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Dexter Detention
Season 2, Episode 19c
Dexter Detention
Air date November 19, 1997
Production number 221c
Storyboard by Dave Smith & Christopher Battle
Directed by Rob Renzetti

(Art Direction): Craig McCracken

Dexter Detention is the third part of the 19th episode of season 2 in Dexter's Laboratory, the episode first aired on November 19, 1997. In this episode, Dexter has to serve time in detention after one of his classmates constantly asks him for answers on a test and must find a way to escape.




  • Dee Dee, Mom & Dad do not appear in this episode
  • This is another episode where Dexter isn't in his home nor in his lab.
  • This episode is the third one to end with the sad reprise of the ending credits. The first one was Way of the Dee Dee and the second one was Germ Warfare.
  • This episode is considered one of the worst in the series by fans because of the ending where Dexter is sent to prison.

Cultural References

  • The Detention Warden is similar to the Warden from the 1979 film, Escape from Alcatraz played by the late Patrick McGoohan.
  • When the Detention Warden looks at his list of names, they include:
    • Dan Krall, an animator who made layout keys for the show, as well as other Cartoon Network shows including The Powerpuff Girls.
    • Paul Rudish and Dave Smith, both storyboard artists and model designers for the show.
    • Chris Battle, a character designer and model designer for the show.
    • Craig McCracken, an art director for the show, and the creator of The Powerpuff Girls, and Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends.
    • Genndy, the first name of Genndy Tartakovsky, a producer and creator of the show.

Production Notes