What a fine day... for science ! And it should be when you own a copy of "Dexter's Laboratory: Season 1" on DVD for the first time. The first 13 episodes stars the little fellow with a big brain, Dexter, and his spontaneous sister, Dee Dee, in the following episodes:
"Maternal Combat" - Mother is feeling under the weather, so Dexter invents a robot version of her to cook, clean, and do whatever he says.
"Dexter Dodgeball" - Tired of being pelted by endless dodgeballs, Dexter invents a robo-suit that will let him play HIS way !
"Dexter's Rival" - Introducing Mandark, who has bigger smarts and a better lab. But he has a big weakness to Dexter's advantage: Dee Dee !
"Old Man Dexter" - In order to watch a late-night movie, Dexter makes a device that will make him an adult. Unfortunately, it turns him into an old-timer.
"The Big Sister" - Dee Dee eats an experimental cookie that makes her gigantic. It's up to Dexter to fix this mess.
"Babysitter Blues" - Dexter has a crush on his babysitter, Lisa, but he has to find a way to break up with the boyfriend she already has.
"Inflata-Dee-Dee" - Dee Dee dons Dexter's inflation suit and it becomes a sky-high problem for Dexter.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg. In between the episodes, there are two superheroic spin-offs: "Dial M for MONKEY" and "The Justice Friends". "Dial M for MONKEY" is about the secret adventures of Dexter's experimental pet monkey who becomes a super-powered monkey and fights evil villains and creatures with the luscious Agent Honeydew by his side in the following adventures:
"Magmanamus" - A gigantic lava man wreaks havoc on the city, but all he wants to do is go to sleep.
"Wrasslor" - Heroes from every corner of the galaxy are called forth for the main event against the worst opponent ever. When everyone else fails, MONKEY must step forth and defeat him.
"Orgon Grindor" - A hypnotizing hurdy-gurdy attempts to make MONKEY commit crimes. Agent Honeydew must put MONKEY out of his trance.
The other spin-off, "The Justice Friends", is the comedic capers of three heroes - Major Glory, Val Hallen, and Krunk - under one roof. The episodes include:
"TV Super Pals" - After a long day of crime-fighting, the three heroes race home to watch a little television.
"Krunk's Date" - Krunk falls in love with a woman that looks just like him, but what he doesn't know is that she's the enemy.
"Can't Nap" - Val invites a new hero, White Tiger, over to his place. But Major Glory thinks otherwise.
There seems to be a few slight miscalculations on this 2-disc DVD set. For instance, the episode listing seems to be inaccurate, for reasons unknown. And there are no other special features on this DVD like a retrospective by creator Genndy Tartakofsky (Of course, that depends if you own any of the "Samurai Jack" and/or "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" DVD sets already).
Well, that's about it for now, but get this, there is a new series called "Sym-Bionic Titan" which is co-created by Genndy and a couple of his colleagues. It's about three youths from another world who try to blend into society and fight evil by transforming into huge robots. So, don't miss it !