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Got Your Goat
Season 2, Episode 16c
Got Your Goat title card
Air date October 29, 1997
Storyboard by Nora Johnson
Directed by Robert Alvarez
Genndy Tartakovsky
Craig McCracken (Art Direction)

Got Your Goat is the third part of the 16th episode from Season 2, which first aired on October 29, 1997. In this episode, Charlie, Dexter's pet chupacabra, escapes from his lab. Dexter and Dee Dee go to South America to rescue him.

The episode name is a reference to the idiom "get your goat", meaning to irritate someone.



  • Mom & Dad do not appear in the episode.


  • Before Dexter & Dee Dee leave for South America, Dexter has a black watch on for a few frames--it disappears quickly only to reappear on Dee Dee's arm at the conclusion of the episode.
  • when Dee Dee takes off her sandals as Dexter is trying to remember why he created Charlie, Deeee Dee is shown have two left feet instead of a left and right one.

Production Notes

  • Although this episode along with "Techno Turtle" and "Surprise!" are aired on October 29, 1997, They were produced in the same year according to the credits.

Cultural References

  • "Poachers" are those who indulge in illegal hunting or harvesting.
  • Sombreros are found  worn in Mexico, the Southern U.S., South America, etc.
  • Chupacabras, are legendary creatures in folklore described as goat suckers, some say they exist in various countries like South America, Puerto Rico, Russia, the Philippines,etc.