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Incubus
02-16-2005, 12:07 PM
[spoilers]

One of the funny nuances about the Venture Brothers was Dr. Girlfriend's voice. For those unfamiliar, Dr. Girlfriend was The Monarch's [badguy] girlfriend for much of the series. She looked female enough, but had this really coarse, deep man voice which freaked me out the first time I heard it. So what's the deal?

Why did Dr. Girlfriend leave Phantom Limb in the first place, and spend so much time with a jealous insecure bastard like the Monarch? (then again, Phantom Limb seems like quite the pervert himself).

The fate of the Venture Brothers seems rather up in the air.

Rusty's brother has been relocated to Spider Island. Ally? Nemesis? I'm interested to know!

Mrs. Impossible's baby?

$6million man and Sasquach...will they finally get married?

How about Dr. Orpheus and Trianna?

CandidGamera
02-16-2005, 12:22 PM
TV Tome's page for the site indicates the second season has not yet been greenlit, and links to a petition on the AdultSwim Forum.

I'm tempted to sign up just to demand more Venture.

tremorviolet
02-16-2005, 12:34 PM
I'm tempted to sign up just to demand more Venture.

You totally should. I did. But, according to Jackson Publick's Live Journal (http://livejournal.com/users/jacksonpublick/), it looks really good that there will be a second season. It's just not official yet.

I can't wait for the DVDs...

Scott Plaid
02-16-2005, 12:44 PM
Great Mecha-Shiva! tremorviolet beat me to it. Here
Here (http://forums.toonzone.net/showthread.php?t=132336) is a thread of reaction to the news, for those who enjoy jubilation.

vibrotronica
02-16-2005, 04:29 PM
Mecha-Shiva! Mecha-Shiva!

:waves arms wildly:

Ike Witt
02-16-2005, 05:54 PM
I will totally lose faith in both Adult Swim and Cartoon Network if this show isn't renewed.

On review, it looks like the show was renewed. Thank OG not every network uses the FOX concept on network managment.

Telperien
02-16-2005, 06:38 PM
Yay! That's the best tv-related news I've had all month.

Revtim
02-16-2005, 06:47 PM
$6million man and Sasquach...will they finally get married?

How about Dr. Orpheus and Trianna?I'll predict that Dr. Orpheus will not marry Trianna, his daughter.

;)

kaylasdad99
02-16-2005, 07:07 PM
$6million man and Sasquach...will they finally get married?

How about Dr. Orpheus and Trianna? :eek:

Og, I hope NOT!

:eek:

kaylasdad99
02-16-2005, 07:33 PM
:mad:

So, revtim, you're a reverend, right? And I suppose you have some kind of line of communication to God?

Uh-huh. Could you give him a message for me, please?

Dear God: Please damn revtim to hell.

Thanks a bunch.

Podkayne
02-16-2005, 07:47 PM
I went through a brief period of near panic when I suddenly realized that my favorite cartoons, Venture Bros. and Aqua Teen Hunger Force, seemed to have a real problem with women. In ATHF, the only women are scary strippers and hos that Carl drags home, and they are stupid and na-a-a-s-t-y. Dr. Girlfriend has that bizarre voicing choice, there's that Russian babe with the chastity belt, Mrs. Impossible was a reaaal piece of work, and don't forget that episode where Dr. Venture macks on stripers in that bar. Ew!

Why was I resonanting most strongly with cartoons that were clearly being made by overgrown boys, wallowing in girls-are-icky, sex-is-ooky pre-adolescence?

But then I thought harder about Dr. Girlfriend, who is basically the only smart, sane character on the show, isn't she? Sure, she has her issues with the Phantom Limb, and she's dating a loser, but hey, ladies, haven't we all been there? And Trianna, seems like a pretty cool chick.

So I decided that the Venture Bros. are cool.

Now, the Aqua Teens, well . . . They remain a guilty pleasure. I try not to like them so much.

conurepete
02-16-2005, 08:54 PM
Podkayne, don't worry, the women don't seem to come off any worse then anyone else on ATHF. I agree about Dr Girlfriend and Trianna. My theory for Dr Girlfriend's voice: a low, husky voice on a woman is sexy (Jessica Rabbit, etc). Therefore, the lower and huskier the voice, the sexier the cartoon babe. (Jessica Rabbit > The Baroness > Petunia Pig) following this to its logical conclusion, the voice implies Dr Girlfriend is the most alluring animiated woman around.

Nobody
02-16-2005, 10:39 PM
In the episode with the yard sale, Billy Quizboy the boy genious and his partner were basically henting that she use to be a man. Billy said he heard that DR. Girlfriend had a baboon uterus implanted.

dwyr
02-16-2005, 11:08 PM
Dr. Girlfriend sounds like Tony Curtis to me. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

tremorviolet
02-17-2005, 06:39 PM
I will totally lose faith in both Adult Swim and Cartoon Network if this show isn't renewed.

On review, it looks like the show was renewed. Thank OG not every network uses the FOX concept on network managment.

So you like the Venture Brothers too? Hmmm, we both have slackitude in common as well having missed the AusDopeFest. Anyway, just tried to email you but it doesn't work. My address is good.

Fern Forest
02-17-2005, 07:58 PM
I have absolutely no idea where they'll go from the last show. What's funny is that at the pilot, I hated the boys but by the end they were part of the reason I watched the show. I can't wait.

As long as it has Dr. Orpheus. I love the way his theme music pipes up even when he's saying something as common as "Who wants pizza rolls?"

And I have to say I don't really care about Dr. Girlfriend's past. I just know she's a minx in bed.

The only thing I can think of is that before most shows they'd reference some exciting mission they got back from. Thus the gator and mummy from the pilot, the chupacabra from Dia de los Dangerous, the whole Rocky Horror thing from the finale and so on. Some of those I'd like to see.

DocCathode
02-17-2005, 09:07 PM
In the episode with the yard sale, Billy Quizboy the boy genious and his partner were basically henting that she use to be a man. Billy said he heard that DR. Girlfriend had a baboon uterus implanted.

IIRC it was "Monkey ovaries". I also took this to mean that Dr Girlfriend was a post-operative transsexual.

I don't have cable, so I've missed most of the episodes. I try to catch up when visiting friends and relatives with cable.

Re The Monarch

I thought it was because he cared about her. Phantom Limb just seemed to want a trophy wench to increase his status.

Has Brock ever hit on her?

BTW

I thought the boys releasing the Krampus was hillarious. Only months later did I learn that the writers did not invent the Krampus. Men in Krampus outfits still harass women in Germany every Christmas.

OOOh! "Laser death ray bargain bin"! Gotta go.

Fern Forest
02-17-2005, 09:12 PM
Has Brock ever hit on her?Brock has had a chance but turned her down. Saying something to the effect that it never crossed his mind.

And I'm pretty sure he's right abotu baboon uterus. Taking a cue from the baboon heart.

Incubus
02-18-2005, 09:30 AM
Re: Brock

There was an episode which dealt with the Monarch's birthday, and Dr. Girlfriend was planning on giving The Monarch a birthday present 'in bed' ;) but the Venture crew crashed the party. In one scene, Brock barges in the Monarch's bedchambers to find a scantily clad Dr. Girlfriend lying in bed. Can't remember the exact dialogue, but it was to the effect of Brock kind of just blowing her off, and Dr. Girlfriend saying, "don't make me beg!" :p

I don't know if the Monarch cares about her more than Phantom Limb. Granted he's less perverted, but my god is he a moody bitch. The episode that comes to mind is when he uses Dr. Girlfriend to seduce Dr. Venture [having one of his henchmen walk in on him masturbating to watching his girlfriend making out with Dr. Venture was PRICELESS! :p ] and he gets incredibly jealous about the whole thing, even though it was his idea.

Wolfian
02-18-2005, 11:55 AM
My theory (spoilered just because):

The Venture Bros are clones. Think about it.
-In the Xmas episode Hank didn't know about the Venture tradition of placing baby Jesus into the manger. How could he have not heard of it in 15 some years?
-In the testicle torsion episode Dr. Venture mentions that he should have fixed Dean's testes in "beta testing."
There are a few more hints that I'm sure I'm forgetting.

As for Dr. Venture's "Get their clothes" line after the brothers are killed:

I think there is something special about their clothes. The Monarch commented on how Hank always wears the same outfit. Sure we have seen them in different outfits, but I still think there is something there.

CandidGamera
02-18-2005, 12:16 PM
More for your theory, Wolfian :

Dr. Venture seems quite familiar with the UN Ban on Cloning Humans, in the Mr. Brisby Episode. The line about Dean's testes was 'should've fixed this in the prototype stage.' The boys never met their mother, but Dr. Venture nearly talked about her once or twice. Don't know about the clothes thing, though. The boys are educated in a box that their pop built. It sometimes gets very hot in the box. That their pop built.

Oh, and also:

If they're clones, they have to be clones of two different people, one expects. Hey, they kinda look like Brock and Doc Venture, don't they? Hank's the aggressive one, and hangs out with Brock the most; Dean's the passive one, and the smarter of the two brothers, and pretty much a sissy.

Little Bird
02-18-2005, 12:49 PM
Also--
But remember when Dr. Venture had his kidneys removed? He took one of each of the boy's kidneys. That would seem to imply both boys are his. Also--if they were clones, don't you think Dr. Venture would have been able to clone himself a new set of kidneys? Or would have a few "spare parts" clones lying around?

DocCathode
02-18-2005, 01:10 PM
LittleBird

It's possible that Dr Venture used DNA from himself and Brock to create Hank. Re Spare Parts. Why do you think he created the boys in the first place?

BTW I'm not sure any of this needs to be in spoilers. I've only seen a handful of episodes and when I read Wolfian's theory, I thought 'Well, that makes sense.'

Ike Witt
02-18-2005, 03:05 PM
So you like the Venture Brothers too? Hmmm, we both have slackitude in common as well having missed the AusDopeFest. Anyway, just tried to email you but it doesn't work. My address is good.

I've emailed you. And FTR, I'm not a slacker. I am couch savvy. :D

Scott Plaid
02-18-2005, 04:05 PM
What's this?:confused:

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:eek: god, that really hurt!
I seem to recall an episode when the good doctor said" I never should have built them.

p.s. the krampus can be seen here. Warning, may cause nightmares. Also, contains bitter perverted meanies.

Maus Magill
02-18-2005, 04:12 PM
Stop with the spoiler tags, already!

These are speculations, not spoilers.

Speculation = I think Hank may be The Monarch's illegitmate son.

Spoiler = In season 2, we learn Hank is really Brock's father.

Okay? Stop putting speculations in spoiler boxes.



Oh, Dr. Girlfriend is TEH HOT!

My theory about Hank and Dean's apparent demise is that Jonas Jr. and Rusty are brothers, too... So even if Hank and Dean don't return in season 2, it could still be called The Venture Brothers.

Marley23
02-18-2005, 04:13 PM
Spoiler = In season 2, we learn Hank is really Brock's father.
That'd be quite a feat of time travel. ;)

Wolfian
02-19-2005, 01:27 PM
Sorry, some people get weird about things like that and I'd rather error on the side of caution.

Fern Forest
02-22-2005, 05:08 PM
At the end of the song "Look Away" the guy goes to the gods shouting about his sorrow and the gods replied "What was once is now lost yet could never die."

I wonder if that's a clue?

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