The Venture Brothers

Season 1 Episode 1

Dia de los Dangerous

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Aug 07, 2004 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • In the opening sequence, when the Mexican gangster calls while playing Poker with Brock, Brock says he has a Full House and reveals three Queen of Diamonds, a 2 of clubs, and a 2 of Diamonds, while the Mexican gangster says he has a Royal Flush with an 8 of Spades, 2 of Diamonds, a Jack of Hearts, 3 of Diamonds, and a 5 of Clubs. While Brock's hand would technically be correct, it would be impossible with a standard 52-card deck. Likewise, the Mexican gangster's "Royal Flush" would not be possible since Brock already has a 2 of Diamonds.

    • When Brock bursts out of his grave, there are still a few darts on him. When the scene changes, those darts aren't seen on him for the rest of the scene.

    • At the end of the episode, Dr. Venture has Helper transplant one of each of the boys' kidneys into himself. From episodes here on in, anytime a surgery is needed Master Billy Quizboy is called upon for help.

    • When Hank leans toward the butterfly his eyebrows are black, but when he leans back they're blonde.

    • When Dr. Venture is lying in the bathtub full of ice, we see his legs, and they are bare. But when he climbs out of the tub and onto H.E.L.P.e.R.'s back, he is suddenly wearing pants.

    • When Hank wore the sombrero and looks at the monarch bug, his eyebrows match his hair. Typically his eyebrows are black and his hair blonde.

    • A previous shot shows that one tube going from Dr. Venture to H.E.L.P.eR. brings blood into H.E.L.P.eR. and the other goes back to the fine doctor. So, why do both tubes fill with tequila at the same time when the Doc has a drink?

  • Quotes

    • Brock: You get the boys... I'll take care of these guys...
      Dr. Venture: Are you sure? There's an awful lot of them.
      Brock: They hit me with a truck...

    • Dr. Venture: (receiving a Mexican check) How very generous of...oh, great, pesos. All these zeros are meaningless.

    • Hank: Well, sure. H.E.L.P. eR. looks like a dried-out turd on a bad stretch of road.

    • (Dr. Venture smashes a butterfly)
      Dean: But that might've been someone's spirit, Pop.
      Dr. Venture: All the more reason to get it the hell off me!

    • Dr. Venture: ...and so your father needs for one of you to donate a kidney, so I can keep on living and doing the 'best dad in the world' thing.
      Dean: But.. which one of us, Pop?
      Dr. Venture: Well, I haven't decided yet..
      Hank: I know! Rock scissors paper!
      Dean: You're on!
      Both: (playing) Once, twice, three, shoot!
      Hank: (awakening later on with a patch on his side) .. uhh.. what happened? I thought I picked rock?
      Dean: (also with a patch) So did I!
      Dr. Venture: And I picked two beautiful kidneys! I feel freakin' amazing!

    • Hank and Dean: Dad!
      Dean: We knew you wouldn't let us down.
      Hank: And just in the nick of time too - Monarch was gettin' all 'creepy uncle' on us.

    • Hank: (trying to pick a lock) Double dammit!
      Dean: Hank, you said the double-d word!

    • Dean: We're in the belly of the lair of the Monarch's hideout!

    • Dr. Venture's Answering Machine: Thanks, and have a Scientastic Day!

    • Monarch: But see, that's what I'm talking about. Now Venture'll send Samson after the rest of us, and he'll go sickhouse on our asses. I like my ass, gentlemen.

    • Dr. Gueverra: I realize I am a Tijuana doctor, but even we have scruples. I could lose my license to practice... Mexican medicine.

    • Monarch: Without his walking Swedish murder machine, Dr. Venture will have to do what I say!

    • Dr. Gueverra: I am sorry, Senor Venture.
      Dr. Venture: Doctor.
      Dr. Gueverra: Si?
      Dr. Venture: No, 'Doctor Venture'. What's Mexican for 'doctor'?
      Dr. Gueverra: 'Doctor.'

    • Hank: This place is tits!

    • Brock: Hey Doc, how'd your speech...uh thing go?
      Doctor Venture: All right, I suppose. One or two of the students really seemed to don't really care, do you?
      Brock: Nah.

    • Dr. Venture: So you see, by applying the basic principles of the scientific method to the matter, we learn very quickly that the myth of the chupacabra is just that - utter crap. Now, if you apply the same principles to Catholicism, an interesting thing occurs...

    • Dubbed Mexican Laughter: (subtitled) Mnng hm hng hng hng hng ah ha ha ha haaaa.

    • Mexican Gangster: You should never have come back here, Mr. Samson.
      Brock: Uh-huh.
      Mexican Gangster: Do you think I'd forgotten what you did to me?
      Brock: Maybe.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Henchman Uniforms:
      Their wings aside, the Monarch's henchmen's uniforms are virtually identical to the Jack Kirby-designed original X-Men's costumes.

    • Monarch: That dimestore Dr. Doom...
      Referencing the Fantastic Four's archenemy, a iron-clad monarch from a European county who no doubt bears only a coincidental resemblence to Baron Underbheit and no doubt Jack Kirby and Stan Lee "borrowed" the concept from Doc Hammer anyway...

    • Dr. Venture: ...the myth of the chupacabra...
      The chupacabra ("goat sucker") is a legendary vampire creature south of the border. Probably best known for appearing (sorta) in an X-Files episode, El Mundo Gira.

    • Writing on the Door:: Dr. Ernesto Guevara
      Ernesto "Che" Guevara was a cultural icon and hero to the love generation in the '60s. He was a revolutionary working under Castro in Cuba until his execution in 1967.

    • Kidney Theft:
      Dr. Venture waking up naked in a bathtub full of ice with both kidneys missing is a scenario from a well-known urban legend, where a travelling businessman consumes a drugged drink in a bar and awakens to find himself in the scenario above.

    • Episode Title:
      The title is a parody of the saying "Dia de Los Angelos." It's also a take off of the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. This episode also takes place on that day.