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Tyler Samuel Lee (born 10 November 1990) was a boy who sent his own Dexter's Laboratory story, Dexter and Computress Get Mandark!, featuring his own original character Computress, to Cartoon Network, where the production staff liked it so much they set animation to his audio cassette and made it into an actual episode. He also voiced all the characters for his episode.


Tyler Samuel Lee's caricature.

Tyler was merely 6 and a half when "Dexter and Computeress Get Mandark"! was recorded in 1997, and is one of the only fans in entertainment history to have ever written an episode for an official production, as otherwise they are prohibited for legal reasons. The only other times something like this happened were when Tiny Toon Adventures had an episode written by three teenage girls that were fans of the show and submitted their story to Warner Bros. Animation ("Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian"), and when The Ren & Stimpy Show had an episode adapted from a comic a young fan made about the show and sent to Nickelodeon ("The Cat That Laid the Golden Hairball").



Gail's second cameo in the episode.

Tyler's mother, Gail E. Hiller Lee helped her son record his episode and her voice could often be heard in the background. As a humorous cameo, a caricature of her was included in the episode every time her voice was heard in the recording. Her voice was heard twice, the first time being when she chuckled at Tyler narrating the sequence where the earth turned into Mandark's head and the second was when she instructed her son to do Mandark's voice.