Are you ready for the coolest video involving dinosaurs that you’ve ever seen in your life? No, it has nothing to do with Chris Pratt or the plethora of beasts coming to Jurassic World. I’m talking about the early 1990s sitcom Dinosaurs, which inspired this superb performance from patriarch Earl Sinclair for the song “Hypnotize” from Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G.. This is the only mash-up your brain ever needed, but be warned of the NSFW lyrics.
Hah, more extinct than your average Poppa. Earl looks like he could be a legitimate gimmick rapper in this video, and the clips used by YouTuber Benjamin Roberts make me want to go back and rewatch that entire series, with the intention of counting how many times dancing happened. I know they never talked about DKNY or ridin’ dicks, but I guess I just blocked all that happy dancing out. All I can hear is “not the momma, not the momma,” over and over again.
This video is rather perfect. Maybe a little too perfect. There are quite a few conspiracy-ish theories regarding Notorious B.I.G.’s murder, but I’m at this point more invested in figuring out if Roberts went back in time and somehow got the Jim Henson Productions show to feature lines that could be interpreted as the lyrics to this song…which came out two years after Dinosaurs went off the air. (Using what is inarguably one of the greatest series finales of all time.) I mean, I GUESS it could be explained away by Roberts putting a lot of hard work into editing this thing exquisitely. But I like time travel theories.
There’s a good chance this video made you hungry for more prehistoric comedy, so take comfort in the fact that all 4 seasons (65 episodes) of Dinosaurs can be found on Netflix and watched in their entirety. Fran, the wife, is voiced by Arrested Development and Archer vet Jessica Walter! Plus the guest stars include people like Jason Alexander, Jeffrey Tambor, Tony Shalhoub and more. Sadly, no rappers were involved in the making of this show.
In case you were wondering what other kinds of madness Benjamin Roberts gets into, he also created this oddball video, in which all of the episodes in Friends Season 1 are played simultaneously. And yes, Ross is still a major goober.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to spend the rest of my evening trying to find videos of Big Bird singing “Straight Outta Compton” or the Fraggles doing “How Do U Want It.”