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Back in the Saddle
First of all, thanks for all the praise and congratulations heaped upon me and Doc via this Livejournal and some of the message boards I so frantically perused in the hours after our premiere. You have warmed the cockles of our tiny, black hearts. And we are pleased you enjoyed our little telepresentation.

In lieu of any preview images this time, may I direct you to the adultswim.com clips page, wherein one can view a number of spoiler-heavy, moderately joke-killing preview clips from future episodes. No doubt Adult Swim will keep posting more clips from other future episodes in that location during the coming week(s), so I guess keep checking back there from time to time. It's probably why they do that.

And, of course, there is also Adult Swim's "Friday Night Fix", wherein one can re-watch last week's premiere episode and, in a few hours, this week's episode up to 52 1/2 hours before the rest of the country gets to see it. Bear in mind, it's not as cool as watching it on TV for a lot of reasons (jerky streaming, lower quality picture and audio, and the lack of a certain indescribable energy a "live" broadcast possesses--like hearing your favorite song on the radio as opposed to on an iPod or something). I'm still not sure how I feel about this whole showing-the-episode-before-it-airs thing, but I'm just gonna roll with it as some sort of exercise in the power of the internet and viral marketing. Or something like that.

For those of you who bought the Venture Bros. Season One DVD, there is a "lost commentary" available for download at quickstopentertainment.com. We always knew there'd only be room for about four or five episode commentaries on the set, but we recorded a few extra ones as we worked out our various sound problems and tried to tried to acclimate ourselves to the idea of talking at our computer for 22 1/2 minutes. Also to give Adult Swim a variety to choose from. If you liked the commentaries on the DVDs, this is more of the same kind of fast and loose crap. If, however, like a number of people who complained that we just "wander off topic" and "never talk about the shows," you didn't enjoy the commentaries, well...never mind. You probably won't like this one either. But seriously, how much can you talk about the production of a cartoon? There are no amusing anecdotes about "that day on the set," and any time you want to say something like "this is the part where we ripped off ________," they just bleep it out for legal reasons anyway. Incidentally, quickstopentertainment, Kevin Smith's new entertainment news site, is the new home of Honorary Astrobase Cadet Ken Plume, who you may remember often cajoled us into giving him some extras and stuff for ignfilmforce in the past. Keep an eye out in this week's episode, "Hate Floats," for Ken's bedroom, which makes an appearance in the pre-credits sequence (some of the crap Ken's owned and/or sent us for free over the last year also appears, later in the episode). And then marvel at the sheer coincidence, the perfect symmetry of life, wherein we loosely base certain traits of a certain character of ours on our good friend, make that character dress like Kevin Smith used to, and then that self-same friend goes to work for Kevin Smith. Truth is stranger than fiction, and twice as beautiful. Even when it's not pretty.

Just for giggles, below are the titles of all of this season's upcoming episodes, in roughly the order they're to air. Figured I'd beat adultswim.com to the punch for once (titles and running order subject to last minute change, as is our habit):

"Powerless in the Face of Death"

"Hate Floats"

"Assassinanny 911"

"Escape to the House of Mummies"

"20 Years to Midnight"

"Victor. Echo. November."


"Fallen Arches"

"Guess Who’s Coming to State Dinner?"

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Kills"

"¡Viva los Muertos!"

"Showdown at Cremation Creek"


We Love You.   <i>JP.</i> We Love You. JP.

P.S. How cool is it that Adult Swim is going to start showing Pee Wee's Playhouse?!?

how old

hey how old are the boys really because they almost said but apprently curiosity killed more than the cat ...or is this one of the V bros secrets

we can do some simple math to answer your question. assume that a month passes between each death, but the brothers "wake up" missing that month. therefore, with fourteen deaths they should at least be seventeen years old. get it?

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I've seen a more fitting memorial than Colonel "Hunter." I just watched the prelude to episode 3, and felt I needed to express my love for your baby. This isn't Trudeau's Uncle Duke.

The minute God crapped out the third caveman a conspiracy was hatched against one of them.

Should read "I've never seen"

I love the new season! you get this all the time, but thanks for making such an awesome show. the only reason that i watch tv. or web streams for that matter. Super Happy Extra Special Thanks to creating Brock's mentor based on HST (intentionally or unintentionally, haha). In any case, its a very good tribute to a great writer. That's but one reason I love the show so much. Thanks again, JP.

I've got a friend who is a bit reluctant to get into the show, but she's a huge fan of Stephen Colbert. Is Professor Impossible going to be appearing in any of the second season eps, and if so, which one?

Yes, he's in one episode this season, but I don't want to ruin it (he shows up unexpectedly late in the story)

The Monarch joined me at dinner this evening at the Marconi Grill - The place where you can draw on the paper table covers! Although it is poorly drawn from my memory it's the best I could do on an empty stomach. When we were leaving I saw the cleaning guy stare at it for a bit before he took it off. Go team venture! :D

haha, awesome, I love drawing on those.

another great episode.

I liked the whole ending. I'm pretty certain there was a bit of a homage to Kill Bill with the sword and trippy other stuff. Some people said that was a reference to Apoclyspe Now.

I also liked Brendon Small as the Plastic Surgeon using his Addleburg voice. Nice touch there.

Good luck with the ratings.

Brendon Small is a great addition to the show. More please!

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Wow, 'Assassinanny 911' was hilarious. I loved seeing Brock get to go all James Bond-ish, but even moreso seeing him being the lice-checking, smudge-polishing caregiver to the boys. His "Go Team Venture" was priceless.

And I really like the character development you're giving to the minor characters from last season. It's fun seeing more of 21, 24, Phantom Limb, and now Molotov. And may I just say Mia Barron does an awesome job voicing Molotov.

It's kinda creepy how Brock keeps Molotov's eye in a jar--but even more creepy how Molotov seemed to find that endearing. Heh. Theirs is a strange relationship, and I love it.

Assassinanny 911

My favorite ep of the new season! HST and Doors references -- did you write this ep for me? :)

I really hope we see more Molotov/VB Bros. interaction in the future. Half an episode wasn't enough for me. Hilarious!

I am loving how every week we seem to see a softer side of Brock. Brock telling them to get the PJs on and comeback to say goodnight was so sweet. I wish I had a super secret agent as my daddy.

But, next week I hope we see more bad ass Brock.

maybe i've missed the explanation somewhere but why have the opening credits been shortened?

aside from that, another awesome show!

Shorter credits = More time for the episode

O to the MFG.


"Assassinanny 911!" was like one giant orgasm; that's the only way I can describe it. Every moment was perfect in my eyes. Not only the best episode of the new season (almost better than "Powerless" and "Hate" combined), but damn near the best episode ever.

More Moltov Cocktease, please. She just jumped to one of my favorite characters because of her appearance in this episode. Mia's voicework was superb.

You guys are my heroes. Keep it up.

ComicCon, San Diego?

Will you be there for ComicCon? Will you be hanging out at any specific table or panel?

The Beginning is the Middle

The production update from last September has some comments on the script for "Assassinanny 911": http://jacksonpublick.livejournal.com/10632.html

The hunter s thompson as brock's mentor angle was great.