History WesternAnimation / DextersLaboratory

25th Sep '17 1:15:57 PM SeptimusHeap
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Creator/CartoonNetwork's first [[CartoonCartoons original series]] that wasn't based on an [[WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast already existing character]] or an [[WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow anthology series]], ''Dexter's Laboratory'' originated as one of the [[WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow World Premiere Toons]], a series of short cartoons solicited through a contest for nonprofessional animators. (''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was also brought in through this contest, and Creator/CraigMcCracken and Creator/GenndyTartakovsky collaborated on both shows.)

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Creator/CartoonNetwork's first [[CartoonCartoons [[Creator/CartoonCartoons original series]] that wasn't based on an [[WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast already existing character]] or an [[WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow anthology series]], ''Dexter's Laboratory'' originated as one of the [[WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow World Premiere Toons]], a series of short cartoons solicited through a contest for nonprofessional animators. (''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was also brought in through this contest, and Creator/CraigMcCracken and Creator/GenndyTartakovsky collaborated on both shows.)
23rd Sep '17 4:01:42 AM CaptainTedium
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: This show has earned [[Radar/DextersLaboratory its own page]].



* ParentalBonus: In addition to everything listed under GettingCrapPastTheRadar above, the show takes delight in constantly implying that Dexter's parents are not only very much still in love, but have a ''very'' healthy [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex sex life]].

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* ParentalBonus: In addition to everything listed under GettingCrapPastTheRadar above, [[Radar/DextersLaboratory the Radar page]], the show takes delight in constantly implying that Dexter's parents are not only very much still in love, but have a ''very'' healthy [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex sex life]].



* DefeatByModesty: After she prevents Peltra from making Monkey into a coat, Agent Honeydew then strips Peltra naked.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** One episode contained a montage that included such romantic scenes as Monkey and Honeydew on a picnic, flying kites, drinking an ice cream soda and Honeydew picking fleas and ticks off Monkey's back. All well and good except in that last one Honeydew is clad [[ModestyTowel only in a ''towel'']].
** In "Barbequor", if you look closely, Agent Honeydew was about to [[EroticEating eat a whole hotdog]], while a fellow agent stares with glee.
** That whole episode was banned for gay stereotyping and a pseudo-drunk Krunk. It can still be found occasionally on Cartoon Network Video, though, and is pretty damned funny.
*** There is ''so'' much radar stuff going on in that episode.


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* ShamefulStrip: After she prevents Peltra from making Monkey into a coat, Agent Honeydew then strips Peltra naked.
14th Sep '17 1:55:57 AM Merseyuser1
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* AmericanAccents: Major Glory speaks with a Californian accent, and Val Hallen speaks equivalent to a SurferDude.



* AvengersAssemble: Justice Friends, '''Asssembllllle!'''

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* AvengersAssemble: Justice Friends, '''Asssembllllle!''''''Asssembllllle!'''.
* BareYourMidriff: Val Hallen is a rare male example of this trope that is ''not'' AmbiguouslyGay or CampGay and this is treated as normal InUniverse.
14th Aug '17 2:04:21 PM themisterfree
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** One late episode was one giant {{Homage}} to ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''.
8th Jul '17 11:01:42 PM ecuvulle6267
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* {{Oktoberfest}}: In the episode "The Bus Boy" there's a fat German boy in lederhosen (an {{Expy}} of Uter from WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons). His story involved the bus boy (resembling the German boy) dancing around eating food and commenting how good it was.
5th Jun '17 8:28:47 PM Skylite
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* DanceOff: "Dee Dee's Rival" has Dee Dee facing Mandark's sister in ballet at the beginning. At the end of the episode, they compete againt each other while piloting MiniMechas.
3rd Jun '17 6:13:55 PM Kaye006
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** In "Old Man Dexter," the family is unsympathetic to Dexter who, because of his age, isn't allowed to participate in the family movie night. While Dexter handles it badly (he could have easily invented a hypno-ray), it still sucks when the whole family actively participates in something you just can't be a part of.

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** In "Old Man Dexter," the family is unsympathetic to Dexter who, because of his age, isn't allowed to participate in the family movie night. While Dexter handles it badly (he could have easily invented a hypno-ray), it still sucks when the whole family actively participates in something you just can't be a part of. they have forbidden him from joining. Harsh.
3rd Jun '17 6:10:33 PM Kaye006
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** In "Old Man Dexter," the family is unsympathetic to Dexter who, because of his age, isn't allowed to participate in the family movie night. While Dexter handles it badly (he could have easily invented a hypno-ray), it still sucks when the whole family actively participates in something you just can't be a part of.
6th May '17 2:39:35 AM CaptainTedium
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** Mandark's backstory seems like a {{transgender}} metaphor.

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** Mandark's backstory in "A Boy Named Sue" seems like a {{transgender}} metaphor.
18th Apr '17 10:42:25 AM MattBoo
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* AnimationBump: The ''WesternAniamtion/WhatACartoonShow'' shorts and the first six episodes of the series (animated by Creator/FilCartoons) have instances of this, where motions and lip movements are more fluid than the later, more LimitedAnimation episodes animated over at Creator/RoughDraftStudios.
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