The following is a list of episodes for The Venture Bros., along with descriptions for each episode. The episodes are ordered chronologically by airdate for each season (excluding specials).

Series overview

The series has run four seasons.[1] The first three seasons consist of 13 thirty-minute episodes (including time for commercials), plus the pilot and one 15-minute Christmas special. The fourth season consists of 15 thirty-minute episodes and one hour-long season finale episode.

Season Episodes Originally Aired DVD Release Date
1 13 2004 May 30, 2006
2 13 2006 April 17, 2007
3 13 2008 March 24, 2009[2]
4 16[1] 20092010 October 26, 2010

Episode list

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep402">402</td><td>41</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Handsome Ransom" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>October 25, 2009</td><td id="pc4-40">4-40</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #bbddff" colspan="6"> 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.[7] </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep403">403</td><td>42</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Perchance to Dean" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>November 1, 2009</td><td id="pc4-42">4-42</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #bbddff" colspan="6"> 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.[11] </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep404">404</td><td>43</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Return to Malice" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>November 8, 2009</td><td id="pc4-43">4-43</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #bbddff" colspan="6"> 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.[11] </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep405">405</td><td>44</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Revenge Society" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>November 15, 2009</td><td id="pc4-41">4-41</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #bbddff" colspan="6"> 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.[11] </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep406">406</td><td>45</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Self-Medication" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>November 22, 2009</td><td id="pc4-45">4-45</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #bbddff" colspan="6"> 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.[11] </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep407">407</td><td>46</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Better Man" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>December 6, 2009</td><td id="pc4-44">4-44</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #bbddff" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep408">408</td><td>47</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Pinstripes & Poltergeists" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>December 13, 2009</td><td id="pc4-47">4-47</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #bbddff" colspan="6"> 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?.[12] </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep409">409</td><td>48</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Diving Bell Vs. The Butter-Glider" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>September 12, 2010[13]</td><td id="pc4-50">4-50</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #99bbdd" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep410">410</td><td>49</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Pomp & Circuitry" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>September 19, 2010</td><td id="pc4-48">4-48</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #99bbdd" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep411">411</td><td>50</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Every Which Way But Zeus" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>September 26, 2010</td><td id="pc4-51">4-51</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #99bbdd" colspan="6"> Somebody has been kidnapping the world's super-scientists and super-villains and taking them to a super death camp. But whom? 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep412">412</td><td>51</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Everybody Comes to Hank's" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>October 3, 2010</td><td id="pc4-52">4-52</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #99bbdd" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep413">413</td><td>52</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Bright Lights, Dean City" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>October 10, 2010</td><td id="pc4-53">4-53</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #99bbdd" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep414">414</td><td>53</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Assisted Suicide" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>October 17, 2010</td><td id="pc4-49">4-49</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #99bbdd" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep415">415</td><td>54</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Silent Partners" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>October 24, 2010</td><td id="pc4-54">4-54</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #99bbdd" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep416">416</td><td>55</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Operation: P.R.O.M." </td><td>Doc Hammer & Jackson Publick</td><td>November 21, 2010[6]</td><td id="pc4-55">4-55</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #99bbdd" colspan="6"> Team Venture, Conjectural Technologies and the Order of the Triad come together as Dean and Hank prepare to face an obstacle that is more intimidating than anything they have confronted before: a prom to celebrate their "graduating" high school, while Dr. Venture throws out all the stops to bring Hank and Dean the best home school prom $500 can buy. Note: First hour-long episode of the series. </td></tr>

Pilot: 2003

Episode # Series # Title Writer Original airdate Production code

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="epPilot">Pilot</td><td>0</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>February 16, 2003 (2003-02-16)</td><td id="pc0-01">0-01</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #CCCCFF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr>

Season 1: 2004

A recurring theme in the first season of The Venture Bros. was a series of dreams Dr. Venture would have where one fetus (with facial hair like himself) would attack another fetus (also with hair) in the womb. This began in the pilot episode before the creators knew where it would eventually lead them.[3] The dreams were explained in the season finale, "Return to Spider-Skull Island".
Episode # Series # Title Writer Original airdate Production code

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep101">101</td><td>1</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Dia de Los Dangerous!" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>August 7, 2004 (2004-08-07)</td><td id="pc1-01">1-01</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFBFBF" colspan="6"> 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? If only Dr. Venture would return his calls... </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep102">102</td><td>2</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Careers in Science" </td><td>Doc Hammer & Ben Edlund (story)</td><td>August 14, 2004 (2004-08-14)</td><td id="pc1-02">1-02</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFBFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep103">103</td><td>3</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Home Insecurity" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>August 21, 2004 (2004-08-21)</td><td id="pc1-07">1-07</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFBFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep104">104</td><td>4</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Incredible Mr. Brisby" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>August 28, 2004 (2004-08-28)</td><td id="pc1-05">1-05</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFBFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep105">105</td><td>5</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Eeney, Meeney, Miney... Magic!" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>September 4, 2004 (2004-09-04)</td><td id="pc1-04">1-04</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFBFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep106">106</td><td>6</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Ghosts of the Sargasso" </td><td>Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer</td><td>September 11, 2004 (2004-09-11)</td><td id="pc1-08">1-08</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFBFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep107">107</td><td>7</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Ice Station – Impossible!" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>September 18, 2004 (2004-09-18)</td><td id="pc1-09">1-09</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFBFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep108">108</td><td>8</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Mid-Life Chrysalis" </td><td>Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer</td><td>September 25, 2004 (2004-09-25)</td><td id="pc1-03">1-03</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFBFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep109">109</td><td>9</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>October 2, 2004 (2004-10-02)</td><td id="pc1-10">1-10</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFBFBF" colspan="6"> 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 but fairly common injury: acute testicular tortion. 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 ailment. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep110">110</td><td>10</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Tag Sale – You're It!" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>October 9, 2004 (2004-10-09)</td><td id="pc1-06">1-06</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFBFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep111">111</td><td>11</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Past Tense" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>October 16, 2004 (2004-10-16)</td><td id="pc1-12">1-12</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFBFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep112">112</td><td>12</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Trial of the Monarch" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>October 23, 2004 (2004-10-23)</td><td id="pc1-13">1-13</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFBFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep113">113</td><td>13</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Return to Spider-Skull Island" </td><td>Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer</td><td>October 30, 2004 (2004-10-30)</td><td id="pc1-11">1-11</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFBFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr>

Season 2: 2006

The second season's storyline picks up from Hank and Dean's accident, as well as The Monarch continuously attempting to reunite with Dr. Girlfriend who is in a relationship with Phantom Limb.
Episode # Series # Title Writer Original airdate Production code

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep201">201</td><td>14</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Powerless in the Face of Death" </td><td>Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer</td><td>June 25, 2006 (2006-06-25)</td><td id="pc2-20">2-20</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFDFBF" colspan="6"> Life goes on after the tragic events at the end of Season 1 in this Season Two opener, though Dr. Orpheus seems to be taking it particularly hard. Meanwhile, the Monarch deals with life "inside." </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep202">202</td><td>15</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Hate Floats" </td><td>Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer</td><td>July 2, 2006 (2006-07-02)</td><td id="pc2-19">2-19</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFDFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep203">203</td><td>16</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Assassinanny 911" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>July 9, 2006 (2006-07-09)</td><td id="pc2-16">2-16</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFDFBF" colspan="6"> 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 Colonel Hunter Gathers. "Assassinanny 911" is chronologically after Victor Echo November. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep204">204</td><td>17</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Escape to the House of Mummies Part II" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>July 16, 2006 (2006-07-16)</td><td id="pc2-18">2-18</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFDFBF" colspan="6"> When the Venture family is captured by a time-traveling religious cult from ancient Egypt, Dr. Venture reluctantly calls on Dr. Orpheus for help. Once freed it's up to Dr. Venture to save Brock and the boys. However a little heated competition between he and Dr. Orpheus gets in the way. Dr. Venture enlists the help of Pete White and Billy Quizboy to help him defeat Orpheus, who visits his mysterious otherworldly 'Master' for advice as well. Meanwhile, will Brock and the boys be able to survive their perilous trip through time long enough for Dr. Venture to save them? </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep205">205</td><td>18</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Twenty Years to Midnight" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>August 6, 2006 (2006-08-06)</td><td id="pc2-17">2-17</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFDFBF" colspan="6"> 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 world-threatening device. 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 (and very loud) Grand Galactic Inquisitor. This episode takes place over nine months after "Ice Station- Impossible". </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep206">206</td><td>19</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Victor. Echo. November." </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>August 13, 2006 (2006-08-13)</td><td id="pc2-15">2-15</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFDFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep207">207</td><td>20</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Love-Bheits" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>August 20, 2006 (2006-08-20)</td><td id="pc2-14">2-14</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFDFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep208">208</td><td>21</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Fallen Arches" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>September 3, 2006 (2006-09-03)</td><td id="pc2-22">2-22</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFDFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep209">209</td><td>22</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Guess Who's Coming to State Dinner?" </td><td>Jackson Publick & Ben Edlund (story)</td><td>September 10, 2006 (2006-09-10)</td><td id="pc2-21">2-21</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFDFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep210">210</td><td>23</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"I Know Why the Caged Bird Kills" </td><td>Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer</td><td>September 24, 2006 (2006-09-24)</td><td id="pc2-23">2-23</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFDFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep211">211</td><td>24</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"¡Viva los Muertos!" </td><td>Ben Edlund</td><td>October 1, 2006 (2006-10-01)</td><td id="pc2-24">2-24</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFDFBF" colspan="6"> When Dr. Venture finally succeeds in attaining the holy grail of superscience, the revivification of a human corpse for fun and profit, a gang of analogs for both infamous 70s characters/the Scooby-Doo Gang find the Venture Compound, and become convinced that it 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep212">212</td><td>25</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Showdown at Cremation Creek (Part I)" </td><td>Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer</td><td>October 8, 2006 (2006-10-08)</td><td id="pc2-25">2-25</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFDFBF" colspan="6"> 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 his wedding. The stage is set for a deadly, ultimate showdown between The Monarch and Phantom Limb for the hand of Dr. Girlfriend. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep213">213</td><td>26</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Showdown at Cremation Creek (Part II)" </td><td>Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer</td><td>October 15, 2006 (2006-10-15)</td><td id="pc2-26">2-26</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFDFBF" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr>

Season 3: 2008

On February 26, 2007, at the New York Comics Convention, Jackson Publick announced that Cartoon Network had ordered third and fourth seasons of the show.[4][5] A portion of a rough cut of "The Doctor is Sin" aired April 1, 2008 as part of an unannounced April Fools' Day sneak peek at upcoming shows.

Season three of The Venture Bros. reveals more backstory and character histories than the previous two seasons. A recurring issue deals with the history of the original Team Venture, as well as the death of Jonas Venture Senior. This season also touches upon the nascent and unregistered arching of Rusty Venture by the Monarch.

Episode # Series # Title Writer Original airdate Production code

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep301">301</td><td>27</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Shadowman 9: In the Cradle of Destiny" </td><td>Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer</td><td>June 1, 2008 (2008-06-01)</td><td id="pc3-32">3-32</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff99" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep302">302</td><td>28</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Doctor Is Sin" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>June 8, 2008 (2008-06-08)</td><td id="pc3-28">3-28</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff99" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep303">303</td><td>29</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Invisible Hand of Fate" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>June 15, 2008 (2008-06-15)</td><td id="pc3-27">3-27</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff99" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep304">304</td><td>30</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Home Is Where the Hate Is" </td><td>Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer</td><td>June 22, 2008 (2008-06-22)</td><td id="pc3-37">3-37</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff99" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep305">305</td><td>31</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Buddy System" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>June 29, 2008 (2008-06-29)</td><td id="pc3-30">3-30</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff99" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep306">306</td><td>32</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Dr. Quymn, Medicine Woman" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>July 6, 2008 (2008-07-06)</td><td id="pc3-31">3-31</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff99" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep307">307</td><td>33</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"What Goes Down Must Come Up" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>July 13, 2008 (2008-07-13)</td><td id="pc3-33">3-33</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff99" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep308">308</td><td>34</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Tears of a Sea Cow" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>July 20, 2008 (2008-07-20)</td><td id="pc3-34">3-34</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff99" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep309">309</td><td>35</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Now Museum-Now You Don't" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>July 27, 2008 (2008-07-27)</td><td id="pc3-35">3-35</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff99" colspan="6"> 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 post-credits scene of the previous episode, "Tears of a Sea Cow". </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep310">310</td><td>36</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Lepidopterists" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>August 3, 2008 (2008-08-03)</td><td id="pc3-36">3-36</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff99" colspan="6"> The Monarch becomes Jonas Venture, Jr.'s new arch-enemy, who seeks out the assistance of the Office of Secret Intelligence, receiving two "amateur lepidopterists" and an "exterminator" to rid him of The Monarch. Henchmen 21 and 24 are sent on a mission with a new, perfect, henchman, telling him throughout their adventure that he is sure to die.

Chronology: This episode takes place immediately after the post-credits scene of "Tears of a Sea Cow". </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep311">311</td><td>37</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"ORB" </td><td>Doc Hammer</td><td>August 10, 2008 (2008-08-10)</td><td id="pc3-29">3-29</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff99" colspan="6"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep312">312</td><td>38</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (Part I)" </td><td>Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer</td><td>August 17, 2008 (2008-08-17)</td><td id="pc3-38">3-38</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff99" colspan="6"> 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". </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep313">313</td><td>39</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (Part II)" </td><td>Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer</td><td>August 24, 2008 (2008-08-24)</td><td id="pc3-39">3-39</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff99" colspan="6"> Heads keep rolling in this exciting conclusion to Season 3 when Brock ingeniously thwarts his enemies (and enemies thwart themselves). But who, really, is the enemy and will all the characters make it intact to season 4? </td></tr>

Season 4: 2009–2010

The fourth season of The Venture Bros. premiered on October 18, 2009.[6] Production began in June 2008 and overlapped production of season three.[7] The season aired as two sets of eight episodes, with the first eight beginning on October 18, 2009 and the next group of eight premiering September 12, 2010.[8]

The first half of the fourth season revolved around Dr. Venture's interactions with his new bodyguard, Sergeant Hatred; Hank taking Brock's absence poorly; Henchman #21 dealing with the death of Henchman #24; the return of Phantom Limb; and The Monarch's resurgence as Dr. Venture's primary nemesis. This season also saw the introduction of ancillary characters Captain Sunshine and Monstroso, both of whom were referred to as early as the first season.

Episode # Series # Title Writer Original airdate Production code

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep401">401</td><td>40</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel" </td><td>Doc Hammer & Jackson Publick</td><td>October 18, 2009</td><td id="pc4-46">4-46</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #bbddff" colspan="6"> 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.[9][10] </td></tr>


Episode # Series # Title Writer Original airdate Production code

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="epS1">S1</td><td>N/A</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"A Very Venture Christmas" </td><td>Jackson Publick</td><td>December 19, 2004 (2004-12-19)</td><td id="pcS1">S1</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #BFFFC4" colspan="6"> Dr. Venture throws a Christmas party for many of his friends, but the party goes awry when Dean and Hank find Dr. Orpheus's spell book. Meanwhile, the Monarch has hatched yet another plan to kill Dr. Venture, this time involving a nativity scene booby-trapped with C4 explosive.

Chronology: This mini-episode was produced during the first season and was broadcast after the season finale. It takes place between the episodes "Past-Tense" and "The Trial of the Monarch". </td></tr>

Phone calls

In addition to the episodes, two "actual" recordings of phone calls made by the Monarch after being incarcerated were released online:

  1. "The Monarch calls Dr. Girlfriend"
  2. "The Monarch calls his henchmen"

These events take place between "The Trial of the Monarch" and "Return to Spider-Skull Island" and fit into continuity with the series.


Several holiday songs have been produced featuring Venture Bros. characters, currently available here:

  1. Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy
  2. Hard Candy Christmas
  3. “Venture Aid 2006” ("Do They Know It's Christmas?")
  4. Fairytale of New York
  5. Wonderful Christmastime
  6. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)

The wedding song the Henchmen play in Showdown at Cremation Creek (Part I), "21 And 24's Wedding Song" (by the Singing Henchmen, music by Doc Hammer, lyrics by Doc Hammer & Jackson Publick III) is available online. The song "Revv Me Up" (Brock's workout song) by Jasper McVain, which first appeared in Mid-Life Chrysalis, was promotionally released. "Look Away" (the boys' death theme) by Nick DeMayo, from "Return to Spider-Skull Island", is available for download on the Venture Bros. website.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Seeing More Venture Bros. in HD - Animation World Magazine". Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  2. Season 3 DVD Release date and Blu-Ray Announced . Found on December 7, 2008.
  3. Episode commentary for "The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay".
  4. "VENTURE BROS. CARTOON PICKED UP FOR SEASON 3". Archived from the original on 2007-02-28. Retrieved 2007-02-26. 
  5. "Publick Nuisance entry dated 08 March 2007". Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Adult Swim : On Air Schedule". Adult Swim. 2009-08-28. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Publick Nuisance entry dated 11 July 2008". Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  8. "The Venture Bros. Return September 12th". Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  9. "Publick Nuisance entry dated 13 June 2009". Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  10. "Season 4.1 Schedule Revealed". Retrieved 2009-10-02. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 "The Venture Brothers: Episode Guide". Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  12. "Adult Swim schedule". Retrieved 2009-11-31.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  13. "Publick Nuisance - Nocturnal Emission". Retrieved 2010-08-30. 

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