Dexter's Laboratory

1996 NR 1 season

Dexter's Laboratory

1996 NR 1 season
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Dexter seems like your average nerdy 8-year-old, but his bedroom is home to a secret laboratory filled with computers, experiments and machines. He's also got his hands full dealing with his pesky sister, Dee Dee, and his archrival, Mandark.
Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh, Frank Welker, Tom Kenny, Kathryn Cressida, Allison Moore
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (1996) - 2 discs

Child prodigy Dexter has the brains of someone far beyond his years -- and the convenience of a top-secret laboratory to test out all his inventions. In Season 1, Dexter builds a "mom-droid" to take over for his mother when she's sick.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that even though this series features witty writing and sharp animation, the characters may leave a bad taste in some parents' mouths because they conduct themselves so poorly. Kids are rude and disrespectful (to each other and to adults), and parents are clueless and often nowhere to be found. There's also lots of cartoon violence and regular use of words like "stupid" and "idiot."

Sexual Content

Rare, but not undeard of. For example, one segment features a silhouette of a naked woman.


Frequently glamorizes weapons like knives, swords, guns, and bows and arrows.


Words like "stupid" and "idiot" regularly pop up in dialogue.

Social Behavior

The characters' actions -- particularly their tendency to use physical and verbal violence -- send iffy messages about how to deal with problems and other people.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Rare, but not unheard of. One episode features a chain-smoking waitress, and the customers drink beer.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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