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"Dinosaur!" is an episode of Oobi from season three.


Oobi is excited to show everyone a storybook he just made called "The Lost Umasaurus." As he reads the story, we see the story played out in an Oobi-style dinosaur world. Together, the dinosaurs help the Umasaurus find her way home to Grampusaurus.NickJr.com (source)


Oobi is outside, drawing on a sheet of paper. He says hi to the viewers and explains that he's just finished writing a storybook. He calls for Uma, Kako, and Grampu, who come to see his book. Kako asks Oobi what the story is about, and Oobi offers to read it out loud. He calls the book "The Lost Umasaurus", and the main character is a dinosaur version of Uma. Uma gets really excited and asks him to start reading.

The next scene is set in the world of Oobi's book. It shows Umasaurus, who is stuck in some vines in a prehistoric forest. Oobi narrates as Umasaurus meets another dinosaur named Oobi-Rex, who helps her move through the vines by eating them. Umasaurus tells Oobi-Rex that she lives in a red house with her grandpa, Grampusaurus. She's lost and can't find her house.

Oobi-Rex offers to help bring her home. As they walk, Umasaurus spots a white fence that she recognizes. She tells Oobi-Rex that it's the same fence that leads to her house. The two friends sing as they follow the fence. The scene cuts back to Oobi, his family, and Kako reading the book. Uma has a lot of questions for Oobi about how Umasaurus will get home, but they'll spoil the ending. Grampu asks Oobi to keep reading.

The next scene shows the dinosaurs again. They come across a big boulder that stands between them and Umasaurus's house. They each try to push it out of the way by themselves, but it doesn't budge. Umasaurus gets desperate and starts to worry. She thinks that she'll never get home and will have to live with the rock forever.

Luckily, a third dinosaur named Dino-Kako comes by and offers to help. He says he's super strong and tries to push the rock by himself. When this doesn't work, he picks several leaves off the ground and eats them. Oobi-Rex questions him, and he explains that he needs "more protein". He tries pushing the rock again, but it still does nothing. Umasaurus asks the other dinosaurs to push the boulder at the same time.

The idea works, and Umasaurus soon finds her house. Her grandpa, Grampusaurus, is waiting for her there. He greets her and her new friends. They tell Grampusaurus what happened, and he figures that they all must be hungry. He gives them a bowl of brownies, which he calls "dino-snacks". Oobi finishes narrating the story and his family cheers. Oobi decides to give his book to Uma as a present. She thanks him and hugs him as the episode ends.




Production photos


The newspaper article.

  • This episode is paired with "Recital!" in the official episode order. However, when it first aired in the United States, it was shown with "Uma Preschool!" instead.
  • Production photos from this episode were featured in the October 2004 issue of the magazine Playthings.
  • The dinosaurs in Oobi's book are drawn with bodies and appendages, while the live-action dinosaurs are just normal hand puppets.
  • This is the only episode where all of the cast members play more than one character.


ve Episodes
Season 1 (shorts) "Dance!" • "Tag!" • "Flush!" • "On & Off!" • "Share Pretzels!" • "Watermelon!" • "Soup!" • "Hot Dog and Ketchup!" • "Prince Oobi!" • "Bubbles!" • "Empty and Full!" • "Popcorn!" • "Worm!" • "Apple Picking!" • "Pretend Wind!" • "Tea!" • "Ice Cream!" • "Water Games!" • "Guess!" • "Bird!" • "Cat!" • "Puppy!" • "Animal Cookies!" • "Slide!" • "Follow the Leader!" • "Peekaboo!" • "Dig!" • "Hide and Seek!" • "Nature!" • "Pretend Catch!" • "Music!" • "Guitar!" • "Bongo Drums!" • "Quiet Read!" • "Clap Hands!" • "Painting!" • "Macaroni Jewelry!" • "Paint Shapes!" • "Pinch Pot!" • "Drawing Game!" • "Neighborhood Art!" • "Toothpaste!" • "Feelings!" • "Cake!" • "Wet and Dry!" • "Bubble Bath!" • "Itsy Bitsy Spider!" • "Toys!"
Season 2 "Camp Out!" • "Uma Swing!" • "Uma Bathroom!" • "Dance Class!" • "Kako's Puppy!" • "Uma's Birthday!" • "Asparagus!" • "Haircut!" • "Grampu Day!" • "Make Pizza!" • "Showtime!" • "Oobi's Car!" • "Garden Day!" • "Piano Lesson!" • "Uma Chicken!" • "Sleepover!" • "Play Ball!" • "Build Fort!" • "Petting Zoo!" • "New Friend!" • "Uma Sick" • "Playdate!" • "Make Art!" • "Rainy Day!" • "Pretend Circus!" • "Make Music!"
Season 3 "Video!" • "Grown-Up!" • "Shopping!" • "Uma Dreams!" • "Chopsticks!" • "Clean Up!" • "Kako Dinner!" • "Sign Language!" • "Halloween!" • "Checkup!" • "Uma Trip!" • "Frieda Friend!" • "Neighborhood!" • "Uma Preschool!" • "Theater!" • "Baby!" • "Chez Oobi!" • "Valentine!" • "Parade!" • "Babysitter!" • "Recital!" • "Dinosaur!" • "Nature Walk!" • "Sing!" • "Fishing!" • "Superheroes!"