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
Most of the characters' names are of petroleum corporations (Sinclair, Hess, BP, Phillips). See more »
[Earl wants a raise]
Sinclair, you dog. Twenty-five years you've been working here and I never thought you'd have the guts to take me on! But take me on, you do, mano e mano, man to man. That's guts-balls, Sinclair. I like a guy with guts-balls. LIKE HIM!
[slams the sides of his trailer]
So I guess I'm gonna have to take your little ultimatum seriously.
Oh I do hope so, sir.
Cuz the someone who puts a gun to my head...
Oh n-no, sir.
...MUST BE PREPARED TO BACK UP HIS THREAT! So I'm gonna ask you,...
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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 »
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 »
"Dinosaurs" is one of the funniest series ever to be aired on TV!
The comedy never ends in this amazing show--it ranges from small but hilarious expressions to in-depth jokes. The characters are entertaining and believable, and their situations are unique and enhanced by their different ways of dealing with them. The dinosaurs themselves are very realistic, and make you want to truly believe in their prehistoric world that is so much like our own. There are also important and much-needed lessons to be learned from this wonderful show, and the humour is almost completely clean.
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