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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.
Dee Dee Locks and the Ness Monster
Air date August 13, 1997
Production number 204a
Storyboard by Paul Rudish
Directed by Robert Alvarez
Genndy Tartakovsky

Dee Dee Locks and the Ness Monster is the first segment of the fifth episode in season 2 of Dexter's Laboratory. It first aired on August 13, 1997.

In this episode, Dexter is forced by Mom to read a story to Dee Dee as she is in bed sick. However, Dee Dee spins her own tale after she finds Dexter's story boring.


Dexter is in his room reading an encyclopedia about the planets and space. Mom enters and asks Dexter to go read a story to Dee Dee, who is in bed sick. Dexter refuses, as he doesn't want to get sick, but Mom, with her teeth clenched, orders him to be nice and go read Dee Dee a story. Dexter artificially complies, with Mom glaring at him as he leaves his room.

In Dee Dee's room, she makes sure Dexter is comfortable in her bed, and as Dexter tries to escape, he is interrupted as Mom stands in Dee Dee's doorway. Reluctantly, Dexter reads to Dee Dee about deciphered information from photos taken by a spectrograph. This bores Dee Dee, who then takes the book and spins her own tale about a girl named Dee Dee Locks.

In Dee Dee's story, Dee Dee Locks was heading to her grandmother's house, and along the way, she took a shortcut through a dike that led to an underwater cottage in the form of a ship. Dee Dee Locks steps inside to take a nap, and is later found sleeping inside a bowl of porridge by Silliness, one of the heads of the Ness Monster. Inside their belly, Dee Dee Locks meets a straw pig, stick pig, and a brick pig. They then braid Dee Dee Locks' hair and use it to get out of the Ness Monster's belly.

After Silliness introduces herself, Grumpiness, and Sleepiness, there is a knock on the cottage door. When the straw and stick pigs open it, they are subsequently blown away by a strong gust of wind. When the brick pig opens it, he isn't affected by the wind and a diminutive wolf, aptly named the Big Bad Wolf, enters while standing on top of a loaded cannon.

Dexter finds the story ridiculous, but Dee Dee continues on. In her story, Dee Dee Locks and her friends were in a bathtub in the middle of a sea when they encounter a magic goldfish with magic beans, to which he gives to Dee Dee Locks in exchange for the Big Bad Wolf. Grumpiness takes the magic beans and swallows them. Just after ingesting them, Grumpiness spits out a magic lamp that Dee Dee Locks rubs with her apron.

Suddenly, a magical beanstalk grows out of the magic lamp and into the sky. On a cloud, Dee Dee Locks and her friends find a boot-shaped house and go inside to find some food. However, they ran into the three blind mice, who are smelling for something to eat themselves. They chase Dee Dee Locks and her friends around until they are stopped by a grandfather clock. To escape from the boot-shaped house, Dee Dee Locks tells lies to enlarge her ears, which she then uses to fly out with everyone on her back.

Dee Dee concludes her tale and starts to play bagpipes as her bed floats in the middle of a sea while Dexter bundles himself in the blanket and places both an ice pack on his head and a thermometer in his mouth.




  • 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 and read a story to her.

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