Sunday June second will see the first new consistent run of episodes of “The” Cartoon Network’s The Venture Bros. since 2010.
But why should you be excited, isn’t summer about relaxing by the beach and walking around with no shirt on all day complete with a laissez fare approach to skin cancer?
Yes, but what we have here is an answer to the eternal query – How do I keep myself from going stir crazy with boredom Sunday evening?
Short answer – The Venture Bros Season 5, Sunday evening at midnight (technically Monday) on Cartoon Network.
There you can join Hank, Dean and Doctor Thaddeus “Rusty” Venture along with their body guard, robotic sidekick, slew of various friends, neighbors and co-horts as they embark on some dynamic adventures across the globe and even, occasionally, into outer space. Where they face hordes of enemies, battle problems (both external and in) and miraculously “defy most certain death,” (no spoilers) all by using various forms of “Super Science.”
All the while, the Venture family is forced to battle various villains from the Guild of Calumnious Intent, which may or may not be headed by music legend David Bowie. Especially the vicious Monarch, who has an unexplainable infatuation with ‘ol Rusty’s demise, a sidekick with a misleading voice and a, seemingly infinite, number of expendable henchmen at their disposal.
Although we saw fan favorite/former bodyguard/ex-OSI agent/Led Zeppelin fanatic Brock Samson quit at season three’s close, he made several appearences throughout the fourth installment. In a recent interview Patrick Warburton (the voice of Brock) didn’t reveal much about the new season’s plot line, he just said “stuff happens…S.P.H.I.N.X. is involved…and more stuff happens.”
That was not be too enticing to first time viewers, so please check out this Series recap “podcast” (narrated by Henchman #21’s secret identity Gary): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CHVLSY_Hrk
But if you insist on having more of a taste, all of 2003’s Season One is on Netflix Instant right now and the other three seasons are available on disc.
Note: For fans of classic tales of adventurers like Johnny Quest, The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew, Scooby Doo and others, be sure to keep your eye out for loads of tongue-in-cheek and blatant references that are sure to thrill, excite and entertain.
“But midnight on a Sunday – you can’t expect me to stay up that late!” You say? Well, excuse me ladies and gentlemen as I submit to you the exact reason the DVR was made available (or the VCR if you really insist on keeping with the show’s”throwback motiff”).
To sum it all up, Go Team Venture!
P.S. The attached video is mainly about the season four special “From Ladle to Grave,” which is well worth watching.