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COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: Dilbert: The Complete Series DVD Review

Updated: 02/18/2014 9:16 AM
Created: 01/28/2014 12:35 PM KSTP.com
By: Aaron Chalich

I’m sure all of you have read the comic strip “Dilbert” at one time or another.  

“Dilbert” is written and drawn by Scott Adams, and was first published in 1989 and is still being published in newspapers today.

“Dilbert” is an engineer and an inventor who lives with his dog named “Dogbert.” 

In 1999 an animated series called “Dilbert” was created and only lasted two seasons.

Mill Creek Entertainment just released the entire series in a new DVD set called “Dilbert: The Complete Series.” 

This set is great, because you get all thirty episodes from both seasons on three DVD’s, and they are packaged in a very nice protective plastic case.  I know I have been saying this in all of my reviews lately, but I think it’s very important.

I really think “Dilbert” is hilarious and very entertaining.  There are tons of great jokes, and the show really makes fun of corporate America and how silly businesses can be at times.

In one of the episodes, Dilbert is taking a shower and he has created a voice activated shower so all he has to do is say a temperature and the shower will heat up to it.  Dilbert’s dog tries to turn up the show on his own, but the shower can only recognize Dilbert’s voice.  The dog ends up tricking Dilbert into saying a really high number and the shower burns him.  It was pretty funny, because Dilbert comes out of the shower, and he is beet red.

Dilbert is voiced by Daniel Stern and Dogbert is voiced by Chris Elliot.  I thought they did a great job with the voice overs, and it was cool to hear Daniel Stern again.  I don’t know how many of you remember the show “The Wonder Years (another one of my favorite shows ever), but Daniel Stern did the voice over narration for the adult Kevin.

Another really cool thing about “Dilbert: The Complete Series” is that there are a bunch of celebrity voices that include: Stone Cold Steve Austin, Tom Green, Andy Dick, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Eugene Levy, Jason Alexander and many more.

I really enjoyed Mill Creek Entertainment’s “Dilbert: The Complete Series” a lot.  It was funny and very cleverly written.  I really enjoyed hearing all of the celebrity voices as well.  I think that it’s great that you get the entire series all in one collection.  I know fans of the cartoon strip will really enjoy “Dilbert” as much as I did.

“Dilbert: The Complete Series” is not rated.

Aaron Chalich is a KSTP.com entertainment columnist.


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