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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 ...  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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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 (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

None of the Sinclair family has the same colored eyes. See more »

Goofs

Humans seen throughout the show are often roughly the same size as the dinosaurs. Dinosaurs though, were often thought to be much larger than human beings. See more »

Quotes

Baby Sinclair: She's too controlling, I wanna wear a dress!
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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

Featured in ABC TGIF: Episode #4.15 (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Leave her Tail Alone
Performed by Pearl Sinclair
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User Reviews

Why does everybody think this is a rip-off of the Simpsons?
24 December 2005 | by pchambreSee all my reviews

Have none of these people ever seen the Flintstones, or its antecedent, the Honeymooners? It was exactly that in formula, but I think the plots and even some of the jokes were deeper and more subtle than these other shows.

I really enjoyed it, though I can understand that why it wouldn't appeal to a lot of the TV audience. First of all, the average channel flipper probably wouldn't watch a Muppet-style show long enough to follow the storyline, characters, and jokes. Secondly, the dry wit wouldn't have been to the taste of some of the audience that did give it a few minutes. Still, if King of the Hill has managed to maintain enough of a demographic to stay on the air as long as it has, Dinosaurs should have been able to get a longer run as well... it was a much better show (IMO).

This is one of the few series I would buy on DVD. Hope to see it eventually available.


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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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