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Dee Dee and the Man
Season 2, Episode 27b
Episode name reference to/pun on: The 1974 TV sitcom Chico and the Man
1998-02-18 - Episode 113 man
Air date February 18, 1998
Production number 225b
Written by Steve Marmel
Storyboard by Craig McCracken
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky
John McIntyre
Craig McCracken (art direction)

Dee Dee and the Man is the second segment of the twenty-seventh episode in season 2 of Dexter's Laboratory. It first aired on February 18, 1998.

In this episode, Dexter "fires" Dee Dee from his lab after causing him so much trouble and hires a replacement sister for him until he gets to Candi. Dexter eventually realizes that things just aren't the same with Candi, and Dee Dee causing chaos in his laboratory is what's helping him concentrate on his experiments.


After a trying day of Dee Dee's lunacy, Dexter calls her into his office and tells her that she's fired for no reason. Although he ends up getting a lot more work done, he discovers that peace, quiet, and solitude don't really make him happy, so he does the logical thing and starts accepting applications for troublesome older sisters.

After many disappointing applicants, Dexter hires Candi, an attractive blonde woman. He tries to teach her how to act more like Dee Dee. However his attraction to the woman makes it difficult, and she ends up quitting when she finds out that Dexter is a real little boy with a secret lab rather than a TV show with a similiar premise.


  • The scene where Dexter is happily working in his laboratory was featured as part of Cartoon Network's "Screwy, Ain't It?" bumpers.
  • At one point on the Scandinavian broadcast of this episode, the scene with the young nun was removed in syndication for unknown reasons even though the scene was dubbed and uncut.

Production Notes[]

  • Although "Aye Aye Eyes" and this episode aired on February 18, 1998, they were actually made in 1997 according to the credits.
  • This was one of only two episodes that John McIntyre and Genndy Tartakovsky directed as a duo, the other being Pslyghtly Psycho.