The Venture Brothers

Season 4 Episode 14

Assisted Suicide

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Oct 17, 2010 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • The picture of young Rusty on Shoreleave's shirt was facing right. But once Shoreleave faces left, the picture of young Rusty's face also faces left.

  • Quotes

    • Dr. Orpheus: Mr. Venture is not suicidal.
      Shoreleave: Oh, really? Why is he trying to hang himself from your tie?
      Dr. Orpheus: Because Mr. Venture is possessed!

    • Kevin: That's it. I'm going to bash the door down with my secret mind powers. Back up, Tim-Tom.
      Tim-Tom: You don't have secret mind powers.
      Kevin: That's because they're secret. Maybe even to me.
      Tim-Tom: I have a key to the door
      Kevin: Oh, whatever. It's just, now we'll never know about secret mind powers.

    • Dr. Mrs. the Monarch: Gary, you've seen too much.
      Henchman 21: I've seen my only real friend die. I've seen a giant penny roll over a guy dressed like a rainbow. I've seen the Donkey Kong kill screen. I've seen attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
      Dr. Mrs. the Monarch: (cheerleading) Oh, G-A-R-Y! You ain't got no alibi! You're Gary! What, what?!? You're Gary!
      Henchman 21: Okay, I have not seen that ever

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Dr. Orpheus: This isn't a Gallagher 2 tour.
      Referencing Gallagher, a comedian known for his props and his tendency to use the Sledge-O-Matic to smash messy objects such as watermelons, scattering food on his audience.

    • Henchman 21: You think he's going to bring back a pissed-off Billy Mahoney with him?
      Referencing Flatliners (1990), where Billy Mahoney is a ghostly figure who haunts one of the medical students who inflicts a near-death experience on himself to get a glimpse of the afterlife.

    • Henchman 21: I've seen attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
      Referencing a speech given by a dying replicant (Rutger Hauer) in the movie Blade Runner (1982). The full dialogue is, "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die."

    • Henchman 21: We must drink. This is tranya.
      Referencing the original Star Trek episode "The Corbomite Manuever, where a giant alien ship threatens the Enterprise. in the end, it is revealed that a diminutive alien has manipulated the entire situation. He offers the visitors "tranya," a (presumably alcoholic) drink.