“Dinosaurs”: The Most Traumatizing Series Finale Ever

The extinction of the Sinclair family was a blow to childhoods everywhere. But the episode also delivered a powerful message.

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Although the show was lighthearted and geared toward younger viewers, it sometimes visited heavy themes, like sexual harassment, objectification of women, civil rights, steroid use, masturbation, drug abuse, racism, peer pressure, religion, and women’s rights.

In the memorable but very dark series finale, it touched on the themes of environmentalism and mortality — with an ending that left all of the characters facing their imminent death.

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