Dilbert

Season 1 Episode 2

The Competition

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 01, 1999 on UPN
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Security tightens up around the company and Dilbert's project deadline is pulled up when news of the Gruntmaster 6000 project is leaked to the industry via a phantom insider (Dogbert). Dilbert is fired for being the leak. So he gets a job with the competition, Nirvana, a pleasant place to work. Until Dilbert's suggestion for creating a marketing department is implemented and spreads like a virus destroying the company. That makes Dilbert famous in his industry and gets his old job back.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

    Ashok/Ratbert

    Larry Miller

    Larry Miller

    Voice of the Pointy-Haired Boss

    Billy West

    Billy West

    Voice of a Marketing Guy

    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

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    • TRIVIA (3)

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Pointy-Haired Boss: Come now, one name's as good as another. Stop being so ridgid.
        Alice: You're the one who insisted the name was the most important part of the project.
        Pointy-Haired Boss: I have no recollection of that.
        Alice pulls out tape recorder
        Recording of Pointy-Hair Boss: The name is the most important part of the project. I cannot emphasis this strongly enough. And once we have a name, there's no going back. That's my final word. Alice are you getting this all on tape?
        Pointy-Haired Boss: Wow, I have a beautiful speaking voice.

      • Dilbert: Have you been using me as your main source of industry information?
        Dogbert: No, not the main source. I also make stuff up. For instance, I've started a rumour that your company is a front for an international organ harvesting cult.

      • Dogbert: Fame is more important than competence.

      • Pointy-Haired Boss: I don't see anything can stand in our way.
        Dilbert: Sanity, reality, the laws of physics.

      • Dilbert: Why is the news always the same as the miniseries that was just on? What are the odds of that?

      • Leonard: I nailed this one trying to escape.
        Dilbert: What? Since when is leaving your cubicle to use the bathroom escaping?
        Pointy-Haired Boss: Since 2:30 this afternoon.

      • Dilbert: What makes you qualified to be a reporter?
        Dogbert: I'm willing to violate anyone's privacy for my personal gain and then claim with a straight face that the public has a right to know.

      • Sign in the background: Loose lips, pink slips

    • NOTES (0)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • 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.

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