The Best Episodes of The Venture Bros.
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2019
Hank and Dean Venture, with their father Doctor Venture and faithful bodyguard Brock Samson, go on wild adventures facing megalomaniacs, zombies, and suspicious ninjas, all for the glory of adventure. Or something like that.
#1 - Showdown at Cremation Creek (2)
Season 2 - Episode 13
As Phantom Limb makes his stunning power play, only Brock can rally The Monarch's forces to mount a defense. The fate of almost everyone in the Venture universe hangs in the balance as The Sovereign reveals his true identity and guys and stuff explode all over the place.
#3 - Operation P.R.O.M.
Season 4 - Episode 16
Team Venture, Conjectural Technologies and the Order of the Triad come together as Dean and Hank prepare to face an obstacle that is more intimidating then anything they have confronted before: a prom to celebrate their "graduating" high school, while Dr. Venture throws out all the stops to bring the twins the best dance $500 can buy. But when things go awry, the greatest battle in Venture history looms as two old enemies - the OSI and SPHINX - clash once again.
#5 - What Color is Your Cleansuit?
Season 5 - Episode 1
A three-month period in the lives of our heroes and villains is chronicled. Dr. Venture recruits college interns to help him complete a project for J.J. in time, but things go awry. Dean makes a life-changing decision after Triana rejects him, and Billy Quizboy acquires a new archenemy.
#7 - Tag Sale - You're It!
Season 1 - Episode 10
Always short on cash, Dr. Venture decides to unload some of his father's old scientific equipment in a huge yard sale that attracts fellow scientists and super-villains alike. Everyone is supposed to be on their best behavior, but The Monarch can't resist the temptation to wreak havoc once he finds himself inside the 'belly of the beast'...nor can he find a bathroom.
#8 - The Revenge Society
Season 4 - Episode 5
The Guild of Calamitous Intent comes under attack by an insane Phantom Limb, who now goes by the name "Revenge". Meanwhile, Hank and Sergeant Hatred must protect the compound from the Guild's agents. We also learn something very interesting about Dean's birthright.
#9 - The Invisible Hand of Fate
Season 3 - Episode 3
Billy Quizboy recovers the memories of his former life as a failed TV Quizboy, the loss of his hand and eye in a dogfight, his recruitment into the OSI, and his first mission as a spy.
#12 - Showdown at Cremation Creek (1)
Season 2 - Episode 12
Dr. Girlfriend finally accepts the Monarch's wedding proposal... if he calls off his grudge with Dr. Venture. He agrees, but things take a turn for the worse when his henchmen mistakenly capture Team Venture, while the Phantom Limb vows not to take his break-up lightly.
#13 - The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (2)
Season 3 - Episode 13
Continuing after the prior episode, General Traceter (alluded to in Season 1 during Brock's License exam in Mid-Life Chrysalis) heads a OSI assault team to go after Samson and the Venture Family after the original three assassins fail to do their job. Using ingenuity to save the Venture Family once more, Brock Samson hatched a plan to force OSI and Monarch's Henchmen to fight each other instead of pursuing the family. In the aftermath of the fight, OSI gains victory after one of Monarch's Flight Suits malfunctions and ends up shooting his own minions in friendly fire. After revealing himself being on neither side of the fight, Brock makes a shocking announcement to Thaddeus and General Traceter that would affect the rest of their lives.
#14 - Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel
Season 4 - Episode 1
Henchman 21 copes with life without 24. Brock and the Venture family are forced to part ways. Discover the final fate of H.E.L.P.eR. And Dean must kill Hitler.
#15 - The Diving Bell vs. The Butterglider
Season 4 - Episode 9
Brock, Hank, and Dean must go on a fantastic voyage into Rusty's brain to find out why he's in a coma. Meanwhile, Henchman 21 demands new henchsuits, but the Monarch is too busy obsessing with his latest purchase, a butter-glider.
#16 - The Silent Partners
Season 4 - Episode 15
Conjectural Technologies' newfound success hits a snag when Billy is kidnapped by the same mysterious benefactors who invested in their company, and SPHINX launches an investigation aimed at determining who is behind these dubious financiers.
#19 - Careers in Science
Season 1 - Episode 2
The Venture family must travel to space to repair an orbiting space station that Dr. Venture's father built in the 1970s, but a mysterious space phantom could be haunting the station! Things get even more intense as Brock's presence adds heat to an already tense romantic relationship between the station's two officers.
#20 - Ice Station - Impossible!
Season 1 - Episode 7
Dr. Venture, Pete White and Master Billy Quizboy are invited to take part in a top secret government think tank run by supergenius Professor Impossible (coincidentally their former college professor), but Doc's life is in jeopardy once he learns the dark secrets of Impossible's sequestered family. Meanwhile, Hank has become a walking time bomb thanks to a stolen Cold War serum, and Brock and Dean must race the clock to save him.
#21 - Tears of a Sea Cow
Season 3 - Episode 8
The Monarch gets word that Dr. Venture and Brock are at a science conference, and decides to launch an attack on the Venture compound.
#23 - The Buddy System
Season 3 - Episode 5
Dr. Venture decides to raise money by running a Day Camp for Boy Adventurers. Things don't go quite as planned when a giant ape gets loose, Action Johnny loses it, Sgt. Hatred arrives for an unscheduled bush burning, Hank gets a new friend who pushes Brock's buttons, and the Monarch sends the Moppets in to spy.
#24 - Now Museum, Now You Don't
Season 3 - Episode 9
Dr. Jonas Venture Jr. builds a museum in honor of his "father," and invites all of Jonas Sr.'s old friends and enemies to the grand opening.