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G.I.R.L. Squad
Season 2, Episode 20c
Episode name reference to/pun on: None
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Air date November 26, 1997
Production number 221c
Written by Mr. Lawrence
Storyboard by Andy Bialk
Directed by Rumen Petkov
Craig McCracken (Art Direction)

G.I.R.L. Squad is the third segment of the twentieth episode in season 2 of Dexter's Laboratory. It first aired on November 26, 1997.

In this episode, Dee Dee and her friends Lee Lee and Mee Mee become a group of crime fighters after being inspired by a school assembly. However, the girls' good intentions only cause more problems around the neighborhood and they themselves become criminals.

Plot[]

During a school assembly at Huber Elementary, a man dressed as McBark the Crime Hound explains the importance of why the students should never trust strangers, how they can avoid contact with them, and to report them to the authorities.

After school for the day, Dee Dee, Mee Mee, and Lee Lee all become inspired by the assembly to fight crime and together, they form the "G.I.R.L. Squad", which stands for "Glamorous Investigators Ready to Lick Crime". At the G.I.R.L. Headquarters, Dee Dee is on the lookout for crime and she notices a boy jaywalking. She runs to catch him, but instead, the boy leads Dee Dee on a brief chase throughout the city. When Dee Dee catches the boy, he promises he'll never jaywalk again as Dee Dee licks him. Lee Lee then gives Dee Dee an idea and all three girls go visit Dexter in his laboratory.

Dee Dee explains their idea to Dexter and he walks them through his inventions. They stand underneath a teleporter and are sent out of the lab. With nothing to do, the girls notice a shadowy figure stepping out of a van and into a backyard where they promptly take action. As the shadowy figure returns to its van, the girls tie shoes and soda cans around the van's bumper as it drives away, with Mee Mee being dragged along with it.

Later, the shadowy figure gets things out of the rear of its van, and the girls quickly race to tie their shoes and soda cans around the figure's ankles. The figure itself jumps over a fence into another backyard, and while Dee Dee and Mee Mee go around alerting their neighbors, Lee Lee begins taking a plastic flamingo off someone's property and back to the treehouse, with Dee Dee and Mee Mee following suit by taking other things, including a kitten.

Suddenly, Lee Lee sees the figure outside Dee Dee's house, which Mom lets in. The girls then charge toward the front door and knock it down. In the backyard, the figure cuts off the branch that the G.I.R.L. Headquarters is on. When Dee Dee takes notice, she and her friends charge at the figure and knock both it and the branch over, causing the treehouse to fall out and shatter to pieces the moment it hits the ground.

Just then, several angry neighbors gather around Dee Dee, Mee Mee, and Lee Lee and all three of them are promptly accused of being the neighborhood criminals, while the figure reveals to be a friendly man that is a gardener. McBark appears and licks the girls, stating that the crime "has been licked."

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Episode Connections[]

  • Although Becky first appeared in the episode "The Bus Boy", this is the only episode where she appears without Gwen.

Cultural References[]

  • This episode is a parody of Charlie's Angels.
  • Dee Dee, Mee Mee, and Lee Lee's silhouettes on both the title card and the intermissions are a reference to Nintendo's Game and Watch franchise.
  • At the beginning of the episode, appears a girl with the design of Peppermint Patty from Peanuts.
  • McBark the Crime Hound is a parody of McGruff the Crime Dog, the mascot for crime awareness and personal safety.
    • Additionally, McBark's phrase "We can lick crime" is a parody of McGruff's slogan "Take a bite out of crime." The slogan was previously referenced in "Star Spangled Sidekicks" when Fatboy says he can "take a bite out of crime" with his trusty knife and fork.
  • The black shadowy criminal is a parody of Boris the Burglar, the figure shown in neighborhood watch signs.
  • Dexter's Underwater Lotus resembles a white 1990 Lotus Esprit.
  • The two vehicles are referenced to the Underwater Lotus and the Moonraker of two of Roger Moore’s saga of James Bond films like The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979).

Goofs/Errors[]

  • Although Dee Dee, Mee Mee and Lee Lee tied their shoes to the bumper of the van, two pairs of cowboy boots are seen.
  • Mee Mee was dragged by the van, yet Lee Lee's screaming voice is heard.
  • Mee Mee's voice is heard saying "What a drag...", even though Lee Lee is seen in the frame with Dee Dee quoting the words.
  • While McBark the Crime Hound was going through the presentation and he shows the three wrong choices of what a person is called that you can't trust, choice B is "A Contributing Member to Society", but the word society is misspelled as "Sooiety."
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