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Streaky Clean
Season 3, Episode 1a
Air date November 16, 2001
Production number 301a
Written by TBA
Directed by Robert Alvarez
Chris Savino

Streaky Clean is the first part of the first episode in season 3 of Dexter's Laboratory, which first aired on November 16, 2001. In this episode, Dexter invents a satellite to clean the stains off of his clothes, but the satellite malfunctions after colliding with another satellite. Not only does the cleaning ray remove stains, but it also damages the fabric on Dexter's clothing.


Dexter grows tired of spilling stains on himself, so he decides to build a device to keep the stains off of him, however someone falls asleep and changes the device, accidentally making it remove his clothes. Dexter tries to make it home in the nude, but encounters several troubles along the way. He hides in a mailbox, but falls out and his glasses break, obscuring his vision. He then decides to pose as a pig in mud to deceive three girls. Next, he makes it home and past his parents, but finds no clothes for him to wear, so he decides to pull a coat out of the trash, but on his way out his mom notices the stain on his coat.



  • Due to the fact the series was undergoing a transition to the new animation style, Dexter's house is not designed correctly in this episode. It has no upstairs windows on the outside of his house like it should.
  • During the scene in which Dexter repeatedly clicks his pen in class, his mouth disappears for a few seconds.



  • This is the first episode to premiere after the series' revival.
  • This is the first episode to air in the 21st Century

Production Notes

  • This is the first episode to use digital ink-and-paint
  • This is also the first episode to air after 9/11
  • This is also the first episode in the series since "Last But Not Beast"
  • Dexter, Mom, and Dad's newer designs make their debut in this episode.
  • This is pretty much the only episode where we see Dexter changing his clothes.
  • This is the seventh episode where we see Dexter in his underpants.
  • The plot of this episode is fairly similar to the season two episode "Dexter Is Dirty"

Cultural References

  • The title "Streaky Clean" is a pun on the phrase squeaky clean.