The Venture Brothers

Episode Special

A Very Venture Christmas

Aired Sunday 11:30 PM Dec 19, 2004 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary


Dr. Venture is a bit behind on his shopping, but he's excited about hosting his annual Christmas Eve shindig. Brock turns out to have some sentimental Yuletide traditions. Dean and Hank, who still believe in Santa Claus, accidentally unlock a magical demon who threatens to ruin Dr. Venture's annual Christmas party and murder all his guests. Dr. Billy Quizboy and Mr. White hit on Triana, Dr. Orpheus' underage daughter. Meanwhile, The Monarch plans the ultimate gift for Dr. Girlfriend--the destruction of the entire Venture Compound.


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    Patrick Warburton

    Patrick Warburton

    Brock Samson

    Christopher McCulloch

    Christopher McCulloch

    Hank Venture/The Monarch

    Michael Sinterniklaas

    Michael Sinterniklaas

    Dean Venture

    Soul Bot

    Soul Bot


    Doc Hammer

    Doc Hammer

    Dr. Girlfriend

    James Urbaniak

    James Urbaniak

    Dr. Thaddius S. "Rusty" Venture

    Christopher McCulloch

    Christopher McCulloch

    Mr. White/Additional Voices

    Recurring Role

    Lisa Hammer

    Lisa Hammer

    Triana Orpheus

    Recurring Role

    Doc Hammer

    Doc Hammer

    Master Billy Quizboy/Additional Voices

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (11)

      • Dr. Venture: Merry Christmas, ya old fountain! Merry Christmas shiny X-1! Merry Christmas Dr. Orpheus!
        Dr. Orpheus: Merry Christmas, Mr. Venture!
        Dr. Venture: Merry Christmas, HELPeR!
        HELPeR: (dressed as Tiny Tim) *beeps*
        Dean: (as a Jack-In-The-Box) Why didn't he wish me a Merry Christmas? Nobody wants a Dean-In-The-Box!

      • Dr. Venture: What kind of kinky Christmas spirit is that?
        Dr. Orpheus: It is Germanic in origin...

      • Hank: I was just looking for the Christmas videos. And here they are. Miracle on 69th Street, Jingle Balls, Frosty the Blowman, Rudolph the Redknobbed...
        Brock: Okay, Hank...!
        Hank: What are those elves doing to that lady?
        Brock: They're dwarves, Hank...

      • Dr. Girlfriend: Killing your arch-enemy on Christmas Eve – that's a gift for me?
        Monarch: Well, I got you some stocking-stuffers too...

      • Dr. Venture: That's ridiculous! There's no such thing as Santa Claus!
        Dr. Orpheus: Not since he was killed by a jet in 1963, no.

      • Monarch: And when he does, it will set off a series of explosions that will deck his halls with bowels of Venture!

      • Master Billy Quizboy: Okay, one - you're gay. two - she's hot, and you're an albino. And three - you're totally gay.

      • Dr. Venture: Oh my God. I thought I'd turned into a complete *!@#!.

      • Dr. Venture: Tell me, Spirit – is this my grave?
        Brock/Ghost: What's it look like, genius?

      • Hank: Hey Dean, that gay albino is hitting on your not-girlfriend.

      • Triana: Dad, I can take of myself, you know.
        Dr. Orpheus: I'm sorry, Pumpkin. I trust you to defend your honor. It's just that, MY DAUGHTER'S MAIDENHEAD IS NOT A PRIZE TO BE...
        Triana: Dad!

    • NOTES (6)

    • ALLUSIONS (9)

      • Dr. Venture: The glowing nose and flying
        In the Rupdoph the Red-Nosed Reindeer story, invented for Montgomery Ward department stores in 1939, a flying reindeer with a glowing red nose saves Christmas.

      • Dr. Orpheus: Christmas is no more real than Kwanzaa or the Wookie Life Day.
        Life Day is the Wookie version of Christmas from the Star Wars Holiday Special.

      • Dr. Venture: What day is it?
        During the wake-up scene, Dr. Venture is shown his tomb by the Spirit of Christmas Future, and asks one of his sons "What day is it?", to which he responds, "It's Christmas. Duh!" Also, Helper the Robot walks with a crutch like Tiny Tim.

      • Dr. Venture: Heart x-ray
        Dr. Venture's heart grows in size the same way that the Grinch's heart does, in the cartoon The Grinch That Stole Christmas.

      • Hank in the Opening:
        Hank carries a tree in the pre-credits sequence that is identical to Charlie Brown's tree in the Charlie Brown Christmas Special. He's also dressed like Charlie Brown (or Stan on South Park if you prefer).

      • Dean: Ohhh! Nobody wants a Dean-In-The-Box!
        Near the beginning of the episode, Dean is shown as a Jack-In-The-Box. He is a reference to the Jack-In-The-Box from the Isle of Misfit Toys from the perennial Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

      • Mr. White: You know, I was the first D.J. in my college radio station to play the Bauhaus.
        Bauhaus is a gothic band from the late 1970's - early 1980's.

      • Dean: A'naal nathrak. Usvath bethud. Dothiel dienvay.
        The last three lines of the incantation Dean reads aloud are from the Spell of Making used by Merlin and Morgana in John Boorman's 1981 Arthurian fantasy "Excalibur".

      • Dr. Orpheus: Even now the beast approaches...
        There is a genuine Austrian legend of the Krampus - he is listed as the "Bad Cop" to St. Nick's "Good Cop". The Venture Brothers artists did a fine job with the detail, the switches, the foot-long tongue, and the (broken) shackles.

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