Information for Parents Dexter's Laboratory Parents Need To Know Read Less Message The characters' actions -- particularly their tendency to use physical and verbal violence -- send iffy messages about how to deal with problems and other people. Violence Frequently glamorizes weapons like knives, swords, guns, and bows and arrows. Sex Rare, but not undeard of. For example, one segment features a silhouette of a naked woman. Language Words like "stupid" and "idiot" regularly pop up in dialogue. Consumerism Not applicable Drinking, Drugs & Smoking Rare, but not unheard of. One episode features a chain-smoking waitress, and the customers drink beer.