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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Series cast summary:
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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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 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
Tony Sabin Prince ...
 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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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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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Dinosaurios  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the characters' names are of petroleum corporations (Sinclair, Hess, BP, Phillips). See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Baby: I'm the baby; gotta love me!
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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Snoozin' Time
Performed by Fran Sinclair, with Earl Sinclair, Charlene Sinclair, Robbie Sinclair, Ethyl Phillips,
and Baby Sinclair
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"Dinosaurs" is one of the funniest series ever to be aired on TV!
12 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

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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