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 Mom / ... (76 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Dad / ... (66 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Dexter / ... (56 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Monkey / ... (52 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Valhallen / ... (47 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Dee Dee / ... (36 episodes, 1997-2003)
Allison Moore ...
 Dee Dee / ... (35 episodes, 1996-2003)
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Dexter is a Boy Genius Who has a secret lab in his room his Mom and Dad don't now about it, but his older sister Dee Dee Does and they go on wacky (yet Sci-fi) Capers Written by hailey

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The Justice Friends are based on superheroes from Marvel and DC comic books, which Genndy Tartakovsky read avidly after moving to the United States. The Infraggable Krunk is a parody of the Incredible Hulk, but reversing the Hulk's purple shirt and green skin color scheme. Major Glory is a parody of Captain America,Superman, and Valhallan is a parody of Thor. Valhallen's name references both Valhalla, the land where vikings go when they die, and Van Halen, a legendary classic rock band. White Tiger is a parody of Black Panther. Sam-R-I is a parody of Silver Samurai. The living Bullet is parody of Iron Man, Quicksilver and The Flash. Phan Tone is a parody of Vision. Rat Man is a parody of Batman and has a similar origin to him too. Tiki Torch is a parody of the Human Torch. Miss Spell is parody of Scarlet Witch and wears a red outfit just like her. Capital G is a parody of Luke Cage,Black Goliath,Mister Terrific and Giant man.Snowman is a parody of Iceman See more »

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In the episode where Dexter is learning piano, the professor says they'll start on C, but they clearly start on F. See more »

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Mandark: Yes, Dexter, I can read your thoughts, and I am smarter than you.
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In the episode "Sdrawkcab" (backwards), the opening credits run backwards. See more »

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One of the Very Best
6 April 2004 | by (Alexandria, Virginia) – See all my reviews

A truly great cartoon. Don't look here for great art, its classic, simple lines and bright colors are perfect for the cartoon medium. The stories are varied enough to keep one's attention and the plots are character, not "gag" driven so they bear repeated watching. The writing is hilarious and insightful and the foibles of the main characters are those any adult could identify with. If you have any perspective on the art of cartooning, or even a sense of humor, you'll LOVE Dexter's Laboratory. Along with the Powerpuf Girls, Rocko's Modern Life, Real Monsters, Doug, Wild Thornberries, As Told By Ginger, and even Ren and Stimpy, it is a modern classic. Dexter's Laboratory is a MUST WATCH.


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