Dexter finds himself in a strange new world when he attempts to hire a nanny for Harrison so he can have time to continue to stalk and kill Boyd Fowler. Meanwhile, Debra, who takes the lead on a bizarre double homicide, is displeased when Batista suggests bringing in an annoying rookie officer who has her own theories on the case. Things heat up for Dexter when Quinn notices strange similarities between Trinity Killer suspect 'Kyle Butler' and Dexter Morgan.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It plays these songs...

Bye, Baby Bunting
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This Song is played in Practically Perfect part of Dexter Season 5
While Deb and Dexter are interviewing for a nanny, Sonya, one of the candidates, sings this song to Harrison.

It refers to these television series...

The Oprah Winfrey Show

This Television Series is referred to by Practically Perfect part of Dexter Season 5
Deb gives Dexter the advice of getting back to routine after Rita's death, telling him routine is like a ladder to help climb back to some kind of normalcy. She tells him she heard it on 'Oprah'.
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Yo Gabba Gabba!

This Television Series is referred to by Practically Perfect part of Dexter Season 5
Dexter returns home to an empty apartment and worries about Harrison. Sonya comes through the door moments later, telling Dexter she took Harrison for a walk because he was all keyed up after watching his 'Yo Gabba Gabba!' videos.
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It parodies these movies...

Natural Born Killers

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is parodied by Practically Perfect part of Dexter Season 5
At the end of the episode, Dexter wears a borrowed apron that reads "Natural Born Griller".
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It refers to these books...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
written by

This Book is referred to by Practically Perfect part of Dexter Season 5
Dexter calls Sonya to check on Harrison. Sonya tells him that they just finished reading 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' for the 7th time.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

Dexter Season 5

# Title Air Date
Dexter
5:1 My Bad Sep 26, 2010
5:2 Hello, Bandit Oct 3, 2010
5:3 Practically Perfect Oct 10, 2010
5:4 Beauty and the Beast Oct 17, 2010
5:5 First Blood Oct 24, 2010
5:6 Everything is Illuminated Oct 31, 2010
5:7 Circle Us Nov 7, 2010
5:8 Take It! Nov 14, 2010
5:9 Teenage Wasteland Nov 21, 2010
5:10 In the Beginning Nov 28, 2010
5:11 Hop a Freighter Dec 5, 2010
5:12 The Big One Dec 12, 2010