A Silent Cartoon is the second part of episode 8 in season 3 of Dexter's Laboratory, which first aired on June 14, 2002. The episode features Dexter and Dee Dee fighting for what color the lab should be, with the former wanting it blue and the latter wanting it pink.
Dexter is trying to paint his lab blue, but Dee Dee wants to make it pink.
Dexter wants to paint his lab blue, but Dee Dee wants it pink. First, Dee Dee keeps changing Dexter's blue blueprints to pink blueprints. Then, Dexter and Dee Dee try to put tile on the floor which ends up being a blue and pink pattern. Then, Dexter is putting up a wall. Dee Dee hands him a pink wall, causing Dexter to destroy the wall. Finally, Dexter is putting in blue light bulbs while Dee Dee changes them to pink. When Dexter turns on the lights, he notices what Dee Dee has done and gives up. Dee Dee walks away, ending the cartoon.
This is the second episode that features no dialogue, with the first being DiM.
The episode's plot is a reference to the Pink Panther series of cartoons, mainly the early cartoons due to a lack of dialogue. It is mostly a homage to The Pink Panther short film The Pink Phink.
Although this episode aired in 2002, it was produced in 2001 according to the credits.
This episode completed production in July 2001.
According to the end credits, the variation of Cartoon Network Studios with Dexter and Dee Dee with black background has been replaced by the white background.