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The Blonde Leading the Blonde
Season 4, Episode 10b
Episode name reference to/pun on: The idiom "The blind leading the blind"
The Blonde Leading the Blonde
Air date September 19, 2003
Production number 409b
Written by Aaron Springer
Storyboard by Aaron Springer
Directed by Don Judge
Chris Savino
Paul Stec (art direction)

The Blonde Leading the Blonde is the second part of the tenth aired and ninth produced episode in season 4 of Dexter's Laboratory. In this episode, Dexter refuses to admit that blondes have more fun, so Dee Dee secretly dyes his hair blond to prove it to him.

The episode was produced in 2002 and premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on September 19, 2003.





  • At the beginning of the episode Dexter is reading a book titled "I Know Why The Negative Isotope Sings" it was later changed in mid-episode to "I Know Why The Caged Isotope Sings" after Dee Dee bleaches Dexter's hair. This could be a last minute title adjustment.
  • As Dexter and Dee Dee are dancing, an action figure of Samurai Jack can be seen on his bookshelf.
  • This episode was featured on the UK compilation DVD "Toon Foolery-Fool About Laughing".
  • The song Dexter and Dee Dee dance at the end of the episode has a similar melody to the one sung by the Boy Band Virus, at Head Band episode.
  • Dexter said it was 11:30 when his alarm clock said it was 8:00.

Cultural References[]

  • The book "I Know Why the Caged Isotope Sings" is a reference to Maya Angelou's autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
  • The episode plot references the common myth that people with blonde hair have more fun.
  • Dexter pulling his shirt down while stepping over a vent is a reference to the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch.
    • There was a reference to the film in question earlier in the series, namely in the Justice Friends episode "Ratman".
  • Dexter gives a high-five to the president, who resembles George W. Bush, the 43rd president at the time.

Production Notes[]

  • Although this episode premiered in the United States on September 19, 2003, it was actually produced in 2002 according to the credits. It was also the final episode produced in 2002 along with its sister episodes.
    • This episode was finished in November of 2002.[1]