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"Babe Sitter"
"Mountain Mandark" Mountain Mandark
Babe Sitter
Season 4, Episode 8a
Episode name reference to/pun on: Babysitter
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Air date September 5, 2003
Production number 413a (78a)
Written by Mark O' Hare
Directed by Robert Alvarez
Chris Savino

Babe Sitter is the first part of the 8th aired and 13rd produced episode of Season 4 in Dexter's Laboratory, which first aired on September 5, 2003.


Oceanbird hires Dee Dee to be Mandark's babysitter. Mandark, however, uses this as an opportunity to get a kiss from Dee Dee.


Mandark is in his lab playing with action figures of himself, Dee Dee, and Dexter made to look like Star Wars characters. He makes Dexter lose and Mandarth win. Mandarth goes over to Princess Dee Dee and they give each other a kiss. Oceanbird calls Mandark downstairs to welcome the babysitter. Mandark is lovestruck to go and see his babysitter. He doesn’t know who it's going to be. When he opens the door it's Dee Dee. He doesn't know what to say to her because he's too nervous. Dee Dee goes over to Oceanbird and she tells her all of the things about babysitting Susan. Mandark says Mandark every time she calls him Susan. Oceanbird leaves to have Dee Dee babysit Mandark.

The first thing to do is to eat some food. Mandark thinks of it as a date for them and he says loving things to her and asks for a kiss, but Dee Dee just feeds him tofu and keeps calling him Susan. Mandark tries to make Dee Dee fall in love with him and date him but she just thinks of him as a Susan to play with. Mandark takes Dee-Dee up into his lab with her and tries to get a moonlight kiss with her but she doesn't even notice and decides to play around and goof off and have fun. She finds Mandark's action figures and tries to make him play with them but he doesn't want to. Dee-Dee just starts to get annoying to Mandark.

Dee Dee just becomes a lot more annoying than she is loving to Mandark and she keeps calling him Susie or Susan. This becomes very repetative and annoying and Mandark says Mandark a lot when Dee Dee says Susie or Susan. This goes on and on and the whole time Mandark continuously wants a kiss from her sweet Dee Dee lips. Mandark throws a tantrum about his name being Mandark and Dee Dee just thinks he's weird for it. Dee-Dee puts Mandark to bed and she shuts the door and says tomorrow his parents will be back. Then she closes the door and Mandark greives over himself for missing his chance to kiss Dee Dee. Then Dee Dee comes back into the room and says that she almost forgot his goodnight kiss and kisses him on the forehead. Mandark plays with his toys and he laughs in joy.







  • This episode reveals that Mandark has a shrine to Dee Dee in his closet.
  • When Mandark is in his bed, there is a magazine hidden under the matress that says "Real Science" on it.
  • Dexter doesn't appear in this episode, except being seen as a toy.

Episode Connections

Cultural References

  • There was a Star Wars reference in this episode. Mandark is playing with toys that are of himself, Dee Dee, and Dexter. Mandark resembles Darth Vader (played by James Earl Jones) and is named "Mandarth", Dexter resembles Luke Skywalker (played by Mark Hamill who also played Fergle O'Reilly in That Magic Moment), and Dee Dee resembles Princess Leia (played by the late Carrie Fisher).
  • Mandark has building blocks called Flegos which is a parody of Legos.


  • There was a strange absence of Windbear in this episode.
  • Mandark wanted Dee-Dee to kiss him in this episode even though in a previous episode "Used Ink" she had already kissed him. This may have been a continuation error.
  • Mandark's bed and room are all hippie-like, but in the episode Quackor the Fowl they are just normal.

Production Notes

  • Mandark had his original Season 1-2 design in the theme song to this episode with an evil grin on his face and puts in his cord instead of Dee-Dee.
  • The opening sequence is changed at the end. When Dexter is trying to turn on the sign that say's Dexter's Laboratory, Mandark puts in his plug instead of Dee-Dee causing the sign to say Dexter's Laboratory to blow-up and the sign says Mandark's Laboratory in a bloody red and the music changes and you can hear him laughing and all the while Dexter dissapeared for no reason. Fans regard that as the most horrible opening in the entire series. Until Dexter discovered that Mandark tried to get a show of his own by replacing him so he got even with him in the episode "2Geniuses 2Gether 4Ever" at the end by repairing his plug, putting in and getting command of the series back on his side making Mandark look like a loser once again.
  • Finale appearance of Dee Dee in production order.
  • Although this episode along with "Mountain Mandark" and "2Geniuses 2Gether 4Ever" were produced in the same year of 2003 according to the credits.


  • It is rumored that Dee Dee has been rescued from the Zoo in the previous produced episode, "Comedy of Feathers", it was possibly because of the episodes being aired out of production order.
  • The reason Oceanbird appeared in the episode "Dexter's Wacky Races" was possibly because of the episodes being aired out of production order.