The Venture Brothers

Season 3 Episode 11


Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Aug 10, 2008 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Judging from the interior, and several of the performers on-stage, it appears the bar where Col. Gathers is now working is actually "Nightin' Ales" the bar where Brock and Doc Venture went in the Season 1 episode "Midlife Chrysalis."

    • Trivia: Several men in the flashback resemble Guild Wasps, operatives who typically wear goggles and overcoats. These uniforms are altered to match the period of the flashback.

    • Trivia: Col. Venture's bodyguard is Eugen Sandow, who lived from 1867 to 1925, and is considered the Father of Modern Bodybuilding.

    • Trivia: Members of the original Guild include Colonel Lloyd Venture (Rusty's ancestor) and fictional French arch-villain Fantômas (the Phantom Limb's ancestor). Other members include famous real-life men such as Samuel Clemens (1835-1910), American writer. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900),Irish writer. Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), Serbian inventor. This grouping of famous vintage characters resembles Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which had Fantômas and Tesla as members.

  • Quotes

    • Brock: Doc, can we talk outside?
      Dr. Venture: You can say it to everyone.
      Hank: Ah, cool. Brock's going to swear.
      Dr. Venture: No he's not.
      Hank: Cool. Brock's going to talk about naked sex ladies.

    • Dean: I think I have heatstroke.
      Dr. Venture: You have lolligaggers' syndrome, that's what you have.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Pete White: Was anybody else waiting for their face to melt off?
      A reference to the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first Indiana Jones movie. In the climax of the film, the Ark of the Covenant is opened, killing all who are foolish enough to gaze inside it by melting their faces off.

    • Billy: Don't even try and tell me that hasn't been your fantasy since you've seen The Pink Panther.
      Referencing the jewel theft in the 1963 movie starring Peter Sellers as bumbling police detective Inspector Clouseau. The Pink Panther is a rare gem with a panther-shaped flaw, although the subsequent sequels used the same title name but had nothing to do with the diamond.