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The Venture Bros.: Self-Medication

Sgt. Hatred takes the boys to the movies, only to have a relapse after he discovers himself surrounded by young boys and out of his medication. Meanwhile, Dr. Venture goes into therapy with other former boy adventurers, but they soon have a crime to solve when their psychiatrist is murdered.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x6
Airdate: Sunday November 22nd, 2009

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
James UrbaniakJames Urbaniak
voiced Rusty Venture
Christopher McCullochChristopher McCulloch
voiced Sgt. Hatred / Ro-Boy / Dr. Z
Brendon SmallBrendon Small
voiced Action Johnny
Doc HammerDoc Hammer
voiced Henchman 21
John HodgmanJohn Hodgman
voiced Dale Hale (as John K. Hodgman)
Paul BoocockPaul Boocock
voiced Jonas Venture Sr. / Psychiatrist
Seth GreenSeth Green
voiced Lance Hale / Mrs. Z
Patton OswaltPatton Oswalt
voiced Wonderboy
Main Cast
James UrbaniakJames Urbaniak
voiced Dr. Thaddeus S. "Rusty" Venture / Various
Michael SinterniklaasMichael Sinterniklaas
voiced Dean Venture / Various
Christopher McCullochChristopher McCulloch
voiced Hank Venture / The Monarch / Various
Doc HammerDoc Hammer
voiced Dr. Girlfriend (Dr. Mrs. the Monarch) / Various


The Monarch launches his newest assault on the Venture Compound, ensnares Rusty with his Scarionette Cannon, and forces him to dance like a puppet, suspended in mid-air. However, Rusty's beeper goes off and he informs the Monarch that it's Wednesday night and time for therapy. There's a new Guild clemency clause and Rusty tries to show him the note from his doctor. Once he does, the Monarch is happy to note that he's driven his arch-nemesis insane. He calls in his troops, including Henchman 21 who was on the verge of killing Sgt. Hatred...

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Episode Quotes
Wonderboy: Beep boop.
Lance Hale: What was that?
Wonderboy: I just turned off the radio in my utility belt like he said to.
Action Johnny: You said "beep boop" with your mouth.
Wonderboy: No I didn't. Leave me alone.

Action Johnny: My dad's lab was like a pharmacological candy store, so I started real young. Next thing I know, I'm blowing lines of voodoo powder off the back of a monkey's paw I bought in Calcutta. Now I'm all out of wishes.

Dr. Venture: What happened? Did I just kill Premature Ejaculation?

Action Johnny: Dudes, get back! That is a Vietnamese Two-Step Viper! One bite, and you're dead before you take two steps.
Dale Hale: There's no such thing.
Action Johnny: Yeah, I'm making it up. It's right there, dude! That ain't a *bleep* fucking hologram or an old lighthouse keeper in a rubber mask, okay?
Dale Hale: I mean there's no such snake. That's an urban myth.
Lance Hale: Bro's right. I Googled it.
Dr. Venture: Hey, Encyclopedia Brown-Noser, can you Google this thing away from me?

Dr. Venture: Well, Daphne, I believe. She got around quite a bit. But Velma? I always thought she was a...
Action Johnny: Everybody did. But I got a pack of herpes that says otherwise.

Action Johnny: Hey, how are those balls doing, Rust?
Dr. Venture: Spirit is up and roving, but opportunity hasn't come back on-line yet.

Action Johnny: You're gonna tell me you didn't send your flunky to murder our therapist with a Vietnamese Two-Step Viper?
Dr. Z: Bah! When Dr. Z harasses you, you'll know it. A giant metal crab would tear the roof off of your trailer. No less than six suicide assassins would spring from its belly! I would never stoop to striking at you through some civilian proxy. And I certainly would not do it with a made-up snake!

Dr. Z: So, a snake kills your psychiatrist, and you fly all the way down here in the middle of the night to beat up an old man because of a matchbook.
Dale Hale: Yeah, sounds kind of sloppy when you say it.

Dr. Z: We never had children of our own, you see. We married late. And though my lover's mountains are both beautiful and bountiful, I'm afraid the valley below is quite barren.
Mrs. Z: I thought we could not have kids because I was your beard.
Dr. Z: Ahem-ahem.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChristopher McCulloch
Executive ProducerSteven S. H. Yoon  |  Christopher McCulloch  |  Michael Lazzo  |  Keith Crofford
Supervising ProducerCharlie Miller (3)
ProducerRachel Simon
EditorDoc Hammer
MusicJ.G. Thirlwell
Production CoordinatorAlexandra Andrew
Supervising Sound EditorDave Paterson (1)
OtherTom Bayne (1) (Animatic Director & Animo Compositor)  |  Roger Mejia (Animation Checking)  |  Carly Monardo (Character & Prop Color Key)  |  Liz Artinian (Color Supervisor)
Storyboard ArtistRafael Rosado  |  Tom Connor  |  Abigail Nesbitt  |  James Yang  |  Siobhan Mullen
Art DirectorStephen DeStefano
Character DesignerDanny Hynes  |  Martin Wittig  |  Matthew I. Jenkins
Background ArtistDenny Fincke  |  Chris Palesty  |  Ray Feldman  |  George Fort  |  Deodato Pangandoyon  |  Chris Fisher (3)
Animation SupervisorNick DeMayo
Production ManagerPeeDee Shindell
Sound EditorDamian Volpe
Special EffectsDoc Hammer
Animation DirectorJennifer Batinich  |  Kimson Albert  |  Ian Jones-Quartey
FoleyRachel Chancey
Warning: The Venture Bros. season 4 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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