It’s been two-and-a-half long years since the last season of The Venture Bros. ended with a disastrous home-school prom and some real growing up for Hank and Dean Venture, but the fifth season is finally set to begin June 2. For those new to the series and intimidated by its intentionally complex mythology (which includes several bureaucratic supervillain unions) or anyone simply looking to refresh their memory, Adult Swim has put together an eight-minute summary of the entire run of the show.
The summary does a pretty good job of laying out all the character relationships and important plot events over the course of the last 55 episodes. Best of all, it’s narrated in podcast form by Gary, nee Henchman 21. It’s missing a “Sphinx! (Sphinx!)” joke or three, but with two long weeks before the season starts, we’ll take what we can get.