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Dinosaur TV is the name given to the recurring television segments presented as shows-within-a-show on Dinosaurs. Television plays a crucial role in the dinosaur culture, as Earl Sinclair is an avid couch potato. Several episodes directly revolve around the influence of television or the fate of the appliance itself.

Brian Henson discussed the rigors of the TV segments in the book No Strings Attached:

We had 17 fully animatronic characters in complete costumes, probably twice as articulate and expressive as the Turtles. And within the show we had "Dinosaur TV," that featured an entire cast of animatronic hand puppets. In effect, we had two shows, both too ambitious for TV, in the same program.

The following is an attempt to track the viewing possibilities which are available in Pangaea.

Regular Programming

Picture Program Title Episode Description
DNN DNN Most episodes Spoof of CNN.
Askmrlizard Ask Mr. Lizard Various episodes, from "Episode 201: The Golden Child" onward Science series, spoof of Ask Mr. Wizard.
D-TV DTV Various episodes Spoof of MTV.
Tricera-Cops Tricera-Cops "Nature Calls" and "Network Genius" Police Series spoofing COPS.

One-Time Appearances

Picture Program Title Episode Description
Raptile Raptile "Hurling Day" News series, seen as a promo. Hosted by Howard Handupme, the featured episode looks at "Cross-Eaters," and interviews a dinosaur who is "a herbivore trapped in a carnivore's body." Airs on TV 3 at 4pm.
Mrugh Mr. Ugh "Hurling Day" Sitcom, spoof of Mr. Ed. Seen as a promo, also airs on TV3 at 4pm, suggesting a rotating daily schedule.
Funniesthomeinjuries Pangeas Funniest Home Injuries "Family Challenge" Spoof of America's Funniest Home Videos
Discountcharlies Discount Charlie's "The Howling" Commercial for Discount Charlie's appliance dealer. In honor of the expected end of the world, Charlie is slashing prices and dealing like there's no tomorrow. Spoofs Crazy Eddie commercials.
Familychallenge-logo The Family Challenge "Family Challenge" Game show.
WayTooComplicated Way Too Complicated "Charlene's Tale" ABC sitcom, coming this fall.
Loveconfession Love Confession "How to Pick Up Girls" A parody of Love Connection, hosted by a dinosaur named Chuck. In the episode shown, Sandra talks to Chuck about her date with Bob. Sandra has nothing but negative things to say about the date, which leads Bob to hang himself in the middle of the program.
DirtyDare Dirty Dare "Fran Live" Spoof of the Nickelodeon series Double Dare.
200px Just Listenin' with Frank "Fran Live" Call-in show, hosted by Frank. Fran Sinclair calls in to suggest actual advice be given, leading to a format change, as Just Advice with Fran. By episode's end, the series is revamped yet again, as Just Throwin' with Frank.
TheAfterlifeShow The Afterlife Show "The Last Temptation of Ethyl" A show about the afterlife, but is really to swindle people out of their money for monetary gain.
TotallyHiddenPredator Totally Hidden Predator "Slave to Fashion" A Totally Hidden Camera spoof, only one in which victims are not just surprised, but devoured.
302-ineffectual dad Totally Ineffectual Dad "Dirty Dancin'" A sitcom about a father who ignores his sons problems, despite his wife trying to get him involved.
DLTHeavyObject Don't Lift That Heavy Object "Baby Talk" A hidden camera show featuring unsuspecting victims who lift heavy objects. Has the honor of being the first television show to use the expletive "smoo".
TheSmooShow The Smoo Show "Baby Talk" A series devoted to saying the expletive "smoo."
TheFlarkShow The Flark Show "Baby Talk" A series devoted to saying the expletive "flark."
ShoutingMatch Shouting Match "Baby Talk" A debate series, though due to new laws ends up consisting of such topics as flowers, which the debaters choose to agree on their views.
HouseFullofDads House Full of Dads "Network Genius" See title. Tested poorly. (A spoof of My Two Dads and Full House)
Info411 Info 411 "Network Genius" A show where viewers call in needing information. (A spoof of Rescue 911)
BabyCuddlebunnyMD Baby Cuddlebunny, M.D. "Network Genius" Originally meant to be titled Dr. Kirk Marcus, M.D., but due to Earl's liking of one of the show's patients, Baby Cuddlebunny, the show's title was changed, with Baby Cuddlebunny being the show's doctor and star. A parody of Doogie Howser, M.D..
TheHappyColorsShow The Happy Colors Show in Color "Network Genius" See title.
BoxFullOPuppies Box Full of Puppies "Network Genius" See title
Dino210 Pangaea Hills, Dino210 "Network Genius" Spoof of Beverly Hills, 90210
Network genius Full Spectrum "Network Genius" A show that talks about current events.
EconomicsHoe-Down Economics Hoe-Down "Network Genius" A spoof of Hee Haw.
LivinonLove Living on Love "Green Card" A series about a large family who lives without a father or money.
Channel63sLeaptotheStars Channel 63s Leap to the Stars "Charlene and her Amazing Humans" A stunt show.
50-FootVegetableTheater 50-Foot Vegetable Theater "Monster Under the Sea" A program that shows scary movies starring Dr. Fiend and his assistant Igor, who turn various vegetables, including a squash and a mushroom, into monsters.
TheCaptainImpressiveActionFunHour The Captain Impressive Action Fun Hour "Earl, Don't Be a Hero" A series starring Earl's superhero identity, Captain Impressive, which is broadcast on the Dino-Shopping Channel. Produced by WESAYSO in an attempt to sell merchandise to children.
LivinInAHouse Livin in a House! "The Greatest Story Ever Sold" ABC sitcom.
DinosaurFootballLeague Dinosaur Football League "Into the Woods" Also known as DFL. (A spoof of NFL)
60000000minutes 60,000,000 Minutes "Scent of a Reptile" A parody of 60 Minutes.
TheRichOnes The Rich Ones "Life in the Faust Line" A soap opera on a couple who is rich.
LifestyleOfThoseWeEnvy Lifestyle of Those We Envy "Life in the Faust Lane" A parody of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
TheGeorgieShow The Georgie Show "Georgie Must Die" A children show hosted by Georgie, a talking hippopotamus. Georgie also has his own video collection. (A spoof of Barney & Friends)

Mentioned/Heard but Not Seen

  • Pangea's 2nd Funniest Home Injuries ("Family Challenge") - Spoof of America's Funniest People, interrupted by a DNN report.
  • Thirtymillion Something ("Charlene's Tale") - Parody of Thirtysomething
  • Father Knows Nothing (Dirty Dancin') - Parody of Father Knows Best
  • Dad's a Moron ("Dirty Dancin'")
  • Kiss My Glick ("Baby Talk")
  • Stickin' Together ("Green Card")
  • Silver Linings ("Green Card")
  • Rose-Colored Glasses ("Green Card")

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Main: Earl SinclairFran SinclairRobbie SinclairCharlene SinclairBaby Sinclair

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

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!

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
Dinosaur TVDNNDTVAntediluvian Broadcasting CompanyThe Great Potato