Today I was reminiscing about Dexter's Lab because I used to have a huge humiliating crush on Dexter...he was just so smart and cynical!
Anyways, as I was googling Dexter's Lab quotes (this is embarrassing), I stumbled upon this fan theory from a couple years ago that actually makes a lot of sense...
Big Bang Theory is exactly like Dexter's Lab, all grown up!!
Dee Dee = Penny
Dexter = Leonard (this is a little incestuous I guess)
Mandark = Sheldon
One of Dexter's unnamed friends = Raj (sorry Raj)
Doug = Wolowitz
Here's the original fan art by Wickfield. Her awesome theory is that Big Bang Theory is what Dexter and his friends grew up to be...and it makes a lot of sense. A couple nerdy dudes hanging out with a spunky blonde girl? Sounds just like both shows. The Dexter & Dee Dee being Leonard & Penny part doesn't make much sense, but other than that, I can't help but see the similarities between the shows.