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Way of the Dee Dee
Season 1, Episode 10a
Episode name reference to/pun on: None
Air date December 11, 1996
Production number 110a
Directed by Paul Rudish
Genndy Tartakovsky

Way of the Dee Dee is the first segment of the tenth episode in season one of Dexter's Laboratory. It first aired on December 11, 1996.

In this episode, Dee Dee tries to teach Dexter what it's like to be carefree instead of focusing on science all the time. Upon doing so, Dee Dee learns that Dexter is much more carefree than she is, even going as far as destroying his own lab in the process.


As Dexter works on one of his inventions, Dee Dee enters his lab doing ballet dances. After bumping into one of Dexter's creations, Dee Dee then hangs from one of the poles. Fed up with this, Dexter berates her, forcing Dee Dee to call him out for his secluded behavior as she leaves.

Realizing Dee Dee's right, Dexter runs toward her begging for Dee Dee to teach him her carefree ways. Dee Dee agrees. Later, Dexter goes to the backyard where Dee Dee teaches him her ways of being carefree such as visualizing and embracing nature as well as helping him find his inner peace.

The final test takes place in Dexter's lab. At first, Dexter embraces his inner spirit, but he then starts destroying his own lab, scaring Dee Dee in the process. She pleads for him to stop, though Dexter refuses to do so. Fed up with it, Dee Dee slaps Dexter, interrupting his destructive tirade. Regretting her mistake, Dee Dee runs out of the lab crying. Dexter, looking at the messy lab he left in his wake, goes back to being the boy genius he is.




  • This is the first episode along with Say Uncle Sam and Tribe Called Girl to feature only the Hanna-Barbera/Cartoon Network Logo at the end. The second one was "Last But Not Beast".
  • This is the first time Dexter destroys his own lab. The Second time was "Used Ink".


  • This episode is the first one to end with the sad reprise of the ending credits. The second and third episodes to do so would be the Season 2 episodes Germ Warfare and Dexter Detention respectively.

Cultural References[]

  • In this episode, there is a scene that directly parodies a scene from the 1980 film, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, in which Luke Skywalker is trained by Yoda.
  • Dee Dee's design on the title card is a religious reference to the Hindu god Vishnu, having similar clothing and four arms like Vishnu.
  • One of Dee Dee's lines, "Can you sing with all the colors of the rain?" spoofs the song "Colors of the Wind" from the 1995 Disney movie Pocahontas.

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