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Golden Diskett

Dexter's Lab - Episode 060 disk

Episode #
David Smith
Genndy Tartakovsky
Aired Date
September 3, 1997

Golden Diskett is the twenty-second episode of season 2 in Dexter's Laboratory, which first aired on September 3, 1997. In this episode, Dee Dee finds a golden diskette and wins a trip to Professor Hawk's factory. Dexter tags with her to make sure things don't go wrong.


The episode starts with a group of nerds looking to buy the latest like of Professor Hawk's floppy disks, as the eccentric Professor Hawk has started a contest where a select lucky few would be able to go into his factory and one of them could have a chance of winning it if they find the "Golden Diskettes".

Much to Dexter's shock, Dee Dee ends up winning the contest. Luckily for him, he is able to convince Dee Dee to let him be her guest. Dee Dee and Dexter, along with the other lucky winners, visit the factory, however Dee Dee's "destructive" nature ends up destroying the factory which caused Hawk to receive a stunning revelation and break free from his robotic "body". Dee Dee made him realize how important his body and emotions were and abandoned his focus on science to focus on dancing. He then decided to hand over the factory to whoever could dance the best, and in then he quickly voted for himself and ran off back into his destroyed factory while leaving everyone deeply confused.


Cultural References

  • Professor Hawk is a spoof of Bill Gates, Steven Hawking and Willy Wonka.
  • The entire episode is a parody and an allusion to the hit children's book Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, along with the 1971 film, and the 2005 film.
  • The phrase "It's a bird! It's a plane!" references the 1952 TV show Adventures of Superman.
  • Prof. Hawk's submarine references the animated Beatles film and the song Yellow Submarine.


  • After Dexter buys his diskette, it disappears from his hand after talking to Dee Dee. After the song is over, Dexter gets his diskette back.

Production Notes

  • This is another episode where Dexter isn't in his lab.
  • The music that played on the title card is the same music that was used during Dee Dee's birthday party in the episode The Laughing.