|Don't Be a Hero
|Season 2, Episode 28b
|Episode name reference to/pun on: The phrase "Don't be a hero", advising people to not do dangerous things.
||February 25, 1998
Craig McCracken (Art Director)
Don't Be a Hero is the second half of the 28th episode of Dexter's Laboratory, which first aired on February 25, 1998.
Dexter tries out various superhero powers to find which one suits him best.
- The Martian seen on the film Mom and Dad are watching is used again in the sister episode "My Favorite Martian".
- The superpowers that Dexter tries to give himself references several DC and Marvel heroes:
- Superspeed (The Flash)
- Spider Mutation (Spider-Man)
- Under Water Communication (Aquaman)
- Elemental Force of Rock (Thing)
- Ice Powers (Iceman)
- Power over Fire (Human Torch)
- The title card looks very similar to the end credits of the 1966 Live-Action Batman TV series.
- Dexter's transformation into a spider is a reference to the 1958 film The Fly.
- This episode is produced in the same year of 1998 according to the credits.