Dinosaurs

Scent of a Reptile

Season 4, Ep 8, Aired
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  • Episode Description
  • Charlene finds she's becoming a woman as she's developed her female scent from a bump on her neck. She hears that Earl married Fran because her scent was that of a new car. Charlene lucks out on finding any boy wanting to be with her because her scent is so vile, every boy avoids her, except the school janitor, who wishes to marry her. Charlene is anxious to change her scent by any means neccesary to get out of marrying, for which she gets help from Ethyl.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Sally Struthers

    Charlene Sinclair

  • Florence Stanley

    Grandma Ethel

  • Stuart Pankin

    Earl Sinclair

  • Gary Owens

    Narrator

  • Jessica Walter

    Fran Sinclair

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Robbie: So, you're making a new scent. Charlene: I got to. My real scent attracted a janitor. Robbie: At least you'd have someone to clean up your room.

    • Charlene: Look, my life is flashing before me. And it's your life, Mom. Do something!

    • Fran: Remember, Earl, when I got my scent? Earl: Oh, you bet. You smelled exactly like a new car. Charlene: You were attracted to Mom 'cause she smells like a car? Earl: A new car.

    • Fran: I can't believe they'd put that on a kid's show. What are they thinking? Baby: Buy me the puppy rifle. Ethel: That's what they're thinking.

    • Charlene: Once I'm married, Mom and Dad won't be making all my decisions like telling me where to go and what to think. I'll have a husband to do that. Robbie: Good plan. Now, if you could just get someone to chew your food and breathe for you, you wouldn't have to lug that pesky brain around.

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    Notes (1)

    • This episode first aired in syndication, after the series had concluded its run on ABC.

    Trivia (1)

    • In this episode, Charlene gets her scent gland bump on the back of her neck. However in the following episodes, her bump is never seen again.

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