Picks and Pans Review: Dexter's Laboratory
Youth must be served. This two-year-old animated series about a warped boy genius marks its 50th episode on April 29 with a story submitted by second-grader Tyler Samuel Lee of Merrick, N.Y. "Dexter and Computress Get Mandark" is a seven-minute short that combines an audiotape made by Tyler with crude animation in the style of a 6½-year-old. The plot grows increasingly bizarre, and the young narrator sounds delighted with the tallness of his tale. Kid, you've got a future in the fantastic. The half hour also includes a shocking segment in which Dexter forcibly shaves off Santa's beard.
Bottom Line: Catchy 'toons