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Viva los Muertos!

Postby aoifestorm » Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:53 pm

Oh my god, how is it possible that this show gets so much better every week?  How?
  Obviously, I loved this episode. 
Hooray for Venturestein, his love of prostitutes and his African-American head.  Yay also, for him wearing Hank's batman mask at the end. :D
  I am so happy they did this Scooby parody.  SO disturbing, so so much fun.  The use of the sound effects was perfect...one of my favorites was when Val tried to feel up Patty. The fake Scooby, and his dialogue...the stuff of nightmares. This was so great.
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Brock's deathvine hallucinations...messed up and fabulous.  Nekkid Brock riding a pink dolphin, and then enountering the lady with the head of his old drill seargant, wow.  That Dr. Orpheus party was pretty cool.  The Blacula Killa had no lines, though.  :-\

The ending, yarr next week should be interesting to sy the least, after this.  Brock was very sweet to take Venturestein to see a prostitute, though.
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Postby Sheana_Molloy » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:56 pm

An incredibly disturbing episode, even for VB.  Hilarious, though.

Thanks a lot, Ben Edlund, Scooby Doo will never be the same again!
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Re: Viva los Muertos!

Postby Officer 1BDI » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:43 pm

aoifestorm wrote:Brock was very sweet to take Venturestein to see a prostitute, though.


I thought that, too.  Sweet, in it's own disturbing way.  :P

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Postby c_nordlander » Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:17 pm

Best title ever.

Perhaps not *quite* as brilliant as last week's episode, but that's a matter of fractions. The messed up Scooby gang was the highlight - it certainly made my day. And yay for the reappearance of (post-op) Hunter Gathers!

Hmm, the whole clone continuity has been exploited in two episodes in a row now. Makes you wonder if Hank and Dean are going to catch on eventually.

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Postby missy_misery » Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:34 pm

...now THAT is the winner for Darkest VB episode evar! 

I liked Brock's existential crises:

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Dr. O putting him through a Kool Aid acid test to bring about his spiritual awakening - love it!

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Dr. V gets creepier every episode, and Brock gets more sympathetic, which is interesting. 

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The weirded out Cult!Scooby gang was the piece's real jaw-dropper.  They had a character quote the SCUM manifesto!  On air!  Now that's bold television. The Scooby sound effects killed, too.

Generally, the entire piece was simultaneously hillarious and really dark, darker than usual VB canon (I think the first ep NOT written by Doc or Jackson?), which made it feel sort of AUish (if such a thing exists in Venture!canon).  Someone said on Mantis-Eye that this is the ultimate Halloween Venture ep, and I agree.  In short, around a A- for me. 

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Postby gkscotty » Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:33 pm

Seemed pretty damn good, but I think there was a problem with the sound in the version I downloaded. Disappointing, as it seemed like it was funny but I couldn't make lines out sometimes...

Wish it was available on DVD over here.
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Postby Sheana_Molloy » Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:50 pm

gkscotty wrote:Wish it was available on DVD over here.


Season 2 may be out on DVD as soon as March, from what I've heard.  Here's hopin'. :)

And Chris, seeing as how they're Hank and Dean...probably never.  :P
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Postby gkscotty » Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:25 pm

Season 1's not out in the UK yet.
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Postby Sheana_Molloy » Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:21 pm

What, really?  Damn.  There aren't any copies of various regions available on the internet or anything?
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Re: Viva los Muertos!

Postby aoifestorm » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:32 pm

Awww, I didn't realize that next weekend is the season finale. :(  So bummed.
  I need season 1 on DVD, and if season 2 comes out in March, hopefully I can get it for a birthday present.

Haha Missy, yayyy that you recognized them slipping in a bit of the SCUM Manifesto! Makes sense that they called her Val. 
Still, I demand to know what happened to the faux Scooby ladies.
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Postby Stretch_Dude » Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:46 am

gkscotty wrote:Seemed pretty damn good, but I think there was a problem with the sound in the version I downloaded. Disappointing, as it seemed like it was funny but I couldn't make lines out sometimes...

Wish it was available on DVD over here.


I actually had the same problem when I watched it on Sunday. The sound and music kept drowning out the dialogue. (And, of course, the episode had no closed-captioning, furthering my annoyance.)
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Re: Viva los Muertos!

Postby missy_misery » Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:12 am

aoifestorm wrote:Haha Missy, yayyy that you recognized them slipping in a bit of the SCUM Manifesto! Makes sense that they called her Val. 

Still, I demand to know what happened to the faux Scooby ladies.


Heh!  I like I Shot Andy Warhol, so after seeing the movie I researched a bit of Valarie's work.  I love it when the show goes places like that...

I sense they'll pop up again - there's no such thing as a lost plot thread in Venturedom.
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Re: Viva los Muertos!

Postby hadisia » Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:00 pm

Molloy the Catburglar wrote:
gkscotty wrote:Wish it was available on DVD over here.

Season 2 may be out on DVD as soon as March, from what I've heard.  Here's hopin'. :)


Really? That would be fantastic - I don't watch TV at college, so I can only see the season two episodes on YouTube.
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