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1989-04-16
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

1989-04-17
Dilbert recalls when ice cream cones cost only fifteen cents.
Pun, ice cream, price, date, insult, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-04-18
Dogbert decides to dedicate his life to the less fortunate.
Dogbert-Schemes, less fortunate, homeless, hunger, real estate, 70's, Dogbert, Dilbert

1989-04-19
Dogbert shoots skeet with toast.
Pun, toaster, skeet, play with food, pull, slingshot, twang, Dogbert

1989-04-20
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

1989-04-21
Dilbert shows Dogbert his new invention: glasses that screen out unpleasant sights.
Science, invention, screen, unpleasant sight, glasses, antenna, workbench, insult, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-04-22
Dilbert shows how staining liquids are attracted to new ties.
Science, scientific principle, soup, necktie, Isaac Newton, bowl, discover, attraction, spill, Dogbert, Dilbert

1989-04-23
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

1989-04-24
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

1989-04-25
Dogbert explains the details of a tuxedo to Dilbert.
Fashion, tuxedo, kumberbuzle, sweatband, pen, cummerbund, pocket, bow tie, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-04-26
Dilbert walks down an empty hallway beside a stranger and hates it.
Office Politics, etiquette, hallway, Rockettes, ladies room, dignity, janitor, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-04-27
Dilbert practises laughing.
Personal, laugh, sneeze, practise, alone, mirror, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-04-28
Dogbert panics at a store and buys everything in sight.
Family, store, panic, mouthwash, gum, deodorant, lipstick, Rolaids, Krazy Glue, clerk, Dogbert

1989-04-29
Dilbert realises the hairs on the back of his hand never get any longer.
Family, observation, hair, back of hand, wisdom, insult, Dilbert, Dogbert

1989-04-30
Mother Nature objects when she sees Dilbert raking leaves.
Science, leaf, rake, locust, spring cleaning, housekeeping, Mother Nature, Dilbert