The Venture Brothers

Season 4 Episode 11

Every Which Way But Zeus

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Aired Sunday 11:30 PM Sep 26, 2010 on Cartoon Network
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Someone is abducting heroes and villains and locking them up in a death camp, and the two sides must join forces to escape.

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    Christopher McCulloch

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    Sgt. Hatred/Peter White/Hunter Gathers/Zero/Watch/Dragoon/Storm Front/Tiger Shark/Ghost Robot/Doe

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    • QUOTES (4)

      • Billy Quizboy: White! White, I'm being kidnapped by Zeus!
        Pete White: That's what I've been telling you. That's why you should eat more fiber.

      • Hunter Gathers: Good lord, son, there should be a mandatory retirement age for strippers.
        Brock: Did you see I got cornered by Robin last night? I almost had to chew off my own arm to get away.
        Hunter Gathers: Ohh! That poor woman has the saddest tits. Damn depressing!
        Brock: They're, like, The Notebook sad.
        Hunter Gathers: Her tits are like "coming home from school and finding out that your old man ran over your cat" sad.
        Brock: Mournful. She has mournful tits. They're like two suicide notes stuffed in a glitter bra.
        Hunter Gathers: Those things are like a little kid with progeria cracking all his ribs trying to catch a Nerf ball. Just sad. Damn it, she has gloomy tits!
        Brock: It's like she put a dollar's worth of change into some old socks and then taped them to her chest.
        Hunter Gathers: I want to build two little caskets and give her tits a tasteful, dignified funeral.

      • Michaelson: Change into these, and proceed to the cavity search.
        Hunter Gathers: Cavity search, my ass! (everyone stares) I mean--you know what I mean.

      • Watch: Now, who's getting the shot?
        Phantom Limb: Okay, but you may have to give me the shot in my derriere. Needles can't penetrate my electroimpalpable limbs.
        Ward: Needles? Yeah, good one. Try huge spikes. They're wonderful and frightening, and they go into the sides of your neck, and they replace all your blood. You get your blood back at the end of the summit. Unless the "loss of life" thing happens. Then we'll send your next of kin a big jug of blood and a very nice card.

    • NOTES (1)

      • According to Adult Swim's intro to this episode, the voice actors involved in Doc Venture's "torture" scenes actually wore an Optimus Prime mask and a Hulk mask while reading their dialog to make it sound more realistic.

    • ALLUSIONS (6)

      • Brock: They're, like, The Notebook sad.
        Referencing the 1996 novel by Nicholas Sparks, where a young man returns from the battlefields of World War II and falls in love from with the daughter of a wealthy family. It was made into a movie in 2004.

      • The Ghost Robot, who can only be killed by piercing his helmet where the ghost resides, is a reference to Alphonse Elric, whose soul is attached to a suit of armor and can only be killed if the exact spot of attachment is pierced, in the anime Fullmetal Alchemist.

      • Zero:
        The character Zero wears a mask to disguise his voice and identity, which is a reference to the character Lelouch's alter ego Zero, who wears a similar mask, in the anime Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.

      • Title:
        The title is a play on the 1978 film, Every Which Way but Loose, staring Clint Eastwood as a trucker who travels America with his pet orangutan, Clyde.

      • Talking Teddy Bear:
        The talking teddy bear in this episode is based on Teddy Ruxpin, a 1980s animatronic toy.

      • Shoreleave: Hey, Ghost Dog!
        Referencing the 1999 movie of the same name, which features the title character as a modern-day samurai who is forced to defend himself when he runs afoul of the Mob. Ghost Dog lives under the code of Bushido found in Hagakure.

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