"The Venture Bros. & The Curse of the Haunted Problem"
The Venture Bros. episode
JonasVentureSr Head

The Head of Jonas Venture Sr. suspended inside the PROBLEM.

Episode no. Season 7
Episode 1
Directed by Juno Lee
Written by Jackson Publick
Production code 701
Original air date August 5, 2018
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The Venture Bros. & The Curse of the Haunted Problem is the first episode of Season 7 and the overall seventy-second episode of The Venture Bros.


When the Venture family begins to experience signs that their New York home and headquarters is haunted, Dean calls in the Order of the Triad to help. They discover the remains of Jonas Venture Sr. in the PROBLEM box that survived the de-orbiting of Gargantua-1.

Meanwhile, Hank has continued to pursue a relationship with Sirena Ong, daughter of Dr. Venture's arch-nemesis Wide Wale. When his straightforward attempts to speak with Wale are thwarted by Wale's henchmen, Hank revives his "criminal' alter ego, Enrico Matassa, and attempts to become part of Wale's gang. As an initiation test, Wale tells Hank he must shoot a man - The Monarch, who is seen tied to a chair while wearing his Blue Morpho costume, without the mask.

Episode Cast Edit

Connections To Other Episodes Edit

Careers in Science

Escape To The House Of Mummies Part II


All This and Gargantua-2

Faking Miracles

Rapacity in Blue

A Party for Tarzan

Cultural References Edit

Interstate 25 in Colorado

Professor Robert Langdon

Saint George

Sharky's Machine (1981)

Street Life (1979)

The Exorcist (1973)

  • The demon statue in the desert is a reference to the statue of Pazuzu which appears in The Exorcist.
  • The word "PROBLEM" appears on Dean's stomach as if written from the inside, like the words "help me" appeared on Regan's stomach in The Exorcist while she was possessed.

Trivia Edit


  • The first half of the season addresses the cliffhangers that happened at the end of Season 6. [1]


  1. Syfy

Preceded by:
"Red Means Stop"
The Venture Bros. episodes
Original Airdate:
August 5, 2018
Followed by:
"The Rorqual Affair"