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Aye Aye Eyes
Season 2, Episode 27a
Episode name reference to/pun on: The phrase "Aye-yai-yai", indicating surprise.
Aye Aye Eyes
Air date February 18, 1998
Production number 225a
Written by Craig McCracken
Storyboard by Craig McCracken
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky
Craig McCracken (art direction)

Aye Aye Eyes is the first segment of the 27th episode in season 2 of Dexter's Laboratory. It first aired on February 18, 1998.

In this episode, Dexter meets a girl with big eyes who, after he returned his stuffed bunny to her, falls in love with him. Dexter, however, feels creeped out by the girl constantly staring at him and doesn't reciprocate her feelings.


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  • After class Dexter retrieves his red science book from the locker, yet in another frame before he closed it, the Science book is seen still leaning against his English book.
  • While the locker is open, one of Dexter's conical flasks from his lab is seen at the top.
  • An unused "History of the World" book is seen in the locker while it's open, but disappears when the locker is viewed from the inside.
  • In some scenes, The Creepy eyed girl has missing eyeleashes or does not have them at all. Said scenes include: the time when she visited Dexter in the hallway and the scene when she was returning Dexter's book in his laboratory just before thinking of blackmailing him.


  • When Dexter freaked out in his lab and the little girl said she loves him, his science book disappears.
  • At the start, Dexter drops his book when he goes to return the creepy girl's bunny, but the next day, after the test, he has it back in his locker.
  • The cute eyed girl and boy are references to chibi (miniature-cute eyed) style anime/manga that was popular among teens.
    • They could also be a reference to a trend from the 60s/70s (which the song for this episode takes big inspiration from in musical style and visuals) of portraits depicting little children with big eyes and sad expressions staring directly at the viewer, particularly those made by the artists known as Eve and Lee.
  • During the Dexter's Laboratory Top 10 event that aired during Cartoon Network's weekly block Cartoon Cartoon Fridays on August 16, 2002, this episode was number 7.

Cultural References[]

  • The song "Aye Aye Eyes" is a parody of pop songs found in 1960s-1970s cartoons, namely Cattanooga Cats.
  • The title card for the episode, which shows the Big-Eyed Girl's eyes reflected on Dexter, is a reference to the poster for the 1993 psychological thriller film The Crush, which depicts a girl wearing her sunglasses that is reflected on the main character, whom she too has a crush on and won't leave alone.

Production Notes[]

  • This episode along with "Dee Dee and the Man" was aired on February 18, 1998, it was actually made in 1997 according to the credits.