They Got Chops

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They Got Chops
Season 4, Episode 13a
Episode name reference to/pun on: None
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Air date November 20, 2003
Production number 412a
Written by Kevin Kaliher
Storyboard by Kevin Kaliher
Directed by Chris Savino (director)
Paul Stec (art director)

They Got Chops is the first segment of episode 13 of season 4 in Dexter's Laboratory, which first aired on November 20, 2003. In this episode, Dee Dee provokes Dexter with her judo skills, causing him to learn judo on his own and get back at her.


Dexter plays with one of his limbless dolls as "Mr. Jones" and puts him in a toy car he uses as an Urban Terrain Vehicle, and he uses a toy dinosaur as the villainous Gordonzilla who then snatches up Mr. Jones, and the latter calls Dexter for help. Dexter is about to grab a wrench when Dee-Dee (clad in a karate outfit) grabs his arm, yells "Ashitake!", and throws him at the window, leaving a crack in it.




  • This is another episode where Dexter isn't in his lab.

Cultural references

  • The line "Ah, shiitake, hah!" references the 1960 Hanna-Barbera cartoon The Flintstones, from the episode "The Prowler".


  • The bookshelf where Dexter hide his laboratory is not seen in this episode.

Production Notes

  • Although this episode is aired on 2003, it was actually made in the same year according to the credits.


  • Though this episode aired as the Season 4 finale of this show, it is actually the first part of 77th produced episode of Season 4, creating a continuity error in the American broadcast.
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