Venture Bros: Are You There God? It’s Me, Dean

I seem to have missed something. What prompts Brock’s massacre of the Monarch’s henchmen? Is that Brock’s gift to the Monarch, lest the Monarch feel bored and disappointed on his birthday?
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12 Responses to “Venture Bros: Are You There God? It’s Me, Dean”
  1. sheherazahde says:

    The Monarch’s Birthday

    Is that Brock’s gift to the Monarch, lest the Monarch feel bored and disappointed on his birthday?

    Yes, exactly. He just did it to cheer the Monarch up.

    • greyaenigma says:

      Re: The Monarch’s Birthday

      There’s definitely a hint of that, but I also got the sense that Brock just thought it was his duty. Plus, it’s just his… idiom.

      • craigjclark says:

        Re: The Monarch’s Birthday

        The little grin he shoots him right after The Monarch thanks him is what sells me on the concept of it being his “present.” Of course, on the commentary track Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer say that’s something that came to light after the fact and that it wasn’t necessarily the intention at the script stage.

    • thunder24 says:

      Re: The Monarch’s Birthday

      Brock is my hero for exactly this reason. I can’t even picture anybody but Warburton pulling that off. =D

  2. mitdasein says:

    I didn’t know what “venture bros” was, but when I went to Google I accidentally typed “venture bris.” That would be a whole different story!

    • popebuck1 says:

      Well, since we already know one of the brothers is circumcised and the other isn’t (Dr. Venture has a line, “(Hank/Dean)! Stop being jealous of (Dean/Hank)’s circumcision!”), they could very easily have that episode in the upcoming season!

  3. Anonymous says:

    It combined Brock’s two great loves…
    A) helping people
    B) killing people

  4. eronanke says:

    Yep. Just to help the Monarch spice up his birthday.

  5. toliverchap says:

    Yes . . . sort of

    Well a big part of the Venture humor is this understanding between super scientists (protagonists) and thier super villians. If you watch all of season 1 you eventually can see that there is quite a complicated political system established between civil authorites (police, judicial, etc.) and the Guild of Calamitous Intent (GCI) whereby this relationship can be furthered toward the inevitable adventurous carnage and hilarity that such an understading seems to motivate. The Monarch wants conflict he wants Dr. Thaddeus Venture to dispise him as he says I think in the episode you are citing: ” . . . that’s my thing.” So when Brock creates some chaos it brings with it the excitement that villians and protagonists need. All about that codependence between good guy and bad guy like in Heat.

  6. rennameeks says:

    Isn’t that the point of having lots and lots of henchmen? To kill them off? 😀

    Standard action sequence fare. 😉 The more henchmen you have, the more henchmen you have to kill off, and the more opportunities you have for “oooh, gross/awesome!” death sequences.

    Kill Bill Vol. 1’s Crazy 88 fight comes to mind.