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** 24 mentions ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' when 21 asks him about the meaning of life.

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** 24 mentions ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' when 21 asks him about the meaning of life.life.
* TomatoSkunkStinkCure: After busting Dr. Schumpmaker's lab, Brock Samson and Shore Leave try a tomato bath to get rid of the stench. Notably, it doesn't work, causing Hunter Gathers to comment they now smell like "tomato and crap soup".


Venture is trying to convince Billy Quizboy and Pete White to rend out one of his buildings. They enter the building and discover that SPHINX is using it as their headquarters. Venture remembers SPHINX as being a criminal organization that fought with the O.S.I. back in the day, but Gathers explains that the old SPHINX was destroyed in the "Pyramid Wars of 1987." Gathers explains that the new SPHINX is an offshoot of former O.S.I. agents who grew tired with the red tape bureaucracy of the O.S.I. and went rogue. As SPHINX, they can pursue criminals any way they want, free of the O.S.I.'s restrictions. Venture sees SPHINX as the answer to his zoning issue, but the operatives refuse, as they must remain clandestine. The compound's security system goes off, interrupting their conversation.

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Venture is trying to convince Billy Quizboy and Pete White to rend rent out one of his buildings. They enter the building and discover that SPHINX is using it as their headquarters. Venture remembers SPHINX as being a criminal organization that fought with the O.S.I. back in the day, but Gathers explains that the old SPHINX was destroyed in the "Pyramid Wars of 1987." Gathers explains that the new SPHINX is an offshoot of former O.S.I. agents who grew tired with the red tape bureaucracy of the O.S.I. and went rogue. As SPHINX, they can pursue criminals any way they want, free of the O.S.I.'s restrictions. Venture sees SPHINX as the answer to his zoning issue, but the operatives refuse, as they must remain clandestine. The compound's security system goes off, interrupting their conversation.


** 24 mentions speaking with ''StarTrek'' actor James Doohan and RasputinTheMadMonk in the afterlife.

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** 24 mentions speaking with ''StarTrek'' actor James Doohan and RasputinTheMadMonk UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk in the afterlife.


* {{Expy}}: Monstroso shares a number of similarities with MarvelComics villain ComicBook/TheKingpin, including massive size, a nice suit, and being a businessman running a criminal empire. His beard, devil hood (for "Guild business,") and devil themes also draw from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_LaVey Anton LaVey]], founder of the Church of Satan.

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* {{Expy}}: Monstroso shares a number of similarities with MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics villain ComicBook/TheKingpin, including massive size, a nice suit, and being a businessman running a criminal empire. His beard, devil hood (for "Guild business,") and devil themes also draw from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_LaVey Anton LaVey]], founder of the Church of Satan.


Outside, 21 wakes up after being knocked out by Brock. Brock commends him on his improved fighting skills and 21 reveals his plan to ambush Monstroso. Brock tells him to think bigger and the two head off. A while later, Monstroso sits at his desk. 21 (out of his costume and in [[StarWars Jedi]] robes,) enters the office. He pretends to use a Jedi mind trick, telling Monstroso to rip up the contract he signed with the Monarch. Monstroso tries to push a button to summon his henchmen, but they don't respond as 21 has "put them to bed" already. Monstroso stands up, revealing himself to be truly gigantic, and tosses the furniture in the room aside. He advances on 21, commenting that he is "twice your size." Brock joins 21, saying "not anymore," and the three battle as the credits roll.

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Outside, 21 wakes up after being knocked out by Brock. Brock commends him on his improved fighting skills and 21 reveals his plan to ambush Monstroso. Brock tells him to think bigger and the two head off. A while later, Monstroso sits at his desk. 21 (out of his costume and in [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Jedi]] robes,) enters the office. He pretends to use a Jedi mind trick, telling Monstroso to rip up the contract he signed with the Monarch. Monstroso tries to push a button to summon his henchmen, but they don't respond as 21 has "put them to bed" already. Monstroso stands up, revealing himself to be truly gigantic, and tosses the furniture in the room aside. He advances on 21, commenting that he is "twice your size." Brock joins 21, saying "not anymore," and the three battle as the credits roll.


** When 21 calls for 24 while infiltrating the compound, 24 comments: "What is this? ''IDreamOfJeannie''?"

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** When 21 calls for 24 while infiltrating the compound, 24 comments: "What is this? ''IDreamOfJeannie''?"''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''?"


* {{Expy}}: Monstroso shares a number of similarities with MarvelComics villain TheKingpin, including massive size, a nice suit, and being a businessman running a criminal empire. His beard, devil hood (for "Guild business,") and devil themes also draw from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_LaVey Anton LaVey]], founder of the Church of Satan.

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* {{Expy}}: Monstroso shares a number of similarities with MarvelComics villain TheKingpin, ComicBook/TheKingpin, including massive size, a nice suit, and being a businessman running a criminal empire. His beard, devil hood (for "Guild business,") and devil themes also draw from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_LaVey Anton LaVey]], founder of the Church of Satan.


* TheBusCameBack: This is the first time Brock has been seen since the season four opener, ''Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel.''



** 24 mentions ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' when 21 asks him about the meaning of life.
* TheBusCameBack: This is the first time Brock has been seen since the season four opener, ''Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel.''

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** 24 mentions ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' when 21 asks him about the meaning of life.
* TheBusCameBack: This is the first time Brock has been seen since the season four opener, ''Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel.''
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21 has infiltrated the compound and destroys several security devices. He calls upon the ghost of 24 to knock out the rest, but 24 explains that he can't, as he's not a poltergeist. He does say he'll take a look around, but only if 21 displays his uncanny ability to match celebrities to their signature perfumes for 24's new friends: the deceased Monarch henchman Speedy and former president WoodrowWilson. 21 does so, but 24 vanishes.

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21 has infiltrated the compound and destroys several security devices. He calls upon the ghost of 24 to knock out the rest, but 24 explains that he can't, as he's not a poltergeist. He does say he'll take a look around, but only if 21 displays his uncanny ability to match celebrities to their signature perfumes for 24's new friends: the deceased Monarch henchman Speedy and former president WoodrowWilson.UsefulNotes/WoodrowWilson. 21 does so, but 24 vanishes.


** Shoreleave refers to Brock at one point as "Brock Lobster," referencing TheB52s song ''Rock Lobster.'' He also calls Brock the [[StockNessMonster "Brock Ness Monster"]].

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** Shoreleave refers to Brock at one point as "Brock Lobster," referencing TheB52s Music/TheB52s song ''Rock Lobster.'' He also calls Brock the [[StockNessMonster "Brock Ness Monster"]].


** 24 mentions ''TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' when 21 asks him about the meaning of life.

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** 24 mentions ''TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' when 21 asks him about the meaning of life.

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* EvilSoundsDeep: Monstroso's voice is almost inhumanly deep.

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* AmoralAttorney: Monstroso. He's a ''supervillain lawyer.''
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Monstroso's MO. His double-crossing is actually ''encouraged'' by the Guild.


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* GeniusBruiser: Monstroso is a 10-foot tall giant, who is also a Harvard educated lawyer (based on the degree on the wall of his office.)
* RunningGag: Monstroso offers the Monarch a cigar four times in 90 seconds.


** When 21 calls for 24 while infiltrating the compound, 24 comments: "What is this? ''IDreamOfJeanie''?"

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** When 21 calls for 24 while infiltrating the compound, 24 comments: "What is this? ''IDreamOfJeanie''?"''IDreamOfJeannie''?"

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* ContinuityNod:
** Monstroso, who has been mentioned repeatedly in the series, going all the way back to season one, finally makes his first appearance here.
** One of the ghosts 24 has apparently met in the afterlife is Speedy, the henchman who died in the first episode, ''Dia de los Dangerous!''
** Billy remembers Gathers from when he lost his hand and eye, as seen in ''The Invisible Hand of Fate,'' but gets his memory wiped again.
* {{Expy}}: Monstroso shares a number of similarities with MarvelComics villain TheKingpin, including massive size, a nice suit, and being a businessman running a criminal empire. His beard, devil hood (for "Guild business,") and devil themes also draw from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_LaVey Anton LaVey]], founder of the Church of Satan.
* ShoutOut:
** Gathers refers to Billy "[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Short Round]]."
** Shoreleave refers to Brock at one point as "Brock Lobster," referencing TheB52s song ''Rock Lobster.'' He also calls Brock the [[StockNessMonster "Brock Ness Monster"]].
** 21 dresses as a Jedi at the end to confront Monstroso, and the exchange closely resembles Luke Skywalker's confrontation with Jabba the Hutt in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi.''
** 24 mentions speaking with ''StarTrek'' actor James Doohan and RasputinTheMadMonk in the afterlife.
** When Monarch remarks that they should fly the Monarchmobile higher to avoid tall buildings, 21 comments that the last time they did that, they ended up on ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFO_Hunters UFO Hunters]].''
** When 21 calls for 24 while infiltrating the compound, 24 comments: "What is this? ''IDreamOfJeanie''?"
** 24 mentions ''TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' when 21 asks him about the meaning of life.
* TheBusCameBack: This is the first time Brock has been seen since the season four opener, ''Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel.''

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