The Venture Brothers

Season 2 Episode 11

Viva los Muertos!

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Oct 01, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Dr. Venture decides to go into the dead-body resurrection business, while the Groovy Gang investigate the compound and Dr. Orpheus holds a death-vine ritual.

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    Christopher McCulloch

    Christopher McCulloch

    Ted & Groovy/Col. Hunter Gathers/Henchman 24/Additional Voices

    Guest Star

    Steven Ratazzi

    Steven Ratazzi

    Some Dolphin

    Guest Star

    Paul Boocock

    Paul Boocock

    Sonny/Interpreter/Little Jorge

    Guest Star

    Steven Ratazzi

    Steven Ratazzi

    Dr. Byron Orpheus

    Recurring Role

    Doc Hammer

    Doc Hammer

    Henchman 21

    Recurring Role

    Dana Snyder

    Dana Snyder

    The Alchemist

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Trivia: The "Hector Molina" whose mail Dr. Orpheus keeps getting is probably Hector, Dr. Venture's former childhood sidekick, who was still living at the compound until recently.

      • Trivia: Dr. Venture's To Do list reads:
        - Beat God At His Own Game
        - Get Money
        - Increase My Word Power
        - Pushups!
        - Make Everything [go my] Way

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Ted: So, how about you and Groovy go start looking for some clues.
        Sonny: Clues to what? What is your trip?
        Ted: Clues to why I don't chain you to the back of my van and road-haul you till you're nothing but a pelvis wearing a belt.
        Groovy: Guy is pissing on your lawn, man.

      • Dr. Orpheus: Brock, you're a man of no small character. What say you on this?
        Brock: Not really my department.
        Dr. Orpheus: Ah, but we two souls have shared a cheese sandwich more then twice. And the stitched-together quilt of your stony silence forms a tapestry of quiet desperation.
        Brock: Oh does it?
        Dr. Orpheus: You are truly a Grim Reaper, my friend. If you need to talk, I'll be there.

      • Ted: Heads up, kids. I think we may have stumbled on to a Dracula factory.

      • Hank: Where the heck did they put African-America, anyway.
        Dean: I don't know, Hank, but it's not on any of our charts. I know – to the learning beds!

      • Dean: I didn't think hippies had guns.
        Hank: They could be like pirate hippies.

      • Brock: The boys saw their own clones. I think they're in some kind of "saw your own clone" coma.

    • NOTES (3)

    • ALLUSIONS (7)

      • Groovy Gang
        The Groovy Gang is a parody of the Scooby-Doo gang. Ted is Fred, Val is Velma, Groovy is Scooby, Sonny is Shaggy, and Patty is Daphne.

      • Groovy Sonny
        Referencing the Son of Sam, a serial killer who believed his neighbor's dog talked to him, commanding him to kill.

      • Groovy Val
        Referencing Valerie Solonas, militant man-hating lesbian, writer of the SCUM manifesto (Society to Cut Up Men) who achieved her 15 minutes of fame by shooting Andy Warhol, the man who coined the phrase.

      • Groovy Patty
        Referencing Patty Hearst, the kidnapped heiress who was brainwashed into assisting her kidnappers with various crimes.

      • Groovy Ted
        Referencing Ted Bundy, the psychotic, albeit handsome serial killer, who raped and murdered over 30 women.

      • Brock: Is this some kind of Jonestown deal?
        Jonestown was the settlement in Guyana created by Jim Jones, who eventually inspired his followers to kill themselves by drinking poisoned Kool-Aid.

      • Groovy Ted: You're not ghosts, you're the Boys from Brazil!
        Referencing the novel The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin, and the film based on the novel. The central plot is that Nazi doctors, expatriated and living new protected lives in South America, have cloned Hitler many times over. These Hitler-clones must be forced to go through the same early emotional experiences as Hitler to ensure that the clones are not just physical but mental-emotional copies of Hitler.

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