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Rushmore Rumble
Season 2, Episode 26a
Episode name reference to/pun on: None
Rushmore Rumble
Air date February 11, 1998
Production number 223a
Written by Jason Butler Rote
Storyboard by Genndy Tartakovsky
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky
Craig McCracken (Art Direction)

Rushmore Rumble is the first part of the 26th episode of the second season in Dexter's Laboratory, which first aired on February 11, 1998. In this episode, Dexter and Mandark bring Abraham Lincoln and George Washington statues to life and duke it out with each other.


We enter the episode watching an old documentary on Mount Rushmore. After it ends, it reveals to be what the kids at Huber Elementary are watching. Phillips Luzinsky comes up and asks if there are any questions. A nervous kid named Timmy asks what would happen if two kid geniuses brought the heads of Mount Rushmore to life and fought each other with them. He tells him that that is quite impossible, but Dexter corrects him and tells him how it could happen. Mandark overhears this and starts writing down how he can do this. Then he stops and asks Dexter if he needed to use bipolar appendages for it and he tells him that it is actually tripolar. Mandark finishes writing and starts laughing.

Later back at home, Dexter is planting a cherry tree in the backyard and then a giant stone axe comes down and chops it in half. Dexter looks up to see Mandark on a giant stone George Washington. Mandark says that he used the information Dexter said in class earlier to do this and that now he was going to destroy him. Dexter runs back inside the house screaming and he passes by Dee Dee. He goes into his laboratory and Mandark smashes through the ceiling with the statue and starts destroying things. Dexter doesn't know what to do until Dee Dee comes up and she flips a penny at him. Detxer catches it and it lands on heads, which is of Abraham Lincoln, which gives him an idea. Dexter kisses Dee Dee on the cheek and runs off.

Dexter gets into a hawk jet and flies off to Mount Rushmore and takes control over Abraham Lincoln and brings it to life before going back home to stop Mandark. When he gets there, the two get into a fight using the stone presidents. The two of them are too evenly matched and then all of a sudden, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln start talking and they admit the same thing. They start having minds of their own and decide to stop fighting before walking away, leaving Dexter and Mandark behind. The boys start yelling at them to come back and help them fight but they don't listen. Later, at Timmy's house, his Mom tells him to go play outside. Timmy asks if it's safe and she tells him of course it is. Then, he runs outside and starts playing with a toy car when Abraham Lincoln and George Washington walk by. Timmy screams at the top of his lungs and he runs back inside and slams the door before the episode ends.



  • Dee Dee: HI DEXTER! Penny for your thoughts?
  • (Dee Dee flips a penny and Dexter catches it and he loos down and it has landed on heads)
  • Dexter: I'm thinkin' Lincoln!
  • (Dexter kisses Dee Dee and runs off)

  • Timmy's Mom: Timmy, why don't you go and play outside?
  • Timmy: Is it safe?
  • Timmy's Mom: Well of course it is.
  • Timmy: Okay.
  • (Timmy runs outside and starts playing)
  • Timmy: La la la la la la la la la la la.
  • (George Washington and Abraham Lincoln walk by)
  • (Timmy runs back inside and slams the door)


  • This is the first time Dexter and Mandark fight.


Cultural references[]

  • When Dexter plants a cherry tree, George Washington chops it down, referencing the common myth about how Washington destroyed his father's cherry tree when he received a hatchet as a gift.
  • The way that Dexter brings the stone head of Abraham Lincoln to life is a reference to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Episode connections[]

Production notes[]

  • The episode was originally produced in 1997.