Chubby Cheese is the second part of episode 2 in Season 2 of Dexter's Laboratory, which aired on July 23, 1997. In this episode, Dexter and his family go to Chubby Cheese where he and Dee Dee compete for a stuffed Monkey doll. When Dexter is caught tampering with one of the Whack-a-Weasel machines, he falls into the hands of a mad scientist.
Dexter and his family go for dinner at Chubby Cheese. Dexter tries to win the stuffed Monkey doll by using one of his inventions to slow down the "Whack-a-Weasel" arcade game. However, the security officers capture him, and Dexter finds out that the head of the restaurant is a mad scientist who wants his assistance.
Mom and Dad take Dexter and Dee Dee to Chubby Cheese's, a family fun restaurant. When Dexter uses science to beat Dee Dee in a game, he's whisked away behind the scenes by the evil organization that runs the restaurant. This group is intent on raking the kids and parents for lots of dough and achieving world domination.
This is the second out of four segments to feature Allison Moore as the voice of Dee Dee in season two instead of Kat Cressida.
Dee Dee has also displayed the unusual ability to see into the future and talks to the stuffed monkey about where the organization had taken Dexter.
Audience flying at the end of Chubby's song is an animation error due to miscommunication between storyboard artists and Korean animators. According to the original storyboard, the audience is supposed to "take off" after the show, which means "leave". But the animators mistakenly thought of it as "fly away". However, the production kept the scene, adding sound effects on the flying audience to add humor.
This is one of the few episodes where the lab is not shown.
Although Dexter is shown to hate Chubby Cheese later episodes show that he loves to go there. It could be possible that Dexter has gotten used to it at some point after the events of this episode.
Many of the mechanical mascots at the restaurant are based on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters.
As Dexter crawled across the stage looking for his glasses, he passed by animatronics of Hair Bear, Boo-Boo, Paw Rugg, and Squiddly Diddly.
In the song montage, animatronics of Peter Potamus, So-So, Breezly Bruin, and Sneezly Seal are shown.
A Grape Ape animatronic sang one of the final lines of the song.