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The Venture Bros.: SPHINX Rising

Twenty-One recruits some new henchmen to join his SPHINX organization, unaware that they're members of the old villainous SPHINX. Meanwhile, the Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend infiltrate the Venture compound posing as beaver inspectors in a bid to plant explosives and destroy Rusty once and for all.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x3
Airdate: Sunday June 16th, 2013

Guest Stars
Christopher McCullochChristopher McCulloch
voiced Sgt. Hatred / Hunter Gathers / Commander
Doc HammerDoc Hammer
voiced Henchman 21 / Shoreleave
Larry MurphyLarry Murphy
voiced Diamond Backdraft / Man in Robe
Tim MeadowsTim Meadows
voiced Wind Song
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)


Twenty-One attacks a Farm City Super-Farms truck traveling through the desert. He busts into the back only to discover that Brock and Shoreleave are running an undercover operation for OSI. The truck has gone off the road, killing their eight-year-old witness, Short Division, and Brock prepares to kill Twenty-one for screwing up. He takes back his crossbow instead as Twenty-One complains that he was just trying to do SPHINX things since they left him in charge of SPHINX...

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Episode Quotes
Rusty: I'm getting real sick of that ex-henchman being a better bodyguard than the ex-villain I hired. It's so depressing when you say it out loud.

Twenty-One: I'm recruiting now, Grandpa, so bite me.
Hatred: Whip the little guy out. I'll go get Doc's microscope.
Twenty-One: Oh, I got a Shai-Hulud down here. There's a Paul Maud'dib riding this worm, my friend.

The Monarch: Creep in! Let them gather their hampers in preparation for a mighty wash load of fear-stained trousers. and just as they start the pre-treat... zap! sizzle! Acid magnet!

Cultural References
Twenty-One: Oh, I got a Shai-Hulud down here. There's a Paul Maud'dib riding this worm, my friend.

In the Dune novels by Frank Herbert, the local Freman of Arrakis calls the sandworms the Shai-Hulud, and Paul Atriedes, their savior, Paul Maud'dib.

The Monarch: With our Scooby-Dooby-Doo magic masks.

In the various Scooby Doo series, Scooby's bad guys wear incredibly detailed masks that make the user look exactly like whatever monster they're impersonating, no matter how different their face and head shape are from the monster.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChristopher McCulloch
Executive ProducerChristopher McCulloch  |  Doc Hammer  |  Michael Lazzo  |  Keith Crofford
ProducerDave McGrath
EditorElizabeth Winter
MusicJ.G. Thirlwell  |  Doc Hammer
OtherDoc Hammer (Additional Graphics & Animation)
Character DesignerChris George (2)  |  Danny Hynes  |  Martin Wittig
Sound EditorGlenfield Payne
Animation DirectorJennifer Batinich
Main TitleDoc Hammer
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