The Venture Brothers

Season 2 Episode 12

Showdown at Cremation Creek (1)

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Aired Sunday 11:30 PM Oct 08, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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Showdown at Cremation Creek (1)
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Dr. Girlfriend finally accepts the Monarch's wedding proposal... if he calls off his grudge with Dr. Venture. He agrees, but things take a turn for the worse when his henchmen mistakenly capture Team Venture, while the Phantom Limb vows not to take his break-up lightly.

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  • This show is hilarious. And with David Bowie as a character, you can't go wrong.

    9.6
    Admittedly, I don't watch as much of this show as I should, given that's it's incredibly funny and actually well-written. I caught this episode in the middle of the night a few nights back and have decided to add the show to my TiVo list.



    Apparently, the creators are huge Bowie fans, as am I. So, when Bowie showed up to give away Dr. Girlfriend, I laughed 'til I cried. Completely random, but that's what I love about cartoons, and Adult Swim in particular.



    From the episodes I've seen before, the Monarch seems to be the most entertaining villain in this series. His decision to drop the blood feud with Dr. Venture to please his new bride-to-be enters a new level of hilarity when the drunken henchmen actually capture Brock and the Ventures. The scene where Monarch talks to the Phantom Limb, while the latter shoots Monarch's former prison buddies makes for a good laugh.



    This has got to be one of the most violent, witty, and flat-out entertaining cartoons out there.moreless
  • Somebody's getting married.

    8.8
    Finally the Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend are back together like they should be, although the sight of the Monarch in his villanous speedos was more than I needed to see.

    The henchmen seem to do their best work when they are inebriated and finally capture Brock and the Venture clan although the timing couldn't be worse, so the family are now guests at the wedding of the season.

    Loved when the Monarch heckled Brock's new tattoo and that David Bowie was the one giving Dr. Girlfriend away.

    Phantom Limb acted like the jerk he is and has hijacked the wedding in the middle of the vows.

    Will she really be Dr. Mrs. Monarch? What did Dean find in the Engine Room?? Will Dean's new Russian persona last??

    Will Dr. Venture ever figure out just how unsexy he really is????moreless
James Urbaniak

James Urbaniak

The Phantom Limb/Super-secret Fake Guest Star

Guest Star

Brendon Small

Brendon Small

Sgt. Hatred

Guest Star

Sue Gilad

Sue Gilad

Princess Tinyfeet

Guest Star

Doc Hammer

Doc Hammer

Henchman 21

Recurring Role

Steven Ratazzi

Steven Ratazzi

Dr. Byron Orpheus

Recurring Role

Dana Snyder

Dana Snyder

The Alchemist

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Trivia: Sgt. Hatred tells his wife that he thinks some of the equipment in the Monarch's Cocoon was stolen from his base. This is true, as in the episode "Hate Floats" the Monarch's temporary street thug henchmen stole equipment from Sgt. Hatred's Hover Tank to fix the Cocoon.

    • Trivia: The "old" butterfly suit #21 lets Hank wear is one of the "fuzzy" suits worn by the Monarch's henchmen in the pilot episode. The creators redesigned the suits because the fuzz was too much work to animate on so many henchmen.

    • Trivia: This is Sgt. Hatred's first appearance, although he has been mentioned in several other episodes.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Dr. Girlfriend: (to Dr. Venture) Will you zip me up? You kicked my moppets out.

    • Dr. Girlfriend: Look, I keep coming home with welts on my neck, and the "I got jumped by flying squid" excuse is starting to get Phantom Limb a wee bit suspicious.

    • The Monarch: You surprise me, Limb. You're taking this pretty well. Thought you'd try to kill me.
      Phantom Limb: I'm no fool, Monarch You don't lay with a woman and not knowing when it's coming.
      The Monarch: Eh.
      Phantom Limb: You don't dine on a bounty of a woman's flesh and not know what she's thinking.
      The Monarch: Okay.
      Phantom Limb: You don't drive your manhood over and over into a woman…
      The Monarch: Yes, stop, I get it!

    • Phantom Limb: Revenge, like gazpucho soup, is best served cold. Precise and merciless.
      The Monarch: Yeah, yeah, you can never have enough precision in your soup.

    • Dr. Orpheus: Form the Thaumaturguc Man-Mound!

    • Dr. Orpheus: Does anyone else feel even slightly embarrassed here?
      Jefferson Twilight: Only most of the time.

    • Hank: Why would you do this?
      Henchman 21: What, be a henchman?
      Hank: Yeah. Retardo costume, some skinny guy yelling at you all the time.
      Henchman 21: Dude, are you describing me or you?
      Hank: I don't wear a costume.
      Henchman 21: What, are you drunk? Where do you even buy a baby-blue kerchief. I just said "kerchief. Dude, what does your dad use his time machine to go shopping?

    • Dr. Girlfriend: So you agreed to be the best man. That's rather big of you.
      Dr. Venture: That's not the only thing that's big of me.
      Dr. Girlfriend: Are you trying to say something sexual?

    • Jefferson Twilight: What is that? I need earplugs to look at your shirt.
      Alchemist: I'm in disguise as a paunchy gay guy who likes Jimmy Buffet.

    • Alchemist: But being a magic super hero that keeps chasing the same guy? It's completely gay. that is coming from a guy who voluntarily has sex with men!

    • Phantom Limb: Monarch! This is the Phantom Limb. You are surrounded.
      The Monarch: Oh! Dick move!

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Triad Pilot
      The weird creature that the Order of the Triad summons from a trading card in this episode is a Sullustan, a species of alien from the Star Wars universe. The Sullustan in this episode is most likely Nien Nunb, who appeared in Return of the Jedi as Lando Calrissian's co-pilot in the attack on the Death Star, and would therefore be most likely to appear on a trading card.

    • Alchemist: Hey look, I'm in the Residents.
      When the Alchemist hold the giant eyeball up to his head, he's referring to the The Residents' album Eskimo. The cover art for this album shows four men dressed in tuxedos with eyeballs for heads.

    • Dr. Venture: Why don't you two go help Willy Wonka or something?
      Referencing the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, or its 2005 remake Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Both movies feature Oompa-Loompas, alluding to Dr. Girlfriend's henchmen.

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