It's the B-list characters -- Jefferson Twilight! Number Twenty Four! Truckules! -- that really make Venture Bros. for me. Luckily, it's apparent that the fine folks at Slacktory share my unwholesome love for these minor characters, including one of my favorites -- Brock Samson's mentor Col. Hunter Gathers. Get a look at the Hunter S. Thompson-inspired black ops bigwig's finest moments in this supercut, and stick around for a look at some of the greatest forces for evil in the history of the show with a supercut of Venture Villains. Caution: Contains spoilers, watch at your own risk.
The Venture Bros. season five finally premieres June 2nd at Midnight on Adult Swim. The new season picks up just moments after the finale of season four, and promises to have the Venture team face off against a whole host of enemies both external and internal. The show's first season is available to stream on Netflix, and you can pick up the rest on DVD, or just watch this eight-minute recap of the first four seasons to get caught up on all the major plot points you need to know going into the new season.
A while back, fans got a pretty awesome Christmas gift in the form of a season five announcement for The Venture Bros. What better news than a season five for everyone's favorite intricately detailed parody universe, you ask? A season six, of course! Giving us all the good news on his blog, Jackson Publick announced that the real life Team Venture signed a new contract with Adult Swim for two more seasons of the show, as well as a long-form (60-90 minute) Venture Bros. special, the platform of which--television or direct-to-DVD--has not yet been determined, along with an 11 minute Venture Bros. special that they'll be animating and producing entirely in-house.
This is certainly good news, as more Venture Bros. is definitely better than less, and we can only barely begin to imagine what's in store for the most intricate universe on television. Will 21 finally embrace his good guy destiny? Is Molotov really gone? Will Hank and Dean embrace their seemingly mapped-out fate in which they grow up to be the new Brock and Rusty? Will we all still miss 24? How many more times will they say "sphinx?" Thankfully, we'll have at least two more years and a couple of specials to find out.
(Publick Nuisance via Topless Robot)
Venture Bros. Season 5 Announced + Annual Venture Christmas Song Released! It’s a Christmas Miracle!
Adult Swim geek opus The Venture Bros. is coming back for a fifth season! Christopher McCulloch, otherwise known as Jackson Publick, gave Venture fans the best Christmas present of all last night on his blog:
P.S. One last Christmas gift: I promised "news" the last time I was here. And though I'm not at liberty to disclose the full details just yet, I am happy to at least be able to tell you that we were not lying in the end credits of our season finale: The Venture Bros. will indeed return. More on that later... Happy Holidays!
To go along with this wonderful news, the Venture team released their annual Christmas song, "Fan Club Christmas Album 2010," performed by Hank and Dermott's (awful-but-hilarious) band, Shallow Gravy.