Venture Bros. Season 3
I happened to punch in "Venture Bros. Season 3" in the Amazon search plane, and bingo - Brocko has a release day! March 24, the best show on television is on the disk. This is also the day that will free up about 420 minutes on my trusty TiVo home appliance.
And the best part of this find was the packaging to Jackson Publik's masterpiece, which I have displayed for you as well.
In case you haven't discovered the show for yourself - even though, I'm fairly sure I might have mentioned it a few thousand times - When The Venture Bros. came on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim in 2004, creator Jackson Publick and partner Doc Hammer built their show on the simple concept, a Jonny Quest parody - which centered on half assed adventure parody and supervillain archetypes slathered in compulsively nerdy dialogue. Much like the Tick. But they took it further and built a rich, self-mocking universe around super-scientist Dr. Rusty Venture, his twin idiot sons Hank and Dean, and their butterfly-costumed nemesis the Monarch. What makes their show different than the typical stoner fare found on Adult Swim is that Publick and Hammer work their plot tangents into a larger story, all while testing the tempers, moral flexibility, and bantering talents of venal heroes and bureaucratically regulated villains. The show's third season throws further shocks into the larger story they're telling.
I mean - look at this box art!
How can you not totally dig this?
I hope there is a mini game inside the second disk where you can actually shoot down the Monarch's henchmen!
In other, semi-related news, the original gag - Jonny Quest - live action feature is moving forward. Moviehole reports that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is definitely Bannon, and l Zac Efron is in line to play Jonny, even though he's 17-years-old, and Jonny was, what 10?
No word who will be playing Hadji the turbaned magic boy. Do you smell what the Brock is cookin'?
My hope is that the movie will spark interest in a fifth season of my favorite show. The fourth is due out... uh, sometime Fall 2009? An episode called, "Handsome Ransom" which I would speculate would tie up the cliffhanger of the end of season 3.