The BEST Episodes of The Venture Bros.

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2020

Network: Adult Swim

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.

Operation P.R.O.M.

#1 - Operation P.R.O.M.

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 21, 2010

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.

star 8.84
483 votes
Everybody Comes to Hank's

#2 - Everybody Comes to Hank's

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 3, 2010

Hank opens a detective agency and enters a dark world of sinister crime and shady women.

star 8.70
387 votes
Showdown at Cremation Creek (2)

#3 - Showdown at Cremation Creek (2)

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 15, 2006

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.

star 8.70
330 votes
Directors: Jackson Publick
Writers: Doc Hammer, Jackson Publick
What Color is Your Cleansuit?

#4 - What Color is Your Cleansuit?

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 2, 2013

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.

star 8.60
402 votes
Bot Seeks Bot

#5 - Bot Seeks Bot

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 14, 2013

Brock goes undercover to rescue a volunteer undercover operative helping the OSI track down the Council of 13, and ends up in a night club... of doom!

star 8.54
306 votes
The Revenge Society

#6 - The Revenge Society

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 15, 2009

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.

star 8.49
480 votes
Directors: Jackson Publick
Writers: Doc Hammer
The Invisible Hand of Fate

#7 - The Invisible Hand of Fate

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 15, 2008

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.

star 8.44
394 votes
Directors: Jackson Publick
Writers: Jackson Publick
O.S.I. Love You

#8 - O.S.I. Love You

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 30, 2013

The OSI manage to capture Monstroso and Molotov. But things go horribly wrong and afterward Internal Affairs tries to work out what really happened.

star 8.43
385 votes
The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (2)

#9 - The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (2)

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 24, 2008

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.

star 8.42
458 votes
Directors: Jackson Publick
Writers: Doc Hammer, Jackson Publick
Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel

#10 - Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 18, 2009

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.

star 8.37
540 votes
Directors: Jackson Publick
Writers: Doc Hammer, Jackson Publick
The Diving Bell vs. The Butterglider

#11 - The Diving Bell vs. The Butterglider

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 12, 2010

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.

star 8.34
468 votes
Arrears in Science

#12 - Arrears in Science

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 20, 2018

The Morphic Trilogy reaches its conclusion in a decades-spanning tale of friendship, betrayal and mass murder that overwrites Venture history.

star 8.34
167 votes
Showdown at Cremation Creek (1)

#13 - Showdown at Cremation Creek (1)

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 8, 2006

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.

star 8.33
426 votes
Directors: Jackson Publick
Writers: Doc Hammer, Jackson Publick
The Silent Partners

#14 - The Silent Partners

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 24, 2010

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.

star 8.33
397 votes
Spanakopita

#15 - Spanakopita

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 23, 2013

A figure from Dr. Venture's past haunts him during his annual vacation to Spanikos.

star 8.32
336 votes
It Happening One Night

#16 - It Happening One Night

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 7, 2016

Avant-garde supervillains try to arch Dr. Venture while Hank searches for love in a den of ninjas.

star 8.32
324 votes
Red Means Stop

#17 - Red Means Stop

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 21, 2016

The Guild decide to team up with O.S.I. and eliminate a common threat using Dr. Venture as bait.

star 8.31
318 votes
The Devil's Grip

#18 - The Devil's Grip

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 21, 2013

When Rusty is apparently killed by the Monarch, Hatred sends the boys off to live with their godparents, and then turns to Twenty-One for help to infiltrate the Flying Cocoon and recover Rusty's body.

star 8.31
297 votes
Momma's Boys

#19 - Momma's Boys

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 7, 2013

Dean pays a visit to the mystery woman in his life, while Hank and Dermott play a prank on Dr. Venture which leads him on a quest to find his mystery friend and rescue him.

star 8.28
340 votes
Tears of a Sea Cow

#20 - Tears of a Sea Cow

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 20, 2008

The Monarch gets word that Dr. Venture and Brock are at a science conference, and decides to launch an attack on the Venture compound.

star 8.26
364 votes
Directors: Jackson Publick
Writers: Doc Hammer
The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (1)

#21 - The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (1)

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 17, 2008

The OSI has put a termination contract on Brock's head, and three top assassins plan to collect. Meanwhile, the Monarch and Sgt. Hatred battle to see who will be Dr. Venture's arch.

star 8.24
496 votes
Directors: Jackson Publick
Writers: Doc Hammer, Jackson Publick
Any Which Way But Zeus

#22 - Any Which Way But Zeus

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 26, 2010

Someone is capturing heroes and villains and taking them to a super death camp. The forces of good and evil must join forces to stop their mysterious captor.

star 8.23
413 votes
Writers: Doc Hammer
A Party for Tarzan

#23 - A Party for Tarzan

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 14, 2016

The Guild targets Dr. Venture, but do they have the right man?

star 8.22
324 votes
Ice Station - Impossible!

#24 - Ice Station - Impossible!

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 18, 2004

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.

star 8.21
372 votes
Directors: Jackson Publick
Writers: Jackson Publick
Tanks for Nuthin'

#25 - Tanks for Nuthin'

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 29, 2016

A super-widow surfaces and makes Dr. Mrs. The Monarch's job difficult while a criminal genius tries to arch Dr. Venture.

star 8.20
325 votes