Dilbert

Season 1 Episode 13

The Infomercial

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 24, 1999 on UPN
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The Pointy-Haired Boss appears in an infomercial for the Gruntmaster 6000, but the head injury he suffers during the taping makes him a singing psychic. Dilbert says it's too early for an infomercial, as they haven't done any testing of the new version with its Graviton generator. The Pointy-Haired Boss informs him that they've sent the only prototype for consumer testing to a typical family in Squiddler's Patch, Texas. When the Gruntmaster is activated a black hole is formed.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

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

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Dilbert: Give us two of whatever you've touched the least.
      Chef: Gotcha. Two soaps.

    • Garbage Man: It's always garbage day somewhere.

    • Wally: It's my ultimate fantasy. Everyone is bald and poorly dressed, and if you hadn't noticed no one is doing anything that looks like work. It's utopia.

    • Alice: Dilbert, this is stupid. He's been talking nonsense for years and no one thought he was psychic before. The only difference is now he has his eyes closed.

    • Dilbert: (to Dogbert) The mute button only works on the TV.

    • Pointy-Haired Boss: It depends on whose story you believe, mine or the truth.

    • Dogbert: History is written by the winners.

    • Dilbert: Oh my God, my worst fear has come true!
      Dogbert: You mean a pregnant spider crawled up your nose while you were sleeping and laid eggs in your head?
      Dilbert: Okay, my second worst fear.

    • Alice: Cooked by explosion. Didn't the boss say that?
      Dilbert: Yeah, but he was just babbling.
      Wally: Or was he?
      Alice: What are you saying, that he predicted this would happen?
      Wally: I dunno, am I?
      Dilbert: Predicting the future is impossible.
      Wally: Is it?
      Dilbert: Yes, it violates causality. There is no way to know something will occur until it occurs.
      Wally: Or is there?
      Alice: If you don't stop asking retorical questions, I'm going to kill you.
      Wally: Are you?
      Alice: (shoving Wally's head into the popcorn) Rrrrr!

    • Dilbert: I hear you can tell a place is okay if the truckers eat there.
      (three truckers throw up on road)

    • Random Bossist #1: He's a witch!
      The Amazing Rudolf: No, just a skilled illusionist. That is my point.
      Random Bossist #2: If you're just an illusionist, tell us how you made a bird appear.
      The Amazing Rudolf: A magician never reveals his tricks. I'm bound by the magician's code of ethics.
      Random Bossist #1: Well that's awfully convenient, isn't it? That sounds like something a witch would say!
      Random Bossist #2: Kill the witch!

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Cambridge University: University in the UK that is made up of 31 individual colleges. Its main rival is Oxford.

    • Stephen Hawking: Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambrige University in Cambrige, England since 1979. Has the condition ALS which explains why he is in a wheelchair.

    • Amelia Earhart: Aviatrix who disappeared while flying around the world.

    • These are the songs The Pointy-Haired Boss sings when he is in trance:
      Little Brown Jug
      Chatanooga Choo Choo
      You'll Never Walk Alone
      Camptown Races
      The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady
      I Dream of Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair
      Shine On Harvest Moon

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