History Tearjerker / DextersLaboratory

31st May '17 4:21:54 PM BobSaget9
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* The GratuitousFrench episode. He's solved all the world's problems with the term ''omelette du fromage''. One problem-- it's not the password of his Laboratory. He panics as the Laboratory erases its memory banks and shuts down....if by "shuts down" [[FromBadToWorse you mean]] "[[spoiler:'''blows the fuck up''']]" as Dee Dee ''taunts him''...

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* The GratuitousFrench episode. He's solved all the world's problems with the term ''omelette du fromage''. One problem-- it's not the password of his Laboratory. He panics as the Laboratory erases its memory banks and shuts down....down... if by "shuts down" [[FromBadToWorse you mean]] "[[spoiler:'''blows the fuck up''']]" as Dee Dee ''taunts him''...
3rd May '17 8:07:06 PM Segal991
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* The wacky and fun episode of Dexter having to deal with Dee Dee's imaginary friend hanging out with him ends with [[spoiler:Dexter wishing away the imaginary friend, and commanding him to never come back again. And he does. Dee Dee runs away sobbing.]] Then it fades to credits where Koosie just laughs and it suddenly becomes NightmareFuel.

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* The wacky and fun episode of "The Koos Is Loose", wherein Dexter having to deal with Dee Dee's imaginary friend hanging out with him ends with [[spoiler:Dexter wishing away the imaginary friend, and commanding him to never come back again. And he does. Dee Dee runs away sobbing.]] Then it fades to credits where Koosie just laughs and it suddenly becomes NightmareFuel.



** And on top of that, it's also part HarsherInHindsight, and part DownerEnding due to Creator/DomDeLuise passing away.

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** And on top of that, it's also part HarsherInHindsight, and part DownerEnding due to Koosie's voice actor Creator/DomDeLuise passing away.



** It's almost worse when you remember that Dee Dee genuinely does not do it out of maliciousness, she's just impulsive and lacks forethought.

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** It's almost worse when you remember that [[InnocentlyInsensitive Dee Dee genuinely does not do it out of maliciousness, maliciousness]], she's just impulsive and lacks forethought.



* The episode "Dee Dee's Tail" is about Dee Dee convincing Dexter to turn her into a horse and, as you can imagine, she is very happy... Until she realizes her brother and her friends just want to use her for rides, not caring if she is tired (even when she is lying down after taking her friends for a ride the whole day, all they do is show her a chariot they want her to pull). The girl just had a dream come true and now realizes how her little brother and best friends are just taking advantage of her--
--> '''Dee Dee''': This is terrible... First my brother, and now my best friends... ''[crying]'' I wish someone would help me...
** Another scene that ends up a bit of Nightmare Fuel is when Dexter, Mee Mee and Lee Lee chase her and find her in a clearing in the forest. Dee Dee is silently crying (way different from her normal crying) over what just happened. Dexter just says they are there to tame her once and for all while holding a rope and Dee Dee literally ''begs'' them to leave her alone.

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* The episode "Dee Dee's Tail" is about Dee Dee convincing Dexter to turn her into a horse and, as you can imagine, she is very happy... Until she realizes her brother and her friends just want to use her for rides, not caring if she is tired (even when she is lying down after taking her friends for a ride the whole day, all they do is show her a chariot they want her to pull). [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor The girl just had a dream come true and now realizes how her little brother and best friends are just taking advantage of her--
her]]--
--> '''Dee Dee''': This is terrible... First my brother, and now my best friends... ''[crying]'' ''[breaks down sobbing]'' I wish someone would help me...
** Another scene that ends up a bit of Nightmare Fuel NightmareFuel is when Dexter, Mee Mee and Lee Lee chase her and find her in a clearing in the forest. Dee Dee is silently crying (way different from her normal crying) over what just happened. Dexter just says they are there to tame her once and for all while holding a rope and Dee Dee literally ''begs'' them to leave her alone.



* The GratuitousFrench episode. He's solved all the world's problems with the term ''omelette du fromage''. One problem-- it's not the password of his Laboratory. He panics as the Laboratory erases its memory banks and shuts down.
** ...if by "shuts down" [[FromBadToWorse you mean]] "[[spoiler:'''blows the fuck up''']]" as Dee Dee ''taunts him''...

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* The GratuitousFrench episode. He's solved all the world's problems with the term ''omelette du fromage''. One problem-- it's not the password of his Laboratory. He panics as the Laboratory erases its memory banks and shuts down.
** ...
down....if by "shuts down" [[FromBadToWorse you mean]] "[[spoiler:'''blows the fuck up''']]" as Dee Dee ''taunts him''...
17th Apr '17 5:41:25 PM GF93
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--> '''Dee Dee'': I feel sorry for you, Dexter. You're like a pickle, sour and all bottled up in your laboratory. Toiling away alone in the dark, searching for answers to questions nobody asked. Locked away from the world, never to experience the true mysteries of life. Well, you can keep your cold, sterile little lab, because for me, the WORLD is my laboratory. Goodbye Dexter, I'll never bother you again. *Dee Dee leaves, leaving Dexter alone in his silent, tomb-like laboratory*

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--> '''Dee Dee'': Dee''': I feel sorry for you, Dexter. You're like a pickle, pickle-- cold, sour and all bottled up in your laboratory. Toiling away alone in the dark, searching for answers to questions nobody asked. Locked away from the world, never to experience the true mysteries of life. Well, you can keep your cold, sterile little lab, because for me, the WORLD ''world'' is my laboratory. Goodbye Dexter, I'll never bother you again. *Dee (''Dee Dee leaves, leaving Dexter alone in his silent, tomb-like laboratory*laboratory.'')



--> '''Dexter''' (Voice breaking, after witnessing [[WalkingDisasterArea all of the destruction she has done]], and knowing what the [[BigRedButton button]] ''[[SelfDestructSequence will]]'' do): ''What have I'' '''ever''' ''done to you?''
** Its almost worse when you remember that Dee Dee genuinely does not do it out of maliciousness, she's just impulsive and lacks forethought.

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--> '''Dexter''' '''Dexter:''' (Voice breaking, after witnessing [[WalkingDisasterArea all of the destruction she has done]], been responsible for]], and knowing what the [[BigRedButton button]] ''[[SelfDestructSequence will]]'' do): do)-- ''What have I'' '''ever''' ''done to you?''
** Its It's almost worse when you remember that Dee Dee genuinely does not do it out of maliciousness, she's just impulsive and lacks forethought.



* The episode "Dee Dee's Tail" is about Dee Dee convincing Dexter to turn her into a horse and, as you can imagine, she is very happy... Until she realizes her brother and her friends just want to use her for rides, not caring if she is tired (even when she is lying down after taking her friends for a ride the whole day, all they do is show her a chariot they want her to pull). The girl just had a dream come true and now realizes how her little brother and best friends are just taking advantage of her.
--> '''Dee Dee''': This is terrible... First my brother and now my best friends... ''[crying]'' I wish someone would help me...
** Another scene that ends up a bit of Nightmare Fuel is when Dexter, Mee Mee and Lee Lee chase her and find her in a clearing in the forest. Dee Dee is silently crying (way different from her normal crying) over what just happened. Dexter just says they are there to tame her once and for all while holding a rope and Dee Dee literally *begs* them to leave her alone.

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* The episode "Dee Dee's Tail" is about Dee Dee convincing Dexter to turn her into a horse and, as you can imagine, she is very happy... Until she realizes her brother and her friends just want to use her for rides, not caring if she is tired (even when she is lying down after taking her friends for a ride the whole day, all they do is show her a chariot they want her to pull). The girl just had a dream come true and now realizes how her little brother and best friends are just taking advantage of her.
her--
--> '''Dee Dee''': This is terrible... First my brother brother, and now my best friends... ''[crying]'' I wish someone would help me...
** Another scene that ends up a bit of Nightmare Fuel is when Dexter, Mee Mee and Lee Lee chase her and find her in a clearing in the forest. Dee Dee is silently crying (way different from her normal crying) over what just happened. Dexter just says they are there to tame her once and for all while holding a rope and Dee Dee literally *begs* ''begs'' them to leave her alone.



** This is doubly worse when you think back to the few times that Dee Dee herself is in trouble. You can tell that despite everything, Dexter has some serious BigBrotherInstinct going on, despite being the younger brother who gets put through hell by his sister. That says nothing good about [[UngratefulBastard Dee Dee]] and a lot of good about [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Dexter]].

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** This is doubly worse when you think back to the few times that Dee Dee herself is in trouble. You can tell that despite everything, Dexter has some serious BigBrotherInstinct going on, despite being the younger brother who gets put through hell by his sister. That says nothing good about [[UngratefulBastard Dee Dee]] Dee]], and a lot of good about [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Dexter]].
1st Apr '17 10:18:57 AM marcoasalazarm
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* On the same short above, Dexter's solo after various attempts at creating stuff (and hiding) have all resulted in Dee Dee finding him and destroying his stuff (and even after two times she says "I guess I shouldn't touch", she ''still'' does), where he laments that his role in life as far as he sees is to forever be the target of Dee Dee's bungling destruction. Thankfully, he finds the empty space for the lab right then--but in the context of the short, this ended up being a HopeSpot.
17th Feb '17 11:28:44 AM Crimson_Vega
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** Another scene that ends up a bit of Nightmare Fuel is when Dexter, Mee Mee and Lee Lee chase her and find her in a clearing in the forest. Dee Dee is silently crying (way different from her normal crying) over what just happened. Dexter just says they are there to tame her once and for all while holding a rope and Dee Dee literally *begs* them to leave her alone.
17th Feb '17 11:24:10 AM Crimson_Vega
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* The episode "Dee Dee's Tail" is about Dee Dee convincing Dexter to turn her into a horse and, as you can imagine, she is very happy... Until she realizes her brother and her friends just want to use her for rides, not caring if she is tired (even when she is lying down after taking her friends for a ride the whole day, all they do is show her a chariot they want her to pull). Realizing that the people you love just want to use you and don't care for your feelings is really sad.

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* The episode "Dee Dee's Tail" is about Dee Dee convincing Dexter to turn her into a horse and, as you can imagine, she is very happy... Until she realizes her brother and her friends just want to use her for rides, not caring if she is tired (even when she is lying down after taking her friends for a ride the whole day, all they do is show her a chariot they want her to pull). Realizing that the people you love The girl just want to use you had a dream come true and don't care for your feelings is really sad. now realizes how her little brother and best friends are just taking advantage of her.


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*** Although this varies depending of the writer, the inverse is also true: Dexter can be a complete jerk to Dee Dee as well as impatient, not trying to understand his sister or respecting how she views the world and merely labeling as stupid. He also insults her constantly and while Dee Dee is destructive, it is more due to curiosity than maliciousness and all she wants is to spend time with her brother.
1st Jan '17 3:10:47 AM SilentStranger
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** Dee Dee's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech she gives after Dexter yells at her and calls her stupid.
--> '''Dee Dee'': I feel sorry for you, Dexter. You're like a pickle, sour and all bottled up in your laboratory. Toiling away alone in the dark, searching for answers to questions nobody asked. Locked away from the world, never to experience the true mysteries of life. Well, you can keep your cold, sterile little lab, because for me, the WORLD is my laboratory. Goodbye Dexter, I'll never bother you again. *Dee Dee leaves, leaving Dexter alone in his silent, tomb-like laboratory*


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** Its almost worse when you remember that Dee Dee genuinely does not do it out of maliciousness, she's just impulsive and lacks forethought.


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* The episode that shows how Mom and Dad met back in the 80s. They participated in a study on OCD and cleaning obsession, with Mom being paired up with Dad who was ThePigPen at the time. The sad part comes in when you see Mom literally reduced to tears over her inability to get over her phobia, which will ring true for fans who have OCD in real life.
11th Nov '16 7:34:18 PM MisterCPC
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** The following morning after that, Dexter tries to say hello to all his favorite teachers. They all respond by coldly shunning him as they go to praise Mandark instead. Dang.
27th Oct '16 7:51:25 PM PantaroP
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** Another meta example: This song by The Nobles, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j-MhR4Nq30 "Mandark"]]. It's about how Mandark is Dexter's enemy because [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter he pales in comparison to Dex]] and just wants to prove that he's also a genius. What's truly sad is that it's [[GeniusBonus pretty]] [[FridgeBrilliance accurate]] to how Mandark was introduced and characterized (at least earlier on in the show), especially if you've seen "Mandarker" (mentioned below).

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** Another meta example: This song by The Nobles, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j-MhR4Nq30 [[https://thenobles.bandcamp.com/track/mandark "Mandark"]]. It's about how Mandark is Dexter's enemy because [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter he pales in comparison to Dex]] and just wants to prove that he's also a genius. What's truly sad is that it's [[GeniusBonus pretty]] [[FridgeBrilliance accurate]] to how Mandark was introduced and characterized (at least earlier on in the show), especially if you've seen "Mandarker" (mentioned below).
9th Oct '16 4:32:44 PM GF93
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* The wacky and fun episode of Dexter having to deal with Dee Dee's imaginary friend hanging out with him ends with [[spoiler: Dexter wishing away the imaginary friend, and commanding him to never come back again. And he does. Dee Dee runs away sobbing.]] Then it fades to credits where Koosie just laughs and it suddenly becomes NightmareFuel.

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* The wacky and fun episode of Dexter having to deal with Dee Dee's imaginary friend hanging out with him ends with [[spoiler: Dexter [[spoiler:Dexter wishing away the imaginary friend, and commanding him to never come back again. And he does. Dee Dee runs away sobbing.]] Then it fades to credits where Koosie just laughs and it suddenly becomes NightmareFuel.



--> '''Dee Dee''': This is terrible... First my brother and now my best friends... (Crying) I wish someone would help me...
* As quoted from Fridge Horror: "When watching ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', if you think about it too much, you'll realize what a cruel, destructive jerk [=Dee Dee=] really is. When she's not completely destroying her brother's life's work, she at times openly belittles, insults, humiliates, and abuses him for kicks and giggles." You need only look at such episodes as Road Rash, The Big Cheese, [=LABretto=], Framed, Sister Mom, Dimwit Dexter... you get the picture.
** This is doubly worse when you think back to the few times that Dee Dee herself is in trouble. You can tell that despite everything, Dexter has some serious BigBrotherInstinct going on, despite being the younger brother who gets put through hell by his sister. That says nothing good about Dee Dee and a lot of good about Dexter.

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--> '''Dee Dee''': This is terrible... First my brother and now my best friends... (Crying) ''[crying]'' I wish someone would help me...
* As quoted from Fridge Horror: "When watching ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', if you think about it too much, you'll realize what a cruel, destructive jerk [=Dee Dee=] scumbag [[{{Jerkass}} Dee Dee]] really is. When she's not completely destroying her brother's life's work, she at times openly belittles, insults, humiliates, and abuses him for kicks and giggles." You need only look at such episodes as Road Rash, The Big Cheese, [=LABretto=], Framed, Sister Mom, Dimwit Dexter... you get the picture.
** This is doubly worse when you think back to the few times that Dee Dee herself is in trouble. You can tell that despite everything, Dexter has some serious BigBrotherInstinct going on, despite being the younger brother who gets put through hell by his sister. That says nothing good about [[UngratefulBastard Dee Dee Dee]] and a lot of good about Dexter.[[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Dexter]].



* The GratuitousFrench episode. He's solved all the world's problems with the term ''omelette du fromage''. One problem: It's not the password of his Laboratory. He panics as the Laboratory erases its memory banks and shuts down.

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* The GratuitousFrench episode. He's solved all the world's problems with the term ''omelette du fromage''. One problem: It's problem-- it's not the password of his Laboratory. He panics as the Laboratory erases its memory banks and shuts down.



--->'''Dee Dee''': ''That's all you can say! That's all you can say!''

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--->'''Dee Dee''': ''That's ''[[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown That's all you can say! That's all you can say!''say!]]''



* In his first appearance, Mandark forcing Dexter to shut down his lab.
-->'''Computer''': "What are you doing, Dexter?"
-->'''Dexter''': "Goodbye, my love."

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* In his first appearance, Mandark forcing Dexter to shut down his lab.
lab--
-->'''Computer''': "What Dexter...what are you doing, Dexter?"
Dexter?
-->'''Dexter''': "Goodbye, ''[tearfully]'' Goodbye, my love."love.
-->'''Computer''': Goodby-- ''[is cut off by the sounds of everything shutting down]''
-->'''Dexter''': '''''[[BigNO NOOOOOOOOOOO!]]'''''
** --and then after Mandark finds out and laughs cruelly about it, Dexter is shown in bed, crying himself to sleep.
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