List of Dexter's Laboratory episodes

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Poster for the Dexter's Laboratory pilot on World Premiere Toons.

Dexter's Laboratory is an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. Initially debuting on February 26, 1995, as a seven-minute World Premiere Toons pilot, it was expanded into a full series after gaining network approval. The first season, which consists of 13 episodes divided into three segments each, premiered on TNT on March 24, 1996, and TBS on April 14, 1996 and later Cartoon Network on April 28.[1] A second season of 39 episodes followed in 1997. In this season, Allison Moore, the voice actor for Dee Dee, was replaced by Kathryn Cressida. "Last But Not Beast", the second season finale, was originally supposed to conclude the series in 1998. However, Tartakovsky directed a television movie titled Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip which aired on Cartoon Network on December 10, 1999. He left the series after the movie, focusing on his other projects, Samurai Jack and Star Wars: Clone Wars.

Production on a third season began in 2001 with Chris Savino taking over as creative director and later producer. It premiered on November 16, 2001, during Cartoon Network's "Dexter Goes Global" marathon.[2] The third season episode "Poppa Wheely/A Mom Cartoon/The Mock Side of the Moon" is the first to feature Christine Cavanaugh's replacement Candi Milo as the voice of Dexter. Milo would voice the character from the next episode onward, with the exceptions of "Tele Trauma" and "The Scrying Game/Monstrosi-Dee Dee/Dad Man Walking". A fourth and final season consisting of 13 episodes aired from November 22, 2002, to November 20, 2003. In total there have been 78 episodes and a television movie across 4 seasons. Also released was a controversial unaired episode called "Rude Removal", which was originally only shown at certain comic conventions. The segment was later picked up by Adult Swim and released to the public on January 22, 2013, online.[3]

Series overview[edit]

Dexter's Laboratory series overview
Season Episodes / (segments) Originally aired DVD release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 4
Pilots (4) February 26, 1995 April 14, 1996 October 12, 2010 (with Season 1) February 13, 2008 (with Season 1)
1 13 / (39) April 28, 1996 January 1, 1997 October 12, 2010 February 13, 2008
2 39 / (108) July 16, 1997 June 15, 1998 N/A June 11, 2008
3 13 / (36) November 16, 2001 September 20, 2002 N/A N/A
4 13 / (38) November 22, 2002 November 20, 2003 N/A N/A
TV movie 1 December 10, 1999 N/A N/A

Episodes[edit]

Pilots (1995–96)[edit]

Dexter's Laboratory pilot episodes
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0A 1 "Changes" Genndy Tartakovsky February 26, 1995 (1995-02-26) (original)[4]
May 19, 1996 (1996-05-19) (remake)
Dexter and Dee Dee test his latest invention: a device that turns people into animals, which yields crazy results. 
0B 2 "The Big Sister" Genndy Tartakovsky March 10, 1996 (1996-03-10) (original)
June 2, 1996 (1996-06-02) (remake)
When Dee Dee eats an experimental cookie of Dexter's design, she grows extremely tall and makes the city her dollhouse, leaving it up to Dexter to don his Robo-Dexo suit and bring her back. The result was that it turned out to be a giant monster attack. 
0C 3 "Old Man Dexter" Craig McCracken & Genndy Tartakovsky March 24, 1996 (1996-03-24) (original)
May 12, 1996 (1996-05-12) (remake)
After Dexter is banned from watching The Late Early Movie due to his age, he decides to accelerate his age so that he can see the movie, but Dee Dee tampers with the age acceleration process, causing him to turn into a 95-year old man. This originally aired on TNT
0D 4 "Dumb Like Dee Dee" Genndy Tartakovsky April 14, 1996 (1996-04-14) (original)
May 26, 1996 (1996-05-26) (remake)
Dexter cracks due to overwork and starts acting idiotic, which makes him the butt of jokes among Dee Dee and the entire neighborhood. This was known as "Dimwit Dexter" for the alternate same name of the rerun of the Cartoon Network series. It was originally aired on TBS

Season 1 (1996–97)[edit]

Dexter's Laboratory season 1 episodes
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1 1 "Deedeemensional/Magmanamus/Maternal Combat" Rob Renzetti & Genndy Tartakovsky/Paul Rudish & Genndy Tartakovsky/Rob Renzetti & Genndy Tartakovsky April 28, 1996 (1996-04-28)[1]

Deedeemensional: When Dexter becomes a victim of one of his inventions, Dee Dee goes back in time by one hour to warn his past self about the invention's consequences, but the past Dexter proves hard to convince.

Dial M for Monkey: Magmanamus: Monkey must defend the city from a giant lava monster, Magmanamus (Brad Garrett), who is wrecking it as the noise created by its residents is not allowing him to sleep. This episode is a spoof of the Godzilla giant monster films made in Japan.

Maternal Combat: When his mother falls ill, Dexter creates a Mom-Droid to do her chores. However, Dee Dee gets hold of the robot's remote control and wreaks havoc, forcing Dexter to create another Mom-Droid to counter Dee Dee and her Mom-Droid. 
2 2 "Dexter Dodgeball/Rasslor/Dexter's Assistant" Craig McCracken & Genndy Tartakovsky/Genndy Tartakovsky & Paul Rudish/Rob Renzetti & Genndy Tartakovsky May 5, 1996 (1996-05-05)

Dexter Dodgeball: Dexter is forced to play dodgeball by his P. E. teacher (Michael Pataki), but after constantly losing, he builds a robotic exoskeleton to protect himself.

Dial M for Monkey: Rasslor: Intergalactic wrestling champion Rasslor ("Macho Man" Randy Savage) challenges all of the Earth's superheroes, including Monkey, with the very future of the Earth at stake.

Dexter's Assistant: In need of an assistant to operate his latest invention for the science fair, Dexter performs a brain transplant on Dee Dee to make her smart enough to fulfill the role. Unfortunately, Dee Dee, with her new brain, proves to be more intelligent than Dexter, much to his chagrin. 
3 3 "Dexter's Rival/Simion/Old Man Dexter" Genndy Tartakovsky/Paul Rudish & Genndy Tartakovsky/Craig McCracken & Genndy Tartakovsky May 12, 1996 (1996-05-12)

Dexter's Rival: A new student named Mandark Astronomonov enrolls at Dexter's school and quickly turns out to be better than Dexter academically. Eventually, he even forces him to shut down his lab so that his lab (which is much bigger than Dexter's lab) can gain more power. A hurt Dexter then teams up with Dee Dee to take revenge on Mandark. This episode marks Mandark's first appearance in the series.

Dial M for Monkey: Simion: Monkey encounters an intelligent anthropomorphic chimpanzee named Simion (Maurice LaMarche), who plans to take revenge on humans for turning him into his current state.

Old Man Dexter: A rerun of the third TNT short. 
4 4 "Double Trouble/Barbequor/Changes[a][5]" Rob Renzetti & Genndy Tartakovsky/Paul Rudish & Genndy Tartakovsky/Genndy Tartakovsky May 19, 1996 (1996-05-19)

Double Trouble: Dee Dee and her friends Lee Lee and Mee Mee enter Dexter's lab and create havoc, forcing Dexter to clone himself to stop them. However this fails as the girls too clone themselves multiple times, causing more mayhem.

Dial M for Monkey: Barbequor: Monkey's birthday party is interrupted by intergalactic villain Barbequor (Robert Ridgely), who plans to eat the Earth for his next meal, and his sidekick, the Silver Spooner (Rob Paulsen).

Changes: A rerun of the first What a Cartoon! pilot. 
5 5 "Jurassic Pooch/Orgon Grindor/Dimwit Dexter" Craig McCracken & Genndy Tartakovsky/Paul Rudish & Genndy Tartakovsky/Genndy Tartakovsky May 26, 1996 (1996-05-26)

Jurassic Pooch: Dexter uses his dog's heart and brain to make up for missing dinosaur DNA taken from a granite sample. His newly cloned dinosaur acts like a dog, and Dee Dee treats it like a large pet.

Dial M for Monkey: Orgon Grindor: While on a date with Agent Honeydew, Monkey gets hypnotized by the music of an alien named Organ Grindor (Jim Cummings), who then commands him to steal the gold at Fort Knox.

Dimwit Dexter: A rerun of the fourth TBS short. 
6 6 "Dee Dee's Room/Huntor/The Big Sister" Genndy Tartakovsky/Paul Rudish & Genndy Tartakovsky/Genndy Tartakovsky June 2, 1996 (1996-06-02)

Dee Dee's Room: After finding out that his critical invention has been stolen by Dee Dee, Dexter ventures into her room to find it.

Dial M for Monkey: Huntor: Monkey encounters an alien hunter named Huntor (Ed Gilbert) and must fight him before Agent Honeydew and Commander Chief are killed.

The Big Sister: A rerun of the second What a Cartoon! pilot. 
7 7 "Star Spangled Sidekicks/TV Super Pals/Game Over" Genndy Tartakovsky/Craig McCracken & Genndy Tartakovsky/Craig McCracken & Genndy Tartakovsky November 20, 1996 (1996-11-20)

Star Spangled Sidekicks: Dexter and Dee Dee enter tryouts to become Major Glory's next sidekick. When Dee Dee wins, Dexter realizes that fancy costumes are not the only criterion to become a superhero.

The Justice Friends: TV Super Pals: With only one television in their apartment, Major Glory, Krunk and Valhallen cannot decide what to watch: Major Glory's televised capture of the Disgruntled Postman, TV Puppet Pals, or the monster truck pull.

Game Over: Dexter and Dee Dee's father buys a video game for them to play, but the game sucks Dexter inside when he plugs in the cartridge, and it is up to Dee Dee to get him out. This episode is similar to Tron
8 8 "Babysitter Blues/Valhallen's Room/Dream Machine" Craig McCracken & Rob Renzetti/Genndy Tartakovsky/Rob Renzetti & Genndy Tartakovsky November 27, 1996 (1996-11-27)

Babysitter Blues: Dexter has a crush on his teenage babysitter Lisa (Kath Soucie). When he finds out that she has a boyfriend, he sabotages their relationship and accelerates his age by ten years to win her heart, only to get knocked out by her boyfriend, who thinks that Lisa dumped him for the "teenage" Dexter, when he comes over.

The Justice Friends: Valhallen's Room: Valhallen loses his magic ax and starts turning into a nerd, forcing Major Glory and Krunk to enter his room to find it.

Dream Machine: When Dexter's nightmares become frequent and problematic, he invents a machine which will allow him to have only good dreams, as long as Dee Dee can operate it properly. 
9 9 "Doll House Drama/Krunk's Date/The Big Cheese" Rob Renzetti/Genndy Tartakovsky/Genndy Tartakovsky December 4, 1996 (1996-12-04)

Doll House Drama: Suspicious that Dee Dee has not entered his lab even once on a particular day, Dexter shrinks himself and enters her room to spy on her to see what is she doing. He soon becomes an unwilling character in Dee Dee's doll story, but believes the story to be real, due to the shrinking's side effect which makes him confuse reality and fantasy.

The Justice Friends: Krunk's Date: While the Justice Friends are fighting Comrade Red and his gang (the communist equivalent of the Justice Friends), Krunk falls in love with his equivalent in their gang, She-Thing (Kath Soucie).

The Big Cheese: Dexter invents a device which will allow him to learn for next day's French test while he is asleep, but it malfunctions, causing it to repeat only a single phrase: Omelette du fromage (which is an incorrect and meaningless translation of cheese omelet) throughout the night. As a result, he wakes up in the morning speaking nothing else but Omelette du fromage. Strangely, this makes him a celebrity overnight, however when he tries to enter his lab later, he is unable to say the password, causing his lab to self-destruct as a security measure. 
10 10 "Way of the Dee Dee/Say Uncle Sam/Tribe Called Girl" Paul Rudish & Genndy Tartakovsky/Genndy Tartakovsky/Genndy Tartakovsky December 11, 1996 (1996-12-11)

Way of the Dee Dee: Dee Dee teaches Dexter how to live life her way instead of being lonely and purely focused on science, but regrets her decision after he becomes more carefree than her.

The Justice Friends: Say Uncle Sam: Major Glory forces Krunk and Valhallen to tidy up their apartment for his Uncle Sam, who is coming over for a visit to Glory.

Tribe Called Girl: To learn more about girls, Dexter camouflages himself and enters Dee Dee's room, where she is having a sleepover with her friends Lee Lee and Mee Mee. However he gets caught by the girls, who then force him to take part in their activities. 
11 11 "Space Case/Ratman/Dexter's Debt" Rob Renzetti & Genndy Tartakovsky/Genndy Tartakovsky/Genndy Tartakovsky December 18, 1996 (1996-12-18)

Space Case: To prevent himself from being taken away by aliens for experimentation, Dexter sends Dee Dee with them under the pretext that they are taking her to Candyland, however he quickly regrets his decision after realizing how much he cares for her.

The Justice Friends: Ratman: While trying to fix their apartment's plumbing, Krunk and Valhallen go down to the basement, where they meet Ratman (Maurice LaMarche), a diminutive vigilante raised by rats.

Dexter's Debt: Dexter's lab is threatened with repossession unless he can repay his debt of a record of $200,000,000 to NASA, as they are monitoring his lab. When Dee Dee wins the same amount in a lottery, he decides to steal her money out of desperation, but Dee Dee realizes the whole ordeal and agreed to help Dexter pay NASA back if he shared his lab with her in return. 
12 12 "Dexter's Rival/Bee Where?/Mandarker" Genndy Tartakovsky/Paul Rudish & Genndy Tartakovsky/Genndy Tartakovsky December 25, 1996 (1996-12-25)

Dexter's Rival: A rerun of the first segment from Episode 3 of the same season.

The Justice Friends: Bee Where?: Major Glory, Krunk and Valhallen try to rid their apartment of a bee.

Mandarker: Following the destruction of his lab by Dexter and Dee Dee (from Dexter's Rival), Mandark turns to magic to beat Dexter at the science fair. 
13 13 "Inflata Dee Dee/Can't Nap/Monstory" Genndy Tartakovsky/Genndy Tartakovsky/Rob Renzetti & Genndy Tartakovsky January 1, 1997 (1997-01-01)

Inflata Dee Dee: Dee Dee inflates Dexter's hydro-plasmatic suit and constantly floats in the air, prompting Dexter to try and bring her down.

The Justice Friends: Can't Nap: After fellow Justice Friend White Tiger helps Valhallen stop a super-villain, the latter invites him to spend the night in his apartment, forgetting that Major Glory is allergic to cats.

Monstory: Not interested in hearing Dee Dee's long-winded story, Dexter gives her a silencing formula to keep her quiet. To his horror, he finds out that the formula he gave her turned her into a giant monster, who is still bent on telling her story. When he realizes that nothing can make her quiet, he decides to become a giant monster himself. Dexter's giant monster form looks like Godzilla and Dee Dee's giant monster form looks like an alien type giant monster. This is a spoof of the Kaiju films made in Japan. 

Season 2 (1997–98)[edit]

Dexter's Laboratory season 2 episodes
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14 1 "The Beard to Be Feared/Quackor the Fowl/Ant Pants" Genndy Tartakovsky July 16, 1997 (1997-07-16)[7] 34-5418/34-5406/34-5401

The Beard to Be Feared: After watching an Action Hank movie on television, Dexter grows a beard like him to try and to be cool, but is soon mistaken by the police for Action Hank himself.

Quackor the Fowl: Mandark decides to bring his lab duck Quackor for show and tell to counter Dexter and his lab monkey. Though neither creature displays anything remarkable at school, Quackor is actually the supervillain Quackor the Fowl, a fact not known to Mandark, just like Dexter is unaware that his lab monkey is a superhero.

Ant Pants: When Dexter catches Dee Dee killing some ants, he shrinks themselves to ant-size and take her inside an ant colony so that she can learn how organized they are. However it is Dexter who actually learns that though the ants are organized, they are really nasty in behavior. 
15 2 "Mom and Jerry/Chubby Cheese/That Crazy Robot" Robert Alvarez/Rob Renzetti/Rob Renzetti July 23, 1997 (1997-07-23) 34-5417/34-5403/34-5409

Mom and Jerry: Dexter accidentally switches his brain with that of a mouse's and must avoid his mother when she decides to exterminate him. As the title suggests, this short spoof classic cat & mouse animated subjects such as Tom and Jerry.

Chubby Cheese: While out for dinner at the Chubby Cheese pizza restaurant, Dexter tries to slow down the "Whack the Weasel" machine to win a stuffed Monkey doll before Dee Dee does. When he gets captured by security for tampering with the machine, he falls into the hands of a mad scientist who seeks to use him as his assistant.

That Crazy Robot: One of Dexter's robots becomes Dee Dee's servant when she removes a wrench which froze him up and tries to destroy anyone who is mean to Dee Dee, including her friends, her mother and Dexter himself. 
16 3 "D & DD/Hamhocks and Armlocks" Genndy Tartakovsky/Rob Renzetti & Genndy Tartakovsky July 30, 1997 (1997-07-30) 34-5405/34-5416

D & DD: When Dexter's friends become completely tired of Dexter setting complicated traps he sets up as Game Master (and also his cheating) while playing a RPG game, they put Dee Dee as Game Master in his place. She completely changes the style of play, which annoys Dexter but impresses his friends. The game is a spoof of Dungeons and Dragons.

Hamhocks and Armlocks: Dexter's father is challenged to an arm wrestling match by a man named Earl at a truck stop. Stunned at the strength of Earl and his determination to beat his father, Dexter attaches a robotic arm to his father to enable him to win. 
17 4 "The Koos Is Loose/Morning Stretch/Hunger Strikes" Genndy Tartakovsky/Robert Alvarez/Rob Renzetti August 6, 1997 (1997-08-06) 34-5413/34-5420/34-5422

The Koos Is Loose: Dee Dee's imaginary friend, Koosalagoopagoop (Dom DeLuise), suddenly comes to life and starts annoying Dexter, prompting him to take measures against him.

Morning Stretch: After staying up late at his lab, Dexter oversleeps and wakes up one minute before the school bus arrives. With no time to do his morning chores and homework, he pulls out a secret prototype device which will convert his last 30 seconds into 30 minutes, unaware that the school is closed due to a snowdown, something Dee Dee told him at the last minute.

Hunger Strikes: After being denied desert by his parents for not eating his vegetables, Dexter uses radiation therapy so that he can like them, but it causes a severe side effect which turns him into an Incredible Hulk-like character if he goes too long without them. 
18 5 "Dee Dee Locks and the Ness Monster/Backfire/Book 'Em" Robert Alvarez & Genndy Tartakovsky/Rob Renzetti/Robert Alvarez August 13, 1997 (1997-08-13) 34-5426/34-5425/34-5423

Dee Dee Locks and the Ness Monster: Dexter's mother asks him to read a story to Dee Dee, who is sick. However Dee Dee becomes bored of Dexter's story and invents her own story, Dee Dee Locks and the Loch Ness Monster, which is a spoof of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Backfire: Dexter tries to supe up the family car with anti-matter in an attempt to shorten road trips with his family due to Dee Dee's annoying nature, but ends up accidentally fusing her with the car, causing mayhem. The toy store in the episode is a spoof of Toys R Us.

Book 'Em: When Dee Dee causes Dexter to take a book from the library without checking it out by mistake, they sneak into the library at night to put it back without getting caught. 
19 6 "Sister's Got a Brand New Bag/Shoo, Shoe Gnomes/Lab of the Lost" Genndy Tartakovsky/Rob Renzetti/Genndy Tartakovsky August 20, 1997 (1997-08-20) 34-5428/34-5414/34-5402

Sister's Got a Brand New Bag: Dee Dee's new dance moves annoys Dexter to no end.

Shoo, Shoe Gnomes: Dexter calls upon the "shoe gnomes" to repair his shoes, but cannot rid himself of them afterwards.

Lab of the Lost: Dexter, following a mishap in his lab, ends up traveling deep through his lab, and ends up in the old, long-abandoned part of the lab, built long before, and discovers his early inventions, which are unhappy to see him. 
20 7 "Labels/Game Show/Fantastic Boyage" Rob Renzetti/Robert Alvarez/Robert Alvarez August 27, 1997 (1997-08-27) 34-5429/34-5412/34-5424

Labels: Dee Dee starts to take anything that belongs to Dexter, claiming that it "doesn't have his name on it." He invents a label-making gun to make sure his things do have a name on him.

Game Show: Dexter and Dee Dee compete against each other on a game show.

Fantastic Boyage: Dexter tries to inject himself into Dee Dee to find a cure to the common cold, but ends up inside his dog subsequently believing Dee Dee has been infected with a dog virus. 
21 8 "Filet of Soul/Golden Diskette" Genndy Tartakovsky September 3, 1997 (1997-09-03) 34-5408/34-5412

Filet of Soul: Dexter and Dee Dee refuse to flush their dead goldfish into the toilet, and are later haunted by its spirit.

Golden Diskette: Dee Dee wins a golden diskette, earning her a free trip to the laboratory of Professor Hawk (Tom Kenny). Her behavior there frees Hawk from his robotic body, impressed with her spirit. Professor Hawk is a parody of Stephen Hawking
22 9 "Snowdown/Figure Not Included/Mock 5" Robert Alvarez & Genndy Tartakovsky/Rob Renzetti/Rob Renzetti & Genndy Tartakovsky September 10, 1997 (1997-09-10) 34-5415/34-5411/34-5407

Snowdown: When Dexter becomes the constant victim of Dee Dee's snowballs, their father teaches him to be the snowball terror that he used to be in his youth. However it is later revealed that Dee Dee learned her snowball skills from her mother, who was a bigger snowball terror than her husband, but with playful intentions.

Figure Not Included: Dexter makes his own Major Glory action figures so that he can join the neighborhood's Major Glory gang, but gets into serious trouble when the rest of the gang find out that none of his action figures are original.

Mock 5: A spoof of the popular Japanese manga/anime Speed Racer, this episode shows Dexter participating in the "Annual Soapbox Derby down Volcano Mountain". In this episode, the movements and dialog deliveries of the characters are similar to anime. While Dexter parodies Speed Racer and his father parodies Pops Racer, Monkey parodies Chim-Chim and Dee Dee parodies both Racer-X and Spritle.[8] 
23 10 "Ewww That's Growth/Nuclear Confusion/Germ Warfare" Rob Renzetti/Robert Alvarez/Robert Alvarez & Genndy Tartakovsky September 17, 1997 (1997-09-17) 34-5427/34-5421/34-5434

Ewww That's Growth: Unable to ride in a roller coaster due to his height, Dexter creates a device to make himself taller than he really is, but his device malfunctions and he grows so tall his face gets rammed by the top edge of the roller coaster's tunnel.

Nuclear Confusion: Dee Dee hides the core of Dexter's nuclear lamp and he must decipher her clues to find it within one hour after which it would explode, destroying the Earth with it.

Germ Warfare: When his entire family is suffering from the flu, Dexter tries his best to not acquire the illness, but is thwarted by a sick Dee Dee's presence in his lab. 
24 11 "A Hard Day's Day/Road Rash/Ocean Commotion" Rob Renzetti September 24, 1997 (1997-09-24) 34-5430/34-5436/34-5419

A Hard Day's Day: Dexter needs to find a way to move the moon, which is blocking Saturn and its "science waves" (which is what makes it a "good day for science"). Unfortunately he brings the moon to the earth, destroying his lab.

Road Rash: Dexter's parents get him a bike for exercise, but he's unable to catch Dee Dee on her inline skates. This episode parodies the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoons, with Dexter trying similar techniques as Wile E. Coyote in capturing Dee Dee, and at one point Dee Dee imitating the Roadrunner with Paul Julian's trademark "Meep-meep!"

Ocean Commotion: Dexter's family goes to the beach, where Dexter tries to communicate with whales, and Dee Dee (dressed as a mermaid) is captured by manic pirates. 
25 12 "The Bus Boy/Things That Go Bonk in the Night/Ol' McDexter" Rob Renzetti & Genndy Tartakovsky/Genndy Tartakovsky/Robert Alvarez & Genndy Tartakovsky October 1, 1997 (1997-10-01) 34-5442/34-5435/34-5438

The Bus Boy: A couple of girls push Dexter into the back of the school bus. The problem is, the legend says that no one has ever returned from the back of the bus, and Dexter has to find a ways to "rescue" himself.

The Justice Friends: Things That Go Bonk in the Night: After a Puppet Pals marathon, Krunk dreams the Puppet Pals are attacking puppet versions of Major Glory and Valhallen.

Ol' McDexter: Dexter becomes disappointed when he ends up at an Amish farm instead of a high-tech farm for summer camp. His subsequent attempts to modernize the Amish family do not go down well with them. 
26 13 "Sassy Come Home/Photo Finish" Genndy Tartakovsky/Robert Alvarez & Genndy Tartakovsky October 8, 1997 (1997-10-08) 34-5439/34-5433

Sassy Come Home: During a camping trip, Dee Dee befriends a sasquatch due to their huge feet and have to contend with Dexter who is hell bent on capturing the sasquatch.

Photo Finish: When Dee Dee takes photographs of his lab, Dexter goes on an adventure to retrieve the photos before his mother or father sees them. The car seen in this episode resembbles KITT from Knight Rider. This episode spoofs the James Bond movies
27 14 "Star Check Unconventional/Dexter Is Dirty/Ice Cream Scream" Rob Renzetti/Genndy Tartakovsky/Robert Alvarez October 15, 1997 (1997-10-15) 34-5432/34-5447/34-5449

Star Check Unconventional: Dexter and his friends try to escape a Darbie doll convention where they arrived because they were not paying attention to were they were going, while dressed as "Star Check" characters, a spoof of Star Trek.

Dexter Is Dirty: Tired of bathing, Dexter laminates himself to keep himself clean.

Ice Cream Scream: Dexter cannot get the ice cream truck to stop for him following an incident where he paid for his ice-cream in pennies to the driver, and creates a series of disasters to stop him. 
28 15 "Decode of Honor/World's Greatest Mom/Ultrajerk 2000" Robert Alvarez & Genndy Tartakovsky/Rob Renzetti/Robert Alvarez October 22, 1997 (1997-10-22) 34-5437/34-5443/34-5445

Decode of Honor: Dexter and Dee Dee's secret decoder rings hold the keys to joining the Action Hanks and Pony Puff fan clubs, but the clues are not quite right, causing them to switch clubs.

World's Greatest Mom: Dexter accidentally gives his mother superpowers, when she is hit by a ray of energy. She does not even notice that she has superpowers, but acts like a superhero.

Ultrajerk 2000: Dexter creates a new robot Ultramark 2000 to assist him, but when the robot starts controlling his lab and tries to destroy Dexter, he must find a way to destroy it. 
29 16 "Techno Turtle/Surprise!/Got Your Goat" Rob Renzetti/Robert Alvarez/Robert Alvarez & Genndy Tartakovsky October 29, 1997 (1997-10-29) 34-5441/34-5451/34-5444

Techno Turtle: When a turtle Dee Dee has befriended gets severely injured, Dexter not only heals it, but also makes it more powerful by giving it bionic limbs, super-hearing, and a super-strong shell.

Surprise!: On his birthday, Dexter makes himself invisible so that he can find out whether his parents have given him the Major Glory action figure he always wanted.

Got Your Goat: Dexter and Dee Dee go to South America to catch the legendary chupacabra, which is actually one of Dexter's early experiments which had escaped, though he has forgotten why he had created him. 
30 17 "Dee Dee Be Deep/911/Down in the Dumps" Genndy Tartakovsky/Rob Renzetti & Genndy Tartakovsky/Robert Alvarez November 5, 1997 (1997-11-05) 34-5454/34-5446/34-5456

Dee Dee Be Deep: Dexter is tired of Dee Dee's bad singing, so he tries to "improve" her singing by transforming her voice to a beautiful one, but ends up giving her a baritone voice, which is even more annoying.

911: When an Action Hank episode is interrupted by the Emergency Broadcast System, Dexter sets about fixing any and all emergencies in the neighborhood, hoping to make the signal go away.

Down in the Dumps: In a fit of rage, Dexter dumps Dee Dee's favorite teddy bear Mr. Fuzzums into the garbage. This upsets Dee Dee, who begins to behave oddly, prompting Dexter to go to the garbage dump and get back Mr. Fuzzums. 
31 18 "Unfortunate Cookie/The Muffin King" Robert Alvarez & Genndy Tartakovsky/Genndy Tartakovsky November 12, 1997 (1997-11-12) 34-5440/34-5450

Unfortunate Cookie: Dexter and Dee Dee must travel to Chinatown to get their fingers unstuck from a Chinese finger puzzle, but this is made difficult with their constant bickering around.

The Muffin King: Dexter and Dee Dee must protect their mother's muffins from their muffin-loving father while she is out shopping. 
32 19 "Picture Day/Now That's a Stretch/Dexter Detention" Genndy Tartakovsky/Genndy Tartakovsky/Rob Renzetti November 19, 1997 (1997-11-19) 34-5455/34-5453/34-5431

Picture Day: Dexter is upset that Dee Dee is more photogenic than him, so he transforms his face into a handsome one for his next Picture Day.

Now That's a Stretch: Dexter cannot reach anything in his lab, so he makes himself more flexible by combining himself with bubble gum.

Dexter Detention: Dexter is given detention after accidentally shouting out the answer to a test question to his bothersome classmate. When he and the other students try to escape from the detention room run by a fierce retired warden, they end up in a state prison
33 20 "Don't Be a Baby/Peltra/G.I.R.L. Squad" Robert Alvarez & Genndy Tartakovsky/Genndy Tartakovsky/Rumen Petkov November 26, 1997 (1997-11-26) 34-5457/34-5458/34-5459

Don't Be a Baby: Dexter tries to make himself and Dee Dee older in order to see an R-rated movie, but, due to an accidental mishap by Dee Dee, makes everybody (except for Dexter and Dee Dee) babies instead.

Dial M for Monkey: Peltra: Peltra wants to turn Monkey into a fur coat.

G.I.R.L. Squad: After a crime prevention talk at school, Dee Dee and her friends become crime fighters, calling themselves the G.I.R.L Squad. However, they unintentionally end up being neighborhood criminals themselves. 
34 21 "Sports a Poppin'/Koosalagoopagoop/Project Dee Dee" Rob Renzetti & Genndy Tartakovsky/Genndy Tartakovsky/Robert Alvarez December 3, 1997 (1997-12-03) 34-5463/34-5462/34-5460

Sports a Poppin: Dexter's father tries to teach his son sports, but after realizing that Dexter is not athletic, he gives up from trying.

Koosalagoopagoop: Dee Dee enters the land of her imaginary friend Koosalagoopagoop after he lies to her that he is the king of his land.

Project Dee Dee: When Dexter learns that Dee Dee is trying to make a science project alone he wants to help her, but she does not want his help. She ends up getting Dexter's help, but her resulting project propels the entire school into space. 
35 22 "Topped Off/Dee Dee's Tail/No Power Trip" Genndy Tartakovsky/Rumen Petkov/Rumen Petkov January 14, 1998 (1998-01-14) 34-5465/34-5464/34-5466

Topped Off: Dexter and Dee Dee experiment with coffee after seeing how it energizes their parents and soon become addicted to it themselves.

Dee Dee's Tail: Dexter transforms Dee Dee into a horse after she expresses her desire to become a Pony Puff Princess. However Dexter and Dee Dee's friends try to exploit her, forcing the Pony Puff Princess to intervene in support of Dee Dee.

No Power Trip: Despite warnings from the computer, Dexter consumes too much power while performing numerous experiments, causing his lab to shut down. He then tries numerous methods to recharge it. 
36 23 "Sister Mom/The Laughing" Rob Renzetti & Genndy Tartakovsky/Robert Alvarez & Genndy Tartakovsky January 21, 1998 (1998-01-21) 34-5461/34-5452

Sister Mom: When Dexter is asked to bring his mother to the school, he disguises Dee Dee as her so that she can take her place, but unfortunately, she does not behave like his mother.

The Laughing: Dexter is bitten by a clown's dentures during Dee Dee's birthday party, causing him to turn into a mad clown every night, terrorizing the town with his mayhem. Only Dee Dee, who knows mime, can stop him. This episode spoofs the stories involving werewolves
37 24 "Coupon for Craziness/Better Off Wet/Dexter's Lab: A Story" John McIntyre/Rumen Petkov/Genndy Tartakovsky January 28, 1998 (1998-01-28) 34-5467/34-5476/34-5468

Coupon for Craziness: Dexter finds the exact opposite of his family, a hyperactive boy that is like Dee-Dee, with scientist parents, like Dexter. Sensing to fit in, he switches places with the boy, remaining with the scientist parents while the boy goes to his family. Soon enough, Dexter's "new" family starts to annoy him, and tries to return back to his family.

Better Off Wet: Dexter tries to avoid being pushed into the family's new swimming pool by his father, since he cannot swim and he is afraid of water, which his father knows and is teasing him.

Dexter's Lab: A Story: Dexter finds a lost Labrador Retriever; when he teaches the dog to speak human language, he turns out to be really annoying, and so tries to seek out the dog's actual owner. 
38 25 "Critical Gas/Let's Save the World You Jerk!/Average Joe" Rumen Petkov/John McIntyre/Rumen Petkov February 4, 1998 (1998-02-04) 34-5474/34-5473/34-5470

Critical Gas: Dexter orders and eats a giant burrito, which causes him severe stomach pains. Believing the test that his computer gave him, he assumes he has 30 minutes to live, and so he creates a list of things he wishes to do before he passes away, including giving Dee Dee his lab (which, in her overjoyed moment, starts instantly smashing to pieces) and including to tell his parents the truth about the lab. But, as he is about to tell them, his stomach worsens and he lets a huge fart, so hard that he even blasts the TV to the wall.

Let's Save the World You Jerk!: Dexter and Mandark team up to fight asteroids that are heading towards the Earth, however this fails due to their constant bickering and the asteroids destroy the Earth anyway.

Average Joe: An intelligence test grades Dexter as average which upsets him. As a result, he shuts down his lab and tries to live life like a normal kid. 
39 26 "Rushmore Rumble/A Boy and His Bug/You Vegetabelieve It!" Genndy Tartakovsky/John McIntyre/Rumen Petkov February 11, 1998 (1998-02-11) 34-5472/34-5471/34-5475

Rushmore Rumble: Dexter and Mandark bring the Abraham Lincoln and George Washington faces on Mount Rushmore to life and make them fight each other to determine who is the best.

A Boy and His Bug: When Dexter neglects his pet bug, which he created to devour the things metal that Dee Dee destroys, it begins eating his lab as a revenge against Dexter, and Dexter needs to find a way to stop the bug before it eats his entire lab.

You Vegetabelieve It!: Dexter's growth formula causes the plants in the garden to grow to enormous size. 
40 27 "Aye Aye Eyes/Dee Dee and the Man" Genndy Tartakovsky/John McIntyre & Genndy Tartakovsky February 18, 1998 (1998-02-18) 34-5448/34-5479

Aye Aye Eyes: A little girl with big eyes falls in love with Dexter and follows him everywhere after he returns a toy she dropped earlier.

Dee Dee and the Man: Dexter "fires" Dee Dee, only to realize that the chaos she causes has been helping him concentrate. 
41 28 "Old Flame/Don't Be a Hero/My Favorite Martian" Genndy Tartakovsky/Rumen Petkov/John McIntyre February 25, 1998 (1998-02-25) 34-5480/34-5483/34-5477

Old Flame: Dexter brings the caveman who first discovered fire back from the past, who acts like Dee-Dee and starts smashing the lab.

Don't Be a Hero: Dexter tries to turn himself into a superhero, but discovers that hero work is not all it is cracked up to be. He gives up after every power he tries backfires.

My Favorite Martian: Dexter travels to Mars to find intelligent life, unaware that Dee Dee has stowed away in his space capsule. After Dee Dee gets covered in red dirt, Dexter thinks she is a real life Martian
42 29 "Paper Route Bout/The Old Switcharooms/Trick or Treehouse" John McIntyre/John McIntyre/Rumen Petkov March 4, 1998 (1998-03-04) 34-5485/34-5485/34-5478

Paper Route Bout: Dee Dee's father trains her to fight a gang of bicycle-riding rogues dressed as ninjas who target her paper route every morning. Dexter does not make an appearance in this episode.

The Old Switcharooms: Dexter's father makes him and Dee Dee switch each other's rooms as a punishment for running into him while they were fighting (causing his bowling trophy to break). Dexter believes that Dee Dee is destroying his lab and destroys her room in retaliation. However it turns out that Dee Dee did not even enter his lab and he is later punished by his father for destroying Dee Dee's room by making him switch places with the dog for the night. Ironically, while Dexter is confident that the dog won't destroy his lab, the dog actually ends up destroying his lab.

Trick or Treehouse: Dee Dee builds a treehouse and allows everyone inside her house, except Dexter, as a revenge against Dexter after numerous times of him kicking her out of the lab. 
43 30 "Quiet Riot/Accent You Hate/Catch of the Day" John McIntyre/Rumen Petkov/Rumen Petkov & Genndy Tartakovsky March 11, 1998 (1998-03-11) 34-5489/34-5486/34-5487

Quiet Riot: After working in his lab all night creating his latest invention, Dexter tries to get some sleep, but is constantly interrupted by Dee Dee.

Accent You Hate: Dexter is targeted by a bully at his school for his freaky Russian accent.

Catch of the Day: Dexter's father tries to get himself and Dexter to his fishing spot before sunrise so that they can start fishing before others arrive, however they repeatedly manage to blow it. 
44 31 "Dad Is Disturbed/Framed/That's Using Your Head" John McIntyre/Genndy Tartakovsky/John McIntyre March 18, 1998 (1998-03-18) 34-5494/34-5493/34-5488

Dad Is Disturbed: Dexter's father tries to watch a golf tournament, but is constantly interrupted by his wife, Dexter and Dee Dee. Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble make a cameo appearance in this episode.

Framed: When Dexter's glasses break, he creates a new fad- wearing broken glasses- and becomes extremely popular at his school with his style.

That's Using Your Head: Dexter thinks that a crazy homeless person balancing electronic devices on his head and muttering gibberish is a genius trying to contact aliens, so he takes him home, hoping that he could contact the aliens. 
45 32 "DiM/Just an Old Fashioned Lab Song/Repairanoid" Genndy Tartakovsky/John McIntyre/Rumen Petkov March 25, 1998 (1998-03-25) 34-5501/34-5497/34-5498

DiM: Dexter makes an angst-ridden trip to the hardware store to buy a new light bulb for his lab. This episode is almost dialogue-free; the only dialogue in the entire episode is Dexter's punch line at the end.

Just an Old Fashioned Lab Song...: Dexter reluctantly takes piano lessons from Professor Williams (Paul Williams), but when the Professor stumbles onto Dexter's lab, he discovers that he has more musical talent than he actually thought.

Repairanoid: When an electrician comes to Dexter's house to repair a blown-out fuse, he accidentally stumbles onto his laboratory. Eventually, Dexter enlists him to repair his lab electricals, resulting in the electrician's overall bill being very high. 
46 33 "Sdrawkcab/The Continuum of Cartoon Fools/Sun, Surf, and Science" John McIntyre/Rumen Petkov & Genndy Tartakovsky/Rumen Petkov & Genndy Tartakovsky April 1, 1998 (1998-04-01) 34-5500/34-5499/34-5491

Sdrawkcab: Dexter invents a belt whose wearer can do anything backwards, but mayhem occurs when Dee Dee gets hold of the belt's directional switch. The credits appear before the title of the episode in tribute to the nature of the episode.

The Continuum of Cartoon Fools: Dexter tries to figure out how Dee Dee keeps entering his lab every time he kicks her out through one entrance and seals it. When she finally reveals that she entered through the bookcase entrance, he seals that too, only to realize that he cannot enter his lab anymore.

Sun, Surf, and Science: Mandark enters a surfing contest and tries to cheat his way to victory to win Dee Dee's heart from another surfer with whom Dee-Dee is in love. Dexter does not make an appearance in this episode. 
47 34 "Big Bots/Gooey Aliens That Control Your Mind/Misplaced in Space" Rumen Petkov & Genndy Tartakovsky/Rumen Petkov & Genndy Tartakovsky/Genndy Tartakovsky April 8, 1998 (1998-04-08) 34-5469/34-5481/34-5481

Big Bots: Dexter and Dee Dee, using their giant robots, team up together and they try to save an island's population from being destroyed by an erupting volcano.

Gooey Aliens That Control Your Mind: Dexter's parents and sister Dee Dee have their minds taken over by an alien life form that escaped Dexter's lab. In the end of episode, Dexter's parents and Dee Dee are poorly.

Misplaced in Space: A transporter malfunction sends Dexter to an alien prison and Dee Dee goes on a mission to save Dexter. 
48 35 "Dee Dee's Rival/Pslyghtly Psycho/Game for a Game" Rumen Petkov & Genndy Tartakovsky/John McIntyre & Genndy Tartakovsky/Rumen Petkov April 15, 1998 (1998-04-15) 34-5505/34-5504/34-5509

Dee Dee's Rival: Mandark's sister Olga Astronomonov (a.k.a. Lalavava) tries to upstage Dee Dee at dance school. However when they realize how their rivalry matches that of the rivalry between their brothers, they call off their rivalry and form a truce.

Pslyghtly Psycho: On Mother's Day, Dexter's mother has her yellow gloves taken away by the rest of the family so that she can relax and not do any housework, but it turns out that she is unable to adjust to a life where she cannot keep the house spotless even for a day.

Game for a Game: After Dee Dee declares that she can beat Dexter in any game, Dexter challenges her to a series of games in his lab, most of which he wins by cheating. But when he is about to lose the final game, he goes ballistic and destroys his lab. 
49 36 "Blackfoot and Slim/Trapped with a Vengeance/The Parrot Trap" John McIntyre/Genndy Tartakovsky/Rumen Petkov & Genndy Tartakovsky April 22, 1998 (1998-04-22) 34-5496/34-5490/34-5495

Blackfoot and Slim: A nature documentary team observes "Blackfoot" (Dexter) and "Slim" (Dee Dee) in their "natural habitat".

Trapped with a Vengeance: Dexter is trapped in his school by the janitor in revenge for making him work late everyday due to Dexter's habit of leaving the school last everyday, since he constantly studies in there after class and the janitor has to keep the school open for him.

The Parrot Trap: Dexter invents a robot parrot that happily repeats every self-congratulatory comment he makes, but when it starts repeating things about his lab, courtesy Dee Dee, and escapes, he sets out to destroy it for good before it tattles to his parents about his lab. But when he is confronted by his parents after destroying the parrot, he accidentally reveals about his lab anyway, although they do not believe him. 
50 37 "Dexter and Computress Get Mandark!/Pain in the Mouth/Dexter vs. Santa's Claws" John McIntyre/Genndy Tartakovsky/Rumen Petkov & Genndy Tartakovsky April 29, 1998 (1998-04-29) 34-5508/34-5503/34-5502

Dexter and Computress Get Mandark!: Created and narrated by a six-and-a-half-year-old boy who sent a tape containing the episode's audio to Cartoon Network,[9] the story follows Dexter and Mandark's robot "brother" Computress teaming up to make Mandark's head shrink.

The Justice Friends: Pain in the Mouth: When Krunk gets a tortilla chip stuck in his tooth, Major Glory decides to fix it by pulling the tooth out himself. Krunk eventually takes Val Hallen's advice to see a dentist and Glory pays the price for his mistake.

Dexter vs. Santa's Claws: Dexter tries to prove to Dee Dee that Santa Claus is not real and is actually their father is disguise, but he turns out to be wrong and also ruins his family's Christmas in the process. 
51 38 "Dyno-Might/LABretto" Genndy Tartakovsky May 6, 1998 (1998-05-06) 34-5492/34-5507

Dyno-Might: In this crossover between Dexter's Laboratory and the 1970s Hanna-Barbera cartoon Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, Blue Falcon (Gary Owens) comes to Dexter's house and asks him to rebuild an injured Dynomutt. When he does so, the rebuilt Dynomutt ends up destroying his lab due to his stupidity, forcing him to deactivate him and build an entirely new Dynomutt, the Dynomutt X-90, which proves to be a menace. Dee Dee teaches Dexter a lesson when she reactivates the original Dynomutt to save the day and stop the new Dynomutt.

LABretto: Dexter's life story, from his birth to the creation of his secret laboratory, is retold as an opera
52 39 "Last But Not Beast" Genndy Tartakovsky June 15, 1998 (1998-06-15) 34-5506
During a trip to Japan as part of a student exchange program, Dexter accidentally releases a giant monster with an axe-like head from a volcano (parody of Godzilla or Gamera), forcing him to enlist the aid of his entire family in order to defeat it. This episode, a spoof of anime, Voltron, the Super Sentai/Power Rangers genre and kaiju films, is the series' first full episode-length story with a huge reference to Japanese popular culture and Japanese culture, and also features the casts of The Justice Friends and Dial M for Monkey in battle against the monster. In this episode, Dexter finally reveals about his lab to his parents in order to get their help, but he erases it from their memories after defeating the monster. He also finds out that his lab monkey is a superhero, but Monkey erases this from his memory at the end of the episode. The title is a play on the phrase, "last but not least," indicating this was intended to be the series finale, until the series returned in 2001 for a third season. 

"Rude Removal"[edit]

An episode segment from the second season was produced but never aired on television, but was ultimately released to the public on the official YouTube page of Adult Swim after fifteen years of being considered a lost film in January 2013.

Title Directed by Release date
"Rude Removal" Rob Renzetti February 21, 1998 (1998-02-21) (World Animation Celebration)
January 22, 2013 (2013-01-22) (online)[3][b]
Dexter plans to remove Dee Dee's rudeness with his latest invention, the "Rude Removal System". The siblings inadvertently end up inside the device, which splits the pair into two copies, one well-behaved and the other rude. 

Season 3 (2001–02)[edit]

Dexter's Laboratory season 3 episodes
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53 1 "Streaky Clean/A Dad Cartoon/Sole Brother" Robert Alvarez & Chris Savino/John McIntyre & Chris Savino/John McIntyre & Chris Savino November 16, 2001 (2001-11-16)

Streaky Clean: Dexter creates a satellite to clean stains off of his clothes, but it goes horribly wrong when another satellite hits the satellite that Dexter created and the satellite becomes damaged, causing the fabric beneath each stain to be eliminated as well.

A Dad Cartoon: Dad decides to give the car a retouch, but keeps breaking things and saying he will fix it later. After having enough, he pushes the car over a cliff, and below it are other crushed cars, meaning this was not the first time.

Sole Brother: Dexter accidentally becomes Dee Dee's foot when the two fuse together. Now they have to wait 24 hours to reverse the fusion. 
54 2 "Mind Over Chatter/A Quackor Cartoon/Momdark" Robert Alvarez & Chris Savino/Chris Savino/John McIntyre & Chris Savino November 18, 2001 (2001-11-18)

Mind Over Chatter: Dexter accidentally gives himself telepathy that he cannot shut off when trying to overhear his father's thoughts to figure out what he got for his birthday, causing everyone to accidentally read his own mind.

A Quackor Cartoon: Quackor returns to battle Monkey in Dexter's Lab until Quackor lays an egg; then the two fall in love.

Momdark: Mandark disguises himself as Dexter's mom to get into Dexter's Lab. Unfortunately he has to deal with Dexter, Dad, and Dee Dee's requests, which are too much for him. 
55 3 "Copping an Aptitude/A Failed Lab Experiment/The Grand-Daddy of All Inventions" John McIntyre & Chris Savino/Chris Savino/John McIntyre & Chris Savino November 30, 2001 (2001-11-30)

Copping an Aptitude: Dexter's school and parents decide to send him to college. He ignores his fellow students, who prefers to "party now, study later", until his mind finally snaps from the workload.

A Failed Lab Experiment: When Dexter's new device, made to help him see through solid objects, fails to work as expected, he ends up seeing through people's clothes, which puts him in an uncomfortable situation.

The Grand-Daddy of All Inventions: During a trip to his grandfather's house, Dexter learns that the outwardly boring old man has a lab just like his own. 
56 4 "Poppa Wheely/A Mom Cartoon/The Mock Side of the Moon" John McIntyre & Chris Savino/Chris Savino/John McIntyre & Chris Savino January 18, 2002 (2002-01-18)

Poppa Wheely: It is Career Day, and because Dexter is ashamed of his father, he creates a better father for himself. However, he soon discovers that his real father is much cooler. Note: This is the first episode to feature Candi Milo as the voice of Dexter.

A Mom Cartoon: Dexter's mom fights another woman at the supermarket for some new latex gloves. (This ep was later reused for the season finale)

The Mock Side of the Moon: Dexter travels to the moon and finds that aliens are planning an invasion on Earth, and he has to stop them. Turns out they only were interested in purchasing sweaters for the winter. 
57 5 "If Memory Serves/A Mandark Cartoon/Tele Trauma" Robert Alvarez & Chris Savino/Chris Savino/John McIntyre & Chris Savino February 22, 2002 (2002-02-22)

If Memory Serves: To keep himself from forgetting anything important, Dexter uses a device to copy his memories, which causes a mayhem in his own head.

A Mandark Cartoon: Mandark plans another scheme to get rid of Dexter. Everything in this cartoon is to the tune of Mandark's trademark laugh.

Tele Trauma: Since his studying is interrupting his favorite TV shows, Dexter creates a helmet to absorb the shows directly. However, the plan backfires when he randomly snaps into television-based outrages.

Note: This is the last episode to feature Christine Cavanaugh as the voice of Dexter. 
58 6 "A Boy Named Sue/Lab on the Run" John McIntyre & Chris Savino March 29, 2002 (2002-03-29)

A Boy Named Sue: Mandark's birth and origins as the child of hippies are revealed, as is the beginning of his rivalry with Dexter. Note:This is the first episode that fatures Candi Milo as the voice of Dexter.

Lab on the Run: Two robots escape from Dexter's lab in order to have a better life and avoid Dexter's totalitarian rule. Special guest appearances by Martin Mull and Fred Willard
59 7 "Dos Boot/A Dee Dee Cartoon/Would You Like That in the Can" Chris Savino/Robert Alvarez & Chris Savino/Chris Savino June 7, 2002 (2002-06-07)

Dos Boot: Mandark gets inside Dexter's computer system and creates a computer virus, so Dexter must follow him inside and kick him out from cyberspace. However, Dee Dee has other plans in mind...

A Dee Dee Cartoon: Dee Dee goes and plays in her own "lab" after being kicked out of Dexter's.

Would You Like That in the Can: Dexter and his friend Douglas Mordecai must enter the girls' bathroom to retrieve Dexter's lunchbox, which was put in there by another student. 
60 8 "That Magic Moment/A Silent Cartoon/Opposites Attract" John McIntyre & Chris Savino/Chris Savino/Chris Savino June 14, 2002 (2002-06-14)

That Magic Moment: Dexter's Magic Uncle Fergel O'Reilly (Mark Hamill) pays a visit to the family.

A Silent Cartoon: Dexter is trying to paint his lab blue, but Dee Dee wants to make it pink. (Spoof of Pink Panther cartoon The Pink Phink).

Opposites Attract: Dexter creates a magnetic field to keep Dee Dee away from him, but it malfunctions, causing them to stick together. 
61 9 "Comic Relief/A Third Dad Cartoon/RoboDexo 3000" Chris Savino/Chris Savino/John McIntyre & Chris Savino June 21, 2002 (2002-06-21)

Comic Relief: Dexter creates a device to make a lifelike superhero comic, with his sister villain "Deestructa".

A Third Dad Cartoon: Dexter's father plays golf with his kids. (Spoof of Nickelodeon's Sports Cartoon shorts of the 1980s).

RoboDexo 3000: Dexter creates the ultimate robot to replace his previous model. 
62 10 "Glove at First Sight/A Mom & Dad Cartoon/Smells Like Victory" Chris Savino/Chris Savino/John McIntyre & Chris Savino June 28, 2002 (2002-06-28)

Glove at First Sight: Dexter's parents remember their first date and dance together.

A Mom & Dad Cartoon: Dexter and Dee Dee listen in on their parents' conversation; they are playing Scrabble, but the way they talk makes it sound like Dad was cheating on Mom.

Smells Like Victory: The U.S. army invades Dexter's lab under the mistaken impression that aliens are using it as a base of operations on Earth, and Dexter must convince them that this is actually his lab, and also has to keep this a secret from Dee Dee. 
63 11 "Oh, Brother?/Another Dad Cartoon/Bar Exam" Chris Savino/Chris Savino/Robert Alvarez & Chris Savino July 5, 2002 (2002-07-05)

Oh, Brother?: Dexter turns Dee Dee into a boy, but is disappointed when "he" is not as cool as Dexter would like it.

Another Dad Cartoon: With everyone out of the house, Dexter's father decides to spend the time dancing.

Bar Exam: Dexter's parents discover that he is making false excuses to get out of physical education and now Dexter must pass a physical exam if he wants to pass P.E. and move up a few grades. 
64 12 "Jeepers, Creepers, Where is Peepers?/Go, Dexter Family, Go!" David Smith/Chris Savino July 12, 2002 (2002-07-12)

Jeepers, Creepers, Where is Peepers?: Dexter and Koos must save Peepers to keep the land of Kooz from disappearing.

Go, Dexter Family, Go!: Dexter's family must rescue him from aliens. 
65 13 "Scare Tactics/A Mom Cartoon/My Dad vs. Your Dad" Chris Savino September 20, 2002 (2002-09-20)

Scare Tactics: After watching a horror film, Dexter and his father become easily frightened.

A Mom Cartoon: This second short, first aired as part the 56th episode, repeats in this one.

My Dad vs. Your Dad: Dexter and Mandark's fathers become embroiled in a conflict after trying to defuse one between their sons. 

Season 4 (2002–03)[edit]

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66 1 "Beau Tie/Remember Me/Overlabbing" November 22, 2002 (2002-11-22)

Beau Tie: Dee Dee has a new boyfriend who likes science and Einstein. Unfortunately, when Dexter tries to get the boyfriend, named Beau, to see his stuff, Beau ends up running away from the both of them in fear, which saddens Dee Dee.

Remember Me: When Dexter gets amnesia, Dee Dee decides to play tricks on him by creating a whole new identity for him in her image.

Overlabbing: Dexter and Mandark drill underground to expand their labs, but end up running into each other's work. So they agree to share the lab, inducing chaos. 
67 2 "Sis-Tem Error/Bad Cable Manners/Dexter's Library" April 25, 2003 (2003-04-25)

Sis-Tem Error: Dee Dee accidentally shuts down Dexter's lab, and so he has to power it back.

Bad Cable Manners: Dexter pirates cable for his father.

Dexter's Library: Dexter becomes the stern administrator of his local library. 
68 3 "The Scrying Game/Monstrosi-Dee Dee/Dad Man Walking" May 2, 2003 (2003-05-02)

The Scrying Game: Dee Dee learns a new game that can predict the future events.

Monstrosi-Dee Dee: When Dee Dee eats a contaminated apple, she turns into a monster every time when she tells Dexter what to do.

Dad Man Walking: Dexter's father sleepwalks into Dexter's lab. Dexter discovers this, and now has to escort him out of the lab without waking hip up, which proves more difficult than thought. 
69 4 "Dexter's Little Dilemma/Faux Chapeau/D2" May 9, 2003 (2003-05-09)

Dexter's Little Dilemma: Dexter shrinks his parents and puts them into a model of their house for observation. The episode is a parody of the film, Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves.

Faux Chapeau: Dexter's newest invention looks like a hat, so Dee Dee takes it and wears it around town.

D2: Dexter and Dee Dee realize that they make a good team. They decide to do stuff together, but that only makes things worse. 
70 5 "Head Band/Stuffed Animal House/Used Ink" May 16, 2003 (2003-05-16)

Head Band: Dee Dee gets a song stuck in her head which is actually a virus. Dexter and Mom soon catch it too, and Dexter has to reverse the effects of this.

Stuffed Animal House: Dee Dee's stuffed animals come to life and roam the house when Dee Dee uses a formula that brings inanimate objects to life, which delights Dee Dee, much to his dismay.

Used Ink: Dexter creates a new type of ink that lets him command people to do whatever he wants. However, when Mandark gets his hands on it, Dexter becomes the one being commanded. 
71 6 "School Girl Crushed/Chess Mom/Father Knows Least" May 23, 2003 (2003-05-23)

School Girl Crushed: Dexter and Mandark are both outperformed by a new girl at school, so they reluctantly team up to get rid of her.

Chess Mom: Dexter's mother attempts to support him during a chess tournament but does nothing but embarrass him.

Father Knows Least: Dexter's father is left to watch the kids while his wife visits her sister. 
72 7 "Dexter the Barbarian/Tuber Time/Sore Eyes" May 30, 2003 (2003-05-30)

Dexter the Barbarian: Dexter tries to emulate the barbarian hero of his favorite comic book.

Tuber Time: Dexter studies the potato. When he is fascinated by its power to light up a light bulb, tries to use it as an energy source.

Sore Eyes: Dexter tries to improve his eyesight by giving himself laser eye surgery, but goes too far in doing so. 
73 8 "Babe Sitter/Mountain Mandark/2Geniuses 2Gether 4Ever" September 5, 2003 (2003-09-05)

Babe Sitter: Dee Dee is hired by Mandark's parents to babysit him.

Mountain Mandark: Mandark gets in touch with nature.

2Geniuses 2Gether 4Ever: Dexter decides to work with Mandark, but finds himself doing all the work. 
74 9 "Height Unseen/Bygone Errors/Folly Calls" September 12, 2003 (2003-09-12)

Height Unseen: Again tired of being short, but mindful of his past failures, Dexter decides to make everyone shorter than himself.

Bygone Errors: An elder Dexter talks about the glory days, and his sister is still there to inject her opinions, telling him what really happened.

Folly Calls: When Dee Dee tries to cut off a piece of her hair, she accidentally cuts off one of her pigtails. Dexter gives her a potion to make her missing hair grow back. However, Dee Dee squirts too much of it in her hair, and Dexter must return Dee Dee's hair back to normal. 
75 10 "Voice Over/Blonde Leading the Blonde/Comic Stripper" September 19, 2003 (2003-09-19)

Voice Over: When Dexter's computer gets laryngitis, Dexter must find a replacement voice.

Blonde Leading the Blonde: Dexter refuses to admit that blondes have more fun, so Dee Dee secretly dyes his hair blond to prove it to him.

Comic Stripper: Dexter finds out that all of Mandark's plans are taken from a comic book. 
76 11 "Tee Party/Dexter's Wacky Races" September 26, 2003 (2003-09-26)

Tee Party: Dexter and his father enter a golf tournament, but Dexter's father proves inept at the sport.

Dexter's Wacky Races: Dexter, Monkey, Agent Honeydew, the Justice Friends, Dee Dee, her imaginary friend Koosalagoopagoop, Mandark, his parents, and Dexter's parents participate in a cross-country race. 
77 12 "The Lab of Tomorrow/Chicken Scratch/Garage Sale" November 4, 2003 (2003-11-04)[c]

The Lab of Tomorrow: Monkey narrates a documentary of the future of laboratories and sciences.

Chicken Scratch: Dexter catches the chicken pox, and Dee Dee tells him a ridiculous tale that if he keeps scratching them, he will turn into an evil chicken. His nonstop scratching eventually does just that. This short was first shown in theaters on July 3, 2002, right before The Powerpuff Girls Movie.

Garage Sale: Dexter creates a device that turns people into hideous blobs. His parents then sell the device in a garage sale, where it ends up in Mandark's hands. 
78 13 "They Got Chops/Poetic Injustice/Comedy of Feathers" November 20, 2003 (2003-11-20)

They Got Chops: When Dee Dee's Judo skills prove too much for Dexter, Dexter learns how to fight back at the same dojo she went to.

Poetic Injustice: Dexter falls in love with a new girl at his school, but he cannot win her heart.

Comedy of Feathers: Dexter is forced to take Dee Dee to the zoo; she ends up trying to save an ostrich, with disastrous results (including getting morphed together). The episode ends with Dee Dee and the ostrich switching places. 

TV movie (1999)[edit]

Dexter's Laboratory TV movies
Title Directed by Original air date
Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip Genndy Tartakovsky December 10, 1999 (1999-12-10)[10]
After Dexter battles an army of robots who enter his laboratory through his time machine, he travels forward in time in search of the moment when his older self will save the future. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Dial M for Monkey: Barbequor" was replaced with the Season 2 episode "Dexter's Lab: A Story" in subsequent airings.
  2. ^ Never aired on television. The online premiere, courtesy of Adult Swim, designated this episode as TV-14-L.
  3. ^ "Chicken Scratch" appeared in theaters as a bonus short before The Powerpuff Girls Movie on July 3, 2002.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Beller, Miles (April 25, 1996). "TV Review; 'Dexter's Laboratory'". The Hollywood Reporter (BPI Entertainment News Wire). 
  2. ^ Godfrey, Leigh (November 16, 2001). "Dexter Goes Global in Worldwide Marathon". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Dexter's Lab: Dexter's Rude Removal". Adult Swim. January 22, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  4. ^ Moore, Scott (February 26, 1995). "Creative 'World Premiere Toons'". The Washington Post. The Washington Post Company. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  5. ^ Lacey, Gord (October 29, 2010). "Dexter's Laboratory — Season 1 Review". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved 2013-01-20. 
  6. ^ "Public Catalog". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2013-11-19.  Search for "Dexter's Laboratory no." to bring up a catalog of copyright pages for season 2 episodes. Includes title, production code, director(s), date of creation, and date of publication.
  7. ^ Boedecker, Hal (July 14, 1997). "Cartoon Network Zany Relief". Orlando Sentinel (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  8. ^ Klein-Häss, Michelle (March 1998). "Thinking About the World Animation Celebration '98". Animation World Magazine (2.12). Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  9. ^ Parks, Steve (April 28, 1998). "A Kid Calls The 'Toon / Only 7, LI boy's carton idea makes it to TV". Newsday – Long Island, NY. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  10. ^ DeMott, Rick (December 1, 1999). "Cartoon Network to air Dexter's Lab Special". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 

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