The Venture Brothers

Season 3 Episode 10

The Lepidopterists

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Aug 03, 2008 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Henchman 24 mentions former Henchman Speedy, and also when Brock hit him with a car. Both are from the first episode, "Dia de Los Dangerous." Ironically, the late Speedy predates both 21 and 24 as a named Henchman, and a full character.

  • Quotes

    • Henchman 24: Wait, here. What's your name?
      Henchman 1: Henchman 1!
      Henchman 24: See, you are nameless.
      Henchman 1: I'm Scott Hall! My name is Scott Hall, okay.
      Henchman 24: Mmm…nope. Won't help.
      Henchman 21: Now he's just Pathos. See you're all dyin' in my lap, and I'm all, "Scott! Scott, don't you quit on us! Don't you dare!
      Henchman 24: You just made you're unavoidable death, more pathetic.
      Henchman 21: *bleep* it. Nothin's gonna happen to me!
      (21 walks off and 24 follows)
      Henchman 24: Well?
      (1 walks toward them with his head held high when the alarm goes off)
      Henchman 1: Oh come on!

    • (Brock comes to find the henchmen. 21 and 24 pose with the mannequins in the museum while Henchman 1 uses his utility belt grapple hook his way up to a catwalk. Brock follows Henchman 1)
      Henchman 24: I've always wanted to try this, but the opportunity never comes up!
      Henchman 21: Yeah, poor guy missed out on like the greatest cliché in deception. Yeah, but that getting killed by Brock is a glorious way for a henchman to go.

    • Henchman 1: This floor is laser-trip wired. We have to find an alternate route.
      Henchman 24: Yeah, maybe over a shark tank or something.
      Henchman 21: Yeah, you go off and meet your maker while 24 and I keep going this way.
      Henchman 1: Okay, knock it off you guys. You're starting to get to me.
      Henchman 21: You still don't get it. 24 and I have been on, like, a thousand missions. We've been shot at, dipped in acid…
      Henchman 24: Brock Sampson hit me with a car! Drove right into my kidney. Here I am!
      Henchman 21: We could walk across this floor and nothing would hit us. But then like this huge log would swing down and take your head off.

    • Henchman 21: Ah, my head feels like it's going to explode, I can't hear squat.
      Henchman 1: You should perform the Valsalva Maneuver.
      Henchman 21: All right, look here Mr. "I'm The Best Henchman Ever," we'll get to business in a second, I'm trying to pop my ear.
      Henchman 1: (sighs) The Valsalva Maneuver is when you adjust the pressure in your middle ear, silly. Swallow, or yawn should do the trick.
      Henchman 21: That has a name? Listen dude, don't get cozy with us. You're the guy who doesn't come back.
      Henchman 24: Yeah, some guy who just shows up that nobody's ever seen before!
      Henchman 21: Right, he's all professional. Yeah, dude, you're a goner.
      Henchman 24: Let me tell you all about a little Henchman named Speedy...

    • Henchman 21: All right, please tell me you know what a Dark S-7 maneuver is?
      Henchman 24: I think, ah, it's when...
      Henchman 1: Dark prefix indicates that it's a stealth maneuver. The S-7 indicates...
      Henchman 21: Dude, who are you? 24 and I work as a duo.

    • Jonas Jr.: Well, team, it looks like I've got myself a costumed arch-enemy. I'm not sure what the flying pine cone is about, but I'll give Mr. Evergreen a run for his money.

    • Monarch: What the *bleep* is that thing?
      Dr. Mrs. the Monarch: I think it's a giant robot with an ice cream cone for one of its arms. I think.

    • Monarch: Ah, the lightning cannon sucks! Who loaded it with robot food?

    • Monarch: You have one minute to surrender your… big robot thing. You refuse, we will open fire.
      Jonas Jr.: How about this? I'll give you 20 seconds to kiss your wife for the last time. Then I finish you off, Mr. Evergreen.
      Monarch: Uhh, I'm the Monarch.
      Jonas Jr.: Oh. So the flying pine cone's a…
      Monarch: Cocoon. Okay, I'll be right back.

    • Monarch: I'm your arch enemy! I'm not going to use "bumbling boobs" and "meddling kids," it's not my style!

    • Dr. Mrs. the Monarch: I, I gotta ask this. Is there a reason you always use 21 and 24?
      Monarch: I know it sounds crazy, but they both have that rare blend of expendable and invulnerable that makes for a perfect henchman.

    • Guild Operative #1: The Guild of Calamitous Intent is antagonist relations only.
      Jonas Jr.: Well who handles the good guys?
      Guild Operative #2: Whoa, I think the less-hurtful term is "protagonist."
      Jonas Jr.: Oh, yes. Sorry. Who handles the protagonists?
      Guild Operative #1: What, are you serious? OSI, duh!
      Jonas Jr.: Can you patch me through?
      Guild Operative #1: Oh, sure, let me just get my red phone. The hot line.
      Guild Operative #2: Oh I'll shine the OSI symbol.
      Guild Operative #1: No no no. If we really believe and click our heals, they'll magically…
      Jonas Jr.: Okay, okay, I get it.
      Guild Operative #2: Newbie.

    • (about Jonas Jr.)
      Guild Operative #2: When you were a kid did you ever make G.I. Joe hump Rainbow Brite?
      Guild Operative #1: Yeah.
      Guild Operative #2: He's what their kid would have looked like.

    • (examining a death ray)
      Mr. Doe: If it were a woman, I'd marry it.
      Mr. Cardholder: And I'd jeopardize our friendship by nailing your hot wife.

    • Henchman 1: Do one of you have an extra electro-patch?
      Henchman 24: Eh, we don't wear our utility belts.
      Henchman 21: Yeah, they're dorky. And they're like fanny packs for henchmen. Plus they make me look fat.
      Henchman 24: Blame it on the utility belt.
      Henchman 1: And you guys think I'm gonna die. I carry my full compliment of utilities.
      Henchman 24: He's says as he electrocutes himself.
      Henchman 1: I'm not gonna die! Stop it!
      Henchman 24: He grabs the bomb on accident, right here! Kaboooom!
      Henchman 1: I'm not gonna die!
      Henchman 21: Yeah, yeah, yeah, and then, a snake jumps out and bites you right on your
      Henchman 1: Stop it! Okay, done. Easy peasy. So now you know what the Dark S 7 maneuver is.
      Henchman 24: We do?

    • Brock: So I guess you want to shoot it yourself.
      Jonas Jr.: Of course.
      Brock: Well do you have any death ray experience? I mean, those things can kick?
      Jonas Jr.: Is the great Brock Samson jealous of my super-sweet death ray?
      Brock: Kinda.
      Jonas Jr.: Tough tiddlywinks! Fire her up!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Ventronic
      The Ventronic robot is reference to Voltron, what with being formed by separate vehicles, and the classic "I'll form the (body part)" command. Voltron: Defender of the Universe was an 80's cartoon, which was a redub of the Japanese cartoon Hundred Beast King GoLion and featured a team of pilots who would combine their vehicles to form a giant humanoid robot in order to save the world.

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