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Character.dannydinodoc.jpg
PERFORMER David Rudman
DEBUT 1988

Danny, Dino Doc is a Whatnot paleontologist who appears in the Neat Stuff To Know & To Do Play-Along Video.

Vinny Brontosaurus seeks Danny out when he wants to know how scientists can figure out what a whole dinosaur looks like based on the findings of one bone fossil. Danny explains the process, beginning with how they first decide what part of the body the bone would have been from. For example, if it was a leg bone, paleontologists can determine the size and weight of the dinosaur's body by looking at how long it is. He likens it to finding a tire from a car, and deciding how much that tire was designed to support on the vehicle.

The Whatnot used for the character would return in later Muppet projects, including The Muppet Christmas Carol (as a woman in the chorus, later seen as a nurse to the elderly Fozziwig) and Muppet Treasure Island (as a pirate).

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