The Dinosaurs TV show was a comedy series that was created by Jim Henson ("The Muppet Show") for Disney Studios. The Sinclairs were a working-class family of dinosaurs with all of today's modern conveniences and social problems. They keep their food (often still alive) in the refridgerator and watch their favorite shows on television. Stone-aged type humans are the wild animals and sometimes family pets. Dad has to deal with a boss that would make Scrooge look like mother Teresa and a daughter who is reminisent of a valley girl and a son with a purple mohawk hairstyle! It was pretty much a typical sitcom with dinosaurs for Cast as a twist!
Stuart Pankin .... Earl Sneed Sinclair
Jessica Walter .... Fran Sinclair
Sally Struthers .... Charlene Sinclair
Jason Willinger .... Robbie Mark Sinclair
Florence Stanley .... Grandma Ethel Phillips
Sherman Hemsley .... Bradley "B.P." Richfield
Sam McMurray .... Roy Hess
Kevin Clash .... The Baby
Suzie Plakson .... Monica DiVertibrae
Michelan Sisti .... Charlene Sinclair
Pons Maar .... Roy Hess
Leif Tilden .... Robbie Sinclair
Jim Henson was inspired to create the Dinosaurs TV show after seeing the technology developed by "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" for the 1990 movie, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".
Seven episodes of the Dinosaurs TV show did not air during their initial run due to cancellation of the series. They did, however, air later in syndication. Their titles were, "Scent of a Reptile", "Earl and Pearl", "Life in the Faust Lane", "Variations on a Theme Park", "Working Girl", "Into the Woods", and "Georgie Must Die".
Among his many other series and credits, you may remember Stuart Pankin as the vice principal on the series, "Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher".
Grandma Ethel's maiden name was Hinkleman.
Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld") did guest starring voices on seven episodes of Dinosaurs! Each time he did a different character! Those were the first times that Jason performed characters' voice professionally, but it didn't stop there! He went to do many voices in major motion pictures and on television!
Do you remember seeing Jessica Walter during her seven years on the hit series, "Trapper John, M.D."?
At the beginning of Dinosaurs, the characters' ages were: Earl - 43. Fran - 38. Robbie - 14. Charlene - 12. Baby - 1.
Episodes List With Original Air Dates
Dinosaurs - The First Season
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