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The Venture Brothers

Season 4 Episode 4

Return to Malice

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Nov 08, 2009 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Henchman 21 vows to find the killer(s) of Henchman 24... and starts with the Venture Brothers. Meanwhile, the Monarch has an allergic reaction and Sgt. Hatred visits his old home.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

    Michael Sinterniklaas

    Michael Sinterniklaas

    Dean Venture

    Doc Hammer

    Doc Hammer

    Dr. Girlfriend/Dr. Mrs. The Monarch

    Christopher McCulloch

    Christopher McCulloch

    Hank Venture/The Monarch

    James Urbaniak

    James Urbaniak

    Dr. Thaddius S. "Rusty" Venture

    Doc Hammer

    Doc Hammer

    Henchman 21/Kevin

    Guest Star

    Christopher McCulloch

    Christopher McCulloch

    Sgt. Hatred/Tim-Tom/Henchman 86/Henchman 87

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Henchman 86: Man! I'm so glad i didn't mention the car accident.
        Henchman 21: Car accident? Car accident? That was no car accident. 24 died in a car intentional.

      • Dean: All right, fine. But in the future, could you warn us before you do that?
        Sgt. Hatred: In the future, the lazy Eloi will be living above ground. But underground, there will be cave monsters that use the above ground people for food. Dean, they eat them.
        Dean: Now I know what happened to my copy of The Time Machine.
        Hank: See, I didn't take it! I expect an apology. And also, I want a dollar. Emotional damage.

      • Sgt. Hatred: Get up! Emergency! Our home has been violated!
        Dr. Venture: What time is it?
        Sgt. Hatred: Go time! I was downstairs, sitting in front of the computer masturbating, and then zip! This is sticking out of my neck, my clothes are gone, and the boys are missing.
        Dr. Venture: Oh, my God!
        Sgt. Hatred: Don't you worry! We'll get 'em back!
        Dr. Venture: No, I mean, oh, my God, you just told me you were masturbating in front of the computer. That's foul.
        Sgt. Hatred: Oh, what... and you don't?
        Dr. Venture: Well, yeah, but I'm not proud of it.
        Sgt. Hatred: Look, you can talk about your needless shame later. We have to rescue the sons.

      • Sgt. Hatred: Look, I was in the Guild of Calamitous Intent. And I'm also a recovered pedophile. So if anyone knows the rules about abducting young boys from their beds, it's old Sgt. Hatred.

      • Henchman 21: You have been subjected to the dreaded Chinese Water Torture for easily half an hour. You have lost your grip on reality.
        Dean: We're delirious? So, this is a dream, and we're not really..
        Henchman 21: Oh, no, you're actually here. But if I'm half monster, and like half goat and half hor... okay, that's stupid. Okay, if my bottom half is a horse, and on top I'm Sin-Eater.
        Dean: Who's Sin-Eater?
        Henchman 21: Or Wolverine with bat wings.
        Hank: Dude, you're that henchman guy.
        Henchman 21: With bat wings?
        Hank: No, that is mental! You're regular.

      • Dr. Venture: And here we are. Alone. What would the neighbors think?
        Dr. Mrs. the Girlfriend: The neighbors are AuntiMatter, who's a spinster who shape shifts, and Flying Squid, he's pretty self-explanatory. So I don't think they'd find this weird.
        Dr. Venture: I have a magic guy living in my house. And my former arch enemy is now my bodyguard.
        Dr. Mrs. the Girlfriend: So, looks like what we made it. Exactly what my parents wanted for me. Guaranteed.

      • Henchman 21: What's the password?
        The Monarch: I forgot. Oh, wait, I remember. I'm the *bleep* Monarch! Let me in now!

    • NOTES (0)

    • ALLUSIONS (5)

      • Henchman 86: Or is he Scully and Mulder's kid?
        Referencing the Fox series The X-Files, and its two protagonists: FBI agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, who investigated the fantastical and the alien each week from 1993 through 2002 and in two feature movies.

      • Dr. Venture: Looks like the set of The Gilmore Girls.
        Referencing the CW series (2000-2007), which details the lives of single mother Lorelai and her daughter Rory, as they struggle with each other as well as Lorelai's struggle with her upper-class parents after she ran away rather than marry Rory's father.

      • Dean: Who's Sin-Eater?
        Referencing one of several Marvel Comic villains. The first one appeared in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #107 (Oct. 1985). A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Stanley Carter, received experimental treatments and gained enhanced strength and stamina. After he was fired for being emotionally unstable, he became a detective and grew obsessed with sin after the death of his partner. After Carter's death, Michael Engelschwert took on the role.

      • Dr. Venture: Is there a non-musical, mostly nude version of Oklahoma?
        Referencing the long-running Rodgers & Hammerstein musical based on the 1931 play, and tells the story of Curly McCain and his rival, Jud Fry, who via for the hand of Laurey Williams. It was adapted as a movie in 1955. Among the well-known songs are the title song, Oh What a Beautiful Mornin', The Surrey With the Fringe On Top, and People Will Say We're in Love.

      • The Monarch: The magical land of Narnia. I'll call you a cab.
        Referencing C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series, starting with The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (1949). Narnia is a magical world (as well as a major country on that world) where humans, talking animals, and magical creatures all co-exist.