The BEST Episodes of Dinosaurs

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2019

Network: ABC (US)

Dinosaurs follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have TV's, fridges, microwaves, and every modern convenience. The Dinosaurs are an animatronics stone-age working-class family created by Jim Henson for Disney. Incredibly overweight, even for a dinosaur, Earl Sinclair is married to Fran and tries/fails to support 14-year-old valley girl Charlene, 16-year-old Robbie (whose crest eventually turns into a Mohawk and gets dyed purple), widowed, cranky Grandma Ethel, and terrible-twos Baby, the true master of the house. Sharp social commentary is featured surprisingly often; Earl is a tree-pusher for the Wesayso Development Corp., which regularly implements schemes to screw their workers even more and destroy the world for marginal profit increment. Chilled but live prey are kept in the refrigerator and are helpful when you can't find the milk, and caveman Humans make occasional appearances as wild animals and pets.

If You Were a Tree

#1 - If You Were a Tree

Season 3 - Episode 19

In this fairy tale episode, Ethyl tells Baby a story about a tree pusher Earl who was about to push down a spirit tree which switched his soul for him become a tree and the spirit tree to become Earl. When Roy brings Spirit home to the Sinclair family, he can't help to understand what has happened to him, when Earl realizes that he's stuck in the tree. Fran later believes the Spirit when he tells her that she is not Earl and that Earl is in the tree. After words, Fran goes to find Earl and Spirit after last night being taken away from the house by the WeSay So Policemens. Spirit switched Earl's soul back to were it belongs. And everything was over with but the tree with the Spirit in it was destoryed.

star 8.12
26 votes
Nuts to War (2)

#2 - Nuts to War (2)

Season 2 - Episode 20

Part 2: Conclusion. In this second part of the extravaganza, Earl, Roy, and Charlene pose as entertainers and rush to the front to retrieve Robbie, because it looks like this war thing is getting a little bit out of hand. Earl tires to immediately stop Robbie from going through with the war, but Robbie ignored his own father. The following day Robbie returned home after an anxious family prayed that he was safe and survived the war.

star 8.10
31 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Steve Pepoon
The Greatest Story Ever Sold

#3 - The Greatest Story Ever Sold

Season 4 - Episode 3

Fundamental questions about the meaning of existence plague the population, so the Elders dictate a belief system called "Potatoism," which Robbie thinks is just plain nuts.

star 8.06
31 votes
Directors: Tom Trbovich
Writers: Peter Ocko, Adam Parr
Nuts to War (1)

#4 - Nuts to War (1)

Season 2 - Episode 19

Part 1: Robbie is selected to go into the 'Nuts To War' war. But Fran is still worried about Robbie and is worried and scared to death that Robbie will be killed in the war. So she decides to let Earl and Roy go to the battlefield and immediately check on Robbie....

star 8.00
42 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Steve Pepoon
Hungry for Love

#5 - Hungry for Love

Season 3 - Episode 7

Robbie dates Richfield's daughter, whose gluttonous reputation gives Robbie food for thought: he may be her next meal.

star 7.97
33 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Lawrence H. Levy
Swamp Music

#6 - Swamp Music

Season 3 - Episode 17

Robbie crosses over to the swamps and gets sold on the mammals' ""swamp music,"" but they're liable to be sold out in a dinosaur record deal, which Robbie orchestrated.

star 7.92
24 votes
Directors: Tom Trbovich
Writers: Mark Drop
Honey, I Miss the Kids

#7 - Honey, I Miss the Kids

Season 3 - Episode 16

Feeling a need to have a job outside the home, Fran goes to work at a halfway house for amphibians, leaving Earl to take over the household day shift and look after the kids.

star 7.91
22 votes
Wesayso Knows Best

#8 - Wesayso Knows Best

Season 2 - Episode 24

Earl's a real company man -- in fact he might as well be married to it -- after Wesayso insists Roy replace Earl as the father of the Sinclairs, who are selected as Wesayso's spokesfamily.

star 7.86
28 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Victor Fresco
Hurling Day

#9 - Hurling Day

Season 1 - Episode 3

Earl gleefully awaits ""Hurling Day"" when he'll have the ritual honor of heaving his mother-in-law into the tar pits, but Robbie thinks the tradition should be chucked.

star 7.86
180 votes
Directors: Tom Trbovich
Writers: Rob Ulin
Driving Miss Ethyl

#10 - Driving Miss Ethyl

Season 4 - Episode 4

Earl must drive Ethyl to her high school reunion, and the kids drive Fran crazy when she tries to get them to pose for a family portrait.

star 7.84
19 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Adam Parr, Ricky Boyd, Tim Doyle, Mark Drop, Jane Espenson
Family Challenge

#11 - Family Challenge

Season 2 - Episode 2

A cosmic calamity wrecks the Sinclairs' TV, which is fine by Fran, but Earl, hoping to win a new set, has the bright idea to have them appear on the game show ""Family Challenge"" to maybe win a new one.

star 7.81
79 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Tim Doyle
Georgie Must Die

#12 - Georgie Must Die

Season 4 - Episode 14

After weeks and weeks of Georgie, Georgie, GEORGIE! Earl snaps and destroys one of Baby's tapes. To make up for it, Earl promises to get the Baby a Georgie hug. When Earl inadvertently realizes he sounds like Georgie, he makes a costume and pretends to be Georgie for the Baby... and ends up in jail?!

star 7.80
35 votes
Directors: Mark Brull
Writers: Dave A. Caplan, Brian LaPan
Charlene and Her Amazing Humans

#13 - Charlene and Her Amazing Humans

Season 3 - Episode 21

Charlene grabs the attention of her family and other audiences with her amazing performing humans. But it's not that easy when she finds out the mother wants her children back from Charlene and Robbie thinks that she's pushing them to far to make her very famous and become a superstar. When she later appears on the State Fair she confesses about what was very wrong for her and everyone else to be doing.

star 7.80
20 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Dava Savel
Out of the Frying Pan

#14 - Out of the Frying Pan

Season 3 - Episode 14

After knocking the daylights out of Earl with a frying pan makes the baby a star on commercials, puts Fran into show-biz orbit, and leaves Earl marooned as a big lump of nothing. But thats when for the first time Earl and Monica have a good aggrement that the whole spotlight thing for the Baby is too much and decide to let Fran think for herself on what she has done and what she made the Baby become after all the superstar junk.

star 7.79
24 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Dava Savel
Switched at Birth

#15 - Switched at Birth

Season 2 - Episode 11

A shocking secret is revealed when the Sinclair family acuses that Baby Sinclair is not there real baby. This makes Fran outraged to believe the story that she decides to go to the doctors to find the results of which baby is theres.The results is that the Molehill's baby is theres and the Sinclairs baby belongs to the Molehills. But it wasen't a happy ending for Fran when she battles to get Baby back into the family.

star 7.78
59 votes
Directors: Tom Trbovich
Writers: Tim Doyle
License to Parent

#16 - License to Parent

Season 3 - Episode 8

It's a nightmare for earl and Fran as parents when there parent license is being taken away from the Parent Patrol Officer Battleheim. fran and Earl feel very ashamed that they have disobeyed the rules and code of parenting; Also after the two's license was taken away, Robbie and Charlene with Baby are causing problems with Battleheim when he puts the gun onall of them, but Fran and Earl immediately rush to stop Battleheim from hurting and scaring the kids. Making sure he doesn't get caught about the situation, he gives back Earl and Fran there parent license and leaves.

star 7.76
34 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Andy Goodman
When Food Goes Bad

#17 - When Food Goes Bad

Season 2 - Episode 7

Baby just caused alot of drama after opening the refrigerador when General Chow told him a lie in order ot take over the Sinclair house. Charlene gets a warning message that she must order his demands untill Robbie hears the news the two both immediatelly try to find Baby but are captured by Chow and his gang of food. Charlene then has the plan to let chow touch the Baby's cheek for him to blast and attack the food, ordering Chow and his food to go back in the refrigerador. Meanwhile; Earl is trying get closer with Fran again on a romantic date, but is ruined when Earl uses 'Numbgum"" for his mout to be very numb after accidently leaving his 'Dino-Mint' at home with the Baby.

star 7.76
63 votes
Directors: Patrick Johnson
Writers: Kirk Thatcher
I Never Ate for My Father

#18 - I Never Ate for My Father

Season 2 - Episode 3

Earl signs Robbie into a Carnivore celebration festival, but Robbie is very outraged that his father putted him in that festival when he never told his family that he was actually a herbivore. When Fran and Earl find out that he is, they become sad with tears which left Earl no choice but to find Robbie and to teach him about the basic food chain life and the food life. Without knowing with mist and a hugh monster in there way, Robbie is eaten. Earl returns home to tell Fran about the tragedy but Fran demands Earl to go back and save Robbie from the monster. Earl and Fran returned to the misty forest where Robbie was eaten. Fran later told the monster that popped up to eat Earl. Earl enters the stomach of the monster, and the argument between father and son begins untill Earl realizes that he his smart enough to let his son Robbie eat whatever he wants. With a hug the monster who talks says 'cut it out'. Then Earl and Robbie have the smartest plan to get out of the monster's body with

star 7.75
77 votes
Directors: Tom Trbovich
Writers: Rob Ulin
A New Leaf

#19 - A New Leaf

Season 2 - Episode 17

After a big fight with Earl and Robbie, Robbie leaves the house to calm his nerves with Spike. The two end up eating strange plants that causes them to become happy. Later Robbie brings the plants to Earl, the next morning he becomes happy and the two become more silly. Earl later comes to work late, Richfield calls Earl to his office and fires him for good. Then Earl leaves the plant for Richfield. The family becomes very happy and silly except for Fran and Baby. Fran demands that Earl goes back to get his job back immediately. But to find out Richfield was into the plants to. Fran and Baby decided that they couldn't take anymore of the situation and went to Monica's house for the others to straighting up and get themselves together. Earl, Robbie and Charlene both calmed down and were back to normal.

star 7.75
44 votes
Directors: Mark Brull
Writers: Rob Ulin
The Howling

#20 - The Howling

Season 1 - Episode 5

It's time for the big howl for the next dinosaur generation, but Robbie questions howling as a rite of passage. Earl forces Robbie to do the howling but Robbie still doesn't see the reason why he should howl, when he goes to the top of the mountain to get ready for his howl, he refuses to howl and knows that nothing is going to happen. Meanwhile; Earl friendship with Roy is becoming very serious when the two fight over after Roy was actually eating his own food and minding his own business that causes earl to be very selfish and vulnerable.

star 7.74
112 votes
Employee of the Month

#21 - Employee of the Month

Season 2 - Episode 6

Earl thinks he's moving up the ladder as he and the family await a dinner with Richfield, while Robbie brings home a ""pet"" human, who's several evolutionary rungs below the Sinclairs.

star 7.73
51 votes
Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writers: David A. Caplan, Brian LaPan
Getting to Know You

#22 - Getting to Know You

Season 3 - Episode 12

Charlene feels to be in a world of unknown when her birthday party becomes a failed wish come true, when Earl brings his friends from the WeSaySo job to celebrate her birthday party. After a shocking miserable party, Charlene decides to leave the Sinclair family and join another family as part of a student-exchange program. It's real hard for Earl to know and understand who Charlene really is. Until another student from the student-exchange named France-our comes and becomes a main pain in the neck for the Sinclair family. But then Baby eats him and then Earl and Fran try to come clean when his parent Henri and Semela ask where there son is. To make it up to them, Fran forces Earl to give them the TV, but thats when Charlene returns home and Earl and Charlene get to talk about the misunderstood birthday party. Charlene forgave him with a passionate kiss.

star 7.71
21 votes
Directors: Mark Brull
Writers: Brian LaPan, David A. Caplan
Germ Warfare

#23 - Germ Warfare

Season 3 - Episode 6

A crash of problems is made, when Earl gives Baby a dirty suck-toy that was on the roof of the chimney after a mouse stoled it from him. After giving it to him, Earl comes home from work and finds out from Fran that Baby is awfully sick. It's a terrible situation for the two to find the cure. There first doctor was Dr. Frankis but his plan was to make the Sinclair family sell there properties and there money to make him more richer. But Ethyl didn't believe that he could do the right thing, so she offered Fran and Earl to go out into the woods and find the guy that cures everything. Zabar, the guy in the woods cured Baby and was back to normal.

star 7.68
38 votes
Directors: Tom Trbovich
Writers: Peter Ocko, Adam Barr
Scent of a Reptile

#24 - Scent of a Reptile

Season 4 - Episode 8

Charlene finds she's becoming a woman as she's developed her female scent from a bump on her neck. She hears that Earl married Fran because her scent was that of a new car. Charlene lucks out on finding any boy wanting to be with her because her scent is so vile, every boy avoids her, except the school janitor, who wishes to marry her. Charlene is anxious to change her scent by any means neccesary to get out of marrying, for which she gets help from Ethyl.

star 7.68
25 votes
Directors: Tom Trbovich
Writers: Andy Goodman
Earl and Pearl

#25 - Earl and Pearl

Season 4 - Episode 9

Earl steams up when his sister Pearl, who only comes around once in 15 years, shows up to see the Baby. She's a country folk singer and invites Robbie and Charlene to the Bunkin' Bronto to hear her sing, Earl forbids it, but they go anyway. Down there, Roy meets Pearl and falls head over heels for her, but Earl forbids him to be in love with her, claiming she walked out on the whole family. Pearl explains to the kids when their father died, Earl dropped out of school to become a tree pusher and support their mother, and she packed up and left to pursue a singing career, and a rodeo clown named Buttons, and Earl never forgave her for walking out. Roy starts to see more of Earl in Pearl when he tries to kiss her and walks out, Pearl invites the whole family down to the Bunkin' Bronto for one last performance, and asks her baby brother to come up on stage for a duet that explains her apology.

star 7.67
21 votes
Directors: Tom Trbovich
Writers: Tim Doyle