vPad" conjures up thoughts of feminine hygiene in my head. Maybe my mind is in the gutter but I can't be the only one. Could have easily gone with jPhone
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Jul. 9, 2013, 12:00pm
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Could be one of those antitrust, Microsoft type things though- split the company in two so that it doesn't get too big and monopolizing.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 9:36pm
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Another spot! The psychiatrist who performs the Rorschach test on Gary has a very similar character model to that of Sigmund Freud in Escape to the House of Mummies Pt. 2.

Not identical, but the similarity leapt out at me.

Also, one of the people Hank's insane criminal gang threaten is the guy from the bathroom in Studio 54.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 12:51pm
Anyone else get a Beagle Boys feel when Myra called on "Baby-man and Bricktime" possibly referencing Bigtime and Babyface from DuckTales?
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Jul. 8, 2013, 3:57pm
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Maybe Man and Big Time.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 4:41pm
Thanks, the reference still holds.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 5:07pm
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Absolutely hilarious, Doc was in rare form.

I'm guessing Hank and Dean were test tube babies, if Rusty was able to convince Myra she was the mother despite not giving birth to them.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 4:33pm
Doc and JP have repeatedly stated that both Hank and Dean have a biological mother, or are "of a mother", so take that for what you will.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 6:10pm
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I'm just happy to know who my Dad is after all this time!

My character is evolving, get over it.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 4:50pm
I will be honest and state up front that this was my least favorite episode of the season so far, but that's just my own take on it. Not saying it was a bad episode, as it wasn't, just not one of my favorites and I probably won't be watching it 3 or 4 times like the other episodes so far. That being said, this was another big character progression episode where a number of people either learn, figure out, or confirm certain facts about themselves and others. It will be interesting to see twisted tapestry that gets woven from all these manic fibers.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 6:18pm
to see WHAT twisted tapestry
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Jul. 8, 2013, 6:19pm
Okay, I rewatched it a second time as I'm always half asleep when it airs at midnight. I liked it a bit better this time but still not my favorite so far in season V.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 9:05pm
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Awesome episode! I love it when they advance the core mysteries of the show :) Even though for me it was a little bit fast-paced... I had to watch it a few times to really catch everything.

In any case, Myra is not the mother. Hmm. I was firmly in the Myra camp... but, now my other fan theory can come strongly to the fore: The original boys didn't die - their mother just got custody. She and they are living a completely separate life, probably without knowledge that clones were ever made. Which would make Rusty's choices all the more interesting, as the boys literally would not exist in this form without him no matter what... this could only increase Dean's identity issues tenfold! (Hank would think it was totally cool to hang out with an older version of himself, of course.)
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Jul. 8, 2013, 7:51pm
The unasked question in all this is why did Doc clone the boys in the first place. He never seems happy with the boys, considers them something of an inconvenience. Something really terrible had to have happened for him to go the bother of cloning them in the first place. Having the original boys safe with their real mother would relieve Doc of any need to clone the boys.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 8:14pm
He did seem a bit more protective of them after the slugs got killed and the tanks destroyed. At least for awhile anyways.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 8:59pm
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I always assumed that Rusty thought he *needed* to have sons, in some way. Even though he actively resented their existence at many points. Perhaps because his father had a son? Perhaps his derivative lifestyle didn't seem complete without them?
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Jul. 8, 2013, 9:43pm
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Someone to continue the cycle of psychological abuse and vicarious living-through.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 10:26pm
Possibly to all the above--cpc65-kijunshi-TM"H"--but I think Doc has changed. He seemed actually hurt having to abandon Nikki.

Go forward and--somehow--he has kids. As he stated hilariously "if you have an accident prone child, you invest in a helmet, if you have a death prone child, you get a clone." He may have thought a head. I THINK The Powers That Be initially rifted on how "boy adventurers" should have died twice every episode. So if you have clones--solves the problem.

Having clones--going through death rebirth to many times than I can remember--had left him completely cynical. His sons became rather like objects. Kids get annoying when they reach adolescence--suddenly they want freedom and an opinion--and Doc sort of lost his fatherly connection. Of course, at the time, he was really dealing with his own demons wish his father and collection of sociopaths.

Now, after the clones are gone, he seems just a bit more appreciative of them. There is one scene where Dean is dealing with Triana leaving/not being into him, and when Doc normally would just ignore him or send him to do something pointlessly stupid, he stops, thinks, and asks, "Dean? Are you okay?" When he had clones . . . who cares? If something is wrong--get a new one.

Doc also shows a BIT of empathy when Dean is dealing with his testicular torsion.

Now why clone in the first place? Because it is there and it seems to be the one thing he is very good at and seems to be proud of. When he clones the kid killed in his day-camp, he scoffs at Brock about how he fixed all of the severe cancer risks the kid had.

But . . . then . . . I think The Powers That Be write what they need for the humor. Heck, in the commentary for the episode where they are trapped in the Safe Room, TPThatB admit they had gone back and forth deciding which brother is the "smart one" and which is the "dumb one."

Okay . . . "tldnr" sorry.
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Jul. 11, 2013, 4:53am
Interview at:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/07/08/venture_bros_creators_doc_hammer_and_jackson_publick_interview_with_exclusive.html

RIP: Boggles the Clue Clown. Is it just me or does this sound Watchman-ish?
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Jul. 8, 2013, 8:17pm
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The Guild.... is revealed!!!!!!!
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Jul. 8, 2013, 8:41pm
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And Crime-o-dile!
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Jul. 8, 2013, 9:16pm
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Wild Fop ... possibly homosexual? Must investigate further.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 9:25pm
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One more thing and then I'm done- wasn't Clue Clown the one Councilman Monstroso positively ID'ed a couple of weeks ago? Curious coincidence, eh ...
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Jul. 8, 2013, 9:27pm
  • by Ghobbi
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Yep, is the O.S.I. offing Councilmen now? Or is that just what Jackson and Doc want us to think? The Investors, perhaps?
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Jul. 9, 2013, 6:50am
It's either that or they captured him and faked his death to get the council all in one place. Neither would surprise me though. OSI's methods over the years haven't always been overly benevolent either. The moral ambiguity of everything is part of what makes it so interesting though, since you never really know where things are going.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 1:40pm
I've said it before, but it bears repeating: I am just not devious enough to make in the world of secret intelligence. I would never have considered the OSI faking a councilman's death to flush out other council members. I just assumed that the OSI somehow learned of the Clue Clown's death and took the opportunity to snap photos/get some intel. Yours is an interesting hypothesis, though.

I've looked forward to every episode this season, of course, but my anticipation levels are pretty much off the charts for this one.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 1:46pm
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I'm going with The Investors on this one. They know that OSI knows that Clue Clown was one of the 13, so they might be tying up loose ends for whatever mysterious agenda they have. I agree with Mike that OSI wouldn't pass up a chance at the 13 all being together though.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 9:31pm
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Good theory. They clearly have no qualms about killing high ranking guild officials (such as Monstroso), so they might be behind clue clown's death to maintain the anonymity of the council.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 10:19pm
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wait a sec so is that virus-themed supervillain on the council? Lame.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 12:06pm
I needed to jot something down about the whole of Season V thus far. Season 2 had some big revelations. The identity of the Sovereign and the identity of the boys' mother, would be the biggest among them. For seven years, those truths were universally acknowledged. We held those truths to be self-evident!

I'm not taking anything away from the writing. Undoing both of those reveals in back-to-back episodes the way that they did took some real special talent. Part of me loves this direction.

But there's another part of me. The part that spent the last 10 years of my life memorizing every last detail of every single episode. I've been with this show since the beginning. It's been a huge part of my entire adult life. I love nothing more than to slip lines from the dialogue into normal conversation (ask me sometime about working in "my nipples work as a team.")

For years, I've considered myself an expert. Any piece of trivia, no matter how trivial any piece of speculation, no matter how speculative, I was your man.

But now, if someone asks me, "Who's the boy's mother?"
I'm forced to answer with, "well....."
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Jul. 8, 2013, 8:21pm
If Doc and JP had this planned all along then I'm cool with it, but if they suddenly decided to do an about face just to be shocking and freshen things up then I have issues, because that would be so unlike them.
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Jul. 8, 2013, 9:02pm
Myra was never really confirmed as their mother. It was only hard and fast that Doc had sex with her, which doesn't necessarily mean anything outside of that fact. I honestly never answered with a definitive "Myra" if someone asked, just with a "there's this one lady who could maybe be it?"
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Jul. 9, 2013, 3:26am
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"Okay, so I fucked her. What of it?!"
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Jul. 9, 2013, 4:10am
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Going back to the episode where Myra was introduced I always got the feeling Doc was giving out half truths to get the boys off his back. He went out of his way not to confirm or deny Myra was their mother which tells me he wanted the boys to be so confused they stopped asking about their mother.

If he confirmed Myra was their mother then they want to know more about her. If he denied Myra was their mother then they would keep nagging him about who she is. So letting the boys think this crazy woman might be their mother was the perfect solution to avoid the mommy conversation.
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Jul. 14, 2013, 6:37pm
  • by RoboCop
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This episode fucking rocked.
It had a season two or three vibe to it (in the best possible way, I mean that) and was really fun and well written. And it was a little bit like a "Tick" episode, all the wacky new villain characters, the mental ward, Teddy actually being a real person in a great twist ending.

It actually.. is my favorite of the season!

Go watch it again, and you all will enjoy it better.
Lots of subtle things going on in this one, and even some things that pay heed to the best original episodes.

GO TEAM DIEarreha!!!!!!
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Jul. 8, 2013, 8:35pm
End of episode, Titmouse logo comes up. Dermott: "Douche!" instead of "Chirp". Classic!
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Jul. 8, 2013, 9:08pm
  • by Captain V Bro.
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I FUCKING LOVED THAT!!!

I ALWAYS HATED THE TITMOUSE CHIRP!
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Jul. 8, 2013, 9:17pm
Missed it last night, but have the season on itunes so i just caught it today, so i know this is a bit late but i just can't stop myself: Possibly my fav episode this season! Either this, or Cleansuit. That having been said, I wish this episode were an hour long - so could've been!
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Jul. 8, 2013, 9:40pm
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I'm thinking Dermott's grandmother is Hank and Dean's mother. He's mentioned the mother being ugly before. And that would only add to her rage: impregnating Nikki. Maybe she's at a boarding school during Grandma and Rusty's romance. He doesn't know this hot fan club president is his lover's 15 year old daughter...it could hold up. And Doc would hit that. So Hank has sex with his full sister. Ick.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 1:14am
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Hmmm, interesting theory. Brock said he was never desperate enough to hit that, but I'm sure Rusty was at some point.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 9:52am
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oof!, Just realized that would mean hank and dean are not only Dermot's half brothers, but also his uncles! I don't know if Doc and Jackson would want to take things that far, but who knows?
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Jul. 9, 2013, 9:59am
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Oh! I bet Ted is the guy in the bear suit with the bloody knife that so unnerved the Revenge Society! Cause he's Teddy Ruxpin and all.
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Jul. 9, 2013, 11:54pm
I have a feeling Ted gave Doc his last bit of happiness when he saved him at the end of this one. The look on Doc's face was priceless and looked like something from Season 1, so very pure.
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Jul. 10, 2013, 3:08pm
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Well, Talk-To-Me-Teddy, but close enough.
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Jul. 11, 2013, 1:30am
  • by Shameface
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Wonderboy 5 looks a lot like the dearly departed Short Division.
Could there be a link between the 2 fire-themed Australians, Barbie-Q and Torrid?
Monstroso: Enhanced Jonas Sr clone?
Brain in a Jar Councilman: perhaps Jonas himself?
I don't know. I been drinkin. Most likely none of the above. But maybe!
And I want to see some of Triana's education. Get some Hogwarts/Twilight in the Ventureverse.
And I want updates from Gargantua 2 and Spider-Skull Island.
But: the topic at hand. Momma's Boys. I enjoyed it thoroughly. This is a dern entertaining TV show. Combines the derring-do of DuckTales with the attention-paying payoff of Arrested Development with Lost-style gamechangers. I hereby endorse this program!
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Jul. 10, 2013, 2:14am
  • by gnormie
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My personal theory is that Short Division is the love child of Phantom Limb and Dr. Girlfriend.

My reasoning...

1. He has a stripe in his hair. I think both Hamilton and Sheila have had a stripe in their hair. Sheila back in college when she looked like the girl from Republica. Hamilton when he first got his powers. Short Division looks like Dr. Girlfriend.

2. We never found out Dr. Girlfriend's secret in between seasons 2 and 3.

3. Short Division is an 8 year old who smokes two packs a day and kills his henchmen for cussing.
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Jul. 14, 2013, 6:28pm
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The Monarch clears up what her "secret" was when they're in the middle of the Guild's test for duoship (I guess the guild's version of marriage?)

Monarch says something along the lines of "this is the LAST thing I expected you to say!" referring to Sheila registering them for the partnership test. Monarch doesn't like following Guild protocol (but Sheila does) so naturally she didn't tell him about the application.
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Jul. 15, 2013, 12:01am
"Dude! You can understand HELPeR now?"
"Yeah how'd I do that?"
"I don't even know how I do it"

...priceless.
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Jul. 13, 2013, 12:06am
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