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WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH ALL THESE GODDAMN HANKBUCKS?!?
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Click it! This is a real thing.

We are ridiculous.

JP

Let's play Lawyer-Ball!

Okay, okay, how 'bout this do you have any "big" announcements to make at the Venture Bros. Panel at the up-coming NYCC? Hmmm?

Re: Let's play Lawyer-Ball!

Again, Tim... if I did, the time and place for them would be the NYCC panel, sir.

Location of the Venture compound?

Has it ever been stated definitively what state the Venture Compound is in? If not will it ever be? Or is it a mystery like Springfield?

Re: Location of the Venture compound?

Tim, I love your ambition, you have great enthusiasm and ask a fair amount of solid questions. However, ( And I really don't mean any offense at all by this, plus I could be wrong ) from solely my perspective, you ask a heck of a lot of questions lol. I'm starting to get confused who's LiveJournal this is!

Also I don't believe we were ever given that information and my gut says I sort of hope we never do. I like the feeling that the Venture universe is it's own entity. Every now and then you hear a real place but I imagine that's what makes it more...grounded? relatable?

I get so nervous talking about the show (especially on here) mostly because I feel it's the absolute best well-thought-out show ever written and I don't even want to pretend I know what I'm talking about. And on some level, some how every single character is relatable! It baffles me beyond belief how many characters could leave the show and it would still run like a well oiled engine. That's not even including the gorgeous storyboard art, background intricacies and attention to detail, callbacks, ect...

I mean most shows have to be carried so hard by one character and if that character leaves, show dies. And I care so much about everyone in the Venture family, even Dermott slowly got on to my "I care a bit about you now" side. I want to see Billy and White have more good days and success (a good day?), Hatred find the love and respect he's looking for, 23, Dr.Girlfriend, everyone!

Woah, do I even post this love letter now? That tangent sprang out of nowhere. Kind of embarrassed I come across too fan-boy. Hey, it's all compliments here and I feel Venture doesn't get the amount of fame it deserves. Keep up the great work guys!

Throwing me a Bone.

Thank you Sir!

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Oh, you don't have to tell me, sister! I can't even begin to explain how long I've fantasized about having Urbaniak lay down a "One Night In Bangkok" as Dr. Venture.

Are Billy and Brock brothers? Billy seems to be the only person to consistently kick Brock's ass. Brothers can always kick each others ass no matter the size difference. Other clues point that way. I'm thinking 1/2 brother. Clues aren't fact so..... am I close or just crapping my speed suit?

you cray.

Hard Candy Christmas Stop-Mo

Did you get the DVD?

Hi there Jackson. Just wondering how the production of Season 6 is going so far?

Hope all is well!

Marjod-

Congratulations Sir on your well deserved Nomination!

Ok, this has been bothering me since Spanakopita (SPANAKOPITA!) first aired. In the X2, Augustus St. Cloud has amassed a lot of great paraphernalia. One is a green Sid and Marty Krofft looking puppet. I don't have any idea where it's from, what it is, or even how to do a proper google search for it, but I know I have seen that puppet before. That green puppet thing

You must not be looking very hard... you already have everything you need to find him, Clarice.

Mr. Publick - I know you do not prefer to share VB updates in the comments thread here but it's all we've got. It's quiet. A little...Too quiet... But seriously many of us are dying without news. We don't have anywhere to go, no one to turn to at all. Any little crumb of an update would go a long way, like lembas in mordor. Maybe share some quips, musings, or anecdotes? Thank you, that is all.

We're heavy into production right now. That's about all I can say at the moment. First 3 episodes in particular are HUGE and have been a bitch to design, storyboard, edit, etc. Have been buried in work, but it's exciting and, occasionally, fun.

Here I am feeling like a complete maroon for saving my Hank Bucks. Who the hell is going to take them now and what is the exchange rate? Are these like boxtops with a .01¢ value?

A Gorgeous Similarity

I'd like to start by saying I was completely caught off guard at the end of "O.S.I. Love You" and am really digging 'the investors' plot line. Also while enjoying "The Grand Budapest Hotel" it reminded me of "The Venture Bros." in that every scene has such beautifully precise detail. The kind of detail you sometimes briefly get lost in and wish you could rewind because you think dialogue was missed. But that's why media distributions like Blu-ray exist. Wonderful job on Season 5, really a work of art in all aspects of what a show can strive to be.

Assuming you saw it, did you enjoy the new Wes Anderson film by the way?

Re: A Gorgeous Similarity

Thank you for the exceedingly high praise. I worked really hard on "O.S.I Love You"--it was a personal favorite that required a lot more specificity in the direction than other episodes, due to its fractured narrative, and it's those tough ones you're most invested in that you worry the most about how they're received. Glad to know it "worked!"

Am a huge Wes Anderson fan. Have been since I saw Bottlerocket in an indie theater in its initial release and it snapped me out of a nasty post-college depression. I would gladly go work as a PA on any of his films, and yes, in the back of my mind, when I'm making a Venture Bros. episode, I often think "I want this to be the most action-packed, 22 minute Wes Anderson film ever made."

Tennenbaums is my personal favorite, but I love all of them. Though sometimes not the first time I see them. He's one of those directors I love so much that I unfairly walk into each film expecting it to immediately hit me in the same way as my favorite one did, and when it doesn't, I feel let down. Then I think about it for a little while, or I see it on DVD six months later, and realize I was being an idiot. I'm the same way with the Coen brothers. The first reaction is always "aw... this isn't Barton Fink..." and then a few months later I think "Wait... this is still like the best movie that came out all year, and nothing like anything any other director is making. I should shut up and enjoy it."

So yeah, I loved Grand Budapest Hotel. Probably his least emotional film in a while--he didn't spring one of those 3rd act gut punches on the audience this time (like Richie's suicide attempt, Ned's helicopter scene, the drowning Indian kids...). More farcical, like a live action Mr. Fox or something. Was happiest to see the return of the flawed, headstrong, proactive and unflappable main character--M. Gustave is in that class with Max, Royal and even Dignan and Mr. Fox--that we didn't see as much in the more recent of his films.

The set design was, of course, amazing. I'm truly jealous of the Soviet-era makeover the hotel got. And man, it was neat to see Anderson add the likes of Fiennes and F. Murray Salieri Abraham to the ensemble!

So I don't know if anybody has answered this question, but when you and Doc Hammer are asked what kind of underwear on you NYCC panel he describes that boxer briefs are always too long. Well the kind of underwear that he really wants are called Euro-trunks. The are kind that he wants.

Re: underwear question

"They are the kind that he wants."

The Venture Bros. Special

Dear Sir,
A lot of speculation around. Would really appreciate you clearing up 2 points. Is the Special one hour, or a half hour? And the inevitable, will it be part of the season 6 total of 10 episodes?
Thanks for your time.
Tim

fred durst and large posters

JP,

Hello sir. Its JP. I am a fairly new fan of Venture Bros thanks to a couple of my friends. Thanks for a kick ass show. I hope for more seasons and maybe in the future an animated movie.

I was wondering if you might have someone I could contact about providing a bigger and wider assortment of venture character posters. That would be sweet.

Also, a suggestion for a new character would be a take on fred durst. I grew up making fun of his singing voice and on your show I have no doubt it would be perfect. That being said I know you already hear ideas all the time. Have an good one and continue kicking ass.

-JP

Hey, I've got a good Venture related question. When Season 3 came out, during its TV run Jackson and Doc did video commentary for adultswim's website. Do you know if they still exist anywhere?
Thanks
Chris Raiser

Are you going to be at Dragon*Con 2014?
Thanks

No plans to at the moment.

Birthday Greetings!

Many Happy Returns of The Day Sir!

How's progress on season 6 going?

P.S. We love you

Does anyone know what happened with the planned fall special? Is that still happening?


It's coming soon. And so, probably, is an appropriately-themed Shirt Club one-off. That's all I can say right now.

Special coming in January?

Is the special set to air in January?

Re: Special coming in January?

YES!

Special coming in January?

Will season 6 follow immediately after? or come later in the year? Inquiring minds want to know.
Thanks you Sir
And MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Re: Special coming in January?

No, the rest of Season 6 will not be finished for many months. No air date established yet. For now, you'll just have to make due with OUR BIGGEST EPISODE EVER. Merry Christmas anyway.

One off shirt club you might have mentioned.

Do you have any information you can give us on any aspect of the upcoming special? Is there going to be anther Shirt Club offering in conjunction with the Special? Did you get Simon's DVD?

One off shirt club you might have mentioned.

Is there any news on the one off shirt club shirt for the upcoming special? Did you get the Little Drummer Boy DVD?

Re: One off shirt club you might have mentioned.

There is never any news about Shirt Club until, suddenly one day, there is Shirt Club. You'll know when you need to know.

Yes, I got the Little Drummer Boy DVD. Thank you. Hysterical.

Loved the special. Many thanks to you and Doc for all your hard work. I've been a fan since the pilot aired 12 years ago (!), and I only get more excited for VB the more I watch. I can't imagine how Season 6 can measure up to this hulk of an episode, and I wouldn't be disappointed if this were the high point of the series. But I thought the exact same thing after Cremation Creek, after Operation PROM, after What Color Is Your Cleansuit? And every time, my hopes have been surpassed.

Anyway, I wanted to say that it's been very rewarding following your show all this time: seeing characters live, grow, and die, settings expand in unexpected directions, elaborate plotlines weave and double-back on themselves...but more than anything, to have witnessed you grow as writers and artists. You're doing incredible work and I hope you know that. Thanks again.

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