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Dinosaur Office is a series of stop-motion cartoons on CollegeHumor that focuses on the daily lives of the dinosaur office workers. The series is notable for being a common fixture on Nintendo Video for the Nintendo 3DS.

This web original provides examples of:

  • All Love Is Unrequited: Sheila has a crush on Craig, but when she tries to subtly ask him out, he ignores her.
  • Benevolent Boss: Terry is prone to eating his employees and becoming incredibly destructive and violent when upset, but he is genuinely competent, and immediately takes responsibility if anything bad happens to the company (such as a volcanic eruption).
    Craig: Terry! You are an asset to our company!
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • The other workers constantly make fun of Craig or laugh at him stumble, though not maliciously. Craig feels hurt but bounces right back the next day.
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    • Todd has his moments, such as when he is eaten by Terry in the first episode, and later doesn't get to the car in time when they're running away from the angry carnivorous waiter when they visit a restaurant.
    • In every episode the Intern appears in, he gets killed. He somehow comes back next episode.
  • Carnivore Confusion: Although generally a Benevolent Boss, Terry is still a Tyrannosaurus rex and shows it. Also, the Spinosaurus frequently tries to eat the herbivores, but only when he's angry at them.
  • Colony Drop: In "Asteroid", the weather forecast predicts that an asteroid heading for Earth will destroy everything. Subverted when it turns out to be smaller than expected. Then double subverted when it heads straight for the offices of Dino Corp Incorporated...but triple subverted, because that's not actually the office where the main cast works.
    Todd: Oh nooooooooooo!... I had stock in that company!
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  • Did Not Get the Girl: Craig finds various female coworkers to try to date but gets turned down, each time resulting in violence somehow. In a gender-flipped example, Sheila is never able to get Craig's attention with her advances.
  • Disposable Intern: The poor intern gets eaten every time he appears.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Averted. "Just like that volcano last week. It was supposed to scorch the earth! (Beat) It only scorched half of the earth!"
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: It's dinosaurs in an office.
  • Have You Tried Rebooting?: Upon Craig having computer trouble, Todd suggests this. And Sheila. And Richard.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Terry. Then again he is a T. rex.
  • Interspecies Romance: Sheila, a Stegosaurus, is in love with Craig, a Triceratops. Also, Richard the Diplodocus is married to a Parasaurolophus.
  • Large Ham: CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG! He's not the only example in this series.
  • No Indoor Voice: A number of the office workers, mostly the male ones (though a female Stegosaurus speaks in a similar tone).
  • Raptor Attack: Bruce Veloci from "New Boss".
  • Reused Character Design: Bruce Veloci has the same exact model as one of the soap opera characters from "Sick Day".
  • Sanity Slippage: Craig suffers this in "Halloween Spooktacurawr".
  • Shout-Out: When Todd rear-ends the Spinosaurus's truck in "Traffic", the angry carnivorous driver flips over Todd's car and starts ripping parts off the underside like the T. rex in Jurassic Park.
  • Skewed Priorities: In "Volcano Drill," Craig and Todd are determined to have their conversation in the midst of an erupting volcano.
  • Snap Back: Nearly every episode has either the office building gravely damaged or someone killed off, but by the next episode, everything is back to normal.
  • Stock Dinosaurs
  • Teens Are Monsters: Carl in "Bring Your Child To Work". He sets off fireworks in Richard's master bedroom, insults him for thinking that he needs to be watched (which he does), tells Craig he hates him because he's boring, destroys his office with a golf club, and hits him on the head with another one afterwards.
  • There Was a Door:
    • At the end of "Coffee Run".
    • Terry does this a lot.
  • They Killed Kenny Again:
    • Terry eats the Intern, a young Parasaurolophus, in each episode the Intern appears in.
    • Todd got eaten by Terry in the first episode, scorched in lava in "Volcano Drill", and mauled by the Spinosaurus waiter in "Guy's Night Out".
  • Tyrannosaurus rex: Terry
  • Uncomfortable Elevator Moment: The episode "Elevator" is this entirely, when Craig and Sheila are stuck. She uses this to confess her love to him.
    Craig: "Uh... Uh... I have to get back to work! *crash*
  • Would Hurt a Child: Played for laughs. Terry hosts Bring Your Child To Work day to eat them, apparently.
    Terry: (referring to Todd's unhatched egg) Ooh, you gonna eat that?
    Todd: I was hoping to watch it grow up!
    Terry: Suit yourself.

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