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Top 15 Star Wars Venture Brothers References

Star Wars references in television shows are everywhere. Don't believe us? Well, then check out this Wikipedia entry on that very subject. However, one show that is among the very best at integrating nods to our favorite galaxy far, far away is "The Venture Brothers". Here's our Top 15 favorites.  Go Team Venture!

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These Guys!


Hit List: What list from Star Wars and The Venture Brothers would be complete without at least one shot of some convention-goers clad in costumes?

Venture Brothers Henchmen Clone Trooper

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#15
"There is another..."

Season 1 - Episode 13 - "Return to Spider-Skull Island"

Hit List: Doctor Venture has a vision in which his father reveals a secret that's been gnawing at him (pun intended) for some time. "There is another... Venture." Sound familiar? Doctor Venture replies to his father, "Why are you talking like Yoda?"

Doctor Venture Fetus

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#14
"Search your feelings..."

Season 2 - Episode 23 - "I Know Why the Caged Bird Kills"

Hit List: Myra Brandish tells the Venture boys that she's their mother. Since she's got "the crazies", Hank and Dean refuse to accept her assertion - upon which she responds, "Search your feelings boys... you know it to be true."

Myra Brandish Hank and Dean Venture

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#13
Girl Hitler and Lando Calrissian's Masked Revelations

Season 2 - Episode 20 - "Love-Bheits"

Hit List: As Team Venture is escorted down the hall in Baron Werner Üderbheit's lair, one guard slightly pulls down their mask... revealing Lando Calrissian! Just kidding... it's Girl Hitler!

Girl Hitler Lando Calrissian Mask

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#12
"I am your father!"

Season 1 - Episode 9 - "Are You There God? It's me, Dean"

Hit List: In typical arch-enemy fashion, The Monarch taunts Hank Venture with, "Hank... Hank! I am your real father!" Then he cackles at his own joke.

Hank Venture and the Monarch

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#11
Colonel Horace Gentleman's Toy Wishlist

Season 2 - Episode 18 - "Twenty Years to Midnight"

Hit List: Colonel Horace Gentleman lists the toys he wishes he had as a lad but weren't invented yet. Among them are the Imperial AT-AT Walker and Luke Skywalker's X-Wing Pilot Costume.

Colonel Horace Gentleman Imperial AT-AT

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#10
The Lurking Kubaz Spy

Season 1 - Episode 12 - "Trial of the Monarch"

Hit List: As Doctor Byron Orpheus enters the courtroom for The Monarch's trial, we glimpse a Kubaz spy outside the courtroom door. Garindan, is that you?

Garindan Kubaz Spy

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#9
Wookiee Life Day

Special Episode - "A Very Venture Christmas"

Hit List: At the Venture Christmas party, Doctor Orpheus chats with Doctor Venture about "made up" holidays. Orpheus uses Kwanzaa and Wookiee Life Day as prime examples.
 

Doctor Byron Orpheus Wookiee Life Day

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#8
Baron Ünderbheit and Darth Vader's Meditation Chamber

Season 2 - Episode 20 - "Love-Bheits"
Hit List: As Baron Ünderbheit prepares for his "wedding", we glimpse him getting his hair and jaw attached in a Vader-esque meditation chamber.

Baron Underbheit Darth Vader Meditation Chamber
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#7
"...I have to take a Count Dooku."

Season 2 - Episode 19 - "Victor. Echo. November."
Hit List: Trapped in a stall in the bathroom, Henchmen 21 tells Henchman 24 to, "Get out of here... I have to take a Count Dooku."

Henchmen Count Dooku

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#6
Doctor Venture and Ponda Baba's Severed Arms

Season 2 - Episode 19 - "Victor. Echo. November."

Hit List: Doctor Venture's bloody, severed arm is reminiscent of the arm of a certain Aqualish thug who met the working end of Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber in Chalmun's Cantina.
 

Doctor Venture Ponda Bab Severed Arm

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#5
Billy Quizboy and Luke Skywalker's Prosthetics

Season 2 - Episode 19 - "Victor. Echo. November."

Hit List: After Billy Quizboy patches Doctor Venture's severed arm back on, he briefly pokes around with his own prosthetic hand in a nod to 2-1B doing the same to Luke Skywalker's prosthetic hand in "The Empire Strikes Back".

Billy Quizboy Luke Skywalker's Prosthetic Hands

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#4
A Certain Co-Pilot

Season2 - Episode 26 - "Showdown at Cremation Creek (Part 2)"

Hit List: Conjured from a trading card by The Alchemist, Nien Nunb co-pilots the X-1. That's not Lando in the backseat... it's Jefferson Twilight!

Nien Nunb Venture Brothers X-1 Co-Pilot

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#3
"I thought he smelled bad...on the outside!"

Season 2 - Episode 17 - "Escape to the House of Mummies Part II"

Hit List: As Hank shivers in the freezing Arctic winds, Brock Samson does the only thing he can do to keep him warm - cut open the belly of the deceased Edgar Allan Poe and stuff Hank in. Reminiscent of when Han sliced open the tauntaun in "The Empire Strikes Back", Brock even says, "And I thought he smelled bad on the outside!"

Brock Samson Edgar Allan Poe tauntaun

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#2
Best Group Costume?

Season 2 - Episode 20 - "Love-Bheits"

Hit List: Team Venture never wins best group costume. Why? Remember the bit from Sesame Street - "One of these kids is doin' his own thing"? Well, you've got Brock as Chewbacca, Doctor Venture as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Dean as Princess Leia and Hank as... "The Bat"

Brock Samson Chewbacca

Dean Venture Slave Leia

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#1
Henchman 21's Lightsaber Skills

Season 1 - Episode 10 - "Tag Sale, You're It!"

Hit List: In one of the most memorable moments in Venture Brothers history, Henchman 21 purchases a lightsaber at Doctor Venture's tag sale and promptly uses it to attack Brock Samson. The joke within the joke is that his approach is clearly a nod to the internet sensation The Star Wars Kid. Of course, 21's attack on Brock is fruitless as the saber blade is a hologram.


Henchman 21 Star Wars Lightsaber


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