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Game Over
Season 1, Episode 7c
Episode name reference to/pun on: The video game term of the same name
Game Over
Air date November 20, 1996
Production number 107c
Written by Craig McCracken
Storyboard by Craig McCracken
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, Craig McCracken

Game Over is the third segment of the seventh episode in season one of Dexter's Laboratory. It first aired on November 20, 1996.

In this episode, Dad buys a video game for Dexter called "Master Computer", which the latter finds "old and useless". Despite doing so, Dexter tries the game out and, after losing, gets pulled into it. It is up to Dee Dee to rescue him from his predicament.


Dexter, after being annoyed by Dee Dee because she kept beating him at games, gets a surprise present from Dad, which is a new computer game called "Master Computer" He thinks it's old and useless, but plays it anyway. After losing, he tried to take it out of the computer, but it won't. Then, the Master Computer takes over the computer system and traps Dexter in the game. Dexter manages to contact Dee Dee to help him, but Dee Dee makes him promise to play any game with her and not get mad. She then takes on the Master Computer and beats, but then makes Dexter play another computer game while he's still inside of it.



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Cultural References[]

  • "Primal Fighter" is a parody of Atari's Primal Rage.
  • The controllers Dexter and Dee Dee use to play "Primal Fighter" bear a resemblance to the Atari 2600 controllers. When Dee Dee plays Master Computer in Dexter's lab, she is instead using a Sega Genesis/Sega Mega Drive controller.
  • The episode is a parody of the 1982 Disney film Tron.
  • Master Computer makes references to Tetris, Pac-Man, and the Master Control Program from Tron.
  • When Dexter sends Rover to give Dee Dee a message, he tells her "she is his only hope." Rover references the Star Wars character R2-D2 while Dexter's quote references Princess Leia.
  • Sony's PlayStation appears in the episode.
  • The Cartoon Network logo at the end of this episode has Dexter in his robot suit crashing though it.
  • An episode of Ben 10 shares the same episode title.
  • Master Computer looks like Swayzak from Toonami, who'd debut 6 years later.


  • When Dee Dee inserts a game cartridge into the game system, it's read "Primal Fighter", but in the next scene, it's "Master Computer" with a missing A.
  • Dexter mentions Master Computer doesn't have multiplayer, yet he and Dee Dee end up playing simultaneously.

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