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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Storyline

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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The full-size dinosaur costumes came in two parts, a full body suit and a separate animatronic head. The head contained radio-controlled motors that moved the jaw, lips, eyes, and eyebrows. For closeup speaking and lip-sync, the heads were separated and operated by a team of puppeteers. See more »

Quotes

Earl Sinclair: [Fran is giving Earl the silent treatment because he mistakenly buried her mother alive; Earl reads from the apology card he bought] What can I say? I've ruined your day, and made you all angry and surly. How could I make such a thoughtless mistake? And bury your mother too early.
Earl Sinclair: [Fran continues to ignore him] Aw come on, Fran! They wouldn't make these cards if it didn't happen all the time!
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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 »

Connections

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I Wanna Be King
Performed by Robbie Sinclair
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One of the ten greatest sitcoms ever.
28 January 2000 | by (Newberry, SC) – See all my reviews

This show is hilarious! Whether it's Baby hitting Earl with a frying pan while saying, "Not the mama!" or Robbie accidentally becoming leader of a gang, or Charlene and Fran having another discussion about money... ...this is a show that was guaranteed to make me laugh out loud. People say it's a ripoff of the Simpsons. Well, in my view it's BETTER than the Simpsons.

And then the stupid TV execs decide to give it the axe. Grrrr! But it had one of the best and most heart-tugging final episodes of any TV series.

In fact, the time is right for a new series, in my view...


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