The BEST Episodes of Dilbert

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 30, 2020

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.

The Trial

#1 - The Trial

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 9, 1999

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 8.21
132 votes
Directors: Chris Dozois
Writers: Joe Port, Joe Wiseman
The Return

#2 - The Return

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 6, 2000

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 8.20
128 votes
Writers: Larry Charles, Ned Goldreyer, Scott Adams
Tower of Babel

#3 - Tower of Babel

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 5, 1999

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 8.17
165 votes
The Delivery

#4 - The Delivery

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 25, 2000

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 8.03
129 votes
Directors: Craig R. Maras
Writers: Larry Charles, Scott Adams
Pregnancy

#5 - Pregnancy

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 18, 2000

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 8.02
128 votes
Directors: Andi Klein
Writers: Larry Charles, Scott Adams
The Shroud of Wally

#6 - The Shroud of Wally

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 16, 1999

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 8.00
216 votes
Holiday

#7 - Holiday

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 17, 1999

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 7.99
135 votes
Hunger

#8 - Hunger

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 18, 2000

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 7.97
162 votes
Writers: Larry Charles, Scott Adams
The Gift

#9 - The Gift

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 2, 1999

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 7.97
214 votes
Directors: Gloria Jenkins
Writers: Ned Goldreyer
The Assistant

#10 - The Assistant

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 15, 2000

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 7.96
133 votes
Writers: Larry Charles, Mark Steen, Ron Nelson, Scott Adams
Company Picnic

#11 - Company Picnic

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 22, 2000

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 7.96
131 votes
Writers: David Silverman, Scott Adams, Stephen Sustarsic
The Virtual Employee

#12 - The Virtual Employee

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired May 30, 2000

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 7.96
130 votes
Y2K

#13 - Y2K

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 26, 1999

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 7.95
223 votes
The Knack

#14 - The Knack

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 3, 1999

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 7.88
194 votes
The Off-Site Meeting

#15 - The Off-Site Meeting

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 8, 2000

Dilbert's home is chosen as the location for an off-site meeting when a environmentalist sues his company because of their deforestation policies.

star 7.87
157 votes
The Fact

#16 - The Fact

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 11, 2000

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 7.85
128 votes
Ethics

#17 - Ethics

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jun 13, 2000

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 7.83
130 votes
Directors: Michael Goguen
Writers: Larry Charles, Scott Adams
The Prototype

#18 - The Prototype

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 1, 1999

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 7.83
300 votes
Directors: Alfred Gimeno
Writers: Jeff Kahn
Infomercial

#19 - Infomercial

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 24, 1999

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 7.82
160 votes
Elbonian Trip

#20 - Elbonian Trip

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 22, 1999

Dilbert, Alice, Wally, Dogbert, and the Pointy-Haired Boss take a business trip to Elbonia. Alice and Dilbert attempt to free the Elbonian people (Alice adopts an Elbonian baby while Dilbert introduces the workers to human rights) while Wally becomes a prophet.

star 7.82
255 votes
Little People

#21 - Little People

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 22, 1999

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 7.81
178 votes
Art

#22 - Art

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 30, 1999

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 7.78
158 votes
Writers: Larry Charles, Ned Goldreyer, Scott Adams
The Competition

#23 - The Competition

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 8, 1999

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 7.75
304 votes
Directors: Seth Kearsley
Writers: Ned Goldreyer
Charity

#24 - Charity

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 10, 1999

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

star 7.74
220 votes
The Takeover

#25 - The Takeover

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 1, 1999

Dilbert and Wally become majority shareholders of their company after Dogbert manipulates the stock market.

star 7.70
271 votes