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Trivia: The Venture Bros.
  • Actor Allusion: Kevin Conroy, who also does the voice of Batman, plays a wealthy superhero who likes to take on young boys as sidekicks.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Dr. Girlfriend is voiced by Doc Hammer, who uses the most masculine voice that he can manage.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
    • Dana Snyder, the voice of The Alchemist, is also the voice of Master Shake on Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
    • The creators mentioned (when on a panel for a DragonCon) that they asked Snyder to sound more like Master Shake when voicing the Alchemist than he had originally done.
      Doc Hammer: "That was Batman. Batman's readin' crap that we wrote."
      Jackson Publick: "Yeah... don't be afraid to sound more like Batman!"
    • General Treister is voiced by Toby Huss, who also voiced Kahn and Cotton Hill in King of the Hill. Cotton and Treister sound almost exactly alike, and both being crackpot southern military men, it makes sense.
    • Stephen Colbert as Prof. Impossible. At first, anyways.
    • Orpheus' Master sounds suspiciously like Jon Benjamin, aka Benjamin Katz or Coach McGuirk.
    • Brock is Joe Swanson from Family Guy, aka Patrick Warburton. He's also Kronk, making the role Hilarious in Hindsight, because he was the big sidekick guy to a skinny, inept mad scientist there, too.
    • Fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) can recognize Dean Venture's voice as Michael Sinterniklaas, who plays Leonardo. Newcomers to the series will probably say "Hey, it's Nnoitra from Bleach!"
    • "Self Medication," guest-starring John Hodgman, Seth Green, Patton Oswalt, and Brendon Small, is basically "Hey, It's That Voice!: The Episode."
    • Nathan Fillion as Brown Widow.
    • Retroactively subverted in "Ghosts of the Sargasso". One of the pirates is a spit for Seasick Steve, baseball cap included, but he barely talks, if at all (and of course the voice actor wouldn't be Seasick Steve).
    • James Urbaniak shows up in the Fallout: New Vegas DLC "Old World Blues" as Dr. 0, and pretty much every line he speaks is a glorious, unapologetic Actor Allusion to Dr. Rusty Venture, to the point where he even says certain phrases Rusty's said in the show, the exact same way he said them, in the exact same voice. He's even the robotics expert in the group of Mad Scientists, he's grumpy, untrusting, and employs a lot of Buffy Speak. He also totally broke a bunch of robots on purpose. If you have the game's "Wild Wasteland" perk, you can even find a broken "Walking Eye" in one of Dr. 0's old labs.
    • Ben (the guy from the Halloween special) is Cave Johnson.
    • It's hard to tell (making it more of a Hilarious in Hindsight-type thing upon reading the cast list), but Baron Underbheit and Otto Aquarius are both voiced by T. Ryder Smith, aka Sander Cohen.
    • Amber Gold is Birdgirl
  • One of Us: In the commentary for "The Diving Bell vs. the Butterglider", Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick mention several trope names before specifically stating that they read TV Tropes.
    • Pretty much every character has made some kind of geeky reference at some point. "What Color Is Your Cleansuit" reveals The Monarch and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch even have Cosplay sex. Although Dr. Mrs. The Monarch isn't a fan of Game of Thrones like her husband is, and thinks when he mentions Drogo, he said Drago, as in the Rocky character instead.
  • The Other Darrin: Professor Impossible has the most voices actors out of all the characters. One for the pilot (Peter McCulloch), another for the first two seasons (Stephen Colbert), a third for a single season three episode (Series creator Jackson Publick (Christopher McCulloch)), and finally, his most recent one for season four (Bill Hader) who has voiced him in the most episodes.
  • Shrug of God: After an episode was made that strongly implied if not stated outright who the boys' mother was, the creators said that they're still not sure themselves whether or not she is, as they don't plan too far ahead with episodes and it just sort of happened.
  • Talking to Himself: Every comedy duo in the show except for the Venture boys themselves (Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend, 21 and 24, the Murderous Moppets, Billy and White, Watch and Ward, Doe and Cardholder) are voiced by writers Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick; Publick also voices Hank, Sergeant Hatred, Action Man, Col. Gentleman, Ned, the Pirate, and Dr. Henry Killinger. He talks to himself a lot as a result. Doc Hammer does it the most often between Dr. Girlfriend and 21, while James Urbaniak gets in on the act with all Dr. Venture/Jonas, Jr. conversations. The season four episode "The Revenge Society" has Urbaniak in a three-way conversation with himself, but the writers try to keep the number of Talking to Himself instances down. For example, any time 21 and 24 interact with the Venture twins, 21 always pairs up with Hank so that Jackson Publick doesn't play both sides of the conversation; similarly, most of these characters are often kept inside their Cast Herds so that they do not interact with the voices most similar to their own (the Action Man has yet to talk to Sgt. Hatred, for instance, while 21 and Billy are always kept far away from each other).
    • Literally, at one point, when Hank makes a quick recording on his watch to describe his first time, before getting his memory wiped. Turns out he knows himself exceedingly well.
  • Throw It In: Doc Hammer commented that it is impossible to stop H. John Benjamin when he wants to ad-lib, and as a result his dialogue is a middle ground between the original script and Benjamin's ad-libs.
  • Too Soon: "Handsome Ransom" involves a Captain Ersatz of Superman and Batman who takes a shine to Hank as his new Robin. It involves "sleepovers" and giving him lots of toys. For what it's worth, the season had started production before Michael Jackson died.
  • What Could Have Been: Listening to the creator commentary on some episodes is kind of sad once you hear how many interesting tidbits had to be cut for time:
    • The Freudian dream sequence in "The Doctor is Sin" had a fairly interesting backstory that had to be cut.
    • "Doctor Quymn, Medicine Woman" was slated to have a flashback implying that Dr. Quymn could be the boys' biological mother (hence why she resembles Dean so much) as well as some Pet the Dog moments for Dr. Venture.
    • A deleted scene on the season four vol disc would have shown Dr Killinger showing up to help The Revenge Society recapture some of that sweet, sweet evilness.
      • The post credits scene of "Bot Seeks Bot" shows that he actually did visit them, and has apparently been with them for a while offscreen.
  • At the 2010 SDCC Venture Bros panel, Patrick Warburton revealed that he drives a '69 Dodge Charger. Apparently his son found it online and insisted that he had to get it.

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