Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Cultural References== '''''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitty_Chitty_Bang_Bang Chitty Chitty Bang Bang] ''(1968)''' * [[Henchman 21]] references [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitty_Chitty_Bang_Bang the 1968 musical] when the Monarch Mobile is revealed to be capable of flight. '''''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_and_the_Cruisers Eddy and The Cruisers]'' (1983)''' * Hank claims that his new rock band with [[Dermott Fictel|Dermott]] and [[H.E.L.P.eR.]], [[Shallow Gravy]], will be "the next big thing since ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_and_the_Cruisers Eddy and The Cruisers]''." ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_and_the_Cruisers Eddy and The Cruisers]'' is a 1983 dramatic film about the rise and fall of a fictitious rock and roll legend from the 1960s who has disappeared from public view. '''''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_Hero Guitar Hero] (2005)''''' * The Monarch states that all the henchman do now is hang around the cocoon playing a video game that uses a little plastic baby guitar. This is likely a reference to the video game [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_Hero Guitar Hero] . [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymkata '''''Gymkata''''']''' (1985)''' * Dermott claims he practices [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymkata gymkata], a gymnastic form of martial arts created for the 1985 film of the same name. ''[[wikipedia:Highlander (film)|'''Highlander''']]''''' (1986)''' * [[Henchman 21]] tells [[Hank Venture|Hank]] that he has personally seen him die twice before and come back to life, leading him to believe that Hank is an unkillable immortal like [[wikipedia:Connor MacLeod|Connor MacLeod]] from the movie ''[[wikipedia:Highlander (film)|Highlander]]''. [[wikipedia:Mimeograph|'''Mimeograph''']] *Dean uses a [[wikipedia:Mimeograph|mimeograph]] machine to make [[The Venture Home News|''The Venture Home News'']]. The mimeograph was invented in the 1920s and fell into disuse in the 1970s, after photocopiers and offset printing became common. Mimeograph machines were mostly used by schools, churches, and clubs. The copies were best known for the purple ink used to make them, and their distinctive and heavy scent. ''[[wikipedia:Mr. Roboto|'''Mr. Roboto''']]''''' (1983)''' * The robot guarding [[Dr. Dugong]]'s headquarters is based on the robots from the music video for the 1983 [[wikipedia:Styx (band)|Styx]] song ''[[wikipedia:Mr. Roboto|Mr. Roboto]].'' [[wikipedia:The Empire Strikes Back|'''''Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back''''']]''''' ''(1980)''' * The scene where [[The Monarch]] uses reverse psychology on [[Dean Venture]] to prevent him from tattling to his father is a reference to Luke Skywalker's confrontation with Darth Vader in the lower levels of the tibanna production facilities of [[wikipedia:Bespin|Cloud City]] in ''[[wikipedia:The Empire Strikes Back|The Empire Strikes Back]]''. [[wikipedia:Thalidomide|'''Thalidomide''']] *[[The Monarch]] asks [[Dr. Dugong]] if his mother took [[wikipedia:Thalidomide|thalidomide]], a [[wikipedia:sedative|sedative]] drug that was banned in the early 1960s after being linked to severe physical birth defects. '''''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blair_Witch_Project The Blair Witch Project] ''(1999)''' * After finding out that his uniform's goggles have night vision capability [[Henchman 21]] notes that it's like "Blair Witch-O-Vision". '''"[[wikipedia:The Tears of a Clown|The Tears of a Clown]]" (1970)''' * The episode's title is likely a reference to the hit 1970 [[wikipedia:The Miracles|Smokey Robinson & the Miracles]] song "[[wikipedia:The Tears of a Clown|The Tears of a Clown]]". Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Venture Brothers Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://venturebrothers.fandom.com/wiki/Tears_of_a_Sea_Cow"