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Dilbert wants to operate along more classic lines, like Doctor Frankenstein's lab.
Note: Dilbert's and Dogbert's first appearance. The first strip.
Pun, Frankenstein, laboratory, hunch, Igor, brain, fetch, gizmo, insult, Dilbert, Dogbert

Dilbert recalls when ice cream cones cost only fifteen cents.
Pun, ice cream, price, date, insult, Dilbert, Dogbert

Dogbert decides to dedicate his life to the less fortunate.
Dogbert-Schemes, less fortunate, homeless, hunger, real estate, 70's, Dogbert, Dilbert

Dogbert shoots skeet with toast.
Pun, toaster, skeet, play with food, pull, slingshot, twang, Dogbert

Dilbert is nervous about a presentation to the Big Boss and asks for tips from Dogbert.
Note: The Boss's first mention.
Presentation, nervous, tip, coin, self-conscious, eye contact, acronym, jangle, pocket, Dilbert, Dogbert

Dilbert shows Dogbert his new invention: glasses that screen out unpleasant sights.
Science, invention, screen, unpleasant sight, glasses, antenna, workbench, insult, Dilbert, Dogbert

Dilbert shows how staining liquids are attracted to new ties.
Science, scientific principle, soup, necktie, Isaac Newton, bowl, discover, attraction, spill, Dogbert, Dilbert

Dogbert tells a pharmacist a hair-growth formula has had an unusual effect on him.
Dogbert-Schemes, pharmacy, hair-growth formula, side effect, prescription, deed, drug store, Dogbert, pharmacist, Dilbert

The Engineer's Ball will be black tie, Dilbert learns.
Fashion, Engineer's ball, black tie, tuxedo, pants, snide comment, borrow, mailbox, insult, Dilbert, Dogbert

Dogbert explains the details of a tuxedo to Dilbert.
Fashion, tuxedo, kumberbuzle, sweatband, pen, cummerbund, pocket, bow tie, Dilbert, Dogbert

Dilbert walks down an empty hallway beside a stranger and hates it.
Office Politics, etiquette, hallway, Rockettes, ladies room, dignity, janitor, Dilbert, Dogbert

Dilbert practises laughing.
Personal, laugh, sneeze, practise, alone, mirror, Dilbert, Dogbert

Dogbert panics at a store and buys everything in sight.
Family, store, panic, mouthwash, gum, deodorant, lipstick, Rolaids, Krazy Glue, clerk, Dogbert

Dilbert realises the hairs on the back of his hand never get any longer.
Family, observation, hair, back of hand, wisdom, insult, Dilbert, Dogbert

Mother Nature objects when she sees Dilbert raking leaves.
Science, leaf, rake, locust, spring cleaning, housekeeping, Mother Nature, Dilbert