Morning Stretch "Morning Stretch" Premiere Order
"Dee Dee Locks and the Ness Monster"
"Backfire" Backfire
Fantastic Boyage "Fantastic Boyage" Production Order
"Dee Dee Locks and the Ness Monster"
"Backfire" Backfire
Dee Dee Locks and the Ness Monster
Season 2, Episode 5a
Episode name reference to/pun on: The fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the mythical Loch Ness Monster.
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Air date August 13, 1997
Production number 206a
Storyboard by Paul Rudish
Directed by Robert Alvarez
Genndy Tartakovsky

Dee Dee Locks and the Ness Monster is the first part of the 5th episode in season 2 of Dexter's Laboratory, which first aired on August 13, 1997. In this episode, Dexter reads a story to a sick Dee Dee. However, Dee Dee spins her own tale after she finds Dexter's story boring.


Dexter's mother asks him to read a story to Dee Dee, who is still sick Dexter refuses, not wishing to get sick himself. Unfortunately, Mom doesn't care and snarls at him to do it anyway. Dexter suits up in a protective suit to read to her, but Dee Dee unzips it to make him comfy. Despite his anger, Dexter reads after seeing his mother stand guard. However, Dee Dee becomes bored of Dexter's story and invents her own story, Dee Dee Locks and the Loch Ness Monster, which is a spoof of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. By the end, Dee Dee is feeling better, due to unknowingly transferring her cold to Dexter.




  • One of Dexter's stuffed animals is a smiling Krunk from The Justice Friends.
  • This is another episode when Dexter is not in his Lab.
  • Mom is highly illogical in this episode, uncaring of Dexter's own health by forcing him to be in close proximity to Dee Dee when she's sick.


  • This episode is aired out of order, because Dee Dee is still sick. This is the continuation of the previous episode "Fantastic Boyage".

Cultural References

  • Dee Dee flying with her enlarged ears references the 1941 Disney film Dumbo.
  • The fairy tales parodied in this story are Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Rub-A-Dub-Dub, The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish, Jack and the Beanstalk, There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, The Three Blind Mice and Pinocchio.

Production Notes

  • Although this episode aired on 1997, it was made in the same year according to the credits.
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