The Cast Behind ‘Dinosaurs’ And Funniest “Not The Mama” Moments

Learn more about the cast of the 90s sitcom Dinosaurs
ABC Disney

Dinosaurs was a very popular sitcom in the ’90s. It was reportedly Jim Henson‘s last project before he died. It followed a family of dinosaurs who were portrayed by talking puppets. In addition, did you know that there were actually real people in the puppet costumes that helped them look more lifelike? There were actually separate people that played the body and the head.

Jim Henson had the idea for the show in 1988, but many people thought it was crazy. However, after the success of The Simpsons, Jim knew the show would take off. While it was fairly short-lived, the show still remains a pop culture icon. For instance, learn more about each main character and who voiced them. Then reminisce on some funny “Not the mama!” moments.


1. Earl Sneed Sinclair

earl sinclair stuart pankin dinosaurs
Earl Sinclair voiced by Stuart Pankin / ABC and IMDb

He was the husband and father of the family. He worked as a Tree Pusher at WESAYSO Development Corporation. Stuart Pankin voiced Earl. For instance, he is most known for Fatal Attraction.

2. Francis Johanna “Fran” Phillips Sinclair

fran sinclair jessica walter dinosaurs
Fran Sinclair voiced by Jessica Walter / ABC and Wikimedia Commons

She is the mother, wife, and homemaker of the family. She was voiced by Jessica Walter, who is mainly known for her role in Arrested Development.


3. Robert Mark “Robbie” Sinclair

robbie sinclair Jason Willinger dinosaurs
Robbie Sinclair voiced by Jason Willinger / ABC and Wiki

He is the oldest son of Earl and Fran. He generally wore a red varsity jacket and red sneakers. Robbie was voiced by Jason Willinger.

4. Charlene Fiona Sinclair

charlene sinclair sally struthers dinosaurs
Charlene Sinclair voiced by Sally Struthers / ABC and Wikimedia Commons

She is the middle child. Charlene is also the only daughter of the family and was always wearing big jewelry. She was voiced by the one and only Sally Struthers.

5. Baby Sinclair

baby sinclair kevin clash
Baby Sinclair voiced by Kevin Clash / ABC and Wikimedia Commons

The baby, often called Junior by Earl, was voiced by Kevin Clash. He loves to hit Earl on the head with a frying pan and laugh. His catchphrases are “Not the mama!” and “I’m the baby. Gotta love me.”

Check out this video of some of the funniest “Not the mama!” moments from Dinosaurs! I forgot how much I loved this show:

In conclusion, did you use to watch Dinosaurs? Did you think it was hilarious or kind of creepy?

This funny show actually had the most heartbreaking series finale ever! Do you remember it?

What do you think?

Pauley Perrette Got Inspired To Play Abby On 'NCIS' From Her Rescue Dog

Pauley Perrette Got Inspired To Play Abby On ‘NCIS’ From Her Rescue Dog

'Charlie's Angels' Stars Recall Favorite Memories With Farrah Fawcett

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Stars Recall Favorite Memories With Farrah Fawcett