The Venture Brothers

Self-Medication

Season 4, Ep 6, Aired 11/22/09
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  • Episode Description
  • While Dr. Venture goes into therapy with other boy adventurers, Sgt. Hatred takes Dean and Hank to the movies, only to have a relapse.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Christopher McCulloch

    Sgt. Hatred/Ro-Boy/Dr. Z

  • Rachel Simon

  • Brendon Small

    Action Johnny

  • Doc Hammer

    Henchman 21

  • J.G Thirlwell

    Original Music

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Best episode of the new season

    By mikespectrum, Nov 23, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Wonderboy: Beep boop. Lance Hale: What was that? Wonderboy: I just turned off the radio in my utility belt like he said to. Action Johnny: You said "beep boop" with your mouth. Wonderboy: No I didn't. Leave me alone.

    • Action Johnny: My dad's lab was like a pharmacological candy store, so I started real young. Next thing I know, I'm blowing lines of voodoo powder off the back of a monkey's paw I bought in Calcutta. Now I'm all out of wishes.

    • Dr. Venture: What happened? Did I just kill Premature Ejaculation?

    • Action Johnny: Dudes, get back! That is a Vietnamese Two-Step Viper! One bite, and you're dead before you take two steps. Dale Hale: There's no such thing. Action Johnny: Yeah, I'm making it up. It's right there, dude! That ain't a [bleep] fucking hologram or an old lighthouse keeper in a rubber mask, okay? Dale Hale: I mean there's no such snake. That's an urban myth. Lance Hale: Bro's right. I Googled it. Dr. Venture: Hey, Encyclopedia Brown-Noser, can you Google this thing away from me?

    • Dr. Venture: Well, Daphne, I believe. She got around quite a bit. But Velma? I always thought she was a... Action Johnny: Everybody did. But I got a pack of herpes that says otherwise.

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    Notes (1)

    • The other members of Rusty's therapy group are analogs for famous fictional boy adventurers. Wonder Boy is Robin, the Hale Brothers are the Hardy Boys, Action Johnny is Johnny Quest, and Ro-Boy is Astro Boy.

    Allusions (5)

    • Hatred: What, did Henry Darger write this? Referencing the reclusive American writer and artist, whose massive 15,000+ page fantasy novel The Realms of the Unreal was discovered after his death, and featured children as the lead protagonists.

    • Action Johnny: Next thing I know, I'm blowing lines of voodoo powder off the back of a monkey's paw I bought in Calcutta. Now I'm all out of wishes. Referencing the short story by W.W. Jacobs, first published in 1902. The monkey's paw is a wish-granting artifact that gives its owner three wishes. As in many such stories, the first two wishes go awry or are fulfilled in unexpected and undesirable ways.

    • Dr. Venture: Hey, Encyclopedia Brown-Noser, can you Google this thing away from me? Referencing the classic children's mystery book series by Donald J. Sobol. Each book contains several short stories ending with a mystery for the reader to solve along with Boy Detective Encyclopedia Brown and his partner Sally Kimball.

    • Sgt. Hatred: Gary Glitter told me where to get one. Referencing the the glam rock singer and song writer, who was convicted as a sex offender in the UK after downloading child pornography in 1999. In 2005 he was charged and found guilty of the molestation of six Vietnamese females, ages 11 to 23.

    • The Hale Brothers Referencing the real-life Menendez brothers, Lyle and Erik, who endured years of speculation as to their involvement in their parents 1989 murder, before finally being convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

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