History Headscratchers / DextersLaboratory

24th Apr '16 6:52:58 PM Kinola
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** Maybe he just likes going out to eat?
14th Sep '15 11:40:49 PM Wanderer2004
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** Which begs another question: Do both shows take place in the same universe? If so, in what order?



* In "Old Man Dexter", why doesn't Dexter just watch movies in his lab if he's not allowed to stay up with his family to watch them?

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* In "Old Man Dexter", why doesn't Dexter just watch movies in his lab if he's not allowed to stay up with his family to watch them?them?
** Even the biggest introverts need some form of social interaction (in this case, familial), and Dexter is no exception. Simply put, it isn't just about the movies: He wants to do fun stuff with the rest of the family. Watching movies alone isn't as enjoyable as watching them with family and/or friends.
27th Mar '15 7:23:12 PM nombretomado
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** Taking it a step further, how did they ever get away with ''A Second Dad Cartoon'' with its RiskyBusinessDance ? ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' I could understand, and maybe even ''FamilyGuy'', but this...

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** Taking it a step further, how did they ever get away with ''A Second Dad Cartoon'' with its RiskyBusinessDance ? ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' I could understand, and maybe even ''FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', but this...
23rd Feb '15 9:01:02 AM rt2012
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* Dexter seemed to be completely annoyed when he was dragged to [[SuckECheeses Chubby Cheese's]] and that was probablly increased when found out who was the real management... but in another episode, when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Dad is pretending to be mom]] he tricks Dexter and Dee-Dee into leaving the kitchen by telling them they are having dinner at Chubby Cheese's... and it works. Why is Dexter suddenly so happy to go there?

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* Dexter seemed to be completely annoyed when he was dragged to [[SuckECheeses Chubby Cheese's]] and that was probablly increased when found out who was the real management... but in another episode, when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Dad is pretending to be mom]] he tricks Dexter and Dee-Dee into leaving the kitchen by telling them they are having dinner at Chubby Cheese's... and it works. Why is Dexter suddenly so happy to go there?there?
* In "Old Man Dexter", why doesn't Dexter just watch movies in his lab if he's not allowed to stay up with his family to watch them?
17th Aug '14 4:11:56 PM Shadoboy
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* At the end of "The Ol' Switcharooms", why were Dee-Dee and Dexter's Mom (assuming she knew about it) fine with Dad punishing Dexter by making him sleep in the kennel?

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* At the end of "The Ol' Switcharooms", why were Dee-Dee and Dexter's Mom (assuming she knew about it) fine with Dad punishing Dexter by making him sleep in the kennel?kennel?
* Dexter seemed to be completely annoyed when he was dragged to [[SuckECheeses Chubby Cheese's]] and that was probablly increased when found out who was the real management... but in another episode, when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Dad is pretending to be mom]] he tricks Dexter and Dee-Dee into leaving the kitchen by telling them they are having dinner at Chubby Cheese's... and it works. Why is Dexter suddenly so happy to go there?
6th Jul '14 2:31:20 PM maxwellsilver
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*** Perhaps like the ice cream man, Dexter paid him with a giant jar of pennies and through no fault of Dexter's, it caused him some bad experience that caused a deep seated hatred?
9th Apr '14 10:50:25 PM doornik1142
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** The musical episode seems to imply that the lab space was already there when his parents bought the house. (God only knows how it got there.) Dexter found it when he was barely out of diapers and decided to set up shop. As for power, his lab is deep enough underground that he could be using geothermal vents for energy.
11th Feb '14 6:33:54 PM Technomaru
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*** On that same topic, if Dexter's laboratory is SUPPOSED to be a secret then why does Dee Dee and Mandark know about it? For a “boy genius” who’s supposed to keep his huge Laboratory a secret, he’s not doing a good job of it!

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*** On that same topic, if Dexter's laboratory Laboratory is SUPPOSED to be a secret then why does Dee Dee Dee, Mee Mee, Lee Lee and Mandark know about it? For a “boy genius” who’s supposed to keep his huge Laboratory a secret, he’s not doing a good job of it!
9th Feb '14 10:36:01 AM JW
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** Presumably he dug the space, and he has his own means of power generation.

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** Presumably he dug the space, and he has his own means of power generation.generation.

* At the end of "The Ol' Switcharooms", why were Dee-Dee and Dexter's Mom (assuming she knew about it) fine with Dad punishing Dexter by making him sleep in the kennel?
30th Jan '14 12:00:23 AM Technomaru
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*** On that same topic, if Dexter's laboratory is SUPPOSED to be a secret then why does Dee Dee and Mandark know about it? For a “boy genius” who’s supposed to keep his huge Laboratory a secret, he’s not doing a good job of it!
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