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Dinosaurs 

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This show follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have televisions, refrigerators, et cetera. The only humans around are cavemen, who are viewed as pets and wild animals.
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4   3   2   1  
1994   1993   1992   1991  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Stuart Pankin ...  Earl Sinclair 65 episodes, 1991-1994
Jessica Walter ...  Fran Sinclair 65 episodes, 1991-1994
Jason Willinger Jason Willinger ...  Robbie Sinclair 65 episodes, 1991-1994
Leif Tilden ...  Robbie Sinclair / ... 65 episodes, 1991-1994
Allan Trautman ...  Fran Sinclair / ... 65 episodes, 1991-1994
Bruce Lanoil ...  Charlene Sinclair / ... 65 episodes, 1991-1994
David Greenaway David Greenaway ...  Roy Hess / ... 65 episodes, 1991-1994
John Kennedy ...  Baby Sinclair / ... 65 episodes, 1991-1994
Sally Struthers ...  Charlene Sinclair 64 episodes, 1991-1994
Kevin Clash ...  Baby Sinclair / ... 64 episodes, 1991-1994
Bill Barretta ...  Earl Sinclair / ... 64 episodes, 1991-1994
Michelan Sisti ...  Charlene Sinclair / ... 63 episodes, 1991-1994
Pons Maar ...  Roy Hess / ... 62 episodes, 1991-1994
Tom Fisher Tom Fisher ...  Additional Dinosaur Performer / ... 62 episodes, 1991-1994
Jack Tate Jack Tate ...  Additional Dinosaur Performer / ... 61 episodes, 1991-1994
Steve Whitmire ...  Robbie Sinclair / ... 58 episodes, 1991-1994
Mak Wilson ...  Earl Sinclair / ... 53 episodes, 1991-1994
Tony Sabin Prince Tony Sabin Prince ...  Fran Sinclair / ... 53 episodes, 1991-1994
Julianne Buescher ...  Additional Dinosaur Performer / ... 52 episodes, 1991-1994
Star Townsend Star Townsend ...  Additional Dinosaur Performer / ... 51 episodes, 1991-1994
Sam McMurray ...  Roy Hess / ... 50 episodes, 1991-1994
Rickey Boyd Rickey Boyd ...  Additional Dinosaur Performer / ... 34 episodes, 1992-1994
Florence Stanley ...  Grandma Ethyl Phillips / ... 33 episodes, 1991-1994
Sherman Hemsley ...  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 (Stuart Pankin) is married to Fran (Jessica Walter) and tries and fails to support fourteen-year-old valley girl Charlene (Sally Struthers), sixteen-year-old Robbie (Jason Willinger) (whose crest eventually turns into a mohawk and gets dyed purple), widowed, cranky Grandma Ethyl Phillips (Florence Stanley), and terrible-twos Baby Sinclair (John Kennedy and Kevin Clash), the true master of the house. Sharp social commentary was 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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Taglines:

The Funniest Family in 60 Million Years!

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Baby character was called "the baby" or Junior during the first two seasons. In season two, episode twenty-one, "And the Winner Is ...", Baby Sinclair is taken to the Cave of the Elders, where he is given his official name "Ooh Ooh Ah Ah I'm Dying You Idiot Sinclair". The name was later exchanged for his new official name: "Baby Sinclair". See more »

Quotes

Earl: Good morning, my family who loves me.
Baby: Not the mama.
Earl: All right, that ends right now. I've had it up to here with this "not the mama". I am not "not the nama", I'm your daddy, and you only get one, buster, and that's what you're gonna call me. Daddy. Now say "Daddy".
[Baby refuses]
Earl: Say "Daddy".
[Baby still refuses]
Earl: Okay, all right, all right. Say "da".
Baby: Da.
Earl: Say "dee".
Baby: Dee.
[...]
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Original airings of season one featured a laugh track, which was deleted from all network repeats, syndicated re-runs, and home video releases. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Theodore Rex (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Leave her Tail Alone
Performed by Pearl Sinclair
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They forgot to make this show suck!
15 November 2010 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I have a major bone to pick with "Dinosaurs". As it appears to be a kids' show, why did the producers forget to make it totally suck?! After all, there is an unwritten rule that says kids and their parents should not be able to watch and enjoy the same shows. With the exception of this show and "The Simpsons", I have noticed that kids' TV must be terrible, broadly written and annoying--such as with shows like "That's So Raven", "Hannah Montana" and the like. Shame on the creators of "Dinosaurs" to have imaginative characters, LOTS of inside jokes for adults, great Henson-created costumes and FUN! However, since the show only lasted two seasons, it appeared if some big-wigs at ABC realized their mistake and promptly canceled the show. Good for you--as this will insure insipid programming for our kids.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinosaurs See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (65 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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