Publick Nuisance

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The Venture Bros. is officially open for business again...

Please watch our little television program when it premieres tonight on the Cartoon Network's adultswim block of entertainment. We know it took a while to get here, but we worked real hard on it and stuff.

And keep your fingers crossed--especially you on the west coast--that they actually remember to play both halves of it this time. In order.

We Love You,

P.S. FUN SPOILER: Speaking of the west coast, I've just returned from a quick, last minute trip to Los Angeles, where I had the pleasure of recording TV's Nathan Fillion for an episode which will air later this season. Despite having a penchant for vaguely sadistic party games, Mr. Fillion was an absolute blast to work with, and it was my pleasure to put myself out of an acting gig by having him replace my uncharismatic scratch track.

Thank you for creating the Venture Bros!

I love what you've done with the series! Every character, plot-line and subject is evolving beautifully. And evolution in a cartoon series is often shied away from.
You guys have molded The Venture Bros. into the epitome of continuity and depth that we, the fanboys/girls, crave. I don't think that there's a series out right now that rivals the rich universe you've created. You built VB as a satire of old shows and conventions, but you've made it something so much bigger.

Thank you, and I can't wait for more!

Orpheus Football?

I saw the clip reel at MoCCA and I thought for sure I saw a shirtless Orpheus playing football. Did that get cut or am I crazy?

Re: Orpheus Football?

Wow, I just rewatched the first few minutes and I am apparently not crazy, just blind.

I'm sorry, but tonight's episode was quite possibly the worst episode of Venture Bros ever. I can only hope it actually has lasting ramifications and Rusty gets his mojo back, that he apparently lost at the age of 16.

Who knows... maybe The Monarch and Two-ton 21 will have a parting of ways as well.

For some reason, the back half of season 4 has been hit or miss thus far...

Are you serious? Season 4.5 has been some of the best episodes in the series. I have loved every single one.

Been hearing that this season is the last, is that true?

This rumor seems to appear each/every time we approach the end of a season of the Venture Bros. How about we enjoy what we've got - and what episodes are left in this season? Personally, I thought Assisted Suicide was fantastic. A lot of great jokes, great characters and a Blade Runner reference to boot? How does it get better than that?

Rusty pulling it together?

Is it just me, or has Rusty been way more willing to deal with his past lately....and he's talking about it too.

Is he finally pulling it together?

Are we headed for a Rustisance?

Definitely the Rush tape...

I mean it was a best of...sheesh.

"Best of RUSH" = oxymoron

"Best of RUSH?"
That's an oxymoron, surely.


Artist renderings of what some of the cast would like if they were 'real people.'

The Flight Of the Monarch

Re-watching season 1. Have you thought of releasing The Flight Of the Monarch as a actual book.

jackson and doc, i just wanted to thank you.. first for creating pete and billy, second for putting so much pete and billy in season 4. They've been my favorites since the beginning and their appearances were rare treats. Now it seems like every week I go "yayyyy!!" because there's more of one or the other or both! You are both wonderful.

The Silent Partners

Awesome episode!

Why can't Shoreleave be the boys' bodyguard? :P

Hello Mr. Publick!
I am making a Doctor Orpheus costume for Halloween. As everyone knows, every time Dr. O opens his mouth to speak (enchant, bind, exorcise, etc.) his unmistakable theme music plays. I'd like to have his theme music recorded on a dictaphone to be played at will on Halloween, but I can't find a loop of this music anywhere. I've tried recording it from a Venture Bros DVD, but whenever it plays, there's already dialogue over it.

Would you please let me know where I could find that music track, or could you make it available? Thank you!

wow, fantastic degrassi reference on tonight's episode. and so true! they totally never talked about terry ever again! hahahaha. and emma married spinner? that was pretty stupid. but i love your references and the show. dont stop doing this

Pete & Billy's Excellent Adventure

Well, I caught the deGrassi reference after I recognized Terry's banishment.
I almost missed the hommage to "Ghostbusters" when Master BQ-B got pantsed by the vampire women.
This show is turning into a game of "Trivial Pursuit; the '80's & 90's" edition, with the intelligence level turned WAY-Y-Y up!
Y'all must be psycho-mad journal-keepers to have gathered unto yourselves all of the events you personally experienced growing up, because that's the only way I can see for both you and Mr. Hammer to get this level of detail in each episode.
By the way, here's a Venture Bros. trivia question of my own:
What's the record for the number of voice characters your alter ego Mr. McCulloch's done in any one episode, and which one was it?

I loved Nathan Fillion as Brown Widow, I'd love to see him come back!

Another great episode!

Thank you so much for another half hour of excellence.

I am eagerly awaiting (and dreading) the hour-long season finale and hope that news of when we can expect more episodes comes sooner rather than later.

I remain...

Murderously Yours,


Publick, PLEASE throw me a bone. Im one of those Venture OBSESSED people that lose their mind in between seasons, and waiting for operation prom is going to make me crazier than a rat in a tin shithouse.

Does the R.O. in P.R.O.M. stand for "Rusty's Orb"? since they may fix it?

Does it stand for "Planned Rescue Of Monstroso"? since hes a sphinx captive?

Does the P stand for "Phantom Limb"?

Ugh, you guys are killin me with the GD acronyms. Ive been captivated by this show since the season 2 premiere, and I can honestly say I have never been more curious about a particular episode than this one.

If you can reveal nothing, can you at least tell me one thing... Will the ending blow my mind like season 3s end/season 4s debut or will it be a "closure" type of ending like season 2's finale?

Help me, JP... You're my only hope. ;-D

What Jackson & Doc give with one hand, they take away with the other. Although, all things considered, at least KG didn't have a drawn-out demise. Maybe this just lays the framework for Omega Ape to step in and reanimate KG, culminating in the beginning of a terrifying ape army? Nah, that's dumb.

Another solid episode.

Season 4.1 DVD Out today...

Hey wanted to thank you guys for the Season 4.1 DVD out today, another great job on the commentary and recording of you and Doc, glad to say I can hear both of you just fine. And it looks amazing!

season 4.2 is absolutely amazing. keep up the great work!

I picked up the new season 4 dvd today. When I first opened the box I thought I was looking at old cracked drywall and it took a second to register what I was looking at. Fantastic work as always! I wouldn't change a thing about this season. I think it's improved upon and expanded the venture universe and given us some of the best, most compelling stories to date. This season is very Batman!

I had no idea it was out already.
Seconds after initially reading your post I ordered mine.

Much gratitude.

I can hardly wait!

That means you guys will get to a 5th season.....eventually?

And if you can't answer that would you and Doc continue to do another new show if the worst thing ever did in fact happen to Venture Bros?

I've been listening to the commentaries on the new DVD. Just finished up with "Perchance to Dean." (I'm going slowly...been a long couple of days...)

Re: Your discussion with Doc about being accused of Hatred being a little bit "one note." I'll admit that I'm one of the guys who's said that. In fact, I think I used pretty close to that exact wording in one post here (*shame*).

Just wanted to say that I totally don't feel like that about Hatred in 4.2. You guys switched up his rhythm a lot, and I'm loving how he's struggling with Brock for his place--and I'm almost pulling for the guy, to be honest. You've brought me around on the character, and I apologize for the lack of trust in your ability to do so during 4.1's run. And it bugs me that it bugged you enough to mention it on the commentary. On behalf of the vocal minority, I am deeply sorry if we ruined any part of your enjoyment of writing for the character, and applaud you for sticking it to us by making him awesome.

Just wanted to say that.

What cracks me up about Sgt. Hatred is that he's almost turned into Jon Lovitz' 'annoying man' from Saturday Night Live: the whole pedo thing, always crying about Princess Tinyfeet, showing everyone the goo from his blister, etc. It's brilliant: the more people complain, the more irritating he gets and in doing so he lives up to his name, generating hate wherever he goes. Classic VB.

The Venture Bros Season 4

Would just like to leave a msg to say that season 4 is absolutely amazing. The whole show is one of the best written things i've ever come across and i spread the word to whoever will listen to me lol. Good to see VB's back on U.K and Irish TV. Could you tell me weather or not you will be making a season 5? Im assuming yes (or rather hoping) Anyways keep up the good work man.

Jackson and Doc,

Just want to say, after listening to the Season 4 vol. 1 commentaries, I get the feeling that you sometimes feel under-appreciated by the fans. While I don’t always agree or like what you do with VB, I do love that you guys are trying to do something different, you’re trying to go deeper into characters in ways that most other shows would never try, and you’re trying to tell stories that haven’t exactly been told before. And I often find in later episodes I'm not always so hot on, get strangely better the second or third time around.

You’ve taken an army of characters we’ve seen since season 1, many of which were caricatures and satirical takes on popular established characters and dared to let them grow into something unique and human.

I just wanted to say, that I do appreciate the effort and time you spend putting into the show, and still look forward to each new episode.

Keep up the good work.

Re: A bit of appreciation

I agree that you guys sometimes think the fans dont appreciate what you do and thats ridiculous. From season 1 this show has had such tight writing and amazing character development. Hell I was even Sgt. Hatred for Halloween since I did a half-decent impression of the voice; I love the Hatred.

I even noticed you even started phasing out HELPeR since the boys are growing up and need to do things in the real world on their own now. That plus an orgy of other information.

Now I have DVR and watch other shows as well but "The Venture Bros" is the only show out of all of them that I stop doing whatever it is (Hw, work, other bs) and make time to watch the new showing of since it has such a near and dear place in my heart. Still can't believe season 4 premiere repeated the first 15 minutes, I was going crazy.

Anyway I really wish you guys luck in renegotiating your contracts with Adult Swim and hope to see more wonderful episode. Now idk if you are dealing with writers block but if it means anything just know as a semi-super-fan I'm not going to be disappointed with w/e you guys choose to do with Venture. I feel you will do whats best for the show in the end. Also that soap opera situation won't ever happen to you guys, your writing is just too damn good to let that occur.


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