Bad Cable Manners is the second part of the second episode in the fourth season of Dexter's Laboratory. It first aired on April 25, 2003. In this episode, Dad really wants to watch television, so Dexter, unbeknownst to Dad, illegally pirates satellite for him.
While Dad is in prison changing the channels on the TV, he comes across a game show and yells "No whammies!", referencing the game show Press Your Luck.
This is the second time where Mom doesn't have a speaking role. The first was DiM.
Despite premiering in 2003, this is the first episode produced in 2002 along with "Sis-Tem Error" and "Dexter's Library", though these are not the first-aired episodes, which aired on November 22, 2002.
These episodes completed production in April 2002.