Trivia: Dinosaurs

  • Edited for Syndication and Clumsy Copyright Censorship: Because of music clearance issues, the Netflix version of "A New Leaf" replaces the scene of Mr. Richfield singing "Purple Haze" while high with an alternate scene of Mr. Richfield singing an original song about how happy the happy plant is making him. It's not as clumsy as other examples, but it is a screw to people who wanted to see the episode as originally aired.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: The Baby is Kevin Clash, whom you may recognize as Elmo from Sesame Street.
  • The Other Darrin: Played with. Fran's animatronic was entirely redesigned for the second season so it absolutely does not resemble her first incarnation, but her voice actress (Jessica Walter) stayed on and played her for the entire series.
  • Torch the Franchise and Run: This is why the series ended with the ecological disaster that killed off the dinosaurs.
  • What Could Have Been: This was originally intended to be a dramatic feature film called The Natural History Project with Warner Bros. set to distribute and Jim Henson directing. However The Land Before Time was released and Henson decided to turn the idea into a sitcom, which CBS greenlighted. It wasn't until Henson's death and CBS putting the show into turnaround that the show got made.
  • The only puppet that still exists is Baby Sinclair, aside from a somewhat degraded unisaur head. The latex used to make the puppets degrades quickly in light, so most of them disintegrated rather fast.