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"Spanakopita!"
Episode no. Season 5
Episode 4
Directed by Jackson Publick
Written by Jackson Publick
Original air date June 23, 2013
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Spanakopita is the fourth episode of the Season 5 and the overall fifty-eighth episode of the Venture Bros.

PlotEdit

Doc decides to take Sergeant Hatred, Pete White and Billy to a festival he has been attending for the last twenty years on a small Greek island. While discussing whether or not White and Billy can go, Rusty exclaims he will refresh their "Doc Tales" which is an umbrella term for original alcoholic drinks Thaddeus Venture has created. He takes them since both Hank and Dean are busy with their own affairs and cannot attend. Pete and Billy argue over whether or not to go since Pete is afraid of the sun, quoting, "I'm an albino!" Eventually he is convinced to go.

They arrive in the X-1 and are surprised to see the X-2 parked offshore. It is later revealed that Augustus St. Cloud had come to arch Billy and ruin their fun, and Hatred begins to get suspicious of the locals.

The episode is named for the festival that takes place on the island. It is revealed that the entire festival was made up to cheer up young Rusty Venture after the locals had kidnapped him years prior, and was created on the spot after the Greek cuisine of the same name.

TriviaEdit

  • It is revealed that Brock Samson has at least two illegitimate sons in the episode.
  • Two characters appearing to be the Monarch's late parents can be seen on the speedboat that Jonas Venture Sr. gets on in the beginning of the episode.
  • The original 'Spanakopita Festival' took place during the weekend of Jacqueline Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis' wedding (20 October 1968) to which Jonas and the members of the original Team Venture were invited guests.
  • In Billy's dream sequence, St. Cloud and Dr. Venture are animated in stop-motion. The stop-motion animation was provided by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the animation company for another Adult Swim show, Robot Chicken.
  • In flashback Dr. Venture senior is shown fighting a robot seeming to contain the spirit of L. Ron Hubbard and a group of scientologists