When I was little, I used to go to my friend Snuffy’s house after school sometimes to watch TV. It was the late 80s and Snuffy was a boy and therefore obsessed with all things reptilian*. So, when it came to the programs we watched, it was often a toss up between Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles** or a lesser known show called Denver The Last Dinosaur.
The show basically focused on a ragtag group of kids who somehow stole a prehistoric egg from the Labrea Tar Pits to hatch the titular Denver. Many of their antics revolved around keeping him hidden from their parents, keeping him from being stolen by nefarious concert promoter Morton Fizback or travelling back in time using of a piece of Denver’s shell.***
It was definitely not the most awesome show of all time, but I think it says something if, this many years later, I can still remember part of the theme song. (Listen here if you’d like to be aurally tortured by it as well. I challenge you not to get the chorus stuck in your head for the next two hours.)
Anyway, does anyone else remember this show or was this strictly a Canadian thing?
* Snuffy was also obsessed with Alf and Urkel from Family Matters but I somehow doubt he would admit either of those obsessions today, unless it were under penalty of death.
**Donatello was my favourite and Michalangelo was Snuffy’s.
*** I had to look this up on Wikipedia since it has been 20 years since my last Denver viewing.