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Old Man Dexter

Old Man Dexter Title Card

3 (3c)
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March 24, 1996 (first airing)
May 12, 1996 (second airing)
Craig McCracken and Genndy Tartakovsky

Old Man Dexter is the third pilot episode of Dexter's Laboratory. It originally aired on March 24, 1996 and later re-aired on May 12, 1996 as the third part of episode 3 in season 1. In this episode, Dexter tries to make himself older so he can stay up late to watch a film with his family. However, Dee Dee's meddling with the Acceler-Ager turns him into a 95-year-old man.



  • This is the first physical appearance of Dad.
    • Dad was seen in "Changes", however, he was just pictured.

Episode Connections

  • Dexter's family mistakes Dexter as his Grandpa when he looks old, and in the episode "The Grand Daddy of All Inventions", Dexter's Grandpa is revealed to look exactly like he did in this episode.
  • In the movie "Ego Trip" and the episode Bygone Errors, Dexter's elderly self looks just like he did in this episode.

Production Notes

  • This is the third pilot of Dexter's Laboratory. It was the only pilot that didn't air in "What a Cartoon!".
  • This episode aired twice in the series with the first being the pilot.