Something Ventured, Nothing Gained S2E1 – “Powerless in the Face of Death”

A re-watch of The Venture Brothers continues!

Join Christiana Ellis, Justin Diehl, and Jared Axelrod for a re-watch of the greatest cartoon ever!

In this episode, they begin Season 2 with: “Powerless in the Face of Death”!

Music is “Found Friday” by Chooch Schubert

Find all things Jared Axelrod at JaredAxelrod.com

And Justin Diehl podcasts here.

Richard Green does geeky things here!

Notes:

Why were the Three Musketeers called “Musketeers”?

The song from the opening sequence is the Aquagen Remix of  “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)” by Tim Cox and Nigel Swanston featuring Rozella (YouTube)

The opening sequence bears remarkable similarities to the video for Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf”

Brock’s syringe: Filled with Dexter’s drug?

The Monarch’s gathering of contraband resembles the opening of HBO’s “Oz”

Where does the phrase “tow-headed” come from?

“Porkchop Sandwiches!”

The “Viceroy butterfly” vs the Monarch

What happens in the event of just one brother’s death?

Is Doc's "girlfriend" Skye dressed like Lola?

Is Doc’s “girlfriend” Skye dressed like Lola?

 

You be the judge! This is Lola from the film "Run Lola Run", starring Franka Potente

You be the judge! This is Lola from the film “Run Lola Run”, starring Franka Potente

 

Young Hector alongside Boy Adventurer: Rusty Venture

Young Hector alongside Boy Adventurer: Rusty Venture

 

Hadji alongside Boy Adventurer Jonny Quest

Hadji alongside Boy Adventurer Jonny Quest

 

 

Mister Dark, from "Something Wicked This Way Comes"

Mister Dark, from “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary AKA 21, with his "Porkchop Sandwiches" tee-shirt and buttons which resemble the logos for Green Lantern, The Flash, and the Punisher

Gary AKA 21, with his “Porkchop Sandwiches” tee-shirt and buttons which resemble the logos for Green Lantern, The Flash, and the Punisher

Carol Ann and her mother, covered with ectoplasm from the goo portal in Poltergeist.

Carol Ann and her mother, covered with ectoplasm from the goo portal in Poltergeist.

 

Dr. O, covered with ectoplasm from the goo-portal

Dr. O, covered with ectoplasm from the goo-portal

 

A tasteful reproduction Noguchi coffee table by Herman Miller. Now imagine it in a gorilla's crotch.

A tasteful reproduction Noguchi coffee table by Herman Miller. Now imagine it in a gorilla’s crotch.