The Venture Brothers Christmas Special will air on Sunday night at 10:45PM Central Time on Cartoon Network. Although Adult Swim doesn’t have a clip from the show due to the last-minute production, you can see a slideshow of images from it.
For those of you who haven’t seen The Venture Brothers yet, I pity your withered souls. It is an absolute riot, with top-notch animation (none of that cheap Flash manipulation here) and tons of those cultural references we Gen X-ers like.
The official web site is still under construction, but you can download Brock’s 1980s workout music from the episode Mid-Life Chrysalis.
I’m torn as to which episode is my favorite.
I think “Are you there God, It’s me Dean” is the tops. That’s the one where Dean gets his testicles twisted and needs to be operated on. (I had a friend in college whose brother also suffered from testicular torsion, and it IS super-painful.) The Venture Brothers even put out a helpful site on the Interweb about Scrotal Safety. I think my favorite suggestion from their list of helpful tips is:
Enlist one of your friends as a “Crotch-Buddy”. Have him concern himself with the safety of your scrotum. Remind him publicly that he is your “Crotch-Buddy”. Remind him in front of girls.
The Monarch’s sad birthday present from Brock is thrilling to watch (to spice up the dull birthday, he begins murdering henchman so that The Monarch has someone to fight). Also, the nerd henchmen debating about whether Smurfs lay eggs or not cannot be missed. That episode is uber-perfect.
“Tag Sale – You’re It” is certainly hilarious. I think it has one of my favorite exchanges, as Mr. White and Master Billy Quizboy, Boy Genius, try to pursuade Dr. Girlfriend to be their arch-enemy:
Mr. White: “I’m an albino!”
Master Billy: “Yeah! You can kill him with light!”
Come to think of it…that one ALSO has a nerdy debate between the Monarch’s henchmen as to who would win in a fantasy fight between Lizzie Borden and Helen Keller. The same henchman buys a light saber at the yard sale and begins acting like the infamous Star Wars Kid.
“Ghosts of the Sargasso” is also funny from beginning to end. And “The Trial of the Monarch.”
Oh, heck. The show’s just damn perfect. Can’t wait for the box set. If you’re missing it, you’re being ridiculous.
HEY! There’s a Venture Brothers Video Game! I am so there.