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Dexter's Debt
Season 1, Episode 11c
Episode name reference to/pun on: None
Dexters Debt
Air date December 18, 1996
Production number 109c
Storyboard by Charlie Bean
Bob Staake (Model Design)
Donald Shank (Background Design)

Dexter's Debt is the third segment of the eleventh episode in season one of Dexter's Laboratory. It first aired on December 18, 1996.

In this episode, Dexter receives a notice from NASA, who threatens to repossess his lab when they send him a bill for $200 million. He comes up with ways to make that much money. Incidentally, Dee Dee wins the exact amount of money from Publishers Sweeping House.


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  • On some cable providers, the episode name is misspelled as "Dexter Debt".
  • When Dexter gets Dee Dee's envelope, the word "winner" is spelt as "wiener".
  • On the title card, the mail truck has "U.S. Smail" written underneath the mailman, but the rear has "U.S. Snail" written out.
  • In the real world, Dexter would've gotten in legal trouble for creating a fake dollar bill, as this is considered counterfeiting.
  • In the beginning of the episode, the pathway to the front door and driveway of the house can be seen, yet later in the episode, the sidewalk pathway to the front door is missing.

Cultural references[]

  • Publishers Sweeping House is a reference to the organization Publishers Clearing House.
  • Dexter gets a bill from NASA, a government organization that stands for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • Dexter mentions Harvard University, one of the oldest, and most prestigious, colleges known.

Episode connections[]

  • The mutated ant looks similar to Big Red, a muscular ant who later appeared in the season 2 episode "Ant Pants".