The Venture Brothers

Season 3 Episode 9

Now Museum – Now You Don't

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Jul 27, 2008 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: The strange boy who resembles comedian Carrot Top, who was seen in the background of "The Buddy System" and the flashback in "What Goes Down, Must Come Up" can be seen in the museum crowd after Prof. Impossible jumps from the balcony. He is now accompanied by a dark-skinned boy with black hair, and a middle-aged man.

    • Trivia: During the original Team Venture's battle at Spider-Skull island, Swifty, Rusty's boxing bodyguard, can be seen flying around in the hover boots Dean was wearing in "The Doctor is Sin."

    • Trivia: Characters seen in the crowd, but without speaking parts include Col. Bud Manstrong and his mother, Hector Molina, Johnny Action, Mr. Brisby and Mandalay, the Mexican University Administrator from "Dia de Los Dangerous," and the Submarine Captain from "Assassinanny 911."

    • Even though we saw the Monarch's Cocoon moving toward Spider Skull Island in the last episode, and this whole episode takes place on Spider Skull Island, we don't find out the result of that encounter. Presumably the episodes were not aired in order.

  • Quotes

    • Jonas Jr.: You're late. And I told you it was black tie.
      Dr. Venture: This is!
      Jonas Jr.: That means formal evening dress. Not a Scooby-Doo purple suit with a clip-on that just happens to be black.
      Dr. Venture: Dean thought I looked nice.

    • Jonas Jr.: Practically everyone Dad ever worked with is here.
      Dr. Venture: Great. I'm going to have to talk to the Harlem Globetrotters again.

    • Scarmantula: Come on, Team Venture, winded so soon?
      Action Man: I'm going to kill him, I swear. I got plastic knees, you son of a bitch!

    • Dr. Entman: Listen, do any of you need a roommate?
      Action Man: What's the matter? Ain't there enough room for you at the Venture Compound?
      Dr. Entman: The compound's fine, but those kids, they keep trying to flush me down the *bleep* toilet. They think I'm the Tidy Bowl Man!
      Action Man: Yeah, they're not exactly the brightest bulbs on the old menorah.

    • Dr. Venture: Wait, Brock, don't. We have to go back.
      Brock: What?
      Dr. Venture: He's family and he's in trouble. He needs us.
      Brock: Get the *bleep* out of here.
      Dr. Venture: Hah hah. Had you going there for a moment, didn't I? Huh
      Brock: Yeah.
      Dr. Venture: Had you going.
      Brock: Yeah, yeah.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Spider-Skull Island:
      The main room of Spider-Skull Island in the flashback, particularly the bridge that could dump someone into a pool of piranha, is a reference to Blofeld's lounge in the 1967 James Bond movie You Only Live Twice.

    • Jonas Jr.: This is the real atomic secret the Rosenbergs tried to sell the Russians.
      Julius and Ethel Rosenberg where two American communists who were executed in 1953 after being found guilty of giving the Russians inside information about the American atomic bomb. Whether or not they were truly guilty of this crime is still a subject for debate.

    • Professor Impossible: Sally! I did it all for you, Sally. (jumps off balcony)
      Referencing the 1976 movie The Omen and the remake when the nanny kills herself at Damien's birthday party by leaping off a balcony with a rope around her neck.

    • Col. Gentleman: Back off, Prince Adam!
      Referencing the secret identity of of He-Man, the hero of the 1980s cartoon series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Like Brock, (and also, bewilderingly, just like He-Man himself) Prince Adam was very large and muscular with long blond hair.

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