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.

Showdown at Cremation Creek (2)

#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.

star 9.00
6 votes
Writers: Doc Hammer, Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick
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Bot Seeks Bot

#2 - Bot Seeks Bot

Season 5 - Episode 7

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 9.00
3 votes
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Operation P.R.O.M.

#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.

star 8.90
11 votes
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Everybody Comes to Hank's

#4 - Everybody Comes to Hank's

Season 4 - Episode 12

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

star 8.80
8 votes
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What Color is Your Cleansuit?

#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.

star 8.80
5 votes
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Spanakopita

#6 - Spanakopita

Season 5 - Episode 4

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

star 8.80
4 votes
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Tag Sale - You're It!

#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.

star 8.60
5 votes
Writers: Doc Hammer
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The Revenge Society

#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.

star 8.60
11 votes
Writers: Doc Hammer
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The Invisible Hand of Fate

#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.

star 8.50
8 votes
Writers: Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick
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The Devil's Grip

#10 - The Devil's Grip

Season 5 - Episode 8

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 8.50
2 votes
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Tanks for Nuthin'

#11 - Tanks for Nuthin'

Season 6 - Episode 5

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

star 8.50
2 votes
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Showdown at Cremation Creek (1)

#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.

star 8.40
9 votes
Writers: Doc Hammer, Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick
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The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (2)

#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.

star 8.40
10 votes
Writers: Doc Hammer, Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick
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Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel

#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.

star 8.40
12 votes
Writers: Doc Hammer, Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick
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The Diving Bell vs. The Butterglider

#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.

star 8.40
10 votes
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The Silent Partners

#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.

star 8.40
8 votes
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O.S.I. Love You

#17 - O.S.I. Love You

Season 5 - Episode 5

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 8.40
5 votes
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It Happening One Night

#18 - It Happening One Night

Season 6 - Episode 6

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

star 8.34
288 votes
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Careers in Science

#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.

star 8.30
8 votes
Writers: Doc Hammer, Ben Edlund
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Ice Station - Impossible!

#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.

star 8.30
6 votes
Writers: Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick
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Tears of a Sea Cow

#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.

star 8.30
7 votes
Writers: Doc Hammer
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Momma's Boys

#22 - Momma's Boys

Season 5 - Episode 6

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 8.30
4 votes
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The Buddy System

#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.

star 8.20
9 votes
Writers: Doc Hammer
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Now Museum, Now You Don't

#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.

star 8.20
9 votes
Writers: Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick
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The Lepidopterists

#25 - The Lepidopterists

Season 3 - Episode 10

The Monarch leads an attack on his new arch-nemesis, Dr. Jonas Venture Jr., at his base on Spider Skull Island.

star 8.20
10 votes
Writers: Doc Hammer
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