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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 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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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

Baby: I'm a *big* boy!
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Crazy Credits

Although the credits list actors/puppeteers for the characters individually in the credits, the Howard Handupme newscaster character, despite being in multiple episodes, is never listed separately and credited directly (presumably his portrayer(s) is/are listed under the "other actors" credits). See more »

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Referenced in Monsters, Inc. (2001) See more »

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Leave her Tail Alone
Performed by Pearl Sinclair
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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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