Dilbert

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 17

    Ethics

    Aired 7/25/00

  • S 2 : Ep 16

    The Fact

    Aired 7/18/00

  • S 2 : Ep 15

    Company Picnic

    Aired 7/11/00

  • S 2 : Ep 14

    The Delivery (2)

    Aired 6/13/00

  • S 2 : Ep 13

    Pregnancy (1)

    Aired 6/6/00

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tom Kenny

    Ashok/Ratbert

  • Maurice LaMarche

    Garbage Man/Bob the Dinosaur

  • Tress MacNeille

    Carol/Various Guests

  • Kathy Griffin

    Voice of Alice (uncredited)

  • Larry Miller

    Voice of the Pointy-Haired Boss

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  • show Description
  • Dilbert is a cubicle dwelling employee for a large soulless corporation. Each episode the show goes on many adventures that will leave you waiting for more. One simple phrase to describe Dilbert would be laugh out loud. The comical adventures that each story have are very well written by expert writers and voiced by an astonishing cast. The series is mainly about the main character Dilbertand his daily life at work. Although it is not always your typical days events that happens at the office. One of the many features this office has are little people living in the basement who apparently steal the company's markers and uses them to get high. Story lines expand from the world coming to an end for Y2K to the Dogbert trying to enslave the world! Dilbert truly is a show that you only see once in every 30 channels! Characters: Dilbert: Dilbert is your average "tech buff." He has a dog named Dogbert who frequently out-wits him. When push comes to shove you will most likely see Dilbert on the ground. He is an engineer, but often questions if he was meant to have that career. Often he tries to get his own office away from the fellow employees, but every scheme fails for one reason or another. Dilbert is the average struggling guy trying to get by at work one day at a time. Dogbert: Dogbert is not your average dog. In fact he is nothing like a dog at all. On the outside he may look like "man's best friend", but on the inside he wants to rule man. In many episodes Dogbert tries to control the world, but in each episode his scheme fails for one reason or another. Although Dogbert may seem cute and fuzzy he is far from it. The relationship is basically the opposite between Dilbert and Dogbert. Though these two often disagree on many matters they always have each other's back….or at least most of the time. Pointy-Haired Boss: He's every employee's worst nightmare. He has the laziness of Homer Simpson and the wacky comments of Peter Griffin. When those two are mixed watch out! Although he is often away from work he is the boss and as the boss he has the most power at the office. Now stupidity and leadership don't always work well together so just when you thought you figured him out he will surprise you with some wacky antic! Alice: She is one of Dilbert's co-workers. Being the only female employee in the department, she puts up with a lot. Occasionally the guys at work may step out of their place, but she will always take care of that with some violence. Her cubical is located to the left of Dilbert's, but that doesn't stop her from making frequent visits. Certainly Alice is a force not to reckon with. Wally: He is every employee's worst nightmare! He is very lazy and only goes to work just to be there thus receiving his pay check. He tries to use schemes to receive quick cash, but usually they don't work. He later learned in the series that trying to save up sick days for early retirement doesn't always work. The lesson learned in that was that over a period of time those days expire. Over all Wally is pretty much a small guy with a big mouth that frequently gets him in trouble. Broadcast history: Mon: 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Tue: 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM Like many great shows Dilbert was short lived, but its memory lives on in eternity. Now, many are able to watch Dilbert on DVD and relive every wacky memory that the show has to offer. Not only has Dilbert become one of the most famous comic strips like Garfield, Peanuts, Blondie, etc. etc. but has become somewhat of a "hope symbol" to the daily working person. So pop the DVD in and let your bones ache from laughter! Dilbert is based off of the hit comic strip series of the same name created by Scott Adams.moreless

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  • Quotes (314)

    • Dogbert: Let's start with you accounting guys. Accounting Guy: Walter's good at this creative stuff. He just named his baby. Pointy-Haired Boss: How is Walter Jr.? Walter: She's fine. Thanks for asking.

    • Dilbert: I thought you were going to wake me at 6:30. Dogbert: I also said women like men who are shaped like potatoes - can you find the pattern here?

    • Dilbert: (thinking of new name for product) How about Sisyphus, the the guy who pushed a rock up a hill for eternity? Pointy-haired Boss: It could convey a sense of playfulness... Dilbert: (dumbstruck) It's supposed to convey a sense of futility! Pointy-haired Boss: You have to look at it from the rock's point of view.

    • Pointy-Haired Boss' Boss: Salmonella. (pauses) I like it. By this time next year I want every person in the country driving a Salmonella. Dilbert: It's not necessarily a car. Pointy-Haired Boss' Boss: It's not? Then why are we giving it a car name.

    • Dogbert: (points to Dilbert) How about Salmonella in honor of rooster boy here?

    • Dogbert: There's still plenty of names left in the areas of Greek mythology, bodily secretions, diseases, and everything involving intestines.

    • Pointy Haired Boss: Well there's no point in killing a dead horse. Dilbert: You mean there's no point in beating a dead horse. Pointy Haired Boss: Why would anyone beat a dead horse? Dilbert:Why would anyone kill a dead horse? Pointy Haired Boss: Maybe it kicked you. Dilbert: (exasperated) It's already dead. Pointy Haired Boss: And so is every customer who used our flagship product.

    • Wally: The herbal throat lozenges? Dilbert: I told them at the rollout meeting that Anthrax was a bacteria not an herb. Wally: No you didn't. Dilbert: I was thinking it pretty hard.

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    Notes (14)

    • The show was actually advertised. UPN's advertising of the show was controversial and new at the time, although it is commonplace on all channels now to promote other shows during a program: "QUICK, DUCK! IT'S DILBERT! - Dec 20 From Variety: UPN has come up with a rather in-your-face way to promote its upcoming Dilbert premiere on Jan. 25. In the midst of several of its comedies, including Moesha, Clueless and DiResta, animated Dilbert and Dogbert icons randomly float down into the middle of scenes wearing parachutes emblazoned with Dilbert premieres Jan. 25. After producers of some UPN shows from Columbia's competitors (including parent studio Paramount) complained about the wacky and somewhat jarring Dilbert interruptions, which have no relation to the show's plots, UPN is now attempting to limit Dilbert's appearances to the beginning or end of acts." I believe, although my memory could be wrong, that Dilbert's parachute said "Dilbert" and Dogbert's parachute said "Premieres January 25th" on it. I could be wrong.

    • This is the first episode of the series to air with a low rating due to lack of advertisement.

    • This is the first appearance of the character The Garbage Man.

    • Dogbert becomes so successful with his book, that he ends up hosting a surreal talk show called "Scams, Shams, and Flim-Flams," whose panelists include a runaway circus bear.

    • This is the first mention of the country of Elbonia.

    • This is the first appearance of Carol, the Pointy-Haired Boss' secretary.

    • This episode features the ONLY TV appearance of Bob the Dinosaur (a popular character from the comics).

    • The Y2K Bug was a popular subject for many shows airing in 1999, one of which was a similar Family Guy episode entitled DaBoom.

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    Trivia (65)

    • Dilbert's chicken antics of "luck luck luck luck…" originally appeared in the comic strip during a storyline where Ratbert is convinced that he's psychic.

    • At the Scrabble scene at the end of the episode Dilbert has the reversed letters from the ones had when he played Scrabble the first time in the episode. (He had IIIIIIT, he then has TTTTTTI)

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Asok the Intern.

    • LOOK HARD: When Dilbert is in the photocopy room, there is a sign that says "171 Days Without A Paperjam".

    • Dilbert pounds out the tune My Sharona from The Knack on his desk.

    • When Dilbert is about to enter Lena's cubicle you can see inside the cubicle wall that the wall is blue like normal. But when he enter the cubicle you can see the wall is made of stone.

    • Dilbert is sitting the wrong way in the bathtub. Most people would be sitting facing the faucet. Instead he is sitting with his back against the faucet and over the drain.

    • The laser that Dogbert shoots from the space shuttle appears to be loosely based on the Canadarm- a device commonly equipped aboard space shuttles for the purpose of grabbing things and large-scale construction in outer space.

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    Allusions (99)

    • 2001: A Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick film where a computer named HAL runs a space ship.

    • Jack Kevorkian: A doctor accused of numerous doctor assisted suicides.

    • High Level Corporate Security for Dummies: A take off on the series of popular Dummies books, that are used to teach people any number of things from religion and computers to household chores.

    • NirvanaCo: In Buddhism, Nirvana means a blissful, happy state of being. This is what Dilbert finds when he works for the company.

    • Machiavellian: The term comes from the ideas written in Machiavelli's book The Prince, which describes corrupt government practices.

    • Wellesley: A woman's college on the east coast.

    • Albany, New York: This city in upstate New York is known for its long winters.

    • Zena of engineers: Based on the television show Zena: Warrior Princess.

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  • Fan Reviews (36)
  • One of the most underrated TV shows of all time

    By Review-o-tron, Feb 16, 2014

  • Dilbert's transition to TV is far from perfect. Overall it is a decent effort, just not spectacular. If you want something truly special, read the comics.

    By Lord_Fly, Dec 04, 2010

  • Great animated show of the new millenium! It's about the title character who works in an corporate office. I love it!

    By RaineRP, Sep 10, 2006

  • The best comic book show EVER.

    By sega31098, Apr 30, 2010

  • dilbert was a funny uder rated show

    By cube2k8, May 06, 2010

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