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Now That's a Stretch
Season 2, Episode 19b
Episode name reference to/pun on: None
Now Thats a Stretch
Air date November 19, 1997
Production number 219b
Storyboard by Nora Johnson
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky
Craig McCracken (Art Direction)

Now That's A Stretch is the second segment of the nineteenth episode in season 2 of Dexter's Laboratory. It first aired on November 19th, 1997.

In this episode, Dexter combines himself with bubblegum to combat his short stature.





  • The TV show that Dee Dee and Dexter watch is The Justice Friends episode "Things That Go Bonk in the Night". The Puppet Pals can be heard in the background, and at one point Major Glory can be heard saying "Quit bonking our friend!"
  • The molecular transfer machine used seems to be very similar to the machine used in the 1986 sci-fi movie The Fly.
  • The sound of the chewing gum stretching seems to have been created using the same instrument as the opening guitar riff from Looney Tunes, a steel guitar.


  • At one point, the staircase was on the left side when Dexter stretched his arms to the kitchen to make a sandwich. When Dee Dee went downstairs to confront Dexter later in the episode, the staircase was seen on the opposite side.