Season 2 Episode 1

The Golden Child

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Sep 18, 1991 on ABC
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Episode Summary

After being left alone in the kitchen for an unattended feeding bender, Baby starts to grow a strange protrusion from the top of his head. Baby's new horn is seen as freakish at first, but could it be significant of something more?

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  • When baby starts growing a horn he is treated like royalty.

    This episode was FUNNY!! i've got this one on video and (when i was younger)watched it over and over again.One thing i wonder about is why havn't the rest of the family grown horns or is he the only one? This episode is (as i have said) a series classic.I havn't seen much of the other episodes but i thought this one was probably one of the best.I'm sad he lost it because i thought he looked better with it.I thought it was a bit silly though and the plot line was a little bit weird but it is still a great episode and i reccommend it to everyonemoreless
  • Good Season 2 Premire

    I thought that this episode of Dinosaurs was a good Season 2 Premire. I just watched this episode yesterday on dvd and I liked it alot. This episode had some very funny lines from the baby and Earl. In this episode the baby started to grow an horn on it's head. Then some people sent a letter to the family saying that the baby was The Golden Child. The family then had to let the baby leave. Near the end of the episode Earl went to go see the baby to try to get it back and the baby's horn fell off. Then the baby got to live with the family again. Overall to me this was a very good Season 2 Premire Episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The DNN news anchor's name is Howard Handupme, a nod to the fact that all the characters are puppets, and also to the puppeteers who make them come to life.

    • When the "food" in the fridge is pouring the sugar into Baby's mouth, the sleeve of one of the puppeteers is visible.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Earl: I came to take you home, but the guard at the door with the machine gun said that wouldn't be possible, son.
      Cave elder: He's not your son, he's the king. You have 2 minutes.
      Earl: I guess I didn't treat you much like a king, huh? You were new, you were my 3rd child and your mother says I should've spent more time with you. But then you became the king and they took you away. I just want you to know that even though all these guys think you're the king because you've got that horn, you will always be my son.
      Cave elder: Your time is up, touch the horn and be gone. (Earl touches the horn and it breaks, the Cave elders gasp)
      Earl: Son, the horn, it's falling off! You need the horn to be the king, without the horn you'll just be my son...
      Baby: Daddy. (Earl removes the horn and picks Baby up to take him home)

    • Robbie: I don't get it. What's the big deal about this cave of old guys?
      Earl: Terror. Horror. No one ever comes back. I hear they once made a guy bite off his own head.

    • Roy: You know, I don't often let people in on this, but there was one time in my life when I had short little stubby arms.
      (Earl looks at him incredulously)
      Roy: Yep, I did.
      Earl: Roy, you're a tyrannosaurus.
      Roy: What are you saying?
      Earl: Nothing.

    • Baby: Say it.
      Mr. Lizard: We're going to need another Timmy!

    • Fran: Finished your cereal?
      Baby: No cereal. Juice.
      Fran: First cereal, then juice.
      Baby: First juice.
      Fran: Then cereal?
      Baby: We'll see.
      (Fran sighs)

    • Roy: I always wanted to play the piano...eat with a fork! Be picked first for the bowling team!
      Baby: Want firetruck?
      Roy: No, I want longer arms.
      Baby: Funny arms.
      Roy: Yeah, I know.
      Baby: Like 'em.
      Roy: You do?
      Baby: Like you.
      Roy: Then I'm just being stupid.
      (Baby hits Roy)
      Baby: Stupid!

    • Baby: I made a big poop!

    • Earl: We're outnumbered, 3 to 2.
      Fran: You're talking about our family, Earl.
      Earl: Excuse me, Fran, but I was prepared for child 1 and child 2. We planned for them, raised them and I thought the family was through. Now arriving on track number 3.
      (Earl jumps as the baby crawls by. The Baby jumps up)
      Baby: Choo choo! Chugga chugga chugga chugga chugga, choo choo! Choo choo!
      (Fran picks up the baby)
      Baby: Hi! I'm the baby, gotta love me!
      Earl: I'm the daddy, gotta go to work. How about a kiss?
      (The baby kisses Fran)

  • NOTES (3)


    • Watch Mr. Wizard

      The TV show that is on as the episode opens, Ask Mister Lizard, is much like the old early morning kids show, Watch Mister Wizard, hosted by Don Herbert. The show taught the basic lessons of science in a fun way.

    • The Golden Child:

      The title of this episode seems to be a spoof of the 1986 Eddie Murphy film, The Golden Child.