History ShoutOut / TheVentureBrothers

11th Jul '16 9:13:00 AM IvanovTroping97
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* In one episode, Billy's roommate Pete is seen playing a game that looks like ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'', and even mentions doing a mission for the Yardies.

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* In one episode, the episode "Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean", Billy's roommate Pete is seen playing a game that looks like ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'', and even mentions doing a mission for the Yardies.
11th Jul '16 8:03:21 AM IvanovTroping97
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* In one episode, Billy's roommate Pete is seen playing a game that looks like ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'', and even mentions doing a mission for the Yardies.
23rd Apr '16 10:29:16 PM aye_amber
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** Rusty's first name, Thaddeus, and appearance, are a shout-out to [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'s arch-nemesis, Doctor Sivana.
* Hank's outfit is clearly based on that of Fred from ''ScoobyDoo'', a fact that other characters have remarked on, and Dean's clothes and haircut are reminiscent of [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker's]] from his debut. Dean's pajamas are... Spider-Man themed. Hank's are ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, and as a somewhat beefy blond he actually looks a little like the King of the Seas. To drive it further home, the apartment Dean lives in during his summer internship at Impossible Industries is almost exactly the same as Peter's from the [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy movies]].
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' is a particularly popular subject. Usually [[LampshadeHanging patently obvious]]. This escalated to the point that, upon seeing the sheer volume of them while recording commentary on every episode of Season 2, Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick dared each other to avoid direct Star Wars references for all of Season 3, with the loser having to revert to their eighth-grade haircut.
* Dr. Jonas, Jr. and "Venture Team" combined to form Ventron. [[Anime/{{Voltron}} "And I'll form the head!"]]
* This show does lots and [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to various bands and musicians. Music/LedZeppelin, The Stooges, The Buggles, Duran Duran (not named but directly referenced), Bjork, Adam and the Ants, Depeche Mode, TheResidents, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Jesus Jones have all been explicitly name checked. DavidBowie was alluded to at least three times in various fashions before his appearance at the end of season two with Klaus Nomi and Iggy Pop.
** In "What Goes Down Must Come Up", the first of the Rusty's that Dr Venture comes across has the same hairdo and outfit as the singer in The Prodigy's video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmin5WkOuPw&NR=1&feature=fvwp Firestarter]], which includes running at random in underground tunnels.
* At one point, Henchman #21 tries to get Henchman #24 to team up with him as "Jet Boy and Jet Girl", just to make a reference to a French indie band despite neither of them qualifying as "Jet Girl".
* Dr Orpheus' observation in "Self-Assisted Suicide" that "the doors of perception have opened all at once" could be counted as a double ShoutOut: once to the book of the same title, and once to The Doors, who named themselves after said book.
* The occasional ray-gun sound effect is a dead ringer for the ones in ''[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]]''.

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** Rusty's first name, Thaddeus, and appearance, are a shout-out to [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'s Marvel's]] arch-nemesis, Doctor Sivana.
* Hank's outfit is clearly based on that of Fred from ''ScoobyDoo'', ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo,'' a fact that other characters have remarked on, and Dean's clothes and haircut are reminiscent of [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker's]] from his debut. Dean's pajamas are... Spider-Man themed. Hank's are ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, and as a somewhat beefy blond he actually looks a little like the King of the Seas. To drive it further home, the apartment Dean lives in during his summer internship at Impossible Industries is almost exactly the same as Peter's from the [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy movies]].
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' is a particularly popular subject. Usually [[LampshadeHanging patently obvious]]. obvious.]] This escalated to the point that, upon seeing the sheer volume of them while recording commentary on every episode of Season 2, Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick dared each other to avoid direct Star Wars ''Star Wars'' references for all of Season 3, with the loser having to revert to their eighth-grade haircut.
* Dr. Jonas, Jr. and "Venture Team" combined to form Ventron. [[Anime/{{Voltron}} "And "[[Anime/{{Voltron}} And I'll form the head!"]]
head!]]"
* This show does lots and [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] {{shout out}}s to various bands and musicians. Music/LedZeppelin, The Stooges, The Buggles, Duran Duran Music/TheStooges, Music/TheBuggles, Music/DuranDuran (not named but directly referenced), Bjork, Adam Music/{{Bjork}}, Music/AdamAndTheAnts, Music/DepecheMode, Music/TheResidents, Music/LadysmithBlackMambazo, and the Ants, Depeche Mode, TheResidents, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Jesus Jones Music/JesusJones have all been explicitly name checked. DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie was alluded to at least three times in various fashions before his appearance at the end of season two with Klaus Nomi Music/KlausNomi and Iggy Pop.
Music/IggyPop.
** In "What Goes Down Must Come Up", Up," the first of the Rusty's that Dr Dr. Venture comes across has the same hairdo and outfit as the singer in The Prodigy's Music/TheProdigy's video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmin5WkOuPw&NR=1&feature=fvwp Firestarter]], com/watch?v=wmin5WkOuPw Firestarter,]] which includes running at random in underground tunnels.
* At one point, Henchman #21 tries to get Henchman #24 to team up with him as "Jet Boy and Jet Girl", Girl," just to make a reference to a French indie band despite neither of them qualifying as "Jet Girl".
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* Dr Dr. Orpheus' observation in "Self-Assisted Suicide" that "the doors of perception have opened all at once" could be counted as a double ShoutOut: once Once to the book of the same title, and once to The Doors, Music/TheDoors, who named themselves after said book.
* The occasional ray-gun sound effect is a dead ringer for the ones in ''[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]]''.He-Man.]]''
19th Apr '16 10:29:26 AM erforce
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* A (fake) flashback in the first season shows Hank and Dean dressed like IndianaJones and [[Series/MagnumPI Thomas Magnum]] respectively. This is also how Chip and Dale dressed in ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', making this a rare double ShoutOut.

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* A (fake) flashback in the first season shows Hank and Dean dressed like IndianaJones Franchise/IndianaJones and [[Series/MagnumPI Thomas Magnum]] respectively. This is also how Chip and Dale dressed in ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', making this a rare double ShoutOut.
30th Mar '16 11:03:26 PM GryphAvo
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* The episode titled "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Color_is_Your_Parachute%3F What Color is Your Jumpsuit?]]"

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* The episode titled "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Color_is_Your_Parachute%3F What Color is Your Jumpsuit?]]"Cleansuit?]]"
21st Mar '16 4:05:25 PM supergod
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* Superhero references ''everywhere'' in Season 6: in the very first episode of the season, we're introduced to the Crusaders Action League (itself a reference to Archie Comics' Mighty Crusaders) comprised of Stars and Garters (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica with a civilian persona based on [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Flash Thompson]]), Warriana (Wonder Woman with a costume like Thor's), Fallen Archer (a pretty even combination of Hawkeye and Green Arrow), and Night Dick (Ghost Rider plus The Spirit, possibly with shades of Batman). In following episodes, we learn that there used to be a hero called [[Franchise/TheGreenHornet the Blue Morpho with a Chinese martial artist sidekick]], one of the supervillains set to arch Rusty is Think Tank, an allusion to M.O.D.O.K., and the Spider-Man expy shows up again.

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* Superhero references ''everywhere'' in Season 6: in the very first episode of the season, we're introduced to the Crusaders Action League (itself a reference to Archie Comics' Mighty Crusaders) {{Archie Comics}}' MightyCrusaders) comprised of Stars and Garters (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica (an amalgamation of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and {{Archie Comics}}' The Shield with a civilian persona based on [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Flash Thompson]]), Warriana (Wonder Woman with a costume like Thor's), Fallen Archer (a pretty even combination of Hawkeye and Green Arrow), and Night Dick (Ghost Rider plus The Spirit, possibly with shades of Batman). In following episodes, we learn that there used to be a hero called [[Franchise/TheGreenHornet the Blue Morpho with a Chinese martial artist sidekick]], one of the supervillains set to arch Rusty is Think Tank, an allusion to M.O.D.O.K., and the Spider-Man expy shows up again.
21st Mar '16 1:54:11 AM Emperor_Oshron
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* In ''Red Means Stop'', Red Death channels Creator/LiamNeeson from ''Taken'' almost verbatim, saying his now-famous PapaWolf line to Monarch and #21 over the phone. In his typical fashion, #21 of course lampshades this.
** In the same episode, the setup that [[spoiler: #21]] put other supervillains in instead of killing them is reminiscent of the ''Saw'' franchise, namely that they're in a run-down bathroom and chained to the wall.
11th Mar '16 2:05:25 PM StFan
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* Phantom Limb's original outfit (Minus the invisible arms and legs) is designed after that of ThePhantom.

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* Phantom Limb's original outfit (Minus the invisible arms and legs) is designed after that of ThePhantom.ComicStrip/ThePhantom.
7th Mar '16 6:11:02 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* Superhero references ''everywhere'' in Season 6: in the very first episode of the season, we're introduced to the Crusaders Action League comprised of Stars and Garters (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica with a civilian persona based on [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Flash Thompson]]), Warriana (Wonder Woman with a costume like Thor's), Fallen Archer (a pretty even combination of Hawkeye and Green Arrow), and Night Dick (Ghost Rider plus The Spirit, possibly with shades of Batman). In following episodes, we learn that there used to be a hero called [[Franchise/TheGreenHornet the Blue Morpho with a Chinese martial artist sidekick]], one of the supervillains set to arch Rusty is Think Tank, an allusion to M.O.D.O.K., and the Spider-Man expy shows up again.

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* Superhero references ''everywhere'' in Season 6: in the very first episode of the season, we're introduced to the Crusaders Action League (itself a reference to Archie Comics' Mighty Crusaders) comprised of Stars and Garters (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica with a civilian persona based on [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Flash Thompson]]), Warriana (Wonder Woman with a costume like Thor's), Fallen Archer (a pretty even combination of Hawkeye and Green Arrow), and Night Dick (Ghost Rider plus The Spirit, possibly with shades of Batman). In following episodes, we learn that there used to be a hero called [[Franchise/TheGreenHornet the Blue Morpho with a Chinese martial artist sidekick]], one of the supervillains set to arch Rusty is Think Tank, an allusion to M.O.D.O.K., and the Spider-Man expy shows up again.


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* When 21 gets the other henchmen to kill [[spoiler: Tim-Tom and Kevin]] in ''Devil's Grip'' as those responsible for 24's death, the others start chanting, "Hench has killed hench! Hench has killed hench!", lifting the line almost directly from ''BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes'', TropeNamer ([[spoiler: and subversion]]) for ApeShallNotKillApe.
4th Mar '16 3:34:18 PM justanid
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* Dermott's room in the special ''From the Ladle to the Grave'' has a few posters that are blurred out, with the exception of [[WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}} Dethklok]]''.

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* Dermott's room in the special ''From the Ladle to the Grave'' has a few posters that are blurred out, with the exception of [[WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}} Dethklok]]''.Dethklok]].
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