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"Faux Chapeau"
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Faux Chapeau
Season 4, Episode 4b
Episode name reference to/pun on: The French translation for “fake hat”.
Faux Chapeau
Air date May 9, 2003
Production number 403b
Written by Chris Reccardi
Directed by Don Judge
Chris Savino

Faux Chapeau is an episode from season 4. In this episode, Dee Dee mistakes Dexter's latest invention for a hat and wears it around town. However, the invention later gives everyone, including Dee Dee, swelled heads.

The episode was produced in 2002 and premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on May 9, 2003.


After hard working in the lab, Dexter went outside to find some drinks. Only found out Dee Dee was selling his invention to people when he got back. Dee Dee then persuades Dexter the idea of selling them as hats. Since then, the hat business took off, and it’s getting bigger and bigger until eventually forming a large corporation. After a while, they found out the problem caused by this invention: since this invention is meant to magnify molecules, putting it on people's head will also made their head huge. Luckily, an ointment can help their customer’s head back to normal size, so he duplicates 50 million tube of ointment, and mails refunds to the customers. After the refund was completed, Dee Dee told Dexter she has sold Dexter's another invention that looks like shoes.



  • The check given to Dexter is dated "6/7/76", which implies that this episode takes place in June of 1976 (or maybe 2076), though other episodes show that the series takes place around the time it was made.

Production Notes[]

  • Although this episode premiered in the United States on May 9, 2003, it was actually produced in 2002 according to the credits.
    • This episode was finished in August of 2002.[1]


  • When Dexter realizes that the hat is his invention, his mouth disappears.

Cultural References[]

  • The "Vague Hip or Hat" magazine is a parody of Vogue Magazine, a real fashion magazine.
  • The "JQ" magazine is a parody of GQ Magazine.
  • The "Newsmonth" magazine is a parody of Newsweek Magazine.
  • The "Pax Sixth Ave" store is a parody of Saks Fifth Avenue--a luxury store.