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Season 1 Episode 8

Little People

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 05, 1999 on UPN
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Episode Summary

Dilbert discovers that someone has been using his computer to access dwarf pornography on the Internet. He is summoned to appear before the evil HR director, Mr. Catbert and forced to sign a confession. Also the office's supply of dry erase markers is missing. Dilbert discovers the culprits are group of former employees who have been "downsized," literally and are addicted to the smell of dry erase markers.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

    Jim Wise

    Jim Wise

    Voice of Loud Howard

    Recurring Role

    Tom Kenny

    Tom Kenny

    Voice of Asok/ Ratbert

    Recurring Role

    Gary Kroeger

    Gary Kroeger

    Voice of Unknown

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (14)

      • Dilbert: (talking about tiny engineers) Look at them it's pathetic. They need to leave this environment. Start fresh. Build new lives.
        Dogbert: We can sell them as toys and make a fortune.
        Dilbert: No! I'm talking about lending a hand and you're talking about exploitation.
        Dogbert: As if there's a difference.
        Dilbert: There is.
        Dogbert: Excuse my capitalism.

      • Dilbert: You can't kill them because they're annoying.
        Pointy-Haired Boss: You never know until you try.

      • Dilbert: I've got a few tricks in my engineering bag.
        Alice: You don't have an engineering bag.
        Wally: You could use Alice. (Alice hits Wally) OW!

      • Pointy-Haired Boss: One of the topics, I forget which one, is the rash of thefts in the office.
        Wally: You can get a rash from stealing? I think I had that once.

      • Pointy-Haired Boss: All right, first things first unless something more important comes up and then we can handle that prior to the first thing.
        Wally: Wouldn't the thing prior to the first thing be the first thing?
        Dilbert: Technically, we're doing the first thing now. So that would be the second thing.
        Loud Howard: Everything's moving so fast.

      • Dilbert: (to Alice) Ten minutes ago you beat a man senseless.
        Alice: He was senseless before I beat him.

      • Voice of Catbert: Dilbert has signed the confession. You may now treat him like a pariah.

      • Wally: I know it's a meeting with outside vendors and that means free food. And quality. Not those stale chips and black guacamole.
        Pointy-Haired Boss: What color is guacamole supposed to be?

      • Wally: (to Dilbert and Alice) Someone's into hard core leprechaun porn big time.

      • Dogbert: My theory is that all the species that ever existed are still around, they're just hiding.

      • Dogbert: Ugh Evolution. What a crock. Can we change it please?
        Dilbert: Evolution is a scientific fact, unless you're ignorant.
        Dogbert: If it's a fact, why is it called a theory?
        Dilbert: There are scientific reasons. It's all very complicated.

      • Dilbert: They're tiny engineers!
        Alice: Gross!

      • Howard: I'm afraid of tiny people. They can run into your mouth!!
        (Everyone looks at him)
        Howard: (close up of mouth) Am I the only one worried about that?!

      • Dilbert: Look at all those websites on the history log, I've never heard of any of them!
        Wally: Elf Hooters...Naked Troll Booty....Little People, Huge
        (Wally is interrupted as Alice smashes his head into the desk)

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • The song Wally starts to sing before discovering the food is missing is "Food, Glorious Food" from the musical "Oliver!".

      • The tiny engineers are going through the same withdrawal symptoms that drug addicts go through when they aren't taking drugs, only here they are addicted to dry erase markers.

      • Downsized: In the real world this term means some people's jobs being eliminated. In this episode it means that those who were downsized from employment at the company were actually shrunk.

      • Dilbert: Where are we? In the Jeffries Tube?
        Jeffries Tubes are internal maintenance conduits on Starfleet ships on Star Trek. They are named after the person who designed the original Enterprise in the 60's.