This Cartoon Network satire of the old 1960-1970’s Johnny Quest tv series, The Venture Brothers explores the question what Johnny Quest would have grown up like under a narcissistic absentee dad; the answer is pretty screwed up but funny as hell. The show revolves around a mediocre pill popping bald aging super scientist Rusty Venture son on billionaire globe trotting child neglecting adventurer Jonas Venture. Along with his 2 death prone clone sons Hank and Dean And their crazy womanizing bodyguard, Brock Samson rounding out the dysfunctional family unit. I love this show because it pulls no punches and can make you crack a rib from laughing all at the same punch. The comic genius of the show’s creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer is apparent in the interaction between Rusty and his “Arch” arch-villain The Monarch a guy with a too specific butterfly fetish.
Time Commitment: 4 Seasons