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|The Venture Bros. episode|
|Written by||Jackson Publick|
|Original air date||July 9th, 2006|
|List of The Venture Bros. episodes|
Assassinanny 911 is the third episode of Season 2 and the overall sixteenth episode of The Venture Bros.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Episode Cast[edit | edit source]
- James Urbaniak: Dr. Venture
- Patrick Warburton: Brock Samson
- Michael Sinterniklaas: Dean Venture
- Chris McCulloch: Hank Venture, Hunter Gathers, OSI Agent, Additional Voices
- Mia Barron: Island Girl, Molotov Cocktease
- Brendon Small: Plastic Surgeon
- Steven Rattazzi: Dr. Orpheus
- Lisa Hammer: Triana Orpheus
- Nina Hellman: Kim
- Soul-Bot: H.E.L.P.eR.
First Appearences[edit | edit source]
- Captain Swallow
- Dr. Vulcano (not yet named)
- Hunter Gathers
- Operation Rusty's Blanket (mentioned)
Connections to Other Episodes[edit | edit source]
- Molotov Cocktease first appeared in The Incredible Mr. Brisby, recovering Li-Li the "companda" from Roy Brisby as a mission for David Bowie.
- Kim and Triana appear together again in Victor. Echo. November., where they go on a double date with Hank and Dean Venture, respectively.
- First mention of Operation Rusty's Blanket, Brock Samson's assignment from the O.S.I. that first placed him at the Venture Compound. This is discussed in further detail in the Season Three episode ORB.
Cultural References[edit | edit source]
Apocalypse Now (1979)
- The ending sequence of the episode, including the references to The Doors, was a tribute to Apocalypse Now and via it to The Doors' song The End.
- Dean's line "Who's da mastah?" and Hank's line "Sho'nuff!" are both quotes from Sho'nuff, The Shogun of Harlem, in the 1985 martial arts film Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon.
- When Brock is slapping Dr. Vulcano at the end, it is a reference to the "My Sister, My Daughter" scene from the 1974 film Chinatown.
- Hank Venture dresses as a Chippendales dancer when trying to surprise Molotov Cocktease with breakfast.
- Hank Venture has a poster of American professional race car driver Danica Patrick on the wall above his bed.
- A hunter-gatherer is a human living in a society in which most or all food is obtained by foraging (collecting wild plants and pursuing wild animals). Hunter-gatherer societies stand in contrast to agricultural societies, which rely mainly on domesticated species.
- Hunter Gathers is primarily a parody of Hunter S. Thompson, the founder of the Gonzo journalism movement.
- The gadgets presented to Brock Samson by his contact from the O.S.I. are parodies of the types of gadgets presented by Q in the James Bond film series.
- The scene where Brock Samson meets the Island Girl on the beach is a reference to the 1962 James Bond film Dr. No, where Bond girl Honey Ryder (played by Ursula Andress) wore a similar bikini.
- Brock Samson's assignment takes him to the fictional island nation of "Macronesia", either a parody of Micronesia or Macaronesia, both of which are composed of multiple islands.
- Hank Venture has a poster of American gymnast Mary Lou Retton on the wall above his bed. Mary Lou Retton won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
Nanny 911 (2004-2007)
- The title of the episode is a reference to the FOX reality television series Nanny 911.
- Hunter Gathers is partially a parody of the Marvel Comics character Nick Fury, the ultimate super-spy.
- The O.S.I. uniforms worn by Hunter Gathers and Brock Samson are nearly identical to the S.H.I.E.L.D. uniform worn by Nick Fury.
- Kim refers to Hank as "the Scooby-Doo kid" due to his white shirt and blue kerchief reminding her of Fred Jones from Scooby-Doo.
- Hunter Gathers undergoes sex reassignment surgery, the surgical procedure by which a transgender person's physical appearance and function of their existing sexual characteristics are altered to resemble that socially associated with their identified gender.
- The book of knife techniques that Molotov Cocktease commands Dean Venture to study is labeled "Spetsnaz GRU" (Special Forces of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces).
- Hank's drug induced murder attempt against Dr. Venture is a reference to The Doors' song "The End", with scenes featuring similar musical flair as well as animation and dialogue that is strikingly close to the lyrical monologue of Jim Morrison.
The Karate Kid (1984)
- Hank Venture dresses in a Cobra Kai uniform like Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid during martial arts training with Molotov Cocktease.
- Dean Venture dresses like Daniel LaRusso from The Karate Kid during martial arts training with Molotov Cocktease.
Production Notes[edit | edit source]
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- One of the animation directors (Kimson Albert) has a "nickname" inserted into his credits. The nickname is an unusual line or word from the preceding episode. For Assassinanny 911 the credit reads Kimson "Who Da Masta?" Albert.
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July 9, 2006
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