News Flash! Dilbert To Do Y2K Next Monday! :) : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I am told that Dilbert (the TV show) will do Y2K next Monday (at least I think it's next Monday). A friend of mine who's seen clips said they were hysterical.

-- Drew Parkhill/CBN News (, April 29, 1999


Hysterical in the "Norm" sense, or in the comical sense?

-- Puddintame (, April 29, 1999.

I don't usually watch the show, but it was on this Monday...and it was a Y2K show. I caught about 10 minutes of it. It was somewhat funny...and a bit distorted (what's new)

-- Shelia (, April 29, 1999.

Oh goody, Dilbert is gonna bring Y2K awareness to the American public.

That's like having Sissy Spacek testify as an expert witness about farmers to a Senate subcommittee. Oh wait...that actually happened.

No wonder China found it so easy to rip off our nuclear secrets.

-- INVAR (, April 29, 1999.

Oh, it was *already* on? Bummer. I missed it. I thought it was upcoming. Tsk tsk.

-- Drew Parkhill/CBN News (, April 29, 1999.

Anyone seen the ESPN y2k promo. It is hilarious.

-- humptydumpty (, April 30, 1999.

Last Monday's Dilbert was about a satelite getting knocked out, causing everyone to revert to medieval times the very next day. I have a feeling that was his Y2K show.

-- Pearlie Sweetcake (, April 30, 1999.

The Dilbert Webb page is updated - looks kinda neat. he got rid of the ugly red circle.

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (, April 30, 1999.

According to my local paper, the Dilbert Y2K episode is on this evening at 8 PM.

-- Kevin (, May 03, 1999.

The plot, according to my local paper:

Dilbert has trouble fixing the Y2K problem on the company's computers.

-- Kevin (, May 03, 1999.

Ashton & I watched the 1/2 hour Dilbert cartoon show last night. It was definitely about Y2K!

We were laughing in amazed delight that the script ever got spoken on TV! It was witty and brought out the stooopendous imbecility of the pointy-haired inaction, non-comprehension, mockery, scarce resources, etc that contributed to and still stymie fix-it possibilities.

We thoroughly enjoyed it, and thought it was an excellent primer for any weeples not yet exposed to the Y2K issue.
We liked the Mother whose home was stockpiled to the ceiling and who was out shopping at a warehouse with a moving van  ;^D

If we were conducting Y2K community meetings, we would open with that Dilbert show (sans commercials). The issues were exposed and humor always helps. Also seeing it bluntly discussed and the idiocy blatantly sploshed out front would help prepare the audience for all the hard-hitting factual articles discussing real risks that would be presented after the Dilbert intro.

Thank you Drew so much for alerting the Forum to this show!

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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, May 04, 1999.

I did see the Dilbert cartoon and had plenty of good laughing here. Leska's idea was brilliant. Did anyone tape Dilbert? I'd like to get a copy!

Sincerely, Stan Faryna

-- Stan Faryna (, May 04, 1999.

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