Ah, Cartoon Network of the early 2000’s– those days ruled. For me, those were the golden days. And one of those golden-era shows was “Dexter’s Laboratory.”
If you recall the premise, it focused on a young boy genius who had a secret lab with so many high-tech gadgets, machines, and more. But his annoying older sister, Dee Dee, enters and plays around with things. I love her famous line, “Ooh, what does this button do?” Bad Dee Dee!
Anyway, I am going to share the top moments that stand out to me from the show. Here it goes.
4: When Dexter is in Dee Dee’s body
When a woman asks “Dee Dee” how she’s doing, it turns out that Dexter’s in her body and is being annoying by going, “Dee Dee dumb, Dee Dee dumb.” Dee Dee, meanwhile, is stuck in her and Dexter’s mom’s body, and a dog is in Dexter’s body, panting. Lol.
3: Mandark’s unrealistic sobs
There is a dialogue-free short where Mandark, a mean kid Dexter dislikes, sounds his signature laugh. But eventually, he cries, and it sounds exactly like his evil laugh, except that the ha’s become wahs. It went “Wah-huh-huh, wah-huh-huh-huh-huh-huh!”
2: When Dee Dee wants to be a pony in the episode, “Dee Dee’s Tail”
Dee Dee and her friends are fantasizing about being ponies. But Dee Dee breaks down into tears and runs home, wanting to become a pony. Dexter turns her into one, however, he tries to ride her when she wants to be free. She even rejects the saddle Dexter almost puts on her.
1: The events in the episode, “Don’t Be a Baby”
In order to see a mature movie, Dexter and Dee Dee go into a machine to make themselves older. However, thanks to Dee Dee tripping over a wire, the machine turns everybody in the world into babies, including Dexter’s monkey and computer. Dee Dee and Dexter end up taking care of their parents, who have become infants.
I loved when the computer made baby babbles. Could you imagine your computer doing that? It would be quite impractical.
And the part when Dee Dee sings for her baby parents a lullaby was hilarious. It went, “Go to sleep, go to sleep, go to sleep, Mommy and Daddy.” It followed the tune of “Lullaby and Goodnight.” Of course, this wouldn’t be funny in real life.
I may explore more of “Dexter’s Laboratory” and revisit some other episodes, too. Do you have any favorite moments from the show?