April 26th

On this day in dinosaurs, it’s an early ’90s double feature:

1991 – Dinosaurs sitcom debuts on ABC

Take the situation comedy format and cast a family of dinosaur puppets in the place of human beings. And somehow, it worked. Dinosaurs was a smash hit and some people are still saying “not the momma.”

1993 – TIME Magazine – The Truth About Dinosaurs

Two years later and dinosaurs were on the cover of Time. This comprehensive story detailed the dinosaur renaissance and how decades of scientific revolution was finally hitting the mainstream. It featured the biggest names in paleontology as well as previewing the latest exhibits that aimed to reinvent dinosaurs for the general public.


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