The Venture Brothers

Season 2 Episode 2

Hate Floats

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Jul 02, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Aided by Henchman 21, 24, and a ragtag band of roughneck new recruits, the Monarch attempts to rebuild his villainous empire and rekindle his relationship with Dr. Girlfriend. A showdown at the local shopping mall forces his hand, and he struggles to choose between revenge and reconciliation amidst a sea of violence. Meanwhile a wounded Brock falls into the clutches of The Phantom Limb, Hank drives Brock's car, and Dr. Venture gets an eye full.moreless

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  • this episode is very funny and sets the backround for the rest of the season.

    with the venture brothers cloned and needing an arch rival to keep them busy it seems there in luck when the monarch breaks his way out of prison. armed with only 21 and 24 the monarch is looking for new recruits and to rebuild his cakoon, but the imcompotent 21 and 24 have recruited a crew who not agree with the monarchs aims to get back his old, deep voiced girlfriend. wilst stalking his ex in the mall his band of henchmen spot his rival dr venture. when it looks that he as talked his girlfriend ruond she over hears a convosation with on of his henchmen and comes to the conclusion that all he cares about is catching doctor venture. after tring to capture his ex, he capture doctor venture and brings himto his cakoon. when his crew finally get fed up they take over his flying lab. soon the monarch in trapped in a cell with 21, 24 and doctor venture and its up to the venture bros, brock and the monarchs ex. ITS AWSOMEmoreless
  • They're Back!

    The Venture Brothers are fresh out of incubation, the Monarch has returned to his \"once mighty flying cocoon\", and 21 and 24 are there to help him. Brock gets shot, Doc loses an eye and Dean thinks he has found his mommy. This was just a great episode, and shows that this show is getting back on it\'s feet. Just as funny as any other Season One episode, very well written as well.moreless
  • The Venture Brothers are back!! Another great episode!

    OMG! I still forgot how funny this show was!! The Monarch gets new recruits who are Gang members, Dr. Venture gets smack the crap out of and his eye hangs out of his socket, Dean thinks Dr. Girlfriend is his Mother, and Brock and The Phantom Limb beats the crap out of The Monarch new henchman. What more can you ask for?
  • Ah, the Venture Bros. (Hank/Dean) are back.

    Alright, let me first say that though this was a great episode, it wasn't as good as last weeks. Dr. Orphious made that happen.

    We start off with the Monarch contacting Numbers 21 and 24, as he is "sitting in the charred remains of his once mighty flying cocoon!" He tells them to gather new henchmen, and fix the cocoon all in the time it takes for him to take a shower.

    Meanwhile, its Hank and Dean's 16 birthday, and Brock hands them their licences (which will prove useful when Dr. Girlfriend needs Hank to drive Brock's car to save an eyepatch-wearing Dr. Venture).

    Overall, above average.moreless
  • Great Show Continues to get greater

    What a great episode.

    My favorite part came at the end when the Monarch was wearing the giant Hulk gloves that say his catch phrases when touched. It is small moments like this that make the show so special to me.

    The arguement between Dr. Girlfriend and The Monarch was priceless.

    The ghetto \"monarchs\" were hilarious.

    Seeing that number 21 and 24 were pathetic guys living at home was a nice touch.

    Just watch the episode. The only problem with it is that it leaves you wanting more.

Paul Boocock

Paul Boocock

Voice of Jonas Venture Sr.

Guest Star

Christopher McCulloch

Christopher McCulloch

Henchman 24/Thug Henchmen/Saleslady

Recurring Role

Doc Hammer

Doc Hammer

Henchman 21/Waiting Thugs

Recurring Role

James Urbaniak

James Urbaniak

The Phantom Limb

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When 24 pulls up to 21's house, he is seen inside his car from the front and side without his wings on. When 21 gets in his car, his wings suddenly appear.

    • At the end of the opening scene, Henchman 21 puts on his costume while in his room, gloves and all, but while heading out to 24's car, he has one in his mouth... and is wearing both gloves.

    • Trivia: When Dean receives his license and comments on the birth date, he is interrupted before he can say what his true age would be if the date where correct. In the DVD commentary for the previous episode, Doc Hammer states that the boys are actually 19 during a discussion about the boys being under age.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Henchman 21: We were following orders! You can't yell at us for following orders.
      Henchman 24: Or kill us for following orders.

    • Dr. Venture: What am I supposed to do with these, tell their fortunes?
      Henchman 21: They are Magic: The Gathering cards, not Tarot cards. You can toss them at their heads. Well, you catch a corner with one of those and they'll know what hit them.

    • Monarch: I am sitting in the charred remains of my once-mighty Flying Cocoon. Anyone want to explain why my Cocoon is charred?

    • Dean: (checking out his "speed suit") I look like Santa's magic janitor.

    • (checking bread knives)
      Phantom Limb: Magnificent! Finally someone who understands that serration is only good for bread.
      Dr. Girlfriend: Wow, that is so great.

    • Dr. Girlfriend: What do you think you're doing?
      Monarch: Butterfly kisses. I learned it in prison.

    • Dr. Girlfriend: Why do you want me back? Because your tree fort is falling apart, or because you love me?
      Monarch: Because I love you! Because, because when I used to lay my world-weary brow on your perfect breasts and feel the phlegmy rumble of your chest as you told me (lowers voice) "This is heaven" (normal tones) I believed you!

    • Phantom Limb: Behind these modest walls lays the most technologically advanced system of controlled evil in existence. You, sir, are sitting smack dab in the middle of Location B for the Guild of Calamitous Intent!
      Brock: You like doing that, don't you?
      Phantom Limb: Oh, yes. Next to the "Behold the giant walking death ray" speech, the "Welcome to Hell" speech is my favorite. No, don't get up. You've been shot. Sadly it wasn't fatal. I have removed the bullet. And three others, a blowgun dart, two shark's teeth, a twisted bayonet, and a handful of buckshot. You may want to learn how to duck.

    • Brock: What is it with you dicks? The minute an experiment messes up, you sew yourself a pair of tight pajamas and become a pain in my... (given a shock by Phantom Limb) ...turn that down!

    • Henchman 21: Gentlemen, choose your weapons!
      Henchman 24: Is this them?
      Henchman 21: "Are these they."
      Henchman 24: Who talks like that?!?

    • Monarch: What the hell are we supposed to do with this crap? Make them laugh so hard they blow malt liquor out their noses?
      Dr. Venture: No, I think you'll have that covered when you storm the room in butterfly uniforms.
      Monarch: Oh ha ha ha ha ha. Nice onesie, Dick. Put snaps in the back so you can make poh-pee?
      Dr. Venture: This is a speed suit, mister, not a onesie.
      Monarch: Fine. Maybe they'll think you're a three-year old with pyrexia and take pity on us.

    • Brock: I'm so keeping this thing. It's the first net-cannon I've used that actually works. They usually just mess up the guy's hair.
      Phantom Limb: Prototype. I'll get you more net cartridges.
      Brock: Thanks. Hey, that killer hand thing is pretty cool. You get me one of those?
      Phantom Limb: That's all me. Outcome of the botched experiment that made me evil
      Brock: I so call that!

    • Henchman 24: We are so going to get our asses kicked. We didn't have breakfast!

    • Dean: Who are all these other people? Are they all Mommy's other boyfriends?
      Dr. Girlfriend: Stop calling me your f*cking mommy!

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode, once again, features a new opening sequence. This one actually features the boys running again, and the head shots from the last episodes opening, minus Dr. Orpheus and H.E.L.P.eR.

    • Brock does not have his mullet in this episode, because this episode was supposed to be the sixth episode to premiere, and the writers wanted him to grow his hair back.


    • Title
      Referencing the 1998 Sandra Bullock movie Hope Floats.

    • Dr. Venture: Helmet
      The helmet Venture wears, as supplied by the geeky Monarch henchmen, accurately emulates Magneto's classic headgear from the comics.

    • Touching Hands
      When the two henchman, Dr. Venture, and the Monarch touch hands between them, it parodies the scene in the first issue of Fantastic Four where the heroes agree to band together. The Thing's oversized hand here is represented by the Monarch wearing the Hulk-noise glvoes.

    • Henchman Theme
      The music that plays during 21's costume-donning sequence is Mars, the Bringer of War by Gustav Holst, and from "The Planets Suite." Its use here refers to Batman donning his costume in Batman Forever, but it's been used or heavily referenced in movies such as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and the X2: X-Men United trailer. It's also featured in several computer games and rock songs.

    • Monarch: Steady, steady now... keep your distance
      Henchman 24: Yeah, fly casual
      This is a reference to Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, when Han is flying with Chewie in the Imperial shuttle in an attempt to land on the moon of Endor. Han tells the Wookie to "Try to keep your distance, but don't look like you're trying to keep your distance." Chewie growls something back to Han, to which he replies, "I don't know, fly casual."

    • Henchman 21: They are Magic the Gathering cards.
      Referencing the game put out by Wizards of the Coast, the first and arguably most popular of the various collectible card games that involve paying for cards of varying rarities and making up a personal deck to play against other people with their own decks.

    • Brock: Yeah, yeah, we team up like Scully and Mulder and solve mysteries.
      Referencing the cult TV series The X-Files, and the two main characters--FBI agents who solves paranormal mysteries.

    • Monarch: You think you're all a hotshot bunch of Turk 182s, don't you?
      Referencing the movie Turk 182 (1985), starring Timothy Hutton as a rebel who attacks the political government that refuses his brother medical benefits by painting "Tyler Knew, Turk 182" graffiti all over the city.

    • Monarch: Can you read my mind?
      Said as the Monarch is flying with Dr. Girlfriend in his arms, and parodying the scene between Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder in Superman: The Movie, to the tune of Can You Read My Mind?