The BEST Episodes of Dilbert

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 29, 2019

Network: UPN

The series follows the adventures of a middle-aged white collar office worker, named Dilbert, who is extremely intelligent in regards to all things that fall within the boundaries of electrical engineering. Although Dilbert's intelligence greatly surpasses that of his incompetent colleagues at work, he is unable to question certain processes that he believes to be inefficient, due to his lack of power within the organization. Thus, he is consistently found to be unsatisfied with the decisions that are made in his workplace, because of the fact that many times he has many suggestions to improve the decision, yet is incapable of expressing them. Consequently, he is often found to show a pessimistic and frustrated attitude, which ultimately lands him in various comedic situations that revolve around concepts like leadership, teamwork, communication, and corporate culture.


#1 - Y2K

Season 1 - Episode 9

On the eve of the new millennium, everyone — except Dilbert — is making New Year's plans. While assuring everyone that the company is prepared for Y2K, Dilbert discovers that the computer mainframe's main processor isn't Y2K-compatible and all the company's systems will crash if it isn't fixed. Dilbert is rewarded for discovering this by being assigned to fix it, and he discovers that the system's original programmer was Wally. But have years of drudge work dulled his brain too much to be able to tackle this crucial task?

star 8.17
44 votes
The Prototype

#2 - The Prototype

Season 1 - Episode 2

Dilbert and Alice must work together to stop a rival team led by the legendary "Lena" from stealing their ideas and presenting them to the Pointy-Haired Boss as her own.

star 8.15
73 votes
Directors: Alfred Gimeno
Writers: Jeff Kahn

#3 - Pregnancy

Season 2 - Episode 16

Ratbert accidentally sends Dilbert's model rocket into space. When it returns with samples of DNA from aliens, cows, hillbillies, engineers, and robots, it rectally impales Dilbert, impregnating him. Part one of a two part episode.

star 8.15
27 votes
Directors: Andi Klein
Writers: Larry Charles, Scott Adams
The Knack

#4 - The Knack

Season 1 - Episode 10

Dilbert loses "the knack" for technology when he gets management DNA from accidentally drinking from the Boss' cup. His resulting missteps send the world back to the Dark Ages.

star 8.14
41 votes
The Delivery

#5 - The Delivery

Season 2 - Episode 17

Dilbert's pregnancy turns into a media circus as the various "parents" of his baby sue for custody, with Steve Austin presiding over the hearing. Part two of a two part episode.

star 8.14
29 votes
Directors: Craig R. Maras
Writers: Scott Adams, Larry Charles
Tower of Babel

#6 - Tower of Babel

Season 1 - Episode 8

The repetitive passing-on of the same cold strain in Dilbert's office causes it to mutate and turns the coworkers into monsters. Rather than eliminate the virus, the company decides to start fresh by moving everyone to a new office, which Dilbert is tasked with designing in exchange for a new office.

star 8.11
38 votes
The Fact

#7 - The Fact

Season 2 - Episode 15

Dogbert becomes rich and famous by writing a best-selling book about an imaginary disease, "Chronic Cubicle Syndrome", and Dilbert finds himself saddled with the job of devising a cure.

star 8.08
27 votes

#8 - Ethics

Season 2 - Episode 14

After the company employees are forced to take ethical training classes, Dilbert is put in charge of designing a nationwide Internet voting network. His scruples are put to the test when an attractive female representative of a tobacco special-interest group tries to seduce him.

star 8.01
28 votes
Directors: Michael Goguen
Writers: Larry Charles, Scott Adams
The Trial

#9 - The Trial

Season 2 - Episode 2

Dilbert is sent to prison after the Pointy-Haired boss frames him for a fatal traffic accident that kills multiple nobel prize winners. Once inside, he applies his knowledge of mathematics and engineering to prison life and takes over his cell block.

star 8.01
31 votes
Directors: Chris Dozois
Writers: Joe Port, Joe Wiseman
The Dupey

#10 - The Dupey

Season 2 - Episode 4

Dilbert's attempts to design a children's toy go horribly awry when the toys gain sentience and mutate into hideous but benevolent creatures that want independence.

star 8.01
32 votes
The Security Guard

#11 - The Security Guard

Season 2 - Episode 7

After a heated debate, Dilbert and the building's security guard trade jobs to see who can do the other's job better. Dilbert quickly finds himself in over his head when he discovers an illegal casino being run underneath the building.

star 8.00
32 votes
Directors: Rick Del Carmen
Writers: Scott Adams
The Competition

#12 - The Competition

Season 1 - Episode 3

Dilbert is fired from his job when he is suspected of being a spy for a rival company (which was a rumor cooked up by Dogbert's online newsletter) and gets hired at a company that actually treats their workers like people.

star 8.00
52 votes
Directors: Seth Kearsley
Writers: Ned Goldreyer

#13 - Holiday

Season 1 - Episode 12

Dilbert thinks there are too many time-wasting holidays; Dogbert concurrently convinces Congress to abandon all holidays in favor of a "National Dogbert Day".

star 8.00
32 votes
The Shroud of Wally

#14 - The Shroud of Wally

Season 2 - Episode 3

Dilbert has a near-death experience at a gas station, and finds that the afterlife is exactly like the office. Meanwhile, a group listening to a multi-level marketing speech become hypnotized, and through a bizarre accident caused by a crashing space shuttle and the birthday kit create a religion based on Wally. Dilbert and Dogbert manage to cover up the crash, while Wally turns away his followers with his odd habits.

star 7.97
39 votes
The Virtual Employee

#15 - The Virtual Employee

Season 2 - Episode 12

Dilbert and his co-workers find an empty cubicle and start dumping their obsolete computer equipment into it. To keep the marketing department from claiming the cubicle, they hack into the human resources database and create a profile for a fake engineer named Todd. The plan backfires when Todd is named project leader and develops a messianic reputation.

star 7.97
29 votes

#16 - Charity

Season 1 - Episode 11

Dilbert questions the idea of charity and is forced to be the coordinator for the "Associated Way" charity drive.

star 7.95
42 votes

#17 - Infomercial

Season 1 - Episode 13

The pre-production, non-lab-tested Gruntmaster 6000 is scheduled to be tested by a Texan family whose ill treatment of it threatens to destroy the world. Meanwhile, the Boss begins predicting the future while asleep after injuring his head while making a commercial for the Gruntmaster 6000.

star 7.94
33 votes
Company Picnic

#18 - Company Picnic

Season 2 - Episode 11

The annual company picnic is coming up and with it the yearly softball game between Marketing and Engineering. Dilbert becomes involved in a Romeo and Juliet-esque relationship with the new girl from Marketing.

star 7.93
30 votes
Writers: David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic, Scott Adams

#19 - Hunger

Season 2 - Episode 6

Dilbert tries to end world hunger by creating a new, safe, artificial food, but it tastes so bad that even people dying of starvation refuse to eat it – until Dilmom gets involved.

star 7.92
36 votes
Writers: Scott Adams, Larry Charles
The Return

#20 - The Return

Season 2 - Episode 13

Dilbert tries to buy a computer online but gets the wrong model, leading to an unpleasant surprise when he tries to return it to Comp-U-Comp headquarters.

star 7.90
27 votes
Writers: Ned Goldreyer, Larry Charles, Scott Adams
The Assistant

#21 - The Assistant

Season 2 - Episode 10

In an effort to conceal the fact that there are engineering jobs elsewhere, Dilbert is unwillingly promoted to management and given an assistant, sparking a showdown with the other engineers.

star 7.87
32 votes
Writers: Mark Steen, Ron Nelson, Larry Charles, Scott Adams
The Gift

#22 - The Gift

Season 2 - Episode 1

Dilmom's birthday is coming up! In search of the perfect gift, Dilbert and Dogbert go shopping, but an unspeakable event in Dilbert's childhood has him afraid to set foot in that horrible monstrosity known as The Mall.

star 7.86
37 votes
Directors: Gloria Jenkins
Writers: Ned Goldreyer
Little People

#23 - Little People

Season 1 - Episode 7

Dilbert discovers that the office is inhabited by a race of former employees who have been "downsized" (literally shrunken down to size after they've been laid off) after finding all of his belongings used, the dry-erase markers disappearing, and X-rated websites on his computer.

star 7.84
51 votes

#24 - Art

Season 2 - Episode 5

Dilbert is assigned to create a digital work of art. The result, the "Blue Duck," ends up appealing to the lowest common denominator of society and destroys the value and popularity of classic artworks.

star 7.74
31 votes
Writers: Ned Goldreyer, Scott Adams, Larry Charles
The Name

#25 - The Name

Season 1 - Episode 1

Dilbert is tasked with naming a product that hasn't even been designed yet, and the stress (brought on by a recurring nightmare) makes Dilbert think he's turning into a chicken.

star 7.74
87 votes
Directors: Seth Kearsley
Writers: Larry Charles, Scott Adams