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The Venture Bros.: Momma's Boys

Hank and Dermott's prank on Rusty goes horribly wrong, and Hank gets himself committed with Twenty-One to fix things. Meanwhile, Dean goes to visit the secret woman in his life, and Dr. Orpheus makes a dramatic entrance.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x6
Airdate: Sunday July 07th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (comedy channel) Nov 17, 2014

Guest Stars
James UrbaniakJames Urbaniak
voiced Jonas Venture Jr.
Christopher McCullochChristopher McCulloch
voiced Sgt. Hatred / Teddy / Cop 1 / Radical Left / Cuckoo Clocker (as Chris McCulloch)
Doc HammerDoc Hammer
voiced 21 / Dermott
Joanna P. AdlerJoanna P. Adler
voiced Myra Brandish
John HodgmanJohn Hodgman
voiced Guard / Maybe Man / Cop 2
Steven RattazziSteven Rattazzi
voiced Dr. Orpheus
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


Night at the Venture compound, and Rusty checks on Hank. Hank and Dermott are playing dress-up, and Rusty agrees to let Dermott stay over if he takes out the garbage. Hank is happy someone else is taking out the garbage. Rusty then checks on Dean, who is burning vanilla candles in his attic room, and tells him to get to bed and stay off the phone in ten minutes because he's expecting a call. ..

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Episode Quotes
Rusty: And no sexting.
Dean: Do you even know what that means?
Rusty: GIPO, I'm FOL, Code 9. TTYL. That's "Get your pants off. I'm fond of leather. My parent or guardian is near. I will talk to you later" in sexting language. Daddy is hip to it, Dean.

Dean: Aww! I knew she wasn't our mom. That would have been a good thing, and I don't get good things.
Hank: Yeah, it's just too bad that a raving lunatic that wanted to make you a baby again and then push you up her lady hole isn't our real mom. Real tragedy.
Dean: Yeah, good point.

Dr. Orpheus: Magic reveals little more than questions. She is a capricious light that tickles the intellect and begs us to peer into the newly illuminated truth.
Dermott: Yeah, that's, uh, totally confusing.
Dr. Orpheus: Then I, again, have done my job.

Cultural References
Hatred: Doc, these are the kinds of trees that disembowel scarecrows looking for wizards.

In The Wizard of Oz (1939), the Scarecrow is torn apart by the trees of the Haunted Forest and left to lie.

Dermott: Like freakin' Dr. Bombay?

Dr. Bombay (Bernard Fox) was the "witch" doctor who appeared on Bewitched and its spinoff, Tabitha. He could typically be summoned from wherever he was in time and space by calling his name.

Indian breaking through a window:

The conclusion of the 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has a similar scene of an Indian picking up a water fountain and throwing it through a window to make his escape from an insane asylum.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorChristopher McCulloch
Executive ProducerChristopher McCulloch  |  Doc Hammer  |  Michael Lazzo  |  Keith Crofford
Supervising ProducerShannon Prynoski  |  Chris Prynoski
ProducerDave McGrath
EditorElizabeth Winter
MusicJ.G. Thirlwell
OtherDoc Hammer (Additional Graphics & Animation)
Character DesignerDanny Hynes  |  Chris George (2)
Animation DirectorJennifer Batinich
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