History WesternAnimation / Dilbert

21st Apr '17 7:09:34 PM Golondrina
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** Bob Bastard is TomKenny doing a Creator/JackNicholson impression.

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** Bob Bastard is TomKenny Creator/TomKenny doing a Creator/JackNicholson impression.
11th Apr '17 2:21:43 PM NWolfman
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* GrossOutShow: A less extreme example. Any time there's vomiting on-screen, expect there to be a lot of it, and for it to be of [[VomitIndiscretionShot the non-discrete type]], and no opportunity to show a character drinking filthy water is wasted. ''Easily'' the grossest episode is "Tower Of Babble," complete with rampant, squicky BodyHorror.
1st Mar '17 11:48:02 AM FordPrefect
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* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: Dilberts dad THINKS he does anyway, he left his son to take up the challenge of a nearby seafood buffet, and wont leave the mall until he's certain he's had all he can eat. He's been there for a good 20 years now, and views his task as a sort of zen philosophy.

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* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: Dilberts Dilbert's dad THINKS he does anyway, does, anyway; he left his son to take up the challenge of a nearby seafood buffet, and wont won't leave the mall until he's certain he's had all he can eat. He's been there for a good 20 years now, and views his task as a sort of zen Zen philosophy.



* DisappearedDad: Dilberts father abandoned him at the mall to take up residence at Red Lobster's seafood buffet until he can be sure he really had "all he could eat".

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* DisappearedDad: Dilberts Dilbert's father abandoned him at the mall to take up residence at Red Lobster's seafood buffet until he can be sure he really had "all he could eat".



* NotWhatItLooksLike: Dilbert video tapes himself while he's taking a bath because he ultimately gets all his engineering ideas in the bathtub. During one recording session he drops his soap and is reaching between his legs and says the unfortunate line "It's so small, I can't even find it." When Dogbert ultimately distributes the tape to Dilbert's coworkers nobody thinks he's talking about soap.

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Dilbert video tapes himself while he's taking a bath because he ultimately gets all his engineering ideas in the bathtub. During one recording session he drops his soap and is reaching between his legs and says the unfortunate line "It's so small, I can't even find it." When Dogbert ultimately distributes the tape to Dilbert's coworkers coworkers, nobody thinks he's talking about soap.



* ParentalFavoritism: Dilbert is in the unusual position that his mother prefers his ''dog'' over him. She's even noted that while she loves her son, she doesnt particularly LIKE him (She has very high standards).

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* ParentalFavoritism: Dilbert is in the unusual position that his mother prefers his ''dog'' over him. She's even noted that while she loves her son, she doesnt doesn't particularly LIKE him (She (she has very high standards).



--->'''Dilbert:''' Then, how do I turn you off?

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--->'''Dilbert:''' Then, Then how do I turn you off?



* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: The Dupey, a popular fad toy in the style of Furby, created by Dilberts company, accidently turns out to be alive and ends up evolving into a highly intelligent but now ugly species. With the loss of their cuteness, people abandon the Dupeys en masse, and the company attempts to remarket them as a ''pizza topping'', though this fails because nobody wants to eat giant brains that beg for their lives. The Dupeys are discarded in a landfill, and are only spared being eaten by seagulls when Dilbert rescues them.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: The Dupey, a popular fad toy in the style of Furby, created by Dilberts Dilbert's company, accidently accidentally turns out to be alive and ends up evolving into a highly intelligent but now ugly species. With the loss of their cuteness, people abandon the Dupeys en masse, and the company attempts to remarket them as a ''pizza topping'', though this fails because nobody wants to eat giant brains that beg for their lives. The Dupeys are discarded in a landfill, and are only spared being eaten by seagulls when Dilbert rescues them.
1st Mar '17 11:44:50 AM FordPrefect
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** In Elbonoia, left-handed citizens are subservient to the [[FantasticRacism "right man."]]

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** In Elbonoia, Elbonia, left-handed citizens are subservient to the [[FantasticRacism "right man."]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Dilbert sets out to solve a famine in Elbonia by creating a mutant vegetable plant called the Tomeato; unfortunatly, the Elbonians arent actually starving, they subsist on the countrys nutrient-rich mud. When Dilbert introduces the Tomeato, it sucks up all the nutrients from the mud, causing a ''real'' famine because the Tomeato is inedible and disgusting. On top of that, the Elbonians realize that the Tomeatos innate fertilizer makes it a perfect explosive, leading to them creating WMD's with it and destabilizing the whole region. It takes Dilmom teaching them how to properly prepare the tomeato so it becomes edible (cooking it like a meat/fruit hybrid which it actually is rather than a vegetable) for the situation to go back to normal.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Dilbert sets out to solve a famine in Elbonia by creating a mutant vegetable plant called the Tomeato; unfortunatly, the Elbonians arent aren't actually starving, they subsist on the countrys country's nutrient-rich mud. When Dilbert introduces the Tomeato, it sucks up all the nutrients from the mud, causing a ''real'' famine because the Tomeato is inedible and disgusting. On top of that, the Elbonians realize that the Tomeatos Tomeato's innate fertilizer makes it a perfect explosive, leading to them creating WMD's with it and destabilizing the whole region. It takes Dilmom teaching them how to properly prepare the tomeato so it becomes edible (cooking it like a meat/fruit hybrid which it actually is rather than a vegetable) for the situation to go back to normal.
1st Mar '17 11:42:16 AM FordPrefect
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* AdaptationalHeroism: ''Hero'' is stretching it, but the Pointy-Haired Boss is a good deal less mean in the series than he was in the comic. The series focuses more on his CloudCuckooLander qualities. Stil has his moments of spite though, he IS a manager after all.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Comp-U-Comp, the psychotic computer mainframe that secretly controls most of the world (voiced by JerrySeinfeld). When Dogbert briefly shuts it down to let Dilbert win against it in a game of Scrabble, it causes the ''Earths rotation to stop''.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: ''Hero'' is stretching it, but the Pointy-Haired Boss is a good deal less mean in the series than he was in the comic. The series focuses more on his CloudCuckooLander qualities. Stil Still has his moments of spite though, he IS a manager after all.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Comp-U-Comp, the psychotic computer mainframe that secretly controls most of the world (voiced by JerrySeinfeld). When Dogbert briefly shuts it down to let Dilbert win against it in a game of Scrabble, it causes the ''Earths ''Earth's rotation to stop''.
14th Jan '17 3:32:09 AM TheBushranger
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** Bob the Dinosaur's cameo occurs right after Dogbert suggests that all the species that ever existed still exist and are simply in hiding; this is Bob's backstory exactly (though he also had a cameo in the intro).

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** Bob the Dinosaur's (non-intro) cameo occurs right after Dogbert suggests that all the species that ever existed still exist and are simply in hiding; this is ''exactly''' Bob's backstory exactly (though he also had a cameo in the intro).comics.
14th Jan '17 3:22:49 AM TheBushranger
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the ''intro'', Loud Howard is the only character whose startlement at [[ItMakesSenseInContext Dogbert's paper airplane]] is ''audible over the theme tune''.
14th Jan '17 3:19:42 AM TheBushranger
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: In the first episode Dilbert states that it is impossible for a man to transform into a chicken. Despite Dilbert has transformed into quite a few things in the comic (Assuming the two share the same canon) such as a troll, a dog and a sheep.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: In the first episode Dilbert states that it is impossible for a man to transform into a chicken. Despite the fact that, in the comic, Dilbert has been transformed into quite a few things in the comic (Assuming the two share the same canon) such as things: a troll, a dog and dog, a sheep. sheep...
8th Jan '17 6:57:42 PM nombretomado
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Creator/BenjaminFranklin appears in "Ethics," mainly to tell Dilbert that the Founders conceived America's political system as a big joke. LeonardoDaVinci shows up in "Art" as a Mafioso running the world's "art racket."

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Creator/BenjaminFranklin appears in "Ethics," mainly to tell Dilbert that the Founders conceived America's political system as a big joke. LeonardoDaVinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci shows up in "Art" as a Mafioso running the world's "art racket."
6th Jan '17 7:34:20 PM nombretomado
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** Bob Bastard is TomKenny doing a JackNicholson impression.

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** Bob Bastard is TomKenny doing a JackNicholson Creator/JackNicholson impression.
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