Here’s a little sample of why The Venture Brothers had me laughing out loud last night. From the episode named “Tag Sale, You’re It!” Dr. Venture is throwing a yard sale and it’s a veritable Who’s Who of villainy at the Venture Compound. The Monarch, who considers himself to be Dr. Venture’s arch-nemesis, is in attendance, as is his girlfriend, Dr. Girlfriend
Dr. Girlfriend: Sweetie, isn’t that the guy from Depeche Mode?
The Monarch: Oh, no way, where?! Holy crap, he’s with a girl.
Dr. Girlfriend: Oh yeah, that guy is totally straight. I saw a whole thing about him on the VH1.
The Monarch: But he’s the guy from Depeche Mode. That’s impossible!
Dr. Girlfriend: Straight.
The Monarch: Come on, he’s in Depeche Mode!
Dialog snippet snippetted from The Mantis-Eye Experiment, a very snazzy Venture Brothers fansite.
Last I heard, The Venture Brothers was just about to be greenlighted for a second season. This is a good thing, as the first season ended with quite the cliffhanger (in an homage to Easy Rider).