Dexter's Laboratory

Season 1 Episode 14

Dial M for Monkey: Barbequor

Aired Unknown May 19, 1996 on Cartoon Network
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Dial M for Monkey: Barbequor
Barbequor, a powerful alien and master of cooking, arrives on Earth to steal all the food for his shish-kabob BBQ that he's preparing, along with his partner, Silver Spooner. However, Monkey is now faced with the task of saving the entire universe when Barbequor plans to serve his food to everyone.moreless

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    This first aired on my 17th birthday, and it took nearly 9 years for me to finally see this episode again. The weird thing is I always thought it was exiled because Krunk (the Hulk knockoff) slowly gets falldown drunk during the episode. Never paid any mind to the mincing Surfer...

    It's Monkey's birthday, and the whole Justice Friends crew throw him a suprise barbeque in the park. During the festivities, the Silver Spooner shows up and steals all the condiments. Evil is afoot, and the Justice Friends are slowly picked off attacking Spooner and Barbequor (literally Galacticus with oven mitts and a beer hat)

    Everyone tells Monkey to stay put as it's his birthday, but he eventually must save the day. He jacks the Spooner's spoon and gags Barbequor with it, causing him to regurgitate the solar system.

    Monkey's reward for saving the day? Having to drive a piss-drunk Krunk home.

    "Maybe this side of street? Krunk can't remember..."

    This has aired in recent months (March '05?) in the Cartoon Network "On Demand" sub-channel on (mostly Time Warner) digital cable systems.

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

Major Glory/Silver Spooner/Tiki Torch

Recurring Role

Robert Ridgely

Robert Ridgely


Recurring Role

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Snowman/Living Bullet/Reynolds

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • Cartoon Network Nordic aired this episode on June 25, 2006.

    • This episode marks the only appearance of the Justice Friend, Snow Man.

    • This episode is available on video and VCD in the Philippines.

    • The only time on record this episode has aired after its banishment was in the US on Cartoon Network Friday, August 23, 2002 in the 12:30pm Eastern time slot.

    • This episode was been removed from reruns in the late 1990s due to Marvel Comics complaining that the Silver Spooner was too close a parody of the Silver Surfer (compared to other Justice Friends characters whom are semi-parodies) and threatened to sue for copyright infringement. Another problem (although smaller compared to the copyrights) was the Silver Spooner's flamboyant personality, thus seeming to be a gay stereotype. As a result, the episode was pulled in USA, Canada, apparently the UK, and many other countries as well. The episode, however, was still seen in Latin America. This episode is also said to have be seen on Westcountry version of ITV, on CITV, and in Exeter-Truro, England.


    • Miss Spell appears to be a parody of the Marvel comic book character, Scarlet Witch.

    • The Fantastic Four: Galactus
      To make a long story short, Barbequor and the Silver Spooner are blatant parodies of Galactus ("Devourer of Worlds") and his herald, the Silver Surfer, who both appear in episodes of The Fantastic Four (both the 1967 version and the 1994 series), as well as various comics. In fact, Galactus has his own mini-series, and the Silver Surfer had or has his own series of comics, plus an old Nintendo game.