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Dexter's Wacky Races
Season 4, Episode 11b
Episode name reference to/pun on: A combination of the TV shows Dexter's Laboratory and Wacky Races
Dexters Wacky Races
Air date September 26, 2003
Production number 410b
Written by Chris Reccardi
Storyboard by Chris Reccardi
Directed by Don Judge
Chris Savino
Paul Stec (art direction)

Dexter's Wacky Races is the second segment of the 11th episode in season 4 of Dexter's Laboratory. It first aired on September 26, 2003.

In this episode, the major and recurring characters of Dexter's Laboratory, The Justice Friends, and Dial M for Monkey all participate in a cross-country race.


To be rewritten.



  • This is the first and only episode where both the Justice Friends and Agent Honeydew are shown with new designs.
  • This episode is also known as "Bug-a-Loo to Burbank"
  • Koosy broke the fourth wall and made a reference to repeat pans, even mentioning William Hanna and Joseph Barbera by name (as Cartoon Network Studios started out as a subsidiary of Hanna-Barbera.)
  • Dexter was having an invention from his lab exposed to his parents and Dee-Dee has Koosalagoopagoop exposed to them too.
  • In one Cartoon Network commercial shorts in the Philippines, both Dexter and Dee Dee are arguing each other which Wacky Races character cars such as Professor Pat Pending's Converter Car and Penelope Pitstop's Compact Pussycat are the best. This eventually leads to create the episode, Dexter's Wacky Races as part of their tribute.
    • Interestingly, the argument of Dexter and Dee Dee in the same shorts are shared from Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble from The Flintstones who are also arguing about who is the best car from the Wacky Races characters which is both Bouldermobile and Creepy Coop.

Episode Connections[]

  • Krunk mentions that he is afraid of the dark, which was first mentioned in the Justice Friends episode Ratman.

Cultural References[]

  • The episode is a reference to the classic Hanna-Barbera series Wacky Races. It even uses Hoyt Curtin's actual music score from the original series, including the theme song.
    • A few music cues from The Cattanooga Cats and The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, the latter being a spinoff of Wacky Races, are also utilized.
  • When the Merry Prankster takes off with the Policeman in it, the Policeman calls out "Stop this crazy thing!", ala George Jetson in the original closing credit sequence to The Jetsons.
  • The Policeman calls Windbear Mr. Wavy Gravy, referencing peace activist Wavy Gravy, whose real name is Hugh Nanton Romney Jr.
  • When the Glory Lory fails to start, Krunk comments "Major Glory, car go..." and mimics the sound of a car engine sputtering, as a reference to the character Klunk from the Wacky Races spinoff Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines, whom would often mimic sound effects when talking.


  • Monkey and Agent Honeydew did not do anything or even talk during the race unlike all of the other racers.
  • When Windbear says "I have an idea" his mouth doesn't move.
  • When The Astronomonov Family Van starts flying through the air on the helium jet boosters while Windbear is talking, his mouth doesn't move.

Production Notes[]

  • Although this episode premiered in the United States on September 26, 2003, it was produced the same year according to the credits.
  • This episode was finished on January 31, 2003.[1]
  • This is the last 11-minute episode along with "Tee Party".
  • Final appearances of Koosie, Agent Honeydew and Justice Friends in this episode in production.