History Tearjerker / DextersLaboratory

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.
11th Jun '16 8:14:05 PM mkrgolf
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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 Deedee and a lot of good about 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 Deedee Dee Dee and a lot of good about Dexter.
11th Jun '16 8:13:19 PM mkrgolf
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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 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.



** This is doubly worse when you think back to the few times that Deedee 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 Deedee and a lot of good about Dexter.

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** This is doubly worse when you think back to the few times that Deedee 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 Deedee and a lot of good about Dexter.
16th May '16 8:38:07 AM KiraDoom
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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).



* Seeing young adult Dexter in 'Ego Trip'. It's really depressing to see Dexter, a boisterous, precocious little boy become neurotic and cowed. The scene with Mandark whipping him is especially hard to watch.

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* Seeing young adult Dexter in 'Ego Trip'. It's really depressing to see Dexter, a boisterous, precocious little boy become neurotic and cowed.cowardly. The scene with Mandark whipping him is especially hard to watch.
6th May '16 11:34:01 AM mkrgolf
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* The wacky and fun episode of Dexter having to deal with Deedee'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. Deedee 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 Deedee's 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. Deedee Dee Dee runs away sobbing.]] Then it fades to credits where Koosie just laughs and it suddenly becomes NightmareFuel.



* The ending to "Way of The Dee-Dee" with Dexter solemnly repairing his destroyed lab (that he wrecked ''himself''), as Dee-Dee runs off in tears.

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* The ending to "Way of The Dee-Dee" the Dee Dee" with Dexter solemnly repairing his destroyed lab (that he wrecked ''himself''), as Dee-Dee Dee Dee runs off in tears.



** And before that, Dee-Dee wrecking his every invention and driving him to despair, him finding solace in starting his laboratory, and the first time she ever enters his lab...
--> '''Dee-Dee''': Ooohhh, WhatDoesThisButtonDo

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** And before that, Dee-Dee Dee Dee wrecking his every invention and driving him to despair, him finding solace in starting his laboratory, and the first time she ever enters his lab...
--> '''Dee-Dee''': '''Dee Dee''': Ooohhh, WhatDoesThisButtonDo



* As quoted from Fridge Horror: "When watching ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', if you think about it too much, you'll realize what a cruel, destructive jerk [=Deedee=] 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.

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* As quoted from Fridge Horror: "When watching ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', if you think about it too much, you'll realize what a cruel, destructive jerk [=Deedee=] [=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.
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