Season 3 Episode 9

Charlene's Flat World

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Dec 04, 1992 on ABC
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Episode Summary

When Charlene's class is assigned to think of an original idea, she is visited by a Muse who tells her the world is round. After announcing the theory in class, she's arrested for heresy. After being condemned to death in court, she's sentenced to be thrown off the edge of the world. She returns home after circling the earth, thus proving her theory correct.moreless

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  • Fantastic episode! Funny, witty, and inspirational, it's among the best of Dinosaurs!

    The ep starts by showing how intelligent Charlene isn't in school, and how little she cares about it. But after our perception of her is formed, she becomes a great model for free thinking and integrity.

    Cupernicus discovering fudge brownies was hilarious, and it was nice to have an episode where we can feel a great level of respect for Charlene; as usually it's Robbie who gets the roles of principles and integrity.

    Charlene's resolve to believe and do what's right is very inspirational, as well as her clever idea for their punishment.

    Sure, it may have been out of character, but it was such a wonderfully brilliant episode that we can gladly accept it.moreless

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Judge: Present the next filthy evildoer, please.
      Stenographer: "Evildoer", Your Honor?
      Judge: Oh, I did it again, didn't I? I mean the next, uh, defendant.

    • Fran: I made your favorite dinner.
      Charlene: You knew we were coming back tonight?
      Fran: I made it every night.
      Earl: Yep, 80 consecutive nights of meatloaf, and nobody prayed for your safe return home, more than me.

    • Charlene: They couldn't throw us off the end of the world because there isn't an end. We walked all the way around it.

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    • 80 Days:

      This is a reference to Jules Verne's book Around the World in 80 Days.

    • Christopher Columbus:

      Christopher Columbus: The World Is Round
      This episode was actually the example of the history of when Christopher Columbus wanted to sail across the world to prove that the world was round. But that was actually a big lie back then because Columbus sailed and was in America and accused that he was in India when he meet the Natives and started to torture them.