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View Poll Results: Grade VB 4x02
Go Team Venture! (Excellent) 11 55.00%
Brock (Above Average) 7 35.00%
Hank & Dean (Average) 2 10.00%
Dr. Venture (Below Average) 0 0%
The Traitorous Phantom Limb (Terrible) 0 0%
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Old October 28 2009, 08:58 PM   #31
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Re: Venture Bros 4x02 (Grade and Discuss)

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Highly exaggerated Batman/Robin subtext......
I wouldn't say highly exaggerated...Look at the old Batman and Robin comics.

Oh my yes
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The reason for the "lube" was funny as heck, as well as what happens when the monarch finds out later why lube is needed....
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Old October 28 2009, 11:49 PM   #32
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This is great stuff. This is the kind of funny that drew me into TVB when I first discovered it. This and and season opener -- which I jsut watched back-to-back -- are just great.

They introduced Captain Sunshine is person, though he was referenced one or twice in the past.
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Old October 29 2009, 02:00 AM   #33
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^ The writers like to do that every now and again, by having a throwaway reference to a character in an episode, then, later on, have an entire episode build around the throwaway reference character.
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Old October 30 2009, 12:06 AM   #34
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This episode was brilliant as far as 'bait and switch' with the seeming pedophilia jokes. In reality Captain Sunshine had just become extremely deranged and overprotective because he had lost so many young sidekicks over the years. But the way it's presented up until the end of the episode makes it appear that he's a pedophile.

Supposedly Brock is not going to appear that much this season due to some other work that Patrick Warburton has to do in addition to this role.
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Old October 30 2009, 02:50 AM   #35
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Yeah, one thing I don't understand is why this show and "Family Guy" have shoved in little boy pedophiles. Both were sort of funny, but why was it needed at all? I'm getting sick of it.
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Old October 30 2009, 03:07 AM   #36
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This is what really hooked me on the Venture Bros.

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Old October 30 2009, 03:14 AM   #37
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Yeah, one thing I don't understand is why this show and "Family Guy" have shoved in little boy pedophiles. Both were sort of funny, but why was it needed at all? I'm getting sick of it.

This episode was brilliant as far as 'bait and switch' with the seeming pedophilia jokes. In reality Captain Sunshine had just become extremely deranged and overprotective because he had lost so many young sidekicks over the years. But the way it's presented up until the end of the episode makes it appear that he's a pedophile.
Only VB can put a twist on something like this where family guy beats it to death with a spoon.
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Old October 30 2009, 03:19 AM   #38
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IRC, wasn't there a implication in one of the earlier episodes that Sgt. Hatred might have molested or attempted to molest Hank & Dean once in the past?
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IRC, wasn't there a implication in one of the earlier episodes that Sgt. Hatred might have molested or attempted to molest Hank & Dean once in the past?

Yes, Hatred is/was a Pedophile. Not sure what the OSI gave him.......
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IRC, wasn't there a implication in one of the earlier episodes that Sgt. Hatred might have molested or attempted to molest Hank & Dean once in the past?
Sure, but he didn't molest *this* Hank and Dean...they are dead and gone, right? (Or did the reference imply it happened during the 2nd season? I don't remember...)
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Yeah I think he was a pedo, hopefully they don't have a new pedo every season that comes along, that joke would kind of get awful after this.
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Old October 30 2009, 06:57 PM   #42
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Nothing tops this episode opener for the sries, so far:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkOP0CBKtPw

(how the hell do you embed a video? I copy & pasted the YouTube code, but it didn't work for this BBS)
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Old October 30 2009, 10:02 PM   #43
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The pedo joke wouldn't have been bad if it wasn't already covered by Sgt. Hatred.

TharpDevilport wrote: View Post
Yeah, one thing I don't understand is why this show and "Family Guy" have shoved in little boy pedophiles. Both were sort of funny, but why was it needed at all? I'm getting sick of it.
The difference is that Family Guy has a pedo joke, but doesn't do anything with it, throw it out there for the "offensive/shock factor" and just repeats the same gag ad nauseum.

Also, I love that season 2 opening. What a great montage and reintroduction to the characters after two years. I also love how they blew most of their budget on that episode to use the song. Apparently Adult Swim, since they paid for it, mined it for all it was worth by playing it during promo bumps during the first airing of the episode.
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I had no idea Holst rights* were still being held, for someone who died in 1934. Anyway, completely worth it!



(* = what about film scores that right that off, but not note-for-note...)
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I had no idea Holst rights* were still being held, for someone who died in 1934. Anyway, completely worth it!



(* = what about film scores that right that off, but not note-for-note...)
Are you talking about "Powerless In the Face Of Death"-- which chewed up a 8th of the budget for that dance song at the beginning, or "Hate Floats" which is the 2nd episode of Season 2 which is the one with Holst, and I'm pretty sure that what they use is public domain.
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