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PEE Poll: Dilbert Fandom
10   -5 (27.8%)
9   -1 (5.6%)
8   -5 (27.8%)
7   -1 (5.6%)
6   -2 (11.1%)
5   -1 (5.6%)
4   -1 (5.6%)
3   -0 (0%)
2   -1 (5.6%)
1   -1 (5.6%)
Total Voters: 18

Rage Dump

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« on: 07-29-2003 08:26 »
« Last Edit on: 07-29-2003 08:26 »

Whats the overall opinion on Dilbert on PEEL? I find that it has its moments but essentually, thats it, it isnt really consistant enough to be a terrific show, and Dilbert, isnt really a funny character, but most things/people that revolve around him are pretty funny (Dogbert   big grin ) Anyways give Dilbert a vote out of 10, im giving it a 6. Let us know in your opinion what the Futurama to Dilbert fandom ratio is.

BTW : Does anybody out there like Dilbert as much/more than Futurama? (Doubtful in my opinion but worth a shot)
raybow55

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #1 on: 07-29-2003 14:27 »

dilbert is rubbish. so shut up!!!
OC_James

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #2 on: 07-29-2003 14:32 »

Than you are obviously unemployed and young. I didn't like Dilbert much before I got a job either, I thought it was stupid and the jokes were only for whiners who had nothing better to do than complain. Than I got a job in tech support and realized Dilbert was right all along. The bosses are incompetent morons and co-workers are annoying for the most part. I started to enjoy Dilbert soon afterwards and now have a rather large library of Dilbert collections. It's an acquired taste.
Atticus

Bending Unit
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« Reply #3 on: 07-29-2003 14:37 »

I agree with OC_James.  I didn't see the point of Dilbert when it first came out.  Yet when I entered the working world, I found Dilbert to be a very entertaining and comforting read after a hard long day at work.  Everything in the strips were just so hilariously true.......  As OC_James said, it's an acquired taste.
Binder

Starship Captain
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« Reply #4 on: 07-29-2003 15:00 »

Are we talking about the comic or the show? The comic=funny, the show=not so funny.
ShineFusion

Professor
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« Reply #5 on: 07-29-2003 16:25 »

I like both the comic and the show.
Nurdbot

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #6 on: 07-29-2003 16:32 »

The Comic is alot more funnier than the show, plus it doesn't have moronic moron's like FOX with there finger on the button that operates the magicial-super-happy-problem-solving axe breathing down it's neck.

The series did have it's moments.
Rage Dump

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #7 on: 07-29-2003 16:36 »

*Correction : We are talking about the show, feel free to comment on the comics though, i too think the comics are slightly better tha the show
Binder

Starship Captain
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« Reply #8 on: 07-30-2003 01:25 »

I didn't like the show because of the following reasons:
-The theme song, too undilberty
-Giving Dilbert a mouth
-Dilberts voice was too whiney

Besides that I found it to be alright but it could have been better.
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #9 on: 07-30-2003 01:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
The Comic is alot more funnier than the show, plus it doesn't have moronic moron's like FOX with there finger on the button that operates the magicial-super-happy-problem-solving axe breathing down it's neck.

The series did have it's moments.

Dilbert was on UPN, not Fox. But let's blame them anyway.

Nurdbot

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #10 on: 07-30-2003 02:23 »

I feel humbled by your correction. Let's blame FOX.
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #11 on: 08-01-2003 23:09 »

i like dilbert
Beamer

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #12 on: 08-02-2003 08:54 »

I personally found the show very funny, although they only showed about 15 episodes over here. I'll give it an 8.
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #13 on: 08-02-2003 14:34 »

The cartoon strip and the TV Show are pretty different, when you adjust to that it's pretty good.
leelaholic

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #14 on: 08-03-2004 00:30 »

BIG BUMP

I love Dilbert. I'm a teenager and have no office job, so I'm probably missing something, but that doesn't stop it from being hilarious.

I mean, just look at today's comic...


 laff You don't need a job to get the hilarity of that. It's great.

The show is also good. I just got the complete series on DVD. It's really well done in the style of the show IMO, and has a great theme song. I give Dilbert a 10/10.
FishyJoe

Honorary German
Urban Legend
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« Reply #15 on: 08-03-2004 02:59 »

Haha, that's great. I know the whole Dilbert fad has died down, but what the hell, I still think it's hilarious. Although I miss the early strips, where they showed his home life. After the first few years, it seemed to focus solely on office jokes.

But still, it's solid. You don't need to have an office job to get the jokes, either. Stupid authority figures are everywhere in life.
TheLampIncident

Urban Legend
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« Reply #16 on: 08-03-2004 03:02 »

There was a Dilbert fad? Who knew?

I think it's funny. People are morons whether you're working with them or not.

And ooy, that bump was hurting. Three words?
Nurdbot

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #17 on: 08-03-2004 03:31 »

I still buy the occasional book and watch the show on FX289 when ever possible.
Rage Dump

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #18 on: 08-03-2004 04:16 »

I don't even remember making this thread...  tongue

 
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And ooy, that bump was hurting. Three words?
Wasn't much of bump, only a few a hours worth...

That comic is awesome, and very true to the whole series.
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #19 on: 08-03-2004 05:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Binder:
I didn't like the show because of the following reasons:
-The theme song, too undilberty
-Giving Dilbert a mouth
-Dilberts voice was too whiney

Besides that I found it to be alright but it could have been better.

-so?
-he looks weird with a mouth, trust me.
-who's isn't?
SlackJawedMoron

Urban Legend
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« Reply #20 on: 08-03-2004 06:07 »
« Last Edit on: 08-03-2004 06:07 »

Dilbert (the series) was... less then good. It got the odd chuckle outta me, but just wasn't funny enough.

But even I, young and unemployed foo' that I am, apprecaite the comic.
Y_L_B

Professor
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« Reply #21 on: 08-03-2004 09:53 »

I own several books of the comics, and I don't have an office job. They're hilarious! I'm also a young and unemployed person, for the record.  smile

The show, not as good. I'm giving it a 7.  hmpf
Cyberman

Bending Unit
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« Reply #22 on: 08-03-2004 10:31 »

Both. The comic strip is still showing. However the show only lasted two seasons and it was cancelled in 2000 which sucked.
Speli

Urban Legend
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« Reply #23 on: 08-03-2004 11:31 »

I personally liked the theme song, but that's probably because I'm into the sci-fi synth twang thing. The show was a lot different from the comics, but both were special in their very own way.
Nixorbo

UberMod
DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #24 on: 08-03-2004 13:08 »

The show was probably the most twisted and inherently messed up thing I'd ever seen on television.

And that's why I loved it and bought it on dvd.
Ranadok

Starship Captain
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« Reply #25 on: 08-03-2004 23:36 »

The comic is great, and the series alternates between great and okay. I bought it on DVD and get the strip emailed to me every day, so I guess I count as a fan. I think I even have a stuffed Dilbert floating around somewhere... (who knew they could float?)
Powarun

Crustacean
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« Reply #26 on: 08-04-2004 01:14 »

Show wasn't the best but teh comics are good, they at least tell the truth about how mean businsess can be
evan

Urban Legend
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« Reply #27 on: 08-04-2004 02:07 »

I remember an interview with Berkley Breathed, creator of "Bloom County" and "Outland," (collected in the Onion AV Club book) in which he prophisized about the future of the comics medium.  Breathed said that he saw the future of comics as something that was too simply drawn and about the mundane life of an office worker.  The next year, Dilbert showed up.

I mean, you can only say "my boss/the company is an idiot" so many times before it stops getting funny.  We get it, Scott Adams:  there are morons with silly policies where you work.  That doesn't give you the right to do the same cheesily drawn comic strip for 10 years.  And learn how to draw, bud.  Your strip looks like it was done by a 5 year old.
EvilLunch

Professor
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« Reply #28 on: 08-04-2004 20:10 »

I was gonna say something about how Dilbert is of middling artistic and plot quality. Then I remembered that Dilbert, Doonsbury, Non Sequiteur and Opus are the only comics out of many many more in my newspaper that have ever made me laugh. There are worse things out there.
I also really like Asok. I don't know why.
Ratbert is cool too.
Drunknmunky

Bending Unit
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« Reply #29 on: 08-07-2004 15:24 »

I love the empty, drone-like, subtle style of the comics. It isn't really the same when drawn in colour.
paranoir87

Bending Unit
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« Reply #30 on: 08-11-2004 07:47 »

I heart Catbert.

"OUT!! OUT!! YOU DEMONS OF STUPIDITY!"
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #31 on: 08-11-2004 09:10 »
« Last Edit on: 08-11-2004 09:10 »

While Dilbert may very well be "one joke", the joke itself (about idiot authority figures and the ugly side of the corporate world) is an important one, both because it gives people dealing with crummy jobs something to laugh about, and because its simply a topic that needs to be attacked by satirists as much as possible.  I don't read Dilbert regularly or anything, but whenever I read it, its good.

And bad art doesn't equal a bad comic.  Hell, our hero Matt Groening can't draw, and I think we can all agree his writing still kicks ass.  Dilbert at least creates a charming and unique "cheap" look.  Better to have something that's "cheap" but actually has a unique look, then all the "well drawn" comics that all look the same.

That said, barely read comics these days.  They've just gotten so.....well maybe they've always been bad and I didn't notice before, but in any case they're certainly bad right now.  I read "The Boondocks" as much as I can but I have no patience for about 90 percent of the comics page anymore.
Cyberman

Bending Unit
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« Reply #32 on: 08-11-2004 11:03 »

Catbert rocked. He was better than Dogbert IMO.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #33 on: 08-13-2004 13:28 »

The series was average at best. It adapted the characters well enough, but the strip has much more of an affect on you. The show was an adequate portrayal of office life, but the strip is brilliant satire that makes me laugh every time.

That said, I voted 6 for this poll (assuming you meant how decent the series was, not the strip).
newhook_1

Urban Legend
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« Reply #34 on: 08-14-2004 01:54 »
« Last Edit on: 08-14-2004 01:54 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
That said, barely read comics these days.  They've just gotten so.....well maybe they've always been bad and I didn't notice before, but in any case they're certainly bad right now.  I read "The Boondocks" as much as I can but I have no patience for about 90 percent of the comics page anymore.

I hear that, I read the comics page everyday but the majority of the comics just make me cringe. Dilbert isn't one of those though. While it isn't my favorite comic strip ever(That honor goes to Popeye, which only gets new strips on Sunday now), it's consistantly funny, and has more than it's share of great gags.

I think Adam's art suites the strip. The dull, boring art complements the dull, boring atomsphere of an office well.

*Edit* Oh, and the show was OK. Glad the garbage man got lots of air time in it.
zoidyzoid

Professor
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« Reply #35 on: 08-14-2004 05:55 »

I quite like Dilbert (the comic strip, I've only seen the show once), but it's no Calvin and Hobbes. The strip posted by leelaholic halfway up the page is great though.
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #36 on: 08-16-2004 21:59 »

I gave it a ten.  Dilbert rocks.  I love the strip where Dogbert makes the accounting trolls explode by wearing a cap backwards.  I even like the TV show.  It's not as funny as the comics, but it knocks KotH for six.
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