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"Guess Who's Coming to State Dinner"
The Venture Bros. episode
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Episode no. Season 2
Episode 9
Written by Jackson Publick and Ben Edlund
Production code 221
Original air date September 10, 2006
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Guess Who's Coming to State Dinner is the ninth episode of Season 2 and the overall twenty-second episode of The Venture Bros.

PlotEdit

Gargantua 1 is going down. Lt. Baldavitch leaves her seat and approaches Bud Manstrong. Gargantua 1 crashes.

Bud Manstrong has a microchip implanted in his brain after Gargantua 1 crashes. His mother is planning on using said chip to have her son assassinate the President.

Dr. Venture, Brock, Bud Manstrong and his mother attend a dinner given by the President.

Bud Manstrong is wearing a black, mourning armband; as Lt. Baldavitch is never heard of again, the implication is that she has died in the crash.

Meanwhile the ghost of Abraham Lincoln recruits Dean and Hank to help stop the assassination.

Dr. Venture has invented a portable force-field generator, which he plans on selling to the government.

Dr. Venture, Brock, Agent Hauser, President Breyer, Bud and Mrs. Manstrong end up being trapped inside the Oval Office after Hauser breaks the control for the force-field generator.

Episode CastEdit

Connections to Other EpisodesEdit

Careers in Science

Twenty Years to Midnight

Cultural ReferencesEdit

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

Abraham Lincoln

Bill Clinton

  • President Breyer is fond of cigars, has sexual relations with a secretary in a blue dress, and runs an administration mired in scandal, similar to President Bill Clinton.

George W. Bush

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

"Johnny Deeper"

  • Hank Venture tells a "Johnny Deeper" joke to a visiting dignitary at the White House. Johnny Deeper jokes are crude anecdotes that generally involve a boy named "Johnny Deeper" coercing an authority figure like a teacher or a babysitter into fornicating with him, with the punchline involving a play on his surname "Deeper".

Monica Lewinsky

Score (20)

The Manchurian Candidate

William S. Burroughs

Production Notes Edit

  • One of the animation directors (Kimson Albert) has a "nickname" inserted into his credits. The nickname is an unusual line or word from the episode. For this episode the credit reads Kimson "Budley? Budward?" Albert.
  • The end of the voice cast credits for this episode reads "Special Thanks to RON LYNCH".
Preceded by:
"Fallen Arches"
The Venture Bros. episodes
Original Airdate:
September 10th, 2006
Followed by:
"I Know Why the Caged Bird Kills"