History Series / Dinosaurs

14th Nov '17 10:42:03 AM Snicka
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* CarnivoreConfusion: Mr. Richfield is a ceratopsian (horned dinosaur) that eats meat (specifically the two mammals mentioned above, and his daughter's boyfriends). Possibly HilariousInHindsight with the new discoveries that Triceratops may have been omnivorous.

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* CarnivoreConfusion: CarnivoreConfusion:
** SapientEatSapient is in full action: the sapient, civilized dinosaurs eat the equally sapient but non-civilized mammals, and occasionally each other.
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Mr. Richfield is a ceratopsian (horned dinosaur) that eats meat (specifically the two mammals mentioned above, involved in an AdamAndEvePlot, and his daughter's boyfriends). Possibly HilariousInHindsight AccidentallyAccurateWriting with the new discoveries that Triceratops may have been omnivorous.
17th Oct '17 6:53:26 PM Dingbot
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** In "The Family Challenge", after both television sets are destroyed, Earl gets the family to participate on a game show where the prize is a television set. But after spending a month preparing for the game show, they find that they don't really care about television anymore. But after getting all the answers wrong, Earl is given the choice of battling the competing father (a mammal) in a sudden death round or answer a question he has no chance of getting right. While the rest of the family (except for Fran, who did not know that the television was the prize), Earl proves to Fran that he enjoyed the time he spent with his family by choosing the question. [[spoiler: He purposely gets it wrong by talking about how he himself learned that family is more important than TV, but then they win a consolation prize, a tiny TV, and soon the family is back to watching TV and ignoring Fran's desire to spend more time as a family.]]

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** In "The Family Challenge", after both television sets are destroyed, Earl gets the family to participate on a game show where the prize is a television set. But after spending a month preparing for the game show, they find that they don't really care about television anymore.any more. But after getting all the answers wrong, Earl is given the choice of battling the competing father (a mammal) in a sudden death round or answer a question he has no chance of getting right. While the rest of the family (except for Fran, who did not know that the television was the prize), Earl proves to Fran that he enjoyed the time he spent with his family by choosing the question. [[spoiler: He purposely gets it wrong by talking about how he himself learned that family is more important than TV, but then they win a consolation prize, a tiny TV, and soon the family is back to watching TV and ignoring Fran's desire to spend more time as a family.]]



* AndIMustScream: The episode "If You Were A Tree" had Earl Sinclair swap souls with a tree when they were [[LightningCanDoAnything struck by lighting]]. This resulted in the tree enjoying life as a dinosaur in Earl's body and Earl's spirit trapped inside the tree and unable to be heard by any dinosaur he begged for help.

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* AndIMustScream: The episode "If You Were A Tree" had Earl Sinclair swap souls with a tree when they were [[LightningCanDoAnything struck by lighting]].lightning]]. This resulted in the tree enjoying life as a dinosaur in Earl's body and Earl's spirit trapped inside the tree and unable to be heard by any dinosaur he begged for help.
5th Oct '17 6:19:24 PM Kingler
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* SwappedRoles: In "The Son Also Rises", Robbie defeats Earl to become family patriarch. As usual for this trope, the responsibility overwhelms him, and he begs Earl to switch lives with him again. While Robbie learned that [[ButtMonkey Earl's life sucks]], Earl learned that Robbie's life...doesn't, and he would hold that against his son forever.
27th Sep '17 2:06:16 AM FranksGirl
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In the last episode, Earl gets made VP of Communications to help clear up flowering vines are plaguing the dinosaurs; the vines are spreading out of control because WESAYSO built a wax-fruit factory over the bunch beetles' mating grounds, causing the bunch beetles to go extinct. Since the beetles ate the vines, the vines no longer have anything holding them back. Robbie and Charlene both tried to get Earl to use alternate, less-damaging methods, but he uses an herbicide that destroys all plants on the planet, causing a sharp increase in global warming. To fix that, WESAYSO decides they need more clouds, so they come up with the plan to bomb volcanoes & create ash clouds. When Earl had the opportunity to object and save his species, he caved. In the end, the ash clouds bring a new Ice Age, doomed to kill off the entire dinosaur civilization.
** A minor one, but In "Power Erupts", [[PapaWolf while standing up for his son]], Earl let's it slip that Richfield could just buy the volcano to stop the Power Dome from being sold. It becomes a BittersweetEnding because it puts a stop to WESAYSO's SmearCampaign against Robbie.

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In the last episode, Earl gets made VP of Communications to help clear up flowering vines are plaguing the dinosaurs; the vines are spreading out of control because WESAYSO built a wax-fruit factory over the bunch beetles' mating grounds, causing the bunch beetles to go extinct. Since the beetles ate the vines, the vines no longer have anything holding them back. Robbie and Charlene both tried to get Earl to use alternate, less-damaging methods, but he uses an herbicide that destroys all plants on the planet, causing a sharp increase in global warming. To fix that, WESAYSO decides they need more clouds, so they come up with the plan to bomb volcanoes & create ash clouds. When Earl had the opportunity to object and save his species, he caved. In the end, the ash clouds bring a new Ice Age, doomed to kill off the entire dinosaur civilization.
** A minor one, but In "Power Erupts", [[PapaWolf while standing up for his son]], Earl let's lets it slip that Richfield could just buy the volcano to stop the Power Dome from being sold. It becomes a BittersweetEnding because it puts a stop to WESAYSO's SmearCampaign against Robbie.
27th Sep '17 2:05:07 AM FranksGirl
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Earl as he was made VP of communications to help clear up the vines that were plaguing the dinosaurs (due to WESAYSO building a wax fruit factory over the bugs that ate them and kept them at bay). Robbie and Charlene both tried to get him to use alternate, less damaging methods but he wouldn't listen and when came time for the final volcano exploding plan. When he had the opportunity to object it and save his species, he caved. In the end, the plan formed a new Ice Age which will no doubt kill off the dinosaur civilization.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Earl as he was In the last episode, Earl gets made VP of communications Communications to help clear up the flowering vines that were are plaguing the dinosaurs (due to dinosaurs; the vines are spreading out of control because WESAYSO building built a wax fruit wax-fruit factory over the bugs that bunch beetles' mating grounds, causing the bunch beetles to go extinct. Since the beetles ate the vines, the vines no longer have anything holding them and kept them at bay). back. Robbie and Charlene both tried to get him Earl to use alternate, less damaging methods less-damaging methods, but he wouldn't listen and when came time for uses an herbicide that destroys all plants on the final volcano exploding plan. planet, causing a sharp increase in global warming. To fix that, WESAYSO decides they need more clouds, so they come up with the plan to bomb volcanoes & create ash clouds. When he Earl had the opportunity to object it and save his species, he caved. In the end, the plan formed ash clouds bring a new Ice Age which will no doubt Age, doomed to kill off the entire dinosaur civilization.]]
10th Aug '17 11:44:41 PM NWolfman
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The series was the final project to be overseen by Creator/JimHenson, who died when the series was in development. The pilot is dedicated to his memory.
10th Aug '17 11:42:35 PM NWolfman
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''Dinosaurs'' is a puppet-based sitcom created by Michael Jacobs and Bob Young, which aired on Creator/{{ABC}} from 199094. At its core, it has the aesthetic of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' (only the family consists of dinosaurs, not prehistoric humans) and the social satire of a toned-down ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.

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''Dinosaurs'' is a puppet-based sitcom created by Michael Jacobs and Bob Young, which aired on Creator/{{ABC}} from 199094. At its core, it has the aesthetic of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' (only the family consists of dinosaurs, not prehistoric humans) and a more family-friendly (ie, [[{{Anvilicious}} less subtle]]) brand of the kind of social satire of a toned-down seen on ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
10th Aug '17 4:20:54 AM jormis29
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** Robbie has a poster in his room of the ''[[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Cavemen]]''. An ActorAllusion too, as the guys in Robbie's, Charlene's and the Baby's suits were Donatello, Michaelangelo and Splinter in [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990 the 1990 film]]. Also a bit of FridgeBrilliance in that Jim Henson's Creature Shop, who designed the costumes and puppets for ''Dinosaurs'', also designed the live-action Ninja Turtles.

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** Robbie has a poster in his room of the ''[[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Cavemen]]''. An ActorAllusion too, as the guys in Robbie's, Charlene's and the Baby's suits were Donatello, Michaelangelo and Splinter in [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990 the 1990 film]]. Also a bit of FridgeBrilliance in that Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Creator/JimHensonsCreatureShop, who designed the costumes and puppets for ''Dinosaurs'', also designed the live-action Ninja Turtles.
21st Jun '17 7:20:25 AM CaptainTedium
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* CaneFu: Ethyl's preferred method of dealing with Earl is to hit her with her cane.

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* CaneFu: Ethyl's preferred method of dealing with Earl is to hit her him with her cane.
19th Jun '17 3:59:00 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ShowWithinAShow: Several, most notably ''Ask Mr. Lizard'' ("'''We're''' [[GonnaNeedMoreX going to need]] another Timmy!").


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* ShowWithinAShow: Several, most notably ''Ask Mr. Lizard'' ("'''We're''' [[GonnaNeedMoreX going to need]] another Timmy!").
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