Creative show never ceases to entertain


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“The Venture Bros.” 12th season will soon air on Adult Swim. It is one of the most anticipated shows for the network this year.

By Jared Amdahl, Opinion Editor

Seldom does a show like “The Venture Bros.” come along.

The animated series aired on “Adult Swim” in 2003 and is returning for its sixth season later this year. Exactly when is still to be announced.

For those of you who do not know the series, I shall lend a few paragraphs of insight.

“The Venture Bros.” is a cartoon-animated parody of every childhood cartoon character and super-hero or super-villain combination you have ever been exposed to, along with other popular cultural references as well.

Most closely comparable to “Johnny Quest,” the classic 1964 animated children’s adventure show, “The Venture Bros.” follows brothers Hank and Dean Venture, their bodyguard and their ne’er-do-well super-scientist father.

To introduce the sixth season’s release, the producers of the show debuted an hour-long special that aired on Jan. 19, which is not only as good as it needed to be, but it also intrigues you on such a level that you are sure to watch the new-season debut later this year.

This episode is easily one of the best to have been released for the show.

Titled “All This and Gargantua-2” the episode plays off of a “Star Wars” theme that packs so many events into 60 minutes that it has to watched multiple times before it can all be understood.

The producers tie up loose ends in the cast, as some characters are killed off, while others are introduced into new roles for their personalities.

And who could ask for much more?

Your favorite show stops airing, and a couple of years later it comes back even bigger and better than it was before.

“The Venture Bros.” is great because it’s a show that is completely continuous. Each episode is determined by the events that took place in previous episodes.

It is a nerd’s biggest dream and best friend, The entire show is a giant reference unto itself.

The long periods between the release of each season has not only increased the show’s longevity, but its popularity as well.

This will be the show’s sixth season in the last 12 years, and it is also one of the most anticipated shows of the year for Adult Swim.

While it is a cartoon show, and at many times the plot lines are ridiculous, each character still has qualities that you can relate to.

One of the lead producers of the show, Doc Hammer, explains the idea that the show is about how everybody is flawed. And while it can get in the way sometimes, being terrible at stuff is also a wonderful phenomenon to behold.

As Hammer said, “It’s about the beauty of failure. It’s about that failure happens to all of us — every character is not only flawed, but sucks at what they do, and is beautiful at it and Jackson and I suck at what we do, and we try to be beautiful at it, and failure is how you get by.

“It shows that failure’s funny, and it’s beautiful and it’s life, and it’s OK, and it’s all we can write because we are big — failures.”