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Last But Not Beast
Season 2, Episode 39
Episode name reference to/pun on: The phrase "last but not least", referencing how this was intended to be the last episode.
Last But Not Beast
Air date June 15, 1998
Production number 239
Written by Genndy Tartakovsky
Craig McCracken
Storyboard by Genndy Tartakovsky
Paul Rudish
Craig McCracken
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky

Last But Not Beast is the 39th and final episode in season 2 of Dexter's Laboratory, which aired on June 15, 1998. The episode features Dexter in Japan as part of an exchange student program. While there, he unleashes Badaxtra, an ax-headed monster, upon the city, causing chaos. With the aid of his family, The Justice Friends, and the cast of Dial M for Monkey, Dexter battles Badaxtra in order to save Japan.

Plot[]

Part 1[]

Dexter's family is in a huge rush and Mom goes to wake up a boy named Toshi who is a student from Japan. Dexter is back in Japan where he uses his giant robot to battle other robots of other kids. When he does the teacher scolds them for it and Dexter accidentally shoots some rockets into Mt. Fujiyashiyama, a nearby volcano, awakening a beast called Badaxtra. The Kids and Teacher exit the scene, and Dexter does the same after He barely escaped being crushed, as Badaxtra continues to terrorize the town.

Part 2[]

At what seems to be New York, Agent Honeydew, along with Global Security fight off Badaxtra, but They failed. Honeydew tells the Commander that Her squadron failed. the Commander informs The Justice Friends of the Badaxtra threat. and when the Justice Friends take on Badaxtra, Capital G goes to fight at maximum size, but made only half of Badaxtra's height, as Badaxtra flicks Him offscreen. Tiki Torch goes to battle and attempts to give Badaxtra the Honululu Hotfoot, (which gets Himself under Badaxtra's foot and torching Himself) Unfortunately, Badaxtra spits on the Tiki-Based Hero, which disgusts the other heroes. Valhallen tries His luck and plays His Ax at a high volume, which is working against the Monster (along with the other Justice Friends and the citizens) but His plan was put to a halt when four fanatics pounce on the Rocker. The Infragible Krunk with a roar tosses Badaxtra into the sky. as Major Glory commends Krunk for His part, Badaxtra falls back down to earth, crushing the remaining Justice Friends. the Commander who saw the battle goes into the fray, with only missiles. However, Badaxtra turns off the Commander's screen, which falls in front of Honeydew, Who summons Monkey via telepathy. Just as Dexter goes back home to his lab and has to team up with Dee Dee, Toshi, and his Mom and Dad to fight Badaxtra, even if it means telling His parents about His secret laboratory.

Part 3[]

As Monkey, too, falls to Badaxtra, Dexter's parents decide to help and they told him him that when they're done helping him they‘ll have a long talk about the laboratory, because now they have to fight Badaxtra. The family pilots four giant vehicles that unite into Dexter's latest and strongest Giant Robot, the Multi Formic Megabot. But even with the strength of the mech, it is hopeless when they try to fight, and then, Toshi tells them a way to defeat the monster with the power of union love. With that the family is able to pilot the Megabot with more sync, turning the tables. With almost defeating Badaxtra, Mandark steps in and tries to fight him, but he only makes him stronger. Then, Monkey adds his power to the Megabot and with one big supercharged lunge at Badaxtra, they win. After that, Dexter finds out Monkey's secret identity, and his Mom and Dad started to have that talk with him about his lab he has been keeping for years. Dexter erase his parent's memories to make them forget about his lab, then Monkey erase Dexter's memories to make him forget about his identity. Mandark acts like he defeated Badaxtra and Dexter feels sad about that because he thinks its real. Dee-Dee is the only one in the family who remembers the epic battle and just gives a big happy wave goodbye and the second season ends.

Characters[]

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Trivia[]

Notes[]

  • During the Dexter's Laboratory Top 10 event that aired during Cartoon Network's weekly block Cartoon Cartoon Fridays on August 16, 2002, this episode was number 1.
  • This is the only episode in Dexter's Laboratory that is full-length.
  • This episode is a crossover between Dexter's Laboratory, Dial M for Monkey, and The Justice Friends, making it a season finale episode of all three shows, and the series finale for the latter two.
    • Despite this, Monkey makes some appearances in seasons 3 and 4 of Dexter's Laboratory as a background character, and the Justice Friends make a brief cameo in the episode .
  • This is the last appearances of Commander and the Global Security in this episode.
  • Miss Spell and Phan Tone were absent.
  • Puppet Pal Clem from T.V. Puppet Pals makes a cameo in this episode.

Errors[]

  • Dexter briefly returned from Japan to talk about Badaxtra. However, Mom and Dad don't seem to notice.

Episode connections[]

  • Dee Dee's robot fighting uniform, which was first used in the episode "Big Bots", reappears in this episode.
  • Dexter erases Mom and Dad's memories of them being in their laboratory, which also calls back to the episode "The Parrot Trap" after he accidentally reveals that he had a secret lab to his parents.
  • The Dexo-Transformer, which appeared in the episodes "Dexter Dodgeball" and "Gooey Aliens That Control Your Mind", is used again in this episode. However, Dexter calls it the "Exo-Jock 4000."

Cultural references[]

  • Badaxtra, the main antagonist of this episode, is a parody of kaiju characters Godzilla, Gamera, and Guiron.
  • The song, "Go, Dexter Family! Go!" is a parody of the theme song "Go, Go, Power Rangers!" for the TV series Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.
  • The episode is a parody of anime and tokusatsu franchises such as Voltron, Gundam, and the Super Sentai/Power Rangers, and various kaiju films.

Production Notes[]

  • In addition to this as the last episode in traditional cel animation which was first used in the pilot episode, it is also the last episode Dexter's house exterior and interior is seen in its original appearance.
  • This is the last 20th century episode of Dexter's Laboratory.
  • Although this episode is aired on June 15, 1998, it is produced in the same year according to the credits. It is also the final episode to be made in 1998.[1]
  • This is the last episode to feature only the Hanna-Barbera logo at the end of the episode.
  • This is the second episode to feature only the Hanna-Barbera/Cartoon Network Logo at the end the first one was S1 Ep10.
  • If you don't count Ego Trip, this is the last episode to be produced at Hanna Barbera Productions.

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