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  • (Dexter is in his lab inserting a cartridge into an invention; Dee Dee appears behind him doing ballet dances, to which Dexter looks at her and becomes increasingly annoyed; Dee Dee then bumps into one of Dexter's inventions and the top of it lands behind her; she looks at it then hangs onto the bottom green bar and hangs on to it like a monkey bar whilst laughing; her laugh is interrupted as Dexter confronts her)
  • Dexter: Why do you do this?! You are so stupid! (while jumping) Stupid, stupid, stupid! Oh, and let's not forget... (He jumps one more time and points his finger directly at Dee Dee's nose) You're so stupid!
  • (Dee Dee rubs her nose as a white star flies toward the top right corner)
  • Dee Dee: Oww! Oh, yeah? Well, just because I know how to have fun doesn't mean I'm stupid! I may not know all that scientifical, mathemological stuff, but I know how to a climb a tree, and I know how to pet a kitty just right, (while moving her eyebrows) and I know how to tie my own shoes, (she points at one of Dexter's boots, which has a zipper) Mr. Zipper Boot!
  • (Dexter frowns)
  • Dee Dee: Actually, I feel sorry for you, Dexter. You're like a pickle: Sour (the camera pulls back to show Dexter standing behind a capsule, making him and Dee Dee's hand green in appearance) and all bottled up in your laboratory.
  • (Cut to Dee Dee standing in front of the laboratory entry and exit; her shadow is on the floor and Dexter looks at her angrily with his arms folded)
  • Dee Dee: Toil away alone in the dark, searching for answers to questions nobody asked, (Dexter rolls his eyes and looks sad) locked away from the world, never to explore the true mysteries of life. Well, you can keep your cold, sterile little lab. As for me, (she turns on her heel then leaves) the world is my laboratory. Good bye, Dexter. I shan't impose on you ever again.
  • (The laboratory door slams shut; Dexter is then seen standing as a gust of wind flies by, with the camera zooming in on him; just after, he bursts out of his room door running toward Dee Dee)
  • Dexter: Dee Dee! (He brakes as he nears Dee Dee) Everything you said was true. I don't want to be a pickle, (falling to his knees) but I need your help. Show me the way to be free. Show me the way of the Dee Dee.
  • Dee Dee: All right. Meet me downstairs in 10 minutes.
  • (She closes her room door; wipe to the kitchen; Dexter enters from the left)
  • Dexter: Uh, where exactly were we supposed to meet?
  • (Suddenly, the back door opens with a blinding yellow light; Dexter shields his face)
  • Dee Dee: Dexter?
  • Dexter: Dee Dee?
  • (Dee Dee, shown as a floating, meditating silhouette on a spinning yellow and white background, appears)
  • Dee Dee: Yes, my brother. I am here. Are you ready to start a journey of enlightenment?
  • Dexter: Uh, yes.
  • Dee Dee: Good. Discard those wrapping which tie you to the lab. There must be a stripping of the old before you start anew.
  • (Dexter is shown again; his laboratory clothes, except for his gloves are seen around him; Dexter himself is seen wearing yellow and orange striped shorts with his purple gloves)
  • Dee Dee: And the gloves.
  • (Dexter hesitantly takes them off)
  • Dee Dee: Now step into the light.
  • Dexter: But I don't have any sunscreen.
  • Dee Dee: Do not fear, little one. The first step is always the hardest.
  • (Suddenly, Dexter is outside; he slowly steps into the sand; it then shows him slowly trudging through the sandbox towards Dee Dee, who is seen in the same pose from earlier but sitting on a swing)
  • Dexter: (voiceover) Yes. I must cross the burning sands to reach truth.
  • Dee Dee: Dexter, my heart (she flips upside down while sitting on the swing) swells with joy seeing you here in the yard. I'm very proud of you. Come. Let's begin.
  • (Dee Dee and Dexter both walk off to the right, only for the former to get caught by the swing)
  • (Wipe to a buttercup; Dee Dee and Dexter move toward it)
  • Dee Dee: Look here, Dexter. What do you see?
  • Dexter: I see a ranunculus, a buttercup possessing seven stamens, a stigma, five petals, five sepals--
  • Dee Dee: (pushes Dexter's hand down) Yes, yes, dear. I know you can examine it, but can you (eyes widen) see it? Can you smell it? Can you feel it?
  • (Cut to Dee Dee surrounded by a bunch of flowers)
  • Dee Dee: ♪Can you sing with all the colors of the rain?♪
  • (A small thundercloud moves over Dee Dee's head; a small lightning bolt comes out and it rains on her; she and Dexter leave the rainstorm dripping wet)
  • Dee Dee: Ahh. Let's move on.
  • (Wipe to Dexter and Dee Dee standing in another part of the backyard)
  • Dee Dee: We'll try something a little different: An animal pantomime.
  • Dexter: What?
  • Dee Dee: Yeah. You know, act like your favorite animal. (she flaps her arms like a bird flapping its wings and stands with one foot in the air) I'm a bird! I'm a bird! (she then imitates a snake slithering across the ground with her tongue hanging out, much like a snake hissing) Snake, I'm a snake. It's fun. (while running to Dexter) Try it.
  • Dexter: I don't do that animal stuff, sister. I'm a straight-up homo sapien.
  • (He folds his arms; there is a short pause; Dee Dee wraps her hands around Dexter)
  • Dee Dee: You can do this. Just try to... (her eyes turn into two spinning daisies) visualize.
  • Dexter: Oh, very well. Visualize. Visualize.
  • (As he tries to imagine, the camera pans to the right, showing a mountainous region with a group of triceratops eating grass; Dexter appears from behind one of them with his fingers next to his ears)
  • Dexter: South Dakota, 140 million years ago, the plains are ruled by a herd of great beasts - the mighty triceratops, truly a formidable foe, but his armored hide, massive size, (he is suddenly back in front of Dee Dee) and terrible horns all belie his true nature.
  • (A closeup of Dexter's teeth is shown; he opens his teeth)
  • Dexter: For upon closer study of his flat, grinding teeth, it is clear he is... (the camera pulls back to show Dexter eating the leaf of a plant) a herbivore, a gentle plant-eater.
  • (Cut back to Dexter and Dee Dee; the former still has the leaf in his mouth while the latter rubs his head)
  • Dee Dee: That was very good, Dexter. A little textbook, but we're definitely making progress.
  • (They walk off to the bottom right; wipe to Dee Dee standing on one of Dexter's feet; while assuming a weather vane-like pose, she points to the left; it then pans down to Dexter, who is seen struggling to do a one-armed handstand on top of a rock)
  • Dee Dee: Along with mental exercise, one must balance it with physical exercise. It's all about the balance.
  • (The scene then cuts to Dexter, who is seen climbing the side of a tree with Dee Dee riding piggyback in a purple bookbag; he walks toward the rope, grabs it, and swings; he turn runs across the backyard, skipping over a dog; a boy and a girl are then shown playing in an inflatable pool; Dexter runs toward them and front flips over them; he then runs across a picnic table onto the roof of a car, then jumps over the fence and lands in a garbage can)
  • Dee Dee: As one climbs for new heights, one may reach the end of his rope, but upon achieving a balance between both halves, they turn round upon themselves, creating a wheel, spinning themselves higher and higher and higher.
  • (Wipe to Dexter and Dee Dee walking into the former's lab)
  • Dee Dee: Are you sure you're ready, Dexter? This is the final and most important exercise of all.
  • Dexter: Heck yeak! I'm a triceratops balanced on a buttercup with spinning wheels, baby! Let's do this!
  • Dee Dee: Okay. This is all about self-expression. Let it flow through your mind and body. Just let it loose. Break out.
  • Dexter: Yeah, yeah, I've seen you do it a million times. Just hit the music.
  • (Dee Dee reaches over to a cassette player and presses the "Play" button; Dexter is then shown standing in a spotlight; he dances to the right, spins gracefully, then leaps and lands on top of a piston)
  • Dexter: Ha ha ha!
  • Dee Dee: Hmm. Expressive.
  • (Cut to Dexter standing in front of an energy cannon; while in place, he dodges the energy blasts as he does tap-dance-styled movements)
  • Dee Dee: Daring.
  • (Dexter snaps a saucer off its stand and rides it down the top of an electrical cord like a surfboard; at the bottom, he hangs left and launches the saucer into a capsule, causing the glass to break and a green isotope pours out; Dexter laughs while making the "rock on" gesture)
  • Dee Dee: Reckless.
  • (A chart is shown; Dexter tears through the middle, hangs onto a laser and causes three cords to snap; he then slides toward a pylon, performs a sweeping kick on the cord and causes it to fall over; he then jumps up laughing maniacally; he then runs around the lab knocking over more capsules)
  • Dee Dee: Scary.
  • (Dexter is on top of a desk; he throws down a laser and it engulfs into flames; as the fires rage, Dexter laughs maniacally once more)
  • Dee Dee: Dexter, stop!
  • (Dexter is shown swinging his wrench while continuing to laugh; Dee Dee raises her hand then slaps Dexter)
  • Dee Dee: Stop it, Dexter! Look at yourself! You're a monster! (voice break) No longer the quiet creator, but a mad destroyer. Oh, I'm so sorry. I shouldn't have pushed you. I know now it wasn't my place to try to change you. (she holds her hands together as tears stream down from her eyes) Oh, Dexter... please forgive me.
  • (Dexter reaches for her; Dee Dee runs out of the lab crying)
  • Dee Dee: Oh, what have I done?
  • (She runs away sobbing with her voice trailing off; Dexter looks at the mess he left behind in his wake; he puts his purple gloves on, picks up his wrench, then resumes turning a bolt; the camera zooms out to reveal Dexter's destroyed lab as it fades to black)
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