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1''Dino Dan'' is a live action television series on Nick Jr.²²It follows the adventures of a young boy named Dan who is obsessed with dinosaurs. He lives and breathes dinosaurs. He seems to be the only one who is able to see the dinosaurs in his neighborhood, though it's never explained how he's able to, whether they are real or simply products of his imagination.²²After a brief hiatus, it was revived as ''Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures,'' this time focusing on Dan's younger brother taking up Dan's "mantle". It also now has a counterpart on Amazon called ''Dino Dana''.²²!! The show provides examples of the following tropes:²²* AerithAndBob: Trek and Dan.²* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Trek, especially in the episode where he makes a point of [[IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery mimicking his older brother]]. ²* CanadaEh: Blink and you miss it, but the show ''does'' admit it's set in Canada occasionally, most notably in one episode where Dan's mom is going to work in her Toronto PD uniform. That and they spend entire episodes at the Toronto Zoo & Royal Ontario Museum.²* CallARabbitASmeerp: The Dinocorder, in particular.²* ChristmasEpisode: The episode includes a rhyme that is set to the same meter as "A Visit from St. Nicholas."²* ConspicuousCG: The dinosaurs often stick out like a sore thumb, and at times, border on SpecialEffectsFailure.²* CreativeClosingCredits: Footage of dinosaurs alternates with the end credits. ²* DisappearedDad: Dan and Trek's father is said to be working in a museum in Alberta, British Columbia. ²* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs²* FairCop: Dan and Trek's mother. ²* {{Gasshole}}: The ''Brachiosaurus''.²* GreatBigBookOfEverything: Dan's field guide, which gets [[OnceAnEpisode regular updates]]. ²* ISeeThemToo: Trek, Dan, and the dinosaurs. ²* InstrumentalThemeTune: Very rare for contemporary children's programming.²* InsistentTerminology: It's Dinocorder, not recorder.²* {{Kiai}}: Dan's family has adopted karate as a hobby. ²* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: It's kept ambiguous whether the dinosaurs are real or Dan is imagining them.²** In the sequel series, Dan acts like Trex is imagining them and he's just playing along.²* MeaningfulName: Mr. Paluxy, the art teacher. The [[https://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/dinosaur-valley Paluxy]] is a river in Texas with very well-preserved dinosaur tracks.²* PteroSoarer: The ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is bipedal and eats fish. The ''Pterodactylus'' can carry a golf ball with its feet. Both are scaly.²* RaptorAttack: The ''Dromaeosaurus'' do have feathers, but they're the wrong kind (they should be pennaceous, not protofeathers) and should have wings. Also, the palms face the wrong way (they should face each other, not the body).²* RogerRabbitEffect²* SeriousBusiness: Dan's passion for palaentology is truly noteworthy.²* ShoutOut: In an episode of ''Dino Dana'' Saara borrows Dana's backpack to teach her a lesson. Dana looks at the camera and mutters 'clever girl'.²* SomethingPerson: Dino Dan himself.²* StockDinosaurs²* TyrannosaurusRex²----

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