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The Venture Bros. – Pilot [2003]

The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay
Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: February 16, 2003

The Venture family travels to New York City, where Dr. Venture is presenting his newest invention to the United Nations. Meanwhile, they are pursued by the Monarch and a mysterious ninja named Otaku Senzuri. 

The Venture Bros. – Season One [2004]

Dia de Los Dangerous!
Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate – August 7, 2004

When the Venture Family visits Tijuana for a lecture Dr. Venture is giving at the (community) University of Mexico, the dastardly Monarch weaves a cocoon of villainy that leaves the Venture Brothers trapped in his clutches, Dr. Venture kidney-less and Brock…dead?

Careers in Science
Written by Doc Hammer & Ben Edlund
Original Airdate: August 14, 2004

The Venture Family must travel to space to repair an orbiting space station that Dr. Venture’s father built in the 1970s, but a mysterious space phantom could be haunting the station! This gets even more intense as Brock’s presence adds heat to an already tense romantic relationship between the station’s two officers. 

Home Insecurity
Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: August 21, 2004

To protect the Venture compound while Brock is on his yearly mountain survival sabbatical, Dr. Venture builds a panic room and a robotic bodyguard–which are soon put to the test when both the Monarch’s and Baron Ünderbheit’s henchmen choose the same night to launch attacks. While the supervillains bicker over who has dibs on Dr. Venture, Brock is busy befriending the strangest couple in the Cascadian mountains, and H.E.L.P.eR. runs away in a fit of jealousy. 

The Incredible Mr. Brisby
Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: August 28, 2004

Dr. Venture is offered a job by theme park owner and cartoon magnate Roy Brisby, who won’t take no for an answer in his quest for worldwide entertainment dominance. Meanwhile, the boys are given the Patty Hearst treatment by the Orange County Liberation Front, a group of militant suburbanites who want to take down Brisby’s empire. Brock enlists the aid of former lover and fellow superspy Molotov Cocktease to “mount” a rescue, but she may have her own agenda. 

Eeney, Meeney, Miney… Magic!
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: September 4, 2004

Dr. Venture’s new experiment has the entire family interested–not to mention trapped inside! The Ventures’ strange new neighbor, master of mysticism Dr. Orpheus, may be the only one who can help them escape. Meanwhile Dean falls for Dr. Orpheus’s teenaged daughter and Brock has an encounter with his old flame, Molotov Cocktease. 

Ghosts of the Sargasso
Written by Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: September 11, 2004

On a scientific expedition in the Bermuda Triangle, Doc’s experimental equipment awakens and possibly enrages the submerged ghost of Major Tom, a test pilot who crashed in an experimental aircraft designed by Doc’s father. While there, the Venture’s hydrofoil is hijacked by a group of fake ghost pirates who’ve been stranded in the Sargasso since Jesus Jones was popular. 

Ice Station – Impossible!
Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: September 18, 2004

Dr. Venture, Pete White and Master Billy Quizboy are invited to take part in a top secret government think tank run by supergenius Professor Impossible (coincidentally their former college professor), but Doc’s life is in jeopardy once he learns the dark secrets of Impossible’s sequestered family. Meanwhile, Hank has become a walking time bomb thanks to a stolen Cold War serum, and Brock and Dean are in a race against the clock to save him. 

Mid-Life Chrysalis
Written by Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: September 25, 2004

The Monarch sends Dr. Girlfriend undercover to seduce Dr. Venture in order to inject him with a body-altering serum. Meanwhile, Brock is deeply depressed to learn his secret agent license to kill has expired, but the boys are hell-bent on helping him cram for his government exam. 

Are you there, God? It’s Me, Dean
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: October 2, 2004

The Monarch finally has the Venture family right where he wants them–hanging upside down above the Amazon river! But his victory is postponed when Dean suffers a strange ailment: according to the bylaws of the Guild of Calamitous Intent, a temporary truce must be called in order to get Dean medical attention, so Brock and Hank are held as collateral. Doc calls on his friends, Master Billy Quizboy and Pete White, to help Dean with his mysterious ailment. 

Tag Sale – You’re It!
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: October 9, 2004

Always short on cash, Dr. Venture decides to unload some of his father’s old scientific equipment in a huge yard sale that attracts fellow scientists and super-villains alike. Everyone is supposed to be on their best behavior, but the Monarch can’t resist the temptation to wreak havoc once he finds himself inside the “belly of the beast”…and in desperate need of a bathroom. 

Past Tense
Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: October 16, 2004

When Brock and Dr. Venture are kidnapped from the funeral of a college friend, the boys enlist the aid of the original Team Venture: a group of superscience adventurers who worked for their grandfather in the sixties. Meanwhile, the mysterious kidnapper reveals the secret of his twenty year old grudge through a series of flashbacks to when he, Brock, Doc, Baron Ünderbheit and Pete White were all in college together. 

The Trial of the Monarch
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: October 23, 2004

The Monarch is on trial for the one crime he may not have committed, under mysterious circumstances stemming from his bitter breakup with Dr. Girlfriend. The boys and Dr. Orpheus are forced to testify, but only Brock is aware that something far more sinister is afoot. 

Return to Spider-Skull Island
Written by Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: October 30, 2004

Dr. Venture finally learns the secret of his recurring nightmares when a stomach tumor turns out to be something far more sinister. In a fit of jealousy over their mistaken belief their father is pregnant, the boys run away from home. But their new found freedom is short lived once they run afoul of the law and land themselves in a “Scared Straight”-style outreach program headed by none other than the recently incarcerated Monarch. 

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The Venture Bros. – Season Two [2006]

Powerless in the Face of Death
Written by Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: June 25, 2006

Life goes on after the tragic deaths of Hank and Dean in this Season Two opener, though Dr. Orpheus seems to be taking it particularly hard. Meanwhile, the Monarch deals with life “inside.” 

Hate Floats
Written by Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: July 2, 2006

Things return to normal in the lives of the Ventures. The Monarch confronts Dr. Girlfriend in a mall food court while his new henchmen stumble upon the Venture family shopping. 

Assassinanny 911
Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: July 9, 2006

When Brock is asked by the Office of Secret Intelligence to track down a rogue agent, he makes a deal with the mercenary Molotov Cocktease to protect the Venture Compound from enemies within and without during his absence. While Hank becomes enamored with Molotov, Brock discovers he must hunt down his mentor General Hunter Gathers. “Assassinanny 911” is chronologically after Victor Echo November. 

Escape to the House of Mummies Part 2
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: July 16, 2006

Team Venture find themselves trapped in the clutches of a bloodthirsty Egyptian cult and their time machine. Doc narrowly escapes, but promptly forgets to mount a rescue while entering a contest with Doctor Orpheus. So it’s up to Brock and a pantheon of history’s greatest men to find another way out. 

Twenty Years to Midnight
Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: August 6, 2006

In the middle of spring cleaning, Brock’s discovery of a lost videotape from Jonas Venture Sr. sets Team Venture off on a global scavenger hunt for the hidden pieces of a fantastic and potentially deadly machine. But to save humanity from a terrible fate, they’ll have to overcome death, drug addiction, Jonny Quest and Professor Impossible–all under the watchful eye of the mysterious Grand Galactic Inquisitor.

Victor. Echo. November.
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: August 13, 2006

Hank and Dean go on a double date with Triana and her friend Kim while the Phantom Limb and Dr. Girlfriend agree to a double date with The Monarch and some girl he met “on the LiveJournal” in order to discuss the Monarch’s official re-entry into the Guild of Calamitous Intent, all in the same restaurant. Tempers flare, and Doc and Brock become the unwitting pawns in a low-grade pissing contest when Phantom Limb sets the Guild’s commandos on the Venture family to prove his dominance.

Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdtae: August 20, 2006

On their way home from a Halloween costume party, the Ventures crash land in Ünderland. Baron Ünderbheit captures them, obsessed with taking revenge on Dr. Venture, but mistakes Dean for a girl and attempts to make him the 8th Baroness of Ünderland. Meanwhile, Brock, Hank, and Dr. Venture are rescued by Catclops and Girl Hitler’s underground resistance group, the Ünderground.  

Fallen Arches
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: September 3, 2006

When the Guild of Calamitous Intent finally approves Dr. Orpheus for his very own arch-nemesis, he calls upon his old friends Jefferson Twilight and the Alchemist to resurrect their former super-team: the Order of the Triad. 

Guess Who’s Coming to State Dinner?
Written by Jackson Publick & Ben Edlund
Original Airdate: September 10, 2006

When the Gargantua-1 Space Station breaks orbit and crashes into a number of wanted terrorists, Colonel Bud Manstrong becomes a national hero. But did it really happen, or is Bud’s mother, the indomitable Mrs. Manstrong, behind an insidious plot to assassinate the President? The mysterious blinking bandage on Bud’s neck might be the key to a mystery only the ghost of Abraham Lincoln and the Venture Brothers can solve. 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Kills
Written by Jackson Publick & Ben Edlund
Original Airdate: September 24, 2006

The Monarch continues to rebuild his villainous empire with the aid of his shadowy new Number 2, Dr. Henry Killinger, but #21 is suspicious of the good Doctor’s unctuous charms. Meanwhile, as Dr. Orpheus attempts to exorcise a Japanese demon from Dr. Venture, the boys are kidnapped by a mysterious woman from Doc’s past. 

¡Viva los Muertos!
Written by Ben Edlund
Original Airdate: October 1, 2006

When Dr. Venture finally succeeds in attaining the holy grail of superscience, the revivification of a human corpse for fun and profit, a washed up gang of wandering former teen sleuths is convinced that the Venture Compound is haunted. Their investigation uncovers something far creepier. Meanwhile, Orpheus shepherds Brock through a crisis of conscience with the help of an Amazonian shaman and a bizarre tea party. 

Showdown at Cremation Creek (Part 1)
Written by Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: October 8, 2006

The Monarch finally (for, roughly, the fourth time) has Team Venture in his clutches at the one time he doesn’t want them – smack dab in the middle of the social event of the supervillain season. The stage is set for a deadly, ultimate showdown between The Monarch and Phantom Limb for the hand of Dr. Girlfriend. 

Showdown at Cremation Creek (Part 2)
Written by Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: September 15, 2006

As Phantom Limb makes his stunning power play, only Brock can rally The Monarch’s forces to mount a defense. The fate of almost everyone in the Venture universe hangs in the balance as The Sovereign reveals his true identity and guys and stuff explode all over the place.

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The Venture Bros. – Season Three: 2008

Shadowman 9: In the Cradle of Destiny
Written by Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: June 1, 2008

When Dr. Girlfriend tells The Monarch her secret, they are then taken hostage by The Guild Tribunal, where we learn the past of the two villains.

The Doctor is Sin
Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: June 8, 2008

When a deal with General Manhowers falls through, despite an elaborate production to impress him, Dr. Venture faces the possibility of having to sell the Venture Compound. Fortunately, Dr. Henry Killinger shows up to turn the company into an efficient super-science machine.

The Invisible Hand of Fate
Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: June 15, 2008

While reaching for more toilet paper, Billy falls and remembers his past. His journey to see Dr. Venture with game show host Pete White, how he loses his eye and hand and what truly was his relationship with Phantom Limb.

Home Is Where the Hate Is
Written by Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: June 22, 2008

After a long period of boredom since the Monarch stopped arching the Venture family, a new villain has been assigned by the Guild to be their archnemesis: Sgt. Hatred.

The Buddy System
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: June 29, 2008

Dr. Venture sets up a day camp for his childhood ‘fanbase’ and the Monarch uses the murderous moppets to monitor Venture’s activities. Hank makes a new friend, much to Dean’s chagrin.

Dr. Quymn, Medicine Women
Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: July 6, 2008

While adventuring in the jungle, Dr. Venture is reunited with childhood friend Dr. Quymn. Dean attempts to solve a monster mystery and Hank falls in love with Quymn’s twin daughters.

What Goes Down, Must Come Up
Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: July 13, 2008

An accident involving a giant drill sends Dr. Venture and Brock into the basement of the Venture Compound, where Jonas Venture Sr.’s secrets have remained for thirty years.

Teas of a Sea Cow
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: July 20, 2008

The Monarch, having murdered his new arch-enemy, breaks into the Venture Compound while Dr. Venture is away. Dermott and Hank try to start a band, and spot what they think to be a UFO over the Compound.
Chronology: This episode takes place between “Now Museum, Now You Don’t” and “The Lepidopterists”.

Now Museum-Now You Don’t
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: July 27, 2008

Jonas Jr. turns the former archvillain headquarters, Spider Skull Island, into a museum devoted to his late father. Many villains and friends of the Ventures arrive, but things begin to go wrong after tensions between several of them arise, as well as when J.J. attempts to take the glory away from Rusty Venture.
Chronology: This episode takes place prior to the previous episode, “Tears of a Sea Cow”.

Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: August 10, 2008

With the help of Billy Quizboy, Pete White, Doctor Orpheus, the Alchemist, and his sons, Dr. Venture goes on an old-fashioned adventure to find an object of unspeakable power. When Brock attempts to stop him, he learns the truth about the late Jonas Venture, the Guild of Calamitous Intent, and his nineteen-year old mission.

The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (Part 1)
Written by Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: August 17, 2008

Brock Samson is a marked man. Terminated from the O.S.I., stripped of his license to kill, and hunted by three of the world’s deadliest assassins, Brock only has one thing left: The Venture family. And he wants them as far away from him as they can get but not even Molotov Cocktease, Hunter Gathers and a pair of ex-O.S.I. comrades can sever the ties that bind. And The Monarch and Sgt. Hatred aren’t helping.
Chronology: This episode takes place immediately after the post-credits scene of “ORB”.

The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (Part 2)
Written by Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: August 24, 2008

After being captured by police to be interrogated on the murder of Le Tueur, Brock and Dr. Venture are saved and escape with The Cleaner. Just as The Cleaner is about to drop off the Venture team to safety, Brock notices that even though he asked Hank to call the Cleaner to help, he never actually did. Just then, Molotov shows up saying she was the one that called him to help Brock out. Just then, the Monarch shows up after finding their location from H.E.L.P.eR. and General Treister contacts Brock on his wrist watch as well. Brock schedules for them all to meet at the Venture compound at dawn. Once there, Brock uses Treister and Monarch’s unawareness of each other to pit them against each other at the compound which results in huge battle between the two factions outside. Meanwhile Sgt. Hatred, who spent the past couple days at the Venture compound trying to kill himself after his wife left him, leads a group of Hank and Dean’s clones out to the battle after Hank suggests it. After seeing Sgt. Hatred, Brock rushes out to turn himself in to the OSI, but Treister says that he didn’t plan on arresting him, and that the OSI never sent the three assassins after him and the Ventures. After the messy ordeal, Brock decides he is quitting the OSI and resigning his role as bodyguard of the Venture family. As he plans to leave in the Monarchmobile which H.E.L.P.eR. drove onto the field, the explosives on H.E.L.P.eR.’s back planted by the Monarch explode, killing henchman No. 24. It is revealed that Molotov set up the entire situation, making Brock believe the three assassins were sent in by the OSI while they were actually sent by her; she was using Brock to eliminate her top competition. Molotov’s group of female assassins, The Blackhearts, is now the top assassin organization in the world. One of them, Col. Hunter Gathers, toasts Brock.

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The Venture Bros. – Season Four [2009-2010]

Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel
Written by Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: October 18, 2009

The Venture Compound is under siege as Nazis hold Dr. Venture hostage, while newly hired Venture bodyguard Sgt. Hatred must help Doctor Orpheus deal with a dog containing Hitler’s DNA that Dean has adopted. Meanwhile, Brock Samson recovers from a near fatal injury and must join forces with a long forgotten enemy, SPHINX, to stop Molotov Cocktease and Number 21 seeks Dr. Venture’s help to clone a new Number 24.

Handsome Randsom
Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: October 25, 2009

The Monarch attempts to hold Hank and Dean for ransom, but his plan is foiled by the arrival of Monarch’s old enemy Captain Sunshine. Sunshine recruits Hank to become the new Wonder Boy, complicating Monarch’s scheme to collect his ransom.

Perchance to Dean
Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: November 1, 2009

Rusty begins to indoctrinate Dean into his career as a super scientist, not knowing that a deformed and believed aborted Dean clone stalks the compound, while Dermott and a grounded Hank raise a little hell on the compound. The deformed clone’s attempt to kill Dean leads to a mix up with Hank thinking that he’s killed his brother, while local police prepare to raid the Compound after a UPS delivery man suspects illegal activities going on.

Return to Malice
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: November 8, 2009

In the wake of 24’s untimely death, 21 has dedicated himself to becoming the most fearsome of the Monarch’s henchmen. But tonight his ultimate plan of revenge goes into action. The first order of business: kidnapping the Venture brothers, resulting in Sgt. Hatred having to storm his former hometown of Malice to rescue his charges.

The Revenge Society
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: November 15, 2009

The Guild of Calamitous Intent comes under attack by an insane Phantom Limb, who now goes by the name “Revenge”, literally bringing their entire army to Dr. Venture’s front door. Meanwhile, Hank and Sergeant Hatred must protect the compound from the Guild’s agents.

Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: November 22, 2009

Dr. Venture’s therapy group, a collection of former Boy Adventurers (who have become failed adults), quickly fall back into their old habits when a mystery is literally dropped into their session. Meanwhile, Sgt. Hatred tries to overcome his own past when he’s stuck in a movie theater crammed with kids. History is doomed to keep repeating itself if Hatred and Dr. Venture can’t break their cycles.

The Better Man
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: December 6, 2009

After seeing the OutRider, the man who stole his wife, pass through the Second World, Dr. Orpheus is determined to do the same. Meanwhile, Hank takes Dean to the mall to teach him how to talk to girls, and Triana has a life-altering discussion with The Master.

Pinstripes & Poltergeists
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: December 13, 2009

The Monarch teams up with Monstroso, a backstabbing lawyer and fellow member of the Guild, in his latest plan against Dr. Venture–a plan which runs the risk of backfiring on him. How will this affect Brock Samson and his new organization SPHINX, let alone the Ventures?

The Diving Bell Vs. The Butter-Glider”
Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: September 12, 2010

Brock, Hank, and Dean are shrunk to microscopic size and is injected into Dr. Venture’s body to discover why he is paralyzed. The Monarch’s buys a “Butter-Glider”, a new butterfly-themed personal flying device and becomes creepily obsessed with it, driving an emotional wedge between him, his henchmen, and his wife, and Henchman #21 continues his rise to power.

Pomp & Circuitry
Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: September 19, 2010

Hank and Dean graduate from their education beds, (although Hank did not receive his diploma and Dean did) and look into colleges. Hank rebels and tries to join Sphinx. Meanwhile, Phantom Limb breaks out of the Guild’s dungeons and teams up with Professor Impossible to seek revenge once more.

Every Which Way But Zeus
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: September 26, 2010

Somebody has been kidnapping the world’s super-scientists and super-villains and taking them to a super death camp. But who? And to what end? The OSI, SPHINX, The Guild of Calamitous Intent and The Revenge Society must put aside their differences and convene a secret think tank to solve a mystery of epic proportions.

Everybody Comes to Hank’s
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: October 3, 2010

With Dean off to New York for a summer internship, Hank is forced by his father to get a job, so he opens his own business. But when Dermott accidentally prompts him to take on solving the mystery of whether Brock really is Dermott’s father, Hank dons a fabled fedora to become a private detective and discovers far more than he bargained for as a tangled mystery of sex, lies, and dirty secrets lands right in his lap.

Bright Lights, Dean City
Written by Jackson Publick
Original Airdate: October 10, 2010

Dean gets a summer internship with Impossible Industries, but unwittingly discovers Professor Impossible’s dark ties to Phantom Limb, the Revenge Society and his new life as a supervillain.

Assisted Suicide
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: October 17, 2010

The Monarch uses a machine to take control of Dr. Venture’s mind and try to make him commit suicide, and Dr. Orpheus journeys into Dr. Venture’s brain to save him.

The Silent Partners
Written by Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: October 24, 2010

Conjectural Technologies’ newfound success hits a snag when Billy is kidnapped by the same mysterious benefactors who invested in their company, and SPHINX launches an investigation aimed at determining who is behind these dubious financiers.

Operation P.R.O.M.
Written by Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer
Original Airdate: November 21, 2010

Team Venture, Conjectural Technologies and the Order of the Triad come together as Dean and Hank prepare to face an obstacle more intimidating than anything they’ve confronted before: a prom celebrating their “graduation” from high school.
Note: First hour-long episode of the series.

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