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Recap / Dexters Laboratory S 1 EP 1

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DeeDeemensional: The One Where Dee Dee travels back in time to warn Dexter about an experiment going wrong.

Magmanamus': The One Where Monkey fights a Magma Man.

Marternal Combat': The One Where Dexter builds a robot to act as his Mom for the day.

DeeDeemensional contains examples of:

  • Eaten Alive: The monster eats Dexter alive though Dexter is still able to tell Dee-Dee to send a message to his past self.
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  • Eldritch Abomination: The monster definitely counts, being a huge pink blob with multiple eyes and tentacles and a red-lipped mouth full of fangs.
  • Stable Time Loop: The episode ends with the implication that Dee-Dee may not be able to warn Dexter against opening the portal even if she did go back in time to do it.

Magmanamus contains examples of:

  • Anti-Villain: Magmanamus doesn't want to hurt anyone. All he wants is to get some sleep.
  • Berserk Button: Don't disturb Magamanamus' sleep.
  • Magma Man: Magmanamus is a giant lava monster.


Marternal Combat contains examples of:

  • Men Can't Keep House: It's proven in this episode that Dexter is incapable of taking care of the house.
  • Mundane Object Amazement: "Could this strange phenomenon be the substance Mom calls dust?"
  • Pun-Based Title: The title is a pun on Mortal Kombat
  • Rotten Robotic Replacement: Dexter makes a robotic version of his mother to replace his mother when she gets sick. It works well until he and Dee Dee fight over the robot's controls, making her go berserk.
  • Shout-Out: There is one to Rock Sock Em Robots during the fight between the two robots when one of the robots uppercuts the other and makes it's neck extend. Dee Dee does the same to Dexter at the end of the episode.
  • Sick Episode: What starts off the story is Dexter's Mom falling sick.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Dexter's Dad doesn't even blink at the house being a mess nor at the two robotic clones of his wife.

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