Dilbert 2 Seasons 1999

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3. The Prototype TV-NR CC

Dilbert, Alice, and Wally are working on a new prototype, and they are competing against the notoriously ruthless Lena. She seduces Dilbert and steals his idea, but Dilbert's team wins anyway.

Runtime:
23 minutes
Original air date:
February 8, 1999

The Prototype

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Season 1
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    1. The Name Dilbert continues having the egg dream, and learns about another guy with that dream who turned into a chicken. Dilbert works on a project named Acorn, but Dilmom suggests the name Gruntmaster 6000.

    TV-NR 22min January 25, 1999
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    2. The Competition The Boss decides they need to increase security to prevent a leak about the Gruntmaster 6000. Dilbert is suspected of being a traitor and is fired, but he ends up destroying the rival company.

    TV-NR 22min February 1, 1999
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    3. The Prototype Dilbert, Alice, and Wally are working on a new prototype, and they are competing against the notoriously ruthless Lena. She seduces Dilbert and steals his idea, but Dilbert's team wins anyway.

    TV-NR 23min February 8, 1999
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    4. The Takeover Dilbert and Wally buy stock and join the board of their company, and come up with an idea that loses money. Wally sells their stock and they end up broke, while Dogbert owns the company.

    TV-NR 23min February 15, 1999
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    5. Testing Bob Bastard arrives to test the Gruntmaster prototype, and it fails the first two rounds. Dilbert, with help from Dogbert in space, gets the Gruntmaster to pass the asteroid crash simulation test.

    TV-NR 23min February 22, 1999
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    6. Elbonian Trip Dilbert and crew go to Elbonia to see the Gruntmaster factory, where the "Right" workers are exploiting the "Lefties". Dilbert tries to help, but is sentenced to death and Dogbert must save him.

    TV-NR 23min March 1, 1999
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    7. Tower of Babel A cold epidemic hits the office and causes mutations, and Dilbert puts himself in charge of building a germ free building. After it's complete, the Boss changes his mind, and Loud Howard destroys it.

    TV-NR 23min March 22, 1999
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    8. The Little People A group of tiny engineers, who have been literally downsized, are stealing dry-erase markers and causing problems. Dogbert organizes a posse to stop them, and decides to sell them as toys.

    TV-NR 23min April 5, 1999
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    9. The Knack Dilbert drinks from the coffee cup of the Boss, and loses "the knack" for technology. In denial, he tries to launch a satellite, but he fails miserably and everyone is reverted back to medieval times.

    TV-NR 23min April 26, 1999
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    10. Y2K Dilbert must fix the computer mainframe, Black Betty, before Y2K hits. Dogbert hypnotizes Wally so he'll remember how to access the mainframe, and Zimbu the monkey helps prevent a breakdown.

    TV-NR 23min May 3, 1999
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    11. Charity The Boss needs a new plaque on his wall, and volunteers for the "Associated Way" charity drive. Dogbert forms his own charity, "Canine Apathy", and Dilbert must be charitable towards the Boss.

    TV-NR 23min May 10, 1999
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    12. Holiday Dilbert is sick of the holidays, and Dogbert tries to convince Congress to consolidate all holidays into one - National Dogbert Day. Wally is depressed about this idea, and Dilbert changes his mind.

    TV-NR 23min May 17, 1999
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    13. The Infomercial The Boss has shot an infomercial for the Gruntmaster 6000, and sent the machine to a family in Texas. A Black Hole develops, engulfing the entire state, and Dilbert seeks Stephen Hawking's help.

    TV-NR 23min May 24, 1999

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Alfred Gimeno, Seth Kearsley
Supporting actors Larry Miller, Gordon Hunt, Jackie Hoffman, Tom Kenny, Gary Kroeger, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, Billy West, Jim Wise, Kathy Griffin
Season year 1999
Network Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Executive Producer Scott Adams
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Buy this DVD today and you will not regret it.
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Adams even manages to poke fun at himself and his BS in Economics, which I find to be a good indicator of good comedy.
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I was'nt a big fan of the show, however after picking up the complete series, i find it to be really good!
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71 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Adam Dukovich on February 19, 2004
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Dilbert never got a fair chance on TV, being cancelled on a third rate network whose idea of great comedy usually involves bodily functions or broad you-go-girl bland tripe. For my part, I thought that this show happened to be one of the funniest sitcoms ever, and it stands along with the Simpsons as being one of the wryest and most perceptive satirical works on American Television.
The voice acting is excellent. The characters all sound just as they would be expected to when reading the comic strip. Daniel Stern as Dilbert, Larry Miller as the clueless boss (who had to have been based off of one of Scott Adams' bosses), Larry Charles as slacker engineer Wally, Kathy Griffin as Alice, the triangular-haired female engineer, and Chris Elliot as Dilbert's sidekick Dogbert, not to mention a parade of guest stars, including Tom Green, Andy Dick, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jason Alexander. Put simply, this show had talent to burn.
After occasional reruns on Comedy Central, I am jubliant to see this comedy jewel now available on DVD. The quirkiness and humor of the comic strip is definitely present here, as well as the savage skewering of workplace politics and procedures. The show's highlights include the first episode, the anthrax cough drops bit was inspired, a Y2K-themed episode (remember all that fuss about the end of the world?), frequent visits from evil Mr. Catbert (voiced by Jason Alexander), as well as a guest appearance by Jerry Seinfeld as an insane computer in charge of a computer-by-mail company, a la Dell. My favorite episode has got to be the merger episode, which has Dilbert's company merging with aliens from outer space (the funniest bit had to do with a mexican restaurant/corporate pickup bar).
I think very highly of this show and think that you should give it a shot. You owe it to yourself.
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47 of 52 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 22, 2004
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He is Dilbert. If you don't love him, at least you know him. He's the bespectacled potato-shaped Everyman, the alter ego of office workers frustrated by annoying coworkers and idiot bosses. The deliciously surreal tone of Scott Adams' comic strip is preserved (even amplified in places) in the TV adaptation.
In the strange adventures of Dilbert (Daniel Stern) and friends... er, coworkers, they travel to the muddy, backward country of Elbonia, search for Dilbert's long-lost dad in the mall, create anthrax throat drops ("My throat is moist... and the raspiness is gone... GACK!"), try to name a product that doesn't exist, deal with a black hole, and battle tiny people who are stealing the office supplies. Their souls are sucked out by their company, and a cat rules over Human Resources. And through it all, the megalomaniac Dogbert (Chris Elliot) somehow manages to arrange things so that the disasters aren't too outstanding.
Several supporting characters have enlarged roles. There's the violent, big-haired Alice (Kathy Griffin); lazy Wally; naive, dumb Asok, the idiot pointy-haired boss (Larry Miller), and Loud Howard (who can shatter glass with his booming voice). Other favorites like Catbert (played by "Seinfeld's" Jason Alexander) crop up from time to time, as well as other cameos by Jerry Seinfeld, Jeri Ryan, and others.
The animation is amusing and quite faithful to Adams' original animation (although Dilbert has a mouth here). And the humor is deliciously, delightfully twisted -- without losing the corporate edge, the scriptwriters kept in the sort of bizarre occurrances that make this so funny. Several scenarios are, however, included from the strip -- and sometimes even expanded (such as the Dadbert-in-the-mall episode).
Everyone's favorite bespectacled, pointy-tied, potato-shaped engineer is still funny on the small screen. "Dilbert: The Complete Series" is a must-have for cubicle serfs and technogeeks.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jeffaplus on October 8, 2004
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The DILBERT comic strip is one that helps cubicle-dwellers everywhere survive office life, and with the addition of the TV Show, workers abroad are again reminded that they are not alone.

This TV Series goes where no comic strip can dare penetrate, such as a machine that "gives birth" to cute toys, a really, really funny episode involving a computer that controls the world, and of course, Dogbert's overall inhumanity being further strengthened. Buy this DVD today and you will not regret it.

The only thing I can't figure out is why in the world it got cancelled...
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 4, 2004
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Here is yet another example of a great show "too good for TV" it seems. Following in the footsteps as such greats as "Family Guy", "Futurama", "The Critic" and "Clerks" that have also since left the air, "Dilbert" was a funny as well as clever show based the popular office comic strip by Scott Adams. Not only are the storylines a riot, but the voice casting is fantastic. Each voice fits the characters personality from the strip perfectly. Daniel Stern as Dilbert, Chris Elliot as Dogbert, Kathy Griffin as Alice, and best of all Larry Miller as the Boss. Unfortunatley, like the other shows "Dilbert" was taken off television for poor viewership, but how was anyone suppose to know about it when they put it on UPN? Anyway, the complete series on DVD is fantastic and gets better with each episode. If you are a fan of the comic or were a fan of the show it is certain to be something you will enjoy.
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