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The Venture Bros.: Pomp and Circuitry

Hank and Dean "graduate" from their learning beds, and wonder what to do with their lives. Meanwhile, Phantom Limb escapes the Guild and goes to Professor Impossible in the hopes of recreating the accident that gave him his phantom powers.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x10
Airdate: Sunday September 19th, 2010

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
James Urbaniak
voiced Phantom Limb
Christopher McCulloch
voiced Sgt. Hatred / Hunter Gathers / Dragoon / Watch / Roy Brisby
Doc Hammer
voiced Billy Quizboy / Shoreleave / Ward / Rod Mantle
Bill Hader
voiced Professor Impossible / Phage
T. Ryder Smith
voiced Baron Ünderbheit / Dean Harris / Otto Aquarius
Paul Boocock
voiced Jonas Venture Sr. / University President / Homeless Vet
Main Cast
James Urbaniak
voiced Dr. Thaddeus S. "Rusty" Venture / Various
Michael Sinterniklaas
voiced Dean Venture / Various
Christopher McCulloch
voiced Hank Venture / The Monarch / Various
Patrick Warburton
voiced Brock Samson


Hank and Dean wake up in their learning beds when the tape of Dr. Jonas Venture Sr. informs them that they have graduated and they're now ready for college. Dean takes the electronically-printed diploma from his bedside and tells his brother that they've graduated, but they realize that Hank hasn't received his diploma...

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Episode Quotes
Dean: What's a guidance counselor?
Billy Quizboy: Usually it's a guy you barely know who gives you career advice, even though his career is a guidance counselor, and sometimes he helps get you into college.

Billy Quizboy: So, uh, what did you put down?
Hank: Ahem! Number one--"drifter."
Billy Quizboy: All right, okay, that's not really a career, Hank. It's like the opposite of a career.
Hank: Ah, but you don't need to go to college to be one, right? Plus, you get paid to just walk around all day reading sexy letters, like the guy in Red Shoe Diaries.
Billy Quizboy: He wasn't a drifter. The guy's getting all his mail. That implies a fixed address.
Hank: Okay, fine. Then, like, David "The Hulk" Banner.
Billy Quizboy: Well, David Banner's real name is actually Dr. David Bruce Banner. So he's a scientist.
Hank: Oh, then I don't want to be that.

Hank: I want to join up with you guys.
Hunter Gathers: Well, my boot wants to join up with your ass, and I'm about to throw 'em a shotgun wedding!

Dean Harris: So, uh, where'd you go to high school, young Dean?
Dean: Oh, I was...
Rusty: The boy was homeschooled.
Dean: I have an electronic grandpa bed that talks to me while I sleep.

Hank: Yeah. I feel like that Jewish guy who lost all his powers when they cut his hair off.
Brock: Uh, Samson?
Hank: Lenny Kravitz. It's not all about you, you know?
Brock: Yeah.

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 ArtistTom Connor  |  Abigail Nesbitt  |  Siobhan Mullen
Character DesignerDanny Hynes  |  Martin Wittig  |  Matthew I. Jenkins
Background ArtistChris Palesty  |  Ray Feldman  |  Denny Fincke  |  George Fort  |  Deodato Pangandoyon  |  Chris Fisher (3)
Production ManagerPeeDee Shindell
Sound EditorDamian Volpe
Special EffectsDoc Hammer
Animation DirectorIan Jones-Quartey  |  Jennifer Batinich  |  Kimson Albert
FoleyRachel Chancey
Warning: The Venture Bros. season 4 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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