Dinosaurs (1991–1994)

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Dinosaurs follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have TVs, fridges, etc. The only humans around are cavemen, who are viewed as pets and wild animals.

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Series cast summary:
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 Earl Sinclair (65 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Fran Sinclair (65 episodes, 1991-1994)
Jason Willinger ...
 Robbie Sinclair (65 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Robbie Sinclair / ... (65 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Fran Sinclair / ... (65 episodes, 1991-1994)
Bruce Lanoil ...
 Charlene Sinclair / ... (65 episodes, 1991-1994)
David Greenaway ...
 Roy Hess / ... (65 episodes, 1991-1994)
John Kennedy ...
 Baby Sinclair / ... (65 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Charlene Sinclair (64 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Baby Sinclair / ... (64 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Earl Sinclair / ... (64 episodes, 1991-1994)
Michelan Sisti ...
 Charlene Sinclair / ... (63 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Roy Hess / ... (62 episodes, 1991-1994)
Tom Fisher ...
 Additional Dinosaur Performer / ... (62 episodes, 1991-1994)
Jack Tate ...
 Additional Dinosaur Performer / ... (61 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Robbie Sinclair / ... (58 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Earl Sinclair / ... (53 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Fran Sinclair / ... (53 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Additional Dinosaur Performer / ... (52 episodes, 1991-1994)
Star Townsend ...
 Additional Dinosaur Performer / ... (51 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Roy Hess / ... (50 episodes, 1991-1994)
Rickey Boyd ...
 Additional Dinosaur Performer / ... (34 episodes, 1992-1994)
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 Grandma Ethyl Phillips / ... (33 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 B.P. Richfield / ... (29 episodes, 1991-1994)
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Dinosaurs follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have TVs, fridges, etc. The only humans around are cavemen, who are viewed as pets and wild animals. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

The news anchor seen in several episodes is named "Howard Handupme." This is a reference to the fact that he is a hand puppet. See more »

Quotes

[Earl wants a raise]
B.P. Richfield: Sinclair, you dog. Twenty-five years you've been working here and I never thought you'd have the guts to take me on! But take me on, you do, mano e mano, man to man. That's guts-balls, Sinclair. I like a guy with guts-balls. LIKE HIM!
[slams the sides of his trailer]
B.P. Richfield: So I guess I'm gonna have to take your little ultimatum seriously.
Earl: Oh I do hope so, sir.
B.P. Richfield: Cuz the someone who puts a gun to my head...
Earl: Oh n-no, sir.
B.P. Richfield: ...MUST BE PREPARED TO BACK UP HIS THREAT! So I'm gonna ask you,...
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Crazy Credits

The Jim Henson Productions logo at the end of the credits features a pterodactyl that does something different from episode to episode (from a small assortment of 3 things, not something unique each time). See more »

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Referenced in Happy Endings: Cocktails & Dreams (2012) See more »

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He's a Lizard
Performed by Fran Sinclair, with Grandma Ethyl Phillips
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Really well done spoof of modern America!!!
3 May 2006 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

stars: Stuart Pankin as Earl Sneed Sinclair. Jessica Walter as Fran Sinclair. Jason Willinger as Robert Mark Sinclair. Kevin Clash as Baby Sinclair and Howard Handupme. Sally Struthers as Charlene Sinclair. Florence Stanley as Ethyl Phillips. Sam McMurray as Roy Hess and Mr. Lizard. Sherman Hemsley as BP Richfield. Suzie Plakson as Monica Divertibrae. (episode 14 plus) Chris Meloni as Spike (1991-1992) Jason Alexander as "Sexual" Harris, Gus Molehill, Job Wizard, Grown up Baby and various others. Michael McKean as Various. Tim Curry as Various. Brian Henson as Arthur Rizzic, fridge food and others. With Performers: Steve Whittemire, Dave Goelz and Bill Barretta.

Based on an idea by the late, but great Jim Henson, Dinosaurs is about Megalasaurus Earl Sinclair, who is your average dumb father. We have his slightly overbearing wife Fran, his baby who craves attention, his teenage son robbie and his unpopular but trying daughter Charlene. The show brings dinosaurs to life through animatronic puppeteering through facial movements, which looks great and really cool sets. The show kind of turns actual situations into dinosaur situations, like Charlene wanting to grow a tail because her friends have them and the boys will like her, or dirty politics (most plots containing Earl's boss). It actually shows how ignorant man can be. earl is a tree pusher, and pushes down trees for no reason. The dinosaurs eat anything smaller than them because they're big. It has clever dialogue that helps it along too. Other than the family, we also have Ethyl Phillips, who is Fran's paraplegic mother who hates Earl. There's Roy, Earl's bud at work. There's his evil Triceratops boss Mr. Richfield and Fran's long necked, four legged friend who just sticks her neck in because she has no hands. I totally recommend this show, and I hope you enjoy it!

My rating: 4/4. TV rating can differ, can contain some sexual candor or mild language. TVPG.


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