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"Beau Tie"
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Beau Tie
Season 4, Episode 1a
Episode name reference to/pun on: "Bow tie" and "beau", a synonym for boyfriend.
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Air date November 22, 2002
Production number 402a
Written by Walt Dohrn
Storyboard by Walt Dohrn
Directed by Don Judge
Chris Savino
Paul Stec (Art director)

Beau Tie is the first segment of the second episode in season 4 of Dexter's Laboratory. It first aired on November 22, 2002.

In this episode, Dexter learns that Dee Dee's new boyfriend Beau has the same interests in him, so he becomes fixated on stealing Beau's attention from her.


Mom and Dad are watching as Dee Dee and her boyfriend, named Beau, spend time together. Dexter peeks in and hears Beau talking about the piece of chocolate in Dee Dee's hand and feels delighted by his words. He walks in and interrupts Beau's time with Dee Dee. Beau expresses his interest in science, which amazes Dexter. Dee Dee runs Dexter out of the living room by tossing him to another corner.

Later, Dee Dee and Beau are watching Jerry Cherry's Jukebox Jamboree when Dexter appears with a pitcher of cranberry juice. Dexter and Dee Dee both reach for the pitcher, and the juice ends up spilling all over Beau's jacket. After Beau heads into the bathroom, Dexter and Dee Dee start arguing. Beau interrupts the fight with his Einstein t-shirt. Dee Dee takes Beau's hand and leads him to the basement. She goes to get Lollipop Village, and finds Dexter sitting behind the board game box. Dexter shows a gyroscopic oscillator to Beau, and Dee Dee shows him the board game she wanted to play. She then takes the box and smashes the gyroscopic oscillator with it. Beau looks at what's left of the invention, and ends up choking.

Another argument between Dexter and Dee Dee ensues. Beau's face turns blue, and Dexter attempts to give him CPR, only for Dad and Mom to interrupt him. Beau wakes up from the incident, and Dee Dee hugs him. In Dee Dee's bedroom, she and Beau ask each other questions. Dexter appears from behind the stack of dolls that are on Dee Dee's bed. Dexter tries to leave with Beau, but Dee Dee prevents him from doing so. Dexter then tricks her with a unicorn, which successfully had him leave Dee Dee's room with Beau.

In Dexter's room, Dexter is reading a book about wrenches to Beau. Dee Dee kicks the door open and takes Beau with her. It then becomes a fight over Beau, as Dexter and Dee Dee carry him back and forth. Beau, fed up with the situation, feels terrified of Dexter and Dee Dee and runs out of the house screaming. Dexter and Dee Dee both realize that Beau wasn't worth that much and go their own ways.




  • Dee Dee hesitated to give Beau mouth-to-mouth despite the fact that he was the boy she loved. However, he did not thank her for saving his life as he was too scared of her at the time.
  • This is one of the few episodes where the lab is not shown.

Cultural References[]

  • Lollipop Village is a parody of the board game Candy Land.

Production Notes[]

  • This episode aired as the fourth season premiere, but was produced as the second episode.
  • Although this episode along with "Remember Me?" and "Overlabbing" are the first aired on November 22, 2002, they were actually the second three episodes produced in the same year according to the credits. Although Cartoon Network aired these three episodes prior to these ones ("Sis-Tem Error", "Bad Cable Manners" and "Dexter's Library").
    • As such, this is the first episode in airing order to use the new backgrounds similar to the ones from the first two seasons, after season 3's UPA-inspired simplistic minimal color backgrounds.
    • This episode was finished in August of 2002.[1]
    • This first aired on Cartoon Network (along with its sister episodes "Remember Me?" & "Over-Labbing") the same day Courage the Cowardly Dog ended: November 22, 2002.