"The Inamorata Consequence"
The Venture Bros. episode
Episode no. Season 7
Episode 5
Directed by Juno Lee
Written by Doc Hammer
Production code 705
Original air date September 2, 2018
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The Inamorata Consequence is the fifth episode of Season 7 and the overall seventy-sixth episode of The Venture Bros.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The Venture family returns to the charred remains of the Venture Compound for the Second Summit of Tolerance between The Guild and The OSI.

Episode Cast[edit | edit source]

First Appearances[edit | edit source]

Connections to Other Episodes[edit | edit source]

Fallen Arches

Showdown at Cremation Creek (Part II)

The Revenge Society

Any Which Way But Zeus

From the Ladle to the Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy

A Very Venture Halloween

All This and Gargantua-2

Red Means Stop

Arrears in Science

The Forecast Manufacturer

Cultural References[edit | edit source]

Big (1988)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

  • The opening scene with the contamination warning signs and dead animals is similar to scenes from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Both were just ruses to keep out unwanted civilians from the area.

Colonel Harland Sanders

Dominique Dawes

  • A "forever nineteen-year-old" Dominique Dawes makes an appearance in Hank's fantasy, further illustrating his affections for former female Olympic gymnasts and athletes.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002)

Fudgie the Whale


  • The word Inamorata means "A woman with whom one has an intimate romantic relationship".
  • The inamorata was a stock character in commedia dell'arte perfo rmances, the female member of a pair of young lovers known as the innamorati. A typical commedia plot revolved around the young lovers being in love and wishing to get married but facing opposition from their elders. This situation is mirrored in the relationship between Kimberly McManus and S-464, with the OSI and the Guild of Calamitous Intent taking the place of their fathers.

Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Mad Max (1979)

  • When Brock crashes their Jeep through a road block, Doctor Venture asks Brock to warn him the next time he's going to "Mad Max."

Milkshake (2003)

  • Before their battle, Shore Leave informs Phantom Limb that his face is off limits as "This is what brings all the boys to the yard", a reference to the 2003 R&B/dance song "Milkshake" by American recording artist Kelis.

New Zealand

Pete's Dragon (1977)

  • The animated dragon in Hank Venture's fantasy sequence in the hangar of the Venture Compound is based on the titular fantasy character from the 1977 Disney film Pete's Dragon.

Speak & Spell

Starship Troopers (1997)


  • Before revealing himself, Dermott tells Hank he will go to prison and have to get a tattoo of Thor. In that context, Dermott means the Marvel Comics version of Thor, the Norse god of thunder.

Tyra Banks

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It is revealed that Jonas Venture, Sr. mass-produced many dumbed-down H.E.L.P.eR. models that were sold as robotic servants, and that they wound up getting recalled due to a strong anti-robot backlash and hysteria among the public.
  • Dean Venture confides to H.E.L.P.eR. Model Two that he can barely understand H.E.L.P.eR. and that it is like "talking to a microwave", yet Dr. Venture, Hank, Dermott Fictel, and even Brock Samson have been seen having conversations with H.E.L.P.eR. where they seemingly understood him completely. It is unknown if this implies anything about Dean or not.
  • H.E.L.P.eR. Model Two mistakes Dean for his father, Rusty Venture, indicating that Rusty is also a clone himself.
  • It is implied that Hank is unaware that he and Dermott share the same father, since he didn't seem to acknowledge that Thaddeus Venture is Dermott's father as well.
    • This is likely due to the fact that Hank previously had his memory wiped.
  • The episode's title had previously been listed as "The Anamorata Consequence" before being changed to its current title. It is currently unknown if this was due to an error, or if it was changed by the show's creators.

Preceded by:
"The High Cost of Loathing"
The Venture Bros. episodes
Original Airdate:
September 2, 2018
Followed by:
"The Bellicose Proxy"
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