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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?!?

oh may gawd. I think my heart grows three sizes with each episode. We love you guys so fucking much.

And the commentaries have pushed me past that subtle threshold between great fondness/admiration to complete and utter, ape-shit, fan-girldom. Now I must go dl that lost one before I start foaming at the mouth.

I hope you have the whole of that new TVOTR album. It is spanktacular.

Those upcoming episodes sound excellent. Color me excited!

I do. They're just amazing...I can't even describe it. Like nothing else out there.

TVOTR, I mean. Not our upcoming episodes, though those are pretty good, thanks.

not just cool, fujcking great. may this be a boon to Paul Reubens, he deserves it.


sorry lol.. had to give teh props. nice one :o)

was the idea for septopus at all related to brendan small's septopus home movie on "home movies?"

does it make me a dork that i noticed it right away?

No, and no. Complete coincidence dating back to Dr. Septapus's (obvious goof on Doc Ock from Spiderman) onscreen-but-non-speaking appearance in "Return to Spider-Skull Island"


I'm loving the Friday Fix. There are times I'll miss a show when it premiers on Sunday and I'll know it, so I'll just go ahead and watch it the Friday before and all is well in the world.

Such as this Sunday!

My camping endeavors will prevent me from seeing the new episode in glorious Digital 480p!

Ahh, the joys of a 27" outdated television.

how i fell in love with your show-

You know.. as I started listening to the commentary, I was reminded how I got into Venture Brothers.

I was over at my in-laws watching their cable television. At the time we didn't have cable, so it was a lil treat to see what Cartoon Network was up to at that moment.. then I caught a commercial for the Venture Brothers... and I thought "My god, look at those character designs, those are sexy! These characters look like they have issues.. I want to watch that show." Seriously, i did think that.. as an artist I'm attracted to design and unique well done art work (without saying 80% of CN's adult swim programming turns me off.. considerably.)Back to the story- I had to wait til the next time I was visiting my in-laws to catch VB. And when i finally saw it.. I was in love. (I have a random memory of catching VB at my mom's house when the Hurricanes were hitting us in Florida.. heh.. good times.. >_<)

Now I admit, I did download the episodes when i finally found them online, so I could actually watch them. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to have seen them, or really get into the show.

Flash forward to present day.. Me and my husband have bought the DVD set, and we got cable (fucking nasty cable) just to watch the show as it's released. We are probably going to be long time fans, and we're willing to support your show without a doubt. Release figures, and art books, and you'd make us even happier.

Anyways I thought i'd share that bit with you.


Is T.C. flying that chopper?


Is the first new episode still available online somewhere?

I have missed it twice. And to be honest, I don't think I'll be able to achieve erection until I see it.

psst, its on youtube in like three pieces

"¡Viva los Muertos!"

Oh, please tell me this involves more luchadors and enmascarados.......if so, this is one masked lady wrestler you'll make very happy.....

By the way, the superimposed skulls on the fade-out of Hank and Dean in the premiere made me spit ginger beer out of my nose. It hurt.

by chance is 20 Years to Midnight a play on an Iron Maiden song?

I had watched "Easy Rider" for the first time ever the other night. I found it kinda funny that I recognized the lines and scenarios that were used in "Return to Spider Skull Island".

Great stuff man, I'm super-stoked the new season has arrived :)

the new season

i have to say the intro to the new season was perfect like god himself came down and helped with it and now im already praying for season 3 to be green lit anyways i wish the best of luck to yeah and i cant wait to see what happening next
ps im not sure about the whole showing the episode befor it airs ether

Strech armstrong version of the boys as clone slugs? YES PLEASE! XD I think I'm the only one out there who thinks they're adorable that way....pink and skinless and pretty much brain dead....and I'm wondering how creepy that makes me look heh. Oh well....I think I'm just reeeeally happy to have my beloved Dean back. :D THAAAAANK YOOOOU!
So, I'm really interested to hear if there were any especially fun adventures while doing the voice recordings at Mike's place this time around...I never got to ask him that. I wish I had the chance to watch you all in action, it's something I've always dreamed of. Anyway, thanks for season two, it's off to a WONDERFUL start! And don't worry about the adult swim fix thing....I watch it there several times AND on tv every time I know it's gonna be on too! :D

We love you too.
SOOOOO excited for "Escape to the House of Mummies". If you should ever need an Egyptological consultant in future, please, please, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Also: Ewwwww clone slugs were totally nasty!
Also ALSO: Pee Wee = my childhood. He taught me how to make sun-tea and parfaits.

Yes, I'm still hawking my birthday party from last year. I was The Monarch... with wrong color boots because strippers apparently don't wear yellow much.

Dr. Byron Orpheus and Girl Hitler hangin' out:

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Re: Girl Hitler

Girl Hitler = not the best costume to go alone in.

Was there a different voice actor for the guy playing #21 (or maybe #24 - the Kevin Smith one)? He sounded completely different from his earlier appearances. Was this just my imagination, or not?

They are the same voice actors as last season, IIRC; I don't remember which voice actors at the moment though. I think Doc Hammer does the voice of 21 and Jackson Publick, err... Chris McCulloch, does the voice of 24, but don't quote me on that.

Oh, and the "Kevin Smith" guy is #21. The "Ray Romano/uni-brow Seinfeld" guy is #24.

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