I believe the word is “incredulous.”


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. GirlfriendI am conflicted with regards to Dr. Girlfriend. On the one hand, she is terribly attractive. In fact, let’s just call her hot. On the other hand, she has an incredibly deep, masculine voice. Imagine Jacqueline Kennedy with Dolph Lundgren’s voice, throw in a bit of a Jersey accent and you should have a pretty good idea of what I mean. On top of the physical/vocal disparity, there’s something Master Billy Quizboy said about rumors of a surgically-implanted baboon uterus. It’s enough to make a man shudder.. As they wait in queue, The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend comment on some of the other bargain seekers, and then Dr. Girlfriend spots a familiar face:

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).

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