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The Dinosaur Chief appeared in the Dinosaurs episode "Hurling Day". He was made from the Turtlepuss Unisaur. His face was operated by Kevin Clash with Michelan Sisti performing the body and Harold Gould providing his voice.

In the year 61,00,003 BC (on a Thursday), the aging tribal leader announces his reluctance to be a burden on the rest of the herd. He declared that every dinosaur, upon reaching their 72nd birthday, should be hurled into a tar-pit. Thus Hurling Day was born. When asked if guys could use Hurling Day as an excuse to get rid of their mother-in-laws, the chief sagely replied, "Sure, why not?"

Though identified only as "Dinosaur Chief" in the credits, Ethyl Phillips claims that this wise dinosaur was Bob LaBrea, indicating that Robbie's high school was named in his honor.

Trivia

  • His name is a reference to the La Brea Tar Pits in California.
  • He is the only dinosaur character on the show to have hair (a long beard).
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Supporting: Ethyl PhillipsRoy HessBradley P. RichfieldMonica DeVertebraeSpikeMindyHoward Handupme
Others: Mr. AshlandMel LusterDinosaur ChiefGaryBuddy GlimmerPredator • Graptolites • SparkyGeneral ChowCabbyMauriceCaroline FoxworthSolomon the GreatRamonaGus MolehillGlenda Molehill • Richard • Al "Sexual" HarrisOtto LynchMason DixonBarry WolfeHarold HefferJerry ValentineGrandpa Louie • Lucius • Cookie CreatureGeneral H. Norman ConquestEdward R. HeroFox JacketHeather Worthington • Pterodactyl • Andre • Richard Simmons Dinosaur • Shelly • Larry • Stu Boombird • Ted Hardshell • Baby CuddlebunnyWeremanDr. FicusZabarWendy RichfieldMuseHenri and Simone PouponFrancois PouponChief Elder • Raoul • Leeza • Sally • DolfHowlin' JaySonny • Ty Warner • Kyle • Hank Hibler • IgorWinstonDr. HerderThe BabysitterBlarneyDr. Elliott PiagetBertStanBryantKatie • Les • Ray GherkinMoola the Cash CowThe Devil • Jean-Claude • Brigitte • GeorgieCavepeopleCavelingsLing Ling and Chang ChangMr. UghMiss HoneywellSir David Tushingham

Episodes
Season One: The Mighty MegalosaurusThe Mating DanceHurling DayHigh NoonThe Howling

Season Two: The Golden ChildFamily ChallengeI Never Ate for My FatherCharlene's TaleEndangered SpeciesEmployee of the MonthWhen Food Goes BadCareer OpportunitiesUnmarried... with ChildrenHow to Pick Up GirlsSwitched at BirthRefrigerator DayWhat "Sexual" Harris MeantFran LivePower EruptsThe Clip ShowA New LeafThe Last Temptation of EthylNuts to WarAnd the Winner is...Slave to FashionLeader of the PackWESAYSO Knows Best
Season Three: Nature CallsBaby TalkNetwork GeniusThe DiscoveryLittle Boy BooGerm WarfareHungry for LoveLicense to ParentCharlene's Flat WorldWilderness WeekendThe Son Also RisesGetting to Know YouGreen CardOut of the Frying PanSteroids to HeavenHoney, I Miss the KidsSwamp MusicDirty Dancin'If I Were a TreeWe Are Not AloneCharlene and Her Amazing HumansThe Clip Show II
Season Four: Monster Under the BedEarl, Don't Be a HeroThe Greatest Story Ever SoldDriving Miss EthylEarl's Big JackpotTerrible TwosChanging Nature
Unaired: Scent of a ReptileEarl and PearlLife in the Faust LaneVariations on a Theme ParkWorking GirlInto the WoodsGeorgie Must Die!

Locations
PangaeaThe Sinclair HomeSinclair CityWESAYSOB.P. Richfield's TrailerBob LaBrea High SchoolMel Luster's Mating Dance AcademyDepartment of Marriage VowsAbsolute Proof LaboratoriesKave MartLe PredateurMeteor Tiki Lounge • Office of Male Supremacy • Silent SpringsWesaysoland
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Dinosaur TVDNNDTVAntediluvian Broadcasting CompanyThe Great Potato