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The Venture Bros.: A Very Venture Halloween

On Halloween night, Dermott and Hank dare Dean to go into a nearby haunted house. Meanwhile, Orpheus, Alchemist and Jefferson host the Brimstone Assembly while Rusty and Hatred take bets on whether tricker-or-treaters will make it through the defense system.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x0
Airdate: Sunday October 28th, 2012
Special Airtime: 11:30 pm

Guest Stars
Christopher McCullochChristopher McCulloch
voiced Sgt. Hatred / Pete White / Dragoon / Curse
Doc HammerDoc Hammer
voiced Dermott / Billy Quizboy / The Outrider / Red Mantle / Toaster Face
Steven RattazziSteven Rattazzi
voiced Dr. Orpheus
Charles ParnellCharles Parnell
voiced Jefferson Twilight
Dana SnyderDana Snyder
voiced The Alchemist
H. Jon BenjaminH. Jon Benjamin
voiced The Master
J.K. SimmonsJ.K. Simmons
voiced Ben (Old Man Potter)
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


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Episode Quotes
Alchemist: I am so glad we're having a party!
Dr. Steven Orpheus: This is not a party, Al. We are charged with hosting the 331st meeting of the Brimstone Assembly!
Alchemist: Uh-huh. Sure. So where do you want me to assemble the chips and dip?
Dr. Steven Orpheus: Oh, by my mini-fajitas, I think would be nice. Or with the cheeses, since they are more of an appetizer.

Jefferson Twilight: I have yet to meet a woman who doesn't dress sexy on Halloween. Witch? No, sir. Sexy witch. Freddy Krueger? Nope! Sexy Freddy Krueger. Umm. Sexy Freddy Krueger.

Hank: Dean, we are men. Old enough to grow hair on our balls! Now it's time we use 'em before something else grows on 'em!

Toaster Face: Submit to desire. I offer you ultimate pleasure. Your thirst, your lust is hunger. Submit to my toast, my pleasure toast. You hunger for it.

The Master: You've lost the true meaning of Christmas. This is the day that a baby was born to remind us that we shouldn't raise an army of dead guys just because we can!

Cultural References
Dermott: I'm the Crow!

The Crow is a comic book character, Eric Draven, brought back from the dead to avenge the death of himself and his fiancee.

Dr. Steven Orpheus: Jefferson, this isn't The Craft.

The Craft is a 1996 teen horror movie about four high school girls who are witches.

Red Mantle: We're merely in the guise of the Two-headed Man. I'm Rosey Grier.

The Thing With Two Heads is a 1972 blackploitation/horror movie with Rosey Grier as a wrongly-convicted death row convict who has a white racist's head transplanted onto his body as part of an experimental procedure.

Jefferson Twilight: Freddy Krueger? Nope! Sexy Freddy Krueger.

Freddy Kreuger is a fantasy serial killer in the Nightmare on Elm Street film and TV franchise who haunts the dreams of his victims and kills them.

Dermott: Go home, put on the Kidz Bop version of Thriller, then watch the Peanut Special like every year.

The Kidz Bop version of Thriller was released on the 2004 Halloween album. Thriller is a Michael Jackson horror-themed song and music video, and the Peanut Special is It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

Dermott: I'm sure it is, Richie Rich.

Richard Rich is the world's richest kid, as seen in the comics and a movie adaptation.

Alchemist: So where's the twist, Bullwinkle?

In The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show, Bullwinkle often tries to a magic trick by pulling a rabbit out of a top hat, but it inevitably goes wrong.

Toaster Face: Submit to desire. I offer you ultimate pleasure.

Toaster Face and his "hell" are a parody of Pinhead in the Hellraiser movies.

Hank: He's watching the Twilight Zone marathon with the grownups.

The Twilight Zone (1959-64) was an anthology TV series created and primarily written by Rod Serling that featured tales of the strange and fantastical.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChristopher McCulloch
Executive ProducerDoc Hammer  |  Christopher McCulloch  |  Michael Lazzo  |  Keith Crofford
Supervising ProducerChris Prynoski  |  Shannon Prynoski
ProducerDave McGrath
Associate ProducerPeeDee Shindell
EditorElizabeth Winter
MusicJ.G. Thirlwell
Supervising Sound EditorDave Paterson (1)
Re-Recording MixerDave Paterson (1)
OtherDoc Hammer (Additional Graphics & Animation)  |  Liz Artinian (Color Supervisor)
Storyboard ArtistTom Connor
Character DesignerChris George (2)  |  Danny Hynes
Background ArtistRay Feldman  |  George Fort  |  Chris Fisher (3)
Sound EditorDamian Volpe
Animation DirectorJennifer Batinich  |  Kimson Albert
FoleyRachel Chancey
Main TitleDoc Hammer
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