The Venture Bros./The Doctor Is Sin
The Doctor Is Sin is the second episode of the third season of The Venture Bros., and the thirtieth episode overall. Dr. Henry Killinger arrives at Dr. Venture's lab to turn Venture Industries around, but at the same time fosters ulterior motives.
Voice Talent: James Urbaniak (Dr. Venture/Dr. Jonas Venture Jr.), Patrick Warburton (Brock Samson), Michael Sinterniklaas (Dean Venture), Chris McCulloch (Hank Venture/Dr. Henry Killinger/General Manhowers/Pete White), Doc Hammer (Billy Quizboy), Steven Rattazzi (Dr. Orpheus), Dana Snyder (The Alchemist), Paul Boocock (Jonas Venture Sr.), Lisa Hammer (Triana Orpheus), Soulbot (H.E.L.P.eR)
Venture Industries is quickly falling into an abyss of debt, something which Dr. Venture intends on remedying at all costs. However, his attempts to hire illegal immigrants as lab technicians fails because none of the immigrants have the proper requisites for the job. With that plan foiled, Venture goes to Plan B: the deliberate manipulation of a United States Army general. Venture invites the general to his home where Brock and the boys, along with Dr. Orpheus and Triana, are taking on multiple costumes and roles in order to convince him that more is going on at Venture Industries than it lets on.
Dr. Venture shows off his moving sidewalks, secret rocket boots, "stealth plane" (simply the Venture 1 painted black) and control room, which is suspiciously devoid of activity. While Venture is giving the general this tour, Brock winds up having to fight yet another villain come to take The Monarch's place as Venture's arch-rival. In the end, the general tells Venture that while he has nice things, they're the same nice things that he saw when Jonas Venture, Sr. was running the place and the government isn't interested in old ideas.
At the point that he believes all hope is lost, Dr. Venture receives a surprise visit from Dr. Henry Killinger and his magic murder bag. Killinger is hired on as a consultant for Venture Industries and immediately sets to work on re-energizing the company through methods which include building new factories, a hostile takeover of the business run by Pete White and Master Billy Quizboy, disintegrating a couple of shadowy evil-doers and the eviction of Dr. Orpheus. Although Orpheus senses that something is very wrong with what is happening, his magic can't penetrate Killinger's mask and Killinger continues about his work.
[Continued in Segment Two]
Behind the Scenes
- Rough Cut: A rough cut version of the first segment of this episode was broadcast on April 1, 2008 at 12:15AM. Although the voices were finished, the episode did not have music, sound effects, or completed animation. When the episode was animated overseas, the animators had only drawn one drawing for each three frames of film (typical for anime), rather than two frames like in Western cartoons. Although in the final cut of the episode, this was fixed, the old animation was what was seen in the sneak preview.
Allusions and References
- KISS Super Special: In 1977, Marvel Comics published the first comic book featuring the rock band KISS. As a promotional gimmick, blood from all four band members was mixed in with red dye for the first printing of the comic. When it was eventually released, the comic touted that it was printed with "real KISS blood," which was backed up by a notarized contract and photographs from the blood-taking.
- Dr. Venture: Well, you have enough to print a KISS comic book with.