Venture Bros 4x02 (Grade and Discuss)

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Grade VB 4x02

  1. Go Team Venture! (Excellent)

    55.0%
  2. Brock (Above Average)

    35.0%
  3. Hank & Dean (Average)

    10.0%
  4. Dr. Venture (Below Average)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. The Traitorous Phantom Limb (Terrible)

    0 vote(s)
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  1. SeerSGB

    SeerSGB Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  2. Thespeckledkiwi

    Thespeckledkiwi Vice Admiral

    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.
     
  3. Awesome Possum

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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.
     
  4. miraclefan

    miraclefan Commodore Commodore

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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)
     
  5. SeerSGB

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    Didn't one of the show's creators once said that the show's real theme was failure.
     
  6. Awesome Possum

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    I think Jackson Publick said it.
     
  7. Sephiroth

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    he did so on the DVD commentary
     
  8. Meredith

    Meredith Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Highly exaggerated Batman/Robin subtext......
     
  9. Thespeckledkiwi

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    I wouldn't say highly exaggerated...Look at the old Batman and Robin comics.
     
  10. Broccoli

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    Oh my yes
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  11. Meredith

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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....
     
  12. tharpdevenport

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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.
     
  13. Broccoli

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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.
     
  14. LutherSloan

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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.
     
  15. tharpdevenport

    tharpdevenport Admiral Admiral

    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.
     
  16. Meredith

    Meredith Vice Admiral Admiral

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    This is what really hooked me on the Venture Bros.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqAkjYq3RAg[/yt]
     
  17. Meredith

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    Only VB can put a twist on something like this where family guy beats it to death with a spoon.
     
  18. SeerSGB

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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?
     
  19. Meredith

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    Yes, Hatred is/was a Pedophile. Not sure what the OSI gave him.......
     
  20. ParticleMan

    ParticleMan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    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...)