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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
...  Earl Sinclair 65 episodes, 1991-1994
...  Fran Sinclair 65 episodes, 1991-1994
Jason Willinger ...  Robbie Sinclair 65 episodes, 1991-1994
Leif Tilden ...  Robbie Sinclair / ... 65 episodes, 1991-1994
...  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
...  Charlene Sinclair 64 episodes, 1991-1994
...  Baby Sinclair / ... 64 episodes, 1991-1994
...  Earl Sinclair / ... 64 episodes, 1991-1994
...  Charlene Sinclair / ... 63 episodes, 1991-1994
...  Roy Hess / ... 62 episodes, 1991-1994
Tom Fisher ...  Additional Dinosaur Performer / ... 62 episodes, 1991-1994
Jack Tate ...  Additional Dinosaur Performer / ... 61 episodes, 1991-1994
...  Robbie Sinclair / ... 58 episodes, 1991-1994
...  Earl Sinclair / ... 53 episodes, 1991-1994
Tony Sabin Prince ...  Fran Sinclair / ... 53 episodes, 1991-1994
...  Additional Dinosaur Performer / ... 52 episodes, 1991-1994
Star Townsend ...  Additional Dinosaur Performer / ... 51 episodes, 1991-1994
...  Roy Hess / ... 50 episodes, 1991-1994
Rickey Boyd ...  Additional Dinosaur Performer / ... 34 episodes, 1992-1994
...  Grandma Ethyl Phillips / ... 33 episodes, 1991-1994
...  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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The Funniest Family in 60 Million Years!

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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26 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dinosaurios  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Simpsons: Black Widower (1992) features a parody of this series and implies that it is a rip-off of The Simpsons (1989). But Jim Henson conceived of the idea before the "The Simpsons" aired. His idea was deemed too weird until the popularity of that series. 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

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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Be a Herbivore
Performed by Earl Sinclair and the Food in the Refrigerator
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One of the greatest shows ever
2 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I'm still wondering why they ever decided to cancel this great show. It had great production value (those dinosaurs look really great, and this is pre-CGI) and it's one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. I still enjoy watching the reruns on German TV.


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