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Dilbert: :  -- Cubicle denizen Dilbert toils away at Path-E-Tech which makes undefined products. The focus is on his survival amongst a moronic boss, hostile co-workers and his malevolent pet, Dogbert.

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Director:
Writers:
Scott Adams (developed for television by)
Larry Charles (developed for television by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
25 January 1999 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Cubicle denizen Dilbert toils away at Path-E-Tech which makes undefined products. The focus is on his survival amongst a moronic boss, hostile co-workers and his malevolent pet, Dogbert. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win See more »
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(36 articles)
User Reviews:
If only Scott Adams had chose Comedy Central... See more (44 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 13)

Daniel Stern ... Dilbert (30 episodes, 1999-2000)

Larry Miller ... Pointy-Haired Boss (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Gordon Hunt ... Wally (30 episodes, 1999-2000)

Chris Elliott ... Dogbert (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Gary Kroeger ... Various / ... (30 episodes, 1999-2000)

Jim Wise ... Loud Howard (30 episodes, 1999-2000)

Jackie Hoffman ... Dilmom (29 episodes, 1999-2000)

Tom Kenny ... Asok / ... (29 episodes, 1999-2000)

Tress MacNeille ... Various / ... (28 episodes, 1999-2000)

Kathy Griffin ... Alice (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
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Series Directed by
Seth Kearsley (29 episodes, 1999-2000)
Chris Dozois (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Andi Klein (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michael Goguen (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Linda Miller (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Gloria Jenkins (2 episodes, 1999)
Craig R. Maras (2 episodes, 2000)

Declan Moran (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Scott Adams (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Larry Charles (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Christina Chahal (16 episodes, 1999-2000)
Duke Christophersen (16 episodes, 1999-2000)
Joe Port (16 episodes, 1999-2000)
Scott Steehn (16 episodes, 1999-2000)
Joe Wiseman (16 episodes, 1999-2000)
Rachel Powell (13 episodes, 1999)
Ned Goldreyer (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
David Silverman (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
Stephen Sustarsic (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ron Nelson (2 episodes, 2000)
Mark Steen (2 episodes, 2000)

Series Produced by
Scott Adams .... executive producer / co-executive producer (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Larry Charles .... executive producer (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jeffrey L. Goldstein .... producer (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ron Nelson .... producer / co-producer (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Denise Pleune .... co-producer / associate producer (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Richard Raynis .... supervising producer (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
David Silverman .... co-executive producer (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Stephen Sustarsic .... co-executive producer (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ned Goldreyer .... producer / co-producer (29 episodes, 1999-2000)
Kara Vallow .... producer / producer: animation / ... (29 episodes, 1999-2000)
Patricia Gatz .... associate producer (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jan Kunesh .... animation coordinating producer (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Mark Steen .... co-producer (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Christina Chahal .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1999)
Janet Dimon .... associate producer: animation / animation associate producer (13 episodes, 1999)
Jeff Kahn .... supervising producer (13 episodes, 1999)
Ping Warner .... coordinating producer: animation / animation coordinating producer (13 episodes, 1999)
Melissa Owen .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Original Music by
Ian Dye (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Adam Cohen (11 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Cinematography by
Richard Hissong (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Mark Scheib (29 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Casting by
Merri Sugarman (24 episodes, 1999-2000)
Meg Liberman (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
Camille H. Patton (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
Marc Hirschfeld (6 episodes, 1999)
Marcia Shulman (6 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Production Design by
Ed LaPorta (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Armando Plata .... production supervisor / production supervisor: animation (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
Chuck Smith .... post-production supervisor: animation (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Mary Ellen Bauder .... animation production supervisor (16 episodes, 1999-2000)
Terry Pike .... production supervisor: overseas (16 episodes, 1999-2000)
Gloria Jenkins .... production supervisor: overseas (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Patricia Gatz .... post-production supervisor: animation (13 episodes, 1999)
Courtney Lind .... production supervisor: animation / post-production supervisor: animation (13 episodes, 1999)
Melissa Owen .... post-production supervisor (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rick Del Carmen .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Joe Vaux .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Sue Bielenberg .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Chuck Drost .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Marty Scully .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Scooter Tidwell .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jennifer Graves .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1999)
Declan Moran .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1999)
Javier Pineda .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1999)
Ralph Sosa .... assistant director (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Art Department
Richard Ory .... prop design supervisor (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Pamela Jorden .... color designer / color supervisor (27 episodes, 1999-2000)
Alexandra Kube .... prop designer (27 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jacqueline Cary Watson .... color designer (27 episodes, 1999-2000)
Shawn Ahn Lee .... color supervisor (24 episodes, 1999-2000)
Micky Rose .... color designer (19 episodes, 1999-2000)
Irineo Maramba .... storyboard revisions / storyboard artist / ... (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
Fred Reyes .... prop designer / character designer / ... (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jennifer Mimosa Sawyer .... storyboard artist / storyboard revisions / ... (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
Tricia Hale .... color designer (16 episodes, 1999-2000)
Miok Yoo .... color designer (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Peter Ehrlich .... color designer (13 episodes, 1999)
Peter Pace .... prop designer (13 episodes, 1999)
Ron Russell .... color designer (13 episodes, 1999)
Harry Nickelson .... color designer (10 episodes, 2000)
Sue Bielenberg .... storyboard artist / storyboard revisions (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
Lisa Baytos .... storyboard artist / storyboard revisions (9 episodes, 1999)
David Beall .... storyboard revisions (9 episodes, 1999)
Ray Angrum .... storyboard revisions (8 episodes, 1999)
Dave Arnett .... storyboard artist / storyboard revisions (8 episodes, 1999)
Antonio Gonella .... color designer (8 episodes, 1999)
Raymond E. Brown .... storyboard revisions / storyboard artist (7 episodes, 1999)
Vinton Heuck .... storyboard revisions / storyboard artist (6 episodes, 1999)
Scooter Tidwell .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 1999)
Dave Cunningham .... storyboard artist / storyboard (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Declan Moran .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1999)
David Steel .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1999)
Max Martinez .... storyboard artist / storyboard (4 episodes, 2000)
Danielle Vega .... color designer (4 episodes, 2000)
David Chlystek .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
John Mathot .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Rick Del Carmen .... storyboard revisions / storyboard artist (3 episodes, 1999)
Greg Emison .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 1999)
Arash Tirgari .... character designer: Sony Television Animation (3 episodes, 1999)
Brian Tribble .... storyboard revisions (3 episodes, 1999)
Rafael Rosado .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2000)
Bill Thyen .... background layout (3 episodes, 2000)
Jennifer Graves .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Chong Lee .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Chuck Drost .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Mike Kim .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Leonardo Pinero .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Joe Vaux .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Perry Zombolas .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Brian Johnson .... background layout (2 episodes, 2000)
Joe Suggs .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Sound Department
Bob Lacivita .... production sound mixer (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Bobby Mackston .... sound editor: dialogue (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Norm MacLeod .... sound editor: dialogue (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Travis Powers .... sound designer (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Mark Scheib .... sound editor: dialogue (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Reuben Simon .... sound editor (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Wade Wilson .... sound editor (21 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ken Kobett .... re-recording mixer (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Robert L. Manahan .... re-recording mixer (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Mike Trueba .... track reader (14 episodes, 1999-2000)
Peter Aries .... track reading / track reader (14 episodes, 1999)
Robert Appere .... re-recording mixer (13 episodes, 1999)
Gary Arnold .... adr (13 episodes, 1999)
Ed Carr .... re-recording mixer (13 episodes, 1999)
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound effects editor (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Brett Botell .... sound editor (9 episodes, 1999-2000)

Eric Shemkovitz .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Catherine Burch Aguilar .... background designer (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Kevin Murawski .... character design supervisor (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Diane Lucero .... animation production assistant (29 episodes, 1999-2000)
Clay Renfroe .... animation production supervisor / animation production assistant (29 episodes, 1999-2000)
Matthew Schenk .... animation production supervisor / animation production coordinator (29 episodes, 1999-2000)
Chris Tsirgiotis .... background design supervisor (29 episodes, 1999-2000)
Perry Zombolas .... character layout supervisor / overseas layout supervisor / ... (28 episodes, 1999-2000)
John R. Woo .... background layout supervisor / background designer / ... (27 episodes, 1999-2000)
Daniel Keller .... animation editor / animatic staff (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
Randy Ludensky .... animation timer (25 episodes, 1999-2000)
Arash Tirgari .... character designer (25 episodes, 1999-2000)
Holly du Rivage .... animation timer / background painter (24 episodes, 1999-2000)
Eric Astadan .... background designer (23 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jill Jacobs .... animation timer (23 episodes, 1999-2000)
Dave Warren .... character designer (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
David Beall .... assistant background layout supervisor / background layout artist / ... (20 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jerilyn Dever .... animation timer (20 episodes, 1999-2000)
Sandi Hathcock .... animation checker (20 episodes, 1999-2000)
David Bemis .... animation production assistant (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Erin Burdick .... animation production assistant (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jeffrey D. Clark .... character layout supervisor (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Victor Glasko .... animation checker / animation checking (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Brian J. Green .... animation production assistant (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Gordon Hammond .... character designer (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Dao Le .... animation production supervisor (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Mira Scharf .... animation timer (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Louie C. Jhocson .... animation checker / animation checking (16 episodes, 1999-2000)
Merle Welton .... animation checker / animation checking (16 episodes, 1999-2000)
Celeste Pustilnick .... animation timer (15 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jojo Aguilar .... background designer (14 episodes, 1999-2000)
Christine Clayson .... animation timer (14 episodes, 1999-2000)
Katie Gray .... animation timer (14 episodes, 1999-2000)
Kyle Neswald .... background layout artist (14 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jenny Suzdaltsev .... background layout artist / character layout artist (14 episodes, 1999-2000)
The Tuna .... animation timer (14 episodes, 1999-2000)
Duff Armour .... animation checker / animation checking (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Janeann Dill .... animation timer (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jerry Eisenberg .... background layout artist (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ed Haney .... background layout artist (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Lane Lueras .... character layout artist (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ron Mills .... background layout artist (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
David Swift .... background layout artist (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Bill Thyen .... background layout artist (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Peter Aries .... animation checker (13 episodes, 1999)
Anna Chambers .... character designer (13 episodes, 1999)
Nicola Cuti .... background designer (13 episodes, 1999)
Chris Haynie .... animatic staff (13 episodes, 1999)
Brett Johnson .... animatic staff (13 episodes, 1999)
Tina Kane .... animatic staff (13 episodes, 1999)
Greg Peters .... character designer (13 episodes, 1999)
Michael Devon Priscilla .... animatic staff (13 episodes, 1999)
Robin Angelides .... background layout artist (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Tom Fremgen .... character layout artist (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Brian Johnson .... background layout artist (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Tom Kanchanapinyokul .... background layout artist (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Anita Ziobro .... background layout artist (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Bradley Bowlen .... animation production coordinator (12 episodes, 1999)
Tricia Benson .... character layout artist (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Aaron Clark .... background layout artist (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Donovan Crosby .... background layout artist (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Joseph Olivares .... background layout artist (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Christine V. Smith .... animation timer (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Craig Voigt .... background layout artist (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Kristen Keeves .... animatic staff (11 episodes, 1999)
Linda Nagata .... animatic staff (11 episodes, 1999)
Tony Tedford .... animatic staff (11 episodes, 1999)
Kitty Schoentag .... animation checker / animation checking (11 episodes, 2000)
Manuel Aparicio .... character layout artist (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Steven Hickcox .... character layout artist (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Aurian Redson .... character layout artist (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Andy Schuhler .... character layout artist (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Armando Nieto Soto III .... character layout artist (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Richard Gasparian .... animation timer (10 episodes, 1999)
Jae Heung Ryu .... background designer / background layout artist (10 episodes, 1999)
Young Baek .... background layout artist (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
Greg Colton .... character layout artist (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
Mark Linder .... background layout artist (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
Eric Lusk .... character layout artist (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
Anna Saunders .... character layout artist (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
Rene Barrueta .... character layout artist (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
Edgar Carlos .... background designer (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ashanti Miller .... character layout artist (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
Roxanne Patruznick .... character layout artist (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
Aaron Crippen .... animation timer (8 episodes, 1999)
Magda Greene .... animatic staff (7 episodes, 1999)
Devin Martin .... character layout artist (7 episodes, 2000)
Acacia Caputo .... animation timer (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michael Dowell .... character layout artist (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Myoung Smith .... animation checker (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Betty Tang .... character layout artist (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Philip Dimitriadis .... background designer (6 episodes, 1999)
Richard Trueblood .... animation timer (6 episodes, 1999)
Ludmil Oimitroy .... background layout artist (6 episodes, 2000)
Matthew Gadbois .... character layout artist (5 episodes, 1999-2000)
Gary L. Gallegos .... character layout artist (5 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ralph Sosa .... character layout artist (5 episodes, 1999-2000)
Greg Reyna .... animation timer (5 episodes, 1999)
Kunio Shimamura .... animation timer (5 episodes, 1999)
Donald Gates .... background layout artist (5 episodes, 2000)
Adam Henry .... character layout artist (5 episodes, 2000)
John Nunnemacher .... character layout artist (5 episodes, 2000)
Leslie Chang .... character layout artist (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Patrick Dene .... character designer (4 episodes, 1999)
Joshua Eklund .... animatic staff (4 episodes, 1999)
Ernie Gilbert .... character layout artist (4 episodes, 1999)
Tory Lowitz .... character designer (4 episodes, 1999)
Maurice Morgan .... background designer / background layout artist (4 episodes, 1999)
Bradley J. Gake .... background designer (4 episodes, 2000)
Patricia Ann Billings Malone .... character layout artist (4 episodes, 2000)
Louie Gonzales .... background layout artist (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Sue Bielenberg .... background layout artist (3 episodes, 1999)
Charlie Cooper .... animation timer (3 episodes, 1999)
Kevin Davis .... background layout artist (3 episodes, 1999)
Donn Greer .... character designer (3 episodes, 1999)
Fred Reyes .... character designer (3 episodes, 1999)
Jeff Starling .... background layout artist (3 episodes, 1999)
Dusty Wakefield .... character layout artist / background layout artist (3 episodes, 1999)
Tricia Hale .... background painter / color designer (3 episodes, 2000)
Mark Lumber .... background designer (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Terry Pike .... overseas production supervisor (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Marty Scully .... character layout artist (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Rodney Clouden .... character designer (2 episodes, 1999)
Rob Renzetti .... animation timer (2 episodes, 1999)
Vonnie Batson .... animation timer (2 episodes, 2000)
Becky Bristow .... animation timer (2 episodes, 2000)
D.J. Kang .... background layout artist (2 episodes, 2000)
Gwen Wetzler .... animation timer (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Casting Department
Marcia Shulman .... original casting (23 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Augusta .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Michael Devon Priscilla .... assistant animatic editor (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Eric Schneider .... assistant animatic editor (16 episodes, 1999-2000)
Bobbie Kaminski .... assistant animatic editor (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Melissa Owen .... post-production coordinator (7 episodes, 1999-2000)
Gregory J. Favro .... post-production coordinator (7 episodes, 2000)
Daniel Keller .... animatic editor / assistant animatic editor (2 episodes, 2000)

Bruce King .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Eric Melrose .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Steve Bartek .... music arranger: theme music "The Dilbert Zone" / music producer: theme music "The Dilbert Zone" (29 episodes, 1999-2000)
Tony Dimito .... music editor (29 episodes, 1999-2000)
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme music "The Dilbert Zone" (29 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Other crew
Robby Huckell .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers (29 episodes, 1999-2000)
Laura Stupsker .... production coordinator / writers assistant (29 episodes, 1999-2000)
Paige Litz .... assistant: Mr. Charles (28 episodes, 1999-2000)
Maryann Raines .... production accountant / assistant: Mr. Charles (28 episodes, 1999-2000)
Gregory J. Favro .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ari Eisner .... writing assistant (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Peter Gardner .... writing assistant (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Heather Hach .... writing assistant (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Adam Kosloff .... assistant to producer (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Steven Matty .... assistant to producer (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Zo Johnson .... assistant to producer (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Joe Port .... assistant to producers / staff writer (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Joe Wiseman .... writing assistant / staff writer (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Andrew Borakove .... story editor (13 episodes, 1999)
Dan Smith .... recruiter (13 episodes, 1999)
John Larson .... assistant to producer (12 episodes, 1999)
Melissa Owen .... production coordinator / production assistant (11 episodes, 1999)
John Larson .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Peter Gardner .... writing assistant (2 episodes, 1999)

Duff Armour .... checker (unknown episodes)
Mary Ellen Bauder .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
James Bethea .... executive in charge: UPN (unknown episodes)
John Charles .... software engineer: Sony DAC (unknown episodes)
Carrie Cheney .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Yarrow Cheney .... title designer (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:G | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Singapore:PG | USA:TV-PG (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Up to the time the show was created, the character of Loud Howard had only made one appearance in the comic strip, but has a much larger role in the series. He has reappeared on occasion afterwards.See more »
Quotes:
Loud Howard:That doesn't look like the next generation of computing to me.See more »

FAQ

Where is Dilbert's Dad?
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
If only Scott Adams had chose Comedy Central..., 8 September 2001
Author: bluefire_72 from The Background

Before the review, a brief plot summary: Dilbert is a skilled and somewhat slow-witted enguineer living in an insane world. Everyone is either a genious or a moron. He lives with Dilmom, who is more advanced in technology then he is, Ratbert, an optomist rodent who longs to be loved, and Dogbert, a cynical, arrogant canine with a dream of ruling the world. Every day is garbage day, and the garbage man is the world's smartest. At work, where the name constantly changes from Path-Way to E-Tech to Path-E-Tech (pathetic), he toils away in his cubicle under a clueless pointy-haired boss, accompanied by the rude and sarcastic Wally and quick-tempered and powerful Alice. Others include Catbert, the Evil Director of Human Resources, Asok, the mild-mannered Indian intern, and Loud Howard, the big mouth. With clever humour, the show tells zany stories about how Dilbert tackles stock market problems, corporate insanity, junkie dwarfs, and realligned satellites.

Scott Adams has been writing the "Dilbert" comic strip since 1989. He has since then added several colorful characters, and finally, with the help of Larry Miller, he brought it to the small screen. Unfortunatley, somehow it landed on one of the worst networks on TV: UPN. Not Comedy Central, not Fox Network, UPN. Adams and Miller provided it with it's only good series ever.

The animation is clever and looks exactly like it was lifted from the comic books, except now Dilbert has a mouth. Oh, but when any of the characters' mouths are closed, they vanish. ;-) It combined the humour of "The Simpsons" and "Futurama" with the hilarious insanity of "Monty Python". To me, this is better then either of Matt Groening's overrated series. Dilbert is not a beer-swilling overweight idiot. He is an ordinary person in a twisted world- something we can all relate to. Plus the jokes are funny. Throughout the entire episode the plot is strung with wit and charm.

Some of the jokes, in fact, aren't even funny. But it's just the way the characters say them that splits your sides. Daniel Stern (Marv in the first two "Home Alone" films) gives the title character a slightly nasal and questioning voice. Gordon Hunt (father of popular actress Helen Hunt) provides Wally with a thick nasal and sarcastic voice. Kathy Griffin ("Suddenly Susan") lends her voice to Alice, an angry, teeth-gritted voice. Chris Elliot ("Osmosis Jones") was originally to be thrown off the cast because his voice was so similair to Stern's, yet he does an awesome job at giving Dogbert an arrogant and calm demonaur. Maurice LaMarche (voice of another supersmart character, the Brain) and Jackie Hoffman (huh?) are also excellent at The Garbage Man and Dilmom. Tom Kenny (the mayor from "Powerpuff Girls") lends his voice to Ratbert and Asok, and Tress MacNeille is several supporting characters.

The guest appearances are great. Billy West, like Tress MacNeille, guests throughout, only as the same character, a marketing guy. Stephen Hawking plays himself in "The Informercial", in which the Gruntmaster 6000 (a product named, designed and manufactured throughout the first season) is tested in Texas and creates a black hole. Jason Alexander ("Bob Patterson") appears throughout as Catbert. Buck Henry suprises Dilbert fans as Dadbert, who has been at the "all-you-can-eat" cafe in a mall resteraunt since 1979, and Jeri Ryan cameos in that episode as a Seven of Nine Alarm Clock. Wayne Knight is a security guard. Gilbert Gottfried is a troll. Steve Austin, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld all guest, as well as several others.

Unfortunatley, UPN made yet another mistake. Instead of keeping their only good show, they moved it to a horrible time slot which soon got it cancelled. Some of the episode descriptions are hilarious. Dilbert fans will recognize the small, muddy country of Elbonia in "Elbonian Trip" and "Hunger". In another, the company is overrun by downsized (literally) employees hooked on dry erase markers. When he drinks from the boss' cup, Dilbert loses "the knack" and throws all the satellites out of orbit, throwing the world back into medevil times. And when Dilbert must prevent Y2K, he learns the company's fate is in Wally's hands (and Loud Howard cries, "THAT'S IT! WE'RE ALL FARMERS!")

Quotable, hilarious, and recommended. Adams, don't let it get to you. Just take the show to Comedy or Fox. Then it'll soar.

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