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Dexter the Barbarian
Season 4, Episode 7a
Episode name reference to/pun on: Conan the Barbarian
Dexter the Barbarian
Air date May 30, 2003
Production number 406a
Written by Chris Savino
Storyboard by Chris Savino
Directed by Chris Savino
Paul Stec (Art Direction)

Dexter the Barbarian is the first segment of the seventh episode in season 4 of Dexter's Laboratory. It first aired on May 30, 2003.

In this episode, Dexter emulates his favorite fictional hero Moran the Barbarian.


Dexter is forging his sword in a blacksmith's workshop, and he adds the final touches. He leaves the place and starts his journey. While making his way through the foggy forest, Dexter encounters several shadows roaming the forst, and he hurries along the path. The creatures stop in front of him and draw their swords. With quick reflexes, Dexter tears through the creatures and continues along the path.

Much later, Dexter finds himself in a canyon-like area where he encounters a giant rock monster. He vigorously swings his sword at the villain, but it sends Dexter flying into a wall. With nowhere to run, Dexter picks up a nearby rock and throws it at him. The monster laughs, and gets buried by a rockslide. Just as Dexter sets off while telling a maiden to stay off his turf, he encounters dark wolves and runs away from them, with the wolves going after him. Dexter ends up back in the same canyon and starts scurrying up the cliffs, but the wolves surround him. He pulls out his sword and gets ready to fight.

Afterwards, Dexter continues on his journey with wolf skin tied to his head. In the arctic region, Dexter rides a polar bear to an outhouse, but is stopped by a giant dragon. He jumps onto the dragon and pokes it with his sword, causing the dragon to run away crying. Dexter continues his way to the outhouse.

Outside Dexter's imagination, Dexter exits the bathroom while mentioning about his latest barbarian comic when he is confronted by Mom on what he did. He sees that he destroyed a potted bamboo tree, destroyed a statue, made Dee Dee cry, shaved the fur off of the family dog, and leaving Dad with a serious back pain. Mom tells Dexter he's going to have to be punished, but Dexter charges at her with his wrench.


  • Dexter
  • Skeleton creatures (the plant)
  • Rock monster (the statue)
  • Wolves (Dog)
  • Random medieval girl (Dee Dee)
  • Polar bear
  • Dragon (Dad)
  • Mom


Cultural References[]

  • None known.


  • This is another episode when Dexter is not in his lab.
  • This marks the last appearance of the Dexter family dog.
    • It's also the dog's only appearance in the 2001-2003 revival of the series.

Production Notes[]

  • Although this episode premiered in the United States on May 30, 2003, it was actually produced in 2002 according to the credits.
    • This episode was finished in October of 2002.[1]