The Best Episodes of Dilbert
Last Updated: May 28, 2019
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?
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#21 - 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.
#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.
#23 - 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.
#25 - 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.