Faux Chapeau

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

Faux Chapeau is the second part of the 4th Aired and 3rd produced episode of season 4, which first aired on May 9, 2003. 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.


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.

Production Notes

  • Although this episode along with "Dexter's Little Dilemma" and "" are aired on May 9, 2003, they were actually made in 2002 according to the credits.
    • These episodes completed production in June 2002.[1]

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.


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