The BEST Episodes of The Venture Bros.

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2019

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

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 8.76
156 votes
Everybody Comes to Hank's

#2 - 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 8.56
147 votes
The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (2)

#3 - 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 8.49
158 votes
Writers: Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer
The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (1)

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

Season 3 - Episode 12

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 8.49
169 votes
Writers: Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer
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 8.48
250 votes
O.S.I. Love You

#6 - 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 8.44
234 votes
I Know Why the Caged Bird Kills

#7 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Kills

Season 2 - Episode 10

The Monarch continues to rebuild his villainous empire with the aid of his shadowy new Number 2, Dr. Henry Killinger, but Henchman 21 is suspicious of the deadly foreigner's unctuous charms. Meanwhile, as Dr. Orpheus attempts to exorcise a Japanese demon from Dr. Venture, a mysterious woman from Doc's past resurfaces. And she'd kill to find out where Hank and Dean are.

star 8.43
152 votes
Writers: Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer
Showdown at Cremation Creek (2)

#8 - 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 8.39
147 votes
Writers: Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer
Handsome Ransom

#9 - Handsome Ransom

Season 4 - Episode 2

The Monarch decides to settle for cash as the best revenge on Dr. Venture and takes Hank and Dean hostage. However, Hank is rescued by Captain Sunshine, who wants a new boy sidekick to replace his fallen comrade Wonder Boy.

star 8.38
175 votes
Writers: Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick
Pinstripes & Poltergeists

#10 - Pinstripes & Poltergeists

Season 4 - Episode 8

While the Monarch schemes to dispose of Dr. Venture once and for all, Henchman 21 seeks revenge on Brock for the death of 24.

star 8.38
152 votes
The Invisible Hand of Fate

#11 - 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 8.38
154 votes
Writers: Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick
Arrears in Science

#12 - Arrears in Science

Season 7 - Episode 3

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

star 8.37
158 votes
Self-Medication

#13 - Self-Medication

Season 4 - Episode 6

While Dr. Venture goes into therapy with other boy adventurers, Sgt. Hatred takes Dean and Hank to the movies, only to have a relapse.

star 8.36
151 votes
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 8.35
181 votes
Writers: Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer
Red Means Stop

#15 - Red Means Stop

Season 6 - Episode 8

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

star 8.35
282 votes
It Happening One Night

#16 - 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
287 votes
Bot Seeks Bot

#17 - 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 8.34
212 votes
Assassinanny 911

#18 - Assassinanny 911

Season 2 - Episode 3

When Brock is reactivated by the Office of Secret Intelligence to track down a rogue agent, he subcontracts his ex-girlfriend, the malevolently mercenary Molotov Cocktease, to protect the Venture Compound from enemies within and without. Love is in the air! Or is it...murder?

star 8.34
170 votes
Writers: Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick
Showdown at Cremation Creek (1)

#19 - 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 8.30
155 votes
Writers: Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer
Hate Floats

#20 - Hate Floats

Season 2 - Episode 2

Aided by Henchman 21, 24, and a ragtag band of roughneck new recruits, the Monarch attempts to rebuild his villainous empire and rekindle his relationship with Dr. Girlfriend. A showdown at the local shopping mall forces his hand, and he struggles to choose between revenge and reconciliation amidst a sea of violence. Meanwhile a wounded Brock falls into the clutches of The Phantom Limb, Hank drives Brock's car, and Dr. Venture gets an eye full.

star 8.28
179 votes
Writers: Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer
Assisted Suicide

#21 - Assisted Suicide

Season 4 - Episode 14

Dr. Venture is possessed by an entity that attempts to make him commit suicide, and Dr. Orpheus tries to save him.

star 8.28
151 votes
Return to Spider-Skull Island

#22 - Return to Spider-Skull Island

Season 1 - Episode 13

Dr. Venture finally learns the secret of his recurring womb nightmares when a stomach tumor turns out to be something far more sinister. In a fit of jealousy over their mistaken belief their father is pregnant, the boys run away from home. But their newfound freedom is short lived once they run afoul of the law and land themselves in a 'Scared Straight'-style outreach program headed by none other than the recently incarcerated Monarch.

star 8.28
168 votes
Writers: Christopher McCulloch as Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer
The Devil's Grip

#23 - 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 8.27
234 votes
Momma's Boys

#24 - 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 8.27
216 votes
Bright Lights, Dean City

#25 - Bright Lights, Dean City

Season 4 - Episode 13

Dean ends up interning with Professor Impossible, and discovers that his new employer is a member of the Revenge Society.

star 8.26
145 votes