Rude Removal (Dexter's Laboratory)

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Rude Removal (Dexter's Laboratory)
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There's a perfectly good reason why this episode was left unaired on TV until the 2010's.
Series: Dexter's Laboratory
Part of Season: 2
Air Date: February 21, 1998 (World Animation Celebration) (Censored Version)

January 22, 2013 (YouTube, Dailymotion and AdultSwim.com) (Uncensored Version)

Writer: Chong Lee
Craig McCracken
Director: Rob Renzetti


Rude Removal is the second and last banned episode of Dexter's Laboratory. It was not aired on Cartoon Network due to standards not liking the episode's nature because it contains excessive use of profanity in a kids' show. At least it premiered at the World Animation Celebration in February 1998. Then was rumored to be lost for years until when Cartoon Network's adult-oriented sister channel, Adult Swim found it in 2013 and was uploaded to YouTube, Dailymotion, and AdultSwim.com. There was also an uncensored version, but the original is lost and unknown if it was made.

Plot

Dexter invents his latest invention, the Rude Removal system. He planned to remove Dee Dee's rudeness, but both ended up inside the machine, duplicating them as rude, using New York accents while turning into nice, using British accents. When their mother calls them for lunch, the rude counterparts go into the kitchen, engage in a food fight, and swore at their mother. But she had enough that she tells them to clean up their mess and get sent to their rooms forever. But when the nice counterparts enter the living room, they were blamed by their mother and saw the mess. They go back to the laboratory to stop their rude counterparts from existing. Once Dexter and Dee Dee fully return normal and went to Dexter's bedroom, they encounter their mother, having soap on her hands as she prepares to clean their unusual filthy mounts.

Why It Sucks

  1. The episode has a very mean-spirited concept about swearing, rude counterparts of Dexter and Dee Dee.
    • Rude Dexter spits his food out on his mother's face after swearing, making her faint.
    • Rude Dexter and Dee Dee engage in a food fight, damaging the kitchen.
    • Rude Dexter and Dee Dee then damage Dexter's laboratory.
    • Among the rude counterparts of Dexter and Dee Dee, Rude Dexter seems to be more rude than Rude Dee Dee, since he swears more often than Rude Dee Dee.
  2. It reinforces the stereotypes that New Yorkers are rude while British people are polite by giving Rude Dexter and Dee Dee New York accents and Nice Dexter and Dee Dee British accents.
  3. Hypocrisy: The word "crap", which is a mild word, was censored in this episode. But in “Dexter Dodgeball” from season one, the gym teacher says "What's this crap?", which was never edited in reruns or on home video.
  4. Mom is very out of character as she can't even recognize the differences between the rude and nice versions.
  5. Overuse of profanity in a show for kids, even when it is bleep-censored. Because of its excessive use of profanity, the bleep-censoring can get annoying at times.
  6. The title card was very rude and disrespectful. Dee Dee flips off even though she has four fingers, while Dexter is mooning at the viewer.
    • Even worse, they look like they are their normal counterparts, which could be false advertising since the normal/nice Dexter and Dee Dee with the same design are nicer.
    • Not to mention, this is a kids' show.
  7. Mom threatens her kids to go to their rooms forever, which is child abuse, unrealistic, and feels more like those mean-spirited grounded videos that you can find on websites, mainly YouTube and Vyond.
  8. Nobody apologizes to the nice, then-real Dexter and Dee Dee for their actions, who were innocent and ruined by their rude counterparts.
  9. There are notable animation errors (ex. Dexter's hair explodes, it looks black and spiky, it turns normal by the next scene).
  10. Horrible ending: Dexter and Dee Dee go back into normal, and as Mom comes in the room to clean the kids' "filthy" mouths, Dexter says "Oh sh*t", hence proving Dexter as the real rude and unlikable one. Yes, really.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The beginning was decent as it feels like a normal Dexter’s Laboratory episode.
  2. Rude Dexter and Dee Dee's nice counterparts are still likable.

Trivia

  • This episode wasn't meant for airing. Instead, it was made for private conversations, and Adult Swim didn't exist at that time until 2001.

Videos

Comments


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Blader07

7 months ago
Score 2
That episode is basically a APC of Dexter´s Laboratory
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AkihitoZero5454

2 months ago
Score 1
Not really because APC had worse stuff like unnecessary fetishes and unneeded cruelty.
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XXSeph MySpaceXx

7 months ago
Score 4
I once saw someone attempt to reconstruct the lost uncensored version of this episode by sentence-mixing the audio,,,,,,
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HellLord

7 months ago
Score -1

*sees the title card*

Me:

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TheKingOfTheGreat

7 months ago
Score 2
And that was HellLords last words in the entire Miraheze community, hours later, he got globalled but somehow, he came back, yes, it’s me, how would it not
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AkihitoZero5454

7 months ago
Score 3
@TheKingOfTheGreat Someone banned him because there was "Hell" in his name.
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TheKingOfTheGreat

7 months ago
Score 0
Nah, it wasn’t because of that
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AkihitoZero5454

7 months ago
Score 3
@TheKingOfTheGreatCowsgumball31 banned him on 2 wikis for that though.
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TheKingOfTheGreat

7 months ago
Score 0
I know
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KalloFox34

7 months ago
Score 2
This episode wasn't worth the wait.
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Portrock1566

6 months ago
Score 1
What abhors me the most is the portrayal of New York accents. I still hate how outsiders refuse to accept the way we talk and act (which by the way, humans are wired to be like this). It's true that no one here is nice (on the surface). But New York accents are far from insolent. The episode portrays them without redeeming value. At least they sound strong and smart. I'll always defend this kind of speech.
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Noahsusername

5 months ago
Score 0
Well yea, I'm from New York and I don't really have an accent, I've even picked up certain speech patterns from other accents
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MrAnonymous

5 months ago
Score -1

Nobody:

Rude Dee Dee: "FUCK YOU!"
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Jclem05

5 months ago
Score 0
Dee Dee giving the viewer the middle finger?! This sounds like an adult parody of Dexter's Lab.
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Jclem05

5 months ago
Score 0
I think it overused the F-word.
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Dexter's Mom

one month ago
Score 0

Go to your rooms forever!

APRIL FOOLS!

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