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View Poll Results: Grade VB 4x08
Go Team Venture! (Excellent) 15 75.00%
Brock (Above Average) 5 25.00%
Hank & Dean (Average) 0 0%
Dr. Venture (Below Average) 0 0%
The Traitorous Phantom Limb (Terrible) 0 0%
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Old December 14 2009, 06:28 AM   #1
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Venture Bros 4x08 (Grade and Discuss)

The mid-season finale of The Venture Bros is here! As is the long awaited return of Brock Sampson!

"Pinstripes & Poltergeists"
The Monarch makes his move on Dr. Venture, just as he's distracted by problems with zoning regulations. But how does Monstroso play in and what are his ultimate plans? And how does it all relate to Brock Samson and the mystery of Sphinx?
"Pinstripes & Poltergeists" Promo

In case you miss it, the episode hasn't been loaded online, yet. It is usually posted on Monday at the official Venture Bros. website.
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Old December 14 2009, 03:38 PM   #2
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Brock brought back some thunder to this one.

The SPHINX base on the Venture Compound. Ha. Who knows what or who else is on the compound?

Some GI JOE references in this one, SPHINX and Shore Leave again...but the scientist at the beginning was reminiscent of comic book-only character Dr. Venom. Shore Leave's outfit seemed similar in style to unpopular Cobra character Crystal Ball, which may just be a coincidence. I may be reading too much into it.
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Old December 14 2009, 05:07 PM   #3
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Loved it..just proves that what VB needs is more Samson..this episode proves how sorely missed he was in the previous ones.

Liked the showdown between him and 21..even though we didn't see much of it,21 must of held his own and earn Brock's respect so much that he didn't kill him.

Plus I hope they keep using 24 as 21's "spirit" guide,a great way to keep him on the show.
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Old December 14 2009, 06:57 PM   #4
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Cigar?

I probably laughed harder at this ep than any other from this season. 24 was a bit of a surprise, and I loved the end with Brock just having breakfast in the kitchen like he hadn't been gone for ages.
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Old December 14 2009, 08:24 PM   #5
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Best episode of the season. And finally, Dr Girlfriend is getting fed up with the moppets. Brock and 21 at the end made the wait through the season well worth it
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Old December 14 2009, 08:57 PM   #6
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Anybody else get a ''ZARDOZ'' vibe from the talking s.p.h.i.n.x. head?
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Old December 14 2009, 10:08 PM   #7
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That was pretty good. Probably the best episode this season.

Is it me, but has this season been lighter on the laughs? I mean, the overall stories have been alright, but the level of humor seems to be lower. I don't mean jokes that fall flat, but just that there are a lack of jokes. Am I crazy?
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Old December 14 2009, 10:12 PM   #8
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Yeah, there has been more action than jokes this season which is alright but we need a really funny episode like this every now and then.
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Old December 14 2009, 10:18 PM   #9
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Re: Venture Bros 4x08 (Grade and Discuss)

Torg wrote: View Post
That was pretty good. Probably the best episode this season.

Is it me, but has this season been lighter on the laughs? I mean, the overall stories have been alright, but the level of humor seems to be lower. I don't mean jokes that fall flat, but just that there are a lack of jokes. Am I crazy?
The past couple weeks have been good for 'em.
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Old December 15 2009, 02:01 AM   #10
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Torg wrote: View Post
That was pretty good. Probably the best episode this season.

Is it me, but has this season been lighter on the laughs? I mean, the overall stories have been alright, but the level of humor seems to be lower. I don't mean jokes that fall flat, but just that there are a lack of jokes. Am I crazy?
I theorize that Hammer and Publick are trading some of the humor in exchange for more character and story development, or else we wouldn't be so hooked this season ...
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Old December 15 2009, 02:52 AM   #11
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^ Are we? I don't want to speak for anyone else, but it feels the majority of this seasons episodes so far have been really below standard and kinda forgettable.
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Old December 15 2009, 03:39 AM   #12
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Re: Venture Bros 4x08 (Grade and Discuss)

Awesome, awesome, awesome.

SPOILERS




24: Ghost or figment of the imagination?

21 has a crush on the Monach's girl. Good one. And how sneaky and smart 21 is getting, is nice too.

Broch is back. And 21 squared off against him. Neat. And then they teamed up.



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Old December 15 2009, 03:41 AM   #13
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Oh, I've been quite enjoying the season. I think they're really making progress into fleshing out the characters instead of just one-liners. However, I think that there have been plenty of jokes too. So far I give the first half of the season and A.
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Old December 15 2009, 04:04 AM   #14
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Great episode. The idea of Sphinx and Brock working from the Venture Compound is a great idea... that should have been in the second episode this season. Why the hell did they spend an entire half season spinning their wheels? Why did they drop Brock and Orpheus and all the interesting characters? Why not go right to this? Sigh.
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Old December 15 2009, 04:11 AM   #15
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I love 24 is back in spirit form, maybe he can be necromanced now and speedy! Yay speedy!
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