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So this is it. Tonight is the big finale of the longest Venture Bros. season (or pair of half-seasons) ever. It's been a long time coming. A bit of a departure from our previous season finales in a lot of ways, but I won't go into that for fear of spoiling...

This is a bit of an experiment, this hour-long thing. And for the record, we can't thank adultswim enough for letting us expand our creative horizons and make this thing. For us, it was a very liberating experience and helped salvage our souls from the ravages of a difficult season to produce.

A lot of extra time and love went into this episode, from everyone involved (thank you, VB crew!) We certainly hope you enjoy it...and we'll be checking in with you every commercial break to make sure you do.

More news soon...

We Love You,

JP


wait I thought this was the last season? am i streets behind?

either way you are my favorite and this show is my favorite and i hope for more but what you've done is awesome have a big ol' cocktail on me but plz do not charge me for it

although after all the character development with rusty this season him being a date rapist/turning sex workers into giant bugs guy made me kinda sad. rusty is my other favorite. D:

Don't cheapen it. Spanish Fly isn't really a "date rape" drug, it's more of a...social lubricant. And it's not really "date rape" if nobody actually gets any. At least, that's how Rusty would see it. He would also think it was patently unfair to pay good money for a previously agreed upon service, only to receive a slap in the face instead.

Remember, we're talking about the same man who once used an orphan's heart to power a dream [masturbation] machine, reanimated a dead henchman so he could sell him to the army, and cloned an innocent little boy into a blob of protoplasm after getting him mauled by a gorilla. All of which are much more morally suspect.

Let's further remember that these were not innocent sex workers, but heartless mercenaries paid to murder everyone in the room for money, in order to spring a known felon from custody.

OPERATION: HOLY [CENSORED]

I couldn't stop laughing, but at the same time felt for Gary AND for Brock.

-and then I couldn't stop LAUGHING!

Waiwaiwait....lemme try one.

That's where you use a lubricated [CENSORED] to [CENSORED] their [CENSORED] [CENSORED] while they simultaneously rotate a heated [CENSORED] around a third person's [CENSORED] [CENSORED]-ingly.

I love this freaking show.

Just keep doing what you do, because there is no higher quality show out there than the Venture Bros, and the finale took it to a new level. You guys have truly created something special.

One question: were the escorts really Blackhearts or was Mol bluffing?

BTW, please release a full "I'm Rusty" song.

It's a plot divergence point:

If the ho's were the Blackhearts in disguise, then the combinaiton of Rusty's "Spanish Fly" potion with Brock in "Kill-Em-All!" mode means that the Blackheart organization is wiped out.
Of course, this assumes that Molotov does not survive the plunge over the cliff.
But you don't really think that the Astrobase-GO! team would kill off their most popular villainess?
Especially one that looked like THAT!

Great work, guys, and I hope you enjoy your well-earned break.

This was an incredible season that made a lot of big changes, and I hope you two never feel pressured - by your fans or anyone else - to maintain or return to any sort of status quo. Because I think what really makes this show standout television is how you keep pushing forward and letting these characters change and grow; I really like these people, and I want things to work out for them.

The season finale was amazing. It was the perfect close to what has been easily my favorite season thus far. I'm looking very forward to the second vol of the DvD and a 5th season. Awesome work all around.!

I really enjoyed the episode, and think you and Doc are fantastic writers. The Venture Bros. is my favorite show, and I think it's pure genius. I already knew your names, and had to look you both up after seeing you in person on the show. I was surprised and impressed to read that you (used to?) write for Medium, which is probably my second favorite show... I also think the writing for that show is superb, and had no idea there was a connection. Thanks so much for all you do – I know there must be tons of people involved in bringing this show together, and you are all an inspiration.

Sorry...wrong Medium. I never wrote for that show. "The Medium" was the name of the campus newspaper I wrote and drew comics for in college.

Dean's "manning up," and what it portends...

Dean's getting in the last word, (well, TWO words) of Season 4.2, and telling off the Outrider to his face portends great things for the young super-scientist.
One of which could be a turn to the dark side, a la Professor Impossible.
Think on it:

Super-science derived from super-intelligence, but without a fully-developed ethical compass to guide it can cause loads of trouble; something that has been shown in the Venture family on numerous occasions:

Dr. Venture, already ethically challenged, was within an eyelash of being seduced to the Dark Side by Dr. Killenger.

Ethically, Dr. Jonas Venture Jr. has already been on the dark side by trying to kill Rusty out of jealousy; even in his current role as the true son of the great Dr. Jonas Venture, he is still ethically ambivalent, able to let the ends justify the means much as his father did.
Even Dean's own mutated clone exhibited this same "bend sinister," again derived from jealousy and facilitated by his own albeit home-grown scientific proclivity.
So, with Dean finally getting the cojones to stand up for himself, an uncertain future opens before our budding super-scientist: which path will he choose?
My money's on him morphing into an unwitting protege of Professor Impossible; both have "lost their loves," and therefore have a common cause. Plus, Dean's got access to grand-dad's notes and prototypes,and the knowledge on how to use them.
For his own (nefarious?) purposes...

PS: This could also mean a kick-ass feud between the Revenge Society and the Order of the Triad.



I really enjoyed it... with the exception of a few things:

After building up the Revenge Society for the last half of the season, I was disappointed they weren't in the cavalcade of organizations.

Henchmen 21 leaving the Monarch. Not cause I didn't like the character development. But because my best friend and myself have been talking about this all season. After fighting Zero as a rep of the Monarch, I thought there was NO way he would leave. So... yeah... I'm pissed about that cause I had to eat crow.

I don't know if it's possible to do justice with words just how happy this finale made me - but hopefully the sheer volume of glowing comments on this post is some indication.

From this day forward, no matter how stupid life may seem, I will be able to think of Dean's parting shot to the Outrider and know that all is well with the world. :)

I wholeheartedly agree to the comments above about the overall feeling this season of characters "getting back to their roots" while at the same time growing beyond them. That is an incredibly difficult note to hit and you guys have played it beautifully, while never losing that spectacularly over-the-top sarcasm that lives at the core of this series. I'm super stoked to see what lies in store next season - especially for 21 and the Venture boys. You've really outdone yourself with those three lately.

(I kind of wish Shoreleave and Al had won Prom King and King though...)

Though my pockets are rather empty at the moment, you can bet the unwrecked half of the Conjecture Cycle that I will be buying the complete season 4 DVD the instant it hits stores.

Enjoy a well-deserved break! I raise to you a goblet that overfloweth with love! The goblet is virtual. The love is not.

Thanks to you and Doc for a great season! I loved it more than words can describe! Am looking forward to a Shallow Gravy album in the future. lol :D

The 40's Tiger Lamp on the Table!!!

I'm glad to see you respond to the post.
I Love your show and loved the final Episode.
I love the pop culture you guys work into your writing. Thats why I was "stunned" to see you two sitting in the final episode with a classic Royal Haeger Pottery "Tiger on Rock" Pottery Lamp between you guys. This is one of the most collected Pottery companies from the 40's, 50's and 60's they are the last american company still in buisness in the states, been going for over 130+ years.
Very Kitchy stuff and collected by a lot of gay men haha. Fits well into the kind of pop and gay culture you guys include.
Bravo!!
Was that a shot from a bar or do one of you guys collect that pottery?

Re: The 40's Tiger Lamp on the Table!!!

Thank you. I had not known quite so much about that lamp before now, and am glad I do.

No, we don't collect pottery (i.e. not gay)...that's a sitting area inside the bar we shot the commercials in. But when I saw it there, I did say "Fabulous! Get a shot of me by that yummy lamp!"

I don't know if this is a compliment or not, but after experiencing this 7-course meal I now feel that your other episodes were mere entrees. This show belongs on HBO, deserving a full hour, requisite Emmy nods, full budget, and non-rerun lead-ins.

No offense to [as] intended. I just want more Venture. I'm selfish. Your show keeps my old college friends and me connected. Thanks.

It was a beautiful episode that had pretty much everything I could have wanted in it--especially more of Hunter, Treister, Doe, and Cardholder. I also have to say that I am super pleased with the overall season's inclusion of Shore Leave as a major character because he is just hilarious. Season 4 was brilliant, guys. We can feel the love.

Now all I need is more Truckules.

Missing Shore Leave's best catch-phrase, however... He hasn't said "Boom! Yummy" in awhile...

Sorry for repeating my question, but since Sgt. Hatred only has a 'V' and a 'D' left tattooed on his body, does that make him Sgt. VD now?

Sorry if I'm making my own jokes here... ;)

to create animated characters with more depth than most network shows?