Season 2 Episode 3


Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 16, 1999 on UPN
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Episode Summary

The Pointy-Haired Boss looks to the world of art as an opportunity to exploit. Dilbert is assigned the task of creating art. His research indicates that the public would like to see a blue duck, so he creates one on his computer and it takes the art world by storm to the point where it is destroyed. Dilbert is captured and taken to see the head of the five families of art, Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci knows the only the solution to the problem is to make the blue duck uncool; fortunately the Pointy-Haired Boss unknowingly implements the solution.moreless

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    Chris Elliott

    Chris Elliott

    Voice of Dogbert

    Jim Wise

    Jim Wise

    Loud Howard

    Daniel Stern

    Daniel Stern

    Voice of Dilbert

    Tress MacNeille

    Tress MacNeille

    Carol/Various Guests

    Tom Kenny

    Tom Kenny


    Larry Miller

    Larry Miller

    Voice of the Pointy-Haired Boss

    Chazz Palminteri

    Chazz Palminteri

    Voice of Leonardo da Vinci

    Guest Star

    Jim Wise

    Jim Wise

    Voice of Loud Howard

    Recurring Role

    Tress MacNeille

    Tress MacNeille

    Voice of Unknown

    Recurring Role

    Tom Kenny

    Tom Kenny

    Voice of Asok/ Ratbert

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (14)

      • Dogbert: Once a soup can became art all the rules went out the window.

      • Pointy-Haired Boss: Dilbert, the key to marketing is doing whatever you did before, even when you know it won't work. That way no one tries to second guess you.

      • Amish Lady: I don't know about you but I'm starting to worship this blue duck. And you know what else? We need a phone.

      • Dilbert: Culture needs diversity.

      • Alice: My god. What's that feeling in my stomach? Is that a growing sense of respect for Dilbert? (burps) No, I just drank a soda too fast. But I do like the duck.

      • Asok: Oh my goodness. Those are my underpanties.

      • Dilbert: That's not fair. How hard is it to brainwash Ratbert?

      • Dogbert: They'll want it if I tell them they want it.
        Dilbert: You can't tell people what they like.

      • Alice: How hard could it be? Art has rules just like anything else. If you can teach a computer to play chess, you can teach a computer to make a painting.
        Dilbert: Thank you for turning an impossible assignment into something that will look like a personal failure on my part.
        Wally: Nicely done.

      • Alice: Dilbert would be good at creating art.
        Dilbert: No, I wouldn't.
        Alice: Too late, the seed is planted.

      • Dogbert: (to Dilbert) So you think the whole art scene is just one big scam to make money?

      • Girl: (delighted) I can't believe I'm having dinner with the creator of "Le Canard de Bleu!"
        Dilbert: What?
        Girl: ...The Blue Duck....

      • Dilbert: I don't get art. Who decided that a painting of a bowl of fruit is art? How long can you look at the same bowl of fruit, anyway? At least with the actual fruit itself you can rearrange the pieces once in a while. You can eat it if you're hungry. You can watch it rot. But if all you have is a painting of fruit, your options are limited.

      • Dilbert: Where am I?
        Da Vinci: I am Leonardo Da Vinci, Head of the five families of art.
        Dilbert: I got 2 problems about that answer. One, that's not the answer to "where." And two, I'm pretty sure you died 500 years ago.

    • NOTES (0)

    • ALLUSIONS (7)

      • Dogbert: As soon as a can of soup became art, all the rules went out the window.--This is a reference to Andy Warhol's famous painting of a soup can (widely viewed as a modern art masterpiece).

      • Duck metal bumper symbol: This is an allusion to the fish symbol for Christians and the fish with feet symbol for those who believe in Darwin's theory of evolution.

      • Blue Duck Bowl: An allusion to the college bowl game sponsored by Toilet Duck. Making it the Toilet Duck Bowl.

      • The Five Families of Art: This is a mafia reference but instead the families are different periods of art: The Renaissance Boys, The Impressionists, The Abstracts, The Surrealists, and The Post Modernists.

        Da Vinci is like their godfather.

      • pay duck: This is instead of the term pay dirt because a duck was the moneymaker.

      • Sister Wanda Beaver: An allusion of Sister Wendy Beckett who helps her audience interpret art.

      • Painting with Rusty Shanks: An allusion to the painting show with Bob Ross that is shown on public television.