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The Venture Bros.: Assisted Suicide

Rusty tries to kill himself, but Orpheus realizes he's possessed by an outside influence. While the necromancer travels through the levels of Rusty's mind, the real culprit lies in bed... unaware that Henchman 21 and Dr. Mrs. the Girlfriend are growing romantically closer.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x14
Airdate: Sunday October 17th, 2010

Guest Stars
James UrbaniakJames Urbaniak
voiced The Rusties / Rusty's Women
Steven RattazziSteven Rattazzi
voiced Dr. Byron Orpheus
Christopher McCullochChristopher McCulloch
voiced Sgt. Hatred / Pete "Thantos" White / Tim-Tom
Doc HammerDoc Hammer
voiced Henchman 21 / Billy "Eros" Quizboy / Shoreleave / Kevin
Main Cast
James UrbaniakJames Urbaniak
voiced Dr. Thaddeus S. "Rusty" Venture
Michael SinterniklaasMichael Sinterniklaas
voiced Dean Venture
Christopher McCullochChristopher McCulloch
voiced Hank Venture / The Monarch
Patrick WarburtonPatrick Warburton
voiced Brock Samson
Doc HammerDoc Hammer
voiced Dr. Girlfriend (Dr. Mrs. the Monarch)


Hank, Dean, Sgt Hatred, Brock, Orpheus, and Shoreleave are playing football on the compound yard, and Sgt Hatred reminds Brock they're playing touch football. Shoreleave is mad that he isn't on the skin teams Brock senses that someone is in his car and runs to the garage, while Dean waits for someone to pass to him...

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Episode Quotes
Dr. Byron Orpheus: Mr. Venture is not suicidal.
Shoreleave: Oh, really? Why is he trying to hang himself from your tie?
Dr. Byron Orpheus: Because Mr. Venture is possessed!

Kevin: That's it. I'm going to bash the door down with my secret mind powers. Back up, Tim-Tom.
Tim-Tom: You don't have secret mind powers.
Kevin: That's because they're secret. Maybe even to me.
Tim-Tom: I have a key to the door
Kevin: Oh, whatever. It's just, now we'll never know about secret mind powers.

Dr. Mrs. the Monarch: Gary, you've seen too much.
Henchman 21: I've seen my only real friend die. I've seen a giant penny roll over a guy dressed like a rainbow. I've seen the Donkey Kong kill screen. I've seen attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
Dr. Mrs. the Monarch: Oh, G-A-R-Y! You ain't got no alibi! You're Gary! What, what?!? You're Gary!
Henchman 21: Okay, I have not seen that ever

Cultural References
Dr. Orpheus: This isn't a Gallagher 2 tour.

Gallagher is a stand-up prop comedian famed for smashing watermelons on stage and splattering the pieces on the front rows of his audience.

Henchman 21: You think he's going to bring back a pissed-off Billy Mahoney with him?

Billy Mahoney is a character in the 1990 movie Flatliners, which involved ghostly figures haunting med students who deliberately inflicted near-death experiences on themselves. Mahoney is a figure who appears to haunt Nelson (Kiefer Sutherland).

Henchman 21: I've seen attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.

This line is from the 1982 movie Blade Runner. A dying replicant, Roy Batty, describes all the astonishing things that he's seen.

Henchman 21: We must drink. This is tranya.

As noted, the line is from the original Star Trek episode "The Corbomite Maneuver", when Balok, an alien played by a very young Clint Howard in a bald wig, offers the Enterprise visitors a drink.

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)
Re-Recording MixerDave Paterson (1)
AnimatorMiguel Martinez-Joffre
OtherTom Bayne (1) (Animatic Director & Animo Compositor)  |  Roger Mejia (Animation Checking)  |  Carly Monardo (Character & Prop Color Key)  |  Liz Artinian (Color Supervisor)
Storyboard ArtistMike Borkowski  |  Tom Connor  |  Kim Arndt  |  Abigail Nesbitt  |  Dan Shefelman  |  Siobhan Mullen
Character DesignerRick Lacy  |  Matthew I. Jenkins  |  Martin Wittig  |  Danny Hynes
Background ArtistRay Feldman  |  Denny Fincke  |  Chris Palesty  |  George Fort  |  Deodato Pangandoyon  |  Chris Fisher (3)
Production ManagerPeeDee Shindell
Sound EditorGlenfield Payne
Special EffectsDoc Hammer
Animation DirectorIan Jones-Quartey  |  Jennifer Batinich  |  Kimson Albert
FoleyRachel Chancey
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