“ Genre: Children's DVDs / Theatrical Release: 1999 / Director: Jennifer Graves, Mike Kunkel, Todd Frederiksen, Michael Goguen, Rick Del Carmen, Alfred Gimeno, Perry Zombolas, Jim Hull, Linda Miller (II), Joe Vaux / DVD released 08 November, 1999 at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment / Features of the DVD: Animated, Box set, Full Screen, PAL „
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I'm a big fan of the Dilbert Cartoon strip, but I actually had no idea this was a show until I stumbled across it on Netflix.
The tv show follows the same idea of the comic strip, with most of the same characters (the infamous Topper does not appear in the show). Dilbert is your main engineer that just goes through work one day at a time, Wally is your lazy engineer that looks for any excuse to not do work, and Alice is your bossy engineer in the office that picks on Wally and Dilbert. They still work for the Pointy-Haired boss, and he is just as dumb in the show as he is in the comic strip.
This show didn't last very long, I think it only went 23 or 24 episodes. The first season of this show was great, but towards the end of the second season, it just kind of got weird. The last two episodes where Dilbert was trying to have a kid weren't funny at all, and left me with a sad memory of the show. I know all shows can't last forever, but I think they should have given it at least one or two more seasons.
For anyone that works in an office environment, Dilbert is a must watch. All of his statements are very true to life, and Scott Adams does a great job at making fun of the typical corporate office. This show will keep you laughing!
I don't think many people know that Dilbert had a TV show. It premiered in 1999 on UPN and only lasted two seasons before it was canceled. The only place I've seen it on British TV was on some obscure TV channel, it deserves better than that.
In case you don't know, Dilbert is your typical engineer, totally blends in with the crowd and doesn't make a fuss. In the TV show he lives with his pets Dogbert and Ratbert, both of whom can speak, and Dogbert in particular seems a lot more intelligent than your normal household canine.
He works with an insufferable boss who knows absolutely nothing. He also works with Alice, a female engineer who works very hard and is rarely commended, Wally, who does absolutely no work and gets rewarded about the same as Alice, Asok, a quite, intelligent man intern from India and Loud Howard, someone who is incapable of talking quietly and whose sneezes can blow the flesh off you.
This box set contains the first seven episodes of the first season, all centered on the creation of a new product, the "Gruntmaster 6000". It's safe to say that if you like the comic strip you'll like this. It has the same technological, nerdy talk combined with a lot of cynicism. The voices suit each character well, no-one seems out of place. Dogbert for me is the star of the show, with his polite, well spoken, highly intelligent manner, he seems to have almost unlimited power and resources, but still lives with Dilbert in a normal house in the suburbs.
This show is not for everyone though, some people may find it a bit on the boring side as there isn't the crazy antics of "South Park", "Family Guy" or "The Simpsons", and the humour is more restrained. I still think overall it's a good show though, not as good as the three animated shows mentioned, but better than average. No extras are included, so it's just a bare bones release. I would recommend this for anyone who loves the comic strip and for anyone who works in a cubicle!