The Venture Brothers

Season 4 Episode 3

Perchance to Dean

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Nov 01, 2009 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Dr. Venture decides it's time for Dean to embrace his inner scientist. Meanwhile, a defective Dean clone decides to emulate the original, Dermott pays Hank a visit, and the local sheriff's office decide that something is going on at the Venture compound.

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    Michael Sinterniklaas

    Michael Sinterniklaas

    D-19/Dermott's Mom

    Guest Star

    Christopher McCulloch

    Christopher McCulloch

    Sgt. Hatred/Sheriff

    Guest Star

    Doc Hammer

    Doc Hammer


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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Dr. Venture: (upon finding Dean passed out) Dean! Noooo! (picks up the headphones) Oh, my God, it's side two of Dark Side of the Moon! He's in a Floyd hole! Fill the tub up with ice, now!

      • Dean: You're the...
        Dr. Venture: Dean, we need to talk.
        Dean: There is no Hair Fairy, is there?
        Dr. Venture: Not even close.

      • Sgt. Hatred: (showing his Dr. Venture statue booby traps) It's a fresh new twist on a classic decoy tactic. We place 'em in key locations around the compound, and the next time your Monarch or your Baron Whats-His-Bheit comes a-knockin', he gets spanked in the face with five feet seven inches of screamin' hot stop it!
        Dr. Venture: I'm five ten.
        Sgt. Hatred: Yeah, maybe with them fancy elevator Beatles boots of yours.

      • Sgt. Hatred: I don't wanna tell ya how to do your daddy duty or nothing, but don'tcha think maybe you're being just a little hard on the old Hankinator?
        Dr. Venture: "Hankinator"? You're sleeping with him, aren't you?

      • Dermott: You think being grounded is bad? Try prison. That's like being grounded for life. And instead of chores... butt sex.

      • Dermott: Why do you think they used to call me "the Wolf"?
        Hank: Nobody calls you that.
        Dermott: Well, they did back in my old neighborhood. When they weren't calling me "psycho." There was actually a war between two gangs over which nickname to call me. Both gangs won.

      • Dermott: All right, we're going to have to do this commando-style.
        Hank: You want me to... take off my underwear?

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    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Dr. Venture: Just because he's black doesn't mean he has "the Shining."
        Referencing the 1977 novel by Stephen King and subsequent movie/miniseries versions in 1980 and 1997. King's novel takes place at the haunted Overlook Hotel in Colorado, where writer Jack Torrance slowly goes insane as the ghosts influence him and tries to kill his wife Wendy. The "shining" refers to certain individuals having psychic abilities, such as telepathy and premonitions of danger. The delivery man here is named Holloway: the character in the novel and movie is Dick Hallorann.

      • Dermott: Why do you think they used to call me "the Wolf"?
        Referencing the 1994 movie Pulp Fiction. Harvey Keitel plays Winston "The Wolf" Wolfe, an expert in the disposition of human corpses that need to disappear without a trace.

      • Dermott: Go into your cave, like in Fight Club!
        Referencing the 1996 novel Fight Club and the 1999 movie adaptation starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. Norton is is the unnamed protagonist who bonds with a soap salesman, Tyler Durden (Pitt), and forms a fight club that gives disenfranchised men a chance to exercise their frustrations by beating on each other.

      • Hank: Who am I, Bill Nye the Science Guy?
        Bill Nye the Science Guy was an Emmy-award winning educational television program from 1992-1998. Each episode, 100 in all, aimed to teach a specific topic in science to a preteen audience, yet garnered a wide adult audience as well.