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"Comic Relief"
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Comic Relief
Season 3, Episode 9a
Episode name reference to/pun on: The term "comic relief", describing a character in a dramatic piece of otherwise dramatic/serious work that is used for humorous situations.
Comic Relief title card
Air date June 21, 2002
Production number 310a
Storyboard by Clayton McKenzie Morrow
Directed by Chris Savino

Comic Relief is the first segment of the 9th aired and 10th produced episode in season 3 of Dexter's Laboratory. In this episode, Dexter invents a comic to turn him into a comic book character, with Dee Dee playing the villainess "Deestructa."

The episode was produced in 2001 and premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on June 21, 2002.




  • Dexter's comic book hero form has the same voice as Action Dexter in Ego Trip, performed by Jeff Bennett speaking in Dexter's distinct Russian accent.
  • This is the second episode not to have a "The End" card. Instead, this episode ends with a card that says "Nuf' said!"
  • This episode is adapted from the comic book story "Let the Comic Begin" in DC Comics's Dexter's Laboratory Issue 1.

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  • Although this episode premiered in the United States on June 21, 2002, it was actually produced in 2001 according to the credits.
    • This episode was finished in September of 2001.[1]


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