Dexter's Laboratory

Season 1 Episode 11

Dexter's Rival

Aired Unknown Dec 25, 1996 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • This episode is unlockable in the video game, CN Racing.

    • Mandark first gets his crush on Dexter's sister DeeDee in this episode.

    • In the beginning of the episode, Dexter:

      1: Wakes up with a grin on his face.
      2: Dances while taking a shower.
      3: Waits for the bus in a good mood with the sun shining.
      and 4: Is greeted by all the teachers when he greets them.

      After his lab is shutdown because Mandark threatens it, Dexter:

      1: Is depressed while taking a shower.
      2: Is gloomy when waiting for the bus in the rain.
      and 3: Is ignored when greeting the teachers and then is trampled by peers and teachers when Mandark shows up.

    • Mandark's last name is "Astronomenoff."

    • This is the first appearance of Mandark and Mr. Luzinski, who also becomes known as Mr. Phillips.

  • Allusions

    • School: Huber Elementary
      The school Dexter goes to is called Huber Elementary. This is a reference to Larry Huber, the executive producer of Dexter's Laboratory.

    • Mandark: Lab
      The big, black ball in Mandark's lab is a reference to the Death Star from Star Wars.

    • Computer: Dexter? What are you doing, Dexter?
      This scene where Dexter must shut down his computer is taken from 2001: A Space Odyssey.