Dexter's Laboratory Wiki
Say Uncle Sam "Say Uncle Sam" Premiere Order
"Tribe Called Girl"
"Spacecase" Spacecase
Say Uncle Sam "Say Uncle Sam" Production Order
"Tribe Called Girl"
"Babysitter Blues" Babysitter Blues
Tribe Called Girl
Season 1, Episode 10c
Episode name reference to/pun on: The rap group Tribe Called Quest
Tribe Called Girl 0001
Air date December 11, 1996
Production number 110c
Written by Mr. Lawrence
Storyboard by Don Shank (Background Design)
Andy Clark (Background Color)
Jane Nussbaum (Background Color)
Directed by Rob Renzetti
Genndy Tartakovsky
Paul Rudish (Art Director)

Tribe Called Girl is the third segment of the tenth episode in season one of Dexter's Laboratory. It first aired on December 11, 1996.

In this episode, Dexter performs a study on Dee Dee and her friends while they have a slumber party. While doing so, the girls notice Dexter hiding underneath a stack of plush animals and have him join in on their activities.


To be added.






  • The scene where Dexter changes into various outfits was reused for Cartoon Network's "Screwy, Ain't It?" bumpers.
  • This is Kimberly Brooks' first performance as Mee Mee.
  • This is one of four episodes with an animated title card.

Episode Connections[]

  • The Eleventeen magazines that Dee Dee, Lee Lee, and Mee Mee owned later appeared in the episode Picture Day.

Cultural References[]

  • Dee Dee mentions her doll Darbie, referencing Mattel's Barbie.
  • The Berry Patch Sweeties are a parody of the Cabbage Patch Kids.
  • My Little Unicorn is a parody of My Little Pony.
  • Eleventeen Magazine is a parody reference to real life teen magazine Seventeen Magazine, which dates back to 1944 and has grown popular among teenagers, especially during the 1990s.
  • One of the outfits for Dexter includes a hat that resembles the Cat's trademark hat from Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat.
  • After being caught by the girls, Dexter jumps into another pile of stuffed animals. One of them resembles the highly-popular Japanese icon Hello Kitty.
  • Dee Dee, Mee Mee, and Lee Lee say "If you don't look good, we don't look good.", referencing the slogan used in the 1980s Vidal Sassoon commercials.


  • Dexter's mom opens the front door for the girls,yet there is no window next to it. The fireplace is in correct position of the living room, but from the outside view of the house there is suppose to be a window next to the door. Yet we see no window implying that the mistake was either overlooked, the episode was rushed, or cartoon logic was implemented.


  • Mee Mee: Lee Lee, girl, you can't have that spot every time! No zazzys!
  • Lee Lee: I touched it. Tap, tap! No erasies!
  • Mee Mee: (snapping her fingers) Snap, snap, snap! No tap taps! Erasies, snap snap!

(when problem was solved)

  • Mee Mee: Unicorn sandwich.
  • Dee Dee: A unicorn sundae! (she falls to the mattress with a pile of stuffed animals, and they giggle)
  • Lee Lee: Can't have a sundae without (throws a pillow at Dee Dee) MARSHMALLOWS!! (They pillow fight)


  • Mee Mee: I'm sorry, Dee, but your bro is weird.
  • Lee Lee: I don't know, I think he's kind of cute.
  • Dee Dee and Mee Mee: Lee Lee and Dexter sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!