"Surprise. I taught the Henchmen jazz."
December 22, 2011 6:01 AM   Subscribe

"Surprise. I taught the Henchmen jazz." (mp3 link) Merry Christmas, once again, from Mr. and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch.

Previous Venture Bros. Christmas songs:

2004 - "Little Drummer Boy"
2005 - "Hard Candy Christmas"
2006 - "Venture Aid 2006"
2007 - "Fairytale of New York"
2008 - "Wonderful Christmas Time"
2009 - "The Chipmunk Song"
2010 - "Merry Christmas from Shallow Gravy"

Entire archive view(hear?)-able here.
posted by XQUZYPHYR (18 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yay! A bit of goofball Venture-tastic holiday cheer. ... for some values of "cheer".
posted by rmd1023 at 6:16 AM on December 22, 2011


:) (although "Fairytale of New York" is still guaranteed to make me cry even when performed by The Monarch and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch)

And the "thanks God!" bit in Venture Aid makes me laugh every time, and I subconsciously insert it into the "real" version of that song now.

Also "Come in David Bowie!".
posted by biscotti at 6:24 AM on December 22, 2011 [4 favorites]


*Spoiler* I don't know why, but I don't like it when the Monarch and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch fight. I'm glad they made up.
posted by drezdn at 7:07 AM on December 22, 2011 [5 favorites]


I'm a bit unsettled by how heartwarming I found this, but then I have always had a soft spot for Dr. Mrs. The Monarch.
posted by EvaDestruction at 7:08 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dr. Mrs. The Monarch is really one of the emotional cores of the Venture Bros, as well as one of the most emotionally healthy characters. (Which isn't saying a lot, but.)

I think it's been posted to the blue but I don't see it under the "VentureBros" tag, so I will risk redundancy by linking again: Todd Alcott does some fascinating analysis of episodes of the Venture Bros.
posted by rmd1023 at 7:21 AM on December 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


This touched me, and made me giggle
posted by PinkMoose at 7:41 AM on December 22, 2011


I prefer to call her "Dr. My Wife."
posted by Saxon Kane at 7:41 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love this so much it hurts.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 8:55 AM on December 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


I'd call Venture Bros "the smartest show on the Cartoon Network" but that sounds a little backhanded. So I'll just say it's a wonderful and impressively deep series.
posted by sixohsix at 9:19 AM on December 22, 2011


I was wondering if this would happen this year, thank you!
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 10:43 AM on December 22, 2011


Still pissed I can only get the Xmas Special with a Season Pass...
posted by sourwookie at 12:29 PM on December 22, 2011


Yay! Thank you, I had been watching that site waiting for a new one!

I'm sure I've said this before, but one of the best - and largely unacknowledged - aspects of the Venture Bros version of "Fairytale of New York" is that the gender roles are reversed. The Monarch sings Kirsty MacColl's bits, and then-Dr.-Girlfriend sings Shane McGowan's.

Which is delightful on so many levels, really.
posted by ErikaB at 1:09 PM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


The role reversal continues this year, too! Yay!
posted by Spatch at 1:38 PM on December 22, 2011


ErikaB, that's even true for "Little Drummer Boy", but I wouldn't have noticed it if you hadn't mentioned it. Thanks!
posted by IAmBroom at 2:27 PM on December 22, 2011


SO MUCH LOVE. <3
posted by Wuggie Norple at 7:03 PM on December 22, 2011


Don't forget the Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend's wedding song.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 8:23 PM on December 22, 2011


The link for the new song 404s. Sadface.
posted by LeDiva at 10:25 AM on December 23, 2011


Thank goodness. I was looking for this year's song a couple of nights ago, and was quite beside myself when I could not find one. I can enjoy Christmas now.
posted by narwhal bacon at 8:54 PM on December 23, 2011


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