History Headscratchers / DextersLaboratory

27th Jun '17 5:26:22 PM nombretomado
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* The old Apple, Cherry, Blueberry R2 clue Dee Dee left for Dexter to [[{{IAteWhat}} end up eating a mud pie]], now how in the heck does that make sense. I'm no maths genius - far from it - but I looked up R2 on TheOtherWiki and found it to mean the "coefficient of determination" and there didn't seem anything to do with pi in it, although that play on words was invoked for the joke. Can someone more versed in high-end calculus or such tell me how pi relates to the coefficient of determination? I mean, it might have something to do with it, but seeing as Dexter put the clue into his computer to solve it, maybe Dexter's not as smart as we all thought (although how he makes his lab dimensionally transcendental is beyond me too - [[{{DidYOuJustPunchOutCthulhu}} did he mug a]] TimeLord [[{{DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu}} for the technology]]?)

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* The old Apple, Cherry, Blueberry R2 clue Dee Dee left for Dexter to [[{{IAteWhat}} [[IAteWhat end up eating a mud pie]], now how in the heck does that make sense. I'm no maths genius - far from it - but I looked up R2 on TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki and found it to mean the "coefficient of determination" and there didn't seem anything to do with pi in it, although that play on words was invoked for the joke. Can someone more versed in high-end calculus or such tell me how pi relates to the coefficient of determination? I mean, it might have something to do with it, but seeing as Dexter put the clue into his computer to solve it, maybe Dexter's not as smart as we all thought (although how he makes his lab dimensionally transcendental is beyond me too - [[{{DidYOuJustPunchOutCthulhu}} [[DidYOuJustPunchOutCthulhu did he mug a]] TimeLord [[{{DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu}} [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu for the technology]]?)
4th May '17 6:12:36 AM Matrix4767
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** While not outright stated, it was implied that if Dexter's parents find out about the lab, they would shut it down. In "Last But Not Least", his dad tells him that "we need to straight a few things up with this secret laboratory business" (before his memories are erased), while in "Stuffed Animal House", Dexter has an ImagineSpot of his father declaring this.
18th Dec '16 2:21:55 PM cheedo
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* In "Ego Trip", why is it all of the Dexters had different voices, but all of the Mandarks had the same?
** Doesn't only the [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries surprisingly buff]] Dexter have a different voice, and the Twenty-Something and Old Man Dexters are the same voice actor just making Dexter sound nerdier and old (respectively)? Either way, I'd say RuleOfFunny. There's no funnier voice that you can have for an evil overlord than that of EddieDeezen.
** Dexter's voice changed along with his personality. Mandark's personality was the same in every time period and thus his voice was the same.
** Another thing about Ego Trip: Mandark and Dexter were there to witness [[spoiler: Dee Dee pushing the button and saving the future]] as kids, young adults, adults, and elders. The kids get the excuse of not knowing anything, and the adults get the excuse of being old. Since kid Dexter and kid Mandark know they will be led to the future for this same battle as young adults, why even bother going when they both know [[spoiler: they will lose?]]
*** Probably because both of them have egos the size of Mount Everest.
*** Bigger question, why is it that the older Mandark use the "send in the other versions of me as reinforcements" strategy when he already should know that won't work?
*** Time travel is a trippy thing. Odds are this conflict is in another time line and a new time line is opened where the problem is resolved. The time line with the conflict plays like a cracked record, repeating and such, unaware of a timeline where Mandark was stopped. AKA. Messing with time is too complicated.
** TimeyWimeyBall
5th Aug '16 3:17:58 PM mightymewtron
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** Not to nitpick, but you seem to have gotten episodes mixed up. The mud pie came from the episode when their mother was sick; Dee Dee tried to do cooking and made a ''literal'' mud pie. The clue you mentioned led Dexter to eat the apple, cherry, and blueberry pies that the mother had just finished baking.

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** Not to nitpick, but you seem to have gotten episodes mixed up. The mud pie came from the episode epoisode when their mother was sick; Dee Dee tried to do cooking and made a ''literal'' mud pie. The clue you mentioned led Dexter to eat the apple, cherry, and blueberry pies that the mother had just finished baking.




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** Concept art for TheMovie listed Dexter as 22 when Mandark was 24, so he is older. It's highly possible that Dexter skipped a grade and Mandark couldn't.


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*** He's likely 11-14, the ages during which puberty is a bitch.
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?
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