The Venture Bros.

Posted by Alex Jordan on

I'm back! The lack of updates were due to quite a lot going on in the past few days, little of it enviable.

You know what else is back? The Venture Bros.

Never heard of it? It's one of the smartest and funniest shows on TV. And, yes, it's a cartoon on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. It's a satire of the old Johnny Quest cartoons, only with most of the Johnny Quest characters' stereotypes turned on their heads for great effect.

Season 4 just started, and I'd recommend that any new viewer should just jump in, but it's not that easy. The show has a fetish for continuity that goes all the way back to one-off jokes and characters from Season 1. I heartily recommend the DVDs, but a good deal of the episodes from Seasons 1 through 3 are already online.

But, seriously, what's the deal with Cartoon Network moving the air time back a half hour with each season? I'm a young professional, dammit, I need to sleep! Moving the show to 11:30 on Sunday nights for Season 3 was bad, but... now it's at midnight? That's torture.

Two of my favorite clips after the jump.

Scared straight:

Aww, the Lightning Cannon sucks!