My parents and I used to watch it every Sunday evening. I always looked forward to it. My impression of the baby character was so uncanny, it made me the most popular girl in my second-grade class. All my friends would beg me to contort my face and screech, "I'm the baby, gotta love me!"
Well, the other night, after fondly recollecting happy childhood memories, I went on youtube to refamiliarize myself with the show.
And after watching ten minutes of an episode, only one thought raced through my mind:
WHAT THE FUCK WAS I THINKING?!?!
The show is awful. It is creepy. It is wrong on so, so many levels. I can't even comprehend how it got passed by network executives.
How did my parents let me watch it?! What is wrong with them?! It makes me question their parenting skills.
For those of you unfamiliar with the series, because you were fortunate enough to be born after 1990, here is the premise:
A family of average American dinosaurs, the Sinclairs, live together in a charming little bungalow. There is a mom, dad, teenage brother, teenage sister, baby, and grandma. They are blue-collar. The dad is lazy and watches too much television. The baby only gets pleasure in making everyone else miserable, bonking the father on the head with a frying pan, and shoving his face with food. The grandmother is a bitch. The kids are too cool for school. The mom is frustratingly naive.
For a family show, it took on some pretty eye-opening topics, such as sexual harassment, homosexuality, religion, racism, masturbation, and drug abuse, to name a few.
If I remember correctly, and um, this is a spoiler alert, the last episode pretty much results with the family's demise as the ice age kills everybody off.
Seriously. The entire cast dies.
Here are some memorable Baby Sinclair scenes:
...have you said "wtf" yet??
What do you think? Did you ever watch Dinosaurs growing up?