Dilbert: Season 1
Columbia TriStar (1999)
Animation, Comedy
In Collection
#133
0*
Seen ItYes
043396015982
IMDB   7.3
374 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Daniel Stern Dilbert
Jackie Hoffman Dilmom
Jason Alexander Catbert
Maurice LaMarche Garbage Man 
Chris Elliott Dogbert
Kathy Griffin Alice
Tom Kenny Asok 
Larry Miller Pointy-Haired Boss
Gordon Hunt Wally
Gary Kroeger Marketing Guy
Jim Wise Loud Howard
Tress MacNeille Carol 
Billy West Marketing Guy 
Director
Rick Del Carmen
Chris Dozois
Producer Kara Vallow
Writer Larry Charles
Scott Adams
Musician Ian Dye


Dilbert is a cubicle dwelling employee for a large soulless corporation. Each episode the show goes on many adventures that will leave you waiting for more. One simple phrase to describe Dilbert would be laugh out loud. The comical adventures that each story have are very well written by expert writers and voiced by an astonishing cast. The series is mainly about the main character Dilbert and his daily life at work. Although it is not always your typical days events that happens at the office. One of the many features this office has are little people living in the basement who apparently steal the company's markers and uses them to get high. Story lines expand from the world coming to an end for Y2K to the Dogbert trying to enslave the world!
Episodes
    Seen it: Yes   30 mins    25/01/1999  1.  The Name
Dilbert, Alice, Wally and Loud Howard are assigned to create a new product. Before the product is even created their Pointy-Haired Boss becomes concerned more about the name than the product itself.
Director:  Seth Kearsley  Writer:  Larry Charles  / Scott Adams 
Guest starring:  Tom Kenny, Gary Kroeger,  Tress MacNeilleBilly West, Jim Wise
    Seen it: Yes   30 mins    1/02/1999  2.  The Competition
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.
Director:  Seth Kearsley  Writer:  Ned Goldreyer 
Guest starring:  Billy West
    Seen it: Yes   30 mins    8/02/1999  3.  The Prototype
A rival engineering department is developing a prototype of their own for the Gruntmaster 6000. Headed by the legendary Lena, who is rumored to steal the ideas and heads of other engineers. She sets her sights on Dilbert.
Director:  Alfred Gimeno  Writer:  Jeff Kahn 
Guest starring:  Billy WestTress MacNeille
    Seen it: Yes   30 mins    15/02/1999  4.  The Takeover
Using Dogbert's Get Rich or Get Out of My Way: Investing Dogbert Style book, Wally and Dilbert become majority shareholders in the company, all in the space of one morning. By the afternoon, they are elevated to sit on the board of directors. In his new position Dilbert has great plans to make a great place to work.
Writer:  Larry Charles  / Scott Adams 
    Seen it: Yes   30 mins    22/02/1999  5.  Testing
The Gruntmaster 6000 prototype is ready for the frustrating stage of its development, testing. Legendary tester, Bob Bastard is assigned to the project and puts the prototype through a variety of unrealistic tests that the team must design their product to withstand. Meanwhile, Dogbert joins the space program and learns government secrets.
Director:  Chris Dozois  Writer:  David Silverman  / Stephen Sustarsic 
Guest starring:  Tom Kenny
    Seen it: Yes   30 mins    1/03/1999  6.  Elbonian Trip
Dilbert and the project team travel to the country of Elbonia, where the Gruntmaster 6000 is to be manufactured. In the right-handed country, left-handed Dilbert is put to work in the abysmal conditions of the factory's production line, so he does the only thing he can, he tries to unionize the left-handed labor force. Meanwhile, Dogbert enjoys diplomatic immunity, a naked Wally enjoys the mud of Elbonia, Alice gets in touch with her maternal instincts and the Pointy-Haired Boss enjoys his vacation only he doesn't know it's Elbonia.
Writer:  David Silverman  / Stephen Sustarsic 
    Seen it: Yes   30 mins    22/03/1999  7.  Tower of Babel
Dilbert gets over his illness, but the rest off the staff in the entire building gets ill, the ones that don't die begin mutating. When upper management commissions the building of the new office space, Dilbert volunteers to oversee the operation, on the condition that he gets his own office with a door. A nicely designed office space turns ugly, when Dilbert must try to incorporate the demands of the mutated employees, whose only real concern is that they don't sit by the boss.
Writer:  David Silverman  / Stephen Sustarsic 
    Seen it: Yes   30 mins    5/04/1999  8.  Little People
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.
Writer:  Larry Charles  / David Silverman 
    Seen it: Yes   30 mins    21/04/1999  9.  The Knack
When Dilbert sips from the cup of management, he loses "the knack" that makes him a great engineer. In denial of his situation, he engineers a satellite project that goes wrong and takes out all communications and power, sending the world back into the dark ages.
Writer:  Larry Charles  / Scott Adams 
    Seen it: Yes   30 mins    3/05/1999  10.  Y2K
Dogbert and Ratbert try to decide where they are going to celebrate the new millennium. Dilbert is put in charge of the company's Y2K problem. Wally plans to scam the banks, trusting that their computer records will fail them. Wally may be the key to "Black Betty", the old mainframe that still runs the whole company. The Evil HR director, Catbert, begrudgingly offers the team assistance in the help of some hypnosis books to recover Wally's memories of when he helped install the mainframe. He also offers additional support in the form "Misfits and Losers" such as: The Useless Guy, Ted the Generic Guy and Zimbu the Monkey.
Writer:  Larry Charles  / Andrew Borakove 
    Seen it: Yes   30 mins    10/05/1999  11.  Charity
Dilbert feels charitable but he is also critical of where the money actually goes. When he badmouths the charity carnival, the Pointy-Haired Boss puts him in charge of it. Dilbert is also critical of Alice's morality, which sends her into a tailspin that makes her homeless. Soon the office is overrun with organizations looking for donations, including urchins collecting for Dogbert's "Canine Apathy" charity. Dilbert makes some comments at a charity dinner that makes everyone there no longer feel like giving.
Writer:  Larry Charles  / David Silverman 
    Seen it: Yes   30 mins    17/05/1999  12.  Holiday
Dilbert goes up against Dick from procurement and the plethora of holidays that get in the way of any work being done. Dogbert's solution to the holiday problem is to lobby Congress to eliminate all national holidays in favor of "Dogbert Day", which they do.
Writer:  Larry Charles  / David Silverman 
    Seen it: Yes   30 mins    24/05/1999  13.  The Infomercial
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.
Writer:  Larry Charles  / Scott Adams 
Edition Details
Series Dilbert
Distributor Sony Pictures
Release Date 27/01/2004
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 4

Features
Disc 01 "Making Dilbert Work" Featurette 4 Clip Compilations Hosted by Creator, Scott Adams: Dogbert Speaks Marketing or Felonious Activity You're Not the Boss of Me Catbert: Feline or Pure Evil Trailers