Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Apparently, the Coolest Kids in the Room Are Not Extinct

But these guys are.

I had this post all ready to go until recent news forced me to make a modification to the image.

The ABC show, Dinosaurs, premiered 20 years ago last month. And while I was too young to understand any of the jokes, it was also so long ago that I wouldn't be able to tell you if the show was actually funny. Either way, Dinosaurs was a staple in the weekly TGIF lineup that my family would watch together and sitting all of us down together to watch television for the night was the only way to prevent my brother and me from accidentally killing each other during our nightly wrestling matches (worth a whole post on its own).

Anyways, after it was replaced by Step by Step or Boy Meets World or some other white sitcom that I probably watched, it had a series finale on another network that I never watched. And considering how young I was when I watched the show, I'm glad I never saw it because it is fucking grim.

We all know dinosaurs became extinct eventually and the geniuses behind the show decided to end the show with that. The show spares us from an effects-laden disaster sequence and instead gives us this:

a morose monologue from a remorseful father about the end of the world to his family which includes three young children.


[Warming Glow]


  1. Wtf I don't remember this show being like this at all

  2. almost as sad as the Roseanne finale