Just how controversial could an episode of a cartoon as harmless as Dexter's Laboratory really be; especially one that spoofs Marvel's galactic metallic surfer - Silver Surfer? Originally aired on May 19th, 1996, the 4th episode of the "Dial M for Monkey" segment featured a character that apparently pushed Cartoon Network's limits on sexuality. The spoof character, The Silver Spooner, was viewed as an obvious homosexual stereotype, with his outward flamboyance and love for Judy Garland. Rumor has it, the episode was banned because the character was too controversial for the youthful crowd. Other rumors have it that the episode was pulled at the legal behest of Marvel.