History Series / Dinosaurs

30th Jan '16 1:20:56 PM Jdb1984
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* GreenAesop: Many episodes had one, but none quite so much as the finale: Every year, a huge swarm of insects passes through town, and people come from miles around to see the spectacle, until WESAYSO builds a wax fruit factory on their breeding grounds. The insects die out, and without them, the vines they consumed spread virulently (soon they're taking over the Sinclairs' house, the news studio, WESAYSO's headquarters and everywhere else). [[spoiler:WESAYSO plans to fix that with mass volcanic eruptions, which destroy the ecosphere, bring in the Ice Age and end the dinosaur civilisation (and the series).]]
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* GreenAesop: Many episodes had one, but none quite so much as the finale: Every year, a huge swarm of insects passes through town, and people come from miles around to see the spectacle, until WESAYSO builds a wax fruit factory on their breeding grounds. The insects die out, and without them, the vines they consumed spread virulently (soon they're taking over the Sinclairs' house, the news studio, WESAYSO's headquarters and everywhere else). The WESAYSO company fixes that with poison, killing the vines, but also every other plant. [[spoiler:WESAYSO plans to fix that with mass volcanic eruptions, eruptions (to create rain clouds), which destroy the ecosphere, bring in the Ice Age and end the dinosaur civilisation (and the series).]]
17th Jan '16 4:49:35 PM jccw227
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* EnfantTerrible: Baby was already very bratty to begin with, but this was taken UpToEleven when he reaches the Terrible Twos, resulting in a parody of ''Film/TheExorcist''.
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* EnfantTerrible: Baby was already very bratty to begin with, but this was taken UpToEleven when he reaches the Terrible Twos, resulting in a parody of ''Film/TheExorcist''. According to Ethyl, this happens to all children at two years of age.
10th Jan '16 10:51:16 AM jccw227
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* EnfantTerrible: Baby was already very bratty to begin with, but this was taken UpToEleven when he reaches the Terrible Twos, resulting in a parody of ''Film/TheExorcist''.
27th Dec '15 7:02:48 AM Raptorslash
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* DumbDinos: The dinosaurs, especially the main cast, are generally well-meaning but tend to be slow on the uptake. [[spoiler:They end up responsible for their own extinction.]]
5th Dec '15 9:12:17 AM Morgenthaler
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Trope that doesn't exist.
** When Earl was made EmployeeOfTheMonth, Mr. Richfield said he'd invite Earl and his family to dinner at his place but, since he was doing some alterations in the bathroom (or so he said), he invited himself to diner at Earl's place. With an overinflated ego, Earl had his family ready for this and even invited his [[ObnoxiousInLaws mother-in-law]] to rub it in her face. Richfield didn't show up.
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** When Earl was made EmployeeOfTheMonth, employee of the month, Mr. Richfield said he'd invite Earl and his family to dinner at his place but, since he was doing some alterations in the bathroom (or so he said), he invited himself to diner at Earl's place. With an overinflated ego, Earl had his family ready for this and even invited his [[ObnoxiousInLaws mother-in-law]] to rub it in her face. Richfield didn't show up.

* EmployeeOfTheMonth: When Mr. Richfield placed a suggestion box, Earl suggested the [=EOTM=] prize would motivate the employees. Mr. Richfield then made Earl the first [=EOTM=] just because he didn't want to take his time evaluating other employees.
5th Dec '15 7:06:54 AM morenohijazo
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* WeatherSavesTheDay: On one episode, the Sinclairs are about to be burned at the stake for refusing to follow a new religion based on worshiping a potato. Just as they are about to be set on fire, it starts raining and the flames are put out. Not only does this save the Sinclairs, it also proves that the potato religion is false.
29th Nov '15 11:19:48 AM morenohijazo
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* SinglePreceptReligion: The Elders start looking for a belief system simple enough to be understood by the dumbest individual. The winning entry is one based on the world being created by a potato.
6th Nov '15 4:37:50 PM nombretomado
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* MeaningfulName: The episode "Family Challenge" had the Sinclairs competing on a game show against the [[{{Ratings}} Nielson]] family, who have an extensive knowledge of television.
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* MeaningfulName: The episode "Family Challenge" had the Sinclairs competing on a game show against the [[{{Ratings}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}} Nielson]] family, who have an extensive knowledge of television.
5th Nov '15 2:07:19 PM randomsurfer
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* AnimatedActors: ** At the end of the "Happy Plant" episode Robbie breaks the fourth wall and we find out that ''Dinosaurs'' is a sitcom, complete with a dinosaur crew. ** The Chicago ''Tribune'' newspaper once ran a profile of Earl Sinclair in the same format that they ran profiles of other well-known actors of the day.
27th Oct '15 11:48:51 AM ropertroper
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* LaserGuidedKarma: In the first episode, after quitting his job, Earl comes across a mammal in the forest who had escaped being his dinner, and the mammal is so sad that he wants to be eaten. Earl ends up deciding not to eat him. When Earl goes back to his old job, he finds that the mammal is now his bosses assistant, and he arranges for Earl to get the raise he had previously been denied.
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