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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1994   1993   1992   1991  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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)
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 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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The Dinosaurs are an animatronics stone-age working-class family created by Jim Henson for Disney. Incredibly overweight, even for a dinosaur, Earl Sinclair is married to Fran and tries/fails to support 14-year-old valley girl Charlene, 16-year-old Robbie (whose crest eventually turns into a mohawk and gets dyed purple), widowed, cranky Grandma Ethel, and terrible-twos Baby, the true master of the house. Sharp social commentary is featured surprisingly often; Earl is a tree-pusher for the Wesayso Development Corp., which regularly implements schemes to screw their workers even more and destroy the world for marginal profit increment. Chilled but live prey are kept in the refrigerator and are helpful when you can't find the milk, and caveman humans make occasional appearances as wild animals and pets. Written by Dave Blake

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26 April 1991 (USA)  »

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Dinosaurios  »

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Trivia

Jim Belushi wanting to pursue a film career, turned down the role of Earl Sinclair. See more »

Quotes

Fran: Maybe I've learned something today. Good parenting does come from here
[points to heart]
Fran: but when you need a little help, you can find it here
[points to parenting manual]
Fran: .
Earl: Gee, now there's something you don't see on TV.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Footy Show: Episode #16.4 (2009) See more »

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I'm the Baby (Gotta Love Me)
Performed by Baby Sinclair
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An absolute ABC classic!
22 January 2006 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

"DINOSAURS," is my opinion, is an absolute ABC classic! I don't think I've seen every episode, but I still enjoyed it. It's hard to say which episode was my favorite. However, I think it was always funny when a mishap occurred. I always laughed at that. Despite the fact that it was a short-lived series, it was nice that all the main characters stayed with the show throughout its entire run. It seems that no one stays with a show throughout its entire run. Everyone always gave a good performance, the production design was spectacular, the characters and everything about them were well-designed, and the writing was always very strong. In conclusion, I hope they bring it back on the air for fans of the show to see.


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