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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 27 2009, 05:14 PM   #16
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Re: Venture Bros 4x02 (Grade and Discuss)

I gave it an average...now, average VB is infinitely better than 95% of everything else on TV...but as others have said, I just with they'd given Captain Sunshine some other personality quirk rather than "likes young boys". Of course, then we'd have lost the lube joke bit...and the Monarch was great in this...the Copter 5 bit...OK, maybe upon further reflection I need to upgrade to an Above Average...
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Old October 27 2009, 07:54 PM   #17
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I gave it an average...now, average VB is infinitely better than 95% of everything else on TV...but as others have said, I just with they'd given Captain Sunshine some other personality quirk rather than "likes young boys". Of course, then we'd have lost the lube joke bit...and the Monarch was great in this...the Copter 5 bit...OK, maybe upon further reflection I need to upgrade to an Above Average...
I think they wanted to make Captain Sunshine into a "Red Herring" Joke much like Doctor Girlfriend was for seasons 1-2.

He was obviously disturbed and I think his Rainbow motif was funny as heck.

I think it was funny especially all of the previous refs int he previous episodes to Captain Sunshine and we find out he is another loser crapsack hero who is completely nuts.
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Old October 27 2009, 08:10 PM   #18
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I think it was funny especially all of the previous refs int he previous episodes to Captain Sunshine and we find out he is another loser crapsack hero who is completely nuts.
It does fit into the show's repeated theme of failure.
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Old October 27 2009, 08:35 PM   #19
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I gave it an average...now, average VB is infinitely better than 95% of everything else on TV...but as others have said, I just with they'd given Captain Sunshine some other personality quirk rather than "likes young boys". Of course, then we'd have lost the lube joke bit...and the Monarch was great in this...the Copter 5 bit...OK, maybe upon further reflection I need to upgrade to an Above Average...
I think they wanted to make Captain Sunshine into a "Red Herring" Joke much like Doctor Girlfriend was for seasons 1-2.

He was obviously disturbed and I think his Rainbow motif was funny as heck.

I think it was funny especially all of the previous refs int he previous episodes to Captain Sunshine and we find out he is another loser crapsack hero who is completely nuts.
I think that practically every character we've ever met in Venture Bros is a loser crapsack who is completely nuts...that's why I love the show...
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Old October 27 2009, 09:58 PM   #20
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was Sunshine a pedo, or was it just public perception?
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Old October 27 2009, 10:10 PM   #21
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I'm going with him being an over protective nut job (whether he was like that before the Monarch killed Wonder Boy our not, anyone's guess), but the "Default" is everyone thinking he's a pedo.
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Old October 27 2009, 10:54 PM   #22
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was Sunshine a pedo, or was it just public perception?
This is a riff on Batman. It's 'public' perception. Batman isn't a pedophile but he does have young 'wards'. That's why I loved this episode so much.
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Old October 27 2009, 11:37 PM   #23
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I gave it an average...now, average VB is infinitely better than 95% of everything else on TV...but as others have said, I just with they'd given Captain Sunshine some other personality quirk rather than "likes young boys". Of course, then we'd have lost the lube joke bit...and the Monarch was great in this...the Copter 5 bit...OK, maybe upon further reflection I need to upgrade to an Above Average...
I think they wanted to make Captain Sunshine into a "Red Herring" Joke much like Doctor Girlfriend was for seasons 1-2.

He was obviously disturbed and I think his Rainbow motif was funny as heck.

I think it was funny especially all of the previous refs int he previous episodes to Captain Sunshine and we find out he is another loser crapsack hero who is completely nuts.
I think that practically every character we've ever met in Venture Bros is a loser crapsack who is completely nuts...that's why I love the show...
Even the successful characters are deeply flawed. Dr. Venture's father, while a great superscientist and beloved by the world was a terrible excuse of a father.
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Old October 28 2009, 01:03 AM   #24
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I was really worried that VENTURE lost it's touch after the VERY below average season Premire, but this episode more then made up for it. I rate it, Go Team Venture! (Excellent)
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Old October 28 2009, 01:19 AM   #25
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Awesome Poltergeist wrote: View Post
ParticleMan wrote: View Post
Meredith wrote: View Post

I think they wanted to make Captain Sunshine into a "Red Herring" Joke much like Doctor Girlfriend was for seasons 1-2.

He was obviously disturbed and I think his Rainbow motif was funny as heck.

I think it was funny especially all of the previous refs int he previous episodes to Captain Sunshine and we find out he is another loser crapsack hero who is completely nuts.
I think that practically every character we've ever met in Venture Bros is a loser crapsack who is completely nuts...that's why I love the show...
Even the successful characters are deeply flawed. Dr. Venture's father, while a great superscientist and beloved by the world was a terrible excuse of a father.
Didn't one of the show's creators once said that the show's real theme was failure.
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Old October 28 2009, 01:59 AM   #26
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I think that practically every character we've ever met in Venture Bros is a loser crapsack who is completely nuts...that's why I love the show...
Even the successful characters are deeply flawed. Dr. Venture's father, while a great superscientist and beloved by the world was a terrible excuse of a father.
Didn't one of the show's creators once said that the show's real theme was failure.
I think Jackson Publick said it.
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Old October 28 2009, 02:49 AM   #27
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Awesome Poltergeist wrote: View Post
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Even the successful characters are deeply flawed. Dr. Venture's father, while a great superscientist and beloved by the world was a terrible excuse of a father.
Didn't one of the show's creators once said that the show's real theme was failure.
I think Jackson Publick said it.
he did so on the DVD commentary
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Old October 28 2009, 06:11 AM   #28
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was Sunshine a pedo, or was it just public perception?
Highly exaggerated Batman/Robin subtext......
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Old October 28 2009, 07:27 AM   #29
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was Sunshine a pedo, or was it just public perception?
Highly exaggerated Batman/Robin subtext......
I wouldn't say highly exaggerated...Look at the old Batman and Robin comics.
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was Sunshine a pedo, or was it just public perception?
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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