I Have Failed You

I Have Failed You

Updated May 06, 2014 at 12:10AM EDT by Brad.  

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I Have Failed You is an exploitable meme that depicts a scene from the Cartoon Network animated TV series Dexter’s Laboratory [1] in which the eponymous character looks up to a poster of Albert Einstein in his locker and says “I have failed you”. Using image editing software, the picture is usually changed to show a character or person who is held in high regard by some groups.


In Season 1, Episode 3 titled “Dexter’s Rival,” originally aired on May 12th, 1996, a new student named Mandark Astronomonov arrives at Dexter’s school and reveals himself to be both academically superior and evil, eventually forcing Dexter to shut down his lab. Shocked, Dexter looks up at a drawing of Albert Einstein taped on his locker’s door and says “I have failed you”.


As of May 2014, several varieties of the original stillshot have been produced and posted on sites such as DeviantArt and FunnyJunk..

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[1]Wikipedia – Dexter’s Laboratory

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