Venture Bros. Season 4 (and higher) Catch All

WipEout wrote:

Shore-Leave is my favorite character so far this season. he's had the best one-liners consistently within the last 3 episodes.

"TA-DA! Genital Formal wear!"
"It's like a Japanese Samurai mask-- one look and they're HYPNOTIZED!"

They've definitely been growing him into a good real character to counterpoint Brock.

I really wanted to be skins.

The only downer about this episode is that it seems to be the one they used to make the 4.2 trailer so a lot of moments were already out there. Still good though, just not as good as the last two.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

The Mars, Bringer of War joke from early season 2 still destroys me. Like curled up laughter. It's just that damn good.

This! One of the best moments in the show, without a doubt. The worst part is it's damn near impossible to find on adultswim.com. Sure, Hate Floats is up there, but not the clip.

buzzvang wrote:
SpacePPoliceman wrote:

The Mars, Bringer of War joke from early season 2 still destroys me. Like curled up laughter. It's just that damn good.

This! One of the best moments in the show, without a doubt. The worst part is it's damn near impossible to find on adultswim.com. Sure, Hate Floats is up there, but not the clip.

Yeah, I've seen that bunches of times and I still almost die every time when 21 and 24 both get going and he starts honking the horn in time with it.

Thin_J wrote:
buzzvang wrote:
SpacePPoliceman wrote:

The Mars, Bringer of War joke from early season 2 still destroys me. Like curled up laughter. It's just that damn good.

This! One of the best moments in the show, without a doubt. The worst part is it's damn near impossible to find on adultswim.com. Sure, Hate Floats is up there, but not the clip.

Yeah, I've seen that bunches of times and I still almost die every time when 21 and 24 both get going and he starts honking the horn in time with it.

That's when the joke takes off. When 21 is alone, it's a great chuckle, but when 24 arrives right on time to provide the bass brass section, the joke leaps onto a rocket and takes off.

You are a true hero for finding this, buzz. I looked everywhere when I referenced it, to no avail. Lord, that scene is so f*cking great.

Ah, 21 & 24, the true heroes of this show.

I've been getting caught up on season 4, and it is really on the upswing. Some of the earlier episodes were a bit weak, but pretty much everything since the discovery of a certain set of residents on the compound has been fantastic.

Kraint wrote:

Ah, 21 & 24, the true heroes of this show.

I've been getting caught up on season 4, and it is really on the upswing. Some of the earlier episodes were a bit weak, but pretty much everything since the discovery of a certain set of residents on the compound has been fantastic.

Shore Leave wrote:

[color=white]Sphinx![/color]

Why they waited a month for the finale, I don't know. But it may have been the best finale The Venture Bros. has ever produced. The cavalcade of guest players, the many takes on what is "a Rusty Venture", Brock awesomeness transitioning elegantly to sadness and back to awesomeness, 21's revelations, Monarch and Dr. Mrs. on what villains do, Spanish Fly, and Dean and the Outrider, it was amazing. No cliffhanger for a change, it honestly could have been a series finale, but credits assure us The Venture Bros. Will Return, and I can't wait.

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But please don't let Molotov be dead!

Damn it did seem like a series final. Pure awesome.

FIX IT

Agreed, that was outstanding. I personally could have done without the "What is a Rusty Venture?" subplot--besides not particularly caring to hear about all that, it just seemed out-of-character for the series, like Matt Parker and Trey Stone had taken over for a few minutes--but it was surrounded on all sides, floor-to-ceiling, by pure win.

I continue to love what they're doing with 21 (and haven't given up on a "real" return of 24--Rusty's got a cloning lab and he's not afraid to use it), I'm starting to get behind this Dermott kid being more involved, but the best part had to be the last five minutes or so of Brock's story. I've been getting concerned that they're trying too make him too complex, when much of the beauty of that character lied in his simplicity...but

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we see his obvious heartbreak at losing Mol, followed by the terror of realizing the danger he thought the family was in and being powerless to stop it...and then he gets to the hangar and we see the relief on his face that it's merely a bunch of giant, mutant fly whores. Out comes the knife, and Brock's back, baby! Couldn't have been a tidier character arc if they'd put a bow on it and played a V-I cadence.

I do hope we see more of the Colonel, though (OSI's Colonel, not Colonel Gentleman. Well...him too.). I was getting a lot of laughs out of that guy.

Loved it. Loved the season, loved the finale. It is fitting that, given that this is a show about Idiot Manchildren failing at various things, that the only people coing out of this episode "Happy" are Al and Shore Leave, who, by the way, are freaking awesome.

It's hard for me to single out a character I like most in this show, I have so many favorites, and it's so splendidly well written.

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One thing I did note, did anyone else notice that Tatyanna doesn't seem particularly interested in the OutRider either? It was two fleeting moments, sure, but it just stuck out. Maybe that'll be something for season 5. Also, Dean, you loveable idiot, you've got to bring a stereo to get your love back, not a white hood and Dermott.

Also, between Artie, the Strongest Man in the World, Cotton Hill and General Treister, has anyone done endearingly insane as well as Toby Huss?

Prederick wrote:

Also, between Artie, the Strongest Man in the World, Cotton Hill and General Treister, has anyone done endearingly insane as well as Toby Huss?

THANK you. Knew that voice sounded familiar, could not for the life of me place it.

If they never made another episode, that would be the way to end it. Absolute class act.

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In the context of a very complex and difficult season for these characters, the Brock sequence at the end may be the best few minutes the series has ever seen.

Since the whole theme of this episode and, to a degree the whole season, has been about moving on, it was so great to see these characters who are so steeped in incompetence and failure actually make some realizations. Obviously the show has done that before (I'm thinking specifically about Brock's subplot in the season 2 episode where the boys discover the clones), but there has never been this much positive growth in an episode of this show. Even Dean's hilarious refusal to take the Outrider's halfway-decent advice shows that maybe he has some sort of spine hints that he may have the ability to make choices, which is something he has never had.

I love how they handled 21's arc as well. 21 realizes that the Monarch and Dr. Mrs. are just bad people. 21 also realizes that he is a good guy after all. Better yet - Shore Leave knows it first, echoing what the audience already knows. The henchman outgrew the archvillain. Fantastic. I also appreciated that when 21 realized that 24 was really gone, the show just let him honestly cry for a minute. Lesser shows would have mocked such naked emotions.

I know that nothing in this episode would have landed emotionally or thematically unless one had been watching it somewhat closely for the past four seasons, and perhaps that's why it's difficult to just pop in and get what makes this show so special. It really is a crime that it is consistently ignored when awards season rolls around. There simply isn't a better animated series for adults on television.

Fantastic finale. Not exactly funny, had it's moments, but the character arcs were great. This season is probably my favourite so far. So many great jokes and moments. I like where they are taking things as well.

Finally available off the Adult Swim website.

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Like the others have said, last part with Brock and Molotov was just beautiful on so many levels.

Have to wonder about next season if they'll bring 21 back to the cocoon and see the Monarch added to his list. It would sort of go against 21 letting go of 24 though, or lead to him finally breaking away from the Monarch.

I always love the brief moments of self-awareness characters have on the show. So I think my favorite part of the show was after the credits when Dermott, the least self aware character, puts the 2 of Dean's ghost costume together with the 2 of only having enough gasoline for the 't' in 'triana' and says, "This is gonna get bad."

The show is magic.
At first it starts out simple enough and I seem to understand this world and the opening premise. It's okay or even good.

As the episode progresses, it starts becoming more and more absurd on good days and asinine on bad days until I want to start watching something else.

Before I can change the channel, the absurdity clicks into place, the dam breaks, and I laugh out loud because I realize how hilarious the whole shebang has become.

Just a heads up that the combined S4 Blu-Ray dropped today. In a blog post Jackson Publick announced that they've been renewed for 2 more seasons and a 60-90 minute VB special.

Eezy_Bordone wrote:

Just a heads up that the combined S4 Blu-Ray dropped today. In a blog post Jackson Publick announced that they've been renewed for 2 more seasons and a 60-90 minute VB special.

Yaaay! Also a hearty Woo! for Amazon, as I ordered this forever ago and didn't even realize it was out until it was on my doorstep alongside my recently ordered Ghee. Mmm, Buttery Venture goodness.

Eezy_Bordone wrote:

Just a heads up that the combined S4 Blu-Ray dropped today. In a blog post Jackson Publick announced that they've been renewed for 2 more seasons and a 60-90 minute VB special.

Holycrapfantasticnews!!

Go team venture.

SPHINX!

I swear, Shoreleave was the best part of the last season.

Shoreleave was fantastic.

The Revenge Society episode was my favourite thing they've ever done. I think I was at least giggling the entire time and laughing out loud the for maybe half.

So I'm re-watching my favorite episode, "Escape to the Hosue of Mummies, part two" and I just realized that the Master is voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, the voice of Archer.

Nevin73 wrote:

So I'm re-watching my favorite episode, "Escape to the Hosue of Mummies, part two" and I just realized that the Master is voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, the voice of Archer.

Best part? Half the time he was on the show he was improving.

SuperDave wrote:
Nevin73 wrote:

So I'm re-watching my favorite episode, "Escape to the Hosue of Mummies, part two" and I just realized that the Master is voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, the voice of Archer.

Best part? Half the time he was on the show he was improving.

His lines were some of the best in the episode.

"Don't wince!"