[[caption-width-right:350:[[TheEighties Note the dino-mohawk.]]]]

A French-American co-production, ''Denver the Last Dinosaur'' is an {{animated series}} from [[TheEighties the 1980's]] (as if you needed to be told) about a group of California teens that finds the last dinosaur egg and teaches the ensuing hatchling, Denver, all about skateboarding, rocking out on guitar, and generally being {{totally radical}}. It lasted for 52 episodes and then was promptly forgotten, along with [[WesternAnimation/DinkTheLittleDinosaur some of the other remnants]] of the late-80's / early 90's dinosaur mania. The little nostalgia for the series is mostly because of that kick-ass theme song.


* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: The story occasionally stops in its tracks so the narrator can impart dinosaur facts to the viewer.
* CorruptHick: Morton Fizzback, the greedy concert promoter.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
* FishOutOfTemporalWater
* GilliganCut: After Mario protests that he won't beg his admirer for a favour.
* TheLastTitle: The name of the series.
* LineOfSightName: Denver's name is taken from a passing bus which displays a tourism ad for Denver, Colorado.
* MadScientist: Professor Funt.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Denver looks different than the more realistic dinosaurs in the opening
* RealMenWearPink: Denver's guitar and accessories are pink.
* ShowWithinAShow: Apparently in the universe of Denver, there was a crossover show between Lion {{Voltron}} and Vehicle Voltron. You get to see about a second of it in one episode when a TV is changing channels quickly. (Keep in mind that ''Denver's'' production company, World Events, is the same group that dubbed ''Voltron'' for Western audiences)
* TheEighties: Very steeped in it due to the decade, needless to say it's an UnintentionalPeriodPiece.
* TotallyRadical: Even for its day, the show had an unusually high density of California surfer clichés.