History WesternAnimation / DextersLaboratory

23rd Jun '16 5:49:37 PM Monolaf317
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* {{Retcon}}: So many of the backstories and continuity of the characters were changed when she show was renewed, including how Dexter's parents met, and even changing Mandark's history (and how he and Dexter met) entirely. Fans usually treat these episodes as a different show entirely.



* {{Retcon}}: So many of the backstories and continuity of the characters were changed when she show was renewed, including how Dexter's parents met, and even changing Mandark's history (and how he and Dexter met) entirely. Fans usually treat these episodes as a different show entirely.
23rd Jun '16 5:48:37 PM Monolaf317
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* RewindGag: The episode "sdrawkcaB" has Dexter inventing a belt that makes its wearer go forward and backwards by pulling a lever that controls the time. Dee Dee ends up using it on Dexter, but he gets back at her at the end by having her wear the belt while she fell up and down from a high place.
-->'''Dexter's Dad''': Dexter, what have I told you about running up and down the stairs?! SLOW DOWN, YOU'RE GONNA HURT SOME-''(Dexter trips him and he falls down the stairs.)''
19th Jun '16 8:46:13 AM Korodzik
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* TheCameo: [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred Flintstone]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons George Jetson]] make a brief appearance in "Beard to be Feared". There are also the scenes in "Dad is Disturbed" which feature [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Betty and Barney Rubble]], who are apparently friends of Mom and Dad.
17th Jun '16 10:55:41 AM NausicaaoftheSpirits
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* GravityIsAHarshMistress: Both Dexter and Koosie get this in spades during the battle with Hookocho.
13th Jun '16 12:49:12 AM CaptainTedium
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* FollowTheLeader: Seems to have inspired shows such as ''JohnnyTest'' and ''TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius''.


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* OnlyOneName: Dexter and Dee Dee both lack last names.
13th Jun '16 12:46:57 AM CaptainTedium
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* TheDitz: Dee Dee.

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* TheDitz: Dee Dee.Dee is a total moron who often annoys Dexter because of her idiocy.



* [[DoNotCallMePaul Do Not Call Me Susan]]: Mandark.

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* [[DoNotCallMePaul Do Not Call Me Susan]]: Mandark.DoNotCallMePaul: Mandark is not happy about his parents naming him Susan.



* TheFaceless: Earl in "Hamhocks and Armlocks".

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* TheFaceless: Earl in "Hamhocks and Armlocks".Armlocks" is only seen from the neck down.



* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine

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* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicineLabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Dexter wears a white coat.



* NoNameGiven: Dexter's parents.

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* NoNameGiven: Dexter's parents.parents are only ever referred to as Mom and Dad. Not even their surnames are given.



* OverlyLongGag: The {{Uncancelled}} episodes were quite fond of these.

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* OverlyLongGag: The {{Uncancelled}} episodes made without Tartakovsky's were quite fond of these.



* SecretKeeper

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* SecretKeeperSecretKeeper: Dee Dee is the only one aside from Dexter himself who knows about her brother's lab.



* SlipperySwimsuit

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* SlipperySwimsuitSlipperySwimsuit: Dexter loses his swimming trunks in one episode.



* ToiletHumor: When Dee Dee and Dexter get their hands on labeling devices to mark their property, Dexter marks a gallon of apple juice as his own and drinks it all... then gets to the bathroom, only to find Dee Dee's marked it for herself.

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* ToiletHumor: ToiletHumour: When Dee Dee and Dexter get their hands on labeling devices to mark their property, Dexter marks a gallon of apple juice as his own and drinks it all... then gets to the bathroom, only to find Dee Dee's marked it for herself.



* TookALevelInDumbass: Dad, as part of the SeasonalRot. Dee Dee might have gotten dumber too, but it's harder to tell with her.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Cookies and candy for Dee Dee, muffins for Dad
* UnCancelled: Season 3, made without [[FranchiseZombie creator Genndy Tartarkovsky]] (and writers Butch Hartman and SethMacFarlane, who had left to make ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', respectively) and thus a point of much contention.
* UnexplainedAccent: Dexter.

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* TookALevelInDumbass: Dad, as part of Dad becomes dumber in the SeasonalRot.later seasons. Dee Dee might have gotten dumber too, but it's harder to tell with her.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Cookies and candy for Dee Dee, muffins for Dad
* UnCancelled: Season 3, made without [[FranchiseZombie creator Genndy Tartarkovsky]] (and writers Butch Hartman and SethMacFarlane, who had left to make ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', respectively) and thus a point of much contention.
Dad.
* UnexplainedAccent: Dexter.No explanation is given for why Dexter speaks with an accent when his parents are American.



* CaptainErsatz: Barbecuor (ComicBook/{{Galactus}}), and his [[ComicBook/SilverSurfer Silver Spooner]].

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* CaptainErsatz: CaptainErsatz:
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Barbecuor (ComicBook/{{Galactus}}), and his [[ComicBook/SilverSurfer Silver Spooner]].



*** ActorAllusion: [[RandySavage "OOOOOHHH YEEEAAAH!!"]]



* CruellaToAnimals: Peltra.

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* CruellaToAnimals: Peltra.Peltra makes clothing out of animals and becomes obsessed with making a suit out of Monkey.



* 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'']].

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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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'']].



* HartmanHips: Agent Honeydew. The bodysuit helps!

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* HartmanHips: Agent Honeydew.Honeydew has wide hips. The bodysuit helps!



* MsFanservice: Honeydew again.

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* MsFanservice: Honeydew again.is very attractive and curvaceous.



* SpyCatsuit: Agent Honeydew.
** Could even double as FetishFuel.
* TakeThat: The "Silver Spooner" is pretty much the AmbiguouslyGay verson of the ComicBook/SilverSurfer, whilst "Barbequor" is an {{Expy}} of ComicBook/{{Galactus}} with the MundaneMadeAwesome element added.
* TalkinAnimal: Simion the Monkey does so.

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* SpyCatsuit: Agent Honeydew.
** Could even double as FetishFuel.
Honeydew wears a tight, form-fitting uniform.
* TakeThat: The "Silver Spooner" is pretty much the AmbiguouslyGay verson of the ComicBook/SilverSurfer, whilst "Barbequor" is an {{Expy}} of ComicBook/{{Galactus}} with the MundaneMadeAwesome element added.
* TalkinAnimal:
TalkingAnimal: Simion the Monkey does so.



* CaptainGeographic

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* CaptainGeographicCaptainGeographic: The leader is a patriotic hero named Major Glory. He even has a red-and-white striped cape.



* Creator/FrankWelker: Krunk.



* PunnyName: Val Hallen is both a pun on Valhalla and rock group VanHalen.
* RobPaulsen: Major Glory.

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* PunnyName: Val Hallen is both a pun on Valhalla and rock group VanHalen.
* RobPaulsen: Major Glory.
Music/VanHalen.



* TomKenny: Val Hallen
31st May '16 6:22:26 PM NWolfman
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* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: The first season had much more "rubbery" cartoon animation and were significantly more dialogue-heavy, as opposed to later seasons where the animation was slicker and hard-edged and dialogue was dialed back to near [[NoDialogueEpisode non-existence]].

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* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first season had much more "rubbery" cartoon animation and were significantly more dialogue-heavy, as opposed to later seasons where the animation was slicker and hard-edged and dialogue was dialed back to near [[NoDialogueEpisode non-existence]].
31st May '16 6:22:02 PM NWolfman
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* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: The first season had much more "rubbery" cartoon animation and were significantly more dialogue-heavy, as opposed to later seasons where the animation was slicker and hard-edged and dialogue was dialed back to near [[NoDialogueEpisode non-existence]].
24th May '16 6:20:02 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ShoutOut: All over the place, from the various [[ShowWithinAShow Shows Within The Show]] to a giant mecha that needs [[{{Voltron}} five people]] [[VoltesV to control]].

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* ShoutOut: All over the place, from the various [[ShowWithinAShow Shows Within The Show]] to a giant mecha that needs [[{{Voltron}} [[Anime/{{Voltron}} five people]] [[VoltesV to control]].



** In the episode “Tele-Trauma”, you can hear Dexter say [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls TOWNSVILLES IN TROUBLE!!!]] while having the TV helmet on.

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** In the episode “Tele-Trauma”, “Tele-Trauma”, you can hear Dexter say [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls TOWNSVILLES IN TROUBLE!!!]] while having the TV helmet on.
21st May '16 8:15:49 PM erforce
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** [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} "Who ya wanna call?"]]

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** [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} "Who ya wanna call?"]]
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