|"Guess Who's Coming to State Dinner"|
|The Venture Bros. episode|
|Written by||Jackson Publick and Ben Edlund|
|Original air date||September 10, 2006|
|List of The Venture Bros. episodes|
Guess Who's Coming to State Dinner is the ninth episode of Season 2 and the overall twenty-second episode of The Venture Bros.
Bud Manstrong has a microchip implanted in his brain after Gargantua 1 crashes. His mother is planning on using said chip to have her son assassinate the President.
Dr. Venture, Brock, Bud Manstrong and his mother attend a dinner given by the President.
Bud Manstrong is wearing a black, mourning armband; as Lt. Baldavitch is never heard of again, the implication is that she has died in the crash.
Meanwhile the ghost of Abraham Lincoln recruits Dean and Hank to help stop the assassination.
Dr. Venture has invented a portable force-field generator, which he plans on selling to the government.
- Agent Hauser's name is probably a reference to on of the recurring characters in the William S. Burroughs books Junky, Naked Lunch (and others); the infamous cops Hauser and O'Brian.
- The entire episode is a loose parody of The Manchurian Candidate, which is explicitly referenced by the ghost of Abraham Lincoln.
- Colonel Bud Manstrong's line at the end of the episode "My God it's full of stars." Is a reference to Dr. Dave Bowman's final words in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
| Preceded by:|
| The Venture Bros. episodes|
September 10th, 2006
| Followed by:|
"I Know Why the Caged Bird Kills"