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Dexter Colt

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Dexter Colt
Dexter Colt.png
Character Information
Male ♂
Hair: Brown
Occupation: Private Detective
First appearance: "The Dad Who Knew Too Little"
Voiced by: Hank Azaria

Dexter Colt is a private detective hired by Homer to find out about Lisa.


When Homer expressed a desire to know Lisa better, Moe suggested that he hire Colt, who could find out anything about anyone. Homer went to Colt's office, where Colt told him that the fee for his services was $50 per day plus his expenses, to which Homer agreed. Colt then found out about Lisa by means of raiding her locker at school, blackmailing Principal Skinner into letting him see her school permanent record, and bribing her fellow students. Eventually, he put together a report on everything Lisa liked and left it for Homer.

When Homer went to pay Colt, he found that Colt had paid for many expensive items and services as his expenses and was charging Homer $1,000. Homer refused to pay and escaped from Colt's office. The next day, someone had trashed the Screaming Monkey Medical Research Center and stolen the animals, framing Lisa in the process. As the police went after Homer and Lisa, they escaped. At The Three Seasons Motel, Homer ended up admitting to Lisa that he hired Colt to find out about her. Eventually, Homer and Lisa ended up at a traveling circus, where they found the stolen animals. Dexter Colt was also at the circus and threatened to fire The Flying Giuseppe at Homer and Lisa. Homer pushed Lisa out of the way and got hit by the human cannonball. Homer then escaped into the Hall of Mirrors, with Colt chasing after him. After Colt shot Homer, Lisa entered the Hall of Mirrors too and used the laser pointer she got from Bart to blind Colt and defeat him. He was then arrested by the police.[1]

At some point later, Dexter Colt was hired by Mr. Burns to find information on Lyla. When Colt wanted payment, Burns hit the trap door button but his desk had been moved recently so Burns fell down the trap hole instead.[2]

Behind the Laughter[edit]

The character is modeled after detective Philip Marlowe.